The pilots who race around pylons at only 50 feet and speeds of 500 mph and more can certainly claim to enjoy of the world’s fastest form of motor sport. Kiwi pilot John Kokshoorn reports on his preparations for the Jet Class in this year’s US National Air Race championship in Reno, Nevada.
Erik Roelofs from Wellington and Paul van den Hurk spent time with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza recently, observing the pilots and crews of the agency at work in their unique role.
When Geoff and Jessica Cooper took a rare break from their Fly DC-3 New Zealand duties, what did they do? They went to Oshkosh to look at DC-3s, of course! The husband and wife guardians of New Zealand Warbirds’ beloved Dakota each give their own perspectives on the unique celebration at the 2010 Oshkosh air-show honouring the mighty DC-3.
A keen aviation enthusiast and photographer, Dick Endt has been taking aviation photos since he was a boy. This month, he graciously shares some of his wonderful—never-before-published—images, taken at Ohakea and Whenuapai air bases in the 1950s.
Early morning starts are bad enough for the rest of us when the most dangerous part of our day is the possibility of missing the train to work. The crews of the scores of helicopters flying supply missions in Afghanistan have other things to worry about after their early wake-up calls each day, as Don Harward relates.