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May 21, 2023

TOCSIN-4 CO Monitor Updated

The Air Up There

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a lethal, silent, and ever-present threat to general aviation pilots—a threat against which conventional household CO monitors are largely ineffective. The same cannot be said, however, of the TOCSIN-4 Cockpit Monitor—an advanced single gas detector specifically designed for aircraft cockpits.

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Historic Aircraft Preservation Society to Raffle Piper J-3 Cub

Win Lulu Belle, a 1942-Vintage Piper J-3/L-4B Cub

On 15 May 2023, the Historic Aircraft Preservation Society announced it is offering a classic Piper J-3/L-4B Cub as the grand prize of its summer 2023 fund-raising campaign. The aircraft, dubbed Lulu Belle, began life as an Army L-4B and was assigned to North Carolina’s Camp Butner, where she helped train artillery spotters in preparation for the Allied invasion of Europe. Lulu Belle is in current annual inspection and has logged 325 hours Since Major Overhaul (SMOH) on a 75-horsepower Continental engine. The aircraft is equipped with a Garmin GTR-200 Comm/Intercom and ready to fly home.

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Altitude Angel Launches UK UAV App

“Drone Assist” Unifies Apps From Company Portfolio into Single Offering

Altitude anger has released a new version of the popular UK-region UAV flight planning tool Drone Assist, also announcing a number of additional integrations that will see it become a single-stop app for all its drone services. The new version of Drone Assist will provide integrated flight planning, advanced flight path drawing tools, and approval services for complex airspace. The option provides a simple, streamlined way to request access to operate in airspace such as an airport FRZ, or land with access restrictions.

Read More – ASA Partnership Announced

A Study in Symbiosis has partnered with aviation training product supplier Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) for purpose of affording job-seekers a comprehensive and expedient means by which to locate, review, and pursue opportunities within myriad aviation and aviation-related fields—directly on ASA’s website.

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NTSB Prelim: Mooney Aircraft Corp. M20K

As The Airplane Entered The Climb, “Something Just Didn’t Feel Right”

On May 6, 2023, about 1400 eastern daylight time, a Mooney M20K airplane, N262MK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Central Jersey Regional Airport (47N), Manville, New Jersey. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that earlier in the day he had departed for a visual flight rules cross-country flight after the airplane had a new propeller installed. The flight was uneventful, and he landed at 47N for fuel.

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Apollo MedFlight Adopts ICARUS Device

High-Tech Training Aid Gaining Popularity

ICARUS Devices, a Wisconsin-based start-up founded by Nick Sinopoli in the wake of a friend’s aviation-related death, announced on 18 May 2023 that Amarillo, Texas-based air-ambulance operator Apollo MedFlight will presently integrate the Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding System (ICARUS) smart View-Limiting Device (VLD) into its pilot training curriculum.  

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DJI Debuts Matrice 350 RTK Commercial Drone

Designed To Operate Nominally In The Harsh Flight Environments Characteristic Of Commercial And Rescue Operations

DJI announced the launch of its Matrice 350 RTK (M350 RTK), a drone model of which the company states: “Whether used as a business tool or to save lives, the M350 RTK is an upgraded flagship drone platform that is more adaptable, safer, and efficient for any aerial operation in public-safety, energy, mapping, infrastructure, or forestry, to name a few.”

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