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Manfred Helmholz


Member Since: Feb 4, 2004
Posts: 60
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Santa Rosa, CA
Trinidad TC s/n 1925
San Luis Obispo, CA
Trinidad s/n 1544
London, United Kingdom
Trinidad s/n 490
Vancouver, WA
Tampico s/n 1461
Hamburg, Germany
Tobago XL s/n 1439
Scharbeutz, Germany
Tobago XL s/n 1439
 

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Top Letters And Comments, November 25, 2022

This week's letters brought comments from readers about traveling in entry-level airplanes, automation versus stick-and-rudder skills and the Artemis I/SLS launch. The post Top Letters And Comments, November 25, 2022 appeared first on AVweb.

Pilot Uninjured In Cirrus Jet CAPS Pull

A Florida pilot escaped with only wet feet after his Cirrus SF50 lost power shortly after takeoff from Indianapolis Regional Airport on Friday morning. Timothy Borrup, 54, told local authorities the plane's single jet engine faltered during the initial climbout and he pulled the CAPS handle. It turned out to be a textbook application of […] The post Pilot Uninjured In Cirrus Jet CAPS Pull appeared first on AVweb.

Entry-Level Travel

The problem with an airplane like that is you can't really use it for travel,” said a pilot looking out the FBO window at a Cherokee 140 sitting on the ramp. That pilot was saying that an entry-level airplane—think two or four seats, fixed gear and no more than 160 hp—can't go places. Show me […] The post Entry-Level Travel appeared first on AVweb.

Lilium Raises $119 Million For eVTOL Development

Germany-based electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Lilium has raised $119 million in capital from its existing shareholders, new investors and strategic partners. Companies participating in the capital raise included Honeywell, Aciturri, LGT, Tencent and B. Riley Securities. Lilium stated that it plans to use the money to continue to fund its operations, […] The post Lilium Raises $119 Million For eVTOL Development appeared first on AVweb.

International Air & Space Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2022

The International Air & Space Hall of Fame honored its Class of 2022 during a ceremony at California's San Diego Air & Space Museum last Saturday. Among the inductees were Capt. Dan Pedersen, USN (Ret.), noted for being the first Officer in Charge of the U.S. Navy's TOPGUN Fighter Tactics Instructor postgraduate training program, aviation […] The post International Air & Space Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2022 appeared first on AVweb.

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Download The Full December 2022 Issue PDF

Editor's Log Unicom The Yellow Arc Circuit Breakers An Icing Encounter When You Miss I Know I'm Right, But.... Accident Probe NTSB Report Learning Experience 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 Download The Full December 2022 Issue PDF appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Unregulated

Beech C33A Debonair Shorted Voltage Regulator Overvoltage warning light illuminated. Installed a new voltage regulator (p/n R1530b), started engine, switched on electrical system, warning light came on. After troubleshooting with manufacturer's support, unit shorted internally. Manufacturer blamed faulty alternator and would not honor warranty. Unit will not work with this system no matter what manufacturer […] 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 Unregulated appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Who Did The Preflight?

I was tired of renting from the local FBO and needed a larger airplane, anyway, for the growing family, so I looked at a few flying clubs. One situation caught my eye, in which a long-time owner wasn't flying his big Cessna much and wanted to form a club around it. I was game, and met […] 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 Who Did The Preflight? appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports

September 1, 2022, Orlando, Fla. Diamond Aircraft DA42 NG Twin Star At about 1700 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it flipped over in high winds and came to rest inverted. The private pilot was fatally injured and the flight instructor was seriously injured. Instrument conditions prevailed as the intended instructional flight waited […] 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 NTSB Reports appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Time In Type?

It's an article of faith in aviation and other endeavors that having more experience with a specific machine is less risky than having less. In aviation, we measure this by the number of hours accrued in a specific aircraft type. A corollary is that pilots with relatively few hours in-type are at greater risk of […] 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 Time In Type? appeared first on Aviation Safety.