Instructor Recovers After Aircraft Rolls 90 Degrees and Pitches
And you thought YOU had some close calls?
If you want a little pucker factor in your reading, check out a
recent NTSB Prelim (below) in which a C172 on a training flight
mixed it up with the vortices induced by a nearby experimental
Boeing 747-400 LCF (Large Cargo Freighter) toting a hefty operating
weight of over 630,000 pounds.
Law Firm Sues ExcelAire and Honeywell For 'Negligence'
One of the most divisive international aircraft accidents has
just gotten more so... this time due to the attention paid it by
yet another law firm claiming to be one of the best in the field,
etc., and placing blame long before any investigative body plans to
offer a probable cause.
Just as the final wraps are being put on EAA’s recently
concluded 2006 B-17 tour, EAA has announced the first segment of
its spring 2007 tour schedule for the Flying Fortress, Aluminum
Overcast. The fully restored warbird will head to the West Coast to
begin the 2007 tour with 15 confirmed locations in March, April,
A McChord Air Force Base, Wash., jet recently touched down on a
sheet of sea ice at McMurdo Station as part of Operation Deep
Freeze. The C-17 Globemaster III, loaded with National Science
Foundation staff members, supplies and equipment along with members
of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings, landed on the ice runway as
part of the joint mission the Air Force has participated in
annually since 1957.
Airbus A380 'Beats Expectations' During Heavy Crosswind Tests
Crosswind landings are always a bit more tasking than the
average arrival.... but just imagine that you're flying a behemoth
with all the mass and area of an A380 and you might have a
challenge on your hands.... then again, maybe not.
Two residents of the International Space Station ventured
outside the complex Wednesday for a 5 hour, 38 minute spacewalk to
reposition, deploy and relocate equipment, and to take a swing at a
commercially sponsored activity.
Flight control operated by pushing and pulling with hands in
fixed-wing aircraft, primarily to control pitch (altitude) via the
elevators; yoke is mounted on a column between the operator's legs,
positioned much like a steering wheel in a car.
"The Investigator in Charge estimates a 10-month
timeline for the investigation. The first phase, data gathering is
estimated to take approximately 45 days, although some further data
gathering remains to be completed. Analysis of the data is
estimated to take 90 days followed by a preliminary report with
conclusions 120 days afterward.
Preparation of the final report and review by involved parties and
States is estimated at a further 30 days each."
Source: From an NTSB update on the status of
the investigation into a midair between a privately operated Legacy
600 and a Gol Boeing 737. In light of all the finger-pointing that
is going on in this unnecessarily divisive international
investigation, it seemed germane to note that the N