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HyPoint's "turbo fuel cells" promise huge range and power for eVTOLs by Larry Dighera
The use of LH2 for powering electric aircraft, and automobiles is a subject dear to my heart. The energy density of liquid hydrogen (51,500 Btu/lb (119.93 kJ/g) Lower Heating Value (at 25 ºC and 1 atm) ) is over two and half times that of gasoline at 19,000 Btu/lb (44.5 kJ/g)....
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Will 5G Kill Your GPS Receiver? by Larry Dighera
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/may/21/garmin-sees-gps-threat-from-ligado-approval-vote?utm_source=ebrief&utm_medium=email Garmin sees GPS threat from Ligado approval vote May 21, 2020 By Dan Namowitz A GPS-industry giant wants the Federal Communications Commission to purge the...
May 26th 20 03:56 PM
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Free Soaring Webinar 5-22-20, 7pm CDT by Teacher
The Soaring Society of America hosts a free webinar series, 2nd Tuesdays each month, and other dates as announced. The May 12 webinar is titled Emergency Locator Devices & Other Safety Equipment. Glider pilots sometimes land away from their home airfields. Sometimes this happens by choice,...
May 8th 20 12:13 AM
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Harrison Ford Under FAA Investigation After Airplane Runway Incident by Larry Dighera
When HOLD SHORT sounds like CLEARED TO CROSS THE ACTIVE. There comes a time for ALL good airmen to evaluate the impact senescence is making on their cognition and thus, their flying skills ... The alterative is leaving a legacy of death and destruction, not to mention the grief and sorrow...
May 7th 20 02:15 AM
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Good News - New AOPA Flight Planning Tool by Daniel[_5_]
This is good news from pilots-on-a-budget like myself who utilizes AOPA's planning tool. What a relief. https://bit.ly/2S0JHVl The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced the launch of a new online flight planner on Wednesday. The customized version of the iFlightPlanner...
April 24th 20 11:06 AM
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Quantum XYZ Will Test Using Electric Fixed-Wing Aircraft for L.A.-Based Air Taxi Service by Larry Dighera
This seems like a very appropriate role for today's electric aircraft: https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/04/14/quantum-xyz-will-test-using-electric-fixed-wing-aircraft-l-based-air-taxi-service/ Quantum XYZ Will Test Using Electric Fixed-Wing Aircraft for L.A.-Based Air Taxi Service By Brian...
April 16th 20 08:54 PM
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FAA Issues Package Drone Certification Notice by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-issues-package-drone-certification-nprm/ FAA Issues Package Drone Certification Notice (Corrected) Russ Niles February 9, 20205 The FAA is proposing to issue type certificates for individual unmanned aircraft designs heavier than 55 pounds that will be used...
March 23rd 20 05:31 PM
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NTSB crash report, autopsy report- Stevie Ray Vaughan by Mark.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Ray_Vaughan "On February 22, 2000, Vaughan was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., becoming one of just 79 performers to achieve such distinction. He also won several W. C. Handy Awards, during his lifetime and posthumously, including...
March 22nd 20 10:17 PM
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Group Wants ‘Airman’ Replaced By Gender Neutral Terms In FAA Documents by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/group-wants-airman-replaced-by-gender-neutral-terms-in-faa-documents/ Group Wants ‘Airman’ Replaced By Gender Neutral Terms In FAA Documents Russ Niles February 23, 20208 Aviation regulators and authorities are a “find and replace” away from welcoming more...
March 22nd 20 12:01 PM
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Boeing 707 Autopilot by [email protected]
I read the above thread. Excited to read anything about a 707 I am currently flying one and she is 707-320C Seen some people suggest this -- Wait for LOC to come alive and select NAV LOC, when she stabilizes and GS comes alive put her to GS Auto. what my instructor advised in the SIM at Miami,...
March 6th 20 02:38 AM
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Uber For The Flying Public? by Larry Dighera
www.avweb.com/aviation-news/business-aviation-news/surf-air-acquires-blackbird/ Surf Air Acquires BlackBird Kate O'ConnorFebruary 25, 20200 Image: Surf Air California-based Surf Air has acquired BlackBird, an “online aviation marketplace” that pairs passengers with private aircraft owners...
February 26th 20 08:29 PM
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Boeing came close to losing its Starliner crew capsule by Larry Dighera
Boeing's competence seems to be eroding. I hope the new CEO can turn it around. Perhaps Boeing's move of engineering staff to Chicago was a poor decision. Such a financial-based decision was a mistake, and should be corrected by moving headquarters out of the city that closed Meigs Field, and...
February 25th 20 02:07 PM
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Flat Earther ‘Mad Mike’ Killed In Homemade Rocket Crash by Larry Dighera
Flat Earther ‘Mad Mike’ Killed In Homemade Rocket Crash Russ Niles February 23, 202010 Video: https://youtu.be/zZOXh_GB9sc Michael “Mad Mike” Hughes was killed in the crash of his homemade steam-powered rocket Saturday in California. It was the second launch for Hughes in his mission to prove...
February 24th 20 01:01 PM
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Bell Tests Electric Tailrotors by Larry Dighera
Bell Tests Electric Tailrotors Russ Niles February 22, 20203 Video: https://youtu.be/jJUgmeSYox4 Bell Helicopters unveiled a 429 modified with four electrically driven tail rotors that it says has proven the concept over almost a year of testing. The Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT)...
February 24th 20 12:56 PM
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Strong-armed by the "Quiet Birdmen"? by [email protected]
So was mine. I know what it means to be one and why their peivacy is to be respected. A unaccomplished non-aviator will never get it.
February 23rd 20 02:22 PM
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FARs, We don't need any stinkin' FARs! by Patsy Tighe
This BOLD thrill seeker sure has a lot of fun; I hope he lives to be an OLD airman. ------------------------------------------------- I FLEW MY AIRPLANE TO 17000 FEET! Jul 16, 2019 Jonas Marcinko
February 8th 20 07:20 PM
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If Kobe's helo pilot, ARA GEORGE ZOBAYAN, suddenly descended at a rate of 2000 feet per minute into terrain, loss of spatial awareness sure seems plausible to me, despite his being an instrument flight and ground instructor. One of the most difficult things for a pilot in command to learn...
February 3rd 20 06:48 PM
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Kobe Bryant among those killed in California helicopter crash by Byker
"Leroy N. Soetoro" wrote in message ... https://www.foxnews.com/sports/california-helicopter-crash-calabasas-brush-fire-fatalities-reported According to multiple reports, Bryant was on a helicopter flying over Calabasas – a city of 23,000...
January 26th 20 11:14 PM
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http://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/january/09/faa-gets-early-earful-on-drone-id FAA GETS EARLY EARFUL ON DRONE ID CONCERNS ABOUT PRIVACY, COST January 9, 2020 By Jim Moore The FAA published on December 31 a detailed and long-awaited proposal to create a system to track and manage every...
January 15th 20 01:22 PM
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FAA Loses Air Traffic Routing Suit by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-loses-air-traffic-routing-suit FAA Loses Air Traffic Routing Suit Russ Niles December 15, 20199 The FAA has been handed a court ruling that could affect the way it routes air traffic over populated areas all over the country. A determined group of residents...
December 16th 19 06:15 PM
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