OSHKOSH, Wisc. – Launched just one year ago, SocialFlight has signed up more than 20,000 users. SocialFlight, for those unaware, is a robust calendar of aviation events. “We’ve logged more than 4,000 events in 2013 alone,” reports SocialFlight founder Jeff Simon. “In fact, we’ve heard of events being created because of SocialFlight.”
Arcadia Publishing has built a strong reputation for producing pictorial walks through history in the form of their sepia-tinged books.
The latest from Arcadia’s Images of America series is McChord Field. Released on July 22, the book boast more than “200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.”
Are you a CFI? Are you at AirVenture? If so, swing by the Gleim booth (4073) and get a 2013 Gleim FAR/AIM ($15.95 value).
Gleim is also giving away, to CFIs, access to their Flight Review Ground Training (FRGT) online course ($29.95 value). The FRGT is 3-4 hour primer for pilots who need to prepare for their Flight Review.
OSHKOSH, Wisc. – San Antonio-based Engine Components (ECi) debuted the third in its Titan 340 Stroker series engine here on Monday. The new STC’d version follows Experimental and ASTM versions of the engine.
“The 340 fits the same weight, size and mounts as a 320,” said ECi general manager Tim Moreland. “It is a direct replacement for the 150, 160 or 180 horsepower Lycoming.”
The August 2013 Idaho Aviation Association newsletter is online. In the newsletter are details on how to get a free Idaho A?FD iPad app; updates on the rebuilding of Big Creek Lodge; not to mention regular updates from president Jim Davies and District managers.
Bearhawk Aircraft started delivering kits of the Bearhawk LSA (pictured below) in June.
“We offer the Bearhawk LSA as a quick build, a plans-built, and everything in between,” said Mark Goldberg, Bearhawk Aircraft’s owner.
The Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct (HMCC) was released last week by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board. The HMCC offers recommendations to advance helicopter flight safety, airmanship, and professionalism. Developed by a team of helicopter experts, the HMCC draws upon decades of research as well as input from key helicopter organizations in both the private and public sectors, and builds upon the foundation of the Aviators Model Code of Conduct initiative, a project of over ten years’ duration. The Code applies to a range of operating environments, from primary instruction to commercial flight operations.