Dealing with the gray areas

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a gentleman who was overhauling an antique propeller. He needed to know what lubricant to use in the prop.

The company that manufactured the prop was no longer in business, so all he had was an obsolete spec. I told him I would see what I could find and get back to him.

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First flight: Cirrus Vision SF50 certification jet

Cirrus Aircraft has achieved a milestone in its Vision SF50 personal jet program with the successful first flight of certification aircraft “C-Zero” (C0).

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Elected officials to attend GA Jobs Rally

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy on March 28 at Bombardier’s Dallas Service Center at Dallas Love Field in Texas.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Pete Sessions, and Marc Veasey will be the featured speakers.

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UND, Tokai University extend training contract

The University of North Dakota and Japan’s Tokai University have inked a four-year extension to a successful collaboration that the two schools launched eight years ago.

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Sandia Aerospace introduces Quattro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia Aerospace has introduced the SAI 340 Quattro, a replacement for steam-gauge standby instruments in EFIS-equipped aircraft. The Quattro displays indicated airspeed, barometric altitude, roll and pitch and provides a slip indication.

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Spring break fun at New England Air Museum

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 14-18 for spring break. The museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls.

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Silver Airways partners with Broward College

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Silver Airways has inked a preferential hiring partnership for students at Broward College.

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Airforms awarded new FAA PMA approvals

BIG LAKE, Alaska – Airforms’ growing line of replacement engine baffles now includes parts for all Piper PA-28-161 and PA-28-236 aircraft. The newly approved Warrior and Dakota baffle sets expand Airforms’ engine baffle product line to more than 50 aircraft models.

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Poor fuel management by Piper pilot

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Margaret, Ala. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot and passenger departed on a local flight. The airplane was in cruise flight, about 1,000 feet AGL, when the engine lost power.

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