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Christopher Ebdon sent in this photo, with a note: “Photo flight of rare World War II Cobras: A 1946 Bell P-63F King Cobra S/N:296E1-1R – N6763 and a 1943 Bell P-39 Airacobra 42-19597 – N6968, Commemorative Air Force.”  
By TED LUEBBERS Mooney pilots from around Florida - and as far away as Georgia - congregated at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 hangar for their annual Mooney lunch at the Leesburg International Airport in Florida on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. This was the third consecutive year that EAA Chapter 534 hosted the Mooney ... Read More!
Thirty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women’s world records for human-powered flight, which still stand today. From California’s Edwards Air Force Base, 29-year-old McCallin made history. At peak physical condition, McCallin - an amateur triathlete - had been training for months to pedal a gossamer-light plane into the air. She flew by leg-power alone for 9.3 miles ... Read More!
A safety seminar will be held March 4 at Wipaire's service center in Leesburg, Florida. The event will feature a variety of seminar topics for seaplane and landplane pilots alike, according to company officials. Based at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) since February 2013, Wipaire's service center expanded into a new, larger hangar in 2015. 'We ... Read More!
AURORA, Ore - Pacific Coast Avionics has received the Genesys Aerosystems (S-TEC Autopilot) Top Dealer Award for the 14th consecutive year. The avionics dealership has received this distinction above more than 700 other Genesys Aerosystems dealers worldwide every year since 2002, company officials noted. In addition to the Genesys Aerosystems Award, Pacific Coast Avionics has received ... Read More!
Honolulu - On Feb. 3 and 4, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the role they played during World War II with special presentations by decorated Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee. On Friday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the theater, teachers are encouraged to bring their ... Read More!
Now available exclusively from Sporty’s are Faro Stealth Headsets. 'We're pleased to offer the Faro Stealth line of headsets, which are a great alternative for pilots who appreciate a great value,' says Sporty's Vice President John Zimmerman. 'Faro Stealth headsets are ideal for student pilots, passengers and those on a tighter budget.' Pilots have a ... Read More!
Pilot Error NTSB Accident ReportThe pilot was on a straight-in approach for landing at the airport in Hanford, California. During touchdown the Flight Design CTLS landed hard and bounced. The pilot attempted to land the plane for the second time, however the airplanes nose dropped, resulting in a second bounce. He made a decision to go around and added power. During ... Read More!
Steve Nelson captured this shot of two colorful bizjets on the ramp at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) in Broomfield, Colorado, after a summer storm has passed.
By LINDE HOFF In 2011, an experienced pilot was attempting to land in a mountainous area in the dark. Unfortunately, he had a problem with his equipment, so his GPS was scrambled and useless to him - a pilot’s worst nightmare in these modern days. He was relying solely on what he could see out the window ... Read More!
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