June 24, 2013
By Dan Namowitz
Plane spotting is best practiced on terra firma. Still, plane spotters’ knowledge goes where they go—and nothing will grab the attention of two spotters flying the traffic pattern in a Cessna 172 like the tower saying, “Make short approach. Your traffic is a Galaxy on a two-mile final.” Landing and (promptly) taxiing clear, the plane spotters check how closely the huge C-5 was trailing, only to see a mid-sized bizjet touching down. Did somebody cut in? No. This is a Gulfstream G200, named after its original manufacturer, Galaxy Aerospace.
The vanishing of five U.S. Navy aircraft in 1945 remains one of the legendary mysteries of aviation, one that may soon be solved.
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
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