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.
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.
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.
BIG LAKE, ALASKA — Adding to its growing list of FAA PMA approved parts available in support of the world’s Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has received FAA PMA approval for part number AF2612035-1, the Caravan Tail Tie-Down Handle.
The part is a direct replacement for Cessna P/N 2612035-1, and is eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208 and 208B aircraft. It is a precision fit, drop-in replacement for the OEM component, Airforms officials noted.
Aircraft interface is unchanged, as is interface with your existing tail stand. The part comes primed and ready for installation.
Airforms’ Chief Engineer Kyle Taylor explains, “We have been working with the fleet operators to identify opportunities for potential cost savings, while providing quality components that will stand the test of daily operations in some of the world’s harshest environments. We will continue to pinpoint these needs, and to offer solutions that provide both short-term and long-term savings for our customers.”
Airforms is a supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff engineers.
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OSCODA, Mich. — Aircraft Tool Supply now carries two video borescopes used to document maintenance issues, train mechanics, monitor progressive conditions, and provide evidence of work. [Read more…]
BIG LAKE, ALASKA – On the heels of the announcement of PMA approval for the Caravan Crew Door Panels, Airforms, Inc. has received yet another PMA approval to support the world-wide fleet of Caravan family aircraft. Airforms Part Number AF2615118-1 recently gained FAA PMA approval as a direct, drop-in replacement for Cessna P/N 2615118-1. The Airforms Trim Plates are eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208/208B aircraft (passenger aircraft only).
Garmin’s Angle of Attack (AOA) system has been approved by the FAA for installation in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft. The entire system is comprised of the GI 260 AOA indicator, GAP 26 angle of attack probe and GSU 25 air data computer, which combine to display AOA and audible alerts throughout critical phases of flight.
Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display system, has received FAA certification for its Evolution VFR PFD, a glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) environment. Deliveries begin this month.
Snap-On Industrial has introduced new ultra-low profile screwdrivers.