Cessna Turbo Skylane Returns to Production

Textron Aviation has announced that it will restart manufacturing Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T, updated with the latest avionics suite and interiors. The Turbo Skylane’s turbocharged engine generates optimal climb rates and faster cruise speeds, as well as enhanced utility for operations from high-altitude airfields. The company is taking orders for the Turbo Skylane with first deliveries to begin in early 2023.

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FAA Creates ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Replacement Parts Program for Legacy Aircraft 

Finding replacement parts for legacy aircraft has become increasingly difficult over the years, but owners can now breathe a sigh of relief. The FAA has approved a new program called the Vintage Aircraft Replacement and Modification Article program (VARMA), which will allow the use of certain off-the-shelf parts in type-certificated aircraft. The new rules apply to non-safety-critical parts used in planes weighing less than 12,500 pounds built before 1980.

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Beyond Flying for Fun

Cessna Aircraft Insurance Risks: What it really boils down to is if you are going to an air show, fly-in, or other event and you want to participate in static display, flyby, formation flying, aerobatics, etc., make sure you have the correct aircraft to meet the FAA require¬ments, the correct ratings and certificates, and the correct insur¬ance. And if you’re getting paid (fuel, rental car, rooms) know what the rules are from the FAA and the underwriters.

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Lightspeed Delta Zulu: Headset Review

Recently, Lightspeed’s marketing manager, Eric Landry, sent me a Delta Zulu for review.

One of the first things I do after I receive a product is to look carefully at the way it was shipped, how it was packed, and examine all the instructions, warranty information, and anything else that was in the box.

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