Curtis Pitts And His Airplanes Changed Sport Flying
REAL TIME UPDATE: 1725 EDT -- EAA President Tom
Poberezny received a call from the Curtis Pitts family late Friday
morning to inform EAA that the legendary aircraft designer had
passed away at the age of 89.
AD NUMBER: 2005-12-02
MANUFACTURER: Revo Incorporated
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-10-12,
which applies to all Revo, Incorporated (REVO) (Type Certificate
1A13 formerly held by Colonial Aircraft Company, Lake Aircraft
Corporation, Consolidated Aeronautics, Inc., and Global Amphibians
LLC) Models Colonial C-2, Lake LA-4, Lake LA-4A, Lake LA-4P, and
Lake LA-4-200 airplanes. AD 98-10-12 currently requires you to
ensure adequate clearance between the attachment fitting and the
horizontal stabilizer rear beam and between the attachment fitting
and the stabilizer skin with inspections, possible replacem
Should Sheriff -- Or Aircraft Owner -- Be Prosecuted In
In North Carolina, Franklin County commissioners this week
unanimously voted to ask the district attorney for a criminal
investigation into the death of a deputy in a helicopter mishap
more than a year ago.
At a Senate hearing on GA security and operations,
Thursday, NATA President James K. Coyne discussed the efforts NATA
has made to improve general aviation security since the September
11, 2001 terrorist attacks...
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared Thursday before a
Senate panel to outline the variety of security measures adopted by
the general aviation industry since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,
and to underscore the industry's continuing commitment to pursuing
effective security initiatives.
Data Reveal A Continued Downward Trend In Accident Rate
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation recently published its 2004 Nall
Report, an annual comprehensive compilation of general aviation
(GA) accident statistics. The latest edition reveals an overall
increase in GA accidents for 2003 as compared to 2002, but a
continued downward trend in the accident rate. Preliminary numbers
indicate that trend continued throughout 2004.
The pilots of the gliders at the Caen Canal and Orne River
bridges, between Ranville and Benouville, were all Staff Sergeants
of the Glider Pilot Regiment. The co-pilots handled the navigation,
the pilots did the flying.
With more than 95 percent of their development complete, the
five aircraft of the 84 percent identical AH-1Z and UH-1Y
helicopters currently in flight test marked their 3,000th flight
hour June 1 during weapons accuracy testing in Yuma, AZ.
"The accident causes we review each year are not new. In 2003,
takeoff, maneuvering, and weather were again among the top fatal
Source: Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Air Safety
Foundation, on release of the 2004 Nall Report. The new report
shows a continuation of the trend in GA toward fewer accidents.