October 1, 2000
By Barry Schiff
6,500 feet, 14,500 feet 6,500 feet, 16,500 feet 8,500 feet, 14,500 feet 8,500 feet, 16,500 feet
The 172 was Cessna's first production airplane equipped with tricycle landing gear. The Hawker Siddeley Trident was the first production jetliner with an autoland system. On early model Boeing B–52 Stratofortresses, the tail gunner could escape the aircraft by jettisoning the entire tail turret. The pilot of the mammoth single-engine biplane, the Antonov An–2 Colt (Anusha or Little Anna), can use an on-board compressor to vary the air pressure in the oleo struts to suit the type of surface on which he intends to land.
5,000 feet agl. 6,000 feet agl. 7,000 feet agl. 8,000 feet agl.
Aircraft Power and Fuel,
Safety and Education
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
After Cessna chose SMA's 230-horsepower engine for its Jet A-powered Skylane JT-A, SMA is moving up in horsepower, and is developing two new turbodiesel engines in the 260- to 400-hp categories.
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