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July 28, 2013

Redbird Skyport Hosts Its Next Flight-Training Experiment: The Redhawk

Industry Heavyweights Join Forces To Test A New Concept In Training Aircraft

Typical training aircraft come in one of two flavors: 40-year-old machines with tired interiors and outdated avionics or new glass-panel machines that cost more than most flight schools or owners can afford. Now a consortium of companies is using Redbird’s Skyport laboratory to test a third option: The RedHawk training aircraft.

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Wings Over North Georgia To Feature Several Aerobatic Performers

Black Diamond Jet Team Among The Headliners On The Bill

The Black Diamond Jet Demonstration and AeroStars Aerobatic Flight Teams will take to the skies above the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA, on Oct. 12-13 as headliners for the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia, but the weekend will also include a ramp full of outstanding aerobatic performers, a BBQ competition and more.

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New Garmin Radios Debut In Van’s RV-12

GRT200 To Be OEM In RV-12 Kits And Factory-Built Airplanes

Garmin’s Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace their SL-40.  Vans Aircraft reports that they been testing the new GTR200 comm radio/intercom in an RV-12 for a couple months, and have been quite impressed.

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F-35 Number 100 In Final Production

First Of The Aircraft Bound For Luke AFB

The 100th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the first aircraft destined for Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ, has entered the last stage of final assembly. This conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft, known as AF-41, is scheduled to arrive at the base next year.

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Alta Devices Enables Unmanned Aircraft To Fly As Long As The Sun Is Shining

Very High Efficiency And Lightweight Solar Material Provides Unmatched Power To Weight Ratio

During a keynote at the small unmanned systems business expo in San Francisco, CA Wednesday, Alta Devices’ CEO, Christopher Norris, explained that small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are no longer constrained to short-range or limited flight times and are now able to fly as long as the sun is shining. This is expected to have tremendous economic value for agricultural, public safety, wildfire mapping, search and rescue, law enforcement, industrial applications, and many others.

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Congressional Committee Investigating Afghanistan Helo Accident

Several Members Of SEAL Team 6 Were Among The 38 Fatally Injured

The U.S. House Oversight and Government Committee has launched an investigation of a 2011 helicopter accident in Afghanistan that fatally injured 38 people, among them 30 Americans and including several members of SEAL Team 6

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.28.13)

"The RedHawk is an experiment, and the Skyport will act as the proving ground it was designed to be. But we’re not committing to hard numbers until we build a fleet and fly them.”Source: Jerry Gregoire, Chairman of Redbird and RedHawk Aero.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.13): Rebuilt Aircraft Engine

Rebuilt Aircraft Engine – A used engine that has been completely disassembled, inspected, repaired as necessary, reassembled, tested, and approved in the same manner and to the same tolerances and limits as a new engine with either new or used parts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.13): Maximum Authorized Altitude

A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.13)

EAA Grassroots Aviation

EAA leadership team members are looking forward to meeting you and your aviation-minded friends in the coming months during our Grassroots Pilot Tour, hosted by EAA chapters throughout the nation.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes (787)

AD NUMBER: 2013-15-07

PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes.

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