For those of us interested in flying, any excuse to head to the airport will do. But for the rest of society, the music of airplanes is not enough.
The Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon, is such an excuse for the rest of society to become acquainted with the airport. Taking place Aug. 24-26, 2018, the festival is co-located at Timber Linn Park and Albany Municipal Airport (S12). [Read more…]
The solo student pilot reported that after he had landed at the airport in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, he taxied to get fuel. He was waved around behind two parked airplanes.
After he passed the first airplane, the left wing of his Cessna 172 hit a hangar. [Read more…]
Edward Shipman submitted the following photo and note: “Early morning sun reveals a remote island grass strip. As the sun rises and the gentle lake Michigan breeze begins to blow, the fog reveals a beautiful calm morning for this special place and our C-182.”
I recently received a nice note from John Machamer about his 1930 Kinner B-5 engine. The factory recommends an oil operating temperature of 122°F to 158°F during cruise conditions.
But John had a problem because his oil temperature ran at only 120°F.
Even after closing off one air inlet he could only get it up to 130°. While this is in the recommended range, it’s still very low. John is concerned he may not be getting proper lubrication in the rear gear cases, and was wondering if a multi-grade or single grade would be better for his engine. [Read more…]
Bye Aerospace’s solar electric “StratoAirNet” prototype recently completed its first flight at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Colorado.
The piloted prototype is the solar electric technology demonstrator for the company’s “StratoAirNet” and “Solesa” families of medium-altitude aircraft systems. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio – Heidi L. Edwards, science department chair at Dayton’s Oakwood High School, executive curriculum director for Air Camp, a Dayton STEM fellow, and SOFIA Ambassador for NASA, has been selected as the 2018 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year. [Read more…]
Just released is the new version of eHangar.org‘s Panel Designer.
“The design of your instrument panel is one of the most important decisions you will make in building your custom homebuilt aircraft, and the eHangar.org Panel Designer is here to help from concept to first flight,” company officials said. [Read more…]
Hartzell’s 80″ diameter Top Props can replace Hartzell and McCauley propellers on the backcountry aircraft, according to Harzell officials. [Read more…]