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|Talking with Air Show Performer Kyle Frankin||back to
FRANKLIN, ONE YEAR LATER
Amanda Younkin Franklin died from
injuries she sustained in a
crash with her husband Kyle Franklin nearly one year ago, and at the
2012 Sun 'n Fun fly-in we had the opportunity to ask Kyle how he's
doing. Kyle was at the back of the airshow performers' hangar when
AVweb's Glenn Pew found him. The two spoke for about half an
hour. Kyle still wears the scars on his right hand and forearm that he
earned trying to free his wife from the burning forward cockpit. And two
on his head where he hit the instrument panel. Most of his lesser burns
have healed well. When asked about his choice to continue performing,
Kyle answered, "This is what I've been doing my whole life. I don't know
anything else to do. And I'm going to keep doing it." Kyle is flying
this year and has plans for more work on the airshow circuit.
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AVIAT HUSKY A1C: HOW TO TAME TAILDRAGGER BOUNCE
taildragger pilot who's jammed a landing--and that's basically all of
them--will tell you that nailing three-point landings without a bounce
takes practice and sometimes even that's not enough. But in the latest
version of its popular utility aircraft, the Husky A1C on display at
Lakeland, Aviat has added a nice little feature: The gear legs have
race-car style shock absorbers that take the worst of the bite out of a
landing that smacks the runway a little harder than the pilot intended.
In this video, Aviat's Larry Schlaslinger gave Avweb a video tour of the
airplane and we then adjourned to South Lakeland Airport for a brief
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|Learning the History Behind the J-3 Piper Cub||back to
J-3: A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
With the 75th anniversary of the
Piper Cub upon us, there were lots of good Cub stories around Sun 'n Fun
this year. One of our favorites, as described in this
podcast with Bob Jones, is a 1946 J-3 that became a member of Jones
family for several generations. Jones' father was a duster pilot and
bought the airplane from Southern Airways, which had used it as a
trainer in the civil pilot training program. His Dad bought the airplane
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OWNERS AIM TO ENHANCE SKY ARROW AIRPLANE
The Sky Arrow, a
composite, tandem airplane with a pusher prop, is under new ownership,
the new owners announced at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday. Magnaghi
Aeronautica, based in Naples, Italy, has bought the design, first
introduced in 1993, and plans to upgrade it with new features such as
larger wing tanks, improved aerodynamic design and stability, stronger
structural elements, and new avionics. It will be available as both an
LSA and a certified aircraft, company spokesman Vincenzo Damiano told
AVweb. The company also is developing a four-seat version of the
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A PLANE ASKS KIDS' HELP IN FUNDRAISING
Build A Plane, the
nonprofit group that helps school kids build their own airplanes, is
asking kids around the country to pitch in and help to raise money for
the organization, and win prizes in the process. AOPA announced at Sun
'n Fun this week that they have signed on as a partner in the project.
Participants up to age 18 are asked to find sponsors to make a pledge to
Build A Plane for each mile they travel from home to EAA AirVenture at
Oshkosh later this summer. Those who raise the most can qualify to win
prizes, including a private pilot training course from Redbird Flight
Simulations, a seven-day Bahamas trip from Air Journey, scholarships,
and pilot supplies like headsets and flight bags. More...
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