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William Leighton


Member Since: Dec 20, 2020
Posts: 41
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Tobago s/n 109
Glenbrook, NSW
Trinidad s/n 285
St Mary’s, United Kingdom
Tobago s/n 19
Novato, CA
Trinidad s/n 961
Fletcher, NC
Trinidad s/n 670
Lincoln, CA
Trinidad s/n 655
 

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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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Wake Turbulence Cited In Charlie Schneider Crash

MyGoFlight founder Charlie Schneider told first responders his Cirrus SR22 encountered wake turbulence from an Airbus A320 before it crashed in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Dec. 16, according to the NTSB's preliminary report (search ERA22LA089 here). While he survived the crash, Schneider died a day later in a hospital. A passenger in the airplane was seriously […] The post Wake Turbulence Cited In Charlie Schneider Crash appeared first on AVweb.

FedEx Wants Anti-Missile Lasers For Aircraft

FedEx is asking the FAA to allow it to install anti-missile infrared lasers on its Airbus A321-200 cargo aircraft and the agency has laid out conditions for the modification. FedEx applied for the approval three years ago. It had previously worked with Northrop Grumman 10 years earlier on anti-missile defenses but the current application doesn't […] The post FedEx Wants Anti-Missile Lasers For Aircraft appeared first on AVweb.

FAA Warns 787s Especially Susceptible To 5G

The FAA is warning Boeing 787 operators that 5G interference “could prevent engine and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, which could prevent an aircraft from stopping on the runway” when the runway surface is wet or contaminated. In an Airworthiness Notification issued Jan. 14, the agency says information from Boeing says “anomalies” in […] The post FAA Warns 787s Especially Susceptible To 5G appeared first on AVweb.

Zeva eVTOL Completes First Untethered Flight

Zeva's Zero electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has successfully completed its first untethered test flight, according to an announcement from the Tacoma-based startup on Thursday. The vehicle made a total of four uncrewed flights during the test session and conducted maneuvers including a controlled hover, simulated taxi at slow speeds and limited vertical […] The post Zeva eVTOL Completes First Untethered Flight appeared first on AVweb.

FAA Exempts Helicopter Medevacs From 5G Restrictions

The FAA has issued an exemption allowing helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators to conduct rescue flights if their radar altimeters are affected or could be affected by interference from 5G cellphone signals. Helicopter Association International announced the welcome news Friday. “This exemption will allow HAA operators to continue to do what they do best—save lives,” […] The post FAA Exempts Helicopter Medevacs From 5G Restrictions appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Control Cables

Beechcraft Model 58 Baron Broken Propeller Control Cable While en route, the right engine oversped to 3500 rpm and had no control. Shut the engine down and landed with no further problem.  Maintenance ran the right engine and it made takeoff power, but had no propeller control. Found prop control cable broken. Going to remove […] 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 Control Cables appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Going Home Nordo

My little Cessna 140 had just gotten out of a four-month top-end overhaul and it was time to stretch its legs, with a 786-sm flight to Des Moines, Iowa, my hometown. It would replicate my late Dad's flight in the opposite direction with a few more fuel stops. After watching the weather for 10 days, […] 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 Going Home Nordo appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports

October 1, 2021, Chandler, Ariz. Robinson R22/Piper PA-28-181 At about 0740 Mountain time, the Piper airplane and Robinson helicopter collided in midair. The airplane sustained minor damage; the flight instructor and student aboard it were not injured. The helicopter was destroyed; its flight instructor and student were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Both aircraft were […] 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.

Doing The Wave

A close friend of mine, also a pilot, revels in flying low enough to view various features on the ground, to the extent a long cross-country flight in IMC not only bores him but seemingly can elevate any anxieties. I get it, and always enjoy that vista when I'm able. But I also subscribe to the […] 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 Doing The Wave appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Radar Altimeters And 5G Cellular Interference

If you listened much to the cellular telephone companies talk about the ongoing rollout of 5G performance standards for your devices, you might think it was the best thing since sliced bread, canned beer and kissing on the first date. The FAA isn't so sure, however, and in early November published a Special Airworthiness Information […] 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 Radar Altimeters And 5G Cellular Interference appeared first on Aviation Safety.