Frequent contributor Star Novak sent us this photo of Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 16 President Ron Sipple flying his newly acquired Swift out of Gardner Municipal Airport (K34) in Kansas, on a recent warm winter Saturday. Sipple has quite a story to tell about his new plane: [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has joined with five other groups and aviation businesses to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to review the recent agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, California, over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — The Sun 40 Sprint is back once again for the 43rd annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly- In & Expo April 4-9, 2017.
The Sun 40 Sprints will be staged as a fun contest of speed and precise navigation on Wednesday, April 5, at 10 am. [Read more…]
The pilot determined that the wind was faster than anticipated at the landing location near Bernalillo, N.M.
He maneuvered the Cameron Z90 balloon for a landing in an open field, [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Rafael Cortes sent in these photos, with some great news: “February 14th just got a whole new meaning to us. Lourdes and I just got married on this day, and to celebrate our new adventure we took a celebration flight over the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, from San Juan to Fajardo. It was a beautiful day to get married and to fly, and the sky’s wedding gift to us was a spectacular sunset on the way back. Just a perfect flight to celebrate our union.”
Congratulations to Rafael and Lourdes!
The Texas Legislative General Aviation Caucus recently met for the first time this session in Austin, Texas. New officers were elected and a presentation was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Director on the importance of general aviation in Texas. [Read more…]