The pilot, who was landing to the west on a private, grass airstrip in Port Gibson, Miss., stated that as the Aeronca 7AC touched down, he became blinded by the setting sun that was low on the horizon. [Read more…]
SPIELBERG, Austria — The second stop of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship marked a literal high point: At 677 meters above sea level, the famed Red Bull Ring claims the top elevation of the eight-race season.
Ahead of training at the state-of-the-art Formula One track, home-country hero Hannes Arch took Czech pilots Martin Šonka and Petr Kopfstein even higher with a personal tour of the mountains he calls home.
An added thrill: Joining the flight was the historic Chance Vought F4U-4 “Corsair” aircraft — one of only about 15 Corsairs left in the world — that’s part of the vintage fleet curated by The Flying Bulls organization at the Hangar-7 aircraft museum in Salzburg. [Read more…]
Jacksonville’s Wings-n-Wheels at Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig (KCRG) in Florida is a family-friendly event featuring static aircraft displays, a classic car show, a kid zone, plane rides, live entertainment, food and more.
The event will be held Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and admission is free. No pets or coolers.
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The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI, along with other AirPower Tour aircraft, starts a 24-city, six-week tour in Birmingham, Ala., May 18-22.
She will also perform in two airshows prior to the start of the tour, the Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Air Show April 30-May 1 and the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show May 14-15. FIFI is currently the only flying B-29 Superfortress in the world. [Read more…]
DALLAS — Dallas Airmotive now offers a PT6A Flat Rate Overhaul Program as part of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) PT6SMARTSM Maintenance Solutions initiative.
The limited time, industry-wide program sets a fixed-rate pricing structure for overhauls on PT6A-21, -27, -28, -41, -42, and -114 engines. [Read more…]
During the supervised solo flight in the Cirrus SR20, the student pilot had completed three previous circuits in the traffic pattern in Sanford, Florida, with two of the three landing attempts aborted. [Read more…]
Lycoming Engines recently hosted Kevin Eldredge, director of business development for Lancair International, last week in Williamsport, Pa. Eldredge flew Lancair’s first customer-delivered Piston Evolution, powered by a Lycoming Integrated Electronic Engine (iE2), into Williamsport for Lycoming to perform engine calibrations and for Lancair to host East Coast test flights. [Read more…]