Pilot May Have Been Under The Influence Of Alcohol, Expressed Concerns About Fuel Prior to The Accident
The NTSB has released a probable cause report related to an accident which occurred in September of last year in which a Robinson R44 went down in Lake Nocona in Nocona, TX. The pilot was not certificated at the time of the accident.
App Has Over 450 Questions Geared To Instrument And CFII Certificates
The second in a series of apps from ASA is a new Instrument Pilot Checkride app based on the popular Instrument Oral Exam Guide book by Michael Hayes. Designed for pilots training for the Instrument Rating or the Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) certificate, this app lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners during the last step in the pilot certification process--the Practical Exam--and provides succinct, ready responses.
Move Planned To Ensure Continued Safety Of Air Passengers
In an effort to ensure safety at 13 municipal airports in Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation said last week it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers when federal funding goes away as a result of sequestration, or budget cuts. This action is pending Texas Transportation Commission approval and will be acted upon in an emergency session this week.
Former CEO Of Cessna Aircraft, Current Chairman Of EAA
The IMC Club has appointed Jack Pelton, former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company and the current Chairman of the EAA, to its Board of Directors. This appointment marks a significant expansion of the Board of this organization. It follows the addition to the Board of Mike Goulian, former aerobatic champion and Joe Brown, President of Hartzell Propellers.
Two-Hour Availability Will Give The Public An Opportunity To Comment On The Proposed Policy
Neither Person On Board Was Wearing A Seat Belt During The Flight
The owner of a Zodiac 601XL airplane was fatally injured after being ejected from the aircraft during a lesson. Authorities said neither person on board the airplane was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.
Tower Closing Due To Sequestration Means Additional Expenses
The organizers of the Sun 'n Fun Fly In scheduled to begin April 9 are reportedly facing a $300,000 bill to maintain air traffic control services during the show. Officials say they will need about 70 temporary controllers to handle the traffic that is expected to descend on Lakeland, FL, next week.
Chute Deployed, All Four On Board Survive The Accident
A Cirrus SR22 reportedly suffered engine problems on Friday morning and went down on frozen Lake Lakota in Alexandria, MN about 1030 CDT. A family of four was on board the airplane at the time of the accident, but no one was seriously injured.