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Markus Gill

Member Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posts: 16
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Sam Lucas
Warrnambool, VIC
Trinidad s/n 1699
Craig Foust
Marshall, TX
Tampico s/n 1029
Neil Richardson
Eastleigh,, England
Tampico s/n 928
Bill Sherlock
Greenbrae, CA
Trinidad s/n 1082
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Cotgrave, United Kingdom
Tobago s/n 1107
Alan Burns
Crans Montana, Switzerland
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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


Membership News & Notes

Why a prepurchase inspection is critical

Low and slow with James Brown

Two days after a period of rain that drenched the southeast—and made the state of South Carolina a disaster zone—AOPA flew along the swollen, muddy James River from Richmond, Virginia, to the base of the Blue Ridge mountains.

P&E: Ownership

Frequently copied designer Craig Barnett

Cirrus gets personal

Alequin approaches aircraft customization from his experience in the world of high-end cars—not aviation.

Island Hopping

The destination was Kosrae (pronounced kose-rye), an island in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, less than 400 miles from the Equator.


The Weekender: Fall Foliage Flying

The Weekender has some scenic seasonal flying in the works, thanks to SocialFlight, which found a Fall Foliage Fun Day (both Saturday and Sunday) at Warren Ohio's 80OH, Sloas Field. The event will be at the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum, and on the grass runway enjoy a biplane ride in a 1929 Travel Air.

High-Rez NASA Moon Photos Now Online

A trove of 8,400 NASA photos from the Moon missions has been posted online in its "raw, high-resolution, and unprocessed form." Kipp Teague, of the Project Apollo Archive, an independent, non-NASA website, said he worked with NASA to obtain the public-domain Apollo mission imagery. Teague has collected images in a Flickr gallery from both the Moon missions and from training operations on Earth. The collection includes original scans from the chest-mounted Hasselblad film cameras carried by the astronauts during their Moon explorations.

Drone Operator Fined $1.9 Million

The FAA on Tuesday announced its largest-ever civil penalty against a drone operator, proposing a fine of $1.9 million against SkyPan International, based in Chicago, for "careless or reckless" operations. The FAA says SkyPan conducted 65 unauthorized commercial drone flights to take aerial photographs in New York and Chicago between March 2012 and December 2014. About two-thirds of those flights took place in the "highly restricted New York Class B airspace," the FAA said.

FAA Expands Remote Control-Tower Testing

Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport has been named as the first test facility for the FAA's new Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower technology, the agency announced last week. Currently, the field is non-towered. The new system, which will be up and running by next summer, is expected to help attract commercial operators to the airport. "The high-tech array will provide an enhanced level of air safety at a cost dramatically lower than the expense required for construction and staffing of traditional towers," according to the Colorado Division of Aeronautics.

Huerta Unveils New FAA Safety Strategy

The FAA has developed a new "compliance philosophy" to promote safety that "challenges the status quo," the FAA said in a news release on Tuesday. "The Compliance Philosophy is the latest step in the evolution of how we work with those we regulate," said Administrator Michael Huerta, at a Flight Safety Foundation event in Washington, D.C. "It focuses on the most fundamental goal: find problems in the National Airspace System before they result in an incident or accident, use the most appropriate tools to fix those problems, and monitor the situation to ensure that they stay fixed."