Corporate Angel Network (CAN) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) raised $435,000 during a charity event at the recent NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. The funds will be used to transport cancer patients to treatment centers. [Read more…]
The airline transport pilot was departing on a personal local flight in his Mooney M20M when the engine lost total power.
Review of security video at the airport in Worcester, Mass., revealed that, after takeoff, the airplane reached an altitude of about 200 feet before turning right and reversing direction.
The airplane subsequently stalled, rolled to the right, and descended uncontrolled into trees. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]
Galin Hernandez, one of the forces behind Puerto Rico Flyers, sent in this photo for our Year in Pictures issues in December. He explained: “KIS Cruiser N819PR sits on the ramp at First Flight Airport (KFFA) North Carolina. Flying in to where the Wright brothers first achieved powered flight is an item I finally crossed off my bucket list.” [Read more…]
From time to time, each and every one of us has had a wish. We all hoped for something wonderful to happen, for a gift of such magnitude that all our worries will be wiped away, leaving only joy and contentment in out lives.
Ironically, a disconcerting number of people who win the lottery tend to have a less than desirable outcome to their new-found riches. It’s true. As odd as it may seem, all too often having your wildest dreams come true isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
But then again, winning the lottery or being gifted with something that you never expected to get is a random incident. Without the planning required to make the cash or the gift work effectively in your life, you’re just as likely to waste your golden opportunity as benefit from it.
That’s not the case with the Nate Abel Flying Club. Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, this diverse group of aeronautical enthusiasts planned well, hoped hard, and actually did win the dream prize so many of us fantasize about. [Read more…]
“When I was little, I wondered how an airplane could fly if it couldn’t breathe,” said Yunike Hermanus.
Hermanus was talking about the Cessna 185 with the affectionate name of “Charlie Brown” that has served indigenous Kalimantan, Indonesia, communities for almost 50 years and 23,000 hours of flight time.
He explains: “We flew a completely restored 1956 Cessna 172, named “My Metal Mistress,” to the fly-in. There was a huge variety of antique airplanes on display. One of the best fly-ins around!” [Read more…]