VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Military Aviation Museum regretfully announces that the 2015 Biplanes and Triplanes Airshow, scheduled to be held Oct. 3- 4, has been cancelled due to the projected high winds and rain brought on by a tropical depression hitting the surrounding area this weekend.
There are no foreseeable alternative dates to reschedule the event this year, but is planned to return in 2016. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000 for the 2016-17 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies. Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000.
Applications are available online beginning today at AEA.net/scholarship. Deadline to submit applications for the 2016-17 academic year is April 1, 2016.
The pilot flew the Pitts S1S for about 30 minutes and then returned to the airport in Wellington, Kansas, for landing. As the plane approached the airport, the engine lost power, and the pilot made a forced landing short of the runway. [Read more…]
Leading the way from his native Texas to Las Vegas for the season finale of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Kirby Chambliss took fellow pilots Nicolas Ivanoff of France and Matthias Dolderer of Germany on a flight through one of the most iconic regions of the American West: Monument Valley. [Read more…]
Sunny Iowa skies, homemade pies, one-of-a-kind airplanes, and colorful aviators all mixed together this past Labor Day to create the special type of ambiance for which Antique Airfield is known.
Known by most as just Blakesburg, it’s the kind of fly-in where pilots don’t need radios. Red and green flags control the air traffic, and neatly-mowed grass cushions each and every landing.
And even if your ear isn’t attuned to the different types of radial engines, you’ll soon learn that there’s no mistaking the sound of a six-cylinder Challenger engine laboring to keep a 1929 Curtiss Robin cabin monoplane aloft, or the roar of a 600-hp Pratt & Whitney radial as the replica “Mister” Mulligan zooms by! [Read more…]