With its largest attendance in a decade, the 23rd annual Women in Aviation Conference, held in Dallas, from March 8-10, featured dozens of companies and organizations that were actively recruiting new employees.
This March 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Lancair IV-P. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Hilton Head, S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight when the instrument panel begin to vibrate heavily and oil begin to cover the wind screen. There was a loud “bang” from the engine and then the engine then lost power. The pilot had no forward visibility because of the oil on the windscreen and could not maintain altitude. He elected to make an emergency landing on a nearby beach. During the landing the plane struck and killed a pedestrian.
The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) reserves its highest award, called the Gold Pulaski, for those the board feels truly worthy. Jerry Cain of Lincoln, Montana has been “treasurer and director extraordinaire” since the RAF was formed, says RAF President John McKenna. Jerry flies a Husky A1-A and has steadfastly tracked all donations made since day one. “Even though Jerry officially stepped down December 31, 2011 as treasurer, I haven’t noticed any difference in the effort he puts forth,” noted McKenna at an RAF briefing at the recent Montana Aviation Conference in Bozeman. [Read more...]
A decline in recent years of participation in the warbird aircraft judging program at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, has prompted officials to suspend the program in 2012. According to officials from the Warbirds of America, they and Sun ‘n Fun officials will reevaluate the program during the one-year stand-down. WOA is seeking the input of the warbird community on the topic. You can add your input via e-mail at email@example.com.
Sonoma Jet Center now sells ethanol-free 91 octane unleaded gasoline for use in aircraft at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, Calif.
The Steve Miller Band will play at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Monday, July 23, for the opening night concert, presented by Ford Motor Company.
Avia IFR Training Centers now offers an accelerated instrument rating program that combines advanced flight simulation devices, glass equipped aircraft, and a proprietary curriculum that focuses on real-world experience.