Category: Aviation

Apr 09

“A Salute to Veterans” – Planes of Fame Air Museum Air Show May 2 & 3 2015

Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present Air Show 2015, May 2 & 3: “A Salute to Veterans“. This year’s airshow will feature nearly 50 historic aircraft, performing for your enjoyment as well as a salute to our veterans. We invite you to Airshow 2015 to celebrate the history, contributions, and sacrifices of …

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Feb 03

Sporty’s offers refurbished Cessna 172s

Jim Moore has posted over on the AOPA about Sporty’s 172LTE refurbished Cessna program. Sporty’s announced the program back in December (you can read about it HERE). From the article: Sporty’s refurbished Cessna 172LITE project caught on fast. A used Skyhawk with an overhauled engine, new interior, and a fresh coat of paint (among other …

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Dec 19

Sporty’s unveils Cessna 172LITE project

A Stripped-down Skyhawk designed to offer cheaper training Jill W. Tallman has posted about Sporty’s new 172LITE program over on the AOPA website.  From the article: A refurbished Cessna 172 that will offer more cost-effective flight training is at the heart of the Cessna 172LITE project, announced Dec. 17 by Sporty’s. “Sporty’s is acquiring 172s …

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Dec 06

Navy Retires EA-6B Prowler to Palm Springs Air Museum

A press release from the Palm Springs Air Museum: PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – As the sound of two Pratt and Whitney jet engines echoed through the San Jacinto Mountain Range, one of the last four Navy EA-6B ‘Prowler’ fixed-wing aircraft still in service, made its triumphant final fly-by over the Palm Springs Air Museum, Nov. …

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Oct 27

New Research Focuses TIGHAR’s Underwater Search for Earhart Plane

A press release from The International Group of Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) reports that the group had successfully linked a piece of scrap metal discovered on the island of Nikumaroro with Earhart’s plane. New Research During Amelia Earhart’s stay in Miami at the beginning of her second world flight attempt, a custom-made, special window on her Lockheed Electra aircraft …

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Oct 09

Crash of CAL FIRE Airtanker Claims the Life of Pilot near Yosemite

On the afternoon of October 7, 2014 a wildfire began at Dog Rock on the El Portal Road between the Yosemite National Park boundary and the Arch Rock Entrance Station. The Dog Rock Fire was first reported around 2:45, and swelled to approximately 130 acres. Fire crews and aircraft were dispatched to the scene and …

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Jul 28

Cessna Aircraft introduces a diesel Turbo Skyhawk: the JT-A

Now Cessna Aircraft has two diesel-engine aircraft in its single-engine line. The company displayed a Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A at EAA AirVenture and said that certification is expected “soon” for the Cessna 182 Turbo Skylane JT-A. The Skyhawk JT-A is powered by a 155-horsepower Continental CD-155 diesel engine that is claimed to extend the …

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