Aviat Aircraft has received FAA approval for a new, shock-absorbing landing gear for the A-1C Husky. The gear will be standard equipment on all three versions of the Husky: those equipped with the 160, 180 and 200 hp engines. The 180 and 200 hp models have also been granted a 50-pound gross weight increase.
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., will run five days of special activities during the April School break.
FlightSafety International has promoted Randy Annett to assistant manager of the company’s Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He succeeds John Brasfield who has been promoted to Manager of FlightSafety’s Cessna Maintenance Training Center in Wichita.
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: Beech K35 Bonanza. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Boulder City, Nev. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The 45-year-old private pilot, who had about 300 hours in the Bonanza, was on a cross-country flight to an airport that he had previously visited several times. He contacted airport personnel 15 miles short of his intended destination, stating that he was low on fuel and that he needed to land immediately.
I get no joy out of admitting this, and I certainly mean no disrespect by discussing it publicly, but almost every week I get at least one email that makes no sense to me at all. I feel bad about that, because the person who sent the message almost certainly had something specific in mind. It seems likely they intended to convey an idea that was of importance to them. But they only got half the job done. They sent the email, they just forgot to read it to make sure it actually said what they intended it to before hitting the send button.
Of course poor communication isn’t limited to badly written emails. [Read more...]
Officials at general aviation’s alphabet groups have sent a letter to Congress emphasizing that the FAA is a critical participant in continuing research to develop an unleaded aviation fuel, according to a report at AOPA.org. The letter urges Congressional support for funding in the agency’s fiscal 2013 budget.
Quest Aircraft Company, manufacturer of the Kokiak, will team with Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop the Air Claw special mission demonstrator based on the Kodiak airframe.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. has introduced a new line of 100% biodegradable cleaning products for general aviation aircraft.