Captain Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group – the famed Tuskegee Airmen or “Red Tails” – passed away in New York on July 2. He was 94. [Read more…]
TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Visitors may have an opportunity to fly in a P-51 Mustang, “Red Nose,” at the second annual Tuskegee Airmen Legacy Open House on Saturday, July 16.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., plans to bring its historic aircraft to Moton Field if at least two rides can be scheduled by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14. [Read more…]
Customers who commission a custom paint scheme for their aircraft from Scheme Designers may now also opt to receive photo-realistic 3-dimensional artistic renderings of their aircraft with their new custom scheme.
This new tool allows customers to visualize all angles of their aircraft’s custom livery, company officials note. [Read more…]
Officials with Latitude Aviation at Coeur d’ Alene Airport in Idaho report a simulcast ground school kicks off today and runs through Aug. 18 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PDT.
The new Simulcast distance education is specifically targeted at students attending other schools or working during the day, officials noted. It is especially well suited to students who want to learn the knowledge they need to become a pilot, but for whom it is impractical to attend a live school, officials noted. [Read more…]
Astragon Entertainment has released additional content for the new flight simulation app Take Off — The Flight Simulator, available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
The new Air Race DLC brings aerobatic aircraft onto players’ mobile devices, with which they will be able to perform daring aerobatic maneuvers, according to developers. [Read more…]
The Air Tractor AT 502B was departing a rough, unimproved turf strip in Cavalier, N.D., for a crop dusting flight.
During the takeoff, the plane hit a small turf obstruction and became airborne prematurely. It settled and the tailwheel collided hard with the ground followed by the main landing gear. [Read more…]
Intrepid air racer William E. Dubois sent in this photo of a plane he saw at Denver International Airport, with just a brief message: “Cool plane!” [Read more…]
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Dispatch from KEPH, Ephrata, Washington: I smell burning French toast. Yeah. There’s a hint of cinnamon mixed into the strong, pungent odor that’s filling the cockpit.
This can’t be good.
I scan my limited engine instruments. Nothing is out of the ordinary. My oil pressure is normal. My oil temp is good. The generator is pumping out its normal amount of juice. The tach is normal. Cylinder head temp is fine. The roar of the engine is steady, with no hiccups, rumbles, or pauses.
Yet I smell burning French toast. [Read more…]