CHAPTER 225 NEWSLETTER 12-09-13:
Hanger flying starts around 6pm with the meeting beginning at 7pm. We have
a guest speaker on a topic important for all of aviation. December's meeting
will be held this Tuesday , Dec. 10th .in the EAA 225 club house. Our topic
is 'Bird Strikes & Airplanes, given by Jacob Ricciotti.
Hybrid Airship Idea 12-06-13:
A computer systems technician working at a College near the Goodyear Tire
and Rubber company has come up with an idea of a blimp for shipping
freight. A couple of variations from other ideas published in the past
are to fit it with wings, turbo-prop engines, and an empennage to make
up for about half the lift generated by helium. The other unusually feature
is the internal structure of the blimp that uses an internal framework
modeled after cable-stayed bridge construction, bearing the pressure on
towers. This is a key feature that will enable it to lift loads weighing
up to 160 tons.
Helicopter Designs 12-02-13:
has signed technology investment agreements with Bell and Lockheed Martin,
Boeing and Sikorsky, Karem Aircraft, and AVX Aviation to develop prototypes
for light- and medium-sized helicopters. The four teams will compete for
the business as part of the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator
Phase 1 program. The teams have nine months to submit prototypes. Two will
be chosen to be built by 2018, with full deployment by 2030.
helicopters must be able to travel at 265 miles per hour (double current
speeds); be able to hover at altitudes of 6,000 ft.; and must be quieter
than current models."
Aviation Services at Skyhaven 11-28-13:
Here's some great news for pilots based at or near Skyhaven: Glen Horne
of GP Aviation Services will be open for business at the Skyhaven maintenance
hangar (Hangar 5) starting December 1. Glen is well known to the Skyhaven
pilot community and formerly provided services at Skyhaven as Ossipee Valley
Aviation. He has signed a lease for Hangar 5 and will be providing comprehensive
aircraft maintenance and repair services for all aircraft from small singles
to light twins. Come on by Hangar 5 to welcome Glen back to Skyhaven! You
can reach Glen by phone at (603) 387-1506 or by email at email@example.com
In November 11-26-13:
This time of the year can put a damper on vfr flying. But if you're patient
you can slip in between the weather systems
along with a few fellow pilots. Taking a VFR flight to Florida might prove
to be especially challenging by the looks of this metar map. For some pilots
perhaps a winter hiatus from flying until next spring might be coming.
Small home built aircraft and some light sport aircraft are especially
sensitive to the cold. Although the light sports come with heaters, when
the temperature gets below 20 deg F it can become a challenge to keep the
engine oil warm enough during slow flight and descending from altitudes
for landing. If I win the AOPA Beech aircraft I'm sure I'll be able to
find reasons to keep flying it all winter long.
CHAPTER 225 NEWSLETTER 11-21-13:
The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm with a live Skype feed from Thailand,
so John can part-take in the meeting. The majority of the
will be devoted to taking care of chapter business and future planning;.
225 MEETING 11-19-13:
Hello Everyone, The November 2013 EAA 225 BBQ Dinner portion of the meeting
has been cancelled. The meeting will take place at either the Skyhaven
FBO pilot's lounge or at Dick Jackson's home. We will send out another
notice as soon as we have determined the location. If you have any
questions, please call me at (603) 512-2356. If I don't answer, please
leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Regards, Gerry
Record-Setting Formation 11-17-13:
Back in October
Avweb did an article on a flight formation over a football field. The
unusual part of this story is that the formation fly-over was done by general aviation
pilots flying Van's RV kit built aircraft. The company KC
Flight does regular formation flying with their Van's aircraft but
did anything this big. It sounds like the lead aircraft are piloted by
super jock pilots like military A-10 and commercial pilots, but also has
some regular general aviation private pilots. Here's an excerpt from the
Avweb article: "Forty-nine pilots (and planes) participated in a world-record-breaking
attempt, flying a filled Vee formation in Van's RV aircraft at Arrowhead
Stadium prior to an NFL football game Oct. 13. Officially, there were 49
airplanes flown by pilots from 19 different states as part of the KC Flight
Formation Team. The performance was part of pre-game ceremonies for the
Kansas City versus Oakland NFL football game. And the pilots used the flight
to raise money for charity. Permission for the flight was denied before
it was approved." CLICK
HERE TO SEE VIDEO also, here
an interesting website about the formation.
The OUT-OF-THE-BLUE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION,
in an effort to assist deserving flight students and promote the love of
flying will award flying, financial assistance to Private Pilot License
candidates based upon an applicant’s merit, performance, and financial
need. The Foundation will award 50% of the REMAINING cost of achieving
a Private Pilot License to students who have achieved solo status, up to:
•40 hours total flight time, or •$3,000 per student, whichever occurs first.
Funds will be paid monthly directly to the approved flight school upon
receipt of an invoice and a facsimile of the last two pages (or single
page if it is the only page) of the student pilot’s log book. If you or
someone you know is interested in learning more, visit our website: www.outoftheblue.us
TO CEASE OPERATIONS AT SKYHAVEN AFTER NOVEMBER 30 11-10-13:
On November 4, Kelby Ferwerda sent an announcement to Rochester Aviation’s
students and rental customers informing them that R.A. will
be ceasing operations after November 30, 2013. Since 2010, over 60
R.A. students have soloed and over 90 have accomplished check rides and
endorsements. Rochester Aviation suggests customers with open accounts
contact Nohea at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have not completed
their Private Pilot certificate are encouraged to email Kelby at email@example.com
for referrals to alternative training options.
150 N448EM is offered for sale.
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