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Archive | September, 2010

Accidents & Incidents 09.01.10 – 09.04.10

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 09.01.10 – 09.04.10

Accidents and incidents for 1-4 September.

Rule Proposed on Pilot Rest Requirements

Friday, September 24, 2010 — David Evans

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Rule Proposed on Pilot Rest Requirements

With much public fanfare, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published recently a proposed rule to limit pilots’ duty and flight time, thereby minimizing the risk of sleepy pilots flying passengers and putting all concerned at risk. Thus, if a pilot reports to work sometime between midnight and 4 a.m., no more than 6 flights over […]

Oops!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 — David Evans

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The recent photograph of a balloon hitting a portable toilet illustrates the consequences of too little lift and too much wind. The balloon had insufficient lift to clear ground obstacles, and the wind carried the balloon too far, too fast. The lesson: make sure there’s nil wind before launching (or landing). No idea whether the […]

Accidents & Incidents 08.16.10 – 08.31.10

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents involving injuries and fatalities for 16-31 August

Fatal Accident a ‘Merger of Missteps’

Friday, September 17, 2010 — David Evans

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Fatal Accident a ‘Merger of Missteps’

Opening statement at 14 September hearing by Deborah Hersman Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board A little over a year ago, on August 8, 2009, a single-engine Piper aircraft that had departed Teterboro, New Jersey on its way to Ocean City, New Jersey, collided in mid-air with a sight-seeing tour helicopter, over the Hudson River, near […]

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