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How safe is your commercial flight?

Recently the Federal Aviation Administration announced fines that are being imposed on two of the major carriers. American Eagle airlines and Continental Airlines. Both airlines allegedly operated aircraft which was not in compliance with federal aviation regulations. The proposed penalties include a $275,000 fine for Continental airlines and a $330,000 fine for American Eagle airlines.

In 2009, Continental mechanics allegedly installed incorrect main landing gear wheel-tire assemblies on two aircraft. The FAA claims this could have further damaged the aircraft or […]

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Passenger Brief part 2

     Throughout my training I believe the one thing my instructor imbedded in my head and sometimes on the back of it was air speed, air speed, air speed. Out of all the areas of training I went through I can honestly say I don’t remember very much if any talk of a proper “Passenger Brief”.

     For a passenger who has no or little time in a small aircraft it may prove to be very beneficial to inform them on […]

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Preflight Passenger Briefings

     How well do you brief your new passengers before you depart. Do you take for granted they know how to buckle or exit an airplane in an emergency.  Here are just a few areas that should be covered before you leave.

BY: Blake Crosby of fly.blakecrosby.com
This document satisfies CAR 602.59
Before passengers are allowed to be carried in an aircraft, a passenger briefing must be performed. This
is the law. It is similar to the ones you see the flight attendants do […]

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FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

Topic: Aerodynamics of stalls and spins, and scenarios in which they may be encountered inadvertently, plus recovery techniques.
On Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Preferred Jet at McCollum Airport
1800 Airport Road
Hangar #1
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Fun up high but dangerous down low! Stalls and spins are responsible for too many aviation accidents. Ms. Cavagnaro will discuss the aerodynamics of stalls and spins, scenarios in which they are encountered inadvertently, and recovery techniques. Most importantly she will offer suggestions […]

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Merger shows aviation industry on road to recovery

By John Nolan, October 25, 2010 Springfield News-Sun

PIQUA — Tailwind Technologies Inc.’s purchase of an engine accessories manufacturer to complement Hartzell Propeller Inc. could get a boost, now that the piston-powered aircraft industry is starting to recover from a three-year slump.

Tailwind Technologies on Sept. 30 completed the purchase of what was then known as Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems LLC, of Montgomery, Ala., for an undisclosed sum. Tailwind, the Piqua-based parent of Hartzell Propeller, has renamed Kelly Aerospace as Hartzell Engine […]

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Another Emergency Interstate Landing

Story by www.wave3.com

By Marisela Burgos – bio | email
Posted by Charles Gazaway – email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Early Friday morning, emergency crews remained on the scene of a small plane that made an emergency landing on the Watterson Expressway near Taylorsville Road.

The plane, a Piper PA-28, landed in the westbound lanes of the Watterson just west of the Taylorsville Road ramp shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday. Four people were reported to be onboard, but no injuries were reported.

The aircraft came […]

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FAA fails to act on many NTSB recommendations

By Richie Duchon
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Every year, planes crash in accidents that could have been avoided.

Ice can build up on the wings of a plane like it did in 1997 when a plane trying to land at the Detroit airport lost speed and crashed, killing all 29 on board.

The problem might be a poor repair job. That was the case in 2005 when the right wing fell off of a Chalk’s Ocean Airways flight just after takeoff from Miami. Two […]

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Deer Causes Small Plane Crash

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — A deer on the runway caused a plane to crash at a Lake Geneva resort.

The single-engine plane was attempting to take off from the Grand Geneva resorts private airstrip on Friday morning.

The pilot told investigators he swerved to avoid a deer while the plane was moving down the runway.

The plane left the runway and hit a wooded area.

No one was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.


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Mike Stewart Air Show Excellence

– Large Formation Flying with Team RV –




Atlanta, GA – Twelve aircraft fill the sky with a nonstop display of close formation shapes, graceful aerobatics, opposing passes, smoke trails, and the growl of engines as they maneuver through show center. This is Team RV – the world’s largest air show team – in action.

Based in Atlanta, GA, Team RV is a group of southeastern pilots from a variety of backgrounds who are committed […]

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Hawker must cut costs!

The Wichita Eagle

With debt coming due in 2014, Hawker Beechcraft has no option but to lower its costs, a report by Moody’s Investors Service said.

“Cutting costs is key to its survival,” Moody’s Investors Service vice president and senior analyst Edwin Wiest said in the report.

Hawker Beechcraft is highly leveraged with $2.135 billion in debt, Wiest wrote. Meanwhile, its order book has fallen by 70 percent from its peak of $7.6 billion at the end of 2008 to $2.4 […]

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