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TO SUPPLY F-22 OXYGEN BACKUP
The Air Force has awarded
Lockheed Martin a $19 million contract to install backup systems into
existing F-22 Raptor fighter jets that bypass otherwise unresolved
problems with the aircraft. Air Force officials are still stymied by
reports from pilots who say they have suffered hypoxia-like symptoms
while flying the jet. After months-long failed attempts to source the
problem the Air Force will now be paying Lockheed, the jet's original
manufacturer, to install automatic backup oxygen systems to bypass the
original oxygen systems, if necessary. But the contract won't cover all
of the jets. More...
Now Supports ADS-B In-Flight Weather for
the award-winning, multi-purpose app for
pilots now supports no-subscription-required ADS-B in-flight
weather via Stratus. NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, AIRMETs/SIGMETS,
PIREPS, and more streamed effortlessly to your iPad via ADS-B.
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IMPULSE MAKES MOROCCO
Solar Impulse completed its two-stage
flight from Switzerland to Morocco on Tuesday, landing just before
midnight in Rabat after a 19-hour flight from Spain. The solar-powered
electric aircraft had been in Madrid for more than a week waiting for a
weather window to cross the Strait of Gibraltar and the desert of
northern Africa. With team leader Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit, the
aircraft reached 27,000 feet and averaged about 30 mph on the trip.
Aircraft Spruce at the 2012
Golden West Regional Fly-In
Visit the Aircraft Spruce
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helpful staff to answer questions. For more information, please call
1 (877) 4‑SPRUCE
URGES PASSENGERS TO STAY AFTER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
Passengers aboard an Air Canada flight bound for
Vancouver from Ottawa last week were presented with an interesting
dilemma. They were essentially asked who they believed, the flight
attendants who walked off the plane claiming the aircraft wasn't safe or
the captain who insisted, via PA announcements, that it was. Globe and
Mail columnist Gary Mason was among the majority who stayed on Flight
139 and tweeted about the incident, incredulous that
passengers were put in that position but appreciative of the free liquor
that flowed in coach after the aircraft finally took off, three hours
late. In his column, Mason said a smell from the aircraft's
ventilation system prompted the flight attendants' exodus and an unusual
follow-up from the cockpit. More...
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FLIGHTS TEST AERIAL FIREFIGHTING
Two events involving
Lockheed P2V firefighting aircraft this Sunday graphically displayed the
dangers and skills required to safely fight fires with aircraft, and
also renewed calls for fleet modernization. As the week began, pilots
Todd Tompkins and Ronnie Chambless were killed fighting a blaze in Utah.
Witnesses say the wing of their 1962 P2V appeared to touch the ground in
a rocky canyon before the aircraft impacted in the active drop zone. The
crash reportedly left a 600-yard debris field that was later consumed by
the same fire the crew had been fighting. Another P2V fighting another
fire south of Reno executed a safe landing at Minden, Nev., in a stiff
crosswind with one wheel up. There is video of the second event. Click
through to watch. More...
757 SPEEDBRAKES, REVERSERS, PILOT FAILED
An American Airlines
757-200 that ran off the departure end of a snowy Runway 19 at Jackson
Hole Airport on Dec. 29, 2010, actually had a chance of stopping, the
NTSB has determined. None of the 185 aboard Flight 2253 were injured,
but the aircraft suffered minor damage and passengers were rattled. (AVweb
video.) The NTSB found that the Boeing, flown by the co-pilot,
touched down normally about 600 feet beyond the runway threshold. The
speedbrakes failed to automatically deploy and when the first officer
attempted to deploy the thrust reversers, they did not respond properly.
The NTSB found mechanical causes for each mechanical failure. It also
noted that the jet could have stopped on the runway even without the
reversers if the pilots had reacted differently. More...
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QUIZ #172: GO/NO-GO
Weather, Class D, Class E sheesh,
someone's trying to take the fun out of summertime flight. Knowing the
airspace and weather-minimum rules might not make flight fun, but it
will help you ace this quiz. (Contains results of the survey for the
best plane and destination for a fantasy vacation!)
the quiz. More...
A FLYING VACATION
In Brainteaser Quiz #171, we asked, "Where
would you go for the perfect fantasy vacation, and in what aircraft?"
Over 120 AVweb readers responded, and we have the results.
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DIAMOND MULTI-PURPOSE PLATFORM DA42
diversified its market to the military, law enforcement and even media
realms with the DA42 Multi-Purpose Platform. Diamond Airborne Sensing's
Markus Fischer took AVweb through the product at Diamond's
factory in Wiener Neustad, Austria. More...
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OF THE WEEK: AEROMARK (KIDA, IDAHO FALLS, ID)
AVweb's latest "FBO of the Week" comes to us
from reader Sherry Rossiter, who nominated AeroMark at
Idaho Falls Regional Airport (KIDA) in Idaho. Sherry
I visited AeroMark
for the first time on May 18-19 to attend a regional aviation trade show
they were hosting in their 30,000-square-foot hangar. The hospitality of
the owners and staff was phenomenal. Visiting this premium, full-service
FBO was truly an awesome experience, and AeroMark deserves
Keep those nominations
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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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