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Club Spotlight

Article | Sep 11, 2013

A look at the history of the Reading Aero Club based at Reading Regional Airport (RDG) in Pennsylvania.

Honor Flight salutes veterans

Slideshow | Aug 05, 2013

As the B-29 Fifi and three B-25 North American Mitchell bombers flew overhead at EAA AirVenture for a missing man salute, a hush fell over the crowd while taps played through loudspeakers.

New VAC program helps returning vets

Article | Jul 29, 2013

The Veterans Airlift Command, a volunteer organization that provides wounded combat veterans with free transportation on general aviation aircraft, has added a new mission—helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return to civilian life.

Veterans group shares message at Sun ’n Fun

Article | Apr 10, 2013

Disabled American Veterans staff Lynn May, Mike Jones, and Calvin Peacock join Panchito owner Larry Kelley (center) and pilot Matt Sager with DAV’s Kerry Ward (right) in front of the iconic World War II bomber. Larry Kelley, owner and pilot of Panchito, a B-25J Mitchell bomber that he has lovingly restored and maintains, has joined forces with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Flight Team to spread the message to American veterans that “they are not alone.” “I saw that the DAV was at sports events and NASCAR races but realized that they needed to be at airshows,” Kelley said.

Brain direct: In pursuit of an aircraft-mind connection

Article | Apr 04, 2013

Future pilots might be invited to have a tiny sensor surgically implanted in their brain, extending the fly-by-wire concept straight to the motor cortex. A more palatable option, perhaps, is simply donning a headset, though accuracy suffers.

Fly like a fighter: Join the gaggle

Fly like a fighter | Apr 04, 2013

While stationed in Okinawa, Japan, flying the F-15 I made periodic trips to the Philippines to fly in Cope Thunder exercises—the Pacific version of Red Flag. They would schedule up to 70 aircraft in a very dynamic war training event with airplanes split Blue Air against Red Air.

Tenn. Senate passes flight training exemption from new fees

Article | Mar 22, 2013

Tennessee took a step forward in keeping flight training in the state affordable and accessible March 18 when the state Senate passed a bill that would exempt flight schools from new fees and other administrative burdens. When the Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced new regulations and fees affecting Part 141 flight schools in 2012, the additional cost to flight schools—which would be passed on to customers—was enough to make potential students think twice about staying in the state for training.