July 9, 2014
There are very few Sikorsky airplanes in the air these days, but there was a time when the Sikorsky was queen of the sky. Usually associated with helicopters, Igor Sikorsky’s first certified airplane was the Sikorsky S-38 Amphibion (Sikorsky preferred this spelling), developed primarily for Pan American Airways. Barry Schiff flew this rare bird for AOPA Pilot (“The Flying Boat,” September 2003).
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.
Wingfoot One: Goodyear’s newest airship isn’t a blimp
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