SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — Wipaire reports that its factory-new engine conversion for the Cessna 182 is now available for landplanes.
The Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion boasts a 58 pound gross weight increase on wheels. [Read more…]
HONOLULU — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will celebrate Amelia Earhart’s 118th birthday with a “Happy Birthday, Amelia!” party, offering free admission to visitors dressed in period aviation costumes, Friday, July 24. Free admission will also apply to accompanying family members, as well.
Visitors will be able to view the museum’s “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” photo exhibit donated by Matson Corporation, enjoy free birthday cake and refreshments, and meet “Amelia” and members of The Aloha Chapter of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, of which Earhart was the first president. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 182, accompanied by three passengers, was attempting to land at Bridgeport, Calif. The approach was normal, but when the plane was on final with full flaps deployed, the pilot noticed power lines prior to the runway. [Read more…]
It’s time again for our special focus on backcountry flying in the print issues of General Aviation News. We’re reaching out to backcountry pilots with a call for memories of your most memorable or notable backcountry flight. What makes it so noteworthy? Where was it? Who was with you?
If you are a backcountry pilot, do you have any advice for readers who haven’t yet ventured off the airport? What’s the important lesson you’ve learned from your adventures? Where is a great place for a novice backcountry pilot to begin? What do you wish you had known before beginning your backcountry flying?
Add your comments below or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, send your photos from your backcountry adventures and you may see them published in the July 20 issue.