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.
Ultimate Reno Air Race dead-stick landing after blown engine and propeller snaps off!!!
Kevin Eldredge, air race pilot at the Reno Air Races came to win in 2010 in
the Super Sport Class. In his attempt to break Jon Sharp's Qualifying
record of 412 mph the turbulence and G's ere too much for the engine and
the oil filter housing broke off, dumping the oil, over-speeding the
propeller, an then blowing a huge hole in the Thunderbolt Lycoming
engine.... See video and aftermath of racing to WIN!!!! FOLLOW KEVIN AIR
RACE BLOG www.myAirport.com
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.