Tom Cornatzer submitted this photo and note: “During an evening flight from Pierce County Airport-Thun Field (KPLU) in Puyallup, Washington, my wife and I saw the rising moon with Mt Rainier in the glow of a winter sunset.”
My new engine is burning a quart of oil every four to five hours. Some “experts” are telling me I probably have glazed cylinders and others say just keep on flying it hard and the consumption will drop. Should I be concerned?
Volunteer pilots flew close to 12,000 endangered white abalone to their new home in Southern California. The abalone will eventually be released in the waters off Southern California.
The virtual Town Hall will cover a wide range of topics, including the health and strength of general aviation, advocacy issues that aviators face across the country, resources for pilots and aircraft owners to remain safely in the skies, ensuring a strong future for general aviation, and how GA has fared in the face of the pandemic.
The patent-pending design allows the full-size electric bike to stow in a plane’s cargo hold or back seat, offering reliable ground transportation and recreation, according to company officials.
An in-flight collision with a bird during the approach, which resulted in damage to the vertical stabilizer.
The pilot’s delayed decision to abort the takeoff, which resulted in a runway overrun, impact with a fence, and a nose-over.
Chet Leach submitted this photo and note: “Me-Own backcountry field (1NM0) mowing and maintenance by the New Mexico Pilots Association, while Recreational Aviation Foundation member Ron Keller, a Bearhawk 4-place (N1685) pilot, stands fire watch.”
Wide open spaces, wilderness, and nature — that is what these bush flying airplanes love the most.
It’s good to stretch your wings, trying out new aircraft or flying into a new airport. But make sure you are prepared or you may find yourself in trouble.