July 9, 2014
There are very few Sikorsky airplanes in the air these days, but there was a time when the Sikorsky was queen of the sky. Usually associated with helicopters, Igor Sikorsky’s first certified airplane was the Sikorsky S-38 Amphibion (Sikorsky preferred this spelling), developed primarily for Pan American Airways. Barry Schiff flew this rare bird for AOPA Pilot (“The Flying Boat,” September 2003).
California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.
The first fly-in meeting of the Young Presidents' Organization's Aviation Network drew more than 150 people to Alpine Airpark, an upscale fly-in community in the natural beauty of far western Wyoming.
Cessna’s update of the popular Citation CJ3 earned FAA certification less than six months after the company announced the new model.
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