November 11, 2009
Nov. 1 - AOPA's favorite Bonanza, our sweepstakes special, was again in Mineral Wells, Texas, as the certification technicians with Meggitt/S-Tec gather the data that is required to comply with the FAA's supplemental type certificate (STC) program. This is for the installation of the Meggitt Magic electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS).
On October 31, the experts from General Aviation Modifications Inc. and Tornado Alley Turbos picked up N2001B for the short trip to Ada, Oklahoma. They are going to look over the engine installation, download the engine data from the memory of the J. P. Instruments EDM-800 engine monitor, and make any adjustments that they deem necessary before AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne picks up the airplane on November 3.
The Sweepstakes Bonanza will be on exhibit from November 8 through 10 at AOPA Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Make sure you show up to celebrate the world of general aviation. See www.aopa.org/expo/.
In a world of airport burgers, Southern Soul stands out. Swing by when you visit St. Simons for AOPA's final fly-in of the year.
Aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin stirred the pot with an Oct. 15 announcement that compact fusion could power vehicles, even aircraft, within a decade. Skeptics were quick to speak up, while Lockheed filed for patents and hopes to find partners in government, academia, and industry.
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. We find out just how far the producers went to be accurate.
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