Boeing testing bio-fuels in airliners

Last year, the U-787 Dreamliner hydro ran with Chip Hanauer driving the backup Elam hull. Boeing leased the hydro for the tests and promo value at Seafair last year and has continued to use the U-787 for various promotions on bio-fuels.

Now, Boeing is testing the bio-fuels in airlines. The Seattle Times ran a story about the successful results.

Biofuels pass aviation test with flying colors >>


Hydros go green >>

VIDEO: U-787 tests on Lake Washington

Inboard hydros return to Syracuse, NY June 20th

The Syracuse Hydroplane Races are back! June 20 & 21, 2009 - This event, presented by the Updowntowners of Syracuse, in conjunction with the Central New York Hydroplane Association, has been sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association and the Canadian Boating Federation.

Big Events Coming to the 'Cuse >>

A lifeline for Miami Marine Stadium

A popular site for powerboat and hydroplane races, Easter sunrise services, and concerts in its heyday, Miami Marine Stadium is fighting for its future. For nearly 17 years it has sat dormant, shut down in 1992 by City of Miami officials, who called it a money-losing venue with a companion water basin made obsolete by bigger and more powerful speedboats.

Since its closing, thestadium has become an abandoned monolith, a giant concrete canvas covered in graffiti. A dedicated band of preservationists and community activists who hopeto save it fear that if ambitious developers have their way, the structure will be razed to make room for new marina facilities.

Now, the restoration and development proposals put forth by a group of University of Miami School of Architecture students could help show the city why the structure is worth saving.

A lifeline for Miami Marine Stadium >>