Ron Newburg sent in these photos in an email titled “Summers end.” [Read more…]
Q: We have a 1981 Cessna 182 with the Lycoming O540 L3C5D engine, which has the Cessna-installed turbo system. Lately, we’ve been experiencing some pretty high oil consumption with quite a bit of oil on the belly.
A compression check shows high compressions with the exception of #6, which has gone from 75/80 to 60 in the last 16 months. It has gone from 64 to 60 in the last three months.
We’ve had the plane for around three years. It was using about a quart every 10 hours up until about the last six months. It is currently consuming around four quarts per hour. [Read more…]
Our friends at FunPlacesToFly.com sent us this video, which captures “a great visit from the McKinney Fire Department as they show EAA Chapter 1246 the Protecter, a custom-built firefighting machine. It was designed to be the first a responder to jet fuel fires, protecting passengers and firefighters from harm.”
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) mounted the first in a series of pre-production diesel engines on a test stand, and turned the key on Sept. 20.
“The engine started smoothly and ran great,” said Michael Fuchs, president and CEO. “We will begin the testing procedures tomorrow.” [Read more…]
PerriQuest has introduced Laser Defense Eyewear, laser-blocking glasses with low-vision-impact and precision filter technology that provide protection against the threat of laser flashing incidents.
Designed with pilots, U.S. military personnel, law enforcement and transportation workers in mind, PerriQuest Laser Defense Eyewear provides protection from red, green and blue lasers, while maintaining color discrimination for the wearer to fly and operate cockpit display systems. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Board has released the final agenda, including the participants’ names and affiliations, for its forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. The event will be held Oct.14 in Washington, D.C., and streamed live online.
In addition, the NTSB is inviting pilots and others in the aviation safety community to send their questions related to inflight loss of control issues to LOCForum@ntsb.gov. Questions must be submitted via email not later than 3 pm ET Oct. 13. [Read more…]
A review of air traffic control recordings indicated that, after the Glasair Sportsman GS-2 crossed over the mountains, the pilot checked in with the Denver terminal radar approach controller and expressed concern about the weather at her destination airport.
After receiving weather for a closer airport, which included visibility 1.5 miles in mist with a 400-foot overcast ceiling, she changed her destination to that airport. About three minutes later, she asked the controller if other pilots had reported icing during descent, and the controller responded that other pilots had reported icing in cloud tops about 9,000 feet mean sea level (msl). [Read more…]
Women in Aviation held its Girls in Aviation Day Saturday, Sept. 26, and officials says it was a huge success (See for yourself in the photos below).
“Because of our hard-working, dedicated members, thousands of girls were introduced to aviation as a career and lifestyle. We will continue to plant the seeds to grow the aviation community.
Girls in Aviation Day by the numbers: [Read more…]