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January 07, 2022

International Children's Aviation Art Contest Deadline Approaches

Only Days Remain For State Submissions in Aircraft Design Theme

Those kids interested in submitting their work to the National Association of State Aviation Officials art contest have less than a week before entries are closed. NASAO has worked as a submission funnel for the International Aviation Art Contest hosted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. The contest is an annual event that spurs children's creativity with an aeronautical focus, often changing the themes or topics for the year's challenge. This year's art project will see kids attempt to design their own aircraft in a standard, permanent medium on an 11.75 by 16.5 inch sheet of paper. 

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NTSB Prelim: Piper Aircraft PA 28-140

Airplane Then Made A Tight Left Descending Turn Followed Immediately By A Hard Right

On December 8, 2021, about 1957 central standard time, a Piper PA 28-140 airplane, N3865K, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Houston, Texas. The student pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. There were no witnesses to the accident. Radar indicated the airplane departed the West Houston Airport (IWS) about 1955 and proceeded generally south-southwest. About 1.5 miles later the track showed a slight descending left turn and the groundspeed of the airplane increased.

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