Wall o Lessons Learned

Blind dates, fly cutters, and dreaming big

A FEW MONTHS AGO, I had a blind date go bad.

First let me define blind date. One perk of being a rookie homebuilder is almost every week for the past year I’ve been introduced to a new tool or gadget in the shop. Each time I encounter one of these unfamiliar tools, I experience a range of emotions—a concoction of excitement, nervousness, and anxiousness. That’s why I affectionately call these first encounters blind dates.

My date on this night was with the most intimidating tool yet.

After researching several options for cutting

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Turkish Army Aviation

THE REPUBLIC OF Turkey celebrated its 75th anniversary last October. The Republic is coming of age and so are her institutions. The year 1998 marked the 50th year of Army Aviation (Kara Havacilik) in Turkey and this article represents a modest attempt to assess that service, examining its operational and technological evolution. Turkish Army Aviation began life in 1948 operating a small fleet of fixed-wing aircraft tasked with observation and artillery cooperation.

In the closing decade of this century, it is now a modern, combat-experienced force that is able to play a decisive role in the battlefield, day or night,

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Heeresflieger – Aviation School

Kevin Wills and Hartmut Feldmann report on the German Army’s aviation centre at Bueckeburg.

LOCATED SOME 50 miles (80km) to the west of Hanover, in the Weser river valley, you will find the Heeresfliegerwaffenschule (HFIgWaS -German Army Aviation School) at its adopted home town of Bueckeburg. Host to the garrison of a famous infantry battalion during World War One, Bueckeburg was earmarked for an airfield during the mid-1940s, but World War Two ended before it could be built. In 1946 the victorious British army took over the garrison and decided to build the airfield in order to support the British

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Future research and development of air transport

Based on current trends in the aviation industry, today identified three priority areas for scientific and technical activities CVTs «Technology» in terms of development and production of glassy materials. The first direction is the development of advanced organic-organic and organic-silicate (heterogeneous) ptitsestoykih, lightweight compositions for aircraft glazing.

The effectiveness of the functioning and performance characteristics of modern aircraft and helicopters are largely dependent on the applied glazing them, the technical level is in Russia today does not allow us to solve a number of existing problems: the impact of solar radiation on the crew and electromagnetic radiation; ghosting, hindering

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Flying Visit.


Rich Goodwin is a former RAF Tornado GR.1 pilot who flew 21 operations in the first Gulf War.

Currently an airline pilot, he is also now flying G-EWIZ both on the air show calendar and for competition aerobatics. The aircraft is a Pitts Special S.2S that has been modified so extensively over the past few years that it is truly one of a kind in the UK — fulfilling Rich’s lifelong dream of flying a modified biplane on the UK circuit. He recently spoke to GARETH STRINGER about his aviation career

What is your first aviation memory?


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EAA Moving Forward

Focusing on the core mission

DURING THE PAST YEAR and a half, I have spent an extensive amount of time with thousands of members during 32 Grassroots Pilot Tour stops and numerous industry events getting to know our chapters and members, and understanding the key concerns of aviators across this country.

It’s with this knowledge and understanding that EAA’s senior leadership team has developed our Five-Year Strategic Plan and reshaped the EAA organization to execute that plan so that we may better serve our members and the aviation community. We would like to share the key elements of our plan

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PENTAGON ANNOUNCES DATES adopting a all three versions of the F-35

The Pentagon announced that the F-35B fighter aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps will gain initial combat readiness in December 2015, F-35A for the Air Force in December 2016, F-35C carrier-based aircraft for the Navy in February 2019, Defense News reported May 31.   Gaining status initial alert comes after childbirth when these troops will be formed by a single squadron drill with quite qualified personnel and equipment, providing application fighters in hostilities. Number of fighter squadron ILC is 10 machines, Air Force — 12 Navy — 10.   U.S. plans to purchase a total difficulties fighter 2443 3 variants,

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Existing fleet of USAF bomber fails to cope with new challenges, when the background of aging American bombers countries such as China improve its air defense system, reports defense-update.com July 27 (article provides with some cuts — approx. «VP»). Failure to do so could ultimately lead to severe military troubles, writes in his own report, available research center Lexington Group and addressed to the Pentagon, a military analyst Lauren B. Thompson (Lauren B. Thompson).   Bombers and do play an important role in actual military conflicts from the Balkans to Afghanistan, from Iraq to Libya. Fleet of heavy bombers far



Promising aviation complex distant Aviation (PAK DA) is subsonic, it differs from existing aircraft far aviation, for example, the Tu-160, is that it will carry more weapons, told reporters on Tuesday, Commander of the Air Force RF-General Lieutenant Viktor Bondarev. «PAK DA will be subsonic, all his difference is that it will carry more than the Tu-160, and weapons will be much more serious. All other tasks will decide rocket «- said Bondarev. Currently, strategic air forces of the Russian Federation, which are part of the 37th Air Army of the Supreme Command, include 32 bombers Tu-95MS6, 31 Tu-95MS16 and


«We — the only country after the United States, which is developing the fifth generation in aviation»

In the near term, the world is less than 2-majestic aviation powers On days of Zhukovsky ended International Airshow «MAKS-2013». This is one of the most recognizable in the world of air shows. One indication of the highest status of «Max» is that he is under the patronage of the President of our country. Recognizable Russian journalist Mikhail Leontiev was guest of this prestigious Aviation Forum, designed to show the merits of Russian industry in the field of aviation and of cosmic technologies, and we approached him to share his views about the event ended. On the «max» is not

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