Flight Design officials are pretty happy after Sun ’n Fun, reporting several sales, including a trend that could suggest anew avenue of growth for Light-Sport Aircraft.
Aspen Avionics and BlackBox Aviation Systems have partnered to give users of BlackBox Aviation Systems’ new BlackBox Aviation Data Manager, an aircraft and pilot record management solution for general aviation, direct access to aircraft performance and flight data via Aspen Avionics’ Connected Panel technology.
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: Piper Mirage. Injuries: None. Location: Clemson, S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The airport was bordered by a wooded area with no fence separating the two. The pilot was attempting a night takeoff. As the airspeed reached 60 knots, the pilot saw a herd of deer walking across the runway and felt something hit the airplane.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When good developments are made, most people are delighted and few consider the secondary effects. These, however, are often significant. Take the unintended consequences of NextGen.
Whew! It’s over. Sun ’n Fun can be the busiest six days of one’s life — until the next one. I wanted to skim the very top of what I found interesting at the recently concluded show. Today I’ll cover airframe manufacturers and follow up this week with more.
The NTSB has released a number of recommendations as a result of the crash at last year’s Reno Air Races:
NavWorx has added Wi-Fi support to its line of ADS-B receivers and Universal Access Transceiver (UAT). The company’s WxBox is a portable unit designed to receive free broadcast weather from a nationwide network of ADS-B stations. Wi-Fi enables NavWorx ADS-B devices to exchange data wirelessly with a variety of portable and panel-mounted display devices, including Garmin, iPad, and other popular devices, company officials said.