Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover, a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II. [Read more…]
PlaneLogiX now integrates with FltPlan.com. PlaneLogiX customers can now view their airplane’s maintenance status directly from FltPlan.com. [Read more…]
Phillips 66 Aviation has unveiled the first Phillips 66 Flight Training Award.
In honor of its 90th anniversary, Phillips 66 Aviation is providing additional support to the EAA Young Eagles program by offering a flight training scholarship in the amount of $13,200.
The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, he tried to abort the takeoff because he had not removed the bolt he had placed in the yoke for a gust lock. [Read more…]
Just about every month I get several questions concerning the difference between aviation and automotive engine oils. This month I received a question about using Aeroshell 2F in a vintage automobile and the ever popular question about why one should not use automotive or heavy duty engine oil in their aircraft engine.
The answers always go back to the chemistry of the oils. Automotive and heavy duty oils all contain ash or metallic additives and aviation piston engine oils are all ash less. [Read more…]
In total, more than 16,000 variants of the venerable DC-3 were built. The DC-3/C-47 is the only pre-World War II aircraft that is still operating commercially today.