Glenn Brasch of AirportCourtesyCars.com is volunteering at the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh this week, as well as sending photos to General Aviation News. This was snapped on opening day, July 24, 2017, as a skywriter finished up a simple message for the opening day crowds. [Read more…]
Flying and owning a plane is all about passion. But, sometimes when you have seen many seasons in your life, you decide it is time to encourage others to fly rather than continue to fly yourself. That is what the owner of a 1946 Piper Cub did when he decided to donate his beloved and beautifully restored aircraft to a teenager. Of course, that teenager, Kyle Carden, was infected very early with the aviation bug.
For the former owner of the Piper Cub, it was all about encouraging Kyle to get rated, first as a private pilot and then to pursue his dream of becoming a professional pilot. [Read more…]
The joint venture, called Sterna Composite Aircraft, will produce composite aviation propellers and airframe components in Lawrence, Kansas. [Read more…]
The King Air 350 is modified by Raisbeck Engineering with Hartzell’s newest structural composite 106-inch diameter lightweight five-blade propellers.
During the takeoff following a touch-and-go landing at the airport in Apopka, Florida, a flight of birds flew in front of the Cessna 150 and caused a bird strike on the right side of the airplane. [Read more…]
Albert Dyer sent us these photos, taken at DeKalb Taylor Airport (KDKB), which is a little over 100 miles south of OSH, the Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin, which is the site of this week’s EAA AirVenture.
“It’s a great airport to make a fuel stop or when weather threatens,” Albert notes. “This past Sunday (July 23, 2017) a line of significant thunderstorms moved through the area and created a weather delay for a few hours for the OSH bound pilots.”
“Aircraft began filling the ramp about 45 minutes before the rain began. In the FBO pilots updated their flight status to those listening on the other end of the phone call,” he continued. “A hot grill provided a bite to eat, but relax they could not. They worried about their gals on the ramp in the weather.
“As the storms raced eastward toward Lake Michigan the ramp emptied and the journey to OSH flew on,” he said, adding the two photos were taken about an hour and a half apart. [Read more…]
The latest model in the Zenith high-wing line developed by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, the STOL CH 750 Super Duty (SD) is an expansion on the two-seat STOL CH 750 light-sport aircraft, but offers increased load (and corresponding increased gross weight), the addition of a “jump seat” in the rear cabin area, and new engine choices for maximum short takeoff and landing (STOL) performance, according to company officials. [Read more…]