At the SAAC meeting on Friday, Kenn Ortmann
was presented with a plaque to recognize and thank him for his many years
on the SAAC, and formerly the SAOC. He was Vice Chair for many years and
has been a very active member during his tenure since 2002. Recently, Kenn
has left the SAAC as he is moving from Rochester to Belfast, ME.
On Saturday June 4, mother nature was nice and gave us a beautiful day.
Thousands attend the Skyhaven Wings and Wheels event to benefit Gerry Food
Pantry. Click on the video below to see some of the activities.
& WHITNEY New High-Bypass Engine
Pratt & Whitney has a new engine that has some impressive numbers.
Here's a bit from Forbes: Pratt has spent $10 billion and 20 years developing
the geared turbofan. The engines will reduce fuel consumption 15%, extend
the plane's range by 500 nautical miles, reduce environmental emissions
by 50% and reduce noise by 75%.
family of A320neo narrow body jetliners to Lufthansa. The "neo" designation
of the Airbus family stands for "new engine option," and the planes Lufthansa
has bought will be equipped with the "geared turbofan" engine made by Pratt
Hi EAA 225’ers, Just a reminder that our monthly meeting is Tuesday , January
10th. We won’t be BBQ’ing but will try to bring some snacks. The meeting
will have a short slideshow on the 787 training I just went through. The
remainder of the meeting will discuss the upcoming year for EAA 225. Hope
to see you there! Regards, John Ricciotti
EAA 225, chapter president.
We currently have hangar vacancies available.
For more information contact:
Andrew B. Pomeroy
Airport Operations Supervisor
Pease Airport Management (KPSM & KDAW)
Another airship article emerges on finding new ways to re-invent the blimp.
Jay Godsall from Ontario Canada is designing an airship that's been shaped
into a fat looking wing that has solar cells on the top and huge control
surfaces like ailerons and elevators and can run on solar power. They also
mention it can use piston engines. Looking at some of the videos it looks
like the Rotax is being used. His claim to fame is being able to fly in
and out of a soccer field... more.