Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty’s, sent along this photo of Paul Puehler, a retired Delta Air Lines avionics professional and instructor for University of Cincinnati – Clermont Aviation Technology program, who is instructing students on jet engine operations. [Read more…]
Jim Stack of Kirkland, Wash. send in this tip: “I have only been flying for 23 years. I only had two hours under my belt when I purchased my Cessna 175 with an O-360. From that time on, I started doing a complete post-flight check just like my preflight check before I close the hangar doors.” [Read more…]
Q: Big picture question here: For a 250 or 260 hp Lycoming O (or IO)-540, is there any significant reason to favor a wide or a narrow deck engine?
In particular, I’m looking at buying a core for a project and there seem to be more narrow deck cores available (presumably because their host aircraft are being parted out at the end of their service lives).
Kyle Boatright, via email
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems reports it is making steady progress in its push toward FAA certification.
The company, which completed ground and flight tests on two concept engines last spring, has incorporated a number of refinements in the first pre-production engine, which recently passed the 100-hour mark in ground tests. [Read more…]
ASA‘s new Combined Commercial and Flight Instructor Syllabus is now available as a free download.
The syllabus covers all necessary flight proficiency skills a pilot needs to meet the requirements for an initial commercial pilot certificate and an initial flight instructor certificate, with an airplane category and single-engine land class rating. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that, before the flight, he conducted a preflight inspection but that he did not verify the fuel level in each fuel tank of the Beech A45.
During the initial climb, the engine lost power, and he then performed a 180° turn toward a field adjacent to the runway in Hollister, Calif. About halfway through the turn, he realized that insufficient altitude existed to complete the turn, and he subsequently initiated a forced landing on a road. [Read more…]
Jim Pantas sent in this photo, explaining: “I recently flew up to where my daughter, Nicole, was taking her checkride to give her moral support. This is a picture of the plane she took her checkride in and mine glistening in the sun right after she became a pilot.” [Read more…]