The joint venture, called Sterna Composite Aircraft, will produce composite aviation propellers and airframe components in Lawrence, Kansas. [Read more…]
The King Air 350 is modified by Raisbeck Engineering with Hartzell’s newest structural composite 106-inch diameter lightweight five-blade propellers.
During the takeoff following a touch-and-go landing at the airport in Apopka, Florida, a flight of birds flew in front of the Cessna 150 and caused a bird strike on the right side of the airplane. [Read more…]
Albert Dyer sent us these photos, taken at DeKalb Taylor Airport (KDKB), which is a little over 100 miles south of OSH, the Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin, which is the site of this week’s EAA AirVenture.
“It’s a great airport to make a fuel stop or when weather threatens,” Albert notes. “This past Sunday (July 23, 2017) a line of significant thunderstorms moved through the area and created a weather delay for a few hours for the OSH bound pilots.”
“Aircraft began filling the ramp about 45 minutes before the rain began. In the FBO pilots updated their flight status to those listening on the other end of the phone call,” he continued. “A hot grill provided a bite to eat, but relax they could not. They worried about their gals on the ramp in the weather.
“As the storms raced eastward toward Lake Michigan the ramp emptied and the journey to OSH flew on,” he said, adding the two photos were taken about an hour and a half apart. [Read more…]
The latest model in the Zenith high-wing line developed by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, the STOL CH 750 Super Duty (SD) is an expansion on the two-seat STOL CH 750 light-sport aircraft, but offers increased load (and corresponding increased gross weight), the addition of a “jump seat” in the rear cabin area, and new engine choices for maximum short takeoff and landing (STOL) performance, according to company officials. [Read more…]
On opening day of EAA AirVenture 2017, Dynon unveiled its Dynon Certified line of products.
“For years, pilots of certified aircraft have been forced to choose between maintaining their outdated, legacy instrumentation or upgrading their panel with expensive, piecemeal avionics upgrades,” company officials said in a prepared release. “That changes now: The upcoming certification of Dynon’s flagship SkyView HDX system represents a breakthrough in the availability of affordable retrofit avionics solutions for type certificated aircraft.” [Read more…]
Recently posted to YouTube is a video of Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger urging people to oppose legislation that would privatize the nation’s ATC system.
In the 30-second video, Sullenberger, the pilot who made a heroic emergency landing of a US Airways airliner in the Hudson River in 2009, calls privatization “a threat to our nation’s security, safety, access and basic fairness.”
“Lobbyists want to privatize air traffic control, handing control to the largest airlines, giving them the keys to the kingdom,” he says in the video. “We can’t trust the people who make your airline seats smaller to run ATC. This would allow a corporate monopoly to make decisions that put profits ahead of safety and would devastate rural communities.”
Garmin has introduced the D2 Charlie aviator watch, a timepiece that boasts global navigation information, moving maps and a host of connectivity options.
Designed with pilots, aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots in mind, the D2 Charlie aviator watch features real-time worldwide weather radar, as well as airport information that includes frequencies, runway information, weather data and more. [Read more…]