Does the price we pay for fuel have a direct influence on how much we operate our airplanes, cars, and boats? According to an article that appeared in the EAA’s November 2011 issue of Sport Aviation (“My $.02 on $6 Avgas”), the price of avgas is less important than one might think.
Wicks Aircraft Supply has reached an agreement with Oshkosh-based Sonex Aircraft to supply the hardware kits for its new Onex (pronounced “one-x”).
Universal Avionics will host a reception to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) during the 55th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show in Washington, D.C. The benefit will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 1:30-3:30pm in Universal Avionics’ Booth 201.
The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) will hold its Spring membership meeting on Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to association business and networking, attendees will have the opportunity to hear three speakers, including Dick Rutan and Clay Lacy.
MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received an FAA STC for the next generation 5-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(G)/CFRL250-55b on the Dornier Do228-100, -200 Series Series with Honeywell TPE331-5-252D, TPE331-5B-252D or TPE331-10T-511D, or TPE331-10P-511D engines.
QinetiQ North America’s Aviation Data Trainer application is now available in the iTunes Store. The application provides air traffic controllers, pilots, airport staff and flight enthusiasts with a way to memorize and test themselves on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) data sets — or codes — that are the core of air operations around the world.
This March 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 Tri-Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Terry, Mont. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot intended to make a night VFR flight. There was no record he obtained a weather briefing prior to departure. Instead, he gathered his weather information by making a phone call to an acquaintance who was at his destination and by checking with the FAA’s Flight Watch while en route.
Q: I am test flying my new RV-9. It has a new Superior O-320, dual p-mags and an MTV11 2-blade MT prop. When it has been running at cruise power for a few minutes or more (say 2,300 rpm x 23 inches or more) and then I reduce the throttle, I get a popping/crackling sound from the engine. If I reduce the rmp before pulling the throttle, it doesn’t seem to do it so much. This typically happens when joining downwind to land, but other times too if I pull the throttle.
AirBP and EPIC Aviation, the company who has sold BP’s aviation fuel in the past, have parted ways, according to this press release from AirBP. “BP’s global aviation fuelling business, Air BP, announced today that it has entered the U.S. general aviation business as a direct fuel supplier to Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs), [Read more...]
A blog post by attorney Greg Reigel at GlobalAir.com notes that the FAA has updated its Advisory Circular for the Aviation Safety Reporting Program, sometimes known to general aviation pilots as the “NASA” form as NASA officials administer the program. The update provides a bit of leniency for pilots and others in aviation. Previously, incidents had to be reported within 10 days. The new language says: “that, within 10 days after the violation, or the date when the person became aware or should have been aware of the violation, he or she completed and delivered or mailed a written report of the incident or occurrence to NASA.” Read more here.