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Aircraft: Beech Bonanza. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Wausau, Wis. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting an instrument approach. The airport’s weather system was reporting conditions below approach minimums. The pilot chose to attempt the approach and, if necessary, execute a missed approach and hold until conditions improved.
One of our regular regulars, Brittany Kerr, responded immediately to our call for readers who make their living in general aviation:
“As soon as I got to the airport this morning, I started my day off by reading today’s The Pulse of Aviation from General Aviation News (which has become my daily routine). When I read this, I knew immediately I had to respond!
Since 2010, I have made my living through general aviation in the middle of rural South Dakota.
A few weeks ago I received an email with a cartoon of a mature lady sitting back with a glass of wine. The caption read, “Another perfect day, and I never had to use algebra once.”
I smiled a little, but then got to thinking about how much we use math and science in our everyday life. And I started to wonder why people look down on their time in school taking these courses as a waste of time, because, in actuality, we use math and science many times every day. [Read more...]
Beechcraft Corporation announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that beginning in the fourth quarter of 2014, the latest model of the King Air C90GTx will offer new standard features that deliver shorter takeoff and landing distances and better handling characteristics.