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