Benet Wilson

Strange But True General Aviation News

January 18, 2013 by Benét Wilson

It’s a runway, it’s a parking lot — two treats in one! New York’s Calverton Airport is using its runways as parking lots for cars damaged during Super Storm Sandy, reports Yahoo! News.  Insurance Auto Auctions Corp. is paying the airport, which is closed in the winter, nearly $3 million to rent its runways.

An amazing helicopter rescue–with a twist! A helicopter pilot under contract with the Canadian military was sent to the west shore of Hudson Bay to rescue two Nunavut hunters stranded on the ice.  But all three ended up being rescued by another helicopter after the original chopper landed on ice and sank, reports MSN News Canada.

Probation for airplane shooter.  Jason Allen McCay received probation after pleading guilty to firing a shotgun at an antique biplane, reports AL.com.  Under his probation, he can’t have access to guns and ammo, and may have to take anger management classes.

It’s moving day!  Officials at Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport recently completed an operation to relocate two snowy owls that had made the facility their new home, reports the airport’s blog.  Gene Jacobs of Raptor Services  used a lure and remote-controlled net to capture the owls, and they were relocated far away from the airport.

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3 Responses to “Strange But True General Aviation News”

  1. Tim Grayson - Charter Flight Group Says:

    Nice to see the closed-for-the-winter runways at Caverton being put to good use.

  2. Will Handley Says:

    Have a look on Google Earth at Upper Heyford former RAF / USAF base in UK – now used for storing unsold cars for several manufacturers

  3. Gaynelle Mondok Says:

    Keep up the good work i will return often.

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