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Andrew Knott


Member Since: Feb 18, 2000
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Falkensee, Germany
Tampico s/n 108
Maastricht, Netherlands
Trinidad s/n 1451
Monroe, GA
Tampico s/n 1563
Retford, United Kingdom
Tampico s/n 84
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Trinidad s/n 1893
Sulzberg, Germany
Trinidad TC s/n 698
 

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This site is dedicated to providing information and support on Socata's TB range of general aviation aircraft.

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Top Letters And Comments, August 12, 2022

This week's letters brought comments from readers about glider flying, the Meyers 200, and working with ATC in an emergency. The post Top Letters And Comments, August 12, 2022 appeared first on AVweb.

AEA: Avionics Sales Rise For Eighth Quarter

Overall avionics sales have risen for the eight consecutive quarter, according to the recently released Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Avionics Market Report. AEA noted that sales for the second quarter of 2022 have risen 11.7-percent compared to the first quarter of the year and 19.9-percent compared to the same time period last year. Avionics sales […] The post AEA: Avionics Sales Rise For Eighth Quarter appeared first on AVweb.

Hermeus Plans Engine Tests On Mach 5 Hypersonic Concept Aircraft

Hypersonic aircraft hopeful Hermeus reports it expects to complete several engine test runs by October for its “Quarterhorse” Mach 5 scaled testing concept aircraft. The turbine-based combined cycle engine, based on the venerable GE J85 jet, is part of the program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force in a $60 million 50/50 public-private investment […] The post Hermeus Plans Engine Tests On Mach 5 Hypersonic Concept Aircraft appeared first on AVweb.

Russia's Irkut Turns To Home-Grown Engines To Replace P&W's PW1400Gs

Western sanctions on Russia have driven aircraft manufacturer Irkut to retrofit one of its MC-21-300 airliners with Russian-built Aviadvigatel PD-14 turbofans, replacing Pratt & Whitney PW1400Gs. Russian technology firm Rostec reports that test flights on the six-year-old airframe with the new engines are scheduled, following initial trials on an Il-76 test bed. The switch comes […] The post Russia's Irkut Turns To Home-Grown Engines To Replace P&W's PW1400Gs appeared first on AVweb.

Transportation Secretary Calls Out Airlines For Record Flight Cancelations

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took to the airwaves to express his concerns with trouble on the nation's airways, specifically calling out airlines' performance in the face of record delays. Friday (Aug. 5) saw the most canceled flights (1,613) in five weeks. Though he acknowledged that weather was a factor in the disruption, Buttigieg told […] The post Transportation Secretary Calls Out Airlines For Record Flight Cancelations 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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