Rafael Cortes sent in this photo, explaining: “A group of Light-Sport friends flying together around Puerto Rico. This picture was taken at Ponce’s Airport.” [Read more…]
A Cessna 162 Skycatcher appeared to be slowly floating right to left across my windscreen directly in front of me, half a wingspan above me, about 40 feet away.
Tower had just vectored me into the Skycatcher’s path by amending one instruction with another to proceed “direct to the numbers” of Runway 34L. I banked right and down behind the Cessna. A quick look ahead of that airplane as I passed behind it confirmed for me that its flight path was for 34L, not my assigned runway 34R. [Read more…]
Smitty Smith of FunPlacesToFly.com, recently put together a video on the unexpected effect of using a GoPro Hero 5 with image stabilization.
“In this flight video, we used new GoPro Hero 5 Action Cameras with image stabilization to see how well they work,” he said. “We discovered a new effect where the cameras track the horizon from inside the fuselage.” [Read more…]
The Midget Mustang hit the runway in Longmont, Colorado, during takeoff after it prematurely lifted off and cartwheeled to a stop facing in the opposite direction. [Read more…]
Kyle Zimmerman sent in this photo, noting: “C-172 looking towards the crazy mountains near Billings, Montana.” [Read more…]
During a bright sunny day at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN, the people sheltered in the shade of the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) tent on Taxiway Echo all knew who owned the brightly-colored Seabee parked nearby.
Built in 1947, the Republic Seabee RC-3 (N713ET), is a four-place amphibious aircraft. A plush toy from the movie E.T. sat in the window.
“That belongs to E.T. He’s a party waiting for a place to happen,” Barb Bailey said. [Read more…]