Tom Bryant sent in this photo of his son, Franky, who is one and a half years old, explaining: “We had just flown back from Saturday morning breakfast at Brighton Airport (45G) in Michigan and I caught this picture of him after landing. Pretty sure he will be a pilot one day!” [Read more…]
Q: And when you think they are almost forgotten…I have a good O-435 Lycoming in my 108-3 Stinson, but it is new to me. Is the bottom end a weak point at all? Crank, block rods, bearings?
Or is it tough engine? Power to weight ratio is low, but that is fine.
What do I watch for on this engine? Or is it just treat it good and it will treat you good? [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In just released figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), shipments of both airplane and rotorcraft increased in the first quarter of this year, while combined billings dropped.
“The first quarter shows mixed results for our industry, but with several bright spots,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. [Read more…]
HOUSTON – Phillips 66 Aviation has expanded its roster of eligible organizations included in its Compassion Flight Fuel Rebate Program. Aviation Angels of Hope, Aviation in Action and Children’s Flight of Hope were added to the list, bringing the total eligible organizations to more than 30, according to company officials. [Read more…]
A red V Star biplane and a white Aviat Pitts biplane collided while both airplanes were landing on the same runway at the airport in Tullahoma, Tennessee. [Read more…]
The Planes of Fame Museum presented its 2017 warbird air show at Chino, California, on May 6-7, with practice flights and arrivals on the preceding Friday.
The museum, a long-time pillar of the busy warbird scene at Chino, has earned a reputation for attracting top warbirds from several states for its annual air show, in addition to flying some of its own one-of-a-kind military machines. This year, about 50 warbirds were in attendance. [Read more…]
The B-25 Mitchell bomber named Barbie III does … and the 75 mm cannon mounted in the nose of the twin-engine, twin-tail warbird drew a steady stream of people on the Warbird Ramp at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN who had never heard of the rare “H” model of the versatile medium bomber from World War II. [Read more…]