Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed missed approach.
Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary
speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight
emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63
I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor
blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself.
Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until
landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear
up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded.
Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power
was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights
at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level
maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power
was available during the entire flight.
Aircraft Brake Failure Accident - Glasair Runway Excursion Overrun - Cockpit View
CONTAINS LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS.
The Glasair has no nose wheel steering... only differential braking.
Rudder effectiveness degrades rapidly as the aircraft slows below 70 MPH.
Full left rudder was applied throughout this incident.
The airplanes brake line ruptures and the plane is pulled to the right. I
wasted time pumping the left brake thinking their must be air in the line.
To avoid a runway light, the right brake was tapped just as we exited the
pavement. My plan was to allow the plane to slow in the grass, after
passing the culvert I would use the right brake to come to a stop ... the
unseen erosion gully modified that plan.
This Glasair is powered with a six cylinder 202 cubic inch Subaru SVX
Alcyone EG33 engine. We were in route to an air race in Tennessee when
this overrun occurred. We won "Silver" in the Sport Air Race League 2011
For Sale Glasair 1 FT
$56,428 Fast 205 mph, 1995 low time, 2 seats, economical, above 20 miles
per gallon. 160 hp Lycoming, KX155 Nav/Com, Auto Pilot, Apollo GPS, one
Lightspeed Electronic Ignition, one magneto ignition, IFR equiped. Hartzell
Constant Speed Prop. 60 gal fuel
The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 - Excellent Documentary
"All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and
politics. TSR-2 simply got the first three right."— Sir Sydney Camm.
The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 was a cancelled Cold War strike and
reconnaissance aircraft developed by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC)
for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The TSR-2
was designed to penetrate a well-defended forward battle area at low
altitudes and very high speeds, and then attack high-value targets in the
rear with nuclear or conventional weapons. Another aspect of its combat
role was to provide high-altitude, high-speed photo reconnaissance,
requirements that necessitated incorporating "state-of-the-art" aviation
technology that would make it the highest-performing aircraft in these
roles. Only one airframe flew and test flights and weight rise during
design indicated that the aircraft would be unable to meet its original
stringent design specifications. The design specifications had been reduced
as the results of flight testing became available.