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Piper Malibu PA46 N757NY down in Goose Bay

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Looks like N757NY. Pilot survived, but passenger did not. He was a UK resident – the new owner along for the ride? RIP, very sad.


Cessna 182 – SMA Diesel (this time by Soloy), and innovation in GA

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As you may be aware the SMA diesel STC was transferred to Soloy last year.
They currently have an Airventure show special of USD175.000 for the conversion to 230hp but also offer a conversion to 260hp now.
Link to Soloy 182
Personally I find the cost ridiculous.

Wanted: Flight Guides for USA, Caribbean and Mexico

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in preparation for a longer USA, Caribbean and South America trip, I am looking for good flight guides with information on entry requirements and airports, initially for USA and the Caribbean (in particular: Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico).

The flight guides (ebook preferred) should at least provide info on:

- Entry requirements for pax and EASA registered aircraft.
- customs regulations
- Handling: mandatory, if yes, amount of costs
- Amount of overnight parking fees
- Avgas availability and amount of costs
- special rules and procedures
- Arrival and departure options from / to the airport by road

Well known are Flight Guides for the Caribbean e.g. from AOPA or this one:

Are there others? Do you know other good sources? In the further process of course the respective AIP will be used, but for the moment and the rough planning I would like to start with the flight guides.


Epic turboprop

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I have just noticed a full page ad in a Cessna newsletter.

The company went bust a few years ago. Does anyone know the recent history?

The website is now showing just one model – an LT. The Dynasty is gone.

Altimeter Blind Encoder (possible) issue

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Dear all,

Recently I have been dealing with some issues on my transponder. It shows my altitude with a considerable differance between the altitude that my altimeter reads and the altitude that the transponder shows. Quite often, the ATC reads back my altitude on their radar wrongly and I already had some occasions were they asked me to switch off my transponder’s mode C.

I have been searching a bit and found out that it might be related with some kind of issue on the blind enconder. Before starting to buy a new one or spending some money, I consider doing some troubleshoot:

- Do this kind of equipment need a proper calibration?
- In Europe, does anyone know a shop where I can buy a new one?
- If I buy a new one, do the instalation shop need to do a calibration after the installation?

Just FYI, my blind encoder is this one

My transponder is a trig TT31.

Many thanks for your help!

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Shell has announced an unleaded 100 octane fuel.

Need to hire something for four adults.

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Does anyone know anywhere in or around west London that has a genuine four seater for hire?
I’m thinking Cherokee or C182 or anything along those lines. Happy to get checked out.
Thanks in advance.

There should be a plug and play solid state type encoder. This happened to me and I swapped it out with no wiring changes
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Röder in Germany asks 380€ + VAT for this work, considering standard replacement parts, and TAT of 3-5 days.
It’s interesting because it helps determining the ballpark.


Switching between ADAHRS 1/2 doesn’t change anything. All the data on both PFD are similar and correct. That’s why I don’t think the issue is about ADAHRS.

The layers in Windy are just “visualisation tool”, the output data comes from “forecasting models” which are the same used everywhere

It would have been easy if one can build a script that says VMC…

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Then you’ve never flown a Comanche!