Jalissa Morgan had a flight on Valentine’s Day that she’ll never forget. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its annual industry review Feb. 22, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2016 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers.
GAMA Chairman Simon Caldecott, president and CEO of Piper Aircraft, revealed that airplane shipments globally fell 3.9%, from 2,331 in 2015 to 2,241 in 2016, while airplane billings declined 14.1%, from $24.1 billion to $20.7 billion. [Read more…]
WEST CHESTER, Pa. —Brandywine Flight School has added two taildraggers — a Cessna 140A and Cessna 170A — to its fleet of airplanes at Brandywine Airport.
With these new additions, the flight school will offer “classic flying” instruction to its array of aviation packages and rental services, officials noted. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during climbout on the return leg of an out-and-back flight, he noticed the engine hesitate for one or two seconds and then recover to normal operation. He continued climbing the Piper PA-28R and proceeded toward his home airport.
While approaching the airport, the engine made abnormal noises, followed by a total loss of power. [Read more…]
Scott Taylor sent in this photo of his 1968 Beech Musketeer (N5093T) at San Carlos Apache Airport (P13) in Arizona at sunset just before takeoff. [Read more…]
In America it began in 1793, on the day Jean Blanchard piloted a balloon from Philadelphia to Woodbury, New Jersey. That’s barely a hop, skip, and a jump today. In a time when George Washington was still alive, it was a mind-blowing achievement.
It happened again in 1860 when Sam King took photographer James Black aloft in a balloon known as “Queen of the Air,” where the latter snapped two photos of Boston from 2,000 feet above the street. [Read more…]