DENVER, Colorado – Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC), which is developing the high-tech, solar-electric Sun Flyer general aviation flight trainer, hosted a rollout event of its proof of concept (POC) Sun Flyer May 11 at Centennial Airport. [Read more…]
By STEVE WIGHTMAN
I blame my flight addiction on Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous quote: “For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk with your head turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”
Beginning with flying model airplanes in my teens, my eyes were often turned skyward. I’d read about airplanes, engines and feats in then hard-to-find aviation magazines like a bear devours chocolate bars. [Read more…]
OLNEY, Texas — Air Tractor has received FAA certification for factory production line installation of the Electronics International MVP-50T turboprop engine analyzer in all production Air Tractor aircraft.
Going forward, the glass panel engine instrument display will be optional equipment in all models of Air Tractor aircraft. [Read more…]
With a goal of “perpetual flight,” Daniel Preston and a small group of engineers and professors are working to design an unmanned, autonomous, solar-powered electric airplane that can achieve that milestone of staying aloft around the clock … even during the longest, darkest night of the year.
And why, you might ask, would you need such a plane? [Read more…]