The Dragonfly gyroplane was in the traffic pattern at the airport in Anahuac, Texas, when witnesses saw the main rotor head separate in flight and the gyroplane subsequently hit terrain, killing the pilot. [Read more…]
We’re still on the look-out for photos for our December print issues, which will feature The Year in Pictures. We want to run the best shots from 2015 from our readers. Photo also may be considered for Picture of the Day online.
Email your photo — and be sure to include specifics like where it was taken, the plane description, and the full name of anyone in the photo — to Editor Janice Wood.
Note: Please send the largest file size you have available. Bigger is better.
In my last column, I did an update on the status of the 100 motor octane unleaded fuel programs by the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) steering group members, as presented at Oshkosh. In this column I would like to talk about my visit with George Braly from General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI) about the company’s unleaded avgas development, which is not part of the PAFI program. [Read more…]
Plane-Crafters has introduced the Two Week Wonder program, an accelerated plane-building experience for owners and pilots who want to complete a new Zenith aircraft in record time.
Designed for busy people, the new Build-Center offers pilots the opportunity to assemble and taxi their own self-built sport aircraft after just two weeks of workshop time. [Read more…]
Where2 Interactive, makers of the popular SocialFlight aviation event app, have launched Where2Ride, a free mobile app that provides motorcyclists with an interactive map of bike events and great rides.
The app empowers motorcycle-riding pilots to find local events and riding adventures, chat, upload event photos and network with other Where2Ride users. Where2Ride also includes a Weekly Event Planner email, notifying users of local motorcycle events for the upcoming week. [Read more…]