Mooney M20M Downed After Uncontrolled Descent From FL230
We've seen versions of this story before... an unresponsive GA
single, aloft in the Flight Levels, stops answering comms, fighters
are scrambled and nothing can be done until the aircraft runs out
of fuel and crashes. Well, it seems to have happened again.
Reforms Suggested For Airports, Flight Plans, Maintenance
The NTSB Tuesday issued a list of recommendations for changes in
FAR's that it says will enhance bird strike prevention, and beef up
safety for charter operators. It also reiterated suggestions for
HCC President Clyde Muse and Sen. Thad Cochran Announce The
Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse and U.S.
Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) announced Tuesday that the FAA will
invest $1.85 million for the design and installation of an ILS for
the John Bell Williams Airport. The funding is a collaborative
result between Cochran, the FAA and Hinds Community College.
Aircraft Services Educational Facility Will Call Cecil Field
At the end of a ceremony marking 10 years since the Navy handed
over the former Master Jet Base at Cecil Field Naval Air
Station to the City of Jacksonville, Florida State College
Jacksonville broke ground on a $20 million Aircraft Services
Educational complex to compliment its aviation program.
DOT Requires Immediate Reporting Of Incidents To ATC
An FAA database shows that lasers were directed at aircraft
cockpits over 900 times in 2008, and pilots have occasionally been
temporarily blinded by the incidents, according to a report in The
Boston Globe. In some instances, pilots have reported having
to abort landings.
One of the most critical skills that any helicopter pilot can
master is the autorotation... and much more so when that pilot is
trying to become a CFIH. Somehow, though, the prep for one pilot's
CFI checkride went awry and the aircraft wound up impacting the
ground with fatal result.