News Listings for Cessna 185

  • OSHKOSH: PICTURES - Kodiaks gone wild

    News | 29 Jul 2010 14:00 | Brendan Sobie

    US Fish and Wildlife takes delivery of nine Quest Kodiak floatplanes
  • Working week: Boeing's top gun on display

    News | 10 Mar 2009 00:00 | Andrew Doyle

    Ricardo Traven is chief test pilot for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Although commonly seen putting the Super Hornet through its paces at air shows, his principal role is flight testing cutting-edge technology
  • Uncle Roger's Festive Quiz 2008 - Answers

    News | 16 Dec 2008 00:00

    In the News 1. Kuwait Airways (1pt) 2. Jim Schuster of Hawker Beechcraft (2pt) 3. The red card (2pt) 4. Accidental discharge of his...
  • Vietnam taxi service proposed

    News | 12 Dec 2006 00:00

    <P>Vietnamese company Security Equipment Supplies (SES) is talking to potential partners, including Vietnam Airlines subsidiary Vietnam Air Services (VASCO), with a view to forming an air-taxi service in Vietnam using Cessna aircraft.</P><P>SES's Salom Saphyr says VASCO is one of three potential partners with which it has held talks on the proposed service. "We plan to operate one or more executive jets and one or two Cessna 208 Caravans," says Saphyr, citing the superlight Citation XLS as a possibility.</P><P>The business jet would primarily be used for corporate charters and the Caravan single-engined turboprops for tourism charters and special mission operations. There are no business jets registered in Vietnam, says Saphyr, "so now is the right time" to develop business aviation in the country.</P><P>Cessna says it has no involvement in the venture.</P><P>From 1992-4 SES and VASCO operated an air-taxi service in Vietnam using a Britten Norman Islander and a Cessna 185. The partners
  • CIA returns to Colombian skies

    News | 25 Aug 2003 23:00

    <p>The USA is to resume CIA-operated surveillance flights to help Colombia track and force down suspected drug-smuggling aircraft, over two years after the Airbridge Denial programme was suspended after a Peruvian Cessna A-37 mistakenly shot down a missionary Cessna 185 floatplane. The USA has not reinstated surveillance assistance to Peru where the Cessna floatplane was shot down, and a missionary and her child killed, in April 2001 after a CIA operator mis-identified the aircraft as a drug flight.</p>
  • Free-piston engine offers advances

    News | 15 Oct 2001 23:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK / WASHINGTON DC </p> <p>Dyna-Cam plans to develop range of products with reduced noise, almost zero vibration and lower fuel consumption</p> <p>A new engine type entering production for kitplanes could find its way into production aircraft. The Dyna-Cam is a cam-drive free-piston engine which is more compact, lighter and smoother, and produces higher torque than conventional reciprocating powerplants. </p> <p>The conventional crankshaft and piston rods are replaced by two engine blocks, each with six cylinders arranged around a main shaft. Six double-ended, free-floating pistons shuttle back and forth between the cylinder blocks, and fit over a sinusoidal cam which is keyed to the central shaft. </p> <p>Torrance, California-based Dyna-CamEngine plans to develop a series of powerplants. The first, designated the DC-375, is a 150kW (200hp) engine 330mm (13in) in diameter, just under 1m long and weighing 135kg (300lb). The engine is lighter than the equivalent IO-470