Review Of Video Does Not Indicate That The Airplanes Collided In Flight
The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident over the Labor Day weekend involving an Aero Vodochody L39C which went down during an airshow in Quad Cities, IA. The accident fatally injured the pilot of the airplane, which was flying as part of a three-ship formation at the show.
Grab Some GA Sim Time With The Second Man To Walk On The Moon
An aviation-focused charity in the U.K. has come up with an innovative way to pay for a simulator it will use to help teach disabled student pilots how to fly. Celebrity and other pilots are getting together "fly" the Aerobility simulator, which is based on a Piper PA28, around the world. The "flight" is expected to take about 10 days, and is set to begin October 5th.
Places The Burden For Their Ban In The U.S. On The FCC
As part of the FAA re-authorization bill passed by the congress earlier this year, Congress directed the Administrator of the FAA to conduct a study on the impact of the use of cell phones for voice communications in an aircraft during a flight in scheduled passenger air transportation.
Fisherman Needed Medical Attention Off The Coast Of Acapulco, Mexico
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, in a joint mission with the U.S. Coast Guard, successfully completed the rescue of two distressed fishermen aboard a fishing vessel about 1,400 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico.
757s Replaced By 737-900ERs, Provides 737-800 Growth
Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs. To date, the 737-900ER has logged 537 orders from 17 customers in 10 countries.
But Ohio Seems To Need A Better Definition Of ‘Official Use’
Republican House Speaker William G. Batchelder of Medina Ohio was asked to reimburse the state for the use of an Ohio Department of Transportation aircraft he used to travel from a private event to the Statehouse, according to an audit of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation released Thursday by state Auditor Dave Yost.
"None of the civil aviation authorities reported any cases of air rage or flight attendant interference related to passengers using cell phones on aircraft equipped with on-board cellular telephone base stations." Source: Excerpt from an FAA report.