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George Photakis


Member Since: May 22, 2001
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tampico s/n 884
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A Step In The Flight Direction

I recall a chilly morning at the Reno-Stead airport when I realized I no longer felt like a total outsider. It was 2017, the first year I towed Jeff LaVelle's trailer full of tools, hardware and a spare Hartzell propeller to the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. He raced his Glasair III and I stood alongside him […] The post A Step In The Flight Direction appeared first on AVweb.

U.S. Marine Corps To Get New CH-53K Simulator

Lockheed Martin will be providing the U.S. Marine Corps with a Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD) for the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, the company announced on Wednesday. The device is part of a recent contract award, which also includes options for three additional CFTDs. According to Lockheed Martin, the deal follows the success of […] The post U.S. Marine Corps To Get New CH-53K Simulator appeared first on AVweb.

Two King Air 260s Delivered To U.S. Forest Service

Textron Aviation announced on Thursday that it has delivered two Beechcraft King Air 260 twin-engine turboprops to the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service will use the new 260s primarily for wildfire mapping missions. Modifications to the aircraft include the installation of infrared (IR) sensing technology, the Overwatch Imaging TK-9 Earthwatch Airborne Sensor and legacy […] The post Two King Air 260s Delivered To U.S. Forest Service appeared first on AVweb.

DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Gets New Name, Management

The annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase has gotten a new name, new management and new dates, according to an announcement from show organizers. Now called the “Aero Showcase,” a name organizers say will allow them to explore expanding into other general aviation segments in addition to sport and recreational aviation, the show is scheduled to […] The post DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Gets New Name, Management appeared first on AVweb.

NASA Breaks Ground For New Wind Tunnel Facility

NASA officially broke ground for the new Flight Dynamics Research Facility (FDRF) at its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Wednesday. The 25,000-square-foot facility will house the first large wind tunnel to be built by the agency in more than 40 years. According to NASA, the wind tunnel will be used for research supporting […] The post NASA Breaks Ground For New Wind Tunnel Facility appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Secondary Controls

One the things every primary student learns somewhere along the way to their certificate is the difference between primary and secondary flight controls. Distinguishing between them isn't hard: The primary flight controls are ailerons/spoilers for roll, an elevator/stabilator/canard for pitch and some kind of rudder for yaw. Those are the controls we regularly manipulate to […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Secondary Controls appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Going Soft

I grew up right down the street from Cape Cod Airfield (2B1), in Marstons Mills, Mass. To me, the airport feels like the embodiment of some of the best qualities of general aviation. The airport is extremely accessible, with picnic tables right in front to watch the activity. There is flight training, banner towing, skydiving and […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Going Soft appeared first on Aviation Safety.

The Pilot's Authority

So I'm flying along, fat dumb and happy, into the Charlottesville-Albemarle (Va.) Airport (KCHO). The tower controller tells me to enter a right base for Runway 03, which I do, followed by a touch-and-go and entering left closed traffic like a good boy. I mentally pat myself on the back, and think, “Good job, flying […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post The Pilot's Authority appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Throttled

Cessna 172P Skyhawk Loose Throttle Cable Pilot noticed the throttle had no bounce at full travel. After the cowling was removed, it was discovered that the throttle control's lower portion had come loose from the rest of the cable. When the throttle was moved, the cable would move full travel, but the inner cable was […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Throttled appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Nervous Passengers

Owning an airplane provides endless possibilities even as it presents new challenges. While anyone who's owned and flown the same airplane for a few years likely will become comfortable with it, that's not always the case with passengers, even if they're experienced pilots. The first time I encountered a nervous passenger—”nervous” in this instance involved […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Nervous Passengers appeared first on Aviation Safety.

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