Patrick Weeden sent in this photo, explaining: “Almost 19 years to the day since it last flew, this 1928 Stearman C3B returned to the skies over Brodhead, Wisconsin, on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. The aircraft is owned by the Kelch Aviation Museum at Brodhead Airport.” [Read more…]
On April 17, 2015, a Cessna 421B pilot was forced to land on a highway, when first the left engine, then the right, lost all power during climb-out from Angelina County Airport (KLFK) in Lufkin, Texas.
According to the NTSB report, the plane was “substantially damaged,” while one person sustained serious injuries and two others sustained minor injuries.
When the pilot got out of the plane on the highway, he could smell Jet A fuel.
The problem? When he asked the FBO to top off the tip tanks, he meant with 100LL. [Read more…]
At last week’s WACO Fly-In in Ohio, two pilots from Austin, Texas — Doug Jaffe and his son, Jordan — surprised the staff of the WACO Air Museum by donating a a 2004 WACO Classic YMF-F5C, 3-seat aircraft. According to a story in the Troy Daily News, the generous donation was “out of the blue.”
The pair had visited the museum about a year ago and were so impressed by the museum and its Aviation Learning Center that they wanted to make a donation. The story notes that Doug Jaffe said that the airplane donation was a way to “give back” to aviation and an organization that worked hard to preserve aviation history.
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — The FAA has approved the recent merger of Mobile Aircraft Services and B. Coleman MRO PBI, granting the new company, Infinity Aircraft Services, certification as a Part 145 Repair Station.
B. Coleman Aviation’s MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) division and Mobile Aircraft Services joined forces to create Infinity Aircraft Services, a new aircraft MRO and AOG (Aircraft On Ground) support services company. This new aircraft maintenance company is headquartered at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI) with an expanded service reach that includes DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Atlanta, and the Gary/Chicago International Airport (KGYY).
The acquisition allows AviationManuals to expand its product line to create tailored Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs) and provide Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application packages for aircraft operators, according to CEO Mark Baier. [Read more…]
Witnesses reported seeing the Aerostar 601P flying slowly toward the airport near Austin, Texas, at a low altitude.
The left engine was at a low rpm and witnesses reported hearing “sputtering,” “knocking,” or making a “banging” noise, while seeing trailing black smoke. [Read more…]
Star Novak recently submitted this photo showing Matt Younkin taxiing to the participant’s hangar his Beech 18 “Miss Ellie” after his performance at the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show at Offutt AFB in July 2016. [Read more…]