Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Calls Renewed Following Fatal Accident Over The Weekend
Pilots and city officials once again find themselves defending
Rocky Mountain Airpark in Elbert County, CO. The Airpark operator
and a passenger were fatally injured Saturday when the Carbon Cub
they were flying went down.
Carbon Cub File Photo
Pete Vinton, who was the operator of the fly-in community
outside Denver, was the pilot in command of the Carbon Cub when the
accident occurred. One neighbor told Colorado television station
KKTV that the residents of the community were "big boys with toys"
who present a danger to those living in the area. Another said
pilots performed "acrobatics" such as "hammerheads" and low-level
Pilots tell a different story about Vinton and the Airpark. One,
a friend of Vinton's, said those who were complaining are "not
familiar with aviation." He said Vitnon was always "sensitive"
about noise abatement, and worked hard to respect homeowners in the
nearby area. An Elbert County Commissioner said that the
airport was there "long before housing sprang up around it," and
that Vinton worked hard to restrict flights into and out of the
The accident is one of several over the past few years,
according to the station, but was the first fatality. Vinton had
told the station back in 2006 following a non-fatal accident that
the pilot had followed proper procedure in putting an airplane down
in a open field. "Obviously, they don't want to head for any houses
or anything," he said at that time.
Only Time Will Tell If The Booster Is Truly Reusable On November 23, 2015 Blue Origin achieved a first in rocketry and spaceflight history when their New Shepard launch vehicle suc>[...]
Facility Earmarked For Work On Falcon 8X And Falcon 5X Airplanes Dassault Falcon Jet has completed another major expansion of its Little Rock Completion Center that will add 350,00>[...]
First-Ever Forum Of Its Type Draws Over 800 International Officials Over 800 Ministers and senior officials from States, UN and international organizations have gathered at the Hea>[...]
Kremlin Say There Was No Violation Of Turkish Airspace Tensions between Russia and Turkey, and by extension NATO, escalated Tuesday when a Russian Su-24 was shot down by Turkey aft>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2015-23-06 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 series airplanes.>[...]