Volume 26, Number 28b
July 17, 2019
FAA Clarifies ADS-B Preflights: GA Is Exempt
The FAA will issue a Notam on Thursday that will essentially exempt general aviation aircraft operators from an ADS-B preflight requirement when the ADS-B mandate kicks in next January. The Notam specifically exempts ADS-B Out transmitters that use WAAS GPS receivers as a position source from the preflight requirement described[…]   Read this article
CBS Live Streams Apollo 11
In commemoration of what many have called man’s greatest adventure, CBS news is live streaming its original coverage of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 1969. The coverage is running in real time and features Walter Cronkite in hours of continuous live coverage of the landing and eventual exploration[…]   Read this article
Phillip Sheppard: The Launch
Music has never been married to machinery more majestically than in Phillip Sheppard’s The Launch. The composition was written for the 2007 British documentary on the Apollo program called In the Shadow of the Moon. Copyright Channel Four and Phillip Sheppard.   Read this article
Best of the Web: How Apollo Made It Home To Earth
Getting to the Moon was one thing, but NASA designers had to design a way to safely brake a capsule traveling at 36,000 feet per second without frying the spacecraft or crushing the crew. This NASA film posted by AIRBOYD explains how they did it. Read this article

CubCrafters Debuts More Powerful XCub
CubCrafters has launched, perhaps literally, a new firewall-forward package for its XCub with 215 HP and a new three-blade composite propeller from Hartzell. Prices have not been announced. Previously maxed-out with the CC363i, the new options move up to a 390-cubic-inch “CC393i” engine based on the venerable angle-valve Lycoming IO-360. According[…] Read this article

Dynon Expands Approved Model List
Dynon Avionics has gained approval to install the SkyView HDX EFIS in nearly 600 aircraft types (PDF). The systems are approved for both primary and backup instrumentation including engine monitoring. “From the moment Dynon Certified introduced its groundbreaking STC for SkyView HDX, we’ve heard from thousands of aircraft owners wishing[…] Read this article

Return To Hondo
Hondo, Texas, is on the edge of the Texas Hill Country about 40 miles due west of San Antonio. This time of year, it bakes under a summer sun that reliably drives the highs to more than 100 degrees. It’s not a place for delicate constitutions. I was in Hondo[…] Read this article

Ryanair Retreats On Growth Due To MAX Grounding
Budget airline Ryanair is cutting its growth expectations for next year by half on the news that the 737 MAX may not return to service in 2019. At the same time, MAX aircraft due to be delivered as part of Ryanair’s 135-unit order appear to have been rebranded as Boeing[…] Read this article

Museum Displaying “Miracle On The Hudson” Airbus Closes
The Carolinas Aviation Museum, home to the salvaged USAir Flight 1549 Airbus A320 that landed in the Hudson River, closed this weekend for at least two years while it finds a new location. It has been leasing space at the Charlotte airport that’s being taken over by Honeywell.  According to[…] Read this article

Galileo Satnav System Down
Europe’s equivalent to our Global Positioning System, Galileo, has been inoperable since late last week. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) said that said that Galileo was suffering from a full system outage due to a “technical incident related to its ground infrastructure.” The search-and-rescue portion of Galileo remains functional. A statement released[…] Read this article

Paul’s House
In January 2017, Jim Irwin, president of Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, purchased the Paul Poberezny estate in Oshkosh with the goal of preserving a vital part of EAA history. Situated on a little over nine acres of land, with a Paul-made pond (Lake Audrey) and dozens of Paul-planted trees (the[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication,Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear about[…] Read this article

Best Of The Web: How A Radial Engine Goes Together
Ever wonder how a radial engine goes together, especially how those seven or nine connecting rods all merge at the crankshaft? Grab some coffee and sit through this master class video by Dan Cabral and you’ll find out. Carbral is a product design engineer and used Keyshot to render this[…] Read this article

Garmin Updates G5 And G3X Touch
Garmin has added features to the G5 and G3X Touch EFISs ahead of next week’s Oshkosh. New configurations of the G3X Touch for experimental aircraft will be available, while the G5 received incremental changes to add features for both certified and homebuilt aircraft. For the G5, Garmin has added outside-air[…] Read this article