Brittany Sena submitted the following photo and note: “A 1946 L-16 at the 2019 Dayton Airshow. This L-16 is a true warbird that is still fully functioning and was used as an Army Air Force plane before becoming used as a plane for the Civil Air Patrol.”[Read more…]
Let’s get right to the point. Ron Carlson would like to give you $30,000. Really. If not you, then someone very much like you. And he’s dead serious. All you have to do is find the location of his TBM Avenger, N337VT. That’s it.
Admittedly, collecting on the reward will be a little tougher than heading down to the airport, flinging open a hangar door, and shouting, “Ta da.”
7VT is truly lost. She’s deep in the mountain forests and valleys of northeast Arizona. But there are clues to its likely whereabouts. Tantalizing clues that narrow the search field considerably.[Read more…]
Mike Patey just posted a video to YouTube shot just moments after he crashed Draco, his short takeoff and landing aircraft at Reno/Stead Airport Sept. 16.
“I’m heartbroken. I will learn from my mistake, maybe showing where I failed others may learn as well,” he says, adding the accident was “100% his fault” and that “this is going to haunt me for a long time.”[Read more…]
Greteman Group, a Kansas-based agency specializing in aviation marketing, has released “Wichita: Where Aviation Took Wing.”[Read more…]
The flight instructor reported that, while the student pilot was flying on downwind to the airport in Chino, California, he noticed a bird approaching the Cessna 172.
He took the flight controls from the student and banked left, but the airplane hit the bird.[Read more…]
Terry Hayes submitted the following photo and note: “Foothill Aviation’s Super Cub at the Clear Lake Splash-In in Lakeport, California.”
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All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered for our new Page 4 photo feature in the print issue of General Aviation News, as well as A Year in Pictures in the December issues.
Jess Atkins grew up in Isle of Wight County in Virginia in the 1940s. Like lots of kids, when he saw an aircraft flying overhead, he looked up. He didn’t know what model airplanes were overhead — they turned out to be B-17s — but he was inspired.
Seeing those planes flying became a dream for Jess. That’s a familiar story to anyone who gazes skyward.[Read more…]