Piper Adds Hartzell Five-Blade Prop

Hartzell’s popular five-blade carbon-fiber composite propeller now is available for Piper’s Meridian and M500 single-engine pressurized turboprops, the companies announced this week. “Hartzell’s new Meridian composite prop boosts climb rate while decreasing noise,” said Hartzell President Joe Brown. The blades are certified for unlimited life and are 5 to 10 times stronger than wood core blades, according to the company.
Source: avwebPiper Adds Hartzell Five-Blade Prop

Jet Blue Now Taking Ab Initio Applications

Jet Blue has launched an ab initio training program that it hopes will help to diversify its hiring pool and also give the company control over a pilot’s training from start to finish. The program is now accepting online applicants, and has set a cost of $125,000 for the four-year program. “We are currently exploring multiple options for financial assistance,” the company said, “to help alleviate monetary barriers.” The ideal applicant, the company says, would already have a college degree, but no previous flight experience is required.
Source: avwebJet Blue Now Taking Ab Initio Applications

Cirrus Save Caught On Video

A father and daughter walked away from a crash in Long Island over the weekend after deploying the parachute in their Cirrus SR22, with a lucky landing caught on video. “The engine died, and I pulled the parachute, and we landed,” pilot Louis Obergh told local reporters. “We got very lucky.” The security-camera video clearly shows the impact of the abrupt landing, and also shows how close the airplane was to an industrial building and trees.
Source: avwebCirrus Save Caught On Video

Quiz: Are you an ADS-B weather expert?

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The free datalink weather component of the ADS-B network has been a big hit with iPad pilots flying with portable ADS-B receivers. Test your knowledge on the system components and limitations in our latest quiz.

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What is the update interval for ADS-B regional radar imagery?

What is the update interval for ADS-B regional radar imagery?

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ADS-B weather is broadcast over which frequency band?

ADS-B weather is broadcast over which frequency band?

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Which of the following is not available over the ADS-B weather datalink?

Which of the following is not available over the ADS-B weather datalink?

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You must be equipped with an ADS-B OUT transponder in order to receive ADS-B weather.

You must be equipped with an ADS-B OUT transponder in order to receive ADS-B weather.

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What is the coverage area for ADS-B weather reception?

What is the coverage area for ADS-B weather reception?

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What is the official term for the datalink weather component of ADS-B?

What is the official term for the datalink weather component of ADS-B?

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How far out in front of your present position will you see the high-resolution regional radar imagery?

How far out in front of your present position will you see the high-resolution regional radar imagery?

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You are required to have ADS-B IN weather reception capability when in the National Airspace System after the year 2020.

You are required to have ADS-B IN weather reception capability when in the National Airspace System after the year 2020.

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From a practial perspective, can you receive the ADS-B weather broadcast when flying at high altitudes?

From a practial perspective, can you receive the ADS-B weather broadcast when flying at high altitudes?

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Museum presents new exhibit on WASP

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) has opened a new exhibit on pilot Margaret Hurlburt. On display are various memorabilia pieces, such as her logbook, photographs and awards, including her WASP wings and Congressional Medal of Honor.

Two special artifacts include Hurlburt’s lucky monkey puppet and helmet, both of which were recovered in the wreckage that unfortunately took her life in 1947.

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Hurlburt was a born and raised in Painesville, Ohio, becoming an English teacher at Harvey High School upon graduating college. She soon left to pursue flying, earning her pilot license in 1942 after learning to fly at Willoughby Airport.

In 1943, she became a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), towing targets for fighter pilots in her B-26.

She served for 20 months until the WASPs were deactivated in December 1944. Afterwards, she moved back to Ohio to become a flight instructor at Chagrin Harbor Airport.

In 1947, she broke the Federal International Maximum Speed Record, which had been set by Jacqueline Cochran a decade before.

Hurlburt was killed a few months later when she crashed in an Iowa cornfield as she began a performance for an all-women’s aeronautic troupe.

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The exhibit was curated by Cleveland State University graduate student Dani Rose (pictured). Displays were created by museum member Adam Snelly and IWASM advisor Bob Taylor.

The museum, at Burke Lakefront Airport, offers free admission. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comMuseum presents new exhibit on WASP

Fly to Win contest launches

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Lightspeed Aviation, a manufacturer of aviation headsets, and OpenAirplane, an online aircraft rental booking service that allows pilots to skip local checkouts, have teamed to offer pilots a chance to win the latest Lightspeed products.

Through March 27, 2016, OpenAirplane will track their members’ flight hours and the number of airports they fly out of. The score resulting by multiplying hours and airports determines the winner.

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The highest score wins one of Lightspeed’s new Tango wireless headsets (pictured).

Second highest score wins a Lightspeed Gann leather flight bag.

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A second Gann flight bag will be awarded to the pilot who shows the most community service-oriented use of OpenAirplane, as determined by a panel of judges from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation and OpenAirplane.

 

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFly to Win contest launches

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