What better way to decorate for an event where aircraft are the guests of honor than with furniture made from aircraft?
Quick test: Which B-17 was the first to complete 25 missions during World War II?
As I write this, Seattle is in the midst of a record-breaking rain spell. It has rained for 28 days straight. The record is 33 days. Some Pacific Northwest residents have a perverse desire to break that record. I’d just as soon see the sun again. The cold and gray weather is tedious. I think birds have the right idea flying south for the winter.
Free admission and a new exhibit hall are just a few of the changes visitors will find at the 2006 Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show. The show takes place Feb. 25-26 at the Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Wash.
Pilots who fly near Springfield, Mo., should draw an X through Airpark South (2K2) on their sectionals. The airport was closed Jan. 1 because it was determined that the 2,800-foot runway is unsafe.
There comes a time when rental airplanes no longer satisfy your needs. You’d like to buy something, but since the cost of a well-equipped new airplane is about the same as a three-bedroom house, you just can’t afford both. Finding partners to go in on a plane can be tricky. Then there are the challenges of insurance, scheduling and maintenance.
With the price of avgas pushing $5 a gallon in some places, it’s no wonder pilots are looking for a way to save every drop of fuel. It’s painful to toss that sumped sample into a recycle bucket or onto the pavement.
Flying will never truly be inexpensive, but there are ways to curb the costs. Here are some suggestions:
Reunions are a part of EAA AirVenture. Meeting up with an old friend is part of the experience. It’s especially sweet when that old friend is an airplane.
The Sopwith Camel is perhaps the most famous Allied airplane of World War I. During the war approximately 5,490 of them were built, yet less than half a dozen still exist. Only one is airworthy and it recently went up for sale on eBay.