Archive for September 2011

AOPA Summit — Kestral Lurking?

One of the major sponsors here at AOPA Summit is the highly respected Cirrus Aircraft. As you might imagine, they have their booth at the front of the exhibits hall. It certainly means nothing, but I can’t help but be tickled by the fact that at the other end of the very same exhibit row [...]

AOPA Summit — Girls With Wings

AcroCamp Pal and “Girls With Wings” Founder Lynda Meeks is here at the Summit spreading the word about getting girls into aviation. Their slogan: “Women in Aviation Role Models for Girls” (and boys too, if you ask me). Some good loot here, and a great message. This is good stuff. Even if you’re not here [...]

AOPA Summit — Just arrived

Arrived at the AOPA Summit here in Hartford about 90 mins ago. I’ve already crossed paths with a couple friends. People are telling me that the crowd is smaller than expected. This is my first AOPO in a long time so I’m no judge. I’ve heard good things about the Administrator’s Keynote this morning. Sorry [...]

Chinese Octocopter

God bless them, those Chinese REALLY want to fly. Local farmer Shu Mansheng starts the engines of his self-designed and homemade flying device before a test flight in front of his house in Dashu village on the outskirts of Wuhan, Hubei province

AOPA Aviation Summit 2011

Well, here I am in Hartford Connecticut for AOPA Summit.  I got here in time to register tonight, so I don’t have to deal with that in the morning.  I took a walk around the Convention Center, and found this interesting prop out front: Pretty cool, although I’d rather see one that flew in! There [...]

AOPA Summit Meetup Fri at 5pm

I’m gonna be drinking a beer Fri @ 5pm somewhere within walking distance of the AOPA Summit. Watch my twitter for location. Suggestions welcome. UPDATE: UCAP Meetup at AOPA Summit. I’ll be drinking beer at the Arch St Tavern, 85 Arch St. Across from CTCC Friday at 5pm. Please join me.

Reno Tragedy Eyewitness account in UCAP Forums

UCAP listener Sven posts his eyewitness account of the Reno tragedy in the Forums. The impact was horrific and earth shattering. There was silence followed immediately by screaming.The debris was flying mostly away from the crowd although those in the immediate vicinity were hit by debris, avgas and coolant. We braced for an explosive fireball [...]

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Pics from TurboEddie

Over in the Forums, TurboEddie has posted a bunch of nice pics of his recent visit to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

Well Done AP Story on Reno Tragedy

Other than one phrase in the first graf, this is a pretty well done story about the Reno tragedy. …video of the scene shows paramedics, police and spectators attending to the wounded with a control that seems contradictory to the devastation. Officials and those in the tightly-knit air racing community credit not only a detailed [...]

Earth Orbit at Night

The city lights are cool, but the best is the lightning in the clouds.