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East Carolina Aviators is dedicated to bringing the East North Carolina aviation community together. Here you will be able to meet and interact with other people who share similar interests!
Please create an account, fill out your profile information, and you will be ready to start meeting aviators from around East North Carolina. Not from the area? You’re are still welcome to join us!
Come back often to check your Aviation Social Network, Aviation News and Articles, Calendar of Events, and more!
Make sure to spread out the word and invite your aviation buddies to come join us.
And most importantly… get out there and fly!
Embraer and Boeing Team to Market and Sell KC-390 Medium-Airlift Aircraft
June 18, 2013 8:29 PM
Embraer and Boeing are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer’s KC-390 - a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft with advanced capabilities in the medium-sized airlift market.
Under the agreement, Boeing is the lead for KC-390 sales, sustainment and training opportunities in the U.S., UK and select Middle East markets. Embraer will manufacture the aircraft and collaborate on sales, sustainment and training.
“The KC-390 is an extremely capable aircraft that continues to attract interest by several nations, and Boeing’s military transport expertise is ideal for teaming in the international market,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President and CEO of Embraer Defesa & Segurança. “This agreement strengthens the level of cooperation between both companies and the defense industries of Brazil and the United States.”
Boeing Twin-Aisle Family Provides Unprecedented Value, Flexibility
June 18, 2013 12:55 PM
Boeing today highlighted its twin-aisle family, noting that with the offering of the 777X, it will have an airplane serving every major segment of the market. The 747-8, 777 and 787 Dreamliner families of airplanes offer a complete family with a high degree of commonality that will deliver superior value for operators.
In a briefing at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager, Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, outlined the company’s strategy for its environmentally progressive, reliable airplanes in the context of evolving market demand and volatile fuel prices.
“Our development focus to complement and extend today’s twin-aisle family means we offer a full array of airplanes that match seat count and range to the needs of the market,” said Fancher.
Video – Reviewing Non-Towered Airport Operations
April 2, 2013 7:26 PM
With the closure of around 149 control towers around the United States, it isn’t a bad idea to review and refresh your knowledge about operations in a non-towered airport.
PilotWorkshop.com put together three short videos, featuring Bob Martens, with the objective of quickly reviewing some of the procedures pilots should pay attention to.
The 29 minutes of videos cover the following topics:
You may watch the videos by visiting the following URL: http://pilotworkshop.com/nta/.
Video – Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Built in a Garage
March 18, 2013 8:24 PM
Air traffic controller James Price has spent the past decade building a full-sized Boeing 737 flight simulator in his garage.
“My Flight Deck is actually a real B737-100 shell cut just aft of the cockpit door. I have cut, stripped, cleaned, and repainted the entire section,” says James on his website at www.737simguy.com.
The website, maintained by James, is going through a redesign process, but visitors can find a link that redirects to the “old” pages containing information about the simulator.
The crew from Tested.com visited James and had the opportunity to see and experience the simulator first-hand.
You can watch the interview videos below.
From Malaysia to the United States, Sanjay Govindan Fulfils His Childhood Dream
June 11, 2013 6:52 PM
The Tales of a Pilot we are sharing today was submitted by Sanjay Govindan, a student pilot who has recently completed his first solo flight. Congratulations, Jay!
Wrong Runway: Everybody Makes Mistakes – By Israel Mueller
January 5, 2013 8:20 PM
Today’s Tales of a Pilot is written by Israel Mueller, a student pilot and creator of East Carolina Aviators. Israel is currently working on his Private Pilot license, flying a Diamond DA40 at KPGV (Greenville, NC). Check out his story and the video below.