Raisbeck unveils EPIC Performance Package for King Airs

SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering is unveiling a newly certified EPIC Performance Package for the in-service King Air C90GTx fleet of nearly 150 airplanes.

The improved performance comes from Raisbeck’s Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers, combined with Dual Aft Body Strakes, and takes advantage of the low-speed contribution of the factory installed winglets on that specific model, company officials explain.

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NASA helicopter test a smashing success

HAMPTON, Va. — The successful crash test of a former Marine helicopter could help lead to safer civilian and military helicopters, according to NASA aeronautics researchers.

The full-scale test sent the fuselage and its 15 dummy occupants crashing into the dirt at NASA Langley Research Center’s Landing and Impact Research facility in Hampton, Virginia, at about 30 miles an hour.

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Mercy Flight Southeast to hold fundraising golf tournament

LEESBURG, Florida — Mercy Flight Southeast will hold its 18th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harper Family Charitable Foundation, at Arlington Ridge Golf Club on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.

Mercy Flight Southeast coordinates approximately 3,000 free flights each year for children and adults who need transportation to life-saving, far-from-home medical care. The non-profit relies on a network of 650 pilots who donate time and aircraft to fly Mercy Flight Southeast passengers.

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Minden pilot wins world championships

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MINDEN, Nevada — Jim Payne from Minden has won his third consecutive world championship in the Aerokurier Online Soaring Contest (OLC). This contest is a year-long contest with almost 15,000 competitors from around the world. To compete, glider pilots record their flights with a GPS logger and submit their flight logs to the contest web site for scoring.

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