Dustin Carter sent us this photo, with a brief note: “Sunset In The Capital City: An after flight picture of my 1976 Beechcraft Sundowner (N2235L) at Bolton Airport (KTZR) in Columbus, Ohio.” [Read more…]
You’ve heard the idiom “the sky’s the limit.” Well, for Johnathan Smith, this phrase has, indeed, been taken literally.
Smith, 47, heard all his life that, because of his stuttering, he would never be able to accomplish his dream of becoming a pilot. However, he proved everyone who said that wrong. [Read more…]
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…]