MT-Propeller has received an FAA STC for the next generation 3-blade scimitar composite propeller on the Beech Duchess 76 powered by Lycoming engines and other TC/STC approved piston engines.
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Two more pilots are joining the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January. The Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee will play a vital role in setting long-term spending priorities for the FAA during the 2015 Reauthorization process.
Rep. Todd Rokita, (R-Ind.), is among the 12 new committee members announced on Dec. 10. Rokita is an active pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He is also an original co-sponsor of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA), which reforms the third-class medical certification process, as well as a member of the House GA Caucus and one of general aviation’s staunchest allies in Congress.
Also joining the committee is freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), an inactive pilot and past AOPA member.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A different kind of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) is under construction in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The craft, which is still in the development stages, can not only fly horizontally, it can fly vertically as well. Click here to view a video of how it will work.
Rescuers who are trying to save the lives of endangered sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod beaches are hoping for more GA volunteers, especially pilots with roomy airplanes like a PC-12 or King Air, volunteer organizer Leslie Weinstein told AVweb this week. “We have successfully transported over 500 sea turtles thanks to all of you [pilots],” Weinstein said.
However, about 85 turtles are still in need of transport from the Boston Aquarium to sites in Mississippi, New Orleans, and Florida, according to a report by AVweb’s Mary Grady. A donor has offered to pay for the fuel for the flight. Each turtle is packed in a box, and no water is involved in the transport, Weinstein said. Two smaller aircraft also could handle the mission.
Granby-Grand County Airport (KGNB) in Colorado has a new name: Emily Warner Field, to honor the first woman hired as a commercial airline pilot in the United States. Warner had a home in Granby for more than two decades and was a regular at the airport which now bears her name, according to a report in the Sky-Hi News.
Garmin has unveiled its new GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM datalink receivers, which offer access to new weather service packages with lower activation fees from SiriusXM and its latest G4 satellite network.
A new children’s book, “Turbo the Flying Dog,” is now available.