Archive for January, 2014

ELTs

Friday, January 10th, 2014

 ELTs can save pilots’ and passengers’ lives by helping search and rescue (SAR) personnel locate a downed aircraft after an accident and even minimize risk to SAR personnel during SAR operations. However, these lifelines can be rendered inoperative if the switch position is improperly set or if the ELT becomes detached from the aircraft.

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http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/safetyalerts/SA_030.pdf

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2014 Morgan Review

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Here is a nice review/update on the 2014 Morgan 3 wheeler.

The two-year-old Morgan 3 Wheeler has been revised to take into account customer feedback

Full story at http://flymall.org/docs/MorganReview2014/2014MorganReview.pdf

 

 

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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]