Good article from Air Facts Journal on the future of vacuum pumps…
Kyle Franklin flies a Kitfox acrobatically at Oshkosh 2017, almost 25yrs to the day after his father did back in 1992. Awesome performance for a kit-built aircraft with a Rotax 912is 100hp engine.
Impressive. Click here for the report.
Interesting story about the quest to break the sound barrier, told from the perspective of the United Kingdom…
And the behind the scenes bits…
Iron Maiden’s frontman Bruce Dickenson flies in the Hamilton Lancaster. The best part:
“And how did Dickinson ensure he’d be back in time for showtime given gridlocked traffic heading back into Toronto?
Easy. He flew a friend’s small Cessna 172 back to Toronto Island to be back in time to jump onstage at the Budweiser Stage near the water.”
Great video from Rod Machado on how to lean for a high-density altitude takeoff.
This year’s AFC’s First Flights for Kids event was held on Saturday June 17. Our club gave 119 kids their first taste of flight in a small airplane. The weather was excellent and everything went well.
In addition to our awesome pilots and volunteers, our partners, Coastal Pacific Aviation, Conair, 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron and NavCan tower staff all contributed to the event’s success. Thanks to everyone!
Next year will be our 10th year and we will be looking once again for club members to come together to provide this experience to lucky children from the community and surrounding areas.
The following links will take you to pictures from the event (with a few samples below):
Thanks again and see you at next year’s 10th anniversary event on June 16!
Ron Becker & Mark Thibault
AFC’s First Flights for Kids