Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
By Steve Krog
When an individual makes the commitment to learn to fly, there are several memorable events that occur during flight training. The very first flight always leaves a lasting impression. Same with the first take-off, or getting the airplane to do what the…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on October 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Don Siemens of Airman Acres in Collinsville, Oklahoma and Owner of a Porterfield LP-65,
NC37856 held his 50th annual Fly-In Bean Dinner on Sep 24, 2011. They had quit a good turn out. I've never seen such big pots of beans cooking. Here are links to 2 videos of the Fly-in on You-Tube.
The first one is 15 minutes long.
Allen Deiter did a real good job on…
Added by Tom Porterfield on October 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
See Jay Underdown and Partner's (Larry Lightstone and Mike Weidhaas) Lone Eagle Porterfield at the Antique Aircraft Associations Annual Blakesburg, Iowa Fly-in. It is on the Part 2 Saturday Roll Call picture video of the link below at minute 7:32.
Part 1 of 2 Saturday Roll Call: http://youtu.be/IODWy_FIcao
Part 2 of 2…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on September 8, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Paul and I had a great time at Airventure, despite a bit of a wobble when we arrived and they were not allowing RVs in due to the waterlogging, but we blagged our way in and found a dry spot. We were disappointed there were no Porterfields, not surprising considering the previous week's weather I guess, although we did meet a young chap in the bar who had flown one! We met some friends who had flown a C180 in, we were at their plane when we witnessed the Jack Roush…
Added by Tom Porterfield on August 19, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments
John Bange standing beside his vintage Porterfield Special monoplane, UH-UVH on his property at Back Plains, Queensland. A pioneering glider pilot, Bange designed and built the first enclosed-fuselage glider which made its maiden flight over Clifton on the 27 October 1935.…
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 15, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments
The Air Mail mural was designed and painted by Mark Pestana, noted test pilot and Tehachapi artist. On May 15, 1938, The U.S. Postal Service issued a new Air Mail stamp as part of a national celebration for the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. Air Mail. Tehachapi marked the occasion with its inaugural Air Mail flight to Bakersfield. Harry Beauford, Jr., a Tehachapi resident and pilot, is shown standing next to his plane at Tehachapi…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 14, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Myron Collier was born June 8, 1930, on a farm near Butler, Ohio. He built model airplanes and, though he didn't know any pilots, knew he wanted to be one. An hour's worth of instruction was too expensive, so he paid for 15 minutes at a time. What he lacked in finances he made up for in determination, and by age 23 he had accumulated private, instrument, commercial, multiengine, instructor and ATR ratings. He financed his by teaching flying, and entered the…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 14, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments
April 3, 1939. Washington, D.C. "Col. Roscoe Turner, winner of speed trophies in the air, dropped down to Washington Airport today with a red high-wing monoplane which he presented to the friends of New China, represented by Miss Hilda Yen, Chinese Aviatrix. The plane, 'Spirit of New China.' was built by the Porterfield factory." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.…Continue
Added by Tom Porterfield on March 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments