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2004 DIAMOND DA 40

11/25/14 01:56PM
1987 PIPER MALIBU
Ft. Collins Colorado
11/21/14 11:26AM
1977 CESSNA 182Q
Sarasota Florida
11/21/14 09:34AM
1975 PIPER CHEYENNE II
New Groton Connecticut
11/21/14 09:22AM
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Houston Controller Talks VFR Pilot Through IMC

ATC audio of a Houston controller talking a VFR pilot through an emergency IFR approach into Houston Executive Airport included instruction on setting up a GPS, vectors, and managing the Cessna 172's engine as it descended from 8500 feet. Pilot Mark Nelson had called ATC for help when he was trapped above clouds flying his Cessna 172 over Texas on Nov. 16.

Corporate Jet Skids Off Runway In Texas

A corporate jet skidded off a wet runway and into a creek at Sugar Land Regional Airport in Texas Friday, Houston-area media reported. Two pilots on board were uninjured, and the Embraer Phenom ended up tail-first in Oyster Creek. After touchdown, the pilot tried to make a U-turn to avoid going off the end of the runway, said Patricia Pollicoff, a spokeswoman for the city of Sugar Land, which owns the airport.

New Mexico FBO Owner Dies in Crash

Tyler Francis, owner of an FBO business in New Mexico, died Monday when the experimental airplane he was flying crashed at Las Cruces International Airport, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported. Francis, 29, owned Francis Aviation, headquartered at the Dona Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

Short Final

After a VFR departure from a satellite airport, I called TYS approach. ... Me: "Knoxville, Cheyenne 1234 is off Morristown for a clearance to Nashville." ... Approach: "Squawk 2345." ... Me: "O.K., squawking 2345." ... [A bit of a pause.] ... Approach: "Cheyenne 1234, squawk Oscar November." ... I fixed the problem right away. -- Billy Chandler

Audio Of Rescue Calls During Andreini Airshow Crash Released

Audio of firefighter personnel and accompanying photos show a four-minute response time to airshow performer Eddie Andreini's fatal crash at Travis Air Force Base in May, according to material released by a lawyer for the pilot's family. Mike Danko also alleged in an online statement Monday that Air Force officials were "confused" over where fire and rescue trucks could be stationed at the California base.

Continental Motors Acquires Southern Avionics

Continental Motors Group Ltd. has expanded its Alabama-based maintenance and service operations into avionics and aircraft interiors. Continental, a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corp. of Beijing, China, announced on Monday it has completed acquisition of Southern Avionics and Communications of Mobile.

Airline Grounds Caravans After Icing Incident

A northern Canadian airline has temporarily grounded its fleet of four Cessna Caravans after one made an emergency landing on a frozen lake early Thursday. The flight from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson was about 15 miles into the flight when it apparently encountered severe icing.

UAS Operators See FAA Rule Backlash

A story in Monday's Wall Street Journal says the FAA's proposed rulemaking on commercial use of unmanned aerial systems will face so much backlash that it could take years to enact. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal says the big sticking point will be the requirement for a private pilot certificate for commercial UAS pilots.

Endangered Sea Turtles Need GA Transport

More than 400 sea turtles have stranded along north-shore beaches on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and are in need of transport to aquariums where they can be cared for, Leslie Weinstein told AVweb on Saturday. Weinstein, of Boise, Idaho, is a board member for the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at the University of Florida. Several kinds of migratory turtles, which spend the summer in New England waters but head south in winter, have been driven ashore by a sudden drop in water temperature and strong onshore winds.

Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production

Two copies of the Rui Xiang RX1E two-seat electric-powered airplane flew at the China Airshow, held last week in Zhuhai, and this week, it was reported that construction has begun on a manufacturing plant in Shenyang. Certification of the aircraft is expected later this year, and production is expected to begin in the first half of 2015, according to China Daily. The plant will be capable of producing up to 100 airplanes per year.

Garmin 7-Inch Display Now Shipping

Garmin now has a 7-inch G3X Touch display option available for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft, the company said this week. The high-resolution touchscreen display provides an option for owners of aircraft with smaller panels who may be looking for upgrades. The new screen also can be paired with a 10.6-inch display to serve as a backup or to provide a second screen with traffic, moving maps, charts or engine data.

GA Advocates Seek FAA Reform

The FAA should support the general aviation community in three key areas -- third-class medical reform, aircraft certification, and the ADS-B Out mandate -- AOPA President Mark Baker told a congressional committee on Tuesday. "We need the FAA to embrace a system that can keep up with rapidly changing technology; that is comfortable with timely, economical, and incremental safety improvements; and that will actually work to reduce risk today for hundreds of thousands of GA pilots," Baker said.

The Weekender: History, Gumbo, Gliding

With holidays and winter looming, activities in the northern half of the country are more scarce than usual this week, but SocialFlight still can help adventure-seeking pilots find plenty of places to go.

Airbus Patents "Flying Doughnut" Design

Airbus has filed a patent for a futuristic "flying doughnut" design for a passenger aircraft, the Daily Mail reported this week. The patent drawings show a circular cabin with seats arranged in a "doughnut" pattern, and a delta wing plan. The design aims to overcome some of the problems associated with pressurizing the traditional "flying tube" fuselage.

Successful Test For Firefighting Helo-Drone

Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace successfully tested an unmanned K-Max helicopter in simulated firefighting exercises, the companies said this week. During the demonstration, a small VTOL Indago quad-rotor drone effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the helicopter lifted and dropped more than 24,000 pounds of water onto a fire.

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