Archive | January, 2012

FAA: How and How-Not to put out a laptop fire

I found a very interesting video from the FAA’s fire experts at its William J. Hughes Technical Centre at the Atlantic City International airport in New Jersey today while researching a story about new non-Halon 1211 fire extinguishers for airline cabins. Not your typical General Aviation blog for me, but some things you might like to […]

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Newest P92 Variant Proves Tecnam Not Dragging Its Tail

In parallel with completing a new piston-powered 11-seat twin (the P2012 Traveller), a new four-place single (the P2010). an amphibious light sport (the P92 Sea-Sky Hydroplane), Tecnam today revealed its newest product, the P92 Tail Dragger light sport. While going from tricycle landing gear to tail dragger might at first seem to go against the grain, the company […]

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Rock Springs Roll – Do You *Really* Know Your Mechanic?

The thing that caught my eye about this NTSB preliminary accident report on a Guardian Flight Bell 407 prang in Rock Springs, Wyoming on 13 December, was the following line: “The passengers reported that the pilot, who was an employee of Guardian Flight, immediately departed the scene”. The reasons for that departure became clear after a […]

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UPDATE: Tecnam boosts LSA lustre with Sea-Sky offering

I Received pricing and availability data for the Sea-Sky from Tecnam North American CEO Phil Solomon this morning: The models on offer will be available as fully factory delivered aircraft with everything needed for amphib or normal land operation and run at just under $159,900 for an Echo Classic with Garmin SL40, Garmin GTX 327, Garmin Aera […]

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