Lindbergh Air Tug Serves the Global Marketplace

Our company’s namesake, Charles Lindbergh, made headlines in 1927 with his non-stop transcontinental flight from New York City to Paris. Thanks to that heroic achievement, he became a worldwide symbol of the pioneering spirit in aviation. Today it’s only fitting that our Lindy air tug has a global presence in airports and FBOs around the world.

We are based in Little Falls, MN, Lindbergh’s childhood home, and our tugs, tows and tractors can be found in use throughout the United States. Our products are also available through distributors in such exotic places as India, South Africa, Turkey and Thailand. They’re powerful enough to operate efficiently across any type of terrain in good and bad weather conditions.

There’s a style of Lindy tug that can accommodate your particular application, even for aircraft up to 35,000 pounds. The smooth acceleration and braking systems on the battery-powered motors make the job easy enough for one person to handle. Tugs are ergonomically designed with features such as variable speed twist grips to reduce the possibility of repetitive stress injuries and other mishaps.

Lindy also follows in the footsteps of DJ Products, our parent company. They’re the world leader in providing battery-powered tugs for a variety of applications including manufacturing, hospital and retail. DJ Products offers solutions that are smaller, easier to maneuver and more cost-effective than traditional equipment such as forklifts.

Whatever your location, Lindy has a power tug that can fit your needs. Please call 888.631.5011 for help from our friendly Sales Engineers. If you prefer, use our convenient online chat feature for immediate assistance.

Great Travel Apps For Private Pilots

Thanks to the wonders of technology, whatever activity you enjoy, there’s an app for that. Maybe more than one, if you’re a private pilot. So fire up your iPad or Android tablet and check out these great travel apps. Not only do they add a new dimension to flying, they’re a whole lot of fun to use.

  • CloudAhoy (iPad/iPhone; free) is a nifty way to track your flights with the push of a button. Start the app just before you turn on the engine and you’re ready to go. When you get home you can retrieve the data from their secure server. CloudAhoy uses Google Earth to play back and review your flight on a Web browser.
  • Spin-A-Wind (iPad/iPhone/Android; $2.99) makes it simple to calculate headwind and crosswind components. Use the virtual wheel to select the runway number, wind direction and wind speed. The answers will appear in a large, easy to read screen. Other options allow you to set parameters to alert you when the wind is too strong.
  • AeroPad (iPad/iPhone; $3.99) serves as a virtual take-along aviation library. Load manuals, charts and any other printed information and convert it to digital form. It also includes a whiteboard for note-taking and a chronostat to store data like departure and arrival times.
  • AeroWeather (iPad/iPhone/Android; free) lets you bookmark airports for at-a-glance updates of current weather conditions. The $4.99 Pro version includes additional functionality such as webcam views and the ability to email weather reports.

Our ergonomically designed Lindy aircraft tugs are the perfect “apps” when it comes to safely maneuvering aircraft on the ground in hangars and over runways. For more information call 888.631.5011 or use our convenient online chat feature.

Small Aircraft and Commercial Plane Avoid Near Collision

Anyone who has flown in plane has probably worried over possible calamities such as an unsafe landing or wondered how it is that one plane in the sky doesn’t hit another when there are a number of planes in the sky at any given time. It is up to pilots to be cautious since airspace is shared. Also, in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and air traffic controllers monitor airspace to ensure safety.

ABC News reported that the FAA is investigating a near accident between a commercial aircraft and a small plane. The near collision “forced the jetliner to dive sharply over Michigan, as screaming passengers feared the plane was going to crash.” The dive was so sudden and so sharp that overhead luggage bins opened and their contents spilled out, further frightening passengers. However, the airline says it was necessary because the Terminal Collision Avoidance System required the pilot to take that dive.

An FAA spokesperson said that “At the closest, the two planes were 1.6 miles apart horizontally and 400 feet vertically.” She also added that the smaller plane bore some responsibility for noticing and trying not to collide with other aircraft. ABC News did not speak with the pilot of the smaller aircraft, which was a skydiving plane.

Lindbergh Aircraft Tug cannot prevent collisions in the air but we can help you avoid run-ins one the grounds of the increasingly busier hangars at small airports. If you are in need of an airplane tow or helicopter tug, Lindbergh Aircraft Tug Company has the highest quality aircraft ground equipment available at the most competitive prices.