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Cessna vs Cessna  9-5-16:  Cessna seems to be increasing its adds on the TTx and is comparing against  the Cirrus SR22T. These plastic rockets as some pilots call them, are beautiful  state-of-the-art aircraft but seem to be appealing to a totally different crowd of pilots  than the vintage Cessna 172 pilots. Here's the difference. You can buy a new TTx for  around $790,000, or you can buy a nice Cessna Skyhawk for $70,000 on Trade-A-Plane. If your first airplane is a used Skyhawk, will your second be a TTx?
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RED BULL AT THE CHARLES RIVER IN BOSTON 8-21-16 Ever work really hard at building something, planning, research, assembly and then the day of reckoning... you tryout your new invention and.... have total failure! Draper Labs (An independent not-for-profit laboratory in applied research, engineering development,) took on the Red-Bull challenge and built a beautiful flying dragon under the guidance of research scientist and engineers, but unfortunately, Murphy's Law applies to everyone and things don't always come out as planned.  Checkout 0:21 frame on the NESN video... ouch!
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Skyhaven Flying Club Meeting at Hangar 4  8-18-16
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International Sea Plane Fly-in 8-12-16 
The 43rd annual International Seaplane Fly-In September 8th to the 11th, 2016 is coming up on Mousehead Lake in Greenville Maine. Here's a nice YouTube video that was taken in 2010. I've never been, but this video gives a nice peek into the event.
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EVENTS AT BOIRE FIELD  8-4-16 Here's some events going on at Boire Field in Nashua.
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BOIRE FIELD EVENTS COMING UP AUG 5 & 6
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Here's a video that shows an animated deployment for the Coyote
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On Final For 33  7-25-16  Late evening flight reveals a tail dragger on final for 33. The warm weather draws the travelers up north to create a solid line of traffic going south on the Spaulding, Maine Turnpike and route 95.
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Skyhaven Airport Advisory Council (SAAC)
ANNUAL REPORT
7-20-16 The SAAC held four regular meetings during 2015 March 9 - quorum attained June 8 - quorum attained September 15 - quorum attained
December 15 - no quorum.
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2016 Auction & Gala 
7-16-16 According to a recent email from Steve Bourque, GSAMA President, the Claremont Airport will be having a silent and live aution along with some other activities. Click on the icon for more information.
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Weather Page Update 7-15-16 Our CLICK HERE TO SEE LIVE METAR MAPwebpage for weather has been updated to make it easy to get a snapshot picture of the aviation weather conditions. No need to surf the web or download apps. The page has been updated to look great on your smartphone and other tablet devices. Also, when you are on the Skyhaven weather page, the menu stays with you as you scroll down the page to examine the different live maps like metars, surface analysis. Check out the FLIGHT PLANNING menu from the drop-down options that bring you directly to the map you want. The maps on this page are direct links to their home websites. Just click on the maps to go to their website to get more detailed information. It's not going to be as fun as a purchased app for your iphone or tablet, but I would guess it's the quickest way to get an instant picture of what's going on with the weather. 

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RoboBees Use Electrostatic Adhesion
7-8-16  Harvard University roboticists have demonstrated that their flying microrobots, called RoboBees, can now perch during flight to save energy - like bats or birds. The team turned to electrostatic adhesion - the same basic science that causes a static-charged balloon to stick to a wall. 
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VFR In July, 90 deg and Climbing  7-6-16  Hangar 5 is busy as usual fixing and repairing airplanes.

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The rules, which will take effect in late August

6-21-16  In a recent article in Flying Magazine, CLICK HERE TO SEE PART OF THE ARTICLEeditor 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:
"Stop listening 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."


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