Sun, Jun 12, 2005
Ironic, Isn't It?
The Air Force announced Friday that the November 24th crash of a
MQ-IL Predator unmanned aerial vehicle was caused by pilot error.
The crash destroyed the aircraft with a value of about $3.5
million. (File Photo)
While on a check flight, the Predator suffered a failure in its
navigation system. The pilot, who controls the aircraft remotely,
decided to land the aircraft. The investigation board report stated
that the pilot failed to disconnect the airspeed hold function as
required by the checklist.
This resulted in the aircraft being in the wrong configuration
for landing. The Predator impacted terrain near the runway and was
destroyed. The investigation determined that the navigation system
malfunction was a distraction, but did not prevent the aircraft
from landing safely.
Says Disregard For Rulemaking Process Warrants Withdrawal Of Cylinder AD Proposal The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has warned the FAA that its disregard of basic >[...]
Fee To Increase 124 Percent If The Deal Goes Through The budget deal worked out between Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would boost a tax paid >[...]
Also: Pilot Shortage, 777X Hopefuls, Volcano Warning, F/A-18 Anniversary, Pearl Harbor Vet Mistreated by Airline It flies... and apparently does so fairly well. The joint venture b>[...]
The Boultbee Academy This site came to our attention from a story about actor Brad Pitt purchasing a Spitfire airplane. This is where he will learn to fly his new acquisition.>[...]
The function performed by the FMS/ RNAV to alert the pilot at some time or distance prior to, or when reaching, the active waypoint.>[...]