STOL CH 750 Now Available
AMD recently unveiled the STOL CH 750 LS, the factory-built special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) ver- sion of the STOL CH 750 design from aeronautical
engineer Chris Heintz. The all-metal “light sport utility”
plane is powered by Teledyne Continental Motors’ new
O-200D lightweight engine, which boasts a dry weight of
less than 200 pounds while still providing a true 100 hp,
according to a company news release. Equipped with a
tricycle gear (with steerable nose wheel), the aircraft has
a reported takeoff roll of just 100 feet and cruises at 100
mph. For more information contact John Degonia at 478-
374-2759 or visit www.NewPlane.com.
Oklahoma Powrachute Extravaganza
The 2009 Powrachute Extravaganza will take place at Will
Rogers Downs, in Claremore, Oklahoma, September 17-20.
Activities include a mass launch of more than 200 powered
parachute (PPC) pilots, seminars, training, live music, activities
for kids, and more. Camping is available on-site. Learn more
at www.Powrachute.com/extravaganza.htm or call 574-286-9670.
Paradise Dealer Network Expands
B & B Sport Aviation has joined the Paradise Aircraft distribution network. Based in Cambridge, Maryland, B & B
Sport Aviation has more than 22 years’ experience in aircraft sales, maintenance, and flight training. Paradise is
seeking to supplement its current dealer distribution network in key territories. Learn more at www.ParadiseAircraft.
us or call 561- 632-8428.
Premier Aircraft Is Husky Dealer
Premier Aircraft Sales has become a dealer for Aviat Aircraft’s Husky A-1C. Premier Aircraft Sales will sell and service the Husky in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. See
www.FlyPAS.com for more information.
Pratt & Whitney Endorses
Pratt & Whitney signed an executive summary re- leased this week by Boeing highlighting the positive results of an industry flight-test and research program
that should lead to future certification of sustainable biojet
fuels. The results indicate sustainable sources of bio-derived
oils and processing methods can produce a synthetic paraffinic kerosene (Bio-SPK) jet fuel. Bio-SPK fuel was tested in
current commercial aircraft at a blend ratio of up to 50 percent with normal jet fuel (Jet A or Jet A- 1). Pratt & Whitney,
Japan Airlines, and Boeing completed a successful flight test
of a second-generation biojet fuel on a Pratt & Whitney-powered 747 aircraft. The flight test used a biofuel primarily
refined from the sustainable crop camelina.
For more information, visit www.PW.UTC.com.
Forward.Vision Systems Inc. announced the issuance of an STC for installation of its enhanced vision systems (EVS) on most single-engine Cessna model
aircraft. The company anticipates STC kit availability to
be imminent and noted that installation can be done by
virtually any qualified aircraft maintenance facility in approximately one day. EVS, commonly known as infrared
or thermal imaging cameras, turn night into day for the
pilot and help to penetrate haze, fog, smoke, and precipitation eight to 10 times farther than the human eye. Learn
more at www.Forward-Vision.net.
Free Shipping From Sonex
For a limited time, Sonex Aircraft LLC is offering a special
pricing incentive for Sonex, Waiex, or Xenos complete airframe kits. For all complete airframe kits purchased before
August 31, 2009, customers will receive free shipping to
the continental United States and Canada via Con-way
Freight. See www.SonexAircraft.com and www.Aero
Conver-sions.com for more information.
MGL Avionics Launches V10 VHF
MGL’s non-TSO ordered air band VHF transceiver is the first commercial product
of its kind to use modern receiver and transmitter technology, according to the
company. All audio processing and much of the receiver and transmitter circuitry
are fully digital. The 8.8-ounce V10 features a digital interface; set the frequency
on the radio from an MGL Avionics electronic flight instrument system or any
equipment capable of setting frequency on the SL40 radio. The V10 has 6 watts
of transmit power and built-in voice-activated and voice-operated gain-adjusting
device intercom. Learn more at www.MGLAvionics.com.