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Thomas Caruthers

Member Since: Jun 8, 2002
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Tiburon, CA
Trinidad s/n 1676
Twyford, United Kingdom
Tobago s/n 938
Innsbruck, Austria
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Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria
Tampico s/n 1470
Viersen, Germany
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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


Airbus CEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Fly This Year

Airbus will begin test flights of its flying taxi prototype by the end of the year, the company's chief executive said this week. Speaking at the technology industry's DLD Conference in Munich, Tom Enders said the company's Silicon Valley arm is developing a multi-rotor, autonomous vehicle that would ease traffic congestion in the world's major cities.

NTSB: Pilot Received Type Rating Weeks Before Fatal Crash

The pilot of the Cessna Citation that crashed into Lake Erie in December had received his type rating in the jet three weeks before the accident, according to the NTSB's preliminary report. The 2012 CJ4, owned and flown by Columbus, Ohio businessman John T. Fleming, crashed on the night of Dec. 29 shortly after takeoff from Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport, killing Fleming and all five passengers.

Delivery Drone Test Flights Expand In Canada

A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country's first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon begin flight trials at the Foremost Aerodrome in Alberta, headquarters of the Foremost Centre for Unmanned Systems -- Canada's first government-approved drone test site.

Mysterious Military Drone Found In Russia

The Russian government is looking into the source of a military-grade drone discovered on the shoreline of the Black Sea. Media outlets in the region near the town of Anapa published photos this week of the mysterious 6-foot, black unmanned aircraft, which is missing part of its right wingtip but otherwise appears undamaged.

ADS-B Equipage On Track: AEA

The avionics industry will rise to the challenge of equipping the U.S. aircraft fleet with ADS-B Out by the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline says an industry leader. Ric Peri, the VP of government and industry affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association, told AVweb in a podcast interview that as demand warrants, the industry will respond by working overtime, weekends and holidays to get the job done.

Aviation Today

NTSB Warns of Wiring Issues on Piper PA-31T

[Avionics Magazine 01-20-2017] The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an urgent safety recommendation to the FAA recently concerning unsafe wiring on Piper PA-31T-series aircraft that may lead to arcing and cause fires.      In this photo taken in an exemplar Piper PA-31T...

Safran to Acquire Zodiac Aerospace in Multi-Billion-Dollar Deal

Safran has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace, Safran says. Through the merger, Safran would add Zodiac Aerospace's services in seats, cabin interiors, power distribution, lighting, fuel, oxygen and fluid systems, and safety equipment to its capabilities in landing gear, wheels and brakes, nacelles, power systems, actuation, and avionics....

ALTYS' POCKET to Support Embraer Data Link Testing

Embraer has tapped ALTYS Technologies for its POCKET test tool, ALTYS says. The Brazilian manufacturer plans to use the technology for the testing of data link functions based on very high frequency (VHF), including aircraft communications addressing and reporting system (ACARS), VHF Data Link (VDL) Mode 2 and aeronautical telecommunications network (ATN)....

FAA's New EFVS Rule Opens New Benefits

[Avionics Magazine 01-18-2017] In December 2016, the FAA published its new Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) rule regarding the allowable decision altitudes, decision heights and minimum descent altitudes associated with the operational use of enhanced vision cockpit display technology. In a recent blog...

Garmin Schedules Expanded Training Classes in New Locations

Garmin now offers expanded pilot training opportunities and a larger selection of training locations, the company said this week....

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