May 27, 2005 0

Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, this day is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country. […]

Al Mooney’s Mighty Mite

May 15, 2005 0

The Mooney M-18 “Mite” could be described as the most efficient airplane ever built. With 65 hp, it could reach speeds of 140 mph, and designer Al Mooney once flew it on a 1,300-mile trip from Brownsville, Tex. To Watertown, S.D. and averaged 35 miles per gallon. […]

The Cessnas that got away

May 8, 2005 0

In the boom years since World War II, Cessna has designed, manufactured and marketed scores of airframe designations. But there was also an equal number of ideas that seemed awfully good at the time, but which for one reason or another you may not have ever seen at your local airport. […]