New Planes for LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — They may be small, but they’re playing a huge role at the Lane Aviation Academy. The latest trainers at the flight school, built in Oregon, are called RV-12’s, from Van’s Aircraft in Aurora, Oregon. The school bought them for $115,000, and say they’re thrilled with the light sports planes’ performance. In fact, … Continue reading »

Plane Enthusiasts Compete at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a competition of airplane speed and agility, but the pilots are all on the ground. About 100 participants are gathered at the Eugene Airport this weekend for the 43rd annual Northwest Control-Line Regionals. The pilots tested their model planes in a number of competitions, from racing and dog fighting to precision … Continue reading »

US Navy Blue Angels Cancel Performances

(CNN) — Forced budget cuts have grounded the U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels. The Navy has canceled all of the flight demonstration team’s performances for the rest of this year. Officials say the move was caused by automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration. The squadron will continue to train at its home station in Pensacola, … Continue reading »

Big RC Aircrafts Take to the Skies

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. —¬†Folks in Junction City could look up and see some special aircrafts zipping around overhead Saturday. On Saturday, the Eugene RC Aeronauts Club held its annual Big Bird Fun Fly where some of the biggest model airplanes around are invited out for a day of flying. Club members said it’s a family-friendly … Continue reading »