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The largest flat top mountain in the world is just 69 Statute Miles (60 Nautical Miles) north of Ouray.  This western slope of Colorado is filled with “wonders” like this…  take a view at The rand Mesa from above, a bird’s eye view.   This large mountain between Grand Junction and Ouray is visible from miles away.  The obvious flat top seems to run for miles and miles.   It is unusual compared to the mountains around Ouray which are definitely not flat top.   ...

This happened in 1964 on a test flight from Kansas of a Boeing B-52.  Actual landing in this video..  awesome..  believe it or not...??? ...

This is a follow up to the post yesterday about Bessie Coleman, the first black (male or female) American aviator. She was quite an individual with determination. The embedded thirteen minute clip of her life is very interesting... Take a look. ...

Our contributor to FLY-LOW on a monthly basis has flown low over Alaska and here it is... Click on the post and then watch. You can read his column from Alaska each month in FLY-LOW, available at your local FBO or by subscription. Contact Alex Clark to get Alaska flying experience and sea plane rating. Email Alex at dragonfly@alaska.net.   ...

Today's Google Doodle features the search engine's name spelled out as a swirly flight path with the a portrait of Bessie Coleman, a famous aviatrix, to celebrate the pioneering aviator's 125th birthday. Coleman is the first woman of both African-American and Native American descent to hold a pilot's license....

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced the 2017 AOPA Fly-Ins will be held in Camarillo, California (April 28 and 29), followed by Norman, Oklahoma (Sept. 8 and 9), Groton, Connecticut (Oct. 6 and 7), and Tampa, Florida (Oct. 27 and 28). Thanks to a tremendous response from members, exhibitors, and Fly-In attendees to date, AOPA has expanded each of the four regional Fly-Ins for 2017, adding a second day to allow attendees to experience more hands-on aviation, and more of what has drawn praise and sparked enthusiasm from the nearly 44,000 who have attended an AOPA Fly-In to date. AOPA Fly-Ins for 2017 will offer more to experience–from camping and camaraderie to workshops and clinics offering opportunities to learn new skills, fly more affordable, or make the jump from aircraft renter to owner. “We’re listening to our members who have asked for more extensive content, and we’re excited ...

WELL, THE DECISION IS IN FROM THE FAA As of today, it appears that the FAA has produced the name and the law.  Here is the EAA take on the new medical ruling.   EAA STATEMENT ON FAA RELEASE OF THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM RULE FAA’s BasicMed will take effect on May 1, 2017 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 10, 2017) — Years of effort by EAA and AOPA culminated on Tuesday morning as the FAA announced regulations that will implement the aeromedical reform law passed last July. The regulations will be published Wednesday as a final rule, to take effect May 1, 2017.  According to the FAA, no changes have been made to the language in the law. Because it is final, the rule – named “BasicMed” by the FAA – will not go out for a typical public comment period. The FAA also said it would publish an advisory circular describing the implementation of the rule later this week. “This is the momen...

My Enemy, My Friend.... Dan Cherry wrote this book.  It is an amazing story of air combat and friendship. Take a listen.  It is long, but an awesome story. GO HERE...

In Walnut Ridge AR, is one of the best $100 Hamburger locations... dine in a "retired" Boeing 737. GO HERE...

C-130 Lands and takes off from USS Forrestal. https://youtu.be/uM5AI3YSV3M C130 lands on an aircraft carrier 29 times in 1963.    ...