No matter how anyone defines what makes a person an aviation legend, no one can deny that Bob Hoover definitely is one. In fact, he has been enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, since 1988, certainly a credible barometer of men and women worthy of the title “aviation legend.”
Aero Commander 500 family
GlobalParts Group of Augusta, Kan., has acquired the type certificate (TC), intellectual property, tooling and assets of the 1960s-vintage Meyers/Aero Commander 200 piston single and formed a subsidiary, Interceptor Aviation, to facilitate the servicing and support of the aircraft.
The acquisition also includes the TC for, and the sole example of, the Interceptor 400, a pressurized, TPE331 turboprop-powered variant of the Meyers 200 that first flew in June 1969 and received FAA type certification in 1971.
Tony Cestnik, president of Anchorage, Alaska-based Aero Twin, carved a niche for himself and his business by making the Cessna Caravan more rugged to operate in the bush, and the experience he built in that untamed territory shaped his approach to the process.
Twin Commander Aircraft has launched a training program for technicians who will perform the inspections detailed in Service Bulletin 241. It is for the hardware that attaches the fuselage to the wing main spar in the 690, 690A and 690B, with the exception of certain serial-number 690As and Bs that have already been inspected and modified. Later-model Twin Commanders, the 690C/D and 695A/B, have a different attachment design and are not affected.