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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

AOPA News


Church aviation ministry offers education, careers

A Maryland church is using its aviation ministry to teach youth and forge career paths.

New ATP rule clarification offered before Aug. 1 changes

Pilots should be clear on the new ATP certificate requirements that will go into effect on Aug. 1.

IFR Fix: Where there's smoke

Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?

Guardian Avionics wireless bridge saves engine data in cloud

Guardian Avionics has created a wireless bridge that displays engine and flight data on up to six iPads at a time

ATP Flight School buys majority share of Higher Power Aviation

ATP Flight School has purchased a majority share of Higher Power Aviation, enabling the training provider to offer the FAA's new ATP CTP course.

AVWEB


Concorde Items Up For Auction

A former Concorde captain is auctioning off his store of aviation memorabilia this week, in hopes of helping his daughter to pay off her loans for flight training. The items include cockpit instruments, a damaged engine blade, and a pitot tube from the nose of a Concorde jet. "When I retired from British Airways in 2004 I was very grateful to be given a number of items of Concorde equipment as a thank you," Mike Bannister, 65, told the Daily Mail.

New Advocacy Group Targets Drone Pilots

Every other aviation cohort has some kind of association -- from Ercoupe owners to airline pilots -- so it's no surprise that a new group has launched this week for those who fly unmanned aerial systems. The new Drone Pilots Association aims to promote the interests of those who are interested in commercial use of UAS.

Short Final

I was listening to O'Hare ground one claggy fall night, and several arriving flights were being sent to the penalty box due to delays. One arriving flight protested, saying they were promised their gate would be open. ... Ground: "Flight 123, proceed to the box." ... Flight 123: "But we were promised -- !" ... All of a sudden, several mic clicks could be heard, and the sounds of babies crying filled the frequency: "WaWaWaWaWaah." ... Then silence. ... Then Flight 123: "123 is proceeding to the box." ... Multiple mic clicks of approval accompanied the concession. Talk about being taught a lesson by your peers! I cracked up. -- Steve

Investigation Into 777 Crash Moves Forward

After several days of confusion during which no authority appeared to be in charge of the wreckage, Ukrainian rebels have agreed to deliver the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 to the government of Malaysia, officials said on Monday. "Independent international investigators will be guaranteed safe access to the crash site to begin a full investigation of the incident," said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Jet Blue Pilot Arrested On Drug Charges

A Jet Blue pilot was among six people arrested on drug charges Sunday in Boston. Police said they were watching an area near Boston Common after residents filed complaints about drug dealing, and on Sunday evening around 6 p.m. they saw what they believed to be drug transactions in the area, according to the Boston Globe. John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Fla., was arrested and charged with possession of heroin. He pleaded not guilty in court on Monday and was released.