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Date: 07/30/2021 12:00 PMCurti/Zefhir Welcome You To Oshkosh -- And A Chance To See The Zefhir In Person at OSH Display #311 On June 22nd, 2018, the Zefhir light turbine helicopter successfully completed the first test of its exclusive parachute safety system when the technology was dramatically demonstrated. Zefhir is currently the only civil helicopter equipped with a ballistic parachute. Installed above the main rotor, the parachute is designed as a backup for conditions where autorotation cannot be performed. The landmark test has validated the use of ballistic parachute safety systems in helicopters for the first time. Indeed, such a test has never been filmed or documented in the entire history of aerospace technology.
Date: 07/30/2021 12:00 PMNew Model Has Larger Wheels, A Headrest And An Adjustable Height Seat The AeroCreeper is a tool for aircraft mechanics and owners born out of necessity as the solution to help them easily maintain and clean their planes without the usual pain and discomfort associated with the task. The father and son engineering team of Travis and Joel Hendrickson designed the AeroCreeper with adjustable heights so you can easily and comfortably reach all parts of the aircraft. The company has now introduced a new Deluxe model with a headrest, larger wheels and an adjustable seat. The base unit operates the same way as before -- to raise it, you lift the backrest, and to lower it you pull the seat up and lower the backrest to your desired height.
Date: 07/30/2021 12:00 PMThe Gathering Raised A Total Of $1.7 Million Over The Course Of The Night This year's Gathering was reportedly an engaging evening once again in 2021, honoring several people who have been important to EAA and the aviation community. Some key EAA members who were honored postmortem included Audrey Poberezny, Chuck Yeager, and Bill Harrison. Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Patrick Brady was also present and honored. The evening was also successful in terms of securing resources for EAA’s most vital education outreach and advocacy programs. The Gathering raised a total of $1.7 million over the course of the night.
Date: 07/30/2021 12:00 PMAfter Takeoff At 800 Ft Above Ground Level, The Engine Lost Power And The Pilot Attempted To Return On July 1, 2021, about 1300 eastern daylight time, a Vans RV-7A, N654C, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, who was also the owner/builder of the experimental amateur-built airplane, a preflight inspection and engine run-up prior to takeoff were normal. During the initial climb after takeoff at 800 ft above ground level, the engine lost power and the pilot attempted to return to the airport; however, the airplane impacted terrain before the runway and a postcrash fire ensued. The pilot further reported that at the time of the accident the airplane had accrued about 3.9 total flight hours.
Date: 07/28/2021 12:00 PM07.27.21: WACO Aircraft, Cessna/Textron Sky Courier, AMAZING Able Flight, Pelton Int'vw Part 2 Aspen Avionics has announced programs that allow you to dump your old AI and clean up your cockpit... relying on Aspen’s outstanding Primary Flight Displays.... John Uczekaj explains. One of the most popular airplanes at Oshkosh, Diamond’s new five seat, diesel-powered DA50-RG is drawing crowds. It looks like the ultimate Cirrus-beater has finally arrived. Aviation Safety Resources is adding new airplane partners and adjusting to the new capabilities they have as a result of the purchase of Strong Parachutes. They report strong business from the first day of the show and are adding airframe parachute partners at an impressive rate. The world’s preeminent biplane builders, WACO Aircraft talked about their plans for the future of the biplane business, their beautiful new FBO and their biggest hit yet, the WACO Kitchen -- which ANN sampled just a few days ago... Cessna’s Sky Courier showed up while actively involved in Textron’s extensive flight test program, this bulked-up twin engine turbo-prop is under serious consideration by cargo-haulers all over the globe... Able Flight honored six new pilots as well as two instructors who have surmounted all manner of difficulties to be a most-welcome part of aviation. We couldn’t be happier to welcome new flyers to Oshkosh! And... In our second segment with Jack Pelton, we discussed what EAA had to do to keep the doors open, serve their members and prep for AirVenture 2021... it's obvious that the so-called downtime was NOT wasted. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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