A de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter hit another Twin Otter on the runway at Sebastian, Florida. [Read more…]
By TED LUEBBERS
EAA Chapter 534 Aviation Explorers got to fly in airplanes on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida.
Chapter 534 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the sponsor of the Aviation Explorer Post 534, provided two fixed wing aircraft and pilots to conduct Young Eagles orientation flights for the Explorers. [Read more…]
Often, the purpose of a column like this is to create an opportunity to begin a discussion. By opening the floor to a wide-ranging collection of potential readers, especially because many of those readers can share real insights and personal experiences on the topics raised, the community as a whole can benefit.
That sounds good in theory, but this process is not without occasional discomfort.
The ideas expressed may challenge firmly held beliefs. Practices and procedures that are recommended may rub any one of us the wrong way for a variety of reasons. [Read more…]
“Yesterday I went to our EAA Chapter 1246 monthly Coffee and Donut get-together and came across this brand new RV-14 from Van’s Aircraft, built by Richard Wingfield. Richard was kind enough to tell me all about his new RV that he built.”
Here’s the two-minute video: [Read more…]
FAI, the World Air Sports Federation, is planning to launch an international Air Games Tour in the 2nd half of 2018.
Touching down in up to five host cities around the world, each event will showcase some of the best sporting action from across the world of air sports over four days of competition, according to FAI officials. [Read more…]
SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif. – ACI Jet has added a Diamond DA40 to its Employee Flying Club
The club fleet also includes a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza and a Cessna 172.
Now available from Aircraft Spruce are the SkyRoamers Flight Training Manuals. [Read more…]
After departing from the airport where the pilot kept the Autogyro, he flew to his family farm near Crozet, Virginia, and landed without incident on a 1,500-foot-long grass polo field.
Later on, during an attempted takeoff from the same field, when the gyroplane was traveling at 25 to 30 knots and was about 150 feet into the takeoff roll, the gyroplane rose to a balanced position on its main wheels, but then began to bounce up and down violently. [Read more…]