Seven Stearmans and more than a dozen Stearman owners gathered at Stafford Regional Airport (KRMN) in Virginia on May 18, 2019, for the first fly-in of the Mid-Atlantic Stearman Association. The association hopes to make the fly-in an annual event.[Read more…]
Cirrus Aircraft is opening a new facility in the Dallas area at McKinney National Airport (KTKI).
Factory service operations will be offered beginning in August 2019, and in late 2020 a newly built facility will offer flight training, maintenance, and aircraft management, according to company officials.[Read more…]
The private pilot and the passenger were on a local flight in the Piper J-3 Cub.
Several witnesses, located west of the accident location in Chetek, Wisconsin, observed the airplane flying low, heading north, just west of a river.
After overflying several people on a pond, the airplane continued to the north briefly and then started a right turn. The nose of the airplane dropped, and the airplane descended rapidly below the tree line.
The passenger stated that the airplane started to turn and then went straight down.[Read more…]
Marco De Luigi submitted the following photo and note: “Piper 28 Warrior II I-BJOE is taxiing at Torino Aeritalia (LIMA), in the northwest of Italy. The mountains of Valle di Susa, white after the heavy snows of the day before, create an amazing background and a nice contrast with the green grass of the airfield.”[Read more…]
From a distance, it looks like a new airplane. Closer, it wears a mantle of age gracefully. It is the Douglas C-47 called “That’s All, Brother,” and it is testament that everything old is new again.
Any C-47 flying today deserves the respect reserved for such a long-lived classic. “That’s All, Brother” rises far above that level with a story of heroism that turned the course of history.
This C-47 — yes, this very aircraft, not just one like it — led a stream of 800 C-47s on the initial airdrop missions opening the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. That’s the day the Allies had waited years to see. The western European continent was being reclaimed and liberated from German occupation from that date on.[Read more…]
What do you do after SUN ‘n FUN? For the YouTubers behind Aviation101 and AngleOfAttack, they flew in formation to Miami and the Key West.
“Seriously, one of the best days of flying I’ve had to date,” one pilot said.[Read more…]
YAKIMA, Washington – The FAA’s National Kit Evaluation Team has approved the CubCrafters’ Carbon Cub EX-3 amateur-built aircraft kit.
This means the Carbon Cub EX-3 has been added to the list of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits that satisfy the majority build requirement (commonly referred to as the 51% rule), CubCrafters officials explain.[Read more…]
Applications are now being taken for the Massachusetts Airport Management Association’s 2019 Crocker Snow Scholarship.
MAMA will be awarding two $2,000 scholarships in 2019. Deadline for applying is June 31, 2019.[Read more…]