Sept. 25 -27, 2009
Sept. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Indoor activities 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sept. 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
1100 Spaatz St., Dayton OH 45433
WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Web page
Here’s an excellent video from the World Air Games in Turin, Italy showing a test flight flown by Space Shuttle astronaut (STS-75) Maurizo Cheli in the electrically powered SkySpark Single “Motor” Land aircraft (a lame attempt at aviation humor on py part). What makes this flight unique is that it has achieved an airspeed record of 155mph (250km/h) for an 8-minute long battery powered flight. The project plane, a Pioneer Alpi 300, is capable of 186 mph straight and level flight so expect to hear more record breaking flights.
This post is a test post by email from the EAA.org news website.
Just a reminder athe EAA Chapter 48 will host its 53rd Funday Sunday Pancake breakfast and Fly In on Sunday May 3rd 8 AM – 2 PM at Moraine Airpark. Help support Chapter 48.
de Havilland DH-4 used to transport U.S. Mail - Airmail
An EAA member pointed out the exhibition and interactive website “America by Air” which is part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s site and its a good way to spend an hour or two learning some aviation history. In the above photo, the de Havilland DH-4 WWI planes and pilots transported a 400 pound U.S. Mail payload in 13 segments across the country in 28 hours. It must have been an exciting time to be flying taildraggers by the seat of your pants. If you ‘really like grassroots aviation,’ check out the America by Air Exhibition.
If you enjoy ‘grass roots’ aviation, you’ll enjoy the StoriesThatFly site based in the Northeastern part Ohio … or read a little bit about it here.
Jessica Cox, Sport Pilot
A friend of mine passed this along and I though a few here might enjoy the inspirational story and watching the video.
Jessica Cox, born without arms, recently earned her sport pilot license at Ray Blair Airport in San Manuel, Arizona. She flies this Ercoupe plane the way she does most other things in her life — with her feet.