EBACE 2010. Blogger Jon Ostrower has recently attended the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) and has posted several reports of the event on FlightBlogger. Jon reported that this year the mood was at least more optimistic than last year with the focus being “on the work going on behind the scenes as the aerospace industry prepared for the full recovery in the years to come.”
FAA Forecasts Robust Growth for LSAs. In addition, General Aviation News has reported that the FAA has recently issued a 20-year forecast for aviation to the year 2030 and according to the agency, LSA sales will grow by 825 per year through 2013 and then they will taper off to 335 per year. The short article also concluded that to come up with these numbers, the FAA is assuming both modest growth for general aviation and light sport aviation during the next 20 years.
Trisoft Aircraft Covers. On a useful note, the Winged Victory Women in Aviation blog has noted that Trisoft Aircraft Covers, a long time favorite supplier of big maintenance facilities and with the US and foreign militaries, is expanding into the owner, corporate and smaller-facility market. Trisoft covers protect both the aircraft with a unique foam cover that stays in place and is both fuel and UV resistant.
Flashlight for Leak Detection. In addition, General Aviation News has noted that Spectronics Corp. has unveiled the new Spectroline OPTIMAX 365 — a cordless, rechargeable, UV LED flashlight that will identify leaks in fuel, lubrication and hydraulic aviation systems. More information about the flashlight can be found on Spectroline.com.
FAA Safety Briefing focuses on NextGen. On a different note and if you are a USA based pilot, General Aviation News has noted that the May/June 2010 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
Scottsdale Trip Report. For trip report enthusiasts, Sulako of Sulako’s Blog has written a detailed post and a follow-up post of his recent trip to Scottsdale Arizona complete with videos and some great aerial shots.
Ohio Trip Report. In addition, Steve, the blogger behind A mile of runway will take you anywhere, has posted another great trip report from a recent trip to attend a barbeque in Ohio. As usually, there are some great shots and video of the green Ohio countryside.
Grab the Airplane and Go. On an interesting note, Air & Space Magazine had a recent article profiling an airplane repo man where you will learn “how to repossess an airliner without getting shot, or thrown in jail, or beat up, or slammed into a wall…”
18 Hangar Homes to be Auctioned Live on RFDTV. And finally, General Aviation News has noted that Jackson Hole Auction Company, LLC will hold a public auction of 18 fly-in hangar home sites in Afton, Wyoming. The site is located 60 miles south of Jackson Hole and offers a 7,023-ft runway that can accommodate most piston and turbine aircraft. The AirPark also features dedicated taxiways that provide access to each of the 54 lots and hangars. The auction will be on Saturday, May 15, and will be broadcasted live on RFDTV starting at 2 pm.