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Mark Reynolds

Member Since: May 1, 2000
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Kenneth Williamson
Fort Smith, AR
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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Trinidad s/n 2003
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Bochum, Germany
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Welcome to the Socata TB Users Group!

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


November 27, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition

November 27, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Beyond safety briefings

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

November 27, 2015 Drone guidance released; FAA issues headset warning

PilotWorkshops releases 'Real World VFR'

Find a remote island airport at night, land at Boston's Logan International Airport in a Cessna 172, fly the Hudson River VFR Corridor, encounter VFR flight into instrument conditions, and more in PilotWorkshops' “Real World VFR” video program released Nov. 25.

FAA urges pilots to test headsets

The FAA is warning pilots that they may be missing important sounds, including cockpit warnings, when wearing noise-canceling headsets.

NBAA honors Clark

With 5 billion gallons of fuel saved, Joe Clark, who led the development of record-setting and fuel-saving winglets, was honored by his peers in November.


Tecnam P2012 Testing Continues With Lycoming iE2

The testing of Tecnam's upcoming P2012 airplane now includes FADEC engines developed by Lycoming. The Italian aircraft manufacturer announced this week it has installed iE2 engines on the test aircraft, which is slated for a first flight in mid-2016.

Helicopter Crashes In Siberia, 10 Dead

An Mi-8 helicopter crashed on a frozen river in Siberia Thursday, with at least 10 reported dead and 15 injured. Rescue crews with snowmobiles are at the site, about six miles from the Igarka airport.

The Weekender: A Good Day To Fly Indoors

The Weekender is on the road after Thanksgiving and found a few places to stop on SocialFlight. All pilots (current and non-current) are invited to share their experience with budding aviators at the St. Louis Science Center, where the Gateway Eagles will host nine simulator stations to introduce visitors to flying the Cessna 172.

Hybrid Airship Advances Toward Certification

Lockheed Martin has moved a step closer to FAA certification for its hybrid airship design, the company said last week. Lockheed worked with the FAA's certification office in Seattle for more than a decade to develop a plan to allow a nonrigid hybrid airship to operate as a commercial aircraft, since the FAA had no existing regulations to cover the category. Two years ago, the FAA created a certification pathway. Now the FAA has approved Lockheed Martin's plan showing how its design will meet all of the certification criteria. Lockheed Martin now plans to achieve certification and start delivering operational 20-ton airships as soon as 2018.

Rutan's SkiGull Takes First Flight

Burt Rutan's latest aircraft prototype, the SkiGull, took a first flight this week from Coeur d'Alene airport in Idaho. The documentary film team following Rutan's work posted photos on Facebook, saying the flight lasted for about 90 minutes with test pilot Glenn Smith, who reported that "the plane was responsive, predictable and fun."

Upcoming Events

2016 West Coast TB Flyin Death Valley National Park, NV Feb 26-28, 2016
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2016 UK TB Gathering Popham, UK Aug 27-29, 2016