Akron Area Trip Report. Meanwhile across the pond, Steve Dilullo has posted a trip report on his “A mile of runway will take you anywhere” blog about flying around the Akron Ohio area. As usual, the trip report includes a number of photos including some great aerial shots of fall Ohio foliage.
NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide. And should you be in the market for a light business aircraft, General Aviation news is reporting that the National Business Aviation Association has released the NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide. The guide provides an overview of all light business aircraft currently in production and can be downloaded from the NBAA website.
Flying a C-182 with a Peterson’s Performance Plus 260SE/STOL Conversion. Meanwhile, Tracy who is the blogger behind the Around the Pattern Blog, has recently wrote about taking a C-182 with a Peterson’s Performance Plus 260SE/STOL Conversion up for a spin. According to Tracy, the modification “includes the installation of a 260 HP Continental IO-470 engine and the addition of a canard just behind the propeller” and while the performance feels almost the same, the owner had installed it for good reason: He flies around the Sierra Nevada Mountains where there are few safe landing options.
Video of the Making of Continental’s Blue Skyway Livery. On a completely different note, Continental Airlines has created a time-lapse video showing the creation of the special livery for them. The three minute video gives a whole new perspective to special aircraft liveries!
Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. And for those of you who have followed the Hudson River landing story, Captain Sully Sullenberger has recently released his autobiography. In case you have not had a chance to buy and read the book, Max Trscott has just posted an excellent review of it on his blog.
Where You Can Land on a Highway. And finally, in case you are wondering where you can land on a highway, an entry on the Fly With Blake blog mentions that Wiley Airport (CAJ2) also forms part of Dempster highway (mile 244) in Canada. However, given the airstrip is located in Canada’s Yukon region, I don’t think vehicles on the runway will be much of a problem!