True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co., has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) C179a and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) certification of the TB17 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery.
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire has been granted European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for Wipline 3450 floats on Cessna 206H, T206H, U206G, and TU206G. The approval is compatible with the Soloy engine conversion for all of the models, officials noted.
Deep beneath the dark Louisiana swamp waters exists a lake of rich oil and gas deposits. This wealth has been extracted by the petroleum industries over the past 50 years, but very little has been written of the role of the seaplane in this activity.
In his new book, “Swamp Eagles,” Darryl DiMaggio, Sr., a retired seaplane pilot, tells a series of exciting, amusing, and sometimes amazing true stories experienced by him and his fellow pilots.
Aircraft: Alon A2. Injuries: None. Location: Forks, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot planned on starting his airplane by hand-propping, because the battery was dead. After loading his passenger, he set the throttle and the parking brake, but he did not tie down the airplane or place chocks in front of its wheels.
The New Mexico state legislature has passed two measures designed to attract aviation business and make the state more competitive. The bills have passed both chambers of the legislature and are now awaiting the governor’s signature, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association.
Several mayors have proclaimed February General Aviation Appreciation Month, including Jason L. Shelton of Tupelo, Miss., and Mayor Scott B. Phillips, Jr. of Olive Branch, Miss.
Going to SUN ’n FUN? You can pre-order items from Aircraft Spruce and pick them up at the show in April.