Do you ever wonder what Oshkosh looks like the day AFTER the show ends? Wonder no more, as our Air Racer in Residence, William E. Dubois, snapped these photos as the tear-down and clean-up began. [Read more…]
AirVenture 2017 set records in almost every category, with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) reporting 5% more people and planes than last year.
“What an incredible year it was for Oshkosh,” said EAA Chairman Jack Pelton. “From the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Apollo reunion to new aviation innovations on display and two B-29s flying formation as part of 75 years of bombers on parade, it was a week filled with ‘Only at Oshkosh’ moments. [Read more…]
The Santa Monica City Council has approved a $3.5 million contract to shorten the sole runway at the municipal airport by more than a third, a move meant to drastically cut the jet traffic neighbors have long sought to stop, according to a story in the Santa Monica Lookout.
Reducing the length of the runway will reduce jet traffic by 44% and bring “immediate relief to neighboring residents through reduced noise and pollution,” the story quotes city officials.
Construction is set to begin this fall and be completed by the end of 2017, officials said. SMO will also be closed often from October through November from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, the story says, noting the airport is now open 24 hours a day for landings.
“Freedom” and “integrity” are the two words that Ben Van Handel uses to describe what flight means to him.
Van Handel is the first recipient of the Phillips 66 Aviation Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Flight Training Award. The award provides $13,200 to help make an individual’s dreams of flight a reality. [Read more…]
For the first time ever, LadiesLoveTaildraggers will land at the Poplar Grove Airport, C77, Sept. 7-10, 2017, for the group’s annual fly-in.
LLT evolved through a shared interest in flying airplanes that have a wheel on the tail instead of on the nose, organizers note.
Started eight years ago by Indianapolis native, Judy Birchler, who was just “looking for other ladies who flew taildraggers,” it has grown to more than 2,000 people and boasts members from all over the world. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, during the takeoff roll, a vehicle entered the runway at the airport in The Dalles, Oregon, and he immediately pulled back on the yoke in his Aero Commander 500B to climb and avoid the vehicle. [Read more…]
With miles of unmanned wilderness, the backcountry of Idaho is an untamed expanse that begs to be explored.
A mix of jagged and rolling alpine peaks, vast glacial lakes and canyons as grand as any that claim to be, it’s an aviators paradise, open to all those brave enough to explore it.
Of course, bravery alone is short lived. For those who seek immersion in their exploration and many a returned journeys, guidance is key. Knowing where to go is one thing, knowing how to come back is another.
Stationed at the gates of the vast wild, in McCall, Idaho, Lori MacNichol has been teaching fellow aviators the necessary advanced “stick and rudder” skills for more than 25 years. [Read more…]