Kevin Lacey – Not Just a Repo Man
May 17, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
Kevin Lacey, star of The Discovery Channel’s reality show “Airplane Repo”, standing in front of his first airplane – a 1946 Taylorcraft.
by Brian Columbus, Publisher – While at Sun ‘n Fun 2015, I had the good fortune of running into the star of The Discovery Channel’s... [ Continue Reading ]
Atlantic Flyer’s 2015 Air Show Schedule
May 16, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
2015 is shaping up to be an outstanding year for air shows. The military jet teams have full performance schedules and are being supported by top civilian teams including the Black Diamond Jet team, Team Aeroshell, Team Aerodynamix, Lima Lima Flight and many more. New to the US this year are the Breitling... [ Continue Reading ]
Plane Perfect presents: “Hazards on the Shelf”
May 15, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
By Chris Thomsen – Have you cleaned your car lately? With the proliferation of automated convenience store drive thru wash bays it’s easier than ever to keep your ride looking nice. When it’s time to detail your car you head to the local parts or hardware store and buy up some easily available... [ Continue Reading ]
The Quonset Point Air Show – It’s More Than Just The Planes
May 14, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
by Bill Sarama – The Military Air Shows came back with a blast in the Northeast in 2014 after a one-year shut down for the now famous “Government Sequester”. The big one in the Boston-Providence area was and continues to be the “Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show” held at... [ Continue Reading ]
Air-to-Ground: Where Does It Say I Can’t Fly There?!?
May 14, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
by Rose Marie Kern – Before a flight, every pilot knows he is responsible for discovering what conditions he will encounter during his time in the air. He is supposed to investigate the current and forecast weather, the Notices to Airmen related to his destination airports and any Temporary... [ Continue Reading ]
Atlantic Flyer Awards – Outstanding Pilot Shop 2015
May 13, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
2015 Honoree for Outstanding Pilot Shop – Nashua Pilot Shop in Nashua, NH (KASH)
Before the Internet Revolution, the general aviation landscape was dotted with what my first flight instructor called “Aviator Toy Stores” – more properly known as pilot shops. Although the term is still in use... [ Continue Reading ]
Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Completes Honor Mission for WWII Heroes
May 11, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
Aircraft from the practice and execution of the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover of Washington, DC.
by Mary Ann Rynkiewicz – Seventy years after Allied forces won the world’s freedom in Europe, 56 vintage World War II airplanes celebrated Victory in Europe Day in a tremendous display of airpower... [ Continue Reading ]
Sun ‘n’ Fun Rideshare with the World Champion, Rob Holland
May 10, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
Nik Oekerman goes for the ride of his life with Rob Holland
by Richard Hawley – Saturday, April 25, 2015. The morning began with dewdrops and hot air balloons lifting into the mist. By about 0930 the gentle winds shifted from easterly to southerly and another perfect flying day was well under... [ Continue Reading ]
National Aviation Hall of Fame seeks 2015 Aerospace Educator of the Year
May 9, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
Rachael Manzer of Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in East Hartford, CT was the 2014 recipient of the Crossfield Educator of the Year Award.
Press Release – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is seeking entries for the 29th Annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award,... [ Continue Reading ]
Original Air Force One to be Purchased and Restored
May 8, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
Columbine II during an epic Pre-Buy Inspection in the Arizona desert. David Oliver (far left – Commemorative Air Force) Scott Glover (Mid America Flight Museum), Karl Stoltzfus Sr. (founder of Dynamic Aviation) and Neils Agather (far right – CAF Board Chairman).
Press Release – Dynamic... [ Continue Reading ]
Sal’s Law: New “Friend” from the FSDO
May 7, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
Sal Lagonia Esq., is an Aviation Attorney, Professor of Aviation Law and expert safety consultant who is a frequent speaker on aviation safety.
DT@KLAL: I received a letter from the FAA Flight Service District Office, explaining that I was under investigation for an alleged airspace violation. I don’t... [ Continue Reading ]
The Not So Subtle: Just Aircraft SuperSTOL XL
May 6, 2015 by Atlantic Flyer
by Richard Hawley – Some of us may remember an old 1950’s advertising line u sed by the Phillips Petroleum Company to promote their product…”It’s Performance That Counts.” On a very early morning, thanks to Harrison Smith of the Just Aircraft Company, I was treated to a demonstration... [ Continue Reading ]