NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash

NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash »

The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet above the ground. More

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It Wasn't Remarkable

It Wasn't Remarkable »

The aircraft involved was a 1973 Cessna T210L. It had a current annual inspection, was ADS-B compliant, had a GPS approved for IFR operations and the database for the avionics was found to be current. The aircraft was not approved for flight into... More

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Making IMC Transitions

Making IMC Transitions »

Mark Twain once said, "If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way." That's also true of flying a Cat I ILS to minimums. No amount of training, except maybe in the best simulators, prepares you for what it's like... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

While a young second lieutenant at nav school at Mather Air Force Base in 1983, I was trundling along in a T-37 in the high teens on a training mission. I overheard the following conversation between an Air Force pilot and a controller who was apparently unfamiliar with the Northern California air space and the SR-71s and U-2s that routinely flew from Beale AFB. ... Air Force Pilot: "Oakland Approach, Air Force XX for FL600." ... Oakland Approach: "AF XX, Oakland Approach. If you can reach... More

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Seattle Company Launches GPS Emulator Based on Garmin Navigator

Seattle company is first to market with its FAA approved Garmin(R) GTN(TM) series emulator, used for pilot training.

Textron Aviation to open expanded Paris service center to serve Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker customers

Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. company, today announced it will open a larger, state-of-the-art service center at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, making maintenance and modification work even more convenient for Europe's Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker owners.

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