What’s a gyroplane? How does it relate to Mentone, Indiana? What does PRA stand for?All of this is yet another depth to unique and timeless aviation, it’s yet another community within aviation, and yet another aviation story that I think you’ll find interesting. This episode is about rotorcraft and the Popular Rotorcraft Association.Take a listen to the Preferred Altitude Podcast episode 07 - Rotorcraft and the Popular Rotorcraft Association. Link to the Popular Rotorcraft Association website:http://pra.org
A B-25 bomber you can actually climb into and get a ride in, an L-17 under restoration, a motorpool of historic military vehicles, a museum of fascinating military artifacts…and more historic airplanes! On this episode we learn about the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing, based in South St. Paul at the Fleming Field airport. It’s one of the many local organizations that make up the CAF. Take a listen to the Preferred Altitude Podcast episode 06 – Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing. Link to the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing website: http://www.cafmn.org/
In aviation, type clubs are a fairly common thing, but to have a type club own the type certificate for the aircraft and build a new museum to honor the legacy of that aircraft, is frankly extraordinary. It is a story very much worth sharing.This episode is about “The Swift”.Take a listen to the Preferred Altitude Podcast episode 05 – The Swift.Link to the Swift Museum Foundation:http://swiftmuseumfoundation.org/
When most aviation people hear the phrase “Ercoupe Racing”, they may pause, they may chuckle a bit, and they’re usually quite intrigued and want to know more.William Dubois pilots “Race 53”, the Ercoupe in “Ercoupe Racing”, and he races that Ercoupe in the Sport Air Racing League.What I think you’re going to find with William’s story is what I find with many aviation stories, that it’s even more interesting than you might initially imagine…Take a listen to the Preferred Altitude Podcast episode 04 – Ercoupe RacingMore information about William Dubois and Race 53:http://generalaviationnews.com/author/dubois/http://www.planetales.net/Race 53 apparel and gear is available from...
What do the aileron, the “fastest man alive” on a motorcycle, and the P-40 Warhawk have in common?They all trace back to a fascinating person in aviation history that you may have heard of before, but I wonder if you know how fascinating his story really is.This episode is about Glenn Curtiss and the Glenn Curtiss museum.Take a listen to the Preferred Altitude Podcast episode 03 - Glenn Curtiss and the Glenn Curtiss Museum