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SECRETARY LAHOOD STEPS DOWN
Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood will be leaving his job after four years in President Obama's
Cabinet, he announced on Tuesday morning. In a statement to his staff,
LaHood said he was proud of his team's achievements, including FAA
reauthorization, a rule to combat pilot fatigue "that was decades in the
making," progress on NextGen, and stronger consumer protections for
airline passengers. LaHood will stay on in the job until a successor is
named, which is expected to take about two months. More...
The Biggest Aviation
Show on the Planet ... Is Back!
The award-winning hit TV series The Aviators
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an all-new third season showcasing everything from the F-22 and DC-3 to
LSA and balloons. We take you dogfighting in the Nevada desert, flying
with the USAF Thunderbirds, and look on as Mötley Crue frontman
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CITES MAINTENANCE ERRORS IN FATAL CRASH
A tourist helicopter
that crashed in Nevada in December 2011, killing the pilot and two
couples on a sightseeing tour over Hoover Dam, was brought down by an
improperly fastened nut, the NTSB determined on Tuesday. The
investigators found that a maintenance crew working on the Eurocopter
AS350-B2 before the flight had probably reused a self-locking nut that
should not have been reused. The nut failed in flight, making the
aircraft uncontrollable. The mechanic and a supervisor both had been
called in to work on their day off, the board said, and fatigue was
cited as a factor. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said the accident shows
that mechanics need to use checklists in their work, just as pilots do.
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
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This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more
than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
SAFE: LEADED CAR GAS MAY DISAPPEAR THIS YEAR
American owned company that is the world's sole producer of tetraethyl
lead (TEL), the octane booster for gasoline, has reportedly told its
shareholders it will stop producing the additive for automotive fuel by
the end of this year but will keep making it for avgas. The company says on its website that it will
continue production as long as aviation needs it even if it doesn't make
it for cars anymore and it has a plan for making it work. "Plans are
already in place to ensure our plant can safely and economically
manufacture TEL solely for the aviation market while it seeks a
technical and cost effective alternative," the website says.
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CHUTE PULL AIRCRAFT OUT OF FUEL
The NTSB says a Cirrus SR20
that parachuted to safety last week in Danbury, Conn., was out of fuel.
In its preliminary report on the incident, which was widely publicized
in the mainstream media, the NTSB says the aircraft, with a flight
instructor, another pilot and a third person on board, was on final for
the Danbury Airport when the pilot flying radioed to air traffic control
that the aircraft was "out of fuel." Investigators later were able to
drain just 26 ounces of fuel from the tanks and none had spilled when
the plane settled to the ground about three miles from the airport.
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INTERIORS SHOW SET FOR MARCH
Two exhibitions of interest to
business jet owners and operators are scheduled side-by-side at
Farnborough March 19-21. The Business Airport World Expo and the
Business Jet Interiors World Expo are expected to draw exhibitors and
attendees from all over the world. The airport exhibition is a venue for
FBOs to show prospective customers the services and features they can
offer for the aircraft and the people on it. "Every single exhibit will
be of relevance to every single visitor, meaning executive jet owners
and operators and those responsible for scheduling aircraft can visit
Business Airport World Expo for a day or two to come away armed with new
possibilities to save money, save time or indeed find routes and
facilities that can attract more passengers," said organizer Graham
Johnson. He's expecting more than 150 exhibitors. More...
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Col. Jayson Altieri and Tim Verrett are
the newest members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors. Altieri
is an active Army officer, and Verrett is an Anchorage lawyer. More...
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PARDO'S PUSH -- MCDONNELL F4 PHANTOM
"Pardo's push" of
March 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. In 1952, fighter ace
Robbie Risner pushed fellow flyer Joe Logan 60 miles. The two men were
flying F-86 Sabre jets and successfully cleared hostile territory, but
Logan bailed out over water, was tangled in his canopy lines, and
drowned. Risner was deemed a hero, but by Pardo's account, pilots were
not encouraged to partake in similar activities. More...
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