ANN is monitoring the details of a Friday afternoon accident in
which an Epic LT Experimental Turboprop lost power at a reported
altitude of 8000 feet and subsequently executed a forced landing in
the Columbia River, near Astoria, Oregon.
ANN regrets to impart the news of yet another fire-fighting
aircraft crash... this time at the cost of three lives. The P2V
Neptune went down in Utah, near Stockton Pass, with heavy fog
reported along the route. The aircraft was enroute from Missoula,
MT, to Alamogordo, NM, on Saturday morning and discovered at 1300
local time in the Oquirrh mountains.
BRS is touting another chute save... this time after an aircraft
accident near Tacoma, Washington last Monday, April 20th --
where the parachute was deployed and credited with saving the life
of the aircraft's pilot. This constitutes save #229 for a BRS
Caravan-On-Steroids Sports 900 SHP And A Texas Performance
Attitude To Match
It is hard to believe the Cessna Caravan first rolled off the
assembly line 25 years ago. By 2005, the total operating fleet
worldwide had mushroomed to some 1,500 aircraft, amassed more than
8 million flight hours at a rate of more than 71,000 hours per
Will Lead Washington Operations for Rockwell Collins
Former FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell is heading out of
government service and has landed will land a job with Rockwell
Collins as its Senior Vice President of its Washington Operations.
Sturgell will succeed Woody Hogle, who will be leading Rockwell
Collins’ international operations.
A $203 million order of seven additional C-27J JCA aircraft by
the JCA Joint Program Office has been booked. The order brings the
current contract total to 13 aircraft. L-3 leads an industry team
that includes aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aeronautica, Rolls
Royce, Honeywell and Dowty.
UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research
NASA satellite designed to study the physical and chemical
processes taking place in Earth's upper atmosphere, between 15 and
100 km. UARS provides measurements of atmospheric internal
structure (trace constituents, physical dynamics, radiative
emission, thermal structure, density) and measurements of the
external influences acting upon the upper atmosphere (solar
radiation, tropospheric conditions, electric fields)...
Welcome to the website of the British Aerobatic Association, the
sport flying Association responsible in the UK for scheduling and
running aerobatic competitions for powered aircraft and gliders to
internationally approved rules....
"As with all of our documented saves, I am extremely
proud of our BRS team which designs and manufactures such positive
life-impacting products... It's always nice to hear from
pilots who believe so wholeheartedly in the concept and application
of parachutes for airplanes. This is exactly how we measure
success... one life saved at a time."
Source: BRS CEO and President, Larry
Williams, following the 229th chute save, by a BRS airframe
recovery parachute system.