BOZEMAN, Montana — The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has added two members to its board of directors.
Jack Tyler of Bozeman and Bill McGlynn of Leavenworth, Washington, will take on roles associated with the RAF’s mission of preserving and creating airstrips for recreational access. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that he was conducting a demonstration flight near Tampa, Florida, with a passenger in the SeaRey, an amphibious experimental amateur-built airplane.
He reported that after takeoff, while explaining the operational characteristics of the airplane to his passenger, he forgot to raise the landing gear as was his custom. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KCVN, Clovis, New Mexico: It’s chilly. It’s nearly noon and I’m wearing my winter flight jacket. As we walk across the tarmac to Race 53, above our heads the sky is solid overcast. It’s pale gray. Low, kissing the edge of marginal VFR, but slowly rising.
Not even 100 miles from home yet, we’ve been on the ground for two-and-a-half hours waiting for a line of thunderstorms to slide north and east off our flight path. We’re playing hopscotch with the weather today, jumping forward one step at a time and waiting on the ground for the sky ahead to clear enough for the next jump.
Well, that’s the plan, anyway. We’ve done one hop and no scotch at this point. [Read more…]
The non-instrument rated pilot departed on a cross-country flight. When the Cessna 210 was reported overdue by family members, a search was initiated, and the airplane wreckage was located about three miles from a regional airport in Bay City, Wis. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]
Today, as has been the case since the birth of aviation, there are a fair number of celebrity pilots. It’s only natural I suppose.
At their core, celebrities are ordinary people, driven by many of the same dreams as anyone else. [Read more…]