By MIKE LUCAS
As I removed my shirt and sat up on the examination table, my Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) asked me: “Have you seen a doctor lately?”
The question was curious to me. I have been visiting an AME physician every year since 1985. That question was, it seemed, a trick question, I was sitting in a doctor’s office. After my examination, I received my second class medical certificate that day.
The interesting point about this exchange with my AME that August is that 10 months later, the next June, I was on an operating table, scheduled for a quadruple bypass surgery. [Read more…]
On July 28, 1976, Eldon W. Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird at an astonishing 2,194 mph — a record that still stands today.
Flying with George Morgan as reconnaissance systems officer, Joersz flew 2,193.64 mph over a 25-kilometer straight-line course 80,600 feet about Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. [Read more…]
New challenges will launch in October and January, giving pilots the opportunity to participate and enter for a chance to win a gift card or trip to AirVenture 2017.
General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) and Tornado Alley Turbo (TAT) revealed at this week’s AirVenture that they have received FAA STC approval for the installation of the new, composite, 3-blade, McCauley “Carbon Black Mac” propeller on several models of Beechcraft Bonanzas, including S35, V35, V35A, V35B, F33A, C33A, E33A, G33, 36, A36, G36, A36TC and B36TC equipped with both normally aspirated and turbonormalized IO-520 and IO-550 powerplants. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — Aspen Avionics is expanding beyond the manufacturer sales channel to deliver its NexNav Micro-i GPS receiver/sensor through Aspen’s authorized dealer network.
The 80-inch diameter, 2-blade, scimitar-shaped composite propeller system with Kevlar spinner weighs only 42 pounds, company officials report. [Read more…]
The ADS600-EXP, intended for installation in experimental and light-sport aircraft, It is based on the certified and 2020 compliant ADS600-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT). The ADS600-EXP provides ADS-B Out (Transmit) and In (Receive), and sells for $1,399. [Read more…]