The PreBuyGuys recently interviewed Arthur Billingsley, a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, about what it’s like to own, fly, maintain, and manage his 1974 Cessna 310Q.
Arthur gives the inside scoop on aircraft ownership from aircraft ownership costs, aircraft maintenance, pilot training, great tips for every aircraft owner, and more.
There’s two companion videos, a cockpit tour, and an inflight video of the C310 cockpit in approach and landing into Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (KFTY) in Atlanta in stormy weather. [Read more…]
DENVER – The developer of the four-seat “Sun Flyer 4” reports that 10 deposits have been received for the electric airplane unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
Academy of Aviation, with training operations in Farmingdale, Long Island, and White Plains, Westchester County Airport, New York, took the final delivery position for the Sun Flyer 4 in the “Oshkosh special.” [Read more…]
TORONTO — Sonar imagery and underwater video footage confirms a free-flight Avro Arrow model has been discovered on the floor of Lake Ontario. [Read more…]
The FAA has awarded a Type Certificate to the Stemme Twin Voyager S12 powered glider. [Read more…]
Redmond, Oregon – Dave Morss is a test pilot. He made the first flight in the Stratos 714 prototype last November, but that was not a new experience.
He has made the first flights in 43 prototype aircraft.
Morss has logged more than 4,000 hours in jets and has flown north of 27,000 hours total time in everything from J-3s to P-51s to airliners and a wide range of rotorcraft.
However, every first flight, especially in a new design, has its own challenges. [Read more…]
SALISBURY, NC – This immaculate, legendary 1941 PT-17 Stearman is now leading the easy life after being resurrected from a boneyard and fully restored to near show quality. It is now owned, flown, and meticulously maintained by Ken Haenlein, owner of Time Saver Aviation charters in North Carolina.
Following the restoration by a previous owner, Ken had the good luck of snagging the aircraft at a deep discount from a “motivated” seller facing a serious time crunch to get rid of it — on orders from a divorce court judge.
The pristine Stearman then became a Christmas gift to him from his wife. [Read more…]
The performance and plane got so much attention that he flew it again in Sunday’s closing day airshow.
What many people don’t know is that Sunday’s performance was “25 years to the day” of his father, air show legend Jimmy Franklin, debuting the Kitfox Model 4 Speedster at Oshkosh.
“I was only 12 years old when my father flew it the first time,” he said. “But I remember him saying how fun that little airplane was and how impressed he was with the airplane — and that everybody really liked the way the airplane looked when it flew. I remember, even from back then, the high praise he gave that airplane.” [Read more…]