Holds News Conference In Reno To Announce Suggested Changes
NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman held a news conference in Reno Tuesday to announce recommended changes in how air races are conducted in an effort to improve safety. "We are not here to put a stop to air racing," Hersman said. "We are here to make it safer."
Accident Was Not Survivable Due To Near-Vertical Descent To Impact
The NTSB has released initial details in the tragic loss of Howard Pardue. There is little to be said at this point other than the fact that even the very best of us can put themselves into non-survivable scenarios... and that, ultimately, a very fine pilot lost his life while an entire community mourns his passing.
Interred 40 Years To The Day After Being Shot Down
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced last week that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned his family for burial with full military honors.
Program Allows Undergrads To use Regular Electives To Prepare For Aviation Careers
Juan Villa-Navarro and Sidney Callaghan are the first to complete Florida Institute of Technology’s new advanced airline pilot flight courses. The flight courses, Jet Transition and Commercial Type Rating, are presented in conjunction with Aerostar Training Services of Orlando. In preparation, they had completed Florida Tech‘s third course, Flight Observation, in which Navarro and Callaghan observed 16 hours of simulator training to learn first-hand the teamwork required of flying as a crew. The two also have made collegiate aviation history this semester (April 6) by obtaining a Captain’s license in the Airbus A320.
The host of a fishing show appearing on the Outdoor Channel was fatally injured Friday when the Comp Air 8 he was flying went down shortly after takeoff in the Florida Everglades. Jose Wejebe, 54, was the only person on board the aircraft when it went down.
Heading To Dulles Airport And Smithsonian Institution April 17th
NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, April 17. The flight, in cooperation with the FAA, is scheduled to occur between 1000 and 1100 EDT.
Senator Expected To Discuss Aviation-Related Legislation, Upcoming Election
The Wichita Aero Club’s April Luncheon speaker is used to addressing groups in Kansas. Senator Pat Roberts began doing so for almost 3 decades, having spent 16 years as a Congressman from the state’s First District before being elected to the United States Senate in 1996. He is now serving his third term and has built a reputation as a national leader in agriculture, health care and defense.
Two-Hundred-Nine Of The Aircraft Have Been Delivered To The Army
The Army's newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft. The Army expects to buy a total of 345 of the aircraft, and the service has just taken delivery of 209 so far.
British Aircraft Was Damaged, No Fatalities Were Reported
A British Chinook helicopter on a training mission northeast of Yuma, AZ Saturday was involved in what was described as a "mishap" on a landing approach. There were seven people on board at the time of the accident, but none suffered more than minor injuries.
Pima County Will Install Audio Panel In New Multi-Mission Helo
The Pima County Sheriffs Department (PCSD) of Tucson, Arizona has selected Becker Avionics' DVCS6100 digital airborne audio control panel system for its new AS350 B3e multi-mission helicopter. The aircraft was delivered in mid-March during a ceremony at American Eurocopter’s Grand Prairie TX Delivery Center.
The Group Of Nine Juveniles Never Made It To Florida For The Winter
That group of nine juvenile endangered whooping cranes which followed an ultralight airplane from Wisconsin to Alabama last winter will likely begin their return migration soon ... without the surrogate adult to lead them.
Redbird Takes On The Daunting Task Of Flight Crew Training
The Redbird MCX is a full motion, feature-rich Advanced Aviation Training Device priced with real-world flight training organizations in mind. The MCX is a dual yoke, dual rudder version of our FMX that is geared towards Crew Resource Management (CRM) and two pilot cockpit training. With standard features that are anything but standard such as wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, quick-change configurations, scenario-based training compatibility and of course an electric motion platform, the MCX serves up a level of realism that is simply unavailable in other training devices on the market.
Redbird Takes On The Daunting Task Of Flight Crew Training
The Redbird MCX is a full motion, feature-rich Advanced Aviation Training Device priced with real-world flight training organizations in mind. The MCX is a dual yoke, dual rudder version of our FMX that is geared towards Crew Resource Management (CRM) and two pilot cockpit training. With standard features that are anything but standard such as wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, quick-change configurations, scenario-based training compatibility and of course an electric motion platform, the MCX serves up a level of realism that is simply unavailable in other training devices on the m
First Of 30 Planned Actions To Protest Low-Cost Start-up Iberia Express
Pilots who fly for Spain's Iberia Airline called a one-day strike Monday, the first of 30 such labor actions the union plans to take in protest the start up of low-cost airline Iberia Express. The strike caused 150 Iberia flights to be grounded.
Removes Requirement To Have Letter On Physical Person While Exercising Pilot Privileges
A rule published last month in the Federal Register removes a regulatory provision under FAA medical certification standards intended, in part, to require that individuals granted the Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) have their letter of Authorization in their physical possession or readily accessible on the aircraft while exercising pilot privileges.
Three People Were Fatally Injured In August, 2010 Accident
In its probable cause report for an August, 2010 helicopter accident which fatally injured three people, the NTSB found the accident was most likely caused by a metal clipboard striking the helicopter's tail rotor, though how that happened was not evidently clear.
United Express Pilot Reported Smoke In The Cockpit
The FAA is investigating an incident which occurred last Tuesday in which a United Express pilot requested an emergency landing after reporting smoke in the cockpit, but the controller dismissed as a prank. The Denver International Airport air traffic controller apparently misunderstood the flight's identification and dismissed the declaration of an emergency.
California Man Accused Of 'Endangering Life And Property Of Another'
FAA officials have ordered Michael B. Ferrero of Penngrove, CA, to surrender his pilot certificate or face fines of $1,100 per day following charges that he operated an airplane while intoxicated. The emergency revocation order came after the 62-year-old Ferrero was observed flying eratically over a highway and failed a field sobriety test after landing on January 3rd.
History Made As Airline Completes Transaction On Board Dream Tour Flight
Boeing and Transaero Airlines of Russia recently signed an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The signing ceremony for the order, valued at $744 million at list prices, made history by being held onboard the 787 during a demonstration flight for Transaero's executives, employees and special guests.
Purdue University Survey Shows Passengers Want To Be Heard
This year's Airline Passenger Survey confirms that customer service is the most important consideration for air travel consumers. Airlines like Southwest who push a service-oriented message continue to score highest in passenger-friendliness for consumers in this ongoing study by Airline Quality Rating researchers.
“Recently, the U.S. Congress mandated airline pilot standards for first officers. We are responding to what the new law intends." Source: Peter Dunn, program manager, assistant professor and faculty adviser at Florida Institute of Technology.