WETASKIWIN, Alberta, Canada — Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be the guest speaker at the 41st annual induction ceremony of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
The National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University and RTCA have formed a partnership in which NIAR will develop and conduct training for RTCA, focusing on the testing standards for equipment installed on aircraft.
WACO, Texas — Blackhawk Modifications has named Absolute Aviation Group (AAG) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the newest sales center for turboprop performance solutions for Beechcraft King Air 90s and 200s, Caravan 208 and 208Bs, Conquest I and Cheyenne series aircraft.
Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Mokuleia, Hawaii. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The accident happened during the approach to landing.
According to the pilot, as the airplane approached the runway, he realized that the descent rate was higher than normal. He was unable to stop the rapid descent and the airplane touched down hard, bounced, and began to porpoise.
He attempted to abort the landing, but the airplane yawed left, and the nose hit the ground, which caused the Cessna to nose over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and the vertical stabilizer.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare and inadequate recovery from a bounced landing.
NTSB Identification: WPR12CA088
This February 2012 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
By LEN ASSANTE
The Dec. 20, 2013, issue of General Aviation News showcased general aviation’s “up and comers,” a group of innovators who are passionate about changing this industry for the better.
I have had the honor of meeting some of these people and agree they offer some amazing ideas and unmitigated passion for GA. Such passion is desperately needed if GA is to survive in any fashion recognizable to today’s General Aviation News readers.
Jay Tibshraeny, mayor of Chandler, Ariz., has proclaimed February “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Arizona, general aviation contributes $609 million annually to the state’s economy. Chandler Municipal Airport is one of the nation’s top 50 busiest GA airports with an economic impact of over $14 million. To view the proclamation, click here.
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft reports it achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and new airplane deliveries for 2013.
Cadet Colonel William Small of the Civil Air Patrol’s Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish, S.D., was recently presented with the squadron level Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year award by the Air Force Association.