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FAA TO REVIEW FLIGHT-TRAINING RULES
At AOPA Summit on Friday,
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced that he signed off this week
on creating a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee that will review the
current flight-training rules. "The ARC will make recommendations as to
how to improve testing and instruction," he said. "This effort is part
of a five-year plan for transforming GA safety." After his presentation,
Babbitt spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady in more detail about the FAA plan.
"We're going to look at the curriculum, the materials, and what are we
testing," he said. "Everything is on the table." Training at all levels
will be included in the review. Click
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UNVEILS NEW FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM
The day before AOPA
Aviation Summit opened this week in Hartford, Conn., the association
hosted its second Flight Training Summit, for about 100 participants.
During that event, AOPA introduced a demo of MyFlightTraining, an online
personalized support system that aims to help student pilots achieve
their goal of earning a pilot certificate. The program, which has not
yet launched online, breaks the training process into six milestones --
introductory flight, first solo, student pilot certificate, solo
cross-country, FAA knowledge test, and FAA practical test. Participants
also will be entered into a sweepstakes that awards $1,000 for flight
training every month. More...
FLIGHT TRAINING REVIEW
FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt told AOPA on Friday that a review of flight training is part
of a five-year plan to improve GA safety. He fleshed out the details
with AVweb's Mary Grady.
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OTTER CRASHES ON YELLOWKNIFE STREET
Authorities in Canada's
Northwest Territories are saying it's a miracle more people were not
killed and injured when an Arctic Sunwest Airlines Twin Otter floatplane
crashed on a busy downtown street in the Territories' capital city of
Yellowknife just after the noon hour on Thursday. The two pilots aboard
the big turboprop twin died in the crash and all seven passengers were
hurt, some seriously. An unknown number of bystanders were hit by debris
but none was believed to be seriously hurt. The aircraft was making its
second attempt to land at a seaplane base on Great Slave lake when the
crash occurred about 1:15 p.m. local time. More...
PRELIMINARY ON RENO CRASH
Friday, the NTSB released its preliminary report on the September 16 crash of
Jimmy Leeward and his Unlimited Reno Racer, Galloping Ghost. The crash
has so far been responsible for the death of Leeward and 10 of the
spectators in attendance at the Reno Air Races where Leeward was flying
in an Unlimited heat, that Friday. Aside from the deaths, the incident
left 74 injured. According to the NTSB "some" of the eight people still
hospitalized remained in critical condition at the time of their report.
The report is factual in nature and does not attempt to identify causal
factors. The NTSB does note that witness and photographic evidence
"indicates that a piece of the airframe separated" from the aircraft
after it turned away from the race course and before its final descent.
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AIR MUSEUM EVICTED
An arm of Canada's federal government has
served a six-month eviction notice on a major aviation museum in the
country's largest city. Workers at the Canadian Air and Space Museum in Toronto got to work
last Tuesday to find the locks changed and an eviction notice on the
door. The museum is on former Canadian Forces Base Downsview, which was
closed decades ago. The airfield remains active as a private facility
for Bombardier. The company builds Q400 airliners and business jets
there but several hundred acres were designated as a park by the
government and the museum occupies a sliver of those lands. The
government-owned corporation that runs the park has struck a deal for
the site with a developer who will put up a hockey and skating arena
with four sheets of ice. The announcement stunned the local aviation
community and prompted owners of some of the museum's artifacts to
collect them. More...
WING PROMPTS $2.4 MILLION PROPOSED FINE
The FAA Thursday
proposed a $2.4 million fine for Cessna due to the company's failure to
follow quality control measures in production of specific Corvalis parts
built in Mexico. According to the FAA, on December 6, 2010, a
high-performance four-seat composite fixed-gear Corvalis flown by an FAA
test pilot experienced separation of a seven foot section of wing skin
from the forward spar. That separation damaged the wing tank but the
pilot was able to land safely. The flight led the FAA to ground 13
Corvalis aircraft and led to the discovery of other problems with
production that all had one thing in common. More...
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