Legacy Aviation celebrates a decade

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Ten years ago Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City suddenly closed its doors. That left a lot of long-time Twin Commander customers wondering where to go for factory-authorized service. That question was answered two weeks later when Raul J. (RJ) Gomez, Kevin Chance, and other Downtown Airpark employees formed Legacy Aviation Services and set up shop at Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, west of Oklahoma City. [Read more…]

Radar class slated for Twin Commander University

Erik Eliel, Radar Training International

Among the often confusing displays, buttons, switches and annunciators in today’s advanced cockpits, one of the easiest devices to use is the airborne weather radar system. Simply turn it on, and when it’s warmed up and tested, adjust the range and tilt to see the weather ahead. What could be more intuitive?

In fact, there is plenty to know about what radar can do, how it does it, and — most importantly — its limitations. The problem is, formal instruction in the use of airborne weather radar has been difficult to find. That is a void Erik Eliel is on a mission to fill. [Read more…]

Revision to Twin Commander AD creates flexibility

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CREEDMOOR, N.C. — Twin Commander has received FAA approval for a procedure that provides relief for some owners from the strict compliance requirements in AD 2013-09-05, which is based on Service Bulletin (SB) 241.

The revision to SB241 allows owners to perform an inspection of the aft pressure bulkhead area, and if the inspection does not reveal cracking, they will be able to resume flying for another 100 flights or 110 flight hours, whichever comes first. If cracking is found, the owner will need to complete the modifications detailed in SB241.

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Twin Commander debuts Rudder Pedal Seals

Twin Commander Aircraft has developed a kit that ensures good results in an area that can be difficult to protect from pressurization leaks — the rudder-pedal horns.

Leaks in the boots that enclose the rudder-pedal horns can result in noticeable loss of pressure differential, which means a higher cabin altitude at cruise, company officials explain. Twin Commander’s new rudder-pedal seal kit includes a plug for the rudder-pedal horns/brake valve arms and improved boots that help preserve cockpit and cabin pressurization.

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