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ADVISES PILOTS TO PROTECT RIGHTS
Under the recently passed
Pilot's Bill of Rights, airmen under investigation by the FAA have the
right to request air traffic data such as recordings from control towers
and flight service stations, and the FAA said this week it has posted information and
links online to facilitate that process. Since air traffic data are
stored for only short periods -- usually about 5 to 45 days -- it's
important for airmen to submit their request "expeditiously," the FAA
said. The FAA website provides details and an email address
that airmen can use to make the request. More...
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TO STUDY ELECTRONICS USE ALOFT
The FAA said on Monday it will
form a working group to study whether it might be OK to allow airline
passengers to use personal electronic devices during flights. "We're
looking for information to help air carriers and operators decide if
they can allow more widespread use of electronic devices in today's
aircraft," said Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "We also want
solid safety data to make sure tomorrow's aircraft designs are protected
from interference." The government-industry group will examine a variety
of issues, including the testing methods aircraft operators use to
determine which new technologies passengers can safely use aboard
aircraft and when they can use them. More...
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TO FLY CESSNA ON FUEL FROM MELTED PLASTIC
Jeremy Roswell hopes this November to fly 10,000 miles from Sydney to
London in a diesel Cessna 182 burning petroleum fuel processed from
waste plastics. The fuel has been developed by Cynar Plc, an Irish
company that uses a process called pyrolysis to melt down plastic trash
into a petroleum distillate. That product can be separated into various
fuels, including a viable aviation fuel, according to the company, which
says it has already tested its fuel in cars. Roswell's flight will
require more than 1,000 gallons of the fuel to make his flight. And
Cynar will require roughly five tons of plastic garbage to make
Roswell's fuel. The company says its plastic waste diesel fuel is
cleaner than conventional Jet A, its production process is cleaner,
still, and it estimates a low cost per gallon in production. That
said, it has expressed awareness of some potential limitations.
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PILOT AIMS TO FLY TO 48 STATES
When Jared Calvert, a
25-year-old pilot from Texas, decided to tour the 48 contiguous U.S.
states in his Piper Cub early this year, his plan was to not have a
plan. "I wanted to take off and just go," he said. After several years
of working to restore a Piper J-3 Cub that had been sitting in a barn
since 1950, he launched his trip, planning to stay at least one night in
each state. But just 19 states into his journey, the Cub engine failed
on a climb-out in Ohio, and the airplane hit trees and landed
upside-down, a total wreck. Calvert was able to extricate himself from
the wreckage and call for help, but the most painful part, he says, was
the loss of that unique aircraft. This week, Calvert is back in the air,
recovered from his injuries, and resuming his trip with a Cub loaned
from a friend. More...
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SHOWS COSTS LIMIT FLYING
An MIT student's grad school thesis,
which relied in part on information gathered from AVweb readers,
confirms that cost is a major factor in the decline of general aviation
activity. It has also revealed something that hasn't shown up in other
studies but may be related to economics. In her research, Kamala Shetty,
who wrote the thesis as part of her quest for a Masters of Science in
Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT's International Center for Air
Transportation, found that people feel they don't have the time to fly.
"An interesting result of the survey that was not clearly evident in the
data indicated that available free time has also been a major factor in
affecting activity levels," Shetty wrote in the thesis. AVweb
facilitated the study, which was done under the supervision of Prof. R.
John Hansman, by inviting readers to take part in a survey of flight
activity and related issues. More than 1,250 AVweb subscribers
took part. More...
CRACKS EUROPEAN MARKET
Nextant Aerospace has delivered its
first 400XT to a European buyer, a private owner in the Czech Republic.
The aircraft will be managed by Time Air, a major Czech charter and
management company. "The 400XT is particularly well-suited to the
European market, since its 2,003-nautical mile (3,709-km) range enables
travelers to reach destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and
North Africa with nonstop flights," said Nextant spokesman Jay Heublein.
That pushes the total deliveries of the "remanufactured" version of the
Hawker 400 series bizjet. The European delivery comes a few weeks after
a 10-aircraft order was placed by Asia Pacific Jets in Singapore.
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REFURBISHED AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH
New airplanes sales may be
a little soft, but we're seeing plenty of refurb work--everything from
new panels, to fresh paint to full-up interiors. We would like to
feature some of these airplanes in the pages of AVweb and spotlight the
owners and shops doing the work. If you have photos of your restored
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month, we'll contact you for more information. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: 'GALLOPING GHOST' -- NTSB NAILS IT
The NTSB set
just the right tone in this week's hearing on the Galloping Ghost
accident at Reno last year. The investigation was competent, thorough
and done quickly enough to have an impact on this year's event.
Unfortunately, it also revealed an airplane being flown beyond its
structural limits and one that appeared not to have been flutter-tested.
Paul Bertorelli watched the proceedings Monday and shares his thoughts
on the AVweb Insider blog. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
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