On January 13, 2006, at 1601 central standard time (CST), a
Cirrus SR22, N87HK, registered to Trench Shoaring Systems Inc.,
operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 business flight, had an in flight
loss of control while climbing in instrument flight conditions in
the vicinity of Childersburg, Alabama.
Dale Hooper, of the US Ultralight Association, filed this report
on the ultralight view of the ever-restrictive Washington ADIZ. We
thought that this was a viewpoint that needed to be seen by the
rest of the aviation biz...
Two yachties were winched off their yacht by the Wellington
based Westpac Rescue Helicopter around 7:00 Saturday morning. The
30 foot yacht Husvale, on a delivery trip from Tauranga to
Lyttelton, set off their emergency locator beacon around 2:00 in
the morning while being battered by huge seas and after being
knocked down on its side three times.
If there was a reality show about the TSA, it would play like a
comedy. According to writer Annie Jacobsen writing in Women's Wall
Street (yes, the same writer who covered the "terrorists" who
turned out to be a band of Syrian musicians), security screeners
became suspicious of an Arab man traveling under the name Gamal
Badawi for several reasons, not least of which the tape and rubber
bands festooning his new high-top sneakers.
Long before a final cause will be issued by the NTSB, and well
before an investigation has any chance of being completed,
aero-litigators Motley Rice are making charges... and filing law
But then again, that's aero-litigators do... sigh.
“November 329PT, cleared for takeoff, expedite your
departure, traffic is a Citation on a two-mile
final….” If you’re ready to go, taxi onto
the runway, apply power and take off. But what if
"We picked up the signal almost as soon as we took
off... We were in a very strong Northerly and it only took
about 30 minutes to get to the area. We never spotted them in the
big seas but as we went past our radio gear indicated they were
behind us, and as we turned the guys onboard set of a flare. The 30
foot yacht was being buffeted by seas around four metres high, with
the occasional rouge wave coming through as high as six metres.
Winds were between 40 and 50 knots (75 and 90 kph).
Using hand signals we quickly established that there were only two
of them onboard, they were physically OK and they had no radio
communications... We were initially a bit concerned with how
the rescue would go without being able to brief them, but they
quickly showed us they were