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SAVES ARGENTINE AIRSHOW PILOT
A 22-year-old Argentine
aerobatic pilot is out of business for the moment but living to blog
about it thanks to the BRS ballistic parachute he installed in his RANS
S-9. Dino Moline's only injury was a slightly burned foot after a wing
snapped off during a negative G maneuver. The published negative G limit
is -4. Moline was performing at Show Aereo 2010 at El Trebol, Argentina
when, as he pulled up while inverted, the left wing departed. Although
we haven't spoken with Moline, he is quoted on an Argentine blog site this way. "I do not know what
happened, I think it was fatigue and I felt an explosion, saw a shadow
passed me and was the wing. Then I heard Cesar (Faristocco) shouted my
radio to pull the parachute and I did. I do not think anything. I saw
fire in the plane, and I despaired a little. Burned my foot, but I'm
ONE KILLED IN SPECTACULAR CRASH
Authorities on the Colombian
resort island of San Andres say it's amazing more people weren't killed
when an Aires Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on landing and split into
three pieces early Monday. Police say one 65-year-old female passenger
was killed and about 30 were hurt. There were 125 passengers and six
crew on the plane. "It was a miracle and we have to give thanks to God,"
island Gov. Pedro Gallardo said. Weather was stormy and there have been
reports the aircraft was hit by lightning before the crash. There was
also a stroke of luck for the crash victims. More...
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VINEYARD TFR SOMETIME THURSDAY
The President is going on
vacation, and that means 10 days of disruption for the busy GA
operations around Martha's Vineyard. Temporary flight restrictions (PDF) go into effect Thursday but, as of late
Tuesday, the FAA didn't know exactly when. The agency is warning pilots
to check NOTAMs before flying in the area at any time beginning
Thursday. That's advice a floatplane pilot flying in the Seattle area
could apparently have used Tuesday as he blundered into a TFR around
Boeing Field for the president's whistlestop visit to the city. The
Associated Press quoted Laura Joseph, a passenger on a Cessna 180 flown
by Lee Daily, as saying the pilot was unaware of the TFR and landed at a
seaplane base on Lake Washington that was within the TFR. While TFR
violations go largely unnoticed these days, everyone in Greater Seattle
heard about this one. More...
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PILOT CAREER FAIR AUG. 28
The pilot profession and aviation
in general has taken some knocks in the past couple of years but
industry officials say the future is bright for those who want a career
in the cockpit. FltOps.com is holding its annual Global Pilot Career
Conference and Job Fair Aug. 28 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway
hotel, and hundreds of young people looking to break into the business
and more experienced pilots looking for a change are expected to attend.
There will also be at least eight air carriers who are actively
recruiting in attendance and accepting resumes. A number of flight
training institutions will also be on hand. More...
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Honeywell has released an upgrade of its
JetMap passenger-information system that includes the ability to add the
system to cabin-management systems made by other manufacturers. The
JetMap III system provides a moving map image with three-dimensional
depictions of terrain, including polar ice views so pax can keep an eye
on where they are. But it can also be configured to run news, weather,
sports and business tickers so they can keep up with what's going on in
the world. "With JetMap III, we are not only improving the overall
passenger experience, but with the addition of new Ovation C-Series
cabin management and inflight entertainment upgrades such as touch
screen passenger control units (PCUs), Blu-ray video, high definition
monitors, and iPod docks, we can refresh the cabin as an interim step
before a more costly complete interior refurbishment is done," said
Brian Sill, vice president, Aftermarket, Honeywell Aerospace.
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got our wires crossed in our
story in Monday's AVwebFlash about the latest on the crash of
Jack Roush's Beech Premier at Oshkosh. We interpreted ATC recordings as
suggesting another controller second guessed the controller in the chair
concerning the handling of Roush's flight. We've been told by someone
who should know (but isn't in an official capacity to be quoted) that it
was Roush who was questioning the instructions, not another controller.
We've received numerous emails about the gaffe and most agree that it
was Roush and the working controller in the exchange. Interestingly,
though, we received several emails from people who claim to know Roush's
voice (that was a common theme) and who thought our original account was
accurate. We also had a suggestion from a reader that we all wait for
the analysis of the CVR and official ATC tapes before we engage in
speculation. Seems like sound advice.
BLAMES CRASH ON LANDING 'CONFLICT' (CORRECTED)
legend Jack Roush appears to blame air traffic controllers working EAA
AirVenture in Oshkosh for the events that led to the crash landing of
his Beech Premier jet on July 27. "The reality of it -- on a trip
arrival into Oshkosh, Wisc., I was put in conflict with the flight plan
of another airplane close to the ground, and I was unable to address the
conflict and keep the airplane flying. I ground-looped the airplane..."
Roush told the car racing publication Motorsports. In tower recordings
Roush appears to question tower instructions "Is 6JR (Roush's plane)
going to be OK with this?" Roush asks. "Affirmative," says the
controller working Roush's aircraft. "Don't think so," says Roush.
Seconds later the first controller begins ordering traffic on final to
go around. The NTSB has issued its preliminary report and says, based on amateur video
it has seen, Roush apparently overshot the centerline of the runway and
made several course corrections. More...
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PROMOTED AT GULFSTREAM
Roger Sperry is the new senior vice
president of international sales at Gulfstream Aerospace. He was
formerly division vice president for South America and the Far East.
He's credited with the major success Gulfstream has achieved in the
Chinese market, where 63 percent of large cabin business jets are
NEW HAWKER BEECH VP
Ron Gannarson has been named vice
president of marketing and communications at Hawker Beechcraft. He was
most recently director of marketing.
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include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be
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BALLOONIST JONATHAN TRAPPE
Jonathan Trappe is a sort of super-hero to some
children and a crazy man to some adults. We found him inspirational.
Trappe is licensed to fly beneath a group of homemade helium-filled
balloons. That means his aircraft is one of the most structurally
redundant vehicles in the sky. But it's also challenging to fly. Trappe
controls his direction by varying his altitude. He can drop water
ballast or stab balloons with a knife to alter his buoyancy as he flies.
Wind direction can vary with altitude, and Trappe uses that to his
advantage, adjusting his present reality to the forecast conditions. To
stay visible to controllers and aircraft, Trappe carries a radio and
transponder, making him visible on radar. For visual avoidance, Trappe
relies mainly on the 50-foot brightly colored canopy of balloons above
his head. At night, he uses lights. More...
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