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Aviat Pitts S2C

Aerobatic Wonder – The Aviat Pitts S2C

February 10, 2014 by

by Robert Pinksten The Pitts S2C is an amazingly powerful machine capable of pretty much anything. A 300-degree per second roll rate combined with +6/-5 g capabilities makes it a ride of a lifetime. This immortal bi-plane first came from the mind of Curtis Pitts in 1944, and the manufacturing rights have swapped hands many times since then. Aviat Aircraft acquired the rights in 1995 and currently produces the S2C. The airplane will do exactly what you tell it to do – whether you want it to... [ Continue Reading ]

Aviat Pitts S2C

Aerobatic Wonder – The Aviat Pitts S2C

February 10, 2014 by

by Robert Pinksten The Pitts S2C is an amazingly powerful machine capable of pretty much anything. A 300-degree per second roll rate combined with +6/-5 g capabilities makes it a ride of a lifetime. This immortal bi-plane first came from the mind of Curtis Pitts in 1944, and the manufacturing rights... [ Continue Reading ]

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Flying a Classic Airplane at a Classic FBO

February 5, 2014 by

by Jim Ellis Accompanying my wife to a medical conference in west central Florida provided me with an opportunity to renew my seaplane flying experience. I had the good fortune to set up an hour and a half of dual flying a classic J-3 Cub at the nearly equally classic Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base. E-mails... [ Continue Reading ]

Air-to-Ground: 2013 NOTAM Changes

February 2, 2014 by

by Rose Marie Kern Over the past several years the FAA has been slowly bringing the Federal Air Traffic system into conformity with ICAO standards.  The next generation of this evolution has just occurred with the way Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) are being formatted.   The U.S. Notices to Airmen office... [ Continue Reading ]

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The Big Sky

September 19, 2013 by

NASCAR Soars Into New Hampshire When I was an air traffic controller and traffic management coordinator working at the FAA’s Boston Center, a pair of NASCAR auto races held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway would affect us each year. Three airports near the race track… Laconia, Concord,... [ Continue Reading ]

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CAP Wing and National Blue Beret

September 13, 2013 by

CAP Conducts Successful Mission During EAA AirVenture Cadet Second Lieutenants Tikvah Kulp and her cousin, Anthony Kulp of the Stevens Point Composite Squadron, keep track of tail numbers on all incoming planes at the Appleton Base. Wisconsin – Under the direction of the Air Force Rescue Coordination... [ Continue Reading ]