November 11, 2009
The airplane being rebuilt as AOPA’s 1998 “Timeless Tri-Pacer” Sweepstakes aircraft was involved in an engine failure and emergency landing late last week during a test flight from the shop where it is under restoration.
Landing in a plowed field, the aircraft flipped over. Damage is still being evaluated but will add time to the restoration process. The test flight was being flown by an employee of the restoration firm, who was not seriously injured.
“Timeless Tri-Pacer” appearances at the AOPA Fly-In, Sentimental Journey to Cub Heaven in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and some other venues early this summer will be canceled.
AOPA still plans to award the “Timeless Tri-Pacer” in January 1999. Watch AOPA Online for further news.
Members who join AOPA in 1998 or renew their memberships this calendar year are automatically entered in the sweepstakes.
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May 18, 1998
Beringer Wheels and Brakes announced the availability of several types of aircraft wheels on July 29 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and said a new anti-groundloop tailwheel design is forthcoming.
The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.
Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
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