Homebuilt doesn’t apply to just airplanes any longer. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, and need (or want) a new door for your hangar, Schweiss Doors’ Build Your Own Door Kit might be of interest.
Provide the designers at Schweiss the dimensions of your hangar opening, tell them where you want doors and windows, if you do, and they’ll design the schematics for the door. Pair that with Schweiss hinges and hydraulics and you’ve got a Schweiss hangar door. [Read more…]
Thursday at SUN ’n FUN, Lightspeed Aviation Foundation revealed the names of 12 charities, selected from hundreds of nominees, as the finalists in the Sixth Annual Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilots Choice Awards grant program. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Aeronca Champ and a passenger took off from a private airport in Caldewell, Idaho, with the intent of landing at a public airport some three miles away. [Read more…]
At this week’s SUN ’n FUN, Electroair reported it has received design approval and an FAA-PMA for its EIS-41000 series electronic ignition system for the Lycoming IO-AEIO-390 series of engines.
Electroair also added a large number of airframes to its list of approved airframes for the electronic ignition system. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The “Mystery Box” from last year’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be heading to Georgia to benefit an education program for young people, thanks to the combined efforts of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Sonex Aircraft, and longtime aviator Ron Alexander.
The Distinguished Professorship, located on Embry-Riddle’s Arizona campus, is named The Raisbeck Engineering Design/Build/Test Endowed Distinguished Chair, and will emphasize the critical hands-on aspects of engineering applications for junior and senior students at the university. It is endowed by a $1 million gift.
In a parallel move, Embry-Riddle Prescott has established the Raisbeck Aviation High School/Embry-Riddle Prescott Scholarship , a full-tuition, four-year scholarship available yearly to a student at Seattle’s Raisbeck Aviation High School who meets specific academic criteria and financial need. The total scholarship fund is based on current tuition valued at $30,000 per year per recipient for 10 years.
James Raisbeck, Founder and CEO of Raisbeck Engineering, commented “It is very gratifying to see the fruits of our labors over the years allow for these and other allied programs in education. These are the young and motivated students who will graduate and apply their advanced education to keeping the United States at the forefront of aviation and aerospace technology worldwide.”
Raisbeck Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Raisbeck Aviation High School have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, with STEM education being the primary goal. Each year, Raisbeck Legacy Scholarships, a fund already in place at the high school, sends 10 or more students to engineering Summer Camps at the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus. Many of the students who attend ultimately apply for entry into ERAU engineering programs. Raisbeck Engineering also offers internship opportunities for Embry-Riddle students at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington.