Paulo Iscold Receives August Raspet Memorial Award

Paulo Iscold (Photo: Raphael Brescia)
Paulo Iscold and the CEA-311 “Anequim.” (Photo: Raphael Brescia)

 

Paulo Iscold, 40, has been announced as the 2016 winner of the EAA’s prestigious August Raspet Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of light aircraft design. Notable past recipients include Dick VanGrunsven, Burt Rutan and Paul Poberezny. Continue reading "Paulo Iscold Receives August Raspet Memorial Award"

2015 Mojave Experimental Fly-In

Cool planes, World Records, Shiny Trophies

[UPDATED with video from the awards ceremony] The third annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In was held Saturday April 18 at the Mojave Air and Space Port. As usual uber-cool ships were everywhere (see Tom Wilson's photo blog), and the event was preceded Friday by a flour-bomb drop, poker-run and indoor model flying/slumber party. The fly-in culminated with a dinner hosted at the Stu Witt Center featuring keynote speaker Mike Melvill, a commercial astronaut and long-time Scaled Composites test pilot. In addition, NAA records-certifier Brian Utley gave a summary of the new (and as yet unofficial) world records set during the week leading up to the fly-in (see records below).

2015 MEFI Award winners (L to R): Josh and Justin Phillipson, Best Effort; Andy Chiavetta representing the Race 44 Team (Best Overall); Fred Roscher (Best Design), and Andrew Findlay (Best Test and Best Build). Photo: Whitney Brown.
2015 MEFI Award winners (L to R): Josh and Justin Phillipson, Best Effort; Andy Chiavetta representing the Race 44 Team (Best Overall); Fred Roscher (Best Design), and Andrew Findlay (Best Test and Best Build). Photo: Whitney Brown.

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