Aviation

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Aviation is the bedrock of Beyond Blue Aerospace. Through aviation we are maintaining and developing skills in high performance composite aircraft construction, flight testing, and operations. What we learn in aviation is being applied to our space-plane program.

David LeFrancois is based at CYPQ and enjoys providing licensed pilots with initial tailwheel training and check rides in his 1969 Citabria.

You can get a head start by ordering  his book, the Tailwheel Conversion Handbook. It is available on Amazon.

The Tailwheel Conversion Handbook is a primary source of ground school information for pilots interested in learning to fly tailwheel aircraft in the Citabria 7ECA. Anyone interested in tailwheel flight training and
flying a Citabria can use this material for their ground school training.

This handbook provides you with the information necessary to gain the required ground school knowledge to prepare for tailwheel conversion training in the Citabria 7ECA.

Subjects included:
– The Citabria
– Tailwheel Basics
– Taxiing
– Takeoff Techniques
– Landing Techniques
– A Safety Review
– Emergency Procedures

This handbook will provide you with an organized and efficient system for learning the subjects quickly and accurately. It is a great first step in the transition process from tricycle gear to conventional gear.

 

Aviation News

Northern Ontario Flight

Two members of the executive team flew into Northern Ontario on an overnight trip to explore business development opportunities and to plan for upcoming STEM events. More news about the STEM events will be coming soon. The flight from Peterborough

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Left Wing & Winglet

Removed the peel play at the winglet to wing interface and removed the bondo that was securing a brace during winglet installation. Seven new AN525-832R8 screws were installed in the aileron hinges to replace the temporary screws used during aileron

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Elmhirst’s Resort (CPS2)

Today’s flight took us to Elmhirst’s Resort on the north shore of Rice Lake in Ontario, Canada. You can fly into the 2,800′ x 50′ grass strip or rent one of their float planes for a scenic flight or float

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