First Turbine powered Cessna aircraft?

November 5, 2008

What was the first cessna aircraft that was powered by a jet engine (like the Citation)
also, what year did it start production?

The T-37A made its first flight in 1955 and went into service with the Air Force in 1956. The T-37B became operational in 1959. All T-37A's were modified to T-37B standards.
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Primary trainer in joint specialized undergraduate pilot training
Builder: Cessna Aircraft Co.
Power Plant: Two Continental J69-T-25 turbojet engines
Thrust: 1,025 pounds (461.25 kilograms), each engine
Length: 29 feet, 3 inches (8.9 meters)
Height: 9 feet, 2 inches (2.8 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 6,625 pounds (2,981 kilograms)
Wingspan: 33 feet, 8 inches (10.2 meters)
Speed: 360 mph (Mach 0.4 at sea level)
Ceiling: 35,000 feet (10.6 kilometers)
Range: 460 miles
Armament: None
Unit Cost: $164,854
Crew: Two – student pilot and instructor pilot
Date Deployed: December 1956

What is the difference between Cessna and Beechcraft mixture cables?

November 5, 2008

Do you mean the cables themselves or their operation?

Operation is going to be essentially the same.

Physical appearance and manufacturing methods are going to be similar as well. I don't know for sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were made by the same manufacturer. Many GA aircraft use the same components (engines, props, NAV/COM equipment, lights, brakes, etc).

How much does it cost to own and fly a Cessna 182?

November 5, 2008

I’m a new pilot and I’m looking to buy my first airplane. I’ve got about 150 hours in the log book, and about 40 of that is in a 182Q. I plan to fly about 100 hours per year. I would be very interested to hear real life expenses for this type of plane from other aircraft owners.

I found this site a while back. Should help answer your questions.

Crime Strike TV Documentry on Cops Who Care

November 5, 2008

Cops Who Care, an organization comprised of Wickenburg area police officers is featured on the Crime Strike TV Show. Cops Who Care is now in its 27th year of helping at risk children living in the Wickenburg, Az area that includes Aguila, Congress, Yarnell, Morristown, Wittmann and Circle City.

Duration : 0:3:47

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Aero-TV Profiles A ‘Mammoth of A Miniature’

November 5, 2008

Dan Gryder’s Herpa DC-3

Dan Gryder may just be the luckiest guy in aviation… as he gets paid to fly a spotless, pristinely-maintained Douglas DC-3 throughout the country, and even offers interested pilots the chance to earn the ONLY DC-3 type rating available today. ANN’s Paul Plack talked with Dan, who brought the Herpa DC-3 to Florida this past spring, about the plane’s history, and what it can do.

When Dan Gryder isn’t flying passengers around the world in 757s and 767s for a major airline, he can be found providing DC-3 flight instruction at his training center or shaking hands and offering DC-3 tours at air
shows. He has over 11,000 flight hours and type ratings in numerous large aircraft. He’s been a flight instructor for more than 25 years and holds the FAA designations of GOLD SEAL CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP and AGI.

Dan and his team of DC-3 experts operate what appears to be the only remaining DC-3 flight training schools, based near Atlanta. If you’re looking for more than just an introductory lesson or two, Dan and his team provide complete pilot in command and second in command training — all the way through the actual type rating.

The ‘Gooney’ is no stranger to World War II veterans and historians who will remember the DC-3 as the C-47 Skytrain. The military version of this remarkable flying machine aircraft was used by Allied Forces to transport troops and supplies around the world. The plane was nicknamed “the Gooney Bird” as it swiftly earned a rep as a sturdy (even forgiving) and reliable workhorse — capable of flying nearly anywhere in almost any weather. The US Navy referred to a modified version of the plane as the R4D and the British called her the Dakota. Still others called her the Skytrooper. No matter what you call her, she’s a piece of aviation history to be treasured.

Come Along With Aero-TV and Take A Trip Through History Aboard The Herpa DC-3


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Duration : 0:9:48

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Cessna SkyMaster Video

November 5, 2008

Here’s a 7 minute video of a Cessna SkyMaster’s maiden flight. This particular plane is made of CorPlas and is powered by two Ryobi 31 cc weedwacker conversion engines.

Duration : 0:6:47

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