Free ASA Reader App updated

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The library of free aviation publications available in the ASA Reader app has been updated to include new documents from industry organizations, including the FAA, AOPA, LightHawk, and the Aircraft Electronics Association.

“The following items are welcome additions to the existing free resources,” company officials said.

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‘Science and Flight’ newest eBook from University Aviation Press

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“Science and Flight” by Dr. Scott Ekern was recently published by University Aviation Press.

According to the publisher, the book introduces the basic scientific principles that are not always visible to the eye, but which are essential for flight to be possible. Concepts and ideas ranging from those that are hundreds of years old, to theories still being researched today, are explored and explained in plain language.

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Hartzell receives PMA for fuel pumps

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Hartzell Engine Technologies has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for is new 202F series fuel pumps.

“We designed, developed and certified our new 202F series fuel pumps to fill a need in the market. The original Crane/Lear Romec RG9570 pumps required for certain Lycoming engines are no longer in production,” Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) said. “Now owners of these engines have a new alternative.”

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New book, ‘ATC and Inflight Emergencies,’ published

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Written by a flight instructor with more than 40 years of experience in collaboration with air traffic control (ATC) specialists,  a new book, “ATC and Inflight Emergencies: What ATC Specialists Should Know About the Piloting Environment,” provides air traffic controllers with information to help them deal with pilots who are in need of airborne assistance.

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Did they hear you?

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As Dad and I flew over top of Memphis International Airport we realized, too late, it had gotten very quiet on the radio. Turns out we — Dad actually — had keyed the mic in the Baron and hadn’t realized. It turns out the mic had slipped from the holder and was wedged between the fuel selector panel and Dad’s leg.

I don’t recall our conversation, but I can only imagine what the controllers were thinking.

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Raisbeck begins certification testing for King Air composite propellers

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Raisbeck Engineering’s latest development in swept-blade propeller technology, the new Composite Swept-Blade 5-way Propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350 series, has begun FAA certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle.

The Raisbeck/Hartzell team completed all ground and flight vibration and governor output pressure surveys Sept. 7. The program began company and FAA certification flight testing the following Monday, scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

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