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SURVIVE MOUNTAIN CRASH
Partly because they had a cellphone,
all three aboard a 1966 Cessna 172 survived a mountainside crash
Saturday that left a section of the Cessna's wing in a tree and sent two
of the occupants through the windscreen. Pilot Brian Brown, his wife and
their youngest daughter were en route from Sacramento to Idaho when
Brown says the aircraft encountered icing, lost lift and crashed into a
snowy Idaho mountainside. Brown told a local news station that the
impact knocked the doors off of the aircraft and sent both he and his
wife through the windscreen, briefly knocking his wife unconscious. The
aircraft's radio and GPS were broken, it was 9 p.m., they were injured,
on a mountainside, and it was snowing. Fortunately, they had cellphone
service. But it would take them six hours to use it. More...
OF THE WEEK: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The news of a
Cessna 172 crash and its aftermath has made us curious how prepared
our readers are for an emergency situation in a remote area. Do you
carry survival gear in your airplane?
Plus: Last week,
we asked AVweb readers about Gary Connery's wingsuit flight and
successful landing: Was it "a stunt"? Dangerous? Groundbreaking? Click
through to see the breakdown of reader answers. More...
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EXPLORE RARE HELLDIVER WRECK
Researchers from the U.S. Navy
have started to explore a rare Curtiss SB2C Helldiver wreck from the
1940s that was found
in December off the Florida coast. "I really feel like, finally,
we're going to find out who belonged to that airplane and if somebody is
in it," said diver Randy Jordan, who discovered the wreck, to the local
KPLC News. "I was starting to lose hope we were
going to find out too much about it. It's in 185 feet of water." A data
plate was recovered from the airplane's tail on Thursday, which may lead
to a positive identification of the aircraft and help to uncover details
about the final flight and the fate of the crew. More...
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AMELIA EARHART RELIC FOUND ON NIKUMARORO?
Pieces of glass
found a year ago on Nikumaroro Island in the southwest Pacific may add
to circumstantial evidence that Amelia Earheart lived there as a
castaway, but there are complications. The International Group for
Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) have been on the otherwise
uninhabited island searching for any evidence that Earhart crashed near
the landmass 75 years ago when the pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan,
went missing. Among their latest findings are glass fragments that
reassemble into the form a jar that is nearly identical to one once used
to hold Dr. C. H. Berry's Freckle Ointment. And "it's well documented
Amelia had freckles and disliked having them," a TIGHAR researcher told
Discover News. But the jar's origins aren't clear. More...
PLANS TRANSATLANTIC ELECTRIC FLIGHT
A new company called
Flight of the Century Inc. announced last week they intend to fly an
electric-powered aircraft nonstop across the Atlantic, following Charles
Lindbergh's famous route between New York and Paris. To solve the
problem of limited battery life, the design team plans to use small
drones that will meet up with the airplane en route and recharge the
batteries in flight. "Our purpose in setting out on this very difficult
path is to force innovation that drives electric flight technology
forward in a significant and measurable way," said Chip Yates, CEO of
the company. More...
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CLARIFIES GA SEATBELT RULES
Pilots of general aviation
aircraft should be careful about allowing passengers to share a seat and
a seat belt, the FAA says in a clarification to its seat-belt
requirements, released last week. "Prior [FAA] interpretations state
that the shared use of a single restraint may be permissible," the FAA
said. But the new clarification says it is permissible only if it
conforms to the limits defined in the Airplane Flight Manual. The pilot
also must check that the seat belt is approved and rated for such use,
if that information is available. Pilots should also attempt to affirm
that the structural strength limitations of the seat are not exceeded.
Even better, says the FAA, "Whenever possible, each person onboard an
aircraft should voluntarily be seated in a separate seat and be
restrained by a separate seat belt." More...
The Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine
Jet: Delivering in 2013
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from the FAA, paving the way for production of the new Eclipse
twin-engine jet. What does this mean for you? It means you can
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NavMonster, a popular free online GA flight planning
and information site, is the latest to announce that uncertainty about
future costs and potential lawsuits have forced its closure. The site
went offline in April over a dispute with its server host but said it
would be back after it found a new internet service provider. On May 22,
the site announced that past issues with FlightPrep and future costs
from the FAA combined to seal its fate. More...
OPPOSE PARK AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS
The co-chairs of the House
General Aviation Caucus are seeking supporters for their opposition to a
that would expand the authority of the National Park Service to control
aviation operations, EAA said last week. If the bill passes, it would
grant authority to the Park Service director to regulate commercial air
tours above the parks and within a half mile of park borders. U.S. Reps.
Sam Graves, R-Mo., and John Barrow, D-Ga., are asking others in Congress
to sign a letter that says this would be "a step backward in aviation
safety and should be rejected." The two have asked aviators who are
opposed to the change to contact their congressional representatives and
ask them to sign on to the letter. More...
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OF THE WEEK: BRUNSWICK COUNTY AIRPORT (KSUT, OAK ISLAND,
AVweb's latest "FBO of the Week" is Brunswick
County Airport at Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin
Field Airport (KSUT) in Oak Island, North Carolina.
Horton had high praise for the FBO:
Flew to KSUT for an overnight stay. Greeted
by John and the ground crew as soon as the engine stopped and
immediately felt at home. They tied us down, guided us to the FBO, where
we found a friendly airport dog lounging on the couch and several locals
planning the next day's "Big Toys" event, which included Young Eagle
flights. They offered a crew car, but since we were overnight we opted
for an inexpensive rental; the desk is right there with the FBO. Asked
them to refuel at their convenience and left the airport.
back the next day and realized we left our Nflight cam running after we
landed, so we got to review how they moved our airplane to the pumps for
refueling and then moved it back to the tiedown spot. It looked like
they were handing their personal airplane!
The next day we
departed in the middle of a line of planes, taking those Young Eagles up
for an aerial view of the North Carolina coast. This is not just the
kind of FBO you want to have for your stops; this is one that makes you
wish you were based here!
Keep those nominations
coming. For complete contest rules, click
AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBOs in
the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here
next Monday! More...
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