Evadot Podcast #115 – Alissa from Viking

Guest: Alissa Daniel Viking Aircraft Engines is a family run grassroots company based in Florida. Alissa talks with us about being a community, a little about what Viking is doing, and her new project: learning to fly. How dedicated is Alissa to Viking? Fur in Florida dedicated. Evadot Podcast #115 - Alissa from Viking Host: Michael... Continue Reading →

Sonex Virtual Fly In

Adding to the virtual airplane workshop stuff from earlier today, there are some Sonex folks who are mourning the Sonex Fly in being cancelled. The decided to do their best to do it online. Sure, it wont be quite the same, but a community is a community and they should be together whatever way they... Continue Reading →

Friday Fun: Your own two place jet

Sonex aircraft introduced an affordable (everything is relative) single seat jet a few years ago. Just this week they've announced a 2 place version of the same model. Expected completed cost is around $140k. While mostly impractical, it's hard to argue that this thing wont be at least as much fun as the single seat... Continue Reading →

Viking Aircraft Engines 90 HP

Viking has a new engine they are promoting the 90HP Category.  Pretty interesting and comes in at 150 pounds and $9,995.00. Lighter airplanes need more options and this could be a good fit for yours. Find out more here and here and here. Featured Image credit: Alissa's Instagram 🙂 Putting the final touches on choosing an... Continue Reading →

FAA Adding new Weather Features over ADS-B

One of the best things about ADS-B besides the location of other aircraft in your cockpit is the weather data. Starting this month, the FAA is adding new services to the FIS-B Broadcasts: Lightning Turbulence Icing Cloud Tops Graphical AIRMET Center Weather Advisory Assuming your software supports this (check with you manufacturer), you don't have... Continue Reading →

Friday fun – X-Plane 11 has been released

I've been using X-Plane for years and now even considering it in our Avionics design and testing. It's also excellent for armchair flying or as a re-enforcer when learning to fly real airplanes. I used it very effectively to re-fly and visualize maneuvers  both before and after flight lessons. Version 11 has been in the... Continue Reading →

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