Friday, April 22, 2011

Some of us are flying

While most of us are waiting for our runway to dry out, a few club members have been flying at other sites this week.

Tony has moved his base of operations from Zephyr Hills (TBSS) to Clermont (SLGP) and has just posted his 18th flight of the OLC season. Evan is flying the Region 5 contest in Perry, South Carolina, and Moshe reports that the conditions in Vermont today were as good as they looked: 7 knots to 9500 feet.

Evan has been too preoccupied to post his flights, and Moshe forgot to turn his flight recorder on.

Weak excuses, both.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blanik News

In case you haven't heard, our Blanik is grounded.

The saga continues with an announcement from the German engineering firm, Aircraft Design and Certification Ltd. AD&C has developed a factory-approved inspection and modification that strengthens the wing at the root.

European approval of the modification seems imminent, and FAA approval would follow an unpredictable time later.

AD&C is making the modification available as a kit, accompanied by a Supplemental Type Certificate. The kit costs a mere €6500, not including labor, nuts, and bolts.

What do we do now?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011