E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team --
Jim, Tom, Nathan, Paul, The
'Other' Jim, Ashley, Birgit, Wes, Klyde,
Anjin, and the rest
of the aero-gnomes -- want to wish you Happy
Holidays while we all pursue our own various and sundry
holiday diversions. Our regular daily webcasting schedule will
resume promptly on Monday, January 3rd, 2011. In the meantime,
please enjoy this 'classic' episode of Aero-TV from the
past year as we all recover from our various and sundry
Christmas/New Year's celebrations...
As a battery and electrical systems expert, Skip Koss has seen
it all when it comes to the power that keeps today’s aircraft
in the sky. Recently, however, Koss has grown concerned over the
increase in aircraft that apparently consume power even when all
systems appear to be off.
These "parasitic loads" can be considerable, draining the
battery to the extent of even permanent damage. Koss joins Aero-TV
in the second of his safety tips to explain how general aviation
pilots can address this potentially dangerous problem.
"Concorde Battery Corporation is a leading manufacturer of
premium quality lead-acid batteries. The present product lines
include valve regulated (sealed) lead-acid batteries (VRB) for
aircraft, marine, medical, telecommunications, emergency backup,
and photovoltaic applications as well as flooded lead-acid
batteries for commercial and military aircraft.
Since 1979 Concorde Battery Corporation has manufactured
aircraft batteries and batteries for shipboard use by the U.S.
Military. Concorde Battery Corporation has provided the Department
of Defense with over 150,000 military batteries manufactured to
rigid quality requirements. Concorde Batteries have been adopted by
worldwide militaries including Canadian, British, Australian and
Italian air forces."