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January 20, 2022

AirVenture Camp Contest Begins

Pilots Share Stories of "That Special Airplane" for an AirVenture Camp Experience

EAA's "Pilot Your Own Adventure" contest is back for 2022, offering big prizes from the organization and sponsor, Flight Outfitters. The chance to win a grand prize is open for pilots and aircraft owners, welcoming entrants to submit real-world stories behind the aircraft they have owned. Up for grabs is a top of the line AirVenture experience, spending the expo in a fully outfitted Flight Outfitters camper along with a plethora of the brand's clothing and gear. Winners beside the first prize, up to the 5th winner will be awarded. Last year's grand prize winner took first place with a story of his trek westward in his newly restored 1968 Citabria 7ECA. 

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Classic Aero-TV: ANN Visits Wings Over The Rockies Exploration Of Flight

Colorado Campus Offers  aVariety Of Aerospace Entertainment And Education

Wings over the Rockies Exploration of Flight is the second location for the Wings Over The Rockies Museum. ANN spoke with Keith Palmer, the Director of Operations at WOTR Exploration of Flight to find out what this campus offers to the community. “The goal was to build something on the airfield, so that we could start teaching kids, our next generation, up close, personal, touching aircraft and seeing working aircraft. These are not museum pieces. Everything at the Exploration of Flight Campus is a working, functional aircraft,” Palmer expla

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NTSB Prelim: Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II

“It Was Extremely Foggy That Day”

On December 29, 2021, at 1425 eastern standard time, a Robinson R-44 II, N544SC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cosby, Tennessee. The commercial pilot received serious injuries and the passenger was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to personnel at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), Sevierville, Tennessee, the pilot and passenger traveled from Utah to pick up the helicopter after leasing it from the owner. They arrived at the service center where the helicopter had been stored about 0830 on the day of the accident. The pilot reviewed the lease agreement and conducted a local f

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