by Kevin O'Brien and Chris Armstrong
Sad faces all round at the Exxon Flyin' Tiger tent in Oshkosh
Saturday as Bruce Bohannon taxied in from an unsuccessful attempt
at an absolute Unlimited US altitude record for piston aircraft
(not, as widely reported elsewhere, a world record). There was no
emergency, and Bohannon taxied the Flyin' Tiger in under its own
Randy Henderson, is a 24-year airshow veteran and 25 year pilot,
currently Captain, for Southwest Airlines. The three-time National
and former International IAC aerobatic champion will be performing
here at AirVenture throughout the week...
233 Kts, FL230, 26 Minutes From Brake Release... Wow! Part
It Sure Goes fast… But Does It Go Slow?
Stalls are a joke. Both elevator and rudder are limited (with an
actual rudder limiter built into the aircraft systems) so as to
keep one out of trouble (something I understand the reasoning
behind but personally do NOT care for). This is NOT a criticism of
the airplane, because this aspect of the design will, no doubt,
keep some poorly-trained pilot from doing something stupid.
by ANN Correspondent Kevin O'Brien
We might not have covered Van's Aircraft as much as we should
have done, given their dominant position in the SportPlane
industry. Why is that? Well, it might be that news is the business
of reporting change and especially drama. Van's is remarkably free
of drama, and the most important change there, is that more and
more customer RVs are flying all the time.
If you have been looking for a set of Parker beading tools for
your toolbox, you probably know that they have become harder and
harder to find. Aircraft tool supply has designed a new set of
tools to cover the demand.
Some time ago, Patrick Farrell lost a friend in an Aerostar
crash. On that day, Farrell decided he would develop a low-cost
FLIR system that would help save lives by giving pilots of GA
aircraft infrared-enhanced vision capability at a reasonable
The NTSB has released its final report on the August 8, 2003
crash that took the life of Col. Michael
J. O'Toole, USAF, an ATP-rated pilot with more than 7,000
hours under his belt, but spared his two passengers, his
wife Pamela and daughter Shannon.
"My own feeling -- and I wasn't there -- was knowing
Mike and knowing the situation that something developed at a point
where no response was possible. It was either fly into the power
line or try to get over the power line. I suppose most anybody
would try to get over the power line."
Source: Col. Daniel O'Toole, USAF (Ret.).
talking about his son, Col. Michael J. O'Toole, USAF, and
his fatal crash in a Cessna 182. The crash took his life but spared
those of his wife and daughter. The NTSB has just released the
final report on the crash.
Want To Get Married At AirVenture? Sure, You Can Do That
A recent and therefore little-known addition to the huge
schedule of activities at AirVenture takes place bright and early
on convention mornings. You may not know it, but while you're at
AirVenture, there's a small group of people praying over the
convention activities - praying for the pilots, for safe air shows,
and for a safe return home for all visitors.