During the approach at night, the Bellanca 17-30A experienced a total loss of engine power, and the pilot performed a forced landing into trees near Monroe, Ga., seriously injuring two. [Read more…]
Jim Stevenson sent in these photos, which were both taken during a trip to Idaho at the beginning of September. “One picture is of the planes on the ground at Wilson Bar waiting out a storm passing to the north,” he relates. “The other picture is of the C170B on departure from Wilson Bar.” [Read more…]
When I was a kid, I had big dreams. Really big dreams. If you’re the kind of person who regularly reads General Aviation News, you probably did too.
For years I thought I might play in the NFL. That was until I played freshman football in high school. At a diminutive 4’ 11” and well short of 100 pounds, I learned a hard lesson in the importance of being flexible in my long term planning.
My fallback plan was to become something akin to Paul McCartney. He was successful. He was popular. He played guitar. I figured I could do all that, too. And I did. Not nearly as well or for as long. Plus, I lost my hair and gained weight.
So, on to the next thing. For me, aviation came into the picture late. But I found it, and it found me, and we’ve been happy together for a few decades now.
That’s a win in my book. [Read more…]
Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) will present its largest lineup of World War II veterans and aircraft for its third annual event at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Chamblee, Ga., Sept. 24-25, 2016.
Attendees will see eight Curtiss P-40 Warhawks among a total of 40 WWII warbirds on the grounds. More than 20 WWII veterans will participate, including Lt. Dick Cole, the last remaining crew member of the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. [Read more…]
Prescott Airport, Ernest A. Love Field, was selected from a pool of more than 80 applicants all vying for an opportunity to host the popular general aviation event. Held at airports around the U.S., AOPA hosts four regional fly-ins annually. The final event for 2016 will be held at the Prescott Municipal Airport (KPRC), Sept. 30-Oct. 1. [Read more…]
Dale Klapmeier, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Migration Flight Training Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in San Marcos, Texas.
Klapmeier will share his insights with a gathering of flight school owners, managers, and instructors at Redbird Flight Simulation’s Skyport facility at San Marcos Municipal Airport. [Read more…]
SIDNEY, Mont. – Phillips 66 Aviation branded Richland Aviation, an FBO that has served pilots, aviators and their crew for the past 45 years, will host the Wings of Freedom Air Show Sept. 24-25, 2016, at Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport (KSDY). The event holds tremendous significance as there will be a memorial tribute to Phil Petrik, founder of Richland Aviation, according to FBO officials. [Read more…]
Now available at Aircraft Spruce is the TorchGrip, a universal tablet stand and handle.
The TorchGrip is compatible with all iPads and most other tablets. The handle will rotate 360°, allowing multiple viewing angles in both portrait and landscape positions.
The pilot was landing at a private airport near Gustavus, Alaska, that is used to support fish cannery operations.
A road runs parallel to the runway with multiple intersections where motor vehicles cross the runway. [Read more…]