Red Bull Winner, Pilot Arrested, Flying the Atlantic, Deadly Distractions +GA News – EP5



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A Crash that sent pilot to closed runway prompts FAA changes. When pilot Joseph Milo reported engine trouble, an air traffic controller directed him to a nearby airfield. But the airfield had actually closed 25 years earlier, and industrial buildings occupied its former runway. Milo crashed a quarter-mile away and died. His death prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to update its procedures to include weekly accuracy checks of its radar video maps

The FAA has adopted a new airworthiness directive, effective Wednesday, in response to a report of an event aboard an American Champion Aircraft Corp. airplane. Specifically, a pilot reported dealing with a stuck aileron during a flight in his Super Decathlon (model no. 8KCAB), and while he was able to “un-stick” the aileron and land successfully, the subsequent examination of the aircraft uncovered a “cracked structure around several of the aileron hinges,” according to the AD.

Area Forecasts (FA) to be discontinued in October 2017.

AOPA Regional Fly-in at Camarillo, CA on April 28-29

EAA officials announced this week that the Founder’s Innovation Prize competition will continue through 2020, with five years’ worth of finalists eligible for a major grand prize. Each year’s competition welcomes ideas to counter loss of control accidents in amateur-built aircraft.

Five aircraft violated air restrictions during President Trump’s 4-day Easter weekend stay at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. If you’re keeping track there have been 13 weekends since the President was inaugurated on Friday, January 20. Seven of those weekends have been spent in Palm Beach. So pilots in Florida going to have to get used to the fact that it appears that on any given weekend, there’s a greater than 50% chance there will be a 30 NM TFR around Palm Beach. So far, those visits have averaged over 3 days per visit.

A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55-year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning when TSA officers found the gun during routine screening.

Over the weekend a Cessna 208 lost power and landed in a field safely in Texas.

And there’s a winner…for the Red Bull races in San Diego last weekend. Japanese pilot Yoshi Muroya placed first.

Stemme AG, best known for its high-end motor gliders, the S10 and S12, has announced its merger with Remos AG, the German maker of the GX light sport aircraft.

Volocopter 2X. Photo by Ute Stumpf

More new models from Friedrichshafen, Germany show.
e-Volo shows 2X Volocopter on sale in 2018. The German company plans to certify the two-seat 2X under a new German Ultralight category being created for 2018 and offer the 2X for sale next year.

 

The first Public Showing Of The 11-seat Tecnam P2012 Traveller.

Australia International Airshow was held last month at the Avalon Airport Video from ThePlaneSpotterHD on Youtube. The boys for the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast released a new episode yesterday in which they did interviews at the Avalon Airport. So if you want to know more about the Avalon show, look for episode 130 of the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast.

FAA ATC Privatization Update. AP Story. NBAA story.

Deadly Cockpit Distractions. We talk about how to identify them when they occur, and what to do once you identify them.