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February 19, 2022

Tecnam Hybrid P2010 Takes Flight

Parallel Hybrid Offers the Economy of an LSA and Utility of a Cessna - But Don't Expect A Production Model Any Time Soon

Tecnam's successful development program aimed at creating a hybrid P2010 aircraft has borne fruit, successfully completing its first test flight. The fluorescent green P2010 H3PS (for 'High Power High Scalability Aircraft Hybrid Powertrain') reputedly has the honor of being the world's first parallel hybrid aircraft, combining a standard 141hp Rotax 915 IS with a 30 kW Rolls-Royce electric motor for a powertrain boasting a combined 180hp. The aircraft is meant to be a proof-of-concept piece to demonstrate the viability of such a system for light aircraft. The team describes the H3PS as in most respects a normal P2010, offer

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Classic Aero-TV: Empowering Educators - Wings Over the Rockies' Teacher Outreach

From 2016 (YouTube Version): An Amazing Opportunity For Colorado’s STEM Educators…

In this video you’ll hear about a program that is designed to inspire teachers to inspire their students by sharing with them the excitement of flying in a 1942 Boeing PT-17 Stearman trainer plane. Hetty Carlson, of the Teacher Flight Program, explains how they use aviation as a tool to motivate and encourage students. Their Colorado-based operation has a goal of flying one teacher from every school along the Colorado Front Range. Counting up the school districts and the schools involved means that they are offering 1,600 teachers, through the year 2020, the

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-31-350

Pilot Noticed The Airplane Was Leaking A Large Amount Of Fuel From The Right Wing-Root

On December 05, 2021, at 1652, a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain airplane, N64BR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Medford, Oregon. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The pilot and passenger made a flight on November 24, from the airplane’s home airport in Fallon, Nevada to Medford. After landing, the pilot noticed the airplane was leaking a large amount of fuel from the right wing-root. The pilot arranged to make the necessary repairs with a fixed based operator (FBO) at the airport and drove a rental car back home

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus Design Corp SR22

At 2,000 Ft He Deployed The CAPS And The Airplane Slowly Descended To The Water

On January 13, 2022, about 1326 eastern standard time, a Cirrus SR-22, N879CD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lexington, South Carolina. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, a preflight inspection of the airplane was conducted with no anomalies noted. He stated, “I checked the oil quantity and added one quart of oil.” The pilot conducted a run-up and departed for Charleston Air Force Base/International Airport (CHS), Charleston, South Carolina, on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan about 1300.

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