Pilot Attempted To Return To The Airport But Collided With A/C
An attempt to return to the airport after experiencing engine
issues on takeoff from Lantana's Rwy 15 has downed
a single-engine Beechcraft in Lantana, FL, where the local
media is having a field day with their instant theories and
After reports of FAA investigation of A&P testing centers in
Texas and the subsequent claims that as many as 1300 mechanics may
have been "improperly" certified over the course of well over a
decade, the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is
stepping up to face the matter head-on.
Applicability: This Bulletin refers to Robinson
R22 helicopters of all models, and will be of interest to:
owners of Robinson R22 helicopters;
maintenance organisations that carry out maintenance on R22
Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who carry out
maintenance on R22 helicopters
Let's Take A Closer Look At The Damage From 1Q/2009...
In addition to the basic data in the first story we published
about GAMA's release of the 2009 Fist Quarter Sales
Disasters Reports, there is a lot of specific data
that is worth looking over... Mind you, this is but the first
quarter and possibly the worst of those that we'll see in terms of
the current economic meltdown, as some signs of slight and slow
recoveries are being reported in nearly every sector of the
Making MONEY? ...In GA? Who Knew? American Capital Realizes $31
Million Gain From Piper Sale
Here's a shocker... not only did Piper get sold last week
(in a story FIRST broken by ANN) to a concern (Imprimis) that
really intends to let it grow... but the folks that sold it wound
up making a boat-load of wampum (Get it? Wampum... Cherokees,
Arrows, Senecas, Seminoles... oh, never mind).
Deadline Approaching for Compliance With New DHS Rule Affecting
Private A/C on Int'l Flights
Our good friends at the FAA Safety Teams sent us a
reminder that merits inclusion in this news cycle... as a deadline
is fast approaching. On December 18, 2008, the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) issued a new rule that affects private aircraft
operating on international flights.
AEA's Outgoing Chairman Talks About The Organization
After years in service to the Aircraft Electronics Association,
AEA Chairman Michael O'Leary got to follow AEA President Paula
Derks in a final official address to the AEA membership. No second
fiddle, O'Leary had everyone's attention... and deserved it.
"We can do this. We can pull this thing out. We've done
it before. We can do it again."
Source: Outgoing AEA Chairman, Michael
O'Leary, speaking to the assembled membership of the AEA at the
2009 Convention, in Dallas, in regards to surviving the
economic issues that plague the industry.