Jason Schappert of MzeroA recently posted a video of a historic flight — for him. He got the chance to fly John Glenn’s Baron, which the astronaut and senator flew until he was 90 years old. [Read more…]
HAYWARD, California — The Hayward Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, has selected two teenagers to receive scholarships, including tuition and roundtrip airfare to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Advanced Air Academy summer 2017 program. [Read more…]
MELBOURNE, Florida — Avidyne Corporation has teamed with Master Instructor Gary Reeves and PilotSafety.org to host a two-day hands-on Mastery Training Course on Avidyne’s IFD440/540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems.
The training, limited to 20 pilots, will be held at the Hilton Rialto Place hotel in Melbourne, Florida, on March 31 and April 1, 2017. [Read more…]
The balloon pilot reported that, halfway through the flight, he determined that the wind aloft was higher than anticipated and that the original planned landing destination was no longer suitable.
While the Ultramagic SA N210 balloon was between 3,000 and 4,000 feet mean sea level, he started looking for another landing area and noted that the surface wind had increased and changed direction since the launch. The wind aloft about this time was reported to be 26 knots. [Read more…]
Hal Denton sent us this photo, with a brief note: “Flying is a family affair. Yes, Molly is part of the family. My wife wants to get Molly some noise-cancelling headphones that would allow us to talk to her as we fly. This picture was taken during a trip from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Appalachicola, Florida, then on down to Marathon Key. A great spring break.” [Read more…]
Most of us who fly came to the decision organically.
Nobody forced us to fly. We wanted to. We yearned for the opportunity. We flew in our dreams and looked up to the heavens whenever the sound of an engine passed overhead. The decision was ours and we pursued it, each in our own way.
The limiting factor for many of us was money. It can be expensive to fly. There is nothing about leaving the ground that comes for free. Somebody, somewhere, has to pay the bill. In most cases, that somebody is a student pilot who has real drive, but limited financial resources. [Read more…]
By TED LUEBBERS
Paul Adrien is a soft-spoken man, so much so that you would not realize he has a wealth of aviation knowledge and experience when you first meet him unless you happen to mention planes. [Read more…]