With a cruise speed of around 100 knots, soon we were lined up to land on a stretch of water in front of a lovely lakefront home. The plane handled a couple of swells with no problem and Shevy demonstrated an impressive high speed step turn that could be used to take off from a confined area.
Personally speaking, the DA62 would work well for our company and having seven seats available would allow me to carry all six of my grandchildren.
Suresh Kumar Bista sent in this photos, taken while he was flying at 28,000 feet, towards and over Mount Kanchanjunga in east Nepal to look for missing mountaineers (French nationals and few Sherpas), who claimed to have reached the top without use of supplemental oxygen. They went missing, he reports.
Bogere Tonny sent in these photos, with a quick email: “I love flying…WHY? Because defying gravity is what I do!”
How do you improve on a popular backcountry aircraft design? If you are the folks at Just Aircraft, you make it larger and with the ability to support a more powerful engine. That best describes Just Aircraft’s SuperSTOL Stretch XL. The red high-wing, tailwheel-equipped airplane mounted on tundra tires stole the show when it debuted […]
I’d like to think I pondered the offer of a ride in a new Cirrus to Idaho Falls and back to Seattle for more than a few seconds, but in reality, I don’t think Cirrus Aircraft Sales Rep Ivy McIver actually finished her offer before I replied… “YES!” Ivy grinned and said, “My Mom is […]
BY J. DOUGLAS HINTON With the meltdown of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine gained its independence, causing private enterprise to bloom, including Kiev-based Aeroprakt company, founded the same year and bolstered by an investment by Saudi Sheik Hussein. The result was several Light-Sport Aircraft, principally the Aeroprakt A22-LS. Designed by Yuri Yakovlev, the LSA […]
Insta Etch of Phoenix has released its Etch2000 professional parts marking system. The custom stencil design smartphone app is based off Android and Blackberry operating systems and wirelessly prints a pre-programmed or user designed stencil to a handheld Bluetooth printer. Using electrochemical solutions and these precision stencils, metal parts and tools can now be permanently […]
By J. DOUGLAS HINTON A casual glance at a map of Australia shows that virtually all of the population centers are concentrated along the coast, mostly in the south and southeast. So what’s in the interior? Thousands of square miles of desert, sparsely settled by cattle ranchers and miners, people in need of supplies and […]