Entries by Ralph

Andy’s List For Middle America

May 18 – 20 – Jonesboro, AR – Classic Airstrip (23AR) Rans Fans Fly-in. RV and Tent camping available Information contact: Johnajaynes@yahoo.com Phone: 870-530-5577. May 19 – Pine Bluff, AR – Grider Field Airport (KPBF) fly-in breakfast 3rd Saturday of every month. Our specialty is eggs anyway you want them, from fried to eggs Benedict. […]

FYI: Aviation Accidents

On March 26, 2018, about 1053 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M20E was destroyed when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from runway 29 at Marina Municipal Airport (OAR), Marina, California. The private pilot/owner received fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The airplane was based at Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI), Watsonville, California. According to WVI […]

How to buy the right airplane!

by Bob Worthington   Let me begin by stating that there is no single “RIGHT” airplane for almost anyone. Even if having all the money in the world, I doubt if one could buy the perfect plane that is able to accomplish every single mission flown. Most pilots have constraints and limitations that automatically place […]

FYI: Accident Report

On March 31, 2018, about 1408 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur built RV6A was destroyed when it impacted terrain near the Santa Paula Airport (SZP), Santa Paula, California. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger sustained fatal injuries and the airplane was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for […]

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

by Pierre J. Moeser, MD Recently, I gave a presentation to the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association (MPA). The topic was “Emergency Landings Due to Engine Failure.” After the lecture and to my surprise, two pilots (names withheld) admitted to me that they had found themselves in engine trouble while airborne due […]

Missouri Wing Commander

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. –  Chief Master Sgt. Robert M. Dandridge of the Missouri Wing will be Civil Air Patrol’s next national command chief.

Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and CEO, announced the appointment Wednesday.

As national command chief, Dandridge will head CAP’s noncommissioned officer, or NCO, corps, which has about 200 members. In […]

Aeroshel Aerobatic Team

SHELL AVIATION AND THE AEROSHELL AEROBATIC TEAM CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP London, United Kingdom –- Shell Aviation today announces that it is has extended its partnership with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team for a further three years. Shell Aviation’s AeroShell Lubricants has been the proud sponsor of the aerobatic display team since 2003, with the pilots relying on […]

May Air Events

Columbia Regional Airport, MO Celebration Airshow has come a long way since 1989. Come on out and say thank you with us on May 26th and 27th from 9am-4pm at the Columbia Regional Airport. Admission and parking are FREE, and open to all. Parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to use the shuttle buses […]

Heber City Airport Rebranding

HEBER CITY, Utah – Heber City announced the rebranding of the city’s municipal airport with a new logo that parallels the recently refreshed branding of Heber City, while providing an individual identity for the well-established airport. As part of the branding process, the airport’s name was simplified from the Heber City Municipal Airport to Heber Valley Airport in a […]