Aaron Richardson submitted the following photo and note: “Enjoying a beautiful foggy sunrise with a cup of coffee in one hand, and a camera in the other.”[Read more…]
By KATHERINE S. STAFFORD
Welcome back to blue skies, green mountains, and the fluffiest flapjacks in The Lost Sierras.
After a three-year hiatus, the Father’s Day Fly-in and Community Breakfast at Gansner Airfield (2O1) returned June 16, 2019, to Quincy, California, voted one of the coolest small towns in 2013 by Budget Travel.[Read more…]
Located at the Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Ameravia has been in business for more than 10 years. It will manage Florida, Southern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Continental United States, all Central America, and all South America except Brazil.[Read more…]
The commercial pilot and passenger planned to complete touch-and-go takeoffs and landings for the pilot to build time in the Bellanca.
The pilot reported that the main fuel tanks were full before takeoff and that he began the flight with the left main fuel tank selected.
After the final touch-and go, while on the upwind leg of the traffic pattern and 700′ above ground level, the engine experienced a total loss of power.[Read more…]
Donald Dugas submitted the following photo and note: “Retired United Airlines Captain Don Dugas departs Punta Gorda Airport in Florida in his 1975 Cessna 150M taildragger. This is the 100-hp version as all of his flying is in good weather at sea level airports. His former work airplane was a Boeing 747-400.”[Read more…]
By STACEY O. MORRIS, P.E.
Tetra what? Tetrahedron.
Per Webster’s Dictionary, a tetrahedron is defined as “a solid contained by four plane’s faces; a triangular pyramid.” If this sounds like it is getting into too much higher math for you, you are in good company.
But, if you are an airplane pilot, especially a pilot with a little more experience (i.e. of more advanced years), you may have seen one of these older style wind-direction/runway-in-use indicators at one of the airports you visited. While airport tetrahedrons were more common in the past, a few airports still have working examples today.[Read more…]
By Ted Luebbers
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 has awarded a $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarships to Mateo Colmenero. The money is to be used for flight training towards a private pilot’s certificate.
Mateo has spent four years learning how to build and repair aircraft through EAA Chapter 534’s Aviation Youth Program. It has always been his dream to become a professional pilot and one day fly for an airline.[Read more…]
Colorado aviation great Walt Barbo has been presented the “Colorado Aeronautical Board Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Colorado Aeronautical Board.
This is the first award of its kind presented by the CAB to honor and recognize individuals who have exhibited unprecedented contributions to the Colorado aviation community, according to state aviation officials.[Read more…]
In early June 2019 the first Pipistrel trained mechanics and service center personnel graduated from a week-long training program held in three locations in Slovenia and Italy.
These maintenance professionals will work around the world, including in the United States, to support the growing fleet of electric aircraft produced by Pipistrel, company officials noted.[Read more…]