As the lights dim in the house of the South Bend Civic Theatre in South Bend, Indiana, actors take their places on the stage. They are the cast of the theatre’s production of “Black Eagles,” a story about the Tuskegee Airmen and their role in World War II. [Read more…]
A new study shows that video game players could make better drone pilots than general aviation pilots. [Read more…]
Finding the right flight instructor is important for the success of any future pilot.
The student’s future career, personal safety, and a significant chunk of money is in the hands of the instructor or school when a student learns to fly, especially a helicopter, according to Kevin Kahl of 11th Dimension Helicopters. [Read more…]
True story: I’m afraid of heights. But I’ve got a sense of humor about it.
This is probably best illustrated by a visit to the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center I enjoyed a few years ago. The ground floor exhibits really caught my attention. On the second level, I enjoyed the view. By the time I got to the catwalk of the third level, my palms were sweaty and I was feeling a bit of trepidation at being so high above the floor below.
The irony of this is, of course, if I’d been sitting in one of the airplanes hanging from the ceiling, zipping along with my airspeed indicator nudging the yellow arc, I’d be perfectly comfortable. But while standing still on a walkway solidly suspended above a concrete floor, I was nervous. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA’s) You Can Fly program 2017 Flight Training Experience Survey & Award entries close Aug. 14, 2017, at noon, EDT.
According to AOPA officials, more than 5,400 responses have already been collected. Schools and instructors receiving over five valid responses qualify to receive an official report card to see where they stack up in the industry.
Boeing released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, which projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. [Read more…]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A retired U.S. Army captain who was wounded in combat by an improvised explosive device is one of seven people at Purdue University working to show that their disabilities will not hold them back from taking to the skies.
Students in this year’s Able Flight program arrived on the university’s campus May 22 and got their first look at the Sky Arrow planes. Since then, the group has worked both in the classroom and the skies. [Read more…]
Terry Hocking recently contributed an article to HometownFocus.us about his favorite day of the week: Wednesday. That’s when the airport bums gather at Range Regional Airport (KHIB) in Hibbing, Minn., for hangar flying and so much more. [Read more…]
It’s an iconic airplane that is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.
About 17,500 Bonanzas have been produced over the past seven decades, with production still continuing, but at a much lower rate. In 2016, 25 Bonanzas were produced by Textron Aviation, which bought the Beechcraft brand in 2014.
The Bonanza is also a plane that its owners are passionate about and fiercely loyal to. But what feeds that passion? [Read more…]