Thursday, December 13, 2012

Engines for sale: Factory New Lycoming

These engines from Rising Sun Aviation are being sold below cost. For someone who is looking for Lycoming engines for the Cessna 172 with G1000 cockpit, this is a wonderful opportunity!

Contact Rising Sun Aviation at 214-906-5635, asking for Fred Van Acker or email at

Monday, November 5, 2012

Trade Land or House in Carribean for 2008 57 foot Bertram Sportfish

The picture speaks for itself. If you are interested in this trade, just contact Larry Morales at Skywater group at (954) 607-4238 or email at

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chapman Freeborn Announces No Cargo Flights for Eid

Chapman Freeborn has made this announcement concerning the Muslim holiday of Eid as it affects the united Emirates Airport: "Please note EID has been declared from October 25th to October 29th 2012. During this period UAE airport authorities are working with a skeleton staff and will not be able to expedite any urgent shipments hence we appreciate if you plan in advance. Likewise in Afghanistan, EID will affect trucking for a longer timeframe starting from October 23rd to October 30th.  Please consider October 21st as the deadline for any out-base delivery.  During this period there will be no truck and military escorts available."

Eid is short for Eid-al-Fitr a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. It is a time to break the fast. If you have any questions about how this holiday will affect your cargo services, please contact Chapman Freeborn at

Monday, October 1, 2012

The A-10 Thunderbolt: Old but Dependable

The A-10 Thunderbolt was introduced in 1977. More commonly known as the "hog" or "warthog", the A-10 is still relied on today. It can remain in the air even after sustaining damage, and is tougher than anything designed or built since. Powered by two GE turbofan engines, the hog weighs twelve tons when empty, but can fly with 13 tons more. It is very effective against armored ground targets.

Read more about it in Business Insider.

Friday, September 21, 2012

1970 Hawker

A 1970 Hawker located in South Africa is now available for sale from Flight Source International. For more information, please contact Erick Eckardt at

Monday, June 18, 2012

Free Stream Aviation Asks For An Offer on 1998 Hawker XP

Freestream Aviation invites you to make an offer on this 1998 Hawker 800XP.

 For more information, follow the link to Freestream Aviation.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blended Winglets

Have you heard of Blended Winglet Performance Enhancement System? They were first introduced in 1992 for the Gulfstream II, but this patented technology is now available as a retrofit upgrade for many straight winged aircraft. It's available for the Boeing 737, 757 and 767. It's an option for the Falcon 2000 series. And it does wonders for the Hawker 800 series.

What are the benefits? Blended Winglets help reduce wingtip vortex, and the result is less drag, lower fuel consumption and superior cruise and climb. According to Clay Lacy: Blended Winglets are the single most significant development in the design of commercial aircraft. In the above two videos, compare the wingtip vortex of a flat wing and that of a Blended Wingtip.

Want to learn more?  Try this link:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Kodiak: A small plane that will go far!

Are you familiar with the Kodiak? It's an amazing plane that can get you in and out of places nobody else would dare land!

 Here are some performance stats that are provided by Quest Aircraft Company:
Stall Speed Vs1 (flaps up)77 kcas
Stall Speed Vs0 (flaps down)60 kcas
Rate of Climb (max. cont. at SL)1,371 ft/min
Rate of Climb (10,000 ft)867 ft/min
Takeoff Ground Roll1,001 ft
Braked Roll (w/o reverse)705 ft
Certified Ceiling25,000 ft
Cruise Performance183 ktas

All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.

If you need to land and take off someplace that is very out of the way, then the Quest Kodiak might be the right plane for you. It has recently been certified for use in Brazil, as well as six other countries.

For more information, please contact Quest Aircraft Company.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Senator Rand Paul is being detained by the TSA in Nashville

Senator Rand Paul, (R-Kentucky) was detained this morning at Nashville Airport. When an anomaly set off the scanner, the TSA refused to allow Senator Paul to enter the scanner again. Instead, they demanded that he undergo a pat-down. Paul declined, and he was not allowed to board his flight.

The Senator was on his way to the Capital to attend a session of Congress. His detention was contrary to a provision of the United States constitution.