Yingling Aviation has launched a new international aircraft shipping enterprise for Cessna 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes and 206 Stationairs. The firm, which was named the first Cessna Authorized Service Center in 1946, made its initial shipment of five Cessna 182s to Hanseo University in South Korea at the end of February. The university will use the planes for flight instruction and basic transportation.
NASA has awarded a $100,000 grant to the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) to design and build a prototype Mars planetary suit.
In addition to being able to put an airplane through its paces and get out alive, test pilots have to be good communicators. Their notes help aircraft designers and engineers fine tune and improve designs.
The average high school textbook gives the impression that Amelia Earhart was the only female pilot during the 1920s and 1930s. Rarely do you read about Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie. Born in 1902, she was one of the first women to become a licensed pilot in the United States and the first to receive an aircraft repairman’s license.
The Seawind 300C, billed as the world’s fastest seaplane, is racing towards certification. The amphibian, which began as a kit, is going through dual certification in Canada and the U.S.
What do you do with an airplane once it’s damaged beyond repair? If you’re the Air Force, you use it to study issues related to aging.
Imagine the chaos at the drive-through window when Doug Bernard and Becky Larson of New Iberia, La., ordered 450 sandwiches from the local Schlotzsky’s Deli – enough to feed all 450 people who work at The Lancair Co.
When the staff at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Wash., was looking for names for the zoo’s Radiated Tortoises, they wanted something that referenced speed — which tortoises do not possess — as sort of a joke. Since the zoo is close to Seattle, birthplace of the Boeing Co., the zoo crew named the male tortoise “”Jumbo Jet.”" They kept the aviation theme going by giving the much smaller female tortoise the name “”Cessna.”"
What’s next for the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer and its millionaire pilot Steve Fossett?
I learned more from my high school social studies teacher, Mrs. Packan, than any other teacher I’ve ever had. One of the lessons that has stuck to this day is that there is a “good” reason and a “real” reason for every decision.