Photographer Robert Talarczyk sent in these photos from this year’s Ocean City, Maryland OC Air Show:
In my last column, Tracking down answers at Oshkosh, I wrote about the disappearance of the diesel cycle engine in the Cessna 182. From that article, people might think that diesel cycle engines in general aviation aircraft are dead. Well, maybe not dead, just on life support.
The reason for the continued interest is more from third world countries than from the U.S., but there is still significant market pressure to continue work on new diesel models. [Read more…]
The folks at Team Fly Halo, a group of aerobatic parameter pilots and instructors, recently posted this trailer of a web-based adventure film that they plan to releasing in the next couple months.
“We travel the country flying the most scenic places imaginable in our small backpack-aircraft, and one of our team members, Ryan Southwell is a cinematographer as well,” Shane Denherder, primary instructor, explains. “We filmed this production over the course of two summer trips and it includes flights from the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arizona, Utah, Bonneville Salt Flats, Salt Lake, Fry Canyon, Burning Man, Nevada, Natural Bridges, San Rafael Swell, Ship Rock New Mexico and more.”
GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Municipal Airport is seeing renewed interest and growth, drawing new activity and development.
In recent months, many factors are coming together to strengthen airport operations and partnerships, according to airport officials. A new restaurant opened last November, called Something Special Aviation Café, which not only operates a café for airport tenants and visitors, but also runs an established catering business that has been in the Valley for several years. [Read more…]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared September “General Aviation and Community Airport Month.” The proclamation highlights the important role of general aviation in Maryland, where it supports over 6,300 jobs and contributes more than $700 million in business-generated revenue to the economy annually.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker also declared September “Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation highlights the critical role of general aviation in Alaska, which has more of these aircraft per capita than any other state. Approximately 82% of communities are not served by roads, and citizens across the state depend on aircraft as a primary mode of transportation for travel, medical services, and shipments of goods.
According to the pilot, the Aeronca 65 was fueled the day prior to the accident and flown 246 miles.
Prior to the accident flight, which was 213 miles, he added approximately two gallons of fuel to the main fuel tanks, which provided about 13 total gallons of fuel on board for the flight. [Read more…]
Rebecca Duggan sent in these photos of her favorite airpark, Sugar Springs (5M6). [Read more…]