Archive for November, 2011

Student Pilot Lands on Residential Street

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Said GPS Told Him Subdivision Street Was Nearby Airport

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Runway Crossing Procedure Change

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Beginning June 30, 2010, controllers will be required to issue explicit instructions to cross or hold short of each runway that intersects a taxi route. “Taxi to” will no longer be used when issuing taxi instructions to an assigned take-off runway.

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Frederick Airport Landing Accident

Monday, November 14th, 2011

August 2010 – During a Phase III inspection of the airplane, the Director of Maintenance for the operator noticed that the airplane’s firewall was damaged. The damage was reported to the nearest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office, and verified by the FAA. The damage occurred between the Phase II and Phase III inspection. The airplane had flown 48.2 hours since the Phase II inspection. According to the FAA, the damage was a result of a hard landing. The purpose of the flight and composition of the flight crew was not determined. In addition, the date, actual location, and time of the accident were not determined.

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No Fly Zones on the Moon?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

NASA Wants To Protect Footprints, Among Other Things

It seems incredible to be saying this, but it won’t be long until private citizens are traveling in space, and NASA is suggesting there should be protections against tourists spoiling the historic landing sites of the six Apollo missions which went to the Moon between 1969 and 1972. USA Today reports NASA wants no-fly zones of 1,200 acres around the landing sites of Apollo 11 and 17, and no pedestrians allowed within 82 yards of Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for man.”

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Leeward Air Ranch

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The air racing pilot that was recently killed during the Reno Air Races was also well known for the airport he developed in Florida.

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Plane Crash at KFDK Nov 2 2011

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Frederick Municipal Airport was closed temporarily Wednesday after a small airplane crash-landed, airport manager Kevin Daugherty said. The pilot was not seriously injured, Maryland State Police said. The Federal Aviation Administration would not release the pilot’s name.

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Capella Aircraft Performance Data

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Aircraft Cruise
(knots)
Range
(nm)
Useful Load
(lbs)
Capella Fastback 104 550 640
Capella Javelin I 52 120 335
Capella SS 89 158 250
Capella XLS 104 550 620
Capella XS 96 275 720

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Today in Aviation History
September 21, 1947: An Air Force C-54 transport, The Big Push, equipped with robot flying equipment and an automatic pilot, flies from Clinton County AFB, Wilmington, OH to Brize Norton, England, and returns under automatic control - the first fully automatic transatlantic flight.