SAAC meeting: Tuesday
July 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the Skyhaven Terminal. Open to the public
6-21-16 In a recent article in Flying
Stephen Pope gives us more advice on how to properly maintain and operate
you aircraft engine. Here's a few things to consider from the article:
to all the supposed "experts" in airport coffee shops and online forums
who claim they know it all. There's a good chance they don't - and the
wisdom they spout could be the polar opposite of how you should be caring
for one of your biggest aviation-related investments. One of the easiest
ways to ensure
your engine has a long and healthy life
is to follow the manufacturer recommendations, not what the guy in the
hangar next door says works for
him. Proper maintenance is the key."
In June 6-20-16
Will this be the summer that breaks all heat records? Triple digit temps
out west are showing up and it's not even July. Another clear day in New
England with scattered clouds here and there. Flying at 4,500 feet is smooth
as silk until you get into the mountain area.
in 2009 a space shuttle Crew aboard the Atlantis went to the Hubble.
Astronaut Mike Massimino tells a story about how he almost broke the Hubble.
He and his crew practiced several years to remove screws from an access
panel. When the day finally came to remove the actual panel on the Hubble
350 miles in space, all the screws came off except one. (Murphy's Law apparently
works in outer space as well.)
last screw head had stripped and would not turn. He recounts that moment
thinking he would go down in history as the astronaut who broke the Hubble.
with NASA engineers on the ground one of them calculated that it would
take 60 lbs to rip the panel off, and the rest is history. FULL
Gilmore Jr. - Aeronautical Pioneer 6-12-16:
During 1902, while living at Red Bluff, California, Gilmore was apparently
awarded a U. S. patent for a steam engine meant for use in aerial vehicles.
At a much later time, Gilmore claimed that he had built and flown a monoplane
with a 32 foot wing span during May of 1902 powered by his patented steam
engine, although no supporting evidence has come forth.
On Saturday June 4, mother nature was nice and gave us a beautiful day.
Thousands attend the Skyhaven Wings and Wheels event to benifit Gerry Food
Pantry. Click on the video below to see some of the activities.