US Airways Flight 1549 On Its Way to a New Home. The “Miracle on the Hudson” aircraft is on its way to a new permanent home at the Carolina Aviation Museum as a permanent museum display. The Aero Experience blog has a picture of the aircraft moving through New Jersey while Gary’s Flight Journal has pictures of the aircraft crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
USAF Museum Pictures. Meanwhile, Steve, the blogger behind “A mile of runway will take you anywhere,” has posted part 13 of his visit to the USAF Museum in Ohio. Part 13 covers the new Korean War Gallery that was renovated last year as part of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
Putting Together an Airshow. If you think moving a commercial jetliner across several states is difficult, try putting together and working in a weekend airshow. Specifically, check out an article in Sign On San Diego about Howard Merritt, the head of maintenance for the Wings Over Gillespie Airshow in El Cajon, CA.
Live Video of the Paris Air Show. And speaking of air shows, Flightglobal and FLIR Systems will broadcast live from the 2011 Paris Air Show. Their live broadcast will begin at 12 pm from Monday-Thursday starting June 20. To watch the live stream, just go to Flightglobal’s air show channel: flightglobal.com/Paris.
Seaplanes in Oslo. Vincent, the blogger behind the PlasticPilot blog, has noted that he was recently sent some photos of a seaplane flight over Oslo. Vincent also noted that there are not many places in Europe where seaplanes are actually allowed – other than aero-club in Como, Italy and a so-called hydro base in Biscarosse, France.
50 Airports for a 5oth Birthday. Meanwhile, pilot James Oliphant found an interesting way to celebrate his 50th birthday by flying more than 1,100 miles to 50 Kansas airports in 11 hours. He also raised $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. You can read the entire story in the Witchita-Eagle.
Aviation Docs for the iPad. And on a different note, On-Board Data Systems has just released Aviation Docs, a whole suite of tools and services utilizing cloud technology to provide fleet management document delivery to Apple iPads. To learn more about the Aviation Docs for iPad app, click here.
Business Jet Use Rises Sharply. Finally and on an interesting general aviation note, AVweb has noted that business aircraft traffic is now within 10% of its level back in April 2008 before the financial crisis. However, AVweb also pointed out that the latest report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association revealed that business jets were among the weakest delivery categories for 1Q2011 compared to 1Q2010.