Earlier this fall, the TBM Owners and Pilot Association (TBMOPA), made up of EADS Socata TBM 700 and TBM 850 owners, held a record-breaking annual convention in Cœur d’Alene, Idaho.
Pilots flying over western Washington State can see the future of Boeing carved in the local landscape.
A piece of the famous “Winnie Mae,” flown around the world on a record-setting flight by Oklahoma aviator Wiley Post in 1931, was returned to Oklahoma City Aug. 23 during a welcome home party and reception at Wiley Post Airport.A wheel cover, or pant, from Post’s Lockheed Vega, it will be the largest piece of the “Winnie Mae” on display aside from the airplane itself, which is at the Air and Space Museum annex at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The wheel cover is signed by Wiley Post with the inscription, “8 days, 15 hrs, 51 mins” and the dates “July 23-July 1, 1931,” which are the elapsed time and dates of his historic flight.The wheel pant was found earlier this year by a California woman whose parents were pilots. Post had taken the airplane to California to replace the part after it was damaged during the around-the-world flight with Harold Gatty. Jackie Mullarky found it while renovating her parents’ Victorian house. She had planned to sell the wheel cover as scrap metal, but decided to do an Internet search on the date and name first.
One of the best parts of AirVenture is when seasoned pilots are reunited with their former aircraft. For Roy J. Griesbach of Appleton, Wis., that reunion took the form of a ride in the EAA’s B-17 “Alumnium Overcast.”
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Back in 1996, Ash Vij was a student pilot on a solo flight, heading his Cessna 172 to the practice area. But something just didn’t feel right.
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Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has launched AirGeorgia, an airport infrastructure improvement program aimed at rural GA airports across the Peach State.