Boettger has seen 1,000 feet-per-minute climb rates at 23,000
feet without an engine. His three-turn point glider flight of more than
1,280 miles is the longest flight ever flown in the northern hemisphere
in a sailplane. Now he wants to conquer the night. He spoke with
AVweb's Glenn Pew.
Click here to listen. (13.9 MB,
AIRCRAFT AND SAVE TAXES
With bonus depreciation extended for
this year, companies thinking about boosting efficiency can save on
taxes and upgrade at the same time. One example is Soloy Aviation
Solutions' engine conversion kits for certain Eurocopter models, which
save fuel and reduce maintenance costs. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke
with Soloy CEO Dave Stauffer at HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando.
Click here to listen. (3.9 MB,
When a fellow Army pilot's Apache helicopter
took an RPG round and small arms fire over Afghanistan, punching a hole
in the transmission, Jim Hardy says he wasn't about to let the
enemy have the satisfaction of stripping the chopper in a victory
celebration. Hardy tested the "run-dry" ability of the Timken
transmission to the limit by flying it back to his forward operating
base, winning a medal in the process. He spoke with AVweb's Russ
Niles at Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Click here to listen. (4.6 MB,