3 Yellow Cubs Formation Flights!

Diana Votaw’s getting darn good at creating great little videos and here’s a new one to prove it! Of course, how could they help being great, she’s flying low over the OK18 area with 2 other Cubs! In the video, the tag “April Lands” is April Nesin flying with Diana and she might be a new LLT to come? Oh, and when you see something strange coming out of one of the Cubs a couple times – it’s the toilet paper game! And yes, not sure how we made the cover shot but that’s me and Boyd and Melanie Amos dancing around Diana’s Cub. She’s probably thinking “would ya get outta my way so I can fly this thing!” OK18 – 3 yellow Cubs!! from Diana Votaw on Vimeo....

2011 Valdez May Day Fly-In STOL Competition Videos

WOW, you’re going to love these videos! Ever look down at a 1500′ grass strip and wonder if you can get it in there? These are the guys (maybe gals too I hope) that have a right to laugh at us weenies! Take a look at 3 videos from the famous May Day STOL competition in Alaska. The winner, an experimental stretched version of a Piper Pacer known as a “Producer”; landing 30 feet! (thanks Todd) OK, now that you’ve seen how it’s done, here’s more of the competition! And if you’re like me and want to see some beautiful Alaskan scenery along with your competition shots, this one’s for you. more...

Ohio Bush Pilots, to Alaska

Crank up the volume and enjoy this one from John Graham! “This was our 2010 trip to Alaska. We started by stopping off at the super cub fly-in at Johnson Creek, ID. From there, we flew to Porthill, ID (a grass strip) for our border crossing, then up a beautiful remote mountain valley, which we called the Pre-Trench. After doing that part, the actual Trench we flew was mild. These slides are of the first part of the Alaska portion of the trip. The cabin at the end of the slide show is what we rented for a base camp for the next two weeks of exploring.” Song is Eric Lindell’s “All Alone”. Alaska 2010 – Ohio Bush Planes – Part One from john graham on Vimeo....

Dianne Wieman’s Glider Day at San Antonio

Thanks Dianne for sending us your video. I’m missing out – I’ve never even been up in a glider. Guess the opportunity just hasn’t presented itself yet. It looks like a lot of fun but I think I have a little of that “I want my airplane to have an engine” thing going on too!  Like the music choice … “More Than A Feeling”.  Judy “Yes———- the women with the red shirt and tan hat is the one and only Dianne Wieman —–  a different type of taildragger! The pictures are of the AFJROTC group from Boerne, Texas.  I did the preflight briefing and the lead instructor (the tall guy in the back seat of several of the pictures) Dave White, and another commercial glider pilot did the rides!” Dianne Wieman from San Antonio. See more about Dianne Wieman at Dianne Wieman Flight to Middletown 2010...

The Ohio Bush Boys doing their thing in Alaska

Yep, they had a great trip and a FINE time! These boys know how to do it – in a Scout, a Rans S7S and more great taildraggers! “This was our 2010 trip to Alaska. We started by stopping off at the Super Cub fly-in at Johnson Creek, ID. From there, we flew to Porthill, ID (a grass strip) for our border crossing, then up a beautiful remote mountain valley, which we called the Pre-Trench. After doing that part, the actual Trench we flew was mild. These slides are of the first part of the Alaska portion of the trip. The cabin at the end of the slide show is what we rented for a base camp for the next two weeks of exploring. John Graham” Alaska 2010 – Ohio Bush Planes – Part One from john graham on Vimeo....

Gail Schipper “Enjoying Herself” in her new video!

Check out Gail Schipper flying Basic in her beautiful, baby-blue Bucker Jungmann video. Gail is based at Longmont, Colorado (KLMO). –  ...

“Never Underestimate a Girl” Lady Taildraggers Video!

“Never Underestimate a Girl” Lady Taildraggers Video!

Here’s a brand new video I just posted on YouTube featuring some of our newest lady taildraggers! Take a look; maybe you’ll see yourself and smile. The great music is by Vanessa Hudgens, “Never Underestimate a Girl”, and you gals prove every day how true that is....

Three Tricky Little Cessna 185 Airstrips

This video is from the New Tribes Mission blog and forwarded to me by Cy Galley. The pilot is Brian Pruett who along with his wife are missionaries serving in the Philippines with Aviation. Brian says “This post is for all the pilots and dreamers who enjoy this kind of stuff. I filmed some landings and takeoffs at three of our more interesting airstrips. We are getting into rainy season now and I am learning that these airstrips are completely different when wet. It’s not only the slippery surface that’s a challenge, but all the rainy weather and low clouds make for a challenging trip as well.”...

F-16 Dead Stick Landing

Watch and listen; F-16 on a dead stick approach and landing – picture perfect....

Amelia Earhart’s Last Days

According to Executive director of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, Ric Gillespie, “After 22 years of rigorous research and ten gruelling expeditions, we can say that all of the evidence we have found on Nikumaroro is consistent with the hypothesis that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan landed and eventually died there as castaways. Whether or not the phalanx bone yields human DNA, there is a sufficient preponderance of circumstantial evidence to continue our research with hope and determination.” The following link is to a story done by “Good Morning America” that’s intriguing and sure to get your mind wondering if… just maybe, the mystery might soon be solved! Link: Amelia...

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