SunState Aviation at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Florida is celebrating its 10th anniversary in April with a new Tecnam P2006T multi-engine aircraft now available for training and new facility construction underway.
Everyone knows how World War II ended, but many people have never before heard personal, firsthand accounts of the men and women who lived through it. On Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, Fantasy of Flight will continue its Legends & Legacies Symposium Series with “Unspoken Valor: The Bomber Crews of World War II.”
Aeroclub Airsports Croatia has released its AA-RACE game simulation for iOS and Android devices.
This April 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Maule M5-235C. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Zellwood, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: After an engine run-up, the pilot taxied onto the runway and commenced his takeoff roll. The airplane lifted off on the first third of the runway. After liftoff the airplane turned in the approximate direction of the pilot’s destination airport. One witness stated they saw what appeared to be a thin trail of smoke trailing from the airplane.
While watching an episode of Top Gear recently (the English version on BBC America with Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond) I noticed that a familiar American celebrity popped up on screen. Tom Cruise was given the cheery task of being their Star in a Reasonably Priced Car feature for the episode. He did this job in tandem with Cameron Diaz, his co-star in whatever movie they were plugging at the time. But that’s beside the point.
What caught my attention was that Clarkson, a gear-head of massive proportions (and I say that with the greatest respect) was very interested in Tom’s P-51 Mustang. [Read more...]
This spring, two Piper J3 Cubs will set out on a journey to the place where aviation began. It will be the first flight to Wright Brothers Airport via all of Ohio’s 88 counties and will honor the 75th anniversary of the airplane that taught nearly a half-million pilots to fly.
Joe Murray, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University, will pilot a Piper J3 Cub while Ron Siwik, a former U.S. military flight surgeon who served in Vietnam, will join the flight piloting a second Piper Cub.