GA8 Airvan #175 has rolled off the assembly line at GippsAERO in Morwell, Victoria, in Australia, which makes Airvan the most produced Australian designed and manufactured aircraft in history, company officials said. [Read more...]
L-3 Avionics Systems has released its updated GH-3900 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS).
True Blue Power has introduced a new, high-power static inverter, the TI1200. The inverter produces 115 VAC at 60 Hz for 1200 watts of “wall outlet” power from an aircraft’s 28 VDC input. It powers high-tech cabin solutions, including in-flight entertainment systems, on-board galleys, or devices such as emergency medical and law enforcement equipment.
This April 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Maule MX7. Injuries: None. Location: Greenville, N.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot, who received his tailwheel endorsement the day before the accident, had five hours of flight time in the accident airplane, with most of his experience being on turf runways.
Q: I have an O-290-D2 that I am going to use in an Experimental Wag Aero 2+2 that I am building. Although the engine was flying regularly before I removed it from a Pacer and pickled it, I want to open it up to look at the cam. If the cam is pitted, a replacement will be difficult or prohibitively expensive.
A woman with very limited flying experience landed a twin-engine Cessna Monday, April 2, when her pilot-in-command husband became incapacitated during an afternoon flight near Wisconsin’s Door County Cherryland Airport (SUE). According to a report at EAA.org, John Collins, 81, and his wife, Helen, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, were on a return flight from Florida in their 1980 Cessna 414A when John suffered a medical problem and became unresponsive less than 10 miles south of Sturgeon Bay. Read the full report here, including how an EAA member helped talk the woman through the landing.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association named three winners for $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.
The Rocky Mountain Airshow in Broomfield, Colo., has been selected as one of 20 events worldwide to host the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team.
Leave it up to the good folks in at San Antonio-based ECi to write a post for their website titled, “Cage Fighting for Cylinders“. In the post, ECi’s Tim Moreland acknowledges that “ECi has gotten a black eye for some cylinder failures so we went to the gym to toughen up.” Using the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Art (MMA) as the metaphor for the work ECi has put into their Titan cylinders makes for clever reading.