DORNA – Blue Bird – Iranian light Aircraft

July 13, 2011

The Blue Bird is a two-seat , side- by- side , all composite structure , very light airplane. It has a conventional low-wing with two spars, single-spar horizontal tail , monocoque fuselage,non-retractable tricycle type landing gear , cantilever self-spring composite main landing gear and tubular steel nose leg with Goodyear 5,00-5 types tires ( 6 ply on main wheels, 4 ply on nose wheel) with composite speed fairings on them and Cleveland main wheel brakes. It has the ability of short take off and landing (STOL). The cockpit design affords a good view, and has appropriate space, all most for two meter pilot. Blue Bird is the JAR-VLA aircraft with optional yoke or stick controls with big cockpit and doors in the market. Online in flight engine data recording , low operating costs, easy maintenance, no life structure, Adjustable rudder and seats with option of having stick or yoke control system. Blue Bird has 914F3 115 HP turbo charged with governor and constant speed three blade propeller. Max Speed at 14000 ft.= 280 km/h, 175 mph Operational Ceiling = 4265 m (14000 ft) Takeoff Run = 274 m (900 ft) Landing Run = 244 m (800 ft) Max Range = 1100 km, 680 mil Applications : * Flight Training School * Recreational flying * Private Aircraft * Postal purposes * Research flight

Win This Gobosh 700 Light Sport Aircraft LSA | AT-4

April 18, 2011

Come along on a quick flight in a Light Sport Aircraft and see how much fun this new category of aircraft offers. In the Denver area, visit to learn more. Enter to win a Gobosh just like this one at http The music in the video is Viva La Vida by Coldplay…

First Flight in Remos GX Light Sport Aircraft

December 19, 2010

Michael Combs goes on his first of many, many flights as “The Flight for the Human Spirit” is progressing toward a flight that will be over 18400 miles in all fifty states. Michael describes how he never EVER gave up on his dream of flying, even when faced with an illness and a condition that would have left most people feeling hopeless. This is the discovery flight offered as part of the flight training from

Mosquito XET Turbine Personal and Light Helicopter – You Can Own the Dream @ ROTOR F/X LLC

November 2, 2010

Mosquito XET Turbine helicopter – the flagship model of the five Mosquito ultralight and experimental personal light helicopters. With a purchase price of just over $40000 and total operating costs of just over $30 per hour this is the most economical high performance jet helicopter available. The XET can be used for personal and business transportation, training and extraordinarily inexpensive turbine time building, mustering, aerial imaging, law enforcement patrol, pipeline and powerline surveillance, agricultural spraying in confined areas and a host of other applications where a single place light helicopter is applicable. In the USA the Mosquito XET falls under the experimental category and is built as a kit. For other markets ROTOR F/X also provides a ReadyBuilt model ready to fly for just over $50000 which can be shipped worldwide. The Mosquito XET turbine helicopter comes equipped with the advanced MGL Avionics EFIS glass cockpit providing an array of features and capabilities such as moving maps, terrain awareness, full systems management and health monitoring, airport plates, GPS, altitude heading reference, 3D synthetic terrain with highway-in-the-sky navigation, traffic monitoring, route manager and flight data recorder. The Mosquito XET helicopter is one of five different Mosquito helicopters offered including two ultralight helicopters that do not require any license or flight medical to fly in the USA (the Mosquito AIR and Mosquito XEL). The remaining three

PUMA Little Kid/Big Kid Light Flight L Sneaker,White/Purple/Dandelion,3.5 M US Big Kid

April 16, 2010

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Nite Ize FFDD-08-28 Dog Discuit Light Up Flying Disc, Green

April 2, 2010

  • Soft touch bite durable mouth friendly
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The Nite Ize Flashflight Dog Discuit helps you battle-train your dog to against the impending alien invasion. This LED-lighted disc extends your training time well into the evening hours, and the bite-friendly cover teaches your dog to maim, not kill. The Nite Ize Flashflight Dog Discuit floats in water, stands up to all the biting and gnawing your dog can dish out, flies better than the ship on Flight of the Navigator, and comes through in a pinch when you find you… More >>

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March 30, 2010


Senior Pilots Drawn to Light Sport Aircraft

March 13, 2010

Copyright (c) 2008 Dan Pimentel

A good friend returned from EAA’s 2007 Airventure Oshkosh Airshow holding delivery position #426 on a new Cessna Model 162 Skycatcher. I’d been trying to track down a C162 buyer for a while, so this is great timing as I want to find out what is drawing current, licensed private pilots to the Skycatcher. What I found did not really surprise me.

At 78.5 years young, Fresno pilot John Pugliese has amassed 7,000 hours in a pilot career that has included ownership of a Fairchild PT-23, a Cessna 120 and his current bird, a 1952 Cessna 170. After a heart attack in the early ’90s, Pugliese must now undergo additional scrutiny each time he is re-issued a third-class medical card. And while he has good health today to flies with an FAA medical card, he knows that may not be the case forever. “I’m hoping that Cessna can deliver my Skycatcher before the day comes when the medical card cannot be re-issued.”

I’m certain Pugliese is not the only “senior” private pilot who is looking at Light Sport aircraft as a sort of “workaround” to current FAA medical rules. And as a refresher, let me pass along what the FAA says about the subject of Sport Pilot medicals.

Sport Pilot licensing rules require either a third-class FAA medical certificate or a current and valid U.S. driver’s license as evidence of medical eligibility (provided the individual’s most recent application for an FAA medical certificate was not denied, revoked, suspended or withdrawn). So as long as a pilot can move into an LSA before he/she is denied, all is well and good. However, once FAA takes that card away, those denied pilots cannot use a driver’s license in lieu of the medical card.

As an experienced aviator, Pugliese picked the Skycatcher for a number of reasons. “The main thing was the hydraulic brakes” he said. “I’m an old taildragger driver from way back, and sometimes you have to almost lock up one wheel to keep things straight. And nothing against Rotax, but I like that Cessna is putting Continentals in the Skycatcher, since it will be easy to find service coast-to-coast on that engine. I also like that I will be able to get parts through an established Cessna dealer network. And at just over five feet tall, I’m happy the Skycatcher’s rudder pedals are adjustable. The plane fits me fine, and is really a great looking airplane!”

As a successful businessman, Pugliese knows that the $109,000 base price will climb before delivery day. A clause in the Cessna contract allows for cost of living increases and with California sales tax that he says is a staggering nine percent, John expects the Skycatcher to come in at around $140,000 without wheel pants or a ballistic chute. He expects that by the time Cessna delivers the 162, the Garmin G300 panel will change for the better, as avionics always do.

Bottom line: John Pugliese is one of those older pilots we all love…nice as can be, true to his fellow pilots, and always willing to take a young kid flying to spark their internal fires. When he gets the Skycatcher, it’ll make a perfect platform to serve his mission profile, which is to poke holes in the sky while converting fossilized dinosaurs into altitude to chase down the elusive airport hamburger.

A Rare Blend of Opportunity and Timing: the Light Sport Aviation Mechanic

February 27, 2010

Someone once said, “Someday your whole life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”  

Along the same lines, I read somewhere that about half of all people don’t really like their jobs. And I thought, “What a waste of a life that is to get up every morning and do something that you really don’t like.” So it is exciting to work with people who sign up for the 3 week long- 120 hour Light Sport Repairman Maintenance Course to start their own business, usually as a second career.

There are few occasions when a great opportunity crosses our path, and it is rarely when the timing is just right. So with great enthusiasm that both timing and opportunity were merging,  Ted Finck signed up for Rainbow Aviation’s Light Sport  Repairman Course offered in November 2008.  

While the course itself is an incredible opportunity, Ted capitalized on the initial investment by adding the Powered Parachute and Weight shift modules. “These two modules just added a week to my trip, for a total of four weeks. But with the added ratings, I have tripled my customer base.”

But Ted went one step further, taking advantage of the opportunity to earn his Powered Parachute Instructor’s certificate at the same time. “It was a great opportunity. Morris Yoder and Lee Woodriff  were also taking the repairman course at the same time and are both powered parachute instructors. So we would train in the morning before class, in the evenings after class and on weekends. I took my practical exam with Morris Yoder on the last week of the course and left with not only my Repairman Maintenance Certificate for  airplane, weight shift and powered parachute and my Rotax repairman service level certification, but also my powered parachute instructor certificate.

Course participants comprise an incredible, diverse community, attending the course for a variety of reasons. Some owners take the course to maintain and inspect their own SLSA aircraft, some participants are already airframe and powerplant mechanics, others are aircraft manufacturers, and some are instructors who want to perform their own 100 hour inspections, but most, like Ted, are interested in starting their own full time or even part time business. And after participants earn their LSRM certificate their businesses comprise yet again an incredible, diverse community.

For example, Clyde Poser owner of Rule Aviation Services in Buckeye, WA is a retired airline captain. Clyde used the LSRM certificate as a stepping stone to earn his DAR authorization (designated aircraft representative), he then used his LSRM and DAR certificates to qualify to become a contract instructor for the 2 day Repairman courses. He also offers both powered parachute and weight shift flight instruction, so he gave flight lessons while attending the three week course in California. “There’s almost an advantage in some respects to waiting until mid-life to make a significant career change because often times,” Clyde explains,  “the experience you had in your previous career can be utilized and can benefit the next chapter in your life.”

As you might have guessed most participants have high expectations for their businesses.  Mike Zidziunas ( known as Mike Z.) is no different. Mike is a sport pilot instructor and realized early on that light sport was going to be the future of aviation so he earned his LSRM in August of 2006. “I was not prepared, however, for the incredible opportunities the certificate would offer.” And Mike is taking full advantage of those opportunities. He has opened a  Rotax Service Center, he works with manufacturers assembling SLSA aircraft and he plans to expand his business by becoming an  A & P mechanic. Maintenance is Mike’s primary focus and he will soon be able to include Amateur-Built aircraft inspections to the list of services he offers.

On the other hand, Aldo Sibi, who earned his LSRM in May of 2006, works full time for Indus Aircraft. He is the Manager and Director of Production and the head of Research and Development. He has made over 56 modifications to the Thorpedo design and has protyped and built the first Thorpedo Diesel engine/airframe combo. Like mIke, Alod is also in the process of becoming an A & P mechanic.

Roger Lee is retired from the Tucson Fire Department  has a business in Arizona , Roger’s LSA Service & Repair. Roger works on  all LSA aircraft, but he specializes on the Flight Design CT aircraft and the Rotax engines.  Roger works as a LSRM out of his truck. He also takes his mechanical skills on the road performing maintenance and inspections  at his customer’s location. “I didn’t want to go back to work full time, but there is enough work there to keep me plenty busy.”  Roger comments. Roger is able to keep his overhead down and his customers appreciate the lower rates. “This (work) is quite a bit different than being a firefighter because I haven’t had to do CPR on an engine, start an IV in the fuel line or defibrillator a carb.”

The FAA has created an incredible opportunity with the Light Sport Repairman Maintenance Course for an individual to start a new career or a homebased, low-cost business that is rewarding- not just financially- but personally.  Additionally, an individual can earn the certificate quickly- in just three weeks. This is incredible when you compare that to the 1900 hour requirement for an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. This powerful three week course is what entrepreneurship is all about: success.

Nasa Ares 1 Arial Footage Shot From Cessna Skymaster October 28 2009

November 28, 2009


An aerial video crew observed the October 28, 2009 Ares I-X test flight from a Cessna Skymaster aircraft positioned approx. 10 nautical miles away from the vehicle at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The videographer used a gyro-stabilized high-definition camera system mounted to the outside of the aircraft to capture this spectacular footage. This footage provides extremely valuable engineering data, and imagery of the recovery sequence in rarely-seen detail.
Ares I-X is the first flight test of the Constellation Program and provides NASA an early opportunity to gather critical data during vehicle ascent and during booster deceleration and recovery.

If a recognizable person appears in this video, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA employees of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is requested that if this video is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release.

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