October 25, 2011
By Jill W. Tallman
Pilot and author Sue Hughes has released the fourth in a series of children’s books aimed at making aviation fun and accessible for young children. Claire Bear Flies to Oshkosh continues the adventures of Claire Bear, an aerobatic performer and mentor for young pilots.
Illustrated by Linda Terentiak, Claire Bear Flies to Oshkosh describes Claire Bear’s flight to the biggest aviation show in the United States. And yes, Claire Bear really does fly to the show, landing on the green dot as instructed.
Hughes, a CFI and aviation technical writer, also is the founder of Powder Puff Pilot, an online retailer of pilot accessories and gear for women. She published the first Claire Bear book, Claire Bear Presents … The Pilot Alphabet, in 2008. The other installments are Claire Bear’s First Solo and Claire Bear Explains … What Pilots Fly. All four titles can be purchased from Powder Puff Pilot for $9.95 each.
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Beringer Wheels and Brakes announced the availability of several types of aircraft wheels on July 29 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and said a new anti-groundloop tailwheel design is forthcoming.
The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.
Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
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