Don "Pappy" Hinz, an experienced Naval flight instructor and A7E
carrier pilot, died Sunday after his P-51C "Razorback" went down
off-airport during the Wings of Freedom Air Show in Bay City (WI)
the day before.
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then the
folks on Boeing's Dreamliner team should be honored. Arch-rival
Airbus says it may attempt to have its A330-220 recertified for
lighter loads and shorter hauls, in hopes of directly competing
with the new Boeing 7E7.
Decision Came After Forest Service Given Jurisdiction Over
Was the US Forest Service covering its butt when it grounded 33
of its biggest, oldest aerial firefighting tankers? The Billings
(MT) Gazette reports liability became a driving concern at Forest
Service headquarters after the NTSB said it had jurisdiction over
the privately-owned tanker fleet.
"The NTSB said, 'You are the operators.' We had always thought
that the FAA was responsible. It is kind of a really muddy deal. We
always assumed that the FAA certificates were issued based on
aerial firefighting conditions."
Source: National Forest Service Assistant Director
For Aviation Tony Kern, speaking with the Billings (MT) Gazette.
The Gazette reports liability concerns, as much as safety, were
behind the grounding of 33 aerial firefighting tankers by the
Forest Service when it realized it, not the FAA, had jurisdiction
over the aging tankers.
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