Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Deon Mitton WHERE: Los Angeles, California POSITION: Director of service reliability engineering at Sony PlayStation, Aviation photographer CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial land / seaplane, Private pilot helicopter, Tailwheel 1. When did you first enter the aerial photography scene? I started in 1993 as soon as I earned my pilot’s license. Photography has always been a passion of mine and once Read More

The Kodiak Makes a Splash

The Kodiak Makes a Splash

We circle above Lake Travis two times, locating power lines, wake signs and boats. Mark Brown, Quest Aircraft’s lead factory demo pilot, informs me the key to water landings is to plan the perfect landing zone then overfly it, allowing plenty of area to face variable winds, currents, debris and traffic. It’s a hot Texas Read More

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Andrew Broom WHERE: Greensboro, North Carolina POSITION: Executive Director of the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Marketing and Communications Roles at Honda Aircraft Company, AOPA, Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse and GAMA 1. Can you tell us how the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) got started? CJP formed nine years Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Matt Younkin WHERE: Siloam Springs, Arkansas QUALIFICATIONS: Air Show Performer, 20-30 Shows / Year, Proficient in More Than 80 Types of Aircraft, 5,000 Hours 1. What led to your career in aerobatics? I’m a third-generation pilot and my dad was a renowned air show performer – flying in shows for more than 20 years. And though I’ve been Read More

B-29 Superfortress Doc Receives a  Hero’s Welcome

B-29 Superfortress Doc Receives a Hero’s Welcome

Less than a year after its first flight, the recently restored B-29 Superfortress named “Doc” made its much-anticipated public debut at the Defenders of Liberty Air Show in Barksdale, Louisiana May 5 through 7. This was the first stop on its tour, with at least four more expected in 2017 (EAA AirVenture included). The warbird’s Read More