Let’s go flying with Mitt Romney! The Republican presidential candidate is using his campaign plane as a fundraising tool. For a $15 minimum donation, two of his supporters can win the chance to fly with him for one day, reports ABC News. He also hopes that they can come up with a better name for the aircraft besides “Hair Force One.”
I guess she was in a rush. A mentally disturbed woman drove her car through the gate at Hawaii’s Kalaeloa Airport and onto the runway, reports WAFB-TV. Christine Keliikuli, who was determined to be mentally disturbed, asked security if she could go out and see the planes. When she was denied, she drove her car through the fence. She was arrested and charged with trespassing, criminal property damage and driving without a license.
Highway or runway? A confused pilot accidentally landed on State Route 64 instead of Grand Canyon National Park Airport, reports Flying magazine.
I hope they got good deals. Nigeria’s billionaire class has spent around $225 million on private jets in the past two years, reports the Daily Independent. Planes bought in the past two years include a Challenger 600 and a Global Express.
We’ll end the week with this heartwarming story of Cora Rand. Cora is a 16-year-old student pilot who decided to build flight hours by flying from Florida to Aurora, Colo., with her flight instructors to help raise money for the Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance specifically to help victims and families of the Aurora movie theater shootings, reports the Salina Journal.