The D-Day Squadron is the American contingent participating in the Daks Over Normandy flyover crossing the English Channel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019. The epic journey of a fleet of C-47s (military DC-3 aircraft) will honor the soldiers of the War.
The Humanus Documentary Films Foundation recently premiered the museum cut of their World War I aviation film, The Millionaires Unit, at the New-York Historical Society in New York City. The documentary follows a group of Yale undergraduates who helped found the U.S. Navys air arm on the eve of WWI. In this podcast, filmmakers Ron King and Darroch Greer discuss the Millionaires Unit, the making of the documentary and other aviation projects from Humanus.
It's said that the uAvionix skyBeacon ADS-B Out device is the easiest way to comply with the approaching 2020 ADS-B mandate, but how easy is it to install? To find out, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano found an airplane that needed to be upgraded, found a competent A&P to install it and rolled his cameras to document the project.
JH Aircraft, a German company, was showing a cool ultralight Corsair at Aero 2019 this week. It's made of carbon fiber, has a three-cylinder radial engine and meets the 120 kg microlight standard. Avweb's Paul Bertorelli got a look at it and shot this show video report.
At Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany, a French company called Elixir was showing a unique two-seat airplane built of molded carbon fiber using technology to build racing boats. The idea is the airplane is both cheaper to manufacture and much cheaper to maintain because it has vastly fewer parts. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli shot this video summary of the project.
At Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Daher debuted the latest model of the TBM line, the 940. The new airplane has autothrottles, a Garmin G3000 with improved automation, ice detection and a new interior scheme. FlySmart's David Fabry gave AVweb the 90-second tour.
As the 2020 ADS-B mandate pumpkin looms on the horizon, say this is about the system: Once youve ponied up for the installation cost, it does provide free weather and traffic. But in Europe and the U.K., no deal. And a recent experiment to see if pilots across the pond would pay for these services produced an unsurprising result. They wont. In this podcast recorded at Aero this week, uAvionix's Mike Tetlow explains.