Q: I bought my first plane, a 1981 Cessna T182RG, in May 2012. I have been flying this plane frequently and have put over 300 hours on it in the last calendar year. I can tell you that in 2005 it received a factory remanufactured engine from Lycoming and at the 1,000 hour mark got a complete top end overhaul. Now Lycoming shows the TBO at 2,000 hours, but I have found documentation from Lycoming that put the TBO at 2,200 hours providing you are running at 40 hours a month. For me that translates to the more you run the engine the more hours you can squeeze out of it.
The Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA), the professional organization for Aviation Medical Examiners who provide medical certification exams to the nation’s pilots, has joined the consensus against the FAA’s new sleep apnea policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will examine the state of American aviation during a Congressional hearing on Thursday.
The subcommittee will hear testimony on the economic health of American aviation, including impediments to growth, as well as issues or policy areas that should be considered in the next FAA reauthorization bill.
Bearhawk Aircraft reports the first flights of its aircraft in New Zealand and Australia.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Florida will close crosswind runway 06/24 around Jan. 2, 2014, for approximately 120 days.
The runway will be undergoing major reconstruction during that time and is not expected to reopen until the planned work is completed.
Due to a change in the United States Congress schedule, both houses are now scheduled to be in session on Monday, Dec. 16, forcing the Wichita Aero Club to revise its plans for the annual On-Air Summit.
Instead of members of Congress, three leaders from aviation industry suppliers will make up the panel and Daniel McCoy, aviation reporter for the Wichita Business Journal, will moderate the discussion.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Valin Corp., a provider of process control and automation solutions to the technology, energy, life sciences, natural resources and transportation markets, has merged with Lang Engineering Equipment Co. The merger adds an expanded selection of pumps, filters and refueling equipment to Valin Corp.’s portfolio of available products and services, allowing it to expand into the aviation market.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Aeroplex Aviation, in partnership with Signature Flight Support, will host a holiday fundraiser Dec. 11 at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) to benefit Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.