Zenith Open House and Fly-In

Zenith Aircraft Company is hosting its 27th annual Open Hangar Day & Fly-In on September 22 at its factory at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri. The annual open house and fly-in event is a homecoming for many Zenith Aircraft customers from across the Midwest (and the entire U.S.) with many flying in to Mexico, Missouri, with their completed Zenith aircraft (whose parts were made at the Zenith Aircraft factory). The Open Hangar Day activities include factory tours, aircraft building and flying demonstrations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Continue reading "Zenith Open House and Fly-In"

Garmin releases updates for TXi flight displays, GTN navigators, GFC autopilots and the G5 electronic flight instrument

Garmin announced it's adding significant capability, more configuration options and offering greater integration throughout the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC™ 600 & GFC 500 autopilots. Additionally, the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft is being approved for use as a standby instrument when paired with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays. The GFC 500 autopilot will also be approved for installation with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays, while the addition of descent vertical navigation (VNAV) within the GTN will aid in descent planning. With Garmin, pilots receive a seamlessly integrated cockpit that offers a more harmonious transition among avionics, which reduces pilot workload and provides a superior in-flight experience. Continue reading "Garmin releases updates for TXi flight displays, GTN navigators, GFC autopilots and the G5 electronic flight instrument"

Merlin PSA Four-stroke Fleet Growing. And electrics?

Merlin PSA

Another of the popular single-place PSA (Personal Sport Aircraft), the Merlin has taken flight, just hours after receiving its Airworthiness Certificate.

The builder (remaining anonymous due his celebrity) followed the manual and helped refine it. As he worked on his machine between engagements, he said, "I'm taking my time with this. I want everything to be perfect, and if that means stopping now and then to add to the manual, so be it." Continue reading "Merlin PSA Four-stroke Fleet Growing. And electrics?"