Howard 500

Howard 500

For the first time since it had arrived at Oshkosh AirVenture 2017, the big blue-and-silver beauty was not surround by throngs of gawkers. Only curious stragglers, captivated by the machine, wondered aloud what it was. Upon learning it was a Howard 500, most assumed that Howard Hughes, Hughes Aircraft, or the Howard Aircraft Company (builders Read More

Microjet Fun – Flying the SubSonex, With a Bonus!

Microjet Fun – Flying the SubSonex, With a Bonus!

The altimeter reads 9,500 MSL, but I’m only 3,000 feet or so above New Mexico’s high-desert terrain. If I crane my head over my shoulders, I can see the tips of my aircraft’s ruddervators. Yet, I’m still required to do clearing turns before beginning my maneuvers, so I do. I’m about halfway through my Permanent Read More