Aero-TV Checks Out The Jet A-Powered Diesel Skyhawk!!!

January 13, 2010

Cessna, Thielert Partner On 172S Turbo Diesel Option

Last fall, we asked ANN readers to, “Just imagine how cool will it be for a student pilot… on their first cross-country flight… to ask the lineperson to ‘fill it with Jet-A, please’ — and then point to their Cessna 172!” The new Skyhawk TD (turbo diesel, of course) features a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) equipped Thielert Centurion 2.0 liter engine. The DOHC (double overhead camshaft) inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine develops 155 horsepower, is certified to operate on Jet-A fuel, is liquid cooled and drives a composite three-blade constant speed propeller.

Thielert was issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Skyhawk in March, allowing Cessna to offer a factory-installed Thielert engine. The engine features low specific fuel consumption, electronic engine control systems and improved hot-and-high engine performance.

With increased range and endurance, Cessna says the Skyhawk TD will offer an ideal solution for special mission applications like forestry patrol, wildlife conservation efforts, pipeline/power line patrol, traffic reporting and airborne law enforcement, according to Cessna. News of a Skyhawk turbo-diesel was not entirely unexpected. As ANN reported, Cessna announced a partnership with Thielert on “future projects” earlier this year.

The Wichita gang is also making the Garmin GFC700 Automatic Flight Control (AFCS) and Flight Director (FD) system standard equipment on most Skyhawk models. The autopilot function selector will be conveniently located on the Garmin G1000 flight display with the GFC700 capable of using all of the data available within the G1000 avionics system. Among the new navigational features included is all-digital, dual-channel, two-axis flight control — featuring an attitude-based (versus rate-based) autopilot.

The GFC700 on the Skyhawk also features a Flight Director, offering pitch and roll guidance to show the pilot the attitude for a standard climb or turn. The system also sports Flight Level Change capability — to ensure the aircraft maintains airspeed while climbing or descending to a pre-selected altitude — and a Go Around mode. Additionally, Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) with Lateral Performance, Vertical Guidance approach (LPV) and Vertical Navigation (VNAV) capabilities; Garmin SafeTaxi; and Garmin FliteCharts became standard for the Skyhawk, Skylane and Stationair starting with 2007 models. The Garmin ChartView powered by Jeppesen is optional.

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Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 FAA Recreation Safety Film

December 8, 2009

Video Courtesy: FAA via Lessons Learned From Transport Airplane Accidents

http://accidents-ll.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=1&LLID=8

Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades while on approach to Miami International Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the crash was the result of an inadvertent autopilot disconnection that went unnoticed by the flightcrew as they were attempting to correct an unsafe landing gear position indication. The NTSB determined that the uncommanded descent into the Everglades was the result of the flightcrew’s failure to monitor the airplane’s flight path and an improper division of duties on the flight deck while troubleshooting an anomalous system indication. Of the 163 persons on board 112 were killed in the crash. This accident was one of the precipitating accidents leading to the development and industry-wide adoption of flightcrew resource management philosophies and training.

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profpilot.co.uk | #2 How Lift is Created

November 6, 2009

http://www.profpilot.co.uk | Version 2.0 of video 2.0 in the profpilot.co.uk flight training video series. Although you might notice a couple of similar pictures, this video is a completely new one so please watch again!

Episode 2 shows the principles behind how a wing works (thanks to Newton and Bernoulli), and how an aerofoil creates lift, which is quite a helpful force to have when it comes to aeroplanes.

For European/UK pilot training course information, requirements, descriptions, listings, flight school reviews and more videos, go to http://www.profpilot.co.uk!

Seemed a shame to delete the old video – if you want to watch that, it is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x9eDazOlkM

Duration : 0:5:42

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FAA Mountain Flying Training Film, Part 1/3

September 15, 2009

Late 1960’s flight training film about flying in the mountains produced by the Federal Aviation Administration. Obviously dated, but the information remains valid.

Duration : 0:10:0

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FAA Mountain Flying Training Film, Part 3/3

September 13, 2009

Late 1960’s flight training film about flying in the mountains produced by the Federal Aviation Administration. Obviously dated, but the information remains valid.

Duration : 0:2:43

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FAA Mountain Flying Training Film, Part 2/3

September 11, 2009

Late 1960’s flight training film about flying in the mountains produced by the Federal Aviation Administration. Obviously dated, but the information remains valid.

Duration : 0:10:0

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Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings

August 30, 2009

This video produced by the FAA discusses some of the common errors and problems ociated with crosswind takeoffs and landings. Although the film is older, it is a classic and really does help give a good overview of crosswind landing techniques including the slip and crab.

Duration : 0:4:33

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Disorientation 1973 Vintage FAA Training Film

August 20, 2009

This program alerts pilots to inflight situations that are potentially disorientating by describing how this physiological phenomenon influences and often distorts flying judgments. It suggests that when physical senses are at variance with pit instruments, you should not randomly hit buttons.

Duration : 0:14:8

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profpilot.co.uk | #9 Aircraft Stalls

August 12, 2009

http://www.profpilot.co.uk | Episode 9 looks at what causes a stall in an aircraft, how to recognise one, and how (and how not) to deal with one when it happens.

For European/UK pilot training course information, requirements, descriptions, listings, flight school reviews and more videos, go to http://www.profpilot.co.uk

Duration : 0:4:35

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Flying Floats 1973 Vintage FAA Aviation Training Film

August 3, 2009

Flying Floats 1973 Vintage FAA Aviation Training Film

Duration : 0:19:13

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