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Stephen Kingan


Member Since: Dec 24, 2001
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Washington, DC
Tobago XL
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Tampico s/n 158
Les Sables D'olonne, France
Tobago s/n 1901
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Tobago s/n 810
Skärhamn, Sweden
Trinidad TC s/n 715
Katowice, Poland
Tobago s/n 2094
 

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Understanding Fronts

Often, the word “front” raises anxiety and apprehension in aviation meteorology. It carries the possibility of showers and thunderstorms, signals a change in the weather regime, and means the distinct possibility of a busted forecast. Thankfully there's nothing to fear. Fronts are now well understood—computer models have become excellent at handling the underlying air masses that […] The post Understanding Fronts appeared first on AVweb.

NASA SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Arrives At ISS

The NASA SpaceX Crew-5 mission docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday evening, beginning a six-month stay for NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina. The mission, which used SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, Endurance, launched from the […] The post NASA SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Arrives At ISS appeared first on AVweb.

Flying Musicians Accepting Nominations For 2023 Student Scholarships

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is open for nominations for its 2023 FMA Solo program for high school junior and senior music students who have an interest in aviation. Now entering its ninth year, the program provides scholarships for flight training through first solo along with assistance in obtaining flight training materials and gear. Nominations, […] The post Flying Musicians Accepting Nominations For 2023 Student Scholarships appeared first on AVweb.

Night Vision Goggle-Compatible R66 Configuration Approved

Robinson Helicopter Company announced on Wednesday that it has received FAA certification for a night vision goggle (NVG)-compatible cockpit configuration for its R66 Police helicopter. An R66 owned by the Florida Polk County Sheriff Office's (PCSO) served as the certification test bed for the configuration. The aircraft is the second of two R66s operated by […] The post Night Vision Goggle-Compatible R66 Configuration Approved appeared first on AVweb.

Commercial Aircraft Services Market Expected To Double By 2041

Airbus' recently released 2022-2041 Global Services Forecast (GSF) is predicting that the value of the commercial aircraft services market will more than double in 20 years. Currently valued at $95 billion, the GSF estimates that the industry will be worth over $230 billion in 2041 with around $189 billion spent on services to maintain aircraft, […] The post Commercial Aircraft Services Market Expected To Double By 2041 appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Climb Via Clearances

There's only so much airspace. Without minimizing separation requirements—as was implemented with reduced vertical separation minimums, or RVSM, in certain airspace—there's no way to squeeze more aircraft into a finite area. At the same time, there are only so many ATC facilities and controllers staffing them. Anyone who has flown down the U.S. East Coast […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Climb Via Clearances appeared first on Aviation Safety.

GAO Takes FAA To Task On Airborne Laser Hits

Aiming a laser at an aircraft can distract or disorient pilots and is a federal crime,” begins the executive summary of a 51-page Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the practice. A typical incident occurs when someone on the ground aims a laser at an airborne aircraft, usually in a high-workload environment like an approach […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post GAO Takes FAA To Task On Airborne Laser Hits appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Motor Club

Beech 58 Baron Failed Landing Gear Motor The pilot attempted to extend the landing gear but had no indication it was down. The tower verified the gear was not extended. After troubleshooting, he manually extended the gear and landed uneventfully. Technicians found the gear did not fully retract and the landing gear relay circuit breaker […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Motor Club appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Tanks For The Memory

The day's mission was to get me and my A36 Bonanza from Virginia to Wichita, Kansas, with a stop in Columbus, Ohio, to pick up some fuel and a pilot-rated passenger going to the same multi-day meeting I was attending. The first leg was solo and uneventful, and soon my passenger and I were winging […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Tanks For The Memory appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports

July 2, 2022, Oklahoma City, Okla. Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 140 At about 0829 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage when it failed to gain altitude after takeoff and apparently stalled before contacting terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries; the passenger was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot reported the airplane did not perform […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber. Sign in Subscribe Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post NTSB Reports appeared first on Aviation Safety.