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Very few aircraft accidents are the result of a single
catastrophic event or decision. Instead, they are usually caused by
a string of decisions, each of which made sense at the time it was
made. To help pilots improve their decision-making skills, the AOPA
Air Safety Foundation launched a free online version Friday of its
"Do The Right Thing" series at the ASF Web site.
Notes 76 Instances Where Panels Detached In-Flight
Citing numerous instances over the past several years in which
engine fan cowls have taken flight of their own accord -- and right
off a number of Airbus A320-Family aircraft, and Bombardier CRJ
models -- on Friday the National Transportation Safety Board issued
four new recommendations for the Federal Aviation Administration
(which all boil down to, essentially, "make sure the damn
things are attached properly before flight" --
Imagine dining with legendary astronaut John Glenn, hitting the
slopes with moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, or viewing a Space Shuttle
launch with the very first space shuttle pilot Robert Crippen. The
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering these
experiences and many more during its 6th Annual Online Auction of
Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia.
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently awarded a
multi-year contract to L-3 Communications Corporation's
Communications Systems West of Salt Lake City for engineering,
technical and product support services in support of the center's
pending operation of two Global Hawk aircraft.
Frasca International tells ANN it recently contracted to sell
FlightSafety International three Level 7 Helicopter Flight Training
Devices (FTDs) to include an AS350B2 FTD, a Bell 206B/206L
reconfigurable FTD and a Bell 407 FTD.
An Air Force Reserve C-130 crew recently sprayed insecticide in
southern Louisiana to combat insect infestation seen in the
aftermath of last month's hurricanes, the squadron's commander said
A wide bladed, short diameter propeller used on a reciprocating
engine when it is run in a test stand. A test club applies a
specific load to the engine and forces the maximum amount of air
through the cylinder cooling fins.
"Breaking that chain of decisions is one of the easiest
ways to prevent an accident -- and one of the
Source: Bruce Landsberg, executive director of
the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. To help pilots improve their
decision-making skills, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation launched a
free online version Friday of its "Do The Right Thing" series at
the ASF Web site.