Three Decades Later, the CitationJet Family  Still Flying High

Three Decades Later, the CitationJet Family Still Flying High

Cessna delivers the 2,000th CJ, evolving the popular entry-level jet with new technology and improvements The famous English bard William Shakespeare once wrote, “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” The rich legacy of the most popular light jet series ever built – the CitationJet – is among one of the great success stories in Read More

Rough Year, But We’re Still the Lucky Ones

Last month, I was sitting with a group of aviation-centric friends talking about the state of affairs in our slice of the world above FL00. The conversation evolved (or devolved?) into a hilariously cynical version of the word association game, the one where a person says a word and the rest quickly say the word Read More

CAF Red Tail Squadron is Back in the Air

CAF Red Tail Squadron is Back in the Air

One of the guiding principles of the CAF Red Tail Squadron honoring the Tuskegee Airmen is “never quit.” After the organization’s centerpiece aircraft, a P-51C Mustang with its distinctive red tail, was involved in a landing mishap in February 2016, it became the rallying cry for the nearly year-long rebuilding and restoration process. Two hundred, Read More

EAA’s Jack Pelton Talks AirVenture 2017

EAA’s Jack Pelton Talks AirVenture 2017

Event chairman shares changes and special events we can expect at this year’s show, as well as planes he can’t wait to see on the grounds. With the final countdown underway to AirVenture 2017, EAA staff are working double-time to ensure the grounds, programming and exhibits are ready for the greatest air show on earth. Read More

Only at Oshkosh

It was the afternoon of Monday, July 25, 2016, and the first day of the AirVenture Oshkosh air show. Having just arrived, my husband and I hustled our way closer to flight line to watch a massive red-and-white Martin JRM Mars water bomber line up for a low pass. As the last one of its Read More