Cessna’s new Citation M2 made its first prototype flight March 9. The flight lasted a little more than an hour and a half and included tests of the avionics system, autopilot, engine system, aircraft systems and instrument approaches.
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.
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: Piper Twin Comanche. Injuries: None. Location: Baltimore, Maryland. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot said he had 26 hours of flight time in the accident airplane, but that it was two years before the accident and he had not flown the airplane since.