Across America Mission An Important Milestone Both In The Air And On The Ground
A revolutionary solar airplane built in Switzerland by a private civilian team has successfully flown across the United States in six legs covering more than 3500 miles despite being confronted with weather challenges and damage to the wing on its final flight. Solar Impulse, the first airplane ever to fly day and night on solar energy only, once again proved the reliability and efficiency of clean technologies.
Airport Director Calls Air Shows 'A Dying Business'
From its early days in the 1980s to 2000, an air show held at Wilkes-Barre/Scrantion International Airport (KAVP) in Pennsylvania drew large crowds. But interest waned, and in the last year of its existence, the show lost $23,000. It was cancelled in 2003 when the airport began construction of a new terminal building, and has not returned.