Bearhawk Aircraft has unveiled the Bearhawk Bravo, a refinement of the four-place Bearhawk design that established the family of Bearhawk aircraft.
The Bearhawk Bravo, referred to internally as the model “B,” will be available as both a plans-built design and a Quick-Build kit. The original design and modifications are by aviator, mechanic and engineer Bob Barrows. [Read more…]
Facebook — the ubiquitous social network — is determined to connect the entire population of the world to the internet. For remote areas, where traditional infrastructure isn’t possible, Facebook designed Aquila.
“When complete, Aquila will be able to circle a region up to 60 miles in diameter, beaming connectivity down from an altitude of more than 60,000 feet using laser communications and millimeter wave systems,” said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s Global Head of Engineering and Infrastructure. “Aquila is designed to be hyper efficient, so it can fly for up to three months at a time.” [Read more…]
Soloy Aviation Solutions was one of the sponsors of a July 12 record-setting non- stop fuel efficiency flight of 848 nautical miles that lasted over nine hours and burned a mere 56 gallons of fuel.
The aircraft used to achieve the flight was a Cessna 182 Skylane that featured an SMA SR305-230 compression ignition (diesel) engine powered by a 50-50 blend of biofuel comprised of Camelina plant seed oil with petroleum Jet-A fuel. [Read more…]
BEND, Ore. — Epic Aircraft has successfully launched its inaugural Epic Odyssey World Tour, an around-the-world journey traversing nine countries and 20 cities in 21 days, covering 15,000 nautical miles in 50 flight hours.
A 26-person team comprising Epic owners, Epic Aircraft staff, pilots, guests, and photographers arrived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 6 in six Epic aircraft to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. [Read more…]