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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Champion 7EC

He Reported That The Engine Lost Power

On July 3, 2020, about 1215 central daylight time, a Champion 7EC, airplane, N9891B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Port O'Connor, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, after adding fuel to the airplane, he departed from the Calhoun County Airport and was flying along the coastline. He reported that the engine lost power, so he turned the airplane back towards land. During the forced landing the airplane impacted brush about 400 yards from the coastline.

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Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Triple Tree Aerodrome Cancels Events Through Fall Due To Health Concerns

A Familiar Cause Downs One Of Aviation Favorite Gathering Places

Triple Tree's Admin has spoken out... "The Triple Tree Aerodrome and our Board of Directors have been closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 global pandemic. The number of cases has continually increased, and our great State of South Carolina is no exception. When you attend any of our events, you become part of our family. Families take care of each other and their well-being. In the interest of safety for our family, it brings me great sadness to announce that we will be canceling our Fall 2020 series of events, the Triple Tree Fly-In, Nall in the Fall, and the Heli Extravaganza..."

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Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Avilution at Oshkosh 2019-Innovating Next-Gen Avionics Strategy

From 2019: Company Partners With Multiple Aircraft Manufactures For OEM Avionics

Avilution is re-thinking the way avionics panels are presented using an innovative software-driven system to display information that is configurable by the pilot. Company founder and CEO Mark Spencer told Aero-TV at AirVenture 2019 that Avilution approaches avionics as a software problem rather than as a hardware problem, which gives them a lot of flexibility and allows them to bring products to market more quickly than a more traditional approach. Avilution came to the notice of many in the industry a few years ago with their unconventional ‘UnPanel’ that made its debut in the Zenith CH750 Super Duty STOL airplane.

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Sat, Jul 11, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 320

The Airplane Executed A Turn To The North And The Flight Track Data Terminated

On July 1, 2020, about 1300 central daylight time, a Cessna 320 airplane, N19AS, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Round Rock, Texas. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Preliminary flight track data showed that the airplane departed from the Rusty Allen Airport (RYW), Lago Vista, Texas, about 1220, and proceeded east by Thorndale, Texas. Once near Thorndale, the airplane executed a turn to the north and the flight track data terminated.

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Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Bristell B8 High-Wing Prototype Makes First Flight

Forty Minute First Flight Goes Well, Test Program Underway

Earlier this year, a few players in the LSA/Affordable Flyer segment made announcements that their mostly low-wing configured airframes were soon to be joined by a high-wing version -- which got a lot of attention from those who love that configuration... and first to the skies is the curvy Bristell B8. BRM's Martin Bristela reported that... "Today BRM Aero has made (the) next step in its history. On 9th July 2020 at 13zulu company test pilot Mirek Rakusan made the first flight with the B8 all metal high wing."

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Thu, Jul 09, 2020

CubCrafters' NXCub To Be Offered with 3-blade Pathfinder

Trailblazer Prop Will Be Standard Equipment

CubCrafters has chosen two of Hartzell Propeller's next generation carbon fiber structural composite propellers as the sole options for the airplane manufacturer's new nosewheel NXCub, which is headed to certification and production. "The Hartzell team is very pleased to continue our excellent and longstanding relationship with CubCrafters," said Hartzell Propeller President JJ Frigge. "The new NXCub has the opportunity of opening up backcountry flying to a much broader portion of the pilot population, and we are privileged to take part." Hartzell's carbon fiber composite two-blade Trailblazer prop will be standard equipment on the NXCub. Hartzell's newly certified three-blade Pathfinder propeller will be available as an option.

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