Aerostar Jet Roars Into Airventure | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.29.14**
** Airborne 09.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.26.14 **
** Airborne 09.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.24.14 **

Fri, Jul 29, 2011

Aerostar Jet Roars Into Airventure

Modified Airplane Looks Like A Mini-737

By Chris Batcheller

Looking like a miniature 737, the Aerostar Jet is drawing lots of attention here at Oshkosh 2011. The Aerostar was originally designed for jet engines by Ted Smith, but the design was ahead of it’s time since suitable engines were not available. So the Aerostar began life with piston engines.

Fast forward to 2011 and the technology is available. Outfitted with the Pratt and Whitney 615 engines, the Aerostar design is coming full circle.  The airplane has flown and the Jim Christy and his team plan on offering retrofits and hopefully in the future new production airplanes.

PW 615 engine has 1460 lbs of thrust and the Aerostar Jet cruises at 400 knots. The airplane has a little more room for fuel which it will use to stretch the range to 1000 miles. The airplanes climbs at 5000 fpm at gross weight and has a useful load of 2200 lbs. The turbine engine installation is 500 lbs lighter, 250 lbs per engine.

The Aerostar Owners Association been supporting and upgrading Aerostars for 15 years.

FMI: www.aerostar-owners.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down o>[...]

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down o>[...]

Airborne 09.26.14: A320neo First Flight, Aspen ESV Trial, Garmin Flies G5000

Also: Sea Lynx Grounding, AEA's Ric Peri On FAR 145, Union v Allegiant, Wingboarding--Anyone? Things went off as planned in Toulouse, France yesterday morning when the A320neo made>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.14)

DOT Rule for Passengers Traveling with Lithium Batteries The issue has come to the forefront as more people may soon begin traveling with small UAVs, most of which are powered by t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.14): Filed En Route Delay

Any of the following preplanned delays at points/areas along the route of flight which require special flight plan filing and handling techniques.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC