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.
Bearhawk Aircraft has unveiled the Bearhawk Bravo, a refinement of the four-place Bearhawk design that established the family of Bearhawk aircraft.
The Bearhawk Bravo, referred to internally as the model “B,” will be available as both a plans-built design and a Quick-Build kit. The original design and modifications are by aviator, mechanic and engineer Bob Barrows. [Read more…]
Officials with Sonex Aircraft announced on opening day of AirVenture that the Oshk0sh-based company has begun a new initiative to make kit aircraft building a part of the mainstream general aviation infrastructure in China.
Working with China GA trailblazer Francis Chao and his firm Uniworld, Sonex Aircraft is set to promote its products in China with a multi-part strategy that includes government advocacy, participation in the training infrastructure for GA pilots and mechanics, and growth of the Chinese recreational aviation enthusiast base. [Read more…]