AND DRAINAGE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT STARTS MAY 1, 2017
The Pease Development Authority is planning
to reconstruct the drainage and taxilanes around the T-hangars. This project
will include the complete reconstruction of the paved areas around each
T-hangar, up to the hangars themselves. ...MORE
At the SAAC meeting on Friday, Kenn Ortmann
was presented with a plaque to recognize and thank him for his many years
on the SAAC, and formerly the SAOC. He was Vice Chair for many years and
has been a very active member during his tenure since 2002. Recently, Kenn
has left the SAAC as he is moving from Rochester to Belfast, ME.
On Saturday June 4, mother nature was nice and gave us a beautiful day.
Thousands attend the Skyhaven Wings and Wheels event to benefit Gerry Food
Pantry. Click on the video below to see some of the activities.
Benefits From Trump TFR! 4-22-17:
West Palm Beach-based REG Architects has emerged
as a clear winner from President Donald Trump's visits to his Mar-a-Lago
estate. REG is building the Mar-a-Lago helipad, the "first presidential"
construction project at the club. But fixed-wing and helicopter flight
schools, aircraft rental and maintenance shops, banner advertisers, are
by the TFR! "We lost about 30 percent
of our revenue last month." Marian Smith, owner, Palm Beach Flight Training
owner for 19 years. Aviation businesses at PBIA and the countyís three
general aviation airports say Trumpís weekend stays at Mar-a-Lago have
cost them about $250,000 in business, and some of their customers, worried
about continued Trump visits, already are fleeing to other airports. NORAD
F-15s from Homestead Air National Guard Base and military helicopters intercept
small planes with "unsettling encounters" with F-15 jets.
WEATHER STATUS 4-22-17:
Thinking about going for a flight? Local or cross-country, find out with
one click on the Skyhavennh website and get the big picture METAR map and
you need not go any further. If your map looks like this, you're not going
FLYING MACHINES? 4-21-17:
AOPA newsletter recently featured two articles about new flying machines
ready to make their debut. One of these articles or both, appear to be
a tongue-in-cheek commentary about two machines that are extremely out
of the ordinary, and in one case absolutely ridiculous.
A company called Aurora Flight Sciences contracted by the government agency
DARPA is working on a robot mechanical manipulator that can be installed
in an aircraft like a Cessna Caravan. It's not really an auto-pilot, but
a robot that manually moves the controls like a co-pilot would do. They
claim the equipment can be removed and the plane put back to its previous
Here's a YouTube
video that shows it in action. VIDEO