November’s flight-of-the-month found Connie and me flying to Gilliam-McConnell Airfield in Carthage, North Carolina on the 11th. We picked this airport for the pork barbecue restaurant located right on the field, the Pik-N-Pig, but found much more on our little Veteran’s Day adventure. A mere 22 nautical miles from Raleigh Executive Jetport (KTTA) near Sanford, … More FLIGHT OF THE MONTH: Veteran’s Day at The Pik-N-Pig
I’ve enjoyed Air & Space magazine for years, but an in-depth article by Mark Betancourt in the August 2015 issue goes above and beyond. I expect informative technology reviews and personal interest articles sating my inborn curiosity in aviation and space developments, but this story is one of the best science reviews I’ve read in … More HURRICANE GENESIS: A science review by Mark Betancourt in Air & Space Smithsonian
I always thought the DC-3 had a sleakly smooth look ahead of its time, or even timeless. … More AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH – or – “What do you mean you won’t fill my order?!”
As a general aviation pilot, a story about increasing conflicts among fliers sharing the skies overhead carries an intrinsic interest with a safety overtone. As a biologist and a birder, realizing the story is about wildlife-human aerial interactions awakens quite a different interest, still with a safety overtone. Sergio Lambertucci, a wildlife ecologist at the … More AIRSPACE CROWDING
Luna moth resting on a screen at the Len Foote Hike Inn in north Georgia This was one of a few luna moths we saw while we were hiking this May in Amicalola Falls State Park in the north Georgia mountains. With apparently little to do in the daylight hours, these huge specimens mostly just … More The Evolution of Aerial Combat
Sunset’s shadow fell about two-thirds of the way up the wall of tall pine trees lining the eastern shore of the lake. I thought it would be neat to get the rising shadow on video, but realized it would progress too slowly to enjoy in real time, perhaps a time-lapse would work. A blustery northwest … More February’s Bird-of-the-Month
There’s a new documentary coming out next year called, Aviation: The Invisible Highway. The trailer claims that…“When airplanes were invented, their purpose was simple, to take us faster and farther.” I disagree. Airplanes were invented because people wanted to go up into the air. They wanted to fly above the ground. They wanted to see … More AVIATION: The Invisible Highway – a review of the trailer!