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This site is dedicated to providing information and support on Socata's TB range of general aviation aircraft.

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Picture of the Week, September 24, 2020

Taken at Sun 'n Fun 2016 with a Nikon D750, Nikkor 28-300mm at 28mm, 1/1250 at f 5, ISO 200. Copyrighted photo by Thomas Krashen. The post Picture of the Week, September 24, 2020 appeared first on AVweb.

NTSB Cites Pilot Error In Earnhardt Crash

In a final accident report published on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found decisions made by the pilot and copilot to be the probable cause of the 2019 crash of a Cessna Citation 680 business jet carrying former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and their 1-year-old daughter, Isla. According to […] The post NTSB Cites Pilot Error In Earnhardt Crash appeared first on AVweb.

Nav Canada Cuts Jobs

Nav Canada announced on Tuesday that it will be reducing its workforce due to the continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company, which employed approximately 5,100 people before the pandemic, has now cut more than 720 jobs since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Nav Canada also noted that it will be closing […] The post Nav Canada Cuts Jobs appeared first on AVweb.

Rolls-Royce Completes Electric Aircraft Propulsion Tech Ground Testing

Rolls-Royce announced on Thursday that it has completed ground testing on the propulsion technology for a demonstrator aircraft designed to be the “world's fastest all-electric plane.” Testing was conducted on the company's “ionBird” test airframe, which is a full-scale replica of the aircraft's core. The project is part of the Rolls-Royce's “Accelerating the Electrification of […] The post Rolls-Royce Completes Electric Aircraft Propulsion Tech Ground Testing appeared first on AVweb.

Airspace Review

The first thing that might be on your mind is; “Aren't there fewer rules if you are IFR?” Well, kind of. The main example is if you are IFR, you need not worry about weather requirements for entering certain airspaces. An IFR clearance in itself provides separation from other aircraft and obstacle clearance in all […] The post Airspace Review appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Download The Full October 2020 Issue PDF

BUCKET-LIST DESTINATIONS Engine-Out Drills Magneto Management Not Authorized Accelerated Stalls To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber 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 Subscribe?Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? The post Download The Full October 2020 Issue PDF appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Squat Switches

Beech 1900C Internal Short After takeoff, the red landing gear in-transit light remained illuminated and the gear would not fully retract. The gear did extend to the down-and-locked position using the emergency system and the flight landed without incident. Examination found the right main landing gear weight-on-wheels switch (p/n 444EN49-6) was internally shorted, tripping the […] To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber 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 Subscribe?Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? The post Squat Switches appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Water Wings

After an extended period at the paint shop, during which my 1976 Cessna 210L Centurion sat outside in the central Florida weather awaiting additional work for a few weeks, the airplane was finally finished. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised that the plane looked so great and I was eager to take it […] To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber 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 Subscribe?Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? The post Water Wings appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports: October 2020

July 1, 2020, Brainerd, Minn. Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub The pilot was receiving flight instruction in his newly purchased airplane to satisfy insurance requirements. During the flight, the two decided they would land in a hay field behind the instructor's house, touching down beyond a ditch. After touchdown, the pilot “noticed trees at the end […] To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber 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 Subscribe?Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? The post NTSB Reports: October 2020 appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Mountain Obscuration

These pages regularly urge new private pilots to go on to earn their instrument rating. Especially if you ever want to use a personal airplane for regular, reliable transportation, the rating is pretty much mandatory. If you're content to only fly on good-weather days in search of expensive hamburgers and to abandon the peace-of-mind the […] To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber 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 Subscribe?Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? The post Mountain Obscuration appeared first on Aviation Safety.

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FAA Air Traffic Report

Today's Air Traffic Report:Thunderstorms could delay flights today in Atlanta (ATL) and Charlotte (CLT). Low clouds could delay flights in Los Angeles (LAX), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and the Washington, D.C. area (BWI, DCA, IAD).Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center.For up-to-the-minute air traffic operations information, visit fly.faa.gov, and follow @FAANews on Twitter for the latest news and Air Traffic Alerts.The FAA Air Traffic Report provides a reasonable expectation of any daily impactsto normal air traffic operations, i.e. arrival/departure delays, ground stoppages, airport closures. This information is for air traffic operations planning purposes and is reliable as weather forecasts and other factors beyond our ability to control.Always check with your air carrier for flight-specific delay information.

Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety

WASHINGTONThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace.As the FAA continues to modernize the national airspace to accommodate more users, the agency made LAANC accessible for 726 airports and 537 facilities, covering 81 percent of eligible airspace.This expansion is based on feedback from the drone community. LAANC is a collaboration between the FAA and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry which directly supports the safe integration of drones into the nations airspace. The service is accessible to all pilots who operate under the FAAs small drone rule.For updates to LAANC capabilities, visit our website.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America's Airports

Grants awarded to 80 airports in 25 states.

FAA Posts Study, Plans Workshops for New Boston Procedure

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed new satellite-based approach procedure for Runway 4-Left at Boston Logan International Airport. The Draft EA indicates that the procedure would have no significant impact in any environmental category including aviation noise.The proposed new procedure closely follows the path of the existing visual approach for Runway 4-Left. It will enhance safety and flight efficiency by providing vertical and lateral guidance to pilots and by enabling air traffic controllers to more precisely monitor arriving aircraft, especially in bad weather. When visibility is low, flights will be able to land on Runway 4-Left, helping to reduce delays that result in late-night arrivals at the airport. Currently, aircraft can land on the runway only in good weather. A 60-day public comment period for the Draft EA begins today and ends on Nov. 20, 2020. The FAA will consider and review all substantive comments it receives during the comment period. The agency expects to issue a final environmental determination in 2021. The public can review the Draft EA and submit comments.Electronic and paper copies of the Draft EA also are available at certain public libraries in the study area including Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, Milton and Quincy. Please contact your library to access the document.The FAA will hold virtual public workshops on Oct. 23 and 28, 2020 to brief residents and answer their questions on the Draft EA and the proposed procedure. Environmental and air traffic control experts will be available to answer questions. Residents can view the schedule and register to attend a virtual workshop. Participants should register no later than 30 minutes before the workshops begin. The FAA also will livestream the workshops on Facebook and YouTube. Residents who are not online can access the workshops by calling 877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099.Theagency conducted the Draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), which requires the FAA to identify and publicly disclose the potential environmental impacts of the proposed procedure.Additional information about the project and the agencys community involvement program is available at Boston Community Involvement.

More Schools Join the Collegiate Training Initiative

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that 15 more schools have been selected to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI).The new schools are:Austin Community College, Austin, TexasAtlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, New JerseyBig Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WashingtonBlue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, West VirginiaCarroll Community College, Westminster, MarylandClark State Community College, Springfield, OhioElizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North CarolinaFlorida State University, Tallahassee, FloridaFullerton College, Fullerton CaliforniaKansas State Polytechnic, Salina, KansasLiberty University, Lynchburg, VirginiaMiddle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TennesseeMitchell Technical College, Mitchell, South DakotaSouthern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Mount Gay, West VirginiaYavapai College, Prescott, ArizonaThe FAAs CTI program allows educational institutions to collaborate with the FAA to help students pursue their aviation career goals. The UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers involving UAS, commonly referred to as drones.The new schools join 26 schools that have already been selected to participate in the program. These previously selected schools are listed below:Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OregonCentral Oregon Community College, Bend, OregonDakota College, Bottineau, North DakotaEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, Prescott, AZ, and Worldwide CampusGreen River College, Auburn, WashingtonGulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FloridaHazard Community and Technical College, Hazard, KentuckyHinds Community College, Raymond, MississippiIdaho State University, Pocatello, IdahoIndiana State University, Terra Haute, IndianaMira Costa College, Carlsbad, CaliforniaMountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, VirginiaMountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, West VirginiaNiagara Community College, Sanborn, New YorkNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaNortheastern Technical College, Cheraw, South CarolinaNorthland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, MinnesotaNorthwestern Michigan College, Traverse, MichiganOklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OklahomaPalomar College District, San Marcos, CaliforniaSanta Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CaliforniaSouthwestern College, Chula Vista, CaliforniaTallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FloridaUniversity of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, MaineUniversity of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North DakotaWSU Tech, Wichita, KansasThe FAA launched the UAS-CTI program in April 2020. Participating institutions will engage with the FAA, each other, general industry, local governments, law enforcement, and regional economic development entities to address labor force needs. UAS-CTI school graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a successful career in a UAS-related field.Post-secondary institutions with UAS curriculums seeking recognition as UAS-CTI partners may still apply for this distinction. Program guidelines are posted on our website.The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-254) required the FAA to establish a collegiate training initiative program relating to unmanned aircraft and to establish a process to designate consortia of public, two-year institutions of higher education as Community and Technical College Centers of Excellence in Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Training.