OSHKOSH — Aspen Avionics revealed at this year’s AirVenture that certification is imminent for its latest software upgrade that includes several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi- function display (MFD). [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — On opening day of AirVenture, Hartzell Engine Technologies reported it is producing a series of short instructional videos aimed at helping general aviation aircraft owners and technicians better understand the operations of key aircraft components and systems.
“When we attend airshows and events we get a lot of the same questions from attendees and many of them are about basic operations and maintenance,” said Mike Disbrow, president. “We felt that it was the right time to take all of our internal expertise and create a series of short instructional videos that our customers and technicians can access any time to get the information they need.” [Read more…]
The first is an engine modification utilizing the advanced power of GE’s H80 engine. The second is an avionics retrofit with the AeroVue integrated flight deck by BendixKing. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while conducting a preflight inspection on the Beech C24R, he looked inside the wing fuel tanks and estimated that there was about 27 gallons of fuel. He then departed on a local flight to test the avionics and autopilot system.
While returning to the airport after an approximate one-hour flight, the engine experienced a total loss of power, and he attempted a forced landing on the roof of a building in Titusville, Florida.
The airplane crashed through the roof, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and flight control surfaces. [Read more…]
Emil Bryant sent in this photo, noting: “My son Alex sitting at the controls of the giveaway Cub at Sporty’s in Batavia, Ohio. He grabbed the controls like he had been doing it all his life.” [Read more…]
There is precious little we can accomplish in life entirely on our own. We need help, or encouragement, or correction from others. And thank goodness. Life would be awfully lonely if we all went around all the time being entirely self-sufficient and self-contained. [Read more…]
The board of directors of Chicago Executive Airport have again rejected pilots’ request for self-serve fuel, continuing a stalemate over high gas prices. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, the board voted unanimously against offering self-service aviation gas, despite a petition from nearly 200 pilots asking for it.
According to one board member, self-serve fueling stations would compete with the airport’s FBOs.
Read the full story here.