Barcos & Aeronaves

Flying October 2017

The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts. From industry news updates, regulations, trends, air shows and events to carefully researched reports on all categories of airplanes, helicopters, avionics, products, technology, accessories and equipment to pilot technique, flight training, safety, weather, operations and maintenance.

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congratulations, hondajet

If you haven’t heard the news already, I’m pleased to announce we have selected the HA-420 HondaJet as the recipient of the first-ever Flying Innovation Award. We created the annual prize, which was introduced to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the magazine, to recognize the efforts of visionaries in general aviation who endeavor to bring groundbreaking products to the market. Boy, have they ever. It’s fitting that Honda Aircraft receives the first Innovation Award since the HondaJet embodies the type of ingenuity that inspired it. It’s an honor to witness what Honda Aircraft has accomplished, from the game-changing airplane to the incredible factory in Greensboro, North Carolina, to the new jet engine created in partnership with GE. It’s especially gratifying to bestow this recognition on a landmark product that began…

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almost like being there

ATC IS WORKING The August article about ATC privatization was on the mark. I would like to add a few comments. The ATC system is working. What the system needs are more runways and more experienced controllers. This would solve many problems with air travel today, keeping in mind poor weather will always cause delays. Controllers would be less stressed, and with better compensation it would attract more high-quality personnel. (Sadly, building a new airport is perhaps tougher than building a nuclear power plant.) And user fees are bogus. Everyone benefits from commercial and private aviation, not just users of the system. Thus, all of us should “chip in” as we are doing now. The FAA is mismanaged, for sure, so perhaps a joint public-private partnership, with the private side tackling the procurement, personnel…

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sky next

EASY, AND FREE We first tried ForeFlight’s ingenious Scout ADS-B receiver on our way to AirVenture Oshkosh in our Cirrus SR22 to compare the compact and inexpensive unit with the technology in the cockpit. The first step is to hang it from a window using the included suction cup, then plug it into a power source (to keep it small and simple, there’s no built-in battery) and pair it with an iPhone or iPad running the ForeFlight Mobile app. We used a Mac laptop as the power source and an iPhone 6 as the platform. Scout worked flawlessly right out of the box, with storms and traffic appearing exactly where we saw them on our in-cockpit weather and traffic displays. $199 at amazon.com GARMIN D2 CHARLIE Most wristwatches are no longer used only…

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PILATUS PC-24 ENGINE CERTIFIE Pilatus Aircraft recently leapt over the last major hurdle toward the certification of the highly anticipated PC-24 Super Versatile Jet as Williams International achieved certification for the FJ44-4A-QPM engine. Two of these engines will power the airplane, the first business jet in Pilatus’ fleet. The QPM in the engine’s name stands for Quiet Power Mode, an alternative to the auxiliary power unit, which can produce a lot of disturbing noise on the tarmac. Williams claims the QPM provides quiet and economical power from one engine to the electrical system for such things as heat, air conditioning and avionics systems to allow the crew to comfortably set up the cabin and get the flight plan going without the need for a separate APU. This is the first time Williams has…

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yaw damper

In its most basic form, a yaw damper inhibits movement of an aircraft around its vertical axis, performing like an automated set of feet on the rudder pedals. A yaw damper pulls aircraft movement information from a series of accelerometers or rate sensors in the rudder and translates it into the proper amount of calming rudder inputs. In a single-engine airplane, the yaw damper smooths out the left-right movements of the vertical stabilizer, often referred to as fishtailing, creating a more comfortable ride for passengers. The yaw damper on a sweptwing aircraft, especially one with a T-tail, also inhibits the Dutch roll tendency, a wallowing combination of yawing and rolling motions of the wing. When a Dutch roll occurs on an aircraft without a damper, any yawing motion can create corkscrew-like oscillations…

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chart wise

CONSIDER THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT AROUND AN ILS APPROACH Most ILS approaches are constructed pretty much the same way. The environment in which a pilot might fly them can vary widely, however, and is important to consider. At an airport like New York’s La Guardia, which sees 375,000 annual takeoffs and landings, the ILS Runway 13 at the airport is used often. These traffic numbers should serve as a reminder to any PIC that when some of the best of New York’s controllers are vectoring aircraft for the approach, their instructions are often spewing out at near warp speed. Woe then to the pilot who hasn’t closely studied this approach plate before making their first radio call to New York Approach. FOR THE INTERACTIVE VERSION OF CHART WISE, VISIT FLYINGMAG.COM/CHARTWISE…