Number Of Laser Events Around The Country Continues To
In a continuing effort to combat the growing problem of lasers
directed at aircraft, the FAA has created a new website to make it
easier for pilots and the public to report laser incidents and
obtain information on the subject, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt
Providing Software For Students To Use During Training
When the next Able Flight scholarship winners prepare for a
flight, they'll have the option of doing so with ForeFlight's
Mobile HD software. ForeFlight, a leading provider of aviation
software for pilots, is the newest sponsor of Able Flight's unique
flight training program for people with physical disabilities.
Medical Helicopter Collided With Cessna 172 On New Year's
A preliminary hearing was held this week in a civil lawsuit
filed against a medical helicopter operator stemming from an
accident December 31st, 2010, in which two people on board a Cessna
172 were fatally injured.
Donor Gifts Enable Purchase Of Flight Simulator For Relief
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has acquired a new high-tech
flight simulator, providing another tool to help prepare its pilots
for the challenging conditions they face when flying in remote
parts of the world. With funds raised by the MAF Ministry
Advocates—a volunteer group—supplemented by a matching
grant, MAF purchased the RedBird SD flight training device for
Babbitt Takes Only A Few Questions... And Pretty
Much Repeats The Party Line
The 'Meet The Boss' event at Oshkosh, where pilots of all types
can actually face down the FAA Administrator and ask questions, has
been a staple of this annual gathering. This year, though, was a
bit of a non-starter in that the time for questions was cut short
by EAA President Rod Hightower's own questions and when we finally
got the chance to confront the Administrator, there were scant
minutes left to question him while the few answers we received were
very much like those we had heard in the past.
Thirty Aviation Organizations Voice Opposition To Tax
A united aviation industry coalition of nearly 30 organizations
is opposing proposed tax increases, which would lead to significant
job loss across all sectors of the industry and the nation. The
coalition of airlines, general aviation, manufacturers, consumer
organizations and labor groups is sending a unified message to
Congress to reject the proposed taxes.
EASA has certified the 155 hp Centurion 2.0s power pack for
retrofit into the Diamond DA40 TDI. The engine can be installed as
a direct replacement for the Centurion 1.7 or Centurion 2.0 (both
135 hp mills) under the DA40s existing cowling.
Pilot Failed to Retract The Landing Gear On The Amphib
The NTSB has released its probable cause report in a floatplane
accident which occurred August 1st, 2010, in which a 64-year-old
ATP rated pilot was fatally injured. A passenger on board the
aircraft survived the accident.