GA turtle rescue continues

Rescuers who are trying to save the lives of endangered sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod beaches are hoping for more GA volunteers, especially pilots with roomy airplanes like a PC-12 or King Air, volunteer organizer Leslie Weinstein told AVweb this week. “We have successfully transported over 500 sea turtles thanks to all of you [pilots],” Weinstein said.

However, about 85 turtles are still in need of transport from the Boston Aquarium to sites in Mississippi, New Orleans, and Florida, according to a report by AVweb’s Mary Grady. A donor has offered to pay for the fuel for the flight. Each turtle is packed in a box, and no water is involved in the transport, Weinstein said. Two smaller aircraft also could handle the mission.

Stunning images a violation in the waiting, perhaps

Quartz magazine compiled a collection of images taken from the flight decks of commercial aircraft the world over. The post also dives deep into the violations of FAA and EASA regulations – potential or actual – taking these photos creates.

Images from “The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air” on Quartz.

VFR pilot descends into fog

Aircraft: Bellanca 7ECA. Injuries: None. Location: Tehachapi, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The accident occurred just before dusk. The non-instrument-rated pilot stated that prior to departure, weather reports indicated that clear skies prevailed at the departure airport with patches of fog at his destination. Despite the possibility of fog, he decided to attempt the flight with the intention of diverting to an alternate airport if the weather conditions deteriorated.

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