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Wally Magathan

Member Since: Jun 19, 2012
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This site is dedicated to providing information and support on Socata's TB range of general aviation aircraft.

The primary mission of the Group is to provide members with information and assistance that will help keep Socata-built airplanes flying - safely and affordably, and to provide a forum for Socata pilots to discuss issues that effect them.

Here you will find the latest information on the TB fleet, user information and stories and pictures of users with their aircraft as well as a gateway to the "members only" message board where you can exchange tips and information with other TB Users.

Aviation News


February 27, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

February 27, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Awake to a hazard

February 27, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter

February 27, 2015 Medical reform bills add IFR; Hawaii from above

Nevada lawmakers take up tax-abatement bill

AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.

AMEs get video guidance on new sleep apnea policy

The FAA has released an eight-minute video providing aviation medical examiners with guidance on the agency's new obstructive sleep apnea policy, which takes effect March 2.

Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.


Garmin Unveils ADS-B Out For Helicopters

Garmin will soon have helicopter versions of its ADS-B boxes available for installation, unveiling on Thursday the GDL 84H and GDL 88H. The equipment meets the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate while receiving ADS-B In traffic and weather on a mobile device. Garmin expects to receive STC approvals for several helicopter models in the second quarter of this year. The GDL 84H will sell for $5,995, while the GDL 88H price will be $4,795.

Medical Reform Tops List Again In Pilot's Bill Of Rights 2

The Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, which would broaden third-class medical exemptions and expand legal rights, began its journey through the legislative assembly line this week as GA Caucus members in the U.S. Senate and House introduced companion bills. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., introduced S. 571 as an expansion of his legislation that was signed into law in 2012. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., co-chair of the House GA Caucus, introduced the companion bill H.R. 1062.

First 3D-Printed Jet Engine Made In Australia

The world's first 3D-printed jet engine -- a breakthrough for aerospace manufacturing and beyond -- took the spotlight Thursday at the Avalon Airshow in Australia. Monash University in Melbourne and Amaero Engineering partnered to develop the engine to show how the technology can make a complex machine in a fraction of the time taken in traditional manufacturing. They garnered global attention from aerospace manufacturers, defense contractors and military entities visiting the expo, which is taking place through Sunday in Geelong.

Piper Mirage Crash Probe Raises Misfuel Questions

Investigators are focusing on whether the wrong type of fuel led to a Piper Malibu Mirage crash Sunday in Spokane, Washington, killing the pilot. The airplane had engine trouble shortly after departing Felts Field and crashed on a street in East Spokane. KREM2 reported that the state Department of Ecology and an FAA inspector raised the possibility that the fuel spilled at the crash site was Jet-A.

New This Week

AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found some developments in the UAS industry, a new Robinson helicopter sim, and an STC in the making for helicopter lithium-ion batteries. SkyWard and Robotic Skies announced a partnership that teams the aviation expertise of each company to provide safety, compliance, and maintenance solutions to the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) community.