Jim Tucker had overcome every obstacle in aviation from Navy flight training to international airline flying, but his most severe test came on April 7, 1994, when he and two fellow FedEx pilots were attacked by a suicidal coworker intent on commandeering and crashing their DC-10. Tucker suffered severe head injuries that day that ended his airline career, but he’s returned to flying—and the aviation community—through the Light Sport Aircraft category. Hear Tucker describe his remarkable, personal journey and see his 1946 Luscombe in this inspiring online video.
There’s something that’s just wrong about having the latest, glass-panel avionics in an old-fashioned biplane. But Waco Classic has combined art-deco styling, stunning craftsmanship, and the latest avionics in this first-of-its-kind Model D. Fly with a pair of these powerful birds over western Michigan, and tour the Waco Classic factory, in this online video.
Aerobatic instructor and airshow performer Bill Finagin takes you on a dizzying flight that explores—and debunks—some of the myths and misperceptions that have grown up around spins. Ride along on a series of upright, inverted, and accelerated spins in a Pitts S-2C and see how the recovery technique works the same every time in this online video.