When Bill Walker started flying, he had many aviation-related dreams, including having his own runway. He’s achieved that one and so many more as he built up his hours as a tailwheel pilot.
The ups and downs of a Champion
Family-owned American Champion Aircraft has weathered its share of ups and downs, but the popularity of backcountry flying is fueling increased demand at the Wisconsin-based company.
Exploring the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
The Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is recognized as one of the most unique collections of flying military aircraft anywhere.
The cross country that wouldn’t end
Flying home from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh should have been simple. But weather forced this Skywagon pilot on the cross-country flight that seemed like it would never end.
A return to cross-country flying
A return to cross-country flying after the pandemic reveals some rust on this pilot.
Modifying your Cessna Skywagon for your mission
I fly a 1953 Skywagon and for the past two years have been customizing 2263C to fit my flying habits. In doing so I’ve developed a list of mods that I have carried out, plus other popular ones suggested by other owners.
Young aviator maps out his future
South Carolina’s Caden McLain started his flight lessons at just 13, providing a challenge for his CFI. When he made his first solo, he had already logged 120 hours. With his sights set on flying big iron for UPS or FedEx, Caden says he got lucky having supportive parents. “And I have learned that no pilot is born with the skills you need. You have to work at it.”
Fuel returns to KMAO
Marion County Regional Airport (KMAO) in Marion, S.C., has 100LL and Jet-A fuel again after a nearly two-year interruption caused by contaminated tanks.
Advice from a Propeller Whisperer
Veteran Alaska bush pilot Will Johnson advises pilots on safety measures to protect their propellers.
Rebuilding continues at tornado-ravaged KRBW
As the year anniversary of the devastating tornado approaches, Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, S.C., is still in recovery mode.
Memorial park tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen
A memorial park at Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, S.C., tells the story of the Tuskegee Airman, who were known as the Red Tail Angels for the identifying red paint on their tail assemblies and “because of their reputation for not losing aircraft to enemy fighters as they provided fighter coverage for missions over strategic targets in Europe” during World War II.
Despite pandemic, Ninety-Nines keep growing
“We want to help professional pilots who are struggling with their careers because of the pandemic and provide support for our new student pilots.”