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Honouring the first Citation: The 1948 Kentucky Derby winner

When most pilots hear the word “citation,” they think of Cessna’s line of Citation business jets rather than the famed thoroughbred “Citation” who not only won the 1948 Kentucky Derby by three and a half lengths at Churchill Downs, but also the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown for the […]

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New Goodyear Blimps Coming. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its aging fleet of blimps with the new Zeppelin LZ N07-101 airship being manufactured by Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and then assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar near Akron, Ohio. Goodyear […]

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Modifying your Cessna into a better aircraft

If you are thinking of modifying your Cessna for the better, a lengthy article by Bill Walker for General Aviation News is a must read filled with useful ideas and tips. In Bill’s experience, most of the changes people make to their aircraft generally involve safety, power/performance, appearance or some combination of these and then […]

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Headwinds lead to a fuel miscalculation and a road landing

General Aviation News will often reprint US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports, including one dated December 2010 about an accident that involved a Cessna 210 in Abilene (Texas) that caused substantial aircraft damage.  According to the accident report, the pilot departed on a 615-nautical mile cross-country flight and he determined that the flight […]

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Converting a Cessna 310 into a race car

Both Flying Magazine and a motorsport site called jalopnik.com have profiled an interesting idea for a retired aircraft: Turn it into a racing machine. That’s exactly what police officer and race car driver, Jeff Bloch (aka Speedycop), is doing by merging a 1956 Cessna 310 with a 1987 Toyota Van Wagon. Jeff calls his project […]

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