Fri, Apr 29, 2005
FAA: "It's All Been Resolved"
The man who runs Fargo Aero Tech has dropped his appeal after
the FAA, under an emergency order, revoked his A&P ticket.
This, in the wake of a general aviation mishap blamed on improper
"It's all been resolved," said the FAA's Bob Jensen, quoted by
the Fargo Forum. "There's no more appeal. They accepted the
The plane made a forced landing after its pilot
aborted climb-out from Fargo's Hector International Airport. NTSB
investigators later found a leak around the oil filter. The gasket
between the filter and its mount was folded in half, creating
something much less than a perfect seal. As ANN reported Monday, Emory Babolian's ticket
was pulled after the February 26th mishap involving a Cessna
Aero Tech's Part 145 ticket had been pulled last year after FAA
investigators found the company had been negligent in maintaining a
helicopter that later suffered a transmission link failure.
Babolian was cited for pencil-whipping the helo's maintenance
records to falsify the date of its annual inspection.
NTSB Denies FAA's Right to Penalize UAS PIlot Remember Raphael "Trappy" Pirker? When last we wrote about this fellow, he was dealing with a recalcitrant FAA who had asserted that h>[...]
Brings Company Into Compliance With All State Regulations For Medical Transport The state of Nevada has fully licensed Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance to transport patients>[...]
Also: Trig TT31 Update, Barnstorming--GA Wimping Out, Gone West: MiG Designer Belyakov, Zenith's 10000 Plan! When the FAA opened the door for easier angle of attack (AoA) indicator>[...]
Space Telescope Science Institute Welcome to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) -- home of science program selection, grant administration, planning, scheduling, and pub>[...]
Informs the pilot of the heading he/she should fly. The pilot may have to turn to, or continue on, a specific compass direction in order to comply with the instructions.>[...]