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650 DOWN, FOUR DEAD
A Gulfstream 650 test aircraft went down
near Roswell, NM killing all four people aboard. According to the Savannah Morning News, the plane, which is in the
final stages of certification flight testing, crashed at the airport.
The accident killed two pilots and two engineers, all believed to be
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what happened, although it appears the plane became briefly airborne on
takeoff before hitting the runway hard and collapsing the gear. Photos
from the scene show a large amount of smoke. Gulfstream was expected to
issue a statement late Sunday. The 650 is the company's flagship
intercontinental aircraft and it has 200 orders for the $65 million
plane. First deliveries were expected in 2012. More...
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MEETING" ISSUES: AVGAS, PILOT DECLINE
U.S. Rep. Sam Graves
(R-Mo.), who chairs the General Aviation Caucus in the House, visited
Sun 'n Fun on Saturday to host a "Town Meeting" with a panel of GA
leaders. Graves, who is a pilot himself, said it's important for all of
GA to "stick together" to ensure that vital policy issues are addressed.
Pete Bunce, head of GAMA, took on the issue of avgas, and said
considerable progress has been made since the initial "sky is falling"
concerns that arose several years ago when the EPA proposed to reduce
allowable lead emissions. He commended FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt's
efforts to address the problem, and said a lot of work has been done
behind the scenes to educate the EPA and others about the safety issues
involved in finding a replacement. Bunce and AOPA's Craig Fuller
essentially said that leaded avgas is not going to go away until a
reasonable and workable "drop-in" alternative fuel is available. "There
is no reason to believe 100 low-lead will become unavailable in the
foreseeable future," Fuller said. More...
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FLIGHT AWARDS FIRST CAREER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP
which helps people with disabilities learn to fly, awarded its
first-ever career-training scholarship on Tuesday at Sun 'n Fun. The
scholarship will provide funding for Paul Lampasso, a former New York
City firefighter, to attend a three-week course that leads to an FAA
repairman certificate for light sport aircraft. Lampasso's first career
goal was to be a professional pilot, and he was enrolled at Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University and had completed his private pilot training
when he was diagnosed with cancer and had to drop out. After regaining
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EXPLORER POST 491'S SUN 'N FUN RECOVERY
F1 tornado roared through Sun 'n Fun at Lakeland, Florida on Thursday,
square in the path of it was a completed Kitfox that Explorer Post 491
hoped to raffle away. It was not to be. The storm destroyed the
airplane, but not the post's spirit. AVweb's Russ Niles reports
on how the Explorers are not just recovering but thriving.
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INSIDER BLOG: THE SHOW WILL GO ON
AVweb staff have
been on-site at Sun 'n Fun all week, including Thurday's shockingly
destructive storm. As he dries out from the ordeal, editor-in-chief
Russ Niles has one thought he wants to share via the AVweb
Insider blog: Come out and support the show this weekend. Friday's
forecast calls for sunny skies, and the volunteers have been hard at
work cleaning up the mess and putting things back on track for the
weekend. We'll be here, and we hope you'll join us for a weekend of,
well sun and fun. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
INSIDER BLOG: AIRLINERS AS INTERCEPTORS NOT A GOOD
Or, if it is, Paul Bertorelli couldn't make the case in
his latest post to the AVweb Insider blog. When ATC decided to
vector a Southwest 737 to have a look at a NORDO Cirrus this week near
Jacksonville, the incident exploded into yet another
you've-got-to-be-kidding hairball rolling across Randy Babbitt's desk.
If it weren't for bad luck, the man would have no luck at all but
we're wondering: What the heck is next? At least tower and ground now
appear to be awake and alert at DCA. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
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FOUNDATION'S KYLE & AMANDA FRANKLIN FUND
The aviation community is coming together to help Kyle
and Amanda Franklin get back on their feet and eventually back in the
air after their mishap at Air Fiesta at the Brownsville/South Padre
Island Airport. If you'd like to contribute, click on the banner at
right to visit the ICAS Foundation web site. More...
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