AVwebFlash Complete Issue: Volume 16, Number 6a

February 8, 2010

By The AVweb Editorial Staff
 
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It's made entirely of petroleum components using what GAMI's George Braly describes as well-known refining techniques. What's still unknown is how the fuel's economics will play out and whether it will be competitive in price with leaded avgas. (We don't expect it to be cheaper.)

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Snow Collapses Dulles Jet Center

The huge snowstorm blanketing the mid-Atlantic has reportedly collapsed the roof of an FBO at Dulles and may have damaged or destroyed four aircraft, according to WTOP. It's also been reported that snow caused damage at Manassas Airport in Virginia. The roof of Dulles Jet Center collapsed about 8 a.m. Saturday after the D.C. area was buried under almost three feet of snow in some areas. Dulles Airport Manager Rob Yingling said there were five people in the building but no one was injured. He also confirmed four "private jets" were inside and that damage to the building was significant.

Photos and video on the NBC Washington Web site show the front of the building distorted under the weight of the snow.

Three Die In Cirrus/Towplane Midair

Three people died in a midair collision between a Cirrus aircraft and a glider towplane Saturday near Boulder, Colo. Two of the dead were in a Cirrus SR20 and the other was the pilot of a Piper Pawnee glider towplane. The pilot of the glider was able to release the aircraft and had to fly through the flaming debris from the collision before landing safely at Boulder airport. The pilot and two passengers in the glider, a woman and her 11-year-old son, were shaken but uninjured. The Pawnee went out of control and crashed immediately after the collision. The SR20's whole airframe parachute deployed and the vigorously burning aircraft settled slowly to the ground. It's not known whether the pilot pulled the handle or the crash or fire detonated the explosive charge that deploys the chute. Witnesses told various news organizations they saw the occupants of the Cirrus falling separately from the burning aircraft. The horrific descent of the Cirrus was caught on video from various angles but none that we've seen shows anyone falling from the aircraft. There were pieces of the airplane falling separately, however.

The victims' names have not been formerly released. However, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the occupants of the Cirrus were Robert Matthews and his brother Mark. According to the FAA registry, an SR20 is registered to a Robert Matthews, of Boulder.

 
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Safety & Security back to top 
 

TSA To Leave Most GA Security To GA?

Reports surfaced Friday that the TSA is backing off of plans to create regulations proposed in 2008 that would have required operators of general aviation aircraft to provide special security measures and screen people and cargo. The agency is now said to be leaning toward leaving security mostly to the judgment of pilots and operators. According to NPR, the general aviation industry, an industry "worth $150 billion a year," sent regulators "thousands of complaints." As a result, the TSA has concluded it will make better progress working with the industry than moving ahead with a "combative back and forth." In a revised security plan expected this fall, the TSA is now expected to increase the size of aircraft that must adhere to stricter regulation (presumably above the previously suggested 12,500 pound limit) and leave the security of smaller aircraft largely in the hands of the pilots who fly them. News reports Friday stated that the changes would spare hundreds of smaller airports from the burdens of costly security programs, personnel and equipment.

The TSA had originally thought to create security regulations for smaller airports and aircraft through the logic that improved security at the airlines would drive potential evil-doers to smaller, less-regulated aircraft. However, industry advocates responded that the personal nature of general aviation was, in itself, a level of security and that regulation would add cost burdens and inconveniences, crippling the industry without adding significant security benefits.

PBS Frontline To Air Report On Colgan Crash, Regional Safety

In the wake of Colgan Air's Continental Flight 3407 that crashed outside of Buffalo last year, reporter and pilot Miles O'Brien has stepped up to front an investigative documentary, "Flying Cheap," to air on PBS and online, Feb. 9, 2010. In the report, O'Brien looks into the regional carrier culture through interviews with past Colgan pilots. He compares those pilots to the pilots of carriers under whose name regionals like Colgan frequently fly ... such as Continental. In a written preview, O'Brien writes that regional pilots, are "less experienced, the hours are longer, the pay is much less and the training is not as extensive." They are also, in his opinion, "flying the most demanding routes in the airline business -- lots of time in the weather, in high traffic areas -- and lots of segments." In a preview of the documentary, one former Colgan pilot tells O'Brien he was flying eight, nine or ten flights a day. "Since 2002 the last six fatal commercial airline accidents have all involved regionals," writes O'Brien, who then asks, "An unfortunate coincidence?"

O'Brien notes in a recent article that the co-pilot of flight 3407 had "been making less than $16,000." In the upcoming Frontline special, he asks Roger Cohen, president of the Regional Airline Association, about living within those financial constraints. Cohen states that there are "many other people who earn less money than that, who work more days in these communities, who can afford it, and do do [sic] it. And do it responsibly." The PBS Frontline documentary "Flying Cheap" was produced by Rick Young and Catharine Rentz.

 
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Learn To Fly Day -- How To Take An Active Role

A lot of pilots are active supporters of general aviation, but few of them put their money where their mouth is like Gary Bradshaw, founder of PilotJourney.com and a major contributor to the May 15, 2010 "Learn To Fly Day" initiative. Bradshaw has made it his work and his mission to initiate new pilots into the world of aviation by connecting them with quality flight schools in their area, then following up on their progress and experiences. For Learn To Fly Day, Bradshaw, along with AOPA, EAA, Remos Aircraft and a host of others, is mobilizing to create literally hundreds of learn to fly seminars across the country (hosted by pilots and aviation enthusiasts) that will be presented to future pilots and aviation enthusiasts across the country. According to Bradshaw, thanks to their collective efforts, on May 15 he expects at least 300 seminars (and possibly many more) to launch in a wide range of venues nationwide. And you can be a part of it through LearnToFlyDay.com.

While PilotJourney.com exists as a gatekeeper for quality flight schools, and as a resource and starting point for aspiring pilots, LearnToFlyDay.com is, for pilots, a way to spread that nationwide. The LearnToFlyDay.com Web site offers a link for presenters through which interested parties can request the materials and support necessary to become a presenter on May 15, 2010, Learn To Fly Day. While geared toward flight schools, Bradshaw tells AVweb that anyone can become a presenter and the materials are free of charge. The nationwide effort is volunteer supported, open to all, and participation is encouraged. Interested parties can also reach the Learn To Fly Day organizers by phone at 1 (800) 399-6144.

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16-Year-Old Passes Written Via Sporty's Online Course

Tyler Whitney, of Fenwick, Mich., has become the first EAA Young Eagle to pass his FAA private pilot written test by using Sporty's innovative Online Pilot Training Course, free of charge. EAA and Sporty's Pilot Shop joined forces last April to offer the training course free to all young pilot aspirants who are introduced to flight through EAA's Young Eagles Program. Participants earn a logbook and an access code to the online course, which would otherwise cost almost $200. The joint-forces approach was seen by both Sporty's and EAA as a natural fit that immediately mates the excitement of a first flight with a clear path forward. All of it, at no cost. Whitney, whose family does not have an aviation background, was hooked at first flight. "After my Young Eagles flight I knew I had to fly. It's what I want to do," he said. Thanks to EAA and Sporty's, it appears he's now on his way, with next steps already in place.

Moving forward, Whitney does plan to earn his private pilot certificate -- a goal he's set for his 17th birthday. In fact, he's already logged about 35 flight hours with an instructor. If he achieves that goal, Whitney will add to his credentials as an aviation pioneer of sorts, showing that the joint effort between EAA and Sporty's doesn't just have legs ... it also has wings.

 
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FedEx Captain Wins AOPA Sweepstakes SR22

It's not every day that a film crew flies into the Alta Sierra residential airpark east of Sacramento but Michael Graves had been so thoroughly lured into the story, he didn't have a clue that he would be the star of the show. Graves was the victim and beneficiary of an elaborate ruse that ultimately resulted in him flying away in a 2005 Cirrus SR22 as the winner of AOPA's annual Let's Go Flying Sweepstakes. "It's a fantastic flying airplane," Graves said. "It's going to take some getting used to, but I already know we're going to love it." Graves owns a Cessna 180 and is a FedEx captain on A300s overseas.

The airplane is a mint-condition SR22 that was donated to AOPA for the sweepstakes by philanthropist and longtime pilot Lloyd Huck who wanted to promote awareness and interest in aviation and expand the pilot population. AOPA President Craig Fuller enlisted help from Graves' coworker Jimmy Rollison to fly the Sky King Cessna 310 Songbird III under the pretext of shooting video against the backdrop of the local mountains. The Cirrus played the role of the camera plane until Fuller dropped the bombshell on Graves. Graves, his wife LaDona and daughter Ariel are already planning trips for the aircraft.

 
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"Only" Amateur Video Of Challenger Disaster Released

What the has been reported to be the only amateur film in existence of the January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster has become public after nearly 25 years spent in a Florida basement. Retired optometrist Jack Moss shot the video from his home in Winter Haven, Florida, about 80 miles from Challenger's Cape Canaveral launch site. Moss, who passed away in December from Cancer, reportedly told his pastor that he could have the tape when he died. "It took a while to find someone with an old Betamax video player," Moss's pastor told a reporter at the Guardian newspaper, "but when I found the Challenger film my reaction was that people really have to see this." As fate would have hit, Moss's pastor was Marc Wessels, who is also executive director of the Space Exploration Archive, a Kentucky-based group that collects space memorabelia for the purpose of education. Wessels' reaction to the film was acute and the film was quickly made public.

The space shuttle Challenger was the second orbiter to join NASA's fleet. It arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in July 1982. It became the first orbiter to launch and land at night and saw the first spacewalk of the space shuttle program. It was lost January 28, 1986, just 73 seconds into mission STS 51-L. Six astronauts and school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the first member of the Teacher in Space project, were killed. The vehicle flew that day after sitting overnight in cold temperatures and launched when the temperature was 36 degrees -- about 15 degrees colder than any previous launch.

A presidential commission found that "the cause of the Challenger accident was the failure of the pressure seal in the aft field joint of the right Solid Rocket Booster. The failure was due to a faulty design unacceptably sensitive to a number of factors. These factors were the effects of temperature, physical dimensions, the character of materials, the effects of resusability, processing and the reaction of the joint to dynamic loading." Find the report's "Cause of the Accident" online, here.

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Twenty-four years after the event, what may be the only amateur video shot of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion has gone public. A Presidential commission resolved the accident took place on a day that was 15° colder than any previous launch ... and that the 36° launch-time temperature was a contributing factor.

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AVmail: February 8, 2010

Each week, we run a sampling of the letters received to our editorial inbox here in AVmail. One letter that's particularly relevant, informative, or otherwise compelling will headline this section as our "Letter of the Week," and we'll send the author an official AVweb baseball cap as a "thank you" for interacting with us (and the rest of our readership). Send us your comments and questions using this form. Please include your mailing address in your e-mail (just in case your letter is our "Letter of the Week"); by the same token, please let us know if your message is not intended for publication.

Letter of the Week: Female Flight Challenge

On March 8, 1910, Raymonde de Laroche, an experienced French balloonist, was the first woman ever to earn a pilot's license worldwide. She was first but certainly not last. One century later, the woman pilot population has grown tremendously, and women pilots are making breakthroughs each and every day.

However, women pilots still represent less than 7 percent of the pilot population in most countries. One of the challenges of the next century is to encourage more women to become pilots.

To celebrate the Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots and Women's Day, women pilots from around the world will attempt to set a worldwide flying record: the most women pilots introducing a woman to flying in one single day, March 8, as well as within one single week, from March 6 to March 12.

To participate, women pilots must hold a pilot's license, be current, fly an aircraft certified for the carriage of passengers, and register free of charge at CentennialOfWomenPilots.com to be counted.

Women pilots from four continents and over 10 countries have already registered to take on the challenge. EAA and the Young Eagles program, the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, the British Women Pilots Association, the Coordination of European Women Airline Pilots, Girls with Wings, and WASSP in Ghana have chosen to support this record-setting attempt.

For more information about the event, please visit CentennialOfWomenPilots.com.

Mireille Goyer


Setting Priorities

Regarding the priorities set by aviation groups, the greatest threat to General Aviation as we know it in the U.S. is the TSA. If the TSA continues to treat Cessna Skylanes and Caravans as if they were weapons waiting to happen, the freedom of flight in this country will go extinct, and it won't matter if there are user fees or a modern infrastructure. The average Joe or Jane won't be able to fly, period.

Correcting the public opinion about the value (and non-threat nature) of GA would help in this regard, but it is very specifically TSA programs like the Large Aircraft Security Program and the badging of pilots based at Walla Walla and Yakima [among many others] that must be stopped now.

Karin Rodland


Planespotting

Seriously, does this mean AVweb should influence how an FBO treats its customers' aircraft or how the FBO runs its business? Why is this a "Letter of the Week "? Surely there were better choices!

Rae Willis

AVweb Replies:

We take a lot of pictures of airplanes, so it interested us and apparently lots of other folks. Read on.

Russ Niles
Editor-in-Chief

The idea of someone photographing my N-number gives me the shivers. I am taking security into my own hands. After reading that people are allowed cameras on the ramp, I went out and put a tarp over the empennage to cover up that pesky gaping security hole. Used my black visqueen and Tom Ridge-autographed duct tape. Somebody could get me from outside the fence with a telephoto lens, ya know. (That picture might be shown on the internet on one of those sketchy XXX airplane sites, then what would my mom say?)

But seriously, N-numbers are public. That's why they are on the outside and big. You are supposed to see them. We all speak them repeatedly over open radio frequencies. Flight tracks, arrivals, and departures are available on free public web sites.

Restricting photographers to not show the numbers is someone's weird officious head trip, not an enhancement of security.

Peter Lloyd

I don't assume that a pilot wants pictures of his plane taken, so if I see one I really want to add to my portfolio, I will try to find him or her and ask. Most of the time they are flattered and a little confused. They want to know why, and I tell them it is my passion. If I can't fly them, I want to take pictures of them. That comment puts them at ease for the most part. If I don't get permission, I move to a part of the airport that is on public land and hope to get a picture of airplanes taking off or landing. Even the police can't do much if you are not trespassing.

James Cooley

While I wish the issue was a new one, it is not. A lot of airports, especially those on the East Coast, call security if they think you're spotting, let alone taking pictures. I can think of occasions in the mid-'80s when I was told by FBO employees at both TEB and TPA not to take pictures. It's only gotten worse since 9/11.

Tom Cook

Where is the gentleman trying to photograph aircraft with N-numbers located? I have been photographing aircaraft for 40 years and have never been restricted by pilots, FBOs, or commercial airports (TPA) as to the angle of the shot. Never heard of such a thing.

Richard Buck

I, too, share an enthusiasm for aviation photography, but I disagree that FBO restrictions are intrusive pertaining to photography on their ramps. I believe the companies are respecting the privacy of their clients by avoiding a "paparazzi" climate.

Gary Chambers

Having read your news of someone's difficulty taking photos of airplanes on the flight line due to "security concerns": So long as they are shooting from public property, they can legally do so, and anyone trying to prevent them from that is breaking the law.

Railfans (train buffs) have been fighting this idiocy for some time now. A lawyer specializing in photographers' rights issues has put together guidelines [PDF] which might be of some help.

Hope this helps.

Thomas Hayden


Something Smells in Santa Monica

Regarding the story about celebrity jets in Santa Monica: Is the candidate for public office also asking the governor to move the freeways further from the airport because of pollution, or is it only the airport? Moving the freeways would do more good if she is really concerned about pollution. This is just a ploy to get elected.

Robert Mysse


Competition Is Good

I think we are all concerned about the lack of competition in the aviation marketplace. Let's face it: We're a small group. With that being said, I find it extremely frustrating that we only have one source of updates for our IFR-certified GPS units. I was more than a little shocked at the $465 price tag for a year of NavData updates from Jeppesen, but the real rub is the fact that they do not offer any way of updating the GPS from a Macintosh computer.

Garmin says that their 400/500 series navigators are installed in about 50 percent of the GA fleet. I think there is a market here! For most other applications, I'd simply buy from someone else, but here there's not much I can do other than keep a Windows machine running solely for the purpose of these updates and pay the steep price for my subscription. I would love to see another company develop an IFR-legal update service and give Jepp a little bit of competition!

Josh Johnson


Puffin Fantasy

When I saw the first report about this thing in Scientific American, I put it down to a non-flying editor finding some sensational content for the web site. From you folks, I would expect better.

First, review the history of tail-setter VTOL aircraft. Pretty dismal.

Second, the 300-pound weight of the airframe is without batteries as reported in SA, not what the narrator claims in the animation. So now you're up to 400 lb., and it's still empty. Add one FAA person, and you're pushing 600 lbs. That seems to be asking an awful lot of thrust from a pair of eight-foot diameter props with only 60 horsepower to drive each of them.

Third, consider the landing profile. The pilot will be required to zoom it from horizontal to vertical then back it down to landing. The video doesn't show the craft having any visibility to do this. Think about what happens to control surfaces and linkages when they go backward. They become divergent without a lot of heavy damping, tending to snap over to full deflection. Not to mention that all the while the pilot is landing he becomes a slow-moving target for anyone with a rifle and a scope.

Makes me wonder if they picked the name for the bird, or what they were doing when they dreamed up this fantasy.

Rick Girard


Elevation and Altitude

Regarding your article on the new world's highest airport in Tibet. Airports do not have "altitude." In fact, no ground or things attached to the ground have altitude. Such things have elevation. Even those signs welcoming folks to small towns give the local elevation.

The only argument I've heard to the contrary refers to "altitude sickness" experienced by mountain climbers. But even this comes from the fact that man went high first by airplanes, not by climbing. The effect became properly known as altitude sickness, and the title was co-opted by climbers who later experienced the same phenomena.

Walt Bates


How High Is Highest?

According to today's AVweb report, the current highest airport is Barnda, Tibet, at 14,219. According to my Jeppesen NavData database, San Rafael, Peru (SPRF) is at 14,422, with a runway length of 9,383.

Van Swofford


LSA Glut

Regarding Sebring, S-LSA, and the current "still-glutted" S-LSA market, I noticed no one is talking about the consequences of the eventual shake-out. Some questions that come to mind:

  1. When an S-LSA OEM quits producing aircraft and/or goes out of business, where/how is the owner going to get support, parts, manual updates, mods, etc.? (The OEM is the sole source for all of this information.)
  2. Will owners be able to convert their S-LSA to an E-LSA?
  3. Will insurance be available at a reasonable price for these E-LSAs?

Richard Norris


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Making Your Voice Heard for GA

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When 15-year-old Eric Schultz was killed in a Texas flight training accident, public opinion could have soured. But long-time columnist Bob Ray Sanders took a stand in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. "For their own sakes," he wrote, "and in the memory of Eric, these students should still have the chance to spread their wings." AVweb's Glenn Pew spoke with Sanders to learn his motivation and how best you can approach your hometown paper and other media outlets to advocate general aviation.

AVweb Insider Blog: Flying G100UL — Yeah, It Works

If you've been wondering what Paul Bertorelli's up to this weekend — and really, who isn't? — we've got an interesting answer. AVweb's Editorial Director spent some time flying on G100UL, the unleaded 100LL alternative GAMI's George Braly calls "the future fuel of general aviation."

Read about Paul's trip and post your own comments at the AVweb Insider blog.

AVweb Insider Blog: Unity Results in User Fee Victory

User fees are off the table — for now, at least — but how did the GA community manage it? On the AVweb Insider blog, Editor-in-Chief Russ Niles says the victory was won with an uncommon weapon in GA's arsenal — unity.

Click here to read his comments and add your own.

 
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FBO of the Week: Airbound Aviation (Essex County Airport, KCDW, Caldwell, NJ)

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AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Airbound Aviation at Essex County Airport (KCDW) in Caldwell, New Jersey.

AVweb reader Mike Kenny described the FBO as "a hidden gem" in his comments and told us the team at Airbound took care of him on a recent trip into New York City. "The service was exceptional, and they also arranged minor service on our PC-12 on very short notice," wrote Mike.

AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBOs in the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here next Monday!


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The Lighter Side of Flight back to top 
 

Short Final

With Super Bowl XLIV about to kick off as we prepare this week's AVweb stories, we can't resist the temptation to delve into our mailbag and serve up a "Short Final" that's been holding for over a year:

It was a Friday afternoon in November when we were departing OSU airport in the company King Air for our home base in Grand Rapids. The huge college rivalry between OSU and U of M was to be played tomorrow. Since the OSU fans can be quite literally fanatical about their team, my co-pilot and I were pretty quiet all day about our allegiance to the Michigan football squad.

As we were taxiing out to the busy runway, we changed over to tower, and the pattern was full of OSU students and their instructors. The frequency was busy. It was my leg, so the co-pilot was on the radio. My voice had not been heard yet.

After my copilot responded to our takeoff clearance, I couldn't help myself and keyed the mike, saying in a deep and serious voice, "Go Blue!"

We enjoyed a takeoff roll in complete radio silence. All communications stopped dead for about ten seconds!

The shocked silence was broken with the words "Who said that?!"

I knew we had gotten away with it when we were handed off to Columbus departure and didn't have to enter a hold! That ten seconds of silence was almost as good as the beating we gave them in the next day's game!


Doug Downer
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"Picture of the Week" Bonus Pics Reminder

Don't forget to check out the "Picture of the Week" slideshow on AVweb's home page this week. We had some terrific photos that didn't make it into last week's edition, and you won't want to miss them!

 
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Meet the AVwebFlash Team

AVwebFlash is a weekly summary of the latest news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.

The AVwebFlash team is:

Publisher
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Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
Russ Niles

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Features Editor
Kevin Lane-Cummings

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Scott Simmons

Contributors
Jeff van West
Mariano Rosales

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