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PIETSCH HURT IN ALBERTA CRASH
Veteran airshow performer Kent
Pietsch is in a hospital in Alberta, Canada, after crashing his
Interstate Cadet shortly after a performance Saturday in Wetaskiwin, a
small city about 70 miles south of Edmonton. Pietsch is not thought to
have suffered life-threatening injuries. He got out of the plane himself
and was lying nearby when crash crews arrived at the scene moments
later. The aircraft may be a write-off, however. According to the latest report in the Edmonton Journal, Pietsch was
finished with his comic routine when he clipped a wing during what might
have been a low-level pass. More...
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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
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comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
An FAA-funded study of reusable suborbital
vehicles forecasts that total demand will translate into as much as $1.6
billion in revenue for operators and thousands of people flown over a
decade. The study predicts commercial human spaceflight to represent the
largest portion of demand. "About 8,000 high net worth individuals"
around the world "are sufficiently interested and have spending patterns
likely to result in the purchase of a suborbital flight," the study
said. It concluded that only about 40 percent of those would fly within
the 10-year forecast period, but that was just the baseline scenario.
The study details scenarios that could drive demand much higher.
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MOBILE PROFICIENT PILOT TRAINING?
The Society of Aviation and
Flight Educators (SAFE) arranged and presented at AirVenture a pilot
proficiency project that created a new approach to training that may
ultimately be coming to a forum near you. The project offers forums and
simulator training sessions that specifically target key areas of flight
safety. Examples include sessions on controlled flight into terrain,
glass panels, angle of attack awareness and more. Working in partnership
with Redbird Flight Simulations, scenarios like high-density-altitude
takeoffs and complex instrument approaches can be introduced and
addressed while engaging real-time critical thinking and decision-making
skills. SAFE says it "is now exploring other venues" for the project.
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AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS CONFUSION
Weather and a miscommunication
left pilots and controllers confused and caused three commuter jets to
breach separation requirements at Reagan National Airport Tuesday.
Preliminary reports indicate that one aircraft came within 500 vertical
feet and 1.7 miles of a departing aircraft and 600 feet and 2.8 miles of
another jet. None of the jets were on collision courses, according to
the FAA, and all were operated by US Airways. Audio of the event
captures one controller stating that there were opposite-direction
arrivals holding departures at the time. Other comments suggest
controllers may have been working to reverse the flow of traffic on
active runways. Audio of the event (included after the jump) shows
controllers and pilots working through the confusion. More...
WANTS TIGHTER LASER LAWS
Colorful New York Sen. Chuck Schumer
wants tougher regulations to prevent pilots from seeing red and
particularly green lasers in the cockpit. The Democrat says he's written
government regulators asking them to tighten up regulations on the sale
of laser devices, which are sold primarily as pointers for people making
presentations, usually indoors. There have been thousands of cases in
which pilots have been intentionally targeted from the ground and
Schumer said that in one incident earlier this year in Syracuse a
JetBlue pilot suffered "minor" eye damage. "Some people are using this
technology recklessly," the New York Democrat said Sunday. "Some who
have far more evil intent may decide to use them as well."
LEADS MONT BLANC TO BAN WINGSUITS
Chamonix-Mont Blanc, home
of Europe's highest peak, saw the death of nine other adventurers in
July, but it was the tenth who participated in a particular aerial
activity that the town's mayor has now banned. An avalanche killed nine
climbers last month as concerns mounted that the mountain's cliffs, and
easy access, were attracting too many new adventurers. Then, a Norwegian
wingsuit flyer was killed when his parachute didn't open. Wingsuit
fliers are relatively new to the mountain in the numbers the region
experienced since spring. A YouTube video that emerged at that time is
credited with expanding the region's popularity among that group. While
the ban is effectively in place, it is not expected to be permanent.
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INSIDER BLOG: WHY PISTONS ENDURE
We all like to flap our lips
about the imaginary light, cheap and efficient turbine that's hovering
somewhere out there over the horizon. Except that it isn't. On the
AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli examines the reason: We just
like piston engines. It's that simple. (Plus an extra bonus thought: Do
you have the guts to hog up all the overhead space in an airliner? He
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FLIGHT TRIAL -- DYNON'S NEW D1 POCKET PANEL
It was only a matter
of time before someone stuffed a full-up EFIS into a portable box the
size of drink coaster. It didn't exactly take Dynon very long to get
around to it, either. In this video, AVweb takes a tour of the
new D1 Pocket Panel, and while it's not really a full EFIS, it's close
enough a clever combination of MEMS gyro and GPS aiding.
OF THE WEEK: FERGUSON AIR SERVICES (KJKA, GULF SHORES,
AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Ferguson
Air Services at Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA) in Gulf Shores,
AVweb reader Sheldon Olesen recommended the
When we pull into a
strange airport and have a choice of FBOs, we generally pick the one
without "jet" in their name. Ferguson Air Service was pur choice on our
recent trip to the Gulf Shores area. We had made no reservations for a
rental car, but we were able to rent a car immediately at a cost of
about $200 less than what we had been quoted online. Bags were taken for
us, water provided, and the plane tied down all with great
efficiency and courtesy. Michelle provided directions for us to get to
our final destination. On our return, we came back late in the day and
turned our rental car back in. Thunderstorms surrounded the airport by
the time we had preflighted the airplane. So no flyinfg, but no problem.
Michelle got the rental car out again and sent us on our way after
recommending some local hotels. A nice, friendly FBO with excelent
facilities there is no question we would
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next Monday! More...
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