Bob Herendeen Glasair III Aerobatics 2of2
This is part 2 of 2 of Bob Herendeen's aerobatics show in a Glasair III kitplane made by Glasair Aviation (www.glasairaviation.com).
Aero-TV: Doing It Diesel Style - Glasair's New Diesel Offering
Glasair Makes A Commitment To Alternative Powerplants ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell saw and reported on a lot of interesting things at Sun ‘n Fun 2014, and one of these was a Glasair with a diesel engine in front of the firewall. Glasair Aircraft Production Manager, Benjamin Rauk, explained that Glasair is well aware of the challenges being imposed by the need to find alternative fuels. To face this challenge, they have chosen the Continental Centurion 2.0s diesel engine. Rauk said they are expecting performance numbers to be similar to the 180 H.P. Lycoming powered versions of the airplane with the big difference being in lower fuel consumption. They are expecting the fuel burn to decrease by 3 to 4 gallons per hour. Rauk goes on to explain some of the difference in the installation and operation of the diesel engine. He understands that these differences will be new to homebuilders and Glasair will be providing complete customer support. This video offers the chance to take a look at technology that is moving into both factory-built and amateur-built aircraft. Industry leaders say that diesel will be the technology of the future. Aero-TV is a production of the Internationally syndicated Aero-News Network. Seen worldwide by hundreds of thousands of aviators and aviation adherents, Aero-TV has produced nearly 2000 aviation and feature programs, including several hundred episodes of our thrice-weekly aviation news program, AIRBORNE, hosted by Ashley Hale. Parent company, Aero-News Network, has the most aggressive and intensive editorial profile of any aviation news organization and has published nearly 200,000 news and feature stories since its inception -- having pioneered the online 24/7 aviation new-media model that so many have emulated. Copyright 2014, Aero-News Network, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Aircraft Demo Video
Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Aircraft demo video produced by Glasair Aviation. http://glasairaviation.com
Slick: A Glasair Demo Flight
Meet Bob Zajko You've met him before. He's done a few guest blog posts on The Anywhere Map including Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of his video demo. What you might not have known about Bob is that he owns a Glasair 1 experimental aircraft. It's a retractable gear, controllable pitch propeller, stick-flown aircraft and you can call her "Slick." Hello Slick I met up with Bob at the KFDK airport in Frederick, MD for an afternoon flight in the Glasair. This would be many firsts for me: first time in a Glasair, first time flying with Bob, first time with a full video setup, and first time flying out of FDK. Big day, right? Thanks to our friend Patrick who loaned us his GoPro Hero 2, we were able to employ a 3 camera setup in flight. Coupled with an audio patch cable for recording intercom and air traffic control, we hit the skies. Being my first demo flight video you can see it was a bit lacking in flight maneuvers. We hadn't exactly known what to film and decided to just go up and have some fun while the cameras recorded it all. Of course you have to realize that when it comes to video editing for time and content that sometimes things get left out. For instance, YES we did a runup, all checklists, and radio calls even though not everything can be seen during the video, we did it. Avoiding Camp David KFDK is about 11 nautical miles south of Camp David, also known as Prohibited Area 40, or P-40. Luckily we weren't going to be flying around there on this demo flight. Instead, we headed westerly out to the common practice area. There Bob handed the controls over to me and I flew some basic turns, climbs, and descents. Admiring the ease of controllability I decided I would try my hand at some steep turns. We started off at 5,000 ft for this maneuver as I banked 45-degress into a left hand turn. The aircraft didn't require much back pressure or trim input to maintain level flight, even at our bank angle. Upon completion of my left-hand steep turn I rolled into a turn towards to right, again holding her at 45-degrees of bank with minimal control inputs. Not thinking that we should demonstrate any other flight characteristics like stalls or slow flight, we went for a short sight seeing tour of historic Harpers Ferry, WV. I've been to Harpers Ferry 2 times prior but it was from the ground. This was the first time I had flown over this neat town. The sun was shining and the fall tree colors were in full effect making for a nice backdrop as I maneuvered around the area before returning to Frederick for a full-stop landing. In Closing You'll learn all kinds of performance data about the Glasair during our flight to and from the practice area as Bob answers my questions about that capabilities of his airplane. His knowledge of this airplane is pretty in-depth, something I would come to expect form a person who has over 1,000 hours flight time in Glasairs. If you've enjoyed this demo video, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or leave a comment below. I'm also available to film demonstration videos for fun or for hire. If you'd like to have your aircraft featured on ThePilotReport please Contact Me - http://ThePilotReport.com/contact-us/ Two-thirds of this video was recorded using my favorite GoPro Hero video camera. For more details about the versatility of GoPro cameras, visit my affiliate link: http://ThePilotReport.com/gopro