Glenn Brasch of AirportCourtesyCars.com is volunteering at the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh this week, as well as sending photos to General Aviation News. Here are a series of true legends in flight, including the B-29 FIFI, the B-25s Pancho and Yellow Rose, and a Heritage Flight with today’s most modern aircraft flying with the heroes from World War II. [Read more…]
The team, made of pilots from the United States, Spain and France, debuted at last year’s AirVenture.
Led by Eric Farewell of Aviator PPG in Central Florida, the team is the first to do aerobatics in paramotor ultralights. Check out a video from last year of Eric introducing the team below the photo. [Read more…]
Flying and owning a plane is all about passion. But, sometimes when you have seen many seasons in your life, you decide it is time to encourage others to fly rather than continue to fly yourself. That is what the owner of a 1946 Piper Cub did when he decided to donate his beloved and beautifully restored aircraft to a teenager. Of course, that teenager, Kyle Carden, was infected very early with the aviation bug.
For the former owner of the Piper Cub, it was all about encouraging Kyle to get rated, first as a private pilot and then to pursue his dream of becoming a professional pilot. [Read more…]
Dino Karagozian, a Bonanza owner, fulfilled a dream in 2011 when he flew his 1964 Bonanza from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Fairbanks, Alaska, over 35 days.
Joining him on the trip was Juan Carlos Bisi, also known as JB, a professional pilot.
Dino put together a daily report on his adventure, as well as took many, many photos.
We’ll run his report in three separate installments, starting today with his trip from home to AirVenture in Oshkosh: [Read more…]
Tuskegee Airman pilot Harry Stewart will make a special appearance at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron‘s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit inside KidVenture at EAA Airventure, which is slated for July 24-30, 2017.
All ages are welcome to meet Stewart and get his autograph. He will be at the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit inside KidVenture Thursday, July 27, Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day. [Read more…]
Special guests include Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Patty Wagstaff.
This year’s pilots include a veteran wounded in combat, several pilots who were paralyzed due to accidents, a young woman who is a diabetic, and a young man who is deaf.
The 2017 pilots are Melissa Allensworth of California, Benedict Jones of Indiana, Kunho Kim of Massachusetts, Captain Ferris Butler, U.S. Army (retired) of Maryland, Chris Corsi and Brice Lott of North Carolina, Kathryn Brenner of Illinois, and Zackary Kukorlo of Washington.
Six of the pilots will also be honored individually as recipients of scholarships provided by Bombardier, ForeFlight, Lockheed Martin, Jet Aviation, Shell Aviation and Tempest.
2017 marks the first year of the expansion of the program to Ohio State University where two Able Flight pilots were trained.
Now in its 11th year of providing full-ride flight training scholarships and mentoring for people with physical disabilities, Able Flight has 60 licensed pilots, including several who have earned multiple pilot certificates.