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AirVenture 2021: Hamilton Motor Company Aircraft Climate

Hamilton Motor Company is showing off its new Aircraft Climate portable air conditioner for general aviation aircraft at AirVenture 2021. AVweb talked with the company about its evolution into A/C for GA and where its headed next. The post AirVenture 2021: Hamilton Motor Company Aircraft Climate appeared first on AVweb.

Military To Land Aircraft On Michigan Highway

Most highway landings are unplanned but there's a lot of preparation going on for a military exercise in Michigan next month. The military is planning to set four A-10s and two C-146 (military Dornier 328s) down on a stretch of State Highway M-32 near the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in northern Michigan on Aug. […] The post Military To Land Aircraft On Michigan Highway appeared first on AVweb.

L.A. ‘Jet Pack' Back In The Air

The “jet pack” prankster in Los Angeles is apparently back flying and the FAA is asking pilots to be on the lookout. “A Boeing 747 pilot reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jet pack 15 miles east of LAX at 5,000 feet altitude around 6:12 p.m. Wednesday,” the Federal Aviation Administration reported […] The post L.A. ‘Jet Pack' Back In The Air appeared first on AVweb.

Space Station Upset Postpones Starliner Launch

NASA and Boeing have postponed Friday's planned launch of the Starliner crew capsule to the International Space Station to Aug. 3 after a mishap briefly upset the ISS on Thursday. An uncommanded firing of the thrusters on a Russian science research module tilted the entire orbiting structure about 45 degrees before automatic systems on the […] The post Space Station Upset Postpones Starliner Launch appeared first on AVweb.

AirVenture Day 4 Gallery

A look at some of the airshow sights from the fourth day of AirVenture 2021. The post AirVenture Day 4 Gallery appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Download The Full August 2021 Issue PDF

To continue reading this article or issue 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 Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Download The Full August 2021 Issue PDF appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports

May 1, 2021, Hutchinson, Kan. Beech 23 Musketeer At 0925 Central time, the airplane settled into terrain shortly after takeoff, sustaining substantial damage. The pilot received minor injuries; the three passengers were uninjured. Visual conditions prevailed for the Young Eagles flight. During takeoff, the pilot later reported, the airplane would not climb higher than treetop […] To continue reading this article or issue 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 Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post NTSB Reports appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Engine Pushrods

Cessna 172N Skyhawk Broken Pushrod The #3 cylinder exhaust valve pushrod broke due to a valve stuck in the closed position. No marks were seen on the top of the piston through a borescope. The lifter came apart as a result of the broken pushrod but appears to have been operating properly previously. Part total […] To continue reading this article or issue 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 Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Engine Pushrods appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Flight Following Fail

I'm part of a pilot's breakfast group that flies from the airport in Big Bear City, Calif., elevation 6700 feet, to lower-elevation airports in the Los Angeles Basin airspace. On this day, we were headed to the Corona (Calif.) Municipal Airport (KAJO) and its good restaurant. Upon departing our home airport, we request VFR flight […] To continue reading this article or issue 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 Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Flight Following Fail appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Every Rule In The Book

Every now and then, I come across an NTSB accident report that leaves me shaking my head. After absorbing the facts and the outcome, I want to reach out to grab the pilot and shake him—it's always a “him”—into some more enlightened state of awareness regarding the possible consequences of his actions. So it is […] To continue reading this article or issue 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 Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Every Rule In The Book appeared first on Aviation Safety.

FAA


Air Traffic Controller Application Window Now Open Through August 2

Apply July 30-Aug. 2. Women, minorities, & individuals from underrepresented communities encouraged to apply.

FAA Implements Alternative Air Traffic Procedure for Teterboro

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented an alternative air traffic procedure for arrivals to Runway 19 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.The procedure uses satellite-based technology to guide a mix of aircraft along a pathway that generally follows New Jersey State Route 17 to Runway 19 at Teterboro Airport. This alternative procedure does not replace the existing conventional instrument approach which will remain the preferred approach for Runway 19. The agency started using the procedure on July 1, 2021.The FAA developed the procedure at the request of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Teterboro Airport Noise Abatement Advisory Committee. The procedure provides a viable alternative approach to Runway 19 that will help reduce the number of aircraft flying over the Hackensack University Medical Center and the surrounding residential areas.The new procedure will not be available for use during periods of poor weather, low visibility or high traffic volume due to complexity of the airspace and air traffic controller workload. The best opportunity for the alternative approach procedure to be used is during the overnight hours when air traffic demand and complexity for the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area is reduced.The agency conducted an Environmental Assessment and held public meetings on the procedure 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 proposed air traffic procedures. The Final Environmental Determination was issued in September 2020.

FAA Posts Sierra Space Dream Chaser Proposed Project Information

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed a project website for the public to learn more about Sierra Space Corporations proposed plan to land its Dream Chaser reentry vehicle at the Space Florida Shuttle Landing Facility in Titusville, Florida.People interested in the project can subscribe to receive project updates and information about opportunities for public involvement.The Dream Chaser is a reusable reentry vehicle and would be launched as payload on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from a different site. Sierra Space has a contract with NASA to carry supplies to and from the International Space Station.This proposed project is currently in the pre-application consultation phase. Once the FAA receives Sierra Spaces license application, the agency will begin its license evaluation process.This includes reviews on safety, environmental impacts, airspace integration, policy, payload and financial responsibility in accordance with FAA regulations and the National Environmental Policy Act. The FAA will make a license determination only after it completes all reviews.Space Florida is the state-chartered spaceport authority and received an FAA-issued Launch and Reentry Site Operator License for the SLF in January 2021.To learn more about the FAAs role in commercial space transportation, click here.

FAA Issues Decision on LaGuardia AirTrain Environmental Review

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued its decision on the environmental review for the proposed construction of the LaGuardia Airport (LGA) AirTrain. This final step, referred to as the Record of Decision, allows the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to proceed with its proposal to construct a rail system to provide a reliable transit option for air travelers and employees at LGA. The Port Authority will now be able to submit a future application for funding under the Passenger Facility Charge program.Port Authority has planned the AirTrain to connect LGA to the New York City Transit Subway 7 Line and the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch at Mets-Willets Point. There will also be passenger walkways connecting to the LGA Central Hall, a parking garage connector, public transportation and ground transportation facilities.The FAA held two virtual public workshops and three virtual public hearings in September 2020 on the draft environmental review. The meetings had a combined viewership of over 18,000 people, and the public provided over 4,200 comments. Participants were able to request interpreters for a variety of languages for all these meetings. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was released on March 19, 2021 and contained responses to the comments received.Eighteen different federal, state and local agencies have provided input throughout the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process based on their expertise and authorities.The FAA prepared the environmental review because the Port Authority plans to request funding for the AirTrain through the Passenger Facility Charge program. The program allows for the collection of fees added to passenger tickets. Those proceeds can be used on certain qualifying airport projects, subject to FAA approval.The FAA prepared the FEIS in accordance with theNational Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA),which requires the FAA to analyze alternatives and identify and disclose the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. During the NEPA process, the FAA looked at 47 alternatives, more than half of which were identified by the public during the scoping process. These options were evaluated to see if they met the purpose and need of the proposed action and if they would be reasonable to construct and operate.

FAA to Host Northern California Airspace Workshops

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host two virtual public workshops next week about the airspace in Northern California.The workshops will be via Zoom and livestream on social media on Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21. FAA representatives will explain how air traffic operates in one of the busiest and most complex segments of airspace in the U.S. We also will discuss our work to address key recommendations from the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals and local community noise roundtables.The workshops will include video and slide presentations followed by a live Q&Asession,during which representatives from the FAA, airlines and airports will answer the publics questions.The July 20 workshop will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Pacific Time. The July 21 workshop will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time.You must register to attend the Zoom workshops. To register, and to get more information about the workshops, please visit this website. The FAA also will livestream the workshops on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without a requirement to register.