Glasair Sportsman: 360 vs. 390
If you're building a Glasair Sportsman, you have the choice of a 180-HP
IO-360 or the beefier IO-390. Which engine is best? It depends? In this
video, Kitplanes Magazine editor Marc Cook analyzes the pros and cons.
Glasair: Build an airplane in two weeks
Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots
can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the
help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.
Final Flight of the Ghost
This is a video of Jimmy Leeward's final race. This video shows no impact
with the ground just the events leading up to the accident, segments of
this footage have been turned over to the NTSB to help with the
investigation. * New photos from the NTSB investigation
Rolls Royce Turbine Engine For Small Planes
A 300+ hp (flat rated) turbine that weighs well under 300 pounds designed
for small general aviation aircraft. Is this what the high-end piston
market has been waiting for? Pilots may be asking, and Mooney may have an
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Beech 1900 aircraft wheels up landing
Beech 1900 aircraft wheels up landing. 17 people onboard, no injuries.
Great work from the pilots.
Also note the cool passengers, climb out then assist the next one out. See
TAIC Report 07-006, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 1900D, ZK-EAK, landing
gear malfunction and subsequent wheels-up landing, Woodbourne Aerodrome,
GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III.
For more incredible flight tests and flying stories and of course aviation
BD-10 Homebuilt Supersonic Jet Aircraft (2 of 2)
Note: This is video 2 of 2, Time 9:27-19:13
It was supposed to be a supersonic homebuilt jet aircraft that could cruise
at up to M 1.14 on a single GE J85 and a range of about 1,200 miles. It
also was fully capable of exceeding a climb rate of 12,000 Feet Per Minute
(achieving 10,000 feet from take off in under 40 seconds)
Unfortunately, due to the design of the aircraft structurally, there was an
accident and Jim Bede canceled the program.
The accident related to vertical tail stabilizer failure when the test
pilot was testing Mach 1.0+ capabilities. This resulted in structural
failure and a fatal crash.
The total price of this aircraft was to be well under $1 million.
(Give me 2 days locked in a room and I could have solved those issues
Anyways, if this aircraft was fixed and made sound structurally, it would
be dominating the the market today.