Instrument flight rules

May 1, 2008 - 12:59pm

The FAA’s proposal to reduce airline delays by imposing peak-period pricing to reduce congestion at busy airports is a “bad idea with no positive consequences and the limitless possibility of unintended negative consequences,” according to NBAA.

April 25, 2008 - 5:32am

On March 29, 2001 a series of operational and instrument approach procedural errors led to the crash of N303GA, a Gulfstream III, just 2,400 ft short of the approach end of Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE)’s Runway 15 while attempting to complete the VOR/DME C circling approach. Eighteen people, including three crewmembers lost their lives in the accident.

April 16, 2008 - 6:16am

The NTSB recently released its final report on the airplane crash that killed Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan, his son Randy Carnahan (the pilot of the aircraft) and campaign aide Chris Sifford.

February 5, 2008 - 5:44am

Cessna 501, Carey, Idaho, March 15, 2003–The Citation I/SP was destroyed at approximately 2:25 p.m. MST when it hit terrain following an uncontrolled descent near Carey, Idaho. N70FJ was registered to Dancing Wind Aviation of Livingston, Mont., and was being flown by the ATP-rated pilot. The pilot and both passengers were killed in the personal cross-country flight operated under Part 91.

February 5, 2008 - 5:44am

Cessna 501, Carey, Idaho, March 15, 2003–The Citation I/SP was destroyed at approximately 2:25 p.m. MST when it hit terrain following an uncontrolled descent near Carey, Idaho. N70FJ was registered to Dancing Wind Aviation of Livingston, Mont., and was being flown by the ATP-rated pilot. The pilot and both passengers were killed in the personal cross-country flight operated under Part 91.

January 30, 2008 - 10:06am

If international flight operations were complicated after 9/11, they are certain to become even more difficult now in view of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. Ironically enough, the conflict began during the middle of NBAA’s 30th International Operators Conference (IOC), held in Colorado Springs, Colo. in mid-March, just a stone’s throw away from the massive Cheyenne Mountain headquarters of NORAD.

January 30, 2008 - 10:06am

If international flight operations were complicated after 9/11, they are certain to become even more difficult now in view of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. Ironically enough, the conflict began during the middle of NBAA’s 30th International Operators Conference (IOC), held in Colorado Springs, Colo. in mid-March, just a stone’s throw away from the massive Cheyenne Mountain headquarters of NORAD.

January 16, 2008 - 9:17am

CESSNA 208B, MANTEO, N.C., DEC. 25, 2002–At about 1 a.m. EST Cessna N1122Y, registered to Avion Capital Corp. and operated by Telford Aviation, crashed into Croatan Sound near Manteo. The aircraft was in IMC on an instrument flight plan. The ATP-rated pilot was killed and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The flight departed Elizabeth City, N.C., about 25 minutes before the accident occurred.

January 11, 2008 - 4:37am

Instead of relaxing in front of a warm fire inside a cozy Colorado mountain lodge this winter, some pilots are sitting at home in front of their computer monitors, hot under the collar. Most pilots realize that managing seasonal air traffic into ski country is like funneling an L.A.

December 19, 2007 - 2:11pm

CESSNA CARAVAN 208B, ROCKFORD, ILL., DEC. 17, 2002–Caravan N277PM crashed on a night ILS approach to Runway 7 at the Greater Rockford Airport (RFD) following a loss of control. The pilot was killed and the airplane was destroyed. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during the approach.

 
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