Matt Pinkerton of Pinehurst, N.C, sent in this photo, with a simple note: “Hanging out with dad at the airport.” [Read more…]
When this small aircraft flies overhead, the questions start flying as well.
What kind of airplane is that? Is it an antique?
Well, it does resemble one, with its angular windshield, outrigger gear, large spoked wheels, and square-shaped rudder — but it isn’t.
This classy Cabin Ace SJ (N486N) is a special blend, concocted by a couple of retired chemists who are avid homebuilders and pilots. [Read more…]
By Nancy Covert
It was a story about Germany’s flying ace, the Red Knight (Snoopy’s infamous Red Baron), according to Dorothy Kocher Olsen, that piqued her interest in learning to fly.
Olsen, who was resting up on a June Sunday morning for an afternoon celebration of her 100th birthday with a pair of sister flyers from the Women’s Air force Service Pilots (WASPs) —shared a few of her recollections. [Read more…]
SAN FRANCISCO — LAM Aviation has introduced a new wing flight control system.
According to company officials, the LAM Aero System (LAS) is based on a novel approach to using aileron and flap panels that exploits new interactions between the panels, while uncoupling the traditional interdependent sizing relationship between ailerons and flaps. The resulting configurations limit loss of control and stall/spin departure by allowing a smaller wing to produce more lift, while also improving roll control at slow speeds, officials say. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight will temporarily suspend its normal operations Friday morning, July 15, through Sunday evening, July 17, for an unprecedented three-day special event, which sold out within hours of announcement.
The invitation-only event celebrating Boeing’s 100th anniversary will take place at the museum and its perimeter from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. all three days.
The museum will reopen to all visitors on Monday morning, July 18, and will remain open with extended hours, through 8 p.m. daily through the summer.
SALINA, Kansas — The unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is adding to its academic offerings through a new collaboration with a neighboring university.
Starting this fall, students in Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS program will be able to enroll in an emergency management minor taken through Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU), which is also in Salina. Additionally, students in the emergency management program at KWU now are given the option to earn a UAS minor through Kansas State Polytechnic’s program. [Read more…]
The Raven departed its home airport for a local flight near Mattituck, N.Y.
Radar data indicated that, about nine minutes after departure, the airplane was at 7,400 feet mean sea level (msl) and had begun a left 270° turn. The last radar return, which was recorded about a minute later, showed the airplane about 1,100 feet msl, which correlates to an approximate 6,000 foot-per-minute descent. [Read more…]
Daniel Brian sent in this photo with a short note: “Here’s a photo of my son and I taking advantage of a perfect evening in our 1946 J-3. Doing my best to pass along the aviation ‘bug’ like my dad did for me. By the way, this is using a flightflix strut mount and GoPro.”