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.

See link below for full story

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
November 18, 1955: Air Force test pilot Frank K. "Pete" Everest completes the first powered flight of the Bell X-2 rocket-propelled research aircraft at Edwards AFB, CA. The craft reaches Mach 0.99, but an engine fire forces Everest to shut down the engine, and return to land on Rogers Dry Lake.