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Tom Dowling


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State College, PA
Tobago s/n 1247
Langres, France
Trinidad TC s/n 520
Cincinnati, OH
Tampico s/n 1332
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Trinidad s/n 585
Wheaton, MD
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AVWEB


Garmin Smart Glide Debutes At AirVenture

Autonomi is Garmin's smart autonomous tech for GA airplanes and among other features includes emergency Autoland, and now a trickle-down feature called Smart Glide. During an engine power loss, Smart Glide is designed to navigate to the most suitable airfield after the pilot activates the function with a panel-mounted switch or with the Direct-To button […] The post Garmin Smart Glide Debutes At AirVenture appeared first on AVweb.

Cirrus Vision Jet G2+ Flight Demo

As it has with its SR piston line, Cirrus Aircraft has been making incremental upgrades to its SF-50 Vision Jet, which includes Safe Return emergency landing system and autothrottle. Ahead of AirVenture 2021, the company announced the Vision Jet G2+. It has more takeoff thrust, which puts shorter runways in the flight profile, plus an […] The post Cirrus Vision Jet G2+ Flight Demo appeared first on AVweb.

Avidyne Brings New Displays To AirVenture

Avidyne has been quietly working on it's next-generation flight displays it calls Vantage, which is a suite of 12.5-inch hybrid touch PFD and MFD screens. These are intended to replace—via STC—the Entegra displays in early-gen Cirrus models. It won't be selling them until sometime in 2022, but it's showing them at AirVenture 2021 at Oshkosh. […] The post Avidyne Brings New Displays To AirVenture appeared first on AVweb.

AirVenture Lookback: 2020

It hardly needs to be said that 2020 was an unusual year for AirVenture—and the rest of the world. In spite of hopes for an in-person event, EAA cancelled the gathering in May due to concerns and restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Not to be deterred, organizers set up the virtual “Spirit of Aviation […] The post AirVenture Lookback: 2020 appeared first on AVweb.

Dale ‘Snort' Snodgrass Reportedly Killed In Idaho Accident

Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, one of the warbird world's most respected pilots, was reportedly killed on Saturday in the crash of a Marchetti SM.109 in Lewiston, Idaho. Details remain sketchy but the crash occurred just after noon. The aircraft is a high-wing STOL design based on the Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog built by the Italian manufacturer. […] The post Dale ‘Snort' Snodgrass Reportedly Killed In Idaho Accident appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Download The Full July 2021 Issue PDF

Managing Energy Non-Towered IFR The Flick Personal Minimums? Mag Checks 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 July 2021 Issue PDF appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Camshafts

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza Damaged Camshaft Gear Teeth During climbout, pilot heard engine noise. At 6000 feet agl, engine was shut down and pilot landed at nearest airport. Engine tear down revealed approximately 12 cam gear teeth damaged on p/n 655516A. Part total time: Unknown Cessna 172M Skyhawk Premature Camshaft Wear During a 100-hour inspection, cylinder […] 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 Camshafts appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Bottlenecks In The Sky

It was a beautiful day over South Florida, perfect for my flight instructor's mission of racking up some practice approaches. I was in the right seat, acting as her safety pilot. We had chosen some non-towered airports for this practice, and were acutely aware we weren't the only people out flying this fine day. In […] 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 Bottlenecks In The Sky appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports

April 1, 2021, Augusta, Kan. Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 140 At about 1630 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing following an engine power loss. The two pilots aboard were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot-in-command reported that he was performing a practice VOR/DME-A instrument approach with a safety pilot. Shortly […] 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.

Oshkosh Or Bust

About this time each year, this magazine includes some admonishments to those planning to fly to an airshow. They can be as basic as recommending familiarity with an associated Notam or include a detailed analysis of the challenges. In either case, risk-management concepts like checking and understanding weather, and avoiding such human foibles as “get-there-itis,” […] 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 Oshkosh Or Bust appeared first on Aviation Safety.

FAA


FAA Launches Campaign to Encourage Air Traffic Controller Applications from Women, Minorities

Application window open July 30-Aug. 2.

FAA Launches "Zero Tolerance for Unruly and Dangerous Behavior" Toolkit

Digital products now available to promote safe passenger behavior and bring awareness to zero tolerance policy.

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.