Picture of the Day: Solo times two

Dan O’Brien submitted this photo and note: “The first two airplanes I soloed while a student pilot. Photo was taken at Mattituck, New York, some time in the early 1960s.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for […]

Picture of the Day: Flight training 27,000 hours and 55 years ago

Steve Purcell, now a CFI, submitted this photo and note: “Zahn’s Airport. Amityville Flying Service, Amityville, N.Y., Long Island. 1965. Going student pilot solo in this neat straight tail C-150. About $16 an hour. My CFI was the awesome Ralph Thomas of Pan American Airways.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture […]

Picture of the Day: My first solo in the R-22

Lindsay Petre submitted the following photo and note: “After many, many months of struggle and weeks of weather delays, it was finally a perfect day for my first solo in the Robinson R-22. Photo is by my CFI Mike DeMarchi.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can […]

First solo for Flying Musicians scholarship winner

LOCK HAVEN, Penna. — The overlap in skills between music and aviation was evident Sept. 16, 2017, at the Piper Memorial Airport, when violinist William Knauth completed his first solo flight at AvSport of Lock Haven. William, 18, a recipient of the Flying Musicians Association Solo Scholarship, completed this landmark achievement after two months of training, with an accumulated 10.2 […]