ANN Flight Test – Flying Cessna’s Skycatcher

November 18, 2009

Finally… ANN is proud to present the first published flight test data on Cessna’s long-awaited LSA… the C-162 Skycatcher. Worth the wait, the Cessna 162 may be one of Cessna’s very best efforts yet… thoroughly maximizing what it is to be an LSA… while being true to the outstanding stability and control profiles that have been a part and parcel of Cessna’s entry-level aircraft products for many decades.
Right up front, let us tell you, the Skycatcher does NOT disappoint… it is a thoroughly sweet little airplane with great manners, a pleasant aerodynamic profile, as good a performance envelope as LSA regs allow and on top of all that, is just plain fun to fly. In other words, the Skycatcher is one heck of a nice little airplane and a fitting way for Cessna to put its best foot forward in bringing forth a new generation of entry level airplanes. Of particular note is Garmin’s EXCELLENT G300 glass panel, the easily operated and powerful addition of the TCM O-200D and the WIDE comfy cabin. But More than that… its just a sweetie in the air… simple, reasonably fast, agile and with nary the hint of a bad habit. Yeah, we had a ball with the critter.
Cessna’s minions tell ANN that the SkyCatcher is designed from spinner to tail to set the new standard for an entry-level aircraft. Though manufactured as an LSA, the SkyCatcher meets all the required ASTM standards for certification while providing safety, reliability, and utility.
The airplane is equipped with the proprietary Garmin G300 avionics package, and is powered by a composite propeller mated to a Continental O-200D engine developed specifically for the Light Sport market. It also features a 44-inch wide cabin, ergonomic seats, accessible cargo area, and a unique under-panel center stick control. Cessna claims the industry’s most extensive network of dealers and service centers.
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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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profpilot.co.uk | #8 Induced and Parasitic Aircraft Drag (Sounds Thrilling)

July 14, 2009

Video number 8 looks at what hinders an aircraft in it’s merry way along the sky: drag. Parasite drag, Form drag, Skin Friction drag and Induced drag are all discussed – from how they are created, to how they can be minimised.

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Duration : 0:4:54

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profpilot.co.uk | #7 Secondary Effects

June 23, 2009

Video 7 looks at the secondary effects of the primary flight controls, Adverse Yaw, frise and differential ailerons, and how the engine can effect flight dynamics.

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Duration : 0:4:57

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FullFlap.TV – Which system to learn to be an airline pilot 30th Mar 09

June 4, 2009

http://www.fullflap.tv Every week.

Today: 3rd June 09
If you want to become an airline pilot there are basically two systems. FAA and JAA. So which should you do? We talk to Delta Aviation Academy and Gestair. Another interview from our series of Flyer show interviews. FullFlap.TV Private, Commercial, Fun – Monday, Wednesday and Friday Aviation TV for the new era of flying. More at http://www.fullflap.tv

Duration : 0:6:19

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profpilot.co.uk | #6 Secondary Flight Controls

May 11, 2009

Episode 6 looks at elevator trim and flaps on the aircraft; the two main secondary flight controls you will be using in small aircraft.

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

Duration : 0:4:46

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Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 Type Rating School

April 28, 2009

AeroStar Training Services is a FAA Certified 142 Training Center serving the needs of individuals seeking pilot certification training and aircraft type ratings on the Airbus A320, A330*, A340*, Boeing B737, and BBJ. We offer FAA approved initial type ratings, recurrent, upgrade and differences training. We also offer initial and recurrent flight attendant training.

AeroStar allows you to get a type rating fast! With our Virtual Distant Learning course you can obtain your Initial Type Rating in as little as 10 days. With AeroStar you save time and money – on lodging, food, car rental, and other expenses without sacrificing the quality of your training! Receive quality training while spending fewer days away from family and work.

AeroStars training centers offer state-of-the-art equipment and training facilities that are simply second to none. Train in our New State-Of-The-Art Level D full-flight simulators and Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTD). Our Simulators replicate the actual flight experience with full screen wrap-around visual systems and six-axis motion.

For more information or to enroll today, contact us online at http://www.AeroStarTypeRatings.com or call 1.866.647.AERO (2376).

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profpilot.co.uk | #5 Primary Flight Controls

April 6, 2009

Episode 5 looks at how an aircraft controls itself in pitch, roll and yaw using it’s primary flight controls. For European/UK pilot training course information, requirements, descriptions, listings, flight school reviews and more videos, go to http://www.profpilot.co.uk

Duration : 0:4:46

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profpilot.co.uk | #4 Angle of Attack

March 21, 2009

Episode 4 continues with the whole looking at aeroplanes thing by explaining what angle of attack is, and how we can alter it. Truly an epic piece of cinematography I am sure you will agree. For European/UK pilot training course information, requirements, descriptions, listings, flight school reviews and more videos, go to http://www.profpilot.co.uk

Duration : 0:4:39

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