Hill Aircraft located at Fulton County-Brown Field Atlanta (FTY) in Georgia has joined the Air Elite Network.
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.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor will fly at the August 24-26 Rocky Mountain Airshow in Broomfield, Colorado. F-22 demo teams will make just 20 appearances worldwide in 2012. The 10th annual air show will include aircraft ranging from WWI replicas to state of the art technology. Fireworks follow a Hot Air Balloon Glow and the twilight air show on Friday night. The AdventureZone kid’s area will showcase numerous activities and hands on projects to engage and excite kids of all ages while emphasizing the importance of STEM curricula. Hundreds of aircraft from across the country will also be on site for the 32nd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-in held in conjunction with the air show.
The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) market is coming. There is a lot of work yet to be done, but it’s coming all the same. Late last month, Wichita-based Fat Head Solutions announced its hung out its shingle in the UAS market and, “will provide low cost, high value, and complete subsystem solutions for small unmanned aerial systems.” Fat Head plans to “capitalize on the emerging $17 billion per year UAS market by focusing on the small end with: camera, landing, video and power systems and sensor solutions.