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ROUSH INJURED IN AIRVENTURE CRASH
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team owner and veteran pilot and aircraft collector Jack Roush, 68, is
in serious but stable condition after his Beechcraft Premier pancaked on
the airport and slid across the grass at Wittman Regional Airport. His
passenger Brenda Strickland, 61, was also taken to hospital with
non-life threatening injuries. EAA is calling it a "landing accident"
but a pilot who witnessed the accident said it appeared Roush was
initiating an aborted landing when a wing dropped and the aircraft hit
the ground. The NTSB is leading the investigation. Audio posted to
LiveATC.net may include the exchange between OSH controllers and Roush.
If accurate, the jet is misidentified in the exchange as "six sierra"
and accurately as "premier." This audio is not "real time"; we've edited
out the blank space on the recording. Click
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ON LEAD IN FUEL: NO IMMEDIATE DEADLINE
Protection Agency told GA's Avgas Coalition that the agency "has not
established or proposed any date by which lead emissions from aircraft
operating on leaded avgas would need to be reduced. In fact, the EPA
does not have authority to control aviation fuels." The EPA's statement
came in a response to a request for a clarification on the EPA's
position on the future of lead regulation and clean air standards.
LEADERS: DON'T PANIC ON AVGAS
In an effort to calm rising
fears over the apparent lack of discernible progress on finding a
replacement for 100LL, leaders of all the major alphabets held a fuel
forum at AirVenture on Tuesday that produced this overarching message:
Aircraft owners and operators shouldn't panic about the future lack of a
100LL replacement just yet, but they reiterated that the challenge of
finding an avgas replacement is complex and won't be solved quickly. Jim
Coyne, president of the National Air Transportation Association, told
the group of reporters, manufacturers and industry representatives that
the simple truth is that political and regulatory issues impact the
availability of fuel across all markets and aviation is tiny speck of
the big picture. "This is not the time for us to panic," Coyne said,
"but we also can't stick our heads the sand, either." Coyne owns a Baron
with a pair of IO-520s and says he's fully confident fuel will be
available for his aircraft and that he wouldn't hesitate to invest in
the overhauls. More...
MIKE KRAFT: STOP LOVING THE AVGAS PROBLEM AND FIX IT
Engine General Manager Michael Kraft continued to speak on the 100LL
fuel replacement issue by urging pilots and owners to do a little
speaking themselves: to their elected representatives and especially to
the alphabets -- AOPA, EAA and NBAA. As he has in past weeks, Kraft
continued an aggressive narrative on the avgas replacement effort at a
forum at EAA AirVenture. Kraft told the audience that anything less than
a 100-octane replacement or at least the equivalent performance will be
at minimum a $2 billion mistake and "it doesn't take more than one line
on the back of an envelope to figure that out." Kraft said it's time to
"stop loving the problem" and develop a clear, sure-footed approach to
finding a replacement fuel. More...
Meet the Pilot We All Look Up
Don't miss your chance to meet one of aviation's most revered pilots,
U.S. Airways "Miracle on the Hudson" First Officer
, at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Wednesday, July 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Phillips 66 Aviation, tent #304.
Phillips 66 Aviation. The Most Trusted Wings in Aviation.
To start up the
hydrogen-peroxide-powered single-seat Dragonfly helicopter, the pilot
pushes a few times on a fuel-pump crank handle, the fuel climbs up to
the rotor hub and travels out to a tiny combustion chamber in the rotor
tips, then it's vaporized and ejected, creating thrust. "The only
emission is water vapor," says Ricardo Cavalcanti, CEO of Avimech, a Tucson-based
company that is selling copies of the little aircraft. Options include a
crop-dusting kit, and extra fuel tanks that would boost endurance to one
and a half hours. The Dragonfly weighs just 250 pounds and can fly as
fast as 100 knots. "Two guys can lift it onto a trailer and take it
anywhere," says Cavalcanti. The hydrogen peroxide fuel is readily
available, he said, and burns at the rate of 11 gallons per hour.
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PROJECT AIMS TO GLIDE TO 90,000 FEET
A group called The Perlan
Project plans to launch a glider to 90,000 feet in July 2012, riding
lift generated by the southern polar vortex and the Andes Mountains. The
group currently holds the altitude record for sailplanes, set in 2006 by
Einar Enevoldson and the late Steve Fossett, at 50,671 feet. For the new
effort, Greg Cole, of Windward Performance, is designing an all-new
carbon-fiber two-seat aircraft with an 84-foot wingspan, now under
construction in Bend, Ore. Ed Warnock, CEO of the Perlan Project, said
at EAA AirVenture this week that the project is well-funded and
proceeding on schedule. More...
"ULTRALIGHT" HELI PILOT WHO FLEW FROM FRANCE
Matthieu de Quillacq told us Monday at Oshkosh that he
is "a lucky man" and not because he survived his trip to Oshkosh from
the south of France in his Italian-made Kompress CH-7 very light
helicopter. Long before the weeklong trip that brought Quillacq to
AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, Quillacq won a timed point-to-point navigation
contest (no GPS allowed) when he flew the CH-7 against big-name
turbine-driven competitors. Before working for Kompress, Quillacq
competed in hang gliders and also flew paragliders, honing his
airmanship and eyesight navigation. For Kompress customers, he's
delivered (flown) a helicopter to Africa and he's flown another over
China's Great Wall. On his trip to Oshkosh, Quillacq spent some long
lonely hours over cold open water. He described the early, long
overwater leg between Faroe Island and Iceland: "It's funny because your
head starts to think differently ... you feel you are nothing and you
try to find God everywhere." Click through to watch the full video
interview and read more. More...
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B-29 "FIFI" IS TOURING, RIDES OFFERED
The Commemorative Air
Force's (CAF's) B-29, FIFI, has been fully restored to reclaim its title
as the world's only flying B-29. The CAF says it's about to go on tour,
and they're selling rides. The "Red, White & Loud Tour" begins on Aug.
28 & 29 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Denver and will open
the aircraft to guided tours and rides. You may have to purchase your
tickets in advance, but the story (announced Tuesday at AirVenture
Oshkosh) was so new at the time we went to press that the CAF had not
yet listed tour dates or locations on its website. But, if you're
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