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Some airplanes borrow their names from legendary heroes in Greek mythology, such as Hercules or Titan. The Xenos, a kit manufactured by Sonex Aircraft, is not one of them, although the name makes you wonder.
After finally deciding on where to build the Fury, the folks at LoPresti Speed Mods have a lot to celebrate — and they can in this prototype, which says it all.
During World War II several aircraft were given the nickname The Flying Coffin. American soldiers referred to the CG-4A glider as the Flying Coffin not because it was inherently dangerous, but because several of the 15 companies that built them for Uncle Sam also were coffin manufacturers. The gliders were, after all, mostly made from wood.
“Hey, you want to meet a WASP?” The answer was a resounding yes from students involved in one of the many Aviation Career Education programs that visited AirVenture. While in the warbird area they had the opportunity to meet WASP Marty Wyall, class of 44-10.
Diamond Aircraft’s new D-Jet made its public debut July 26 at AirVenture.
Cessna Aircraft Co. opened this year’s AirVenture with a buzz, showing off its proof-of-concept Light Sport Aircraft, then wowing the crowd with a fly-by of its Next Generation Piston aircraft.
Ever wish you could play on the same golf course as the professionals?
For Dr. Gerard Kenney of Franklin, Pa., flying to Sun ‘n Fun this year in his new Adam A500 wasn’t just fun — it was part of his required training.
One of the more enduring legends from World War II is the one about the phony wooden airfield constructed as a decoy. According to the legend, the Germans in occupied Holland built the airfield. Detail was meticulous, down to wooden hangars, oil tanks, trucks and faux aircraft.