Archive | June, 2011

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Kenmore Air – Seaplane Lure and More

Seattle-based seaplane operator, Kenmore Air, offers floatplane rides to a variety of northwest US locations in its fleet of de Havilland Beavers and Otters.  I visited Kenmore on 20 May with Flight’s test pilot Mike Gerzanics, to do an operator profile (me) and a flight test on a radial engine-powered DHC-2 Beaver. I also go […]

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#PAS11 Means another new helo for AgustaWestland

Just like last year at the Farnborough Air Show, AgustaWestland has introduced a new helicopter amidst much pomp and circumstance. The latest is the 8-tonne-class AW189, a 16-passenger civilian version of its military transporter AW149, also in development. Last year the cover came off the AW169, a 4.5-tonne-class medium twin. Below are both videos.

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#PAS11 — Canadian Crazy Caravan Conversion

Canadian modification house, Arctic Aerospace, and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are getting close to certifying a Cessna Caravan wing and winglet modification that would seem to give back more than it takes in terms of cost and complexity. The two organizations are set to make news on the conversion at the Paris […]

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Bizarre Nome accident takes out early Eclipse 500

An Eclipse 500 (N168TT, shown here in 2007), most likely piloted by its owner, a Mr. James Teng of Singapore, was badly damaged during a landing attempt in Nome, Alaska in 1 June. Teng and one other person on board were not injured, but the Eclipse 500, though not visually that bad on the exterior, […]

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A day in the life — Prepping to drop an H-TWO-OH bomb with Conair

See what it’s like to prepare for a “bombing” run with pilots of British Columbia-based Conair in a Convair CV580 twin turboprop. Flight International spent the day of 4 April with the Conair’s team as the company prepared to send its 70 pilots and nearly 50 aircraft out to operating bases around Canada and Alaska. […]

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