Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Pilot, Passenger Fatally Injured When Plane Went Down
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in an accident which occurred near the Virginia International Raceway in Alton in the southern part of Virginia. The accident fatally injured Jon Couch, who was flying the airplane, and his mother who was aboard as a passenger.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Advisory Circular AC 90-116 Makes It Clear This Is Not Just A Green Light Carry A Passenger During Phase 1 Flight Testing
EAA has issued a press release informing its members that the FAA recently released AC 90-116, the Additional Pilot Program (APP) for Phase I flight testing. EAA advocacy and safety staff worked closely with members of EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council, Safety Committee, and the FAA to craft the program.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
GPS Approaches Can Be Located At Almost Any Uncontrolled Airport And VFR Pilots Need To Know How To Mix With IFR Traffic
We hope the title of this update got your attention. Of course, sport pilots and ultralight operators aren’t even supposed to think about IFR flying as an option, but knowing something about how instrument rated pilots operate around airports could be a life saver.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Midair Collision Between Skyhawk and SeaRey Results In One Plane Down, Two Dead
ANN is monitoring early reports in which a midair collision, during a Young Eagle event, has apparently resulted in the fatal downing of a Cessna 172 (with two aboard) and the safe recovery of the Experimental amphibious SeaRey. According to local news reports, an inflight collision occurred six statute miles ESE of the Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport (NY) at approximately 1040 local time. The accident involved a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and an experimental Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey...