Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63 seconds.
Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded. Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power was available during the entire flight.
Glasair: Build an airplane in two weeks
Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.
Landing a taildragger Smaragd/Peregrine
Describes 3-point and main wheel landing of a rather fast low wing ultralight/lsa. Not perfect but giving a rough idea of what's happening. This is far away from being typical as the aircraft is a taildragger but it doesn't show the beasty stuff of a typical taildragger. This video is just the reaction to the question why someone converts a rock solid nose wheel aircraft into a taildragger. Well, as you can see there are no disadvantages with the conversion but a taildragger just looks that little more "aircraft-like".
Sonex EFI-TURBO first flight
First flight since october 2009. Totally rebuildt engine, todds canopy, kevlar cowling, custom yellow perl paint, new instrument panel and wiring. Test flight with mock`up turbo only. The real deal will take the mock`ups place within short time :)
T-45 Formation Flight Key West
Student Naval Aviators executing formation training.
These are some of the basic formation manuevers taught to all tactical Naval Aviators.
Music: "Top Gun Anthem" -Harold Faltermeyer, "Beautiful"-Creed, "Higher"-Creed.
The First FLS Microjet Test Flights (BD-5J)
My other FLS Microjet videos:
1) http://youtu.be/V1_y_KXK8Qo Short clip of a low pass.
2) http://youtu.be/3UJCm1Pw7PY A side view looking aft.
3) http://youtu.be/LwoRJdOLiwE Cam attached to the belly.
4) http://youtu.be/wFJ79BtG12k Formation Flight.
5) http://youtu.be/gjyxKmibPb4 Short clip from of flying from the pilots seat.
I'm striving to gain a sponsor and perform in airshows across the country while serving as an A-10 pilot in the ANG. More information and pictures can be found on my website http://www.flsmicrojet.com. Up to date information can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/flsmicrojet/
The FLS Microjet is a small but high performance jet-powered aircraft built from an amateur homebuilder kit. The design was originally developed in the 1970's by Jim Bede of Bede Aircraft, Inc. and designated as the BD-5. The FLS Microjet is an updated version of the BD-5J with today's technology and engineering.
This video highlights the first few test flights of the FLS Microjet that took place in January 2011. Working with BD-Micro Technologies, Inc, I was privileged to be the test pilot and first customer of the FLS Microjet.
If your interested in purchasing an FLS Microjet kit, please refer to BD-Micro Technologies for more information at http://www.bd-micro.com
For Sale Glasair 1 FT
$56,428 Fast 205 mph, 1995 low time, 2 seats, economical, above 20 miles per gallon. 160 hp Lycoming, KX155 Nav/Com, Auto Pilot, Apollo GPS, one Lightspeed Electronic Ignition, one magneto ignition, IFR equiped. Hartzell Constant Speed Prop. 60 gal fuel