September 16, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Hartzell Propeller has developed a three-blade Top Prop for Cessna 180, 185, 210, and 205 aircraft. The aluminum prop uses scimitar airfoils.
This is the first time Hartzell has offered a propeller for Cessna 185 owners who have a Continental IO-470 engine, and is the first three-blade prop offered for early Cessna 210 and 205 models, the company claimed.
Hartzell’s marketing chief, Mike Disbrow, said the prop is able to handle rough back-country flying. “Many of these Cessnas are used in harsh conditions where aircraft durability is essential. In the backcountry or on water, where a stone nick or water erosion can mean a no-fly decision, pilots need to be able to rely on their aircraft and its parts. A metal propeller is the best option under such abusive conditions.”
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.