Entries by Ralph

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 […]


From the NTSB website on recent accidents. On March 25, 2018, about 2137 Central Daylight Time, a Beech V35A was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Hydro, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Night instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight, which departed from Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer […]

Fly Out United States Pilots Assoc

FLYOUT St. Louis, MO June 7-10, 2018 Los Alamo, NM September 27-30 I hope the flying weather has improved in your area by now and that you have many flying jaunts lined up, among which I hope are our two remaining USPA fly ins for 2018.  The St. Louis fly in in June includes our […]

Air Events 3-2018

Events in Middle America A restaurant has opened in the Beaver Lake FBO at Rogers (AR) Airport (KROG). It is called the IDK? Café and is open 7am – 2pm Monday – Friday. www.idkcafe.com March 10 – Melbourne, AR – Melbourne Municipal / John E. Miller Field (42A) Ozarka Aviation Alumni will host a Fly-in […]