New ATP Turbo
10-10-17 What does it take to make a turbo prop that has over 1000
new engine could spell trouble for Pratt & Whitney's turbo's. "The
ATP is being designed, tested and produced in Europe, with 400 engineers
working in Poland, Italy, Prague and at GE’s Global Research Center in
Germany. A new $100 million H-series production center is expected to open
in the Czech Republic in 2020. According to GE, the ATP program as a whole
represents a $1 billion investment."
10-9-17 Wondering about taking a VFR flight around the neiborhood?
Just hover on "FLIGHT PLANNING & MORE", then click on "METARS" and
you get an instant picture if you're going flying and how far you can go.
Looks like today would be a good day to go to the mall.
225 October 2017 Newsletter
10-5-17 Hello Everyone, Long time no see. Here is the October
2017 Newsletter. Please note that we are meeting at Southern Maine
Aviation in Sanford, Maine for a Joint Chapter Meeting. The times remain
the same as normal, 6pm for dinner and 7pm for the meeting. Hope
to see as many as can make this meeting. John says to come hungry!
GPS APP FOR ANDROIDS: 10-4-17:
A lot of talk
about EFB's and I've seen
some pretty neat apps running on tablets. I have also seen a free download
GPS navigation tool that shows your position and data right on the sectional.
I have it on my Samsung S3. It's great for local flights as well as for
cross country. The Garmin 430 is supposed to be the primary GPS but I find
myself using it as a backup to the S3 app. It also has a feature called
"tracking." This allow you to trace your flight on the map and save it
as a KML file. You can then drag and drop the file on Google Maps and see
the flight path. You can also drop onto Google Earth and see the 3D version.
IN OCTOBER 10-2-17:
Fall is in the air, but the warm sun and clear skies give way for some
beautiful CAVU flying around the neighborhood. How about looping around
the lakes and then visiting Mount Chocorua and Waterville Valley.
TFR THIS WEEKEND 9-26-17:
PAVEMENT AT SKYHAVEN AIRPORT 9-24-17:
The beautiful pavement around the hangars is as smooth as glass.
YOUNG EAGLE Flight Rally 9-24-17:
7, 2017, Time: 8am to 12 Noon
For KIDS Age 8-17, (Parent of Guardian
– Pancake Breakfast 8-11 am, Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017, Time: 8am
to 12 Noon, Place: SKYHAVEN AIRPORT, ROCHESTER, NH, Location: Pilots’ Lounge
of FBO Building, Local Volunteers from EAA Rochester, NH
The famous L-39 that you see at airshows all over the U.S. is now being
updated to the Aero L-39NG, a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft
currently under development
by Aero Vodochody. It is a successor of the Cold War era Aero L-39 Albatros.
The aircraft is being developed in two versions.
FLUGTAG IN PITTSBURGH 9-15-17:
The RedBull Flugtag was in Pittsburgh this year. This amazing company has
bragging rights of being the largest selling drink in the world. The founder
Dietrich Mateschitz is not only the richest man in Austria but also flies
a Falcon 900 and a Super Cup and has a hangar full of vintage aircraft.
Some people have it good, and some people have it really good... Problem
of the day: Which airplane should I fly today?
TFR MORRISTOWN/BEDMINSTER, NJ BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 9-14-17:
President Trump's planned visit.
225 Meeting September 12th (BBQ @ 6PM) 9-1217:
The Antique Aircraft Association fly-in was held over Labor Day weekend
in Blakesburg, Iowa and the weather was perfect in eastern Iowa.
The following weekend brought the Midwest Antique Aircraft Club (MAAC)
fly-in up to Brodhead, Wisconsin and equally beautiful weather prevailed.
highlight of the event was celebrating Dick and Patsy Jackson’s 65th wedding
anniversary at the fly-in. The same weekend the 44th Annual Greenville
International Fly-In took place in beautiful Greenville, Maine. At
least three of our chapter members attended, including Alan Goodwin, Gerry
Hanscom and Gerry Peterson. Our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September
12th will feature a slideshow presentation of the Greenville Fly-In presented
by Gerry Peterson. ...MORE
in a Glider at Morrisville Airport 9-6-17:
On a trip to Morrisville one of my passengers decided to stay their for
the weekend. Morrisville is noted for their morning fog and stubborn scattered
to broken clouds from pattern altitude to four thousand feet, but with
a little patience it usally clears by 10 to let some VFR traffic fly in
for a visit.
Trip To Morrisville Airport 8-29-17:
Well, the end of the summer is at hand and Morrisville reported 40 degrees
at night and warming up to the mid 60's during the day. And yes, I brought
my jacket with me... where did the summer go?
Field Take-off With A Maule 8-27-17:
Nice weather continues to visit Skyhaven bringing out some interesting
aircraft. How about a short field take-off with a Maule. I didn't have
my camera with me so I had to make do with my cell phone.
to Newport, RI (KUUU) 8-19-17:
Have you ever been to a "Fly-Out?"
Made (assembled) in America 8-16-17:
The military and politicians talk about made in America like Henry Ford
did in his factories in the 1930's and 40's. However, the reality is that
we live in a global economy, and have been for a while. A good example
is Airbus. Subassemblies are made all over the world and sent to Alabama
for assembly in their new assembly plant. CLICK
HERE FOR THE STORY
TFR ALERT 8-12-17:
NJ/NEW YORK, NY
BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017 NOTAMs have been published (FDC 7/9611,
FDC 7/9613, FDC 7/8492, and FDC 7/8493) that will affect flight in the
area during President Trump's planned visit. The VIP TFRs associated with
the movement to New York City beginning August 13th have been cancelled
at this time.
TFR ALERT 8-11-17:
YORK, NY BEGINNING SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 NOTAMs have been published (FDC
7/8466, FDC 7/8467, FDC 7/8492, and FDC 7/8493) that will affect flight
in the area during President Trump's planned visit. NEW YORK CLASS B AIRSPACE
TFR Location Lateral limist of New York Class B Airspace From the surface
up to but not including 18,000 feet MSL.
225 Meeting Tuesday, August 8: 8-8-17:
This month’s meeting will feature an Oshkosh AirVenture slideshow with
photos from Peter Bruckner and myself. Drew Gillett was also in attendance
and can add his ‘two cents’ of what AirVenture was like. Our meeting will
start at 6PM with a BBQ and then the general meeting will start at 7PM.
Come hungry and enjoy EAA AirVenture 2017. The meeting will
be held in the FBO building at Rochester’s Skyhaven Airport. ...MORE
In August 8-7-17:
Severe weather storms have been hitting parts of the U.S. with rain and
winds, but for now we have had some interesting vfr weather in southern
New Hampshire. In this video we take a look at some of the taxiway work
being done around the hangars, a view of the 95 traffic and turkeys around
Aircraft At Skyhaven ~ 8-5-17:
New England Aerobatics Club held a practice session at Skyhaven this past
week. Have you ever heard of them? It is a unique club of
pilots who fly aerobatics aircraft. The aerobatics club occasionally uses
Skyhaven as a practice airport because of its proximity to wooded areas.
According to an article, "Skyhaven has fuel and food locally and a densely
wooded area with low population just east of the runway." Click
here to see more information about the NEAC.
Project At Skyhaven Airport 8-4-17:
The taxiway project is coming along well and the progress is visible from
TFR ALERT 8-4-17:
MORRISTOWN/BEDMINSTER, NJ BEGINNING FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017(((TIME CHANGE)))
NOTAMs have been published (FDC 7/4123, FDC 7/4124, FDC 7/2567, and FDC
7/2568.) that will affect flight in the area during President Trump's planned
visit. Here's a 3D depiction of the New York airspace.
Holes The Diameter Of a Human Hair 8-3-17:
So, for all you home builders of planes and
parts and stuff, how would you drill a hole that is .003 inch in diameter?
The smarty pants answer would be a question of why would
you want to make such a small hole in the first place? GE Aviation decided
they needed cooling holes on the hot side of a turbine blade. They are
doing it with a Laser cutting machine that is combined with a low pressure
water jet (Note: 800bar = 11,603psi). The laser is fired inside a .003
inch diameter stream of water that cuts a precision hole or slot in material
up to 3/4 inch thick. I'll give that a Holy Mackerel.
The Winner Of The AOPA 172 Is? 7-29-17:
I know someone who got a notice from Publishers Clearing House that said
if you happen to be the winner of their $25,000,000 give-away prize, that
we hope you will show us how really happy you are for our cameras. Apparently,
have some very stunned unemotional reactions and are speechless... uh,
oh, uh, really? But not so with the AOPA winner. He seems to be ready for
the part. Being a line and instructor pilot for Allegiant Airlines and
also deals with the public through his real estate business he had the
correct response for the prize patrol... Maybe next year a retired factory
worker thinking of taking the Rusty Pilot course will win the next AOPA
give-away and be lost for words.
to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation 7-21-17:
I've read articles about airline pilots getting exposed to Cosmic Rays,
although most of the dangerous radiation coming from outer space is filtered
by the earth's magnetic field. However, when you go in outer space, you
have two types of radiation to contend with. One is the radiation
from CME's from our sun, the other is Cosmic Radiation coming in from outer
space. Scientist are working on a material that will block the radiation
that's called "Hydrogenated boron nitride nanotubes." This material contains
hydrogen which is the prime ingredient to block those pesky protons from
destroying your DNA.
Lakes 2nd Annual Fly In & Air Show 7-20-17:
Here's an excerpt from the (http://www.rangeleymaine.com/calendar/event/2965)
Come join us July
22 in Rangeley, Maine for the 2nd Annual Rangeley Lakes Fly In &
Air Show at the Steven A. Bean Municipal Airport in Rangeley (8B0).
This is going to be an amazing event that will draw crowds from all areas
of New England. We will have a fly- in for pilots, with the airplanes
on display for spectators.
Here's a link where
the below poster info came from:(http://www.rangeleyairshow.com/)
To Nowhere: 7-18-17:
Thinking about going for a plane ride? Click on this link (http://skyhavennh.com/weather.html#metars)
and you'll know in 2 seconds if you're going anywhere. Looks like today
is a good day to read up on the latest GPS ADS-B information. You
might also brush up on Flight Following, ATC terminology and class B,C,
& D airspace. The new Garmin GTX 345 will tell you if you vary more
than plus or minus 250 feet from you selected altitude. ATC may not be
that generous. How about +/- 50 feet? That can be a challenge without autopilot.
By the time you finish switching pages on the GPS, checking the right zoom,
clearing the map clutter, setting the next radio frequency, checking ATIS...
oops, I just lost 150 feet and 10 degrees on heading... and don't forget
to keep looking out the window for traffic!
TFR ALERT 7-11-17:
225 Meeting Tuesday, July 11: 7-10-17:
It’s finally here, the month of AirVenture. The great news is that
we’ll have at least 4 of our members attending this year. Drew Gillett
and Peter Bruckner are flying out it Drew’s flying club Cherokee. The meeting
is on our normal meeting night of Tuesday, July 11th. BBQ starting
at 6PM with the meeting to follow at 7PM. I will try to have the
Waco on display on the ramp. ...MORE
CHOOSES GAS OVER SOLAR FOR DRONE 7-9-17:
A team of MIT engineers launched Jungle Hawk Owl from the back of a compact
car at Plum Island airport in Newburyport Mass. It was the first flight
for the 24-foot-wide drone, which the team believes is capable of staying
in the air for five days on a single tank of gas. The U.S. Air Force needed
a low cost drone to stay aloft for long periods of time. As it turned out,
after doing all the calculations, they determined that a gas engine would
be better than solar power.
NEWS & FINLETS 7-6-17:
So I'm sitting in the office wating for my AME to renew my aviation medical
reading an article in Aviation News about a company that is using Computational
Fluid Dynamics to study the airflow on aircraft surfaces including the
body and engine cowlings. The computer program uses complex mathematical
equations to determine where the airflow will go and how it affects drag.
Recommendations from this company on military aircraft have determined
that it will save about 1% in fuel cost. So if you see any Boeing 737's
with "finlets" all over the tail section of the plane it means they're
saving 1% in fuel cost. Maybe the Ford Trimotor was on to something...
Weekend TFR's NJ & NY MORRISTOWN/BEDMINSTER, NJ BEGINNING FRIDAY, JUNE
30, 2017 6-29-17:
NOTAMs have been published (FDC 7/1865, FDC 7/1866, FDC 7/1867, FDC 7/1868,
FDC 7/1870, FDC 7/1883, FDC 7/1884, FDC 7/1885, FDC 7/1886, FDC 7/1887,
FDC 7/1888, and FDC 7/1892) that will affect flight in the area during
President Trump's planned visit.
For Skyhawks and Cherokees 6-26-17:
Garmin claims to have the answer for upgrading the large base of Cessna
172's and Piper single engine economy grade planes out there that
are currently equiped with vintage radio stacks with cranking knobs and
microphones that were actually used before the day that headsets became
mandatory standard equipment. The new solution is the GTX 345 mode S transponder.
It not only provides you with the mandatory ADS-B out, but also the ADS-B
in and also has XM satellite weather. This new information appears in the
form of new pages in your Garmin 430w gps radio... that is if you have
one. To get up-to-date, here's a couple of PDF files. One about the Addendum
to the Garmin 430 and the other is for the GTX 345. Click on the pictures