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|AVflash! Pilots Escape Mid-Air at U.K. Air
PILOT PARACHUTES FROM MID-AIR
The pilot of a P-51
bailed out safely after a mid-air collision with a Douglas Skyraider at
a heritage aircraft display in Duxford, England on Sunday. The Skyraider
was able to land safely minus
a wingtip. Neither pilot was injured. The accident occurred after a
formation pass including the two crash airplanes and at least three
other piston single military aircraft. The Mustang ended up in a
farmer's field after the pilot hit the silk. A few hours before, a
replica Fokker triplane ended up on its nose in a landing accident. The
accompanying video shows the pilot being helped out of the vertical
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ALTERNATIVE EYES CALIFORNIA
A newly-formed California company
is hoping to set up a distribution network for ethanol-free unleaded
automotive gasoline to GA airports in the state. Clear
Gas was created partly in response to a lawsuit
threat from the Center for Environmental Health that would end the sale
of 100LL in California. The company is also looking at the marine and
off-road market for customers since engines used by many boats and
off-road vehicles are allergic to the ethanol present in most automotive
fuels. Aircraft using the fuel need an STC, and the company has
information on how to obtain it. It estimates that upwards of 80 percent
of aircraft can use the fuel legally. More...
AIRCRAFT OUTBREAK, SPEED OR DISTANCE
The past few weeks have
seen two high marks set for electric flight -- one in distance and one
in speed -- but not at the same time. The eGenius is a two-seat motor
glider with a wingspan just over 55 feet adapted for electric flight
by a team from the University of Stuttgart. It was modified with a
forward-facing, tail-mounted 80-hp electric motor and last month flew
with full seats on a back-and-forth course between two cities near
Mindleheim, Germany, for just over two hours. That flight averaged more
than 100 mph. Meanwhile a tiny twin-engine Cri-Cri managed a speed of
175 mph flying at the Paris Air Show, but managed that speed just long
enough to record the mark. More...
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CALIF. AVGAS SUIT -- FOLLOW THE MONEY?
The Center for
Environmental Health and the Attorney General of the State of California
are threatening to sue local FBOs and suppliers for dispensing leaded
avgas, and shutting down small GA in the state is only one potential
outcome. The suit's origins stem from the California Safe Drinking Water
& Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop 65). Prop 65 is meant to safeguard people
from dangerous toxins that could lead to birth defects and illnesses.
But in light of federal interests (the FAA and EPA's control of air
safety and environmental protection, respectively), restricting or
altering the use of leaded avgas in California may not be the immediate,
or likely, outcome of this case. And more likely outcomes may suggest
other motives. More...
NATA ON THE CALIFORNIA AVGAS LAWSUIT
California FBOs and
suppliers are facing a legal threat to shut down small GA in the state
in order to save people from the lead in avgas. But the details of the
case might suggest the effort does not represent all of the suit's
motives. AVweb's Glenn Pew spoke with NATA's Vice President of
Government and Industry Affairs, Eric Byer, and Andy
Steinberg, NATA's attorney on the case, to learn more.
Business Aviation in Latin
America Is Booming
Following the success of the previous summits, the Third Annual
will explore the latest developments in the business aviation
sector of Latin America and new challenges and business opportunities
for the future. This summit is organized during the second day of LABACE
2011. It is a unique networking opportunity for operators, aircraft
manufacturers, and any aviation professional with an interest in the
future of business aviation in the region.
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|Light Sport Prices Trending Upward? Could Be ...||back to
REGULATORY IMPACT ON LSA MARKET
EASA, roughly Europe's FAA,
has released certification specifications for light sport aircraft, and
LSA watchdog Dan Johnson believes that could affect availability and
pricing of European-made LSAs. The European regulatory agency has
basically adopted ASTM standards. But unlike the FAA, which is funded by
taxpayers, EASA is funded by fees and charges paid by the companies it
reviews. That means meeting regulatory requirements can result in
up-front costs and annual fees for airframe manufacturers in Europe.
According to Johnson, that could mean one of two things for American
buyers seeking European models: higher prices, or fewer options. But the
outcome isn't yet certain. More...
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FILED IN CORY LIDLE CIRRUS CRASH CASE
Corp. on May 24 was cleared of liability in the October 2006 death of
Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his instructor Tyler Stanger, and,
Thursday, the plaintiffs in the case filed an appeal. The aircraft
impacted a Manhattan building while attempting a turn that departed the
area above Manhattan's East River. The widows of Lidle and Stanger
allege that the Cirrus SR20 included a design defect in its flight
control system that caused the men to lose control. Their appeal says
that critical evidence was excluded from the case and they are seeking a
new trial. More...
DAVID TFR BUSTED THREE TIMES OVER WEEKEND
The airspace around
Camp David was busier than usual over the weekend and there will be some
unwelcome letters in the mail for three pilots. NORAD had to scramble
F-15E fighters on three separate occasions to shoo errant GA aircraft
out of the TFR that surrounds the presidential retreat in Maryland. Two
incidents occurred Saturday, one shortly after noon and the other just
before 7 p.m. The third identified by the Associated Press as a Cessna 182, was intercepted
about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. More...
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|Diamond Keeping Busy, Staying Home This Summer||back to
BOWS OUT OF BIG SHOWS
With only two weeks until the start of
aviation's biggest consumer show, Diamond Aircraft announced it is
bowing out of this year's major aviation shows in favor of smaller, more
specialized venues that offer a more targeted market for some of its
products. "In consideration of the continued weakness of the economy and
slow industry-wide retail sales, we have made the decision to forego the
very significant expense of our traditional exhibits at [AirVenture]
Oshkosh, NBAA and AOPA Summit in 2011," CEO Peter Maurer said in a news
release. Instead, Diamond will be at "industry-specific events" like the
Airborne Law Enforcement Association where it will show off its Austro
diesel engine powered DA42 Multi-Purpose Platform. It's also targeting
emerging markets and commercial flight training in its promotional
efforts. The retail market will be served with enhanced online
communications. The company will also host its annual DiamondFest event
at the London, Ontario plant on the Sept. 17 weekend. More...
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AVIATION CONSUMER'S TIEDOWN SHOOTOUT
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OF THE WEEK: BISMARCK AERO CENTER (KBIS, BISMARCK,
AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Bismarck Aero
Center at Bismarck Municipal Airport (KBIS) in Bismarck, North
AVweb reader David Yost brought BAC to our
On June 23-24, I
was part of a team in the Bismarck-Minot (North Dakota) area doing
aerial imaging of the flooding. We operated from Bismarck Aero Center
and KBIS. Upon arrival, we were promptly met by a lineman who showed us
where to park and supervised our refueling. The plane was hangared for
us overnight and promptly brought out for us the following morning.
There were even red carpets by both doors! This facility is clean,
modern, and well-equiped, and the staff quickly took care of all
our needs. But what impressed me the most was that every employee I
encounted was friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be there. When in
Bismarck, go to Bismarck Aero Center!
Keep those nominations
coming. For complete contest rules, click
AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBOs in
the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here
next Monday! More...
|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
Overheard on Denver Center:
Center (female voice) :[A moment later.]
"Jetlink 1234, Denver
"Jetlink 1234, Denver Center "
1234 (male voice) :
"Denver Center, Jetlink 1234
checking in at 240."
"Sorry. Guess I was
just being impatient."
"My wife does that
to me, too."
"Well, then, it must be
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