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~NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ~

SAAC Marketing  / Wings  & Wheels Committee

Tuesday  September  15  at  8:00  a.m. 
  • Marketing  events  for  this year
  • Initial planning of  Wings  and  Wheels  2016
 SAAC  MEETING
Tuesday, September  15  at  9:00 a.m. 
  • Update  on  activities  by   Sumner Printing  including  “Jet A fuel tank” and Proposed Hangar Construction
  • Update  on  “Taxilane and Drainage” project. – Jacobs Engineering
  • Completion  of  final  items  from  runway  reconstruction  project.
  • Report  and  Summary of  Wings  & Wheels  2015 
The full  agenda  will be posted shortly.
Both meetings are open to the public.
 
 
 
 
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Aerobatic Aircraft At Skyhaven ~ New England Aerobatics Club will be holding a practice session at Skyhaven on 
Saturday, September 5th with a rain date of 
Sunday, September 6th
Pilots  should  check  notams  for  traffic  pattern changes. 


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Convoluted Airspace  9-2-15: AOPA has a safety advisory that's called "Airspace For Everyone" and CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATIONdescribes the airspace as complex and convoluted, but with a little study it can make sense. There seems to be a rule out there that says to increase safety you need to increase complexity. Enter ADS-B (an acronym for “Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast”) out and in. As of 2020, any place you fly that requires a transponder will require a device equipped with ADS-B out. But, there is more to the complexity part. Here's a graphic of the ADS-B requirements. A new feature added to maintain complexity is a special line at 10,000 feet. Wait there's more. They also talk about two systems, UAT (Universal Access Transceiver) or 1090ES as in "Extended Squitter." Which system should you use? It sounds like the UAT system might be more popular in single engine aircraft. The UAT system also has the options of TIS/B AND FIS/B. However, Garmin is suggesting that you might want to consider combining the benefits of having both 1090ES and UAT equipment... what? Yes, you can buy a transponder that complies with current mode C and mode S requirements along with some GPS capabilities in one box. Then, you can get a UAT device that has all the bandwidth advantages for things like TIS/B AND FIS/B options. And, all of this data will appear on your new MFD, providing it is compatible with the ADS-B equipment. It might be noted that a synonym for "convoluted" is "tortuous."

The Fastest Lycoming I0-320 In The World? 8-30-15: AOPA is calling the plane the "fastest four cylinder airplane in the world." Students from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil, led by professor and raceplane designer Paulo Iscold, claimed five world speed records with their new airplane, Anequim with pilot Gunar Armin setting a top speed of 324 mph. The inside of the cockpit looks about the size of a soapbox derby. So, if your BMI is in the big boy range, you won't be piloting this plane soon. I haven't found what the G limit is on that wing, but it looks awful thin. The engine is said to be a super modified Lycoming IO-360 (used on Skyhawks) that runs "quite a bit over the red line 2700 rpm," and produces 278 horsepower. What did they do to soup up the engine to produce 278 hp from a 180 hp engine? Another item they reference is a special propeller from Catto. At first glance, the prop seems to maintain a sharp airfoil shape right down to the hub as opposed to the rounding effect you normally see in a Skyhawk. Iscold travels the world as race engineer for Paul Bonhomme’s Red Bull Air Race team

E-FAN 1, 2 & 4 8-27-15: Flying magazine and other aviation editorials are talking about how Airbus has committed into the development of the electric powered aircraft and is working with some big names in the E-FAN 1aircraft industry to make it happen. They claim to be using the general aviation aircraft industry as a platform for proving their design concepts with the eventual idea of designing  a commercial airplane powered by electric ducted fans. The E-Fan 1 has been making appearances at airshows and airports around the world. Now they are saying they will be building a factory in France that will make the E-Fan 2 and 4, a two place and four place electric powered plane. The electric motors developed by Siemens have a 5:1E-FAN 2 & 4 power to weight ratio compared to a power to weight ratio of 2:1 used in electric cars. The E-Fan 4 will carry a bunch of lithium ion batteries that will give it about one hour of flight. They also talk about carrying a 200 horsepower diesel burning jet fuel engine that will drive a generator that will supply power for the electric motors and recharge the batteries. (Isn't that how they powered diesel electric motors in submarines?) The E-Fan 4 is expected to give similar price and performance to today's gasoline piston planes (they reference a $400,000 Cessna Skyhawk) but would burn 25 to 50 percent less fuel. The first production E-Fan 2.0 is scheduled to make its first flight in 2017. Both the 2.0 and 4.0 will have twin fans and electric motors, T-tail, canopy and winglets. If you don't mind squeezing into a small cockpit like some of the light sport aircraft you might like like the E-fan 4.

Watching Lightning From The ISS 8-20-15: Living on the International Space Station has some unique views of the earth that no one has ever seen before. A recent discovery by scientist is a phenomena called "sprites." Apparently, with severe lightning storms, when a bolt of lightning flashes it not only sends a bolt of light to the ground, but it also sends electrically charged particles into the ionosphere called sprites. Below is a picture taken from the ISS of a sprite over northern Mexico. The green ban is charged oxygen particles in the ionosphere about 80 miles up. The ISS is 249 miles up and traveling around 17,000 mph. Talk about a Kodak moment...

Tecnam P2010 Will Blow You Away?  8-18-15: AOPA  magazine features a Tecnam P2010 on the front cover that seems to be targeting the world of Skyhawk pilots. Did they really bring the old Skyhawk design out of the 20th century and into the future with modern updates that makes it leave the Skyhawk in the dust? It seems some people are saying yes, and others are saying maybe. Some say it looks like a Cessna Cardinal with a make-over. One thing for certain, the rear access door seems to truly say, "I'm a four place airplane." It cruises 9 knots faster than a Skyhawk, the cabin is 5 inches wider, and it has a rear door, and similar to the Cardinal, it has a larger front door so you can get your feet in and out without doing yoga contortions. 
But, what about the Flight Design C4? Not only does it have a door on the right side of the rear seat, but it has a two piece front and rear door on the left side that when opened together creates one large opening that definitely has a wow factor. It also cruises at 155 knots along with its cantilevered no strut wing! Price wise, the P2010 claims to be less than a Skyhawk, but you're still basically in the 1/4 million dollar market. That's probably why a lot of flight schools are using 1970 and 1980 vintage hawks with old gps receivers that have postage stamp size coarse pixel green screens. Some people don't think these new Skyhawk look-alikes are going to fill the gap. In comes Sporty's 172LITE with their version of a  2 seat trainer where you don't have to worry about not being able to fill the fuel tanks because you'll be over gross weight.
P2010CESSNA CARDINAL

VFR In August  8-12-15: Going on a VFR cross country at this time of the year is great especially if you have a destination that includes some activities like site seen or maybe attend a show. How about taking some friends for a ride and flying up to northern Vermont. Crossing the western part of the White Mountains can offer a great variety of sights from the lakes region to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire.

EAA 225 Newsletter And Young Eagles Info  8-11-15: Hello Everyone, Here’s the August issue of our chapter newsletter, Enjoy. Regards, Gerry
From: stevenarichard@gmail.com, Subject: YOUNGEAGLES@SANFORDAUG29.  Greeting EAA’s and friends. We are planning our last Young Eagles event of this year at Sanford Saturday August 29 2015. The past events at Sanford and Rochester were a huge success, thanks to everybody help. I would like to continue this trend. Pilots, if you would like to fly please let me know. We are looking for the all important ground support for set up and food prep and sales, if you can, help please do. I will be emailing set up times and reminders as the event get closer. So far this year we have flown over 200 young eagles( I have lost count ) I have attach a poster and a information flyer please feel free to past along and or post. Thank you all, Steve.
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Aerobatic Aircraft At Skyhaven ~ 8-6-15: New England Aerobatics Club will be holding a practice session at Skyhaven on Saturday, September 5th with a rain date of Sunday September 6th. Having the airport next to the highway gives people a chance to take advantage of seeing special aircraft gathered at the airport for various activities. Once in a while you might get a free show just by watching the local club practice their skills. Click on the black Pitts icon and see some pictures sent in by Peter Bruckner.
 
 

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