There are few things at an airport more dangerous than a moving
propeller, and an incident reported over the weekend points out
just how dangerous they can be. After a flight in a private
airplane to view Christmas lights, 23-year-old Lauren Scruggs was
severely injured when she walked into the moving prop of the plane
on the airport ramp.
Babbitt Asked For Leave After Informing Administration, Monday
This was not a good weekend for FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Late Saturday night, the FAA Boss was observed driving in the wrong lane in Fairfax City, VA, a mistake that appears to be a costly one as the FAA leader has now been placed on leave after being charged with driving DWI.
Has Published Revised Inspection Procedures For Older-Model
Cessna has launched a safety initiative to educate 100- and
200-series single-engine piston aircraft owners around the world
about new supplemental aircraft inspection procedures that will be
added to Cessna service manuals.
Trade Association Cautions House And Senate To Be Mindful Of
Maintenance And Service Facilities
In a letter dated December 1st, the Aeronautical Repair Station
Association told leaders in the U.S. House and Senate that the
uncertainty created by Congress’ failure to pass a new,
multiyear reauthorization bill for the FAA is wreaking havoc on the
aviation industry and undermining the competitiveness of American
aviation maintenance providers.
Instructor And Student Landed On Busy Interstate, Both Were
A Cirrus SR20 on a night flight from Sanford International
Airport in Orlando, FL, To Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig
Field made an emergency landing Saturday night on a busy interstate
highway. Neither the flight instructor or the student pilot were
injured, but the plane was struck after landing by a pickup truck
which did not stop at the scene.