CHUGIAK, Alaska —Airframes Alaska has introduced the latest improvement to the Alaskan Bushwheels line of backcountry flying tires: The Airstreak 2.0.
The redesigned Airstreak tire features 20% thicker tread, yet weighs one pound less per tire than the original, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was on a local flight in mountainous terrain near Durango, Colorado, in a Cessna 150.
While returning to the airport he began a descent by reducing power to about 60%, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power. [Read more…]
Approximately 200 airplanes and more than 2,500 people descended on Pioneer Field in Valdez, Alaska, May 12-14, 2017, for the 14th Valdez Fly-In and Air Show.
The 2017 event featured spectacular STOL flying, aerobatics by Scott Sexton and Gary Ward, a demonstration of a World War II era C-46 cargo plane, and a world record in the world famous STOL contest. [Read more…]
It’s not general aviation by any stretch of the imagination, but it is interesting: An inside look at the jets that the world’s leaders travel in — in style. [Read more…]
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has become the first sitting governor to fly in a fully automated aircraft. The 8-minute flight took place May 19, 2017, following the opening of NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Research Center unmanned aerial systems (UAS) runway on Virginia’s eastern shore. [Read more…]