Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Wild ride! Kirby Chambliss in-flight video

May 30, 2012 3 Comments

Take a trip on the wild side with this video of Kirby Chambliss flying his Edge 540 over the Arizona desert. Wow!  

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Eyes in the Sky: News Video

May 23, 2012 6 Comments

This video offers a first-hand look at some interesting UAVs, including the Border Control’s Reaper and a University of Arizona drone that’s being developed by students who program it to fly maneuvers with computers. It’s part of the larger discussion about integrating UAVs into U.S. airspace and upcoming FAA licensing and regulations.

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Helicopters welcome?

May 16, 2012 55 Comments

Some time ago, we asked fixed-wing pilots how they felt about flying with helicopters. Some were very accommodating while others wanted a total ban on helis at their flying fields. As a heli pilot, have you ever felt unwelcome at an AMA field? What’s your solution to flying with “plankers”? We want to hear the [...]

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An electric plane that can fly forever??

May 10, 2012 No Comments

A new aerospace company, Flight of the Century. is planning to build and fly an electric plane that can fly indefinitely! See text in red about how they intend to make the battery last longer. Interesting stuff!   Orange County, California, May 10, 2012—-American electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates and his team of record-breaking engineers [...]

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Top Gun! It’s a Tie for High Static

May 07, 2012 No Comments

This year two Team jets tied for a top static score of 99.423 each! Mike Selby’s impressive A6-E Intruder, flown by Ray Johns, has a 120-inch wing and is powered by a B300F turbine engine. For more information on this unique model, click here. Graeme Mears’ T-33, flown by Ali Machinchy, has a 110-inch wingspan [...]

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Top Gun! Champion Dave Wigley & his Wyvern

May 06, 2012 7 Comments

For the third year in a row, Dave Wigley and his own-design Wyvern garnered the top spot and the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title. Entered in Masters class, Dave received a high static score (97.232) and flew consistent 96/97 flights all weekend. He was in close competition with Expert class winner Jack Diaz and his [...]

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Cast your vote to preserve aviation history!

May 06, 2012 No Comments

The Gateway National Recreation Area-C47 Skytrain WWII Transport in Brooklyn and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan need your votes in this program to spotlight historic preservation.  Forty historic New York places representing all five boroughs are competing for $3 million in grants through Partners in Preservation, a collaboration between American Express and [...]

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Warbird Alley

May 05, 2012 No Comments

PJ Ash, the most congenial host of  Warbird Alley, welcomes all warbird lovers to his lounge in the pits for post-competition refreshment. PJ is also the manager of the Warbird Alley flight show team, which put on a great show during the halftime show. PJ is flying a Martin Baker MB-5 of his own design  [...]

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Executive editor About me: I’m a publishing professional who has a passion for aviation and RC, and I love creating issues, books and a website that help RC pilots to enjoy this sport even more. I admire scale aircraft and enjoy the convenience of flying smaller electrics.
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