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March 20, 2023

ScaleWings SW-51 Returns to Sun ‘N Fun

New Display Debuts in 2023

After an enthusiastic reception at Oshkosh, ScaleWings's SW-51 Mustang returns to Sun ´N Fun 2023. The SW-51 is a light-sport, homebuilt aircraft designed by ScaleWings of Strasswalchen, Austria. The machine is a seventy-percent replica of the North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft of the Second World War and has set alight the imaginations and ownership aspirations of vast tracts of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) enthusiasts.

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Classic Aero-TV: Stemme S10-VT -- A Whole Other Kind of High-Performance

From 2012 (YouTube Version): The Corporate Pilots' Fun Airplane

Nestled among the multi-million-dollar business jets and high-performance turboprops at the NBAA static display in Las Vegas in October was something a little unusual... a motorglider. Alexander Papenberg, CEO of Stemme USA, was showing off the Stemme S10-VT at NBAA for a simple reason. "Lots of corporate pilots fly from A to B IFR during the workday, and on weekends they want to fly a real airplane. They come here, they look at it, and fall in love."

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172M

...Unable To Return To The Airport And Made A Forced Landing In The Everglades National Park

On March 7, 2023, about 1722 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172, N64535, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Miami, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The flight instructor said the engine began to make a “knocking” noise followed by a total loss of oil pressure. The engine then seized and the propeller “locked up.”

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General Aviation Leaders Weigh In at FAA Safety Summit

A Call to Action

During the Federal Aviation Administration’s 15 March 2023 Safety Summit, general aviation (GA) industry leaders participated in both the opening public session and a closed-door breakout session for purpose of discussing the challenges by which the general aviation industry is currently faced and determining means by which to improve the safety of GA operations.

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