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Tim Hogarth


Member Since: Feb 12, 2012
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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

AOPA News


GA survey accuracy depends on pilot input

Pilots who received a mailing inviting them to participate in the thirty-seventh annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey are encouraged to respond.

Aircraft shipments slip

Aircraft and helicopter shipments slipped in the first half of 2015, and the Export-Import Bank impasse may spell more trouble for U.S. manufacturers.

Training Tip: Timeless test tidbits

A student member of a local flying club was chatting with a local flight instructor and mentioned that his private pilot practical test was coming right up. He asked the instructor if he had any advice.

IFR Fix: A show of hands

Pilots hold a variety of scenario-based attitudes about hand-flying versus autopilots on approach. In these two excerpts from the Aviation Safety Reporting System, see how each technique led to some unpredicted consequences.

ADS-B collaborations mean more options for pilots

Collaborations between manufacturers in the ADS-B space were among the product news highlights during EAA AirVenture 2015. Do they portend a trend?

AVWEB


Textron To Develop New Single-Engine Turboprop

Textron Aviation has "been listening to the market" and sees an opportunity to introduce a new single-engine turboprop, the company confirmed in an email to AVweb on Monday. "This is an entirely new, clean-sheet design aircraft -- not a derivative or variant of any existing product," the company said. The company is not yet releasing details about the project, but said their intent is to "outperform the competition" in parameters including cabin size, acquisition cost, and performance capability.

Russian Aerobatic Helicopter Crashes

One pilot died and another escaped with serious injuries when a Russian military helicopter crashed during an airshow in Russia on Sunday. The Mi-28N was taking part in a demonstration by the Berkuty (Golden Eagles) aerobatic team, which does formation aerobatics in the attack helicopters.

Flaperon Confirmed As 777 Part

The flaperon found on a beach on French-owned Reunion Island last week has been confirmed as a piece of a Boeing 777 of the same model operated as MH370. Malaysian authorities confirmed Sunday that the control surface was positively identified as being from a 777 and the next step is to match the part's serial number to the aircraft that went missing last March on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Bin Laden Relatives Die In Phenom Crash

Three members of Osama bin Laden's family, including his half-sister, were killed along with their Jordanian pilot when their Embraer Phenom 300 crashed in a runway overrun accident in England. The Phenom was on a flight from Milan to Blackbushe Airport in southern England when it ended up in a car auction yard and caught fire.

Facebook Builds UAS That Beams Down Wi-Fi

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday his social networking company just finished building an unmanned aerial system that can "beam down Internet connectivity from the sky." It's called Aquila, and demonstrates not only solar-powered flight, but a new way to connect to the Internet. The project is part of Internet.org, whose mission is to get the Web to those who don't have access to it.