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?
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!
Flying Club Meeting at Hangar 4 8-18-16
Sea Plane Fly-in 8-12-16
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.
AT BOIRE FIELD 8-4-16
some events going on at Boire Field in Nashua.
BOIRE FIELD EVENTS COMING UP AUG
5 & 6
video that shows an animated deployment for the Coyote
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.
Airport Advisory Council (SAAC)
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
Auction & Gala
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.
Page Update 7-15-16 Our webpage
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.
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.
In July, 90 deg and Climbing 7-6-16
Hangar 5 is busy as usual fixing and repairing airplanes.
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."