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Oshkosh 2018

Oshkosh 2018 – If One is Good…

Oshkosh 2018

Oshkosh 2018

If one is good, two must be better…

As was discussed yesterday, having redundancy is a good thing, right? We agreed that having two engines provides a margin of safety over one. We equip our cockpits with a second radio and second sources for attitude, airspeed and altitude. But, is there such a thing as too much redundancy? One pilot, Jeff Boerboon, has decided to push the boundaries to find out. After months of design and engineering he has created the ultimate in aircraft redundancy. By combining the airframes, gear, wings, engines and more from two YAK-55s he came up with, you guessed it, the YAK – 110. To make it an even a more exciting show plane he added a jet engine giving the plane and incredible performance envelope. So, I wonder what’s next? Rumor here at Oshkosh is that Southwest Airlines, always looking to pack more passengers into smaller spaces to increase revenue, has embarked on a project to combine two of their Boeing 737 aircraft to create the Boeing 1474. What do you think?

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And if two is better is three more betterer?  

It looks to me like these pilots wanted to make absolutely sure that there was no chance they would ever not have an operating engine…
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Of course there are pilots who redefine and challenge the boundaries of all of the laws of aerodynamics. Sean D. Tucker, an airshow super-performer, always seems to be pushing the envelope just a bit wider with each new performance. Kids, don’t try this at home with your C172!

 

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And no Oshkosh would be complete without the Flea Market. Where else could you find that left handed, double threaded, .05mm thingamajig for your 1943 homebuilt? I’m sure the establishment below is a hot spot for someone. What is that old adage? One man’s junk is another’s treasure?

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There are two anniversaries being celebrated at this years event. The 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force as well as the 80th Anniversary of the T-6, SNJ and Harvard. I’ll be sharing photos from them later in the week.

Until next time, fly safe.

Ken

Ken Dono
Sales Manager

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