161 Kobe Bryant Crash Update and Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

161 Kobe Bryant Crash Update and Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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Summary
161 Max talks with Flying Mag Sr. Editor Rob Mark about the latest events related to the Kobe Bryant crash plus recent aviation stories of the weird. Island Express Helicopters has sued two SoCal air traffic controllers for wrongful death. Illusionist David Blaine plans to hold onto hydrogen balloons until reaching 29,000 feet. Customs stops a private jet in Florida that was headed to South America with 82 firearms and 63,000 rounds of ammunition on board.

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99 Air Force Pilot Crash in Cirrus SR22 – Safety Moment with Rob Mark


99 Air Force Pilot Crash in Cirrus SR22 – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

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99 Shockingly, an Air Force test pilot crashed while landing and died in a Cirrus SR22. Max and Rob pull the accident apart and examine how failure to follow procedures caused this crash. The pilot entered the traffic pattern two hundred feet low. But on base he was 12 knots fast with an 18-knot tailwind. Turning to final at just 200 feet above the ground he was pitched up and in a 48 degree bank.

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NTSB Final Report – SR22 Crash at San Antonio, TX
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Northrup T-38 supersonic jet trainer
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