WASHINGTON, D.C. — With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” [Read more…]
Seeker Aircraft reports that the FAA and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have both issued Normal Category Type Certificates (TCs) to the Seeker SB7L-360 series aircraft.
Now that it is FAA Part 23 Normal Category Certified, Seeker Aircraft can sell the Seeker for commercial operations, in addition to individuals for personal use, company officials explain. [Read more…]
“We’re all astounded at what this Bentzen Sport can do,” says Rob Bach of Pell Lake, Wisconsin, adding, “Bill and Ken Bentzen were engineers and brothers; they only built one plane — and they built it perfectly.”
Though the airplane is 54 years old, it’s a fresh face on the flight line today, with an intriguing history. [Read more…]
AUSTIN, Texas – Bearhawk Aircraft has completed the delivery of two Bearhawk LSA aircraft kits to South Africa and New Zealand.
The Bearhawk LSA, available as a Quick-Build kit, is a two-place tandem seated aircraft resembling the Piper Super Cub and other high-wing aircraft used for sport, recreation and utility. [Read more…]
Fun and history wrapped in a classic design
Florida architect Ed Hoffman acquired his love of aviation quite traditionally: He grew up around aircraft, many of them designed by his father. Today he flies a Fairchild 24W, a classic that endures from the time of the Great Depression.
“My dad, Edward Hoffman the second, designed and built five different airplanes,” said Hoffman of Tarpon Springs, Florida. “I am Edward Hoffman the third.” [Read more…]