Water landing

May 16, 2008 - 8:19am

The emotional roller coaster created by September 11 has forced many companies to completely rethink their international travel options. These new travel strategies have translated into a significant increase in business aviation flying hours outside the U.S.

May 15, 2008 - 10:06am

PIPER PA-31-350, HOLLYWOOD, FLA., JAN. 1, 2002–One passenger died and four others were seriously injured when the pilot was forced to ditch into the Atlantic Ocean after declaring a minimum fuel condition to Miami Center. The flight was en route from North Eleuthera Island to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). As the pilot received a handoff to the FLL tower, he declared an emergency.

February 5, 2008 - 6:24am

Grand Aire, a Toledo, Ohio-based air-taxi company, continues to reside under a black cloud as it experienced its fifth and sixth accidents since the beginning of 2000, including one previous fatal accident. The two most recent accidents, both involving Dassault Falcon 20s on April 8, killed three pilots in one crash and seriously injured two in a second accident.

February 5, 2008 - 6:24am

Grand Aire, a Toledo, Ohio-based air-taxi company, continues to reside under a black cloud as it experienced its fifth and sixth accidents since the beginning of 2000, including one previous fatal accident. The two most recent accidents, both involving Dassault Falcon 20s on April 8, killed three pilots in one crash and seriously injured two in a second accident.

December 14, 2007 - 10:35am

The NTSB wants the FAA to emphasize the need for pilots, particularly those in single-pilot Part 135 operations, to provide “timely emergency briefings.” The Safety Board’s recommendation follows its investigation into the July 13, 2003, fatal ditching of a scheduled Part 135 Cessna 402 in the water off the Bahamas after one engine failed at 3,500 feet msl.

December 11, 2007 - 6:41am

The FAA has given its 2004 Excellence in Aviation Research Award to the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) for publishing a manual on ditching for corporate, fractional, on-demand and commuter operators.

October 15, 2007 - 6:57am

DASSAULT FALCON 20, ST. LOUIS, MO., APRIL 8, 2003–At 6:50 p.m. CDT Falcon N179GA, operated by Grand Aire Express, was destroyed when it ditched into the Mississippi River near St. Louis. The airplane was approaching Runway 30R at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) when it lost power to both engines. The Part 135 cargo flight was operating on an IFR flight plan in IMC.

October 8, 2007 - 10:39am

“One last thing. Delay taking your breath until the water reaches your waist, then follow the procedure the way we briefed,” said Survival Systems training coordinator Bobbi Lytle as we hung by a cable above the water in a big, blue “pretend” aircraft. I was strapped in the front seat with a four-point harness. At the command, “Ditching! Ditching!

October 4, 2007 - 7:26am

In response to requests from corporate aviation managers, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has compiled “Waterproof Flight Operations,” the current 664-page issue of Flight Safety Digest, which it says contains information that has not been readily available for corporate, fractional, on-demand and commuter operators.

October 2, 2007 - 12:06pm

Facts Aircrew Emergency Procedures Training has purchased Stark Survival. Aircrew training offered by Olympia, Wash.-based Facts is focused primarily on corporate aircraft emergency procedures. Stark also provides emergency training for corporate aircrews and offers fixed-wing and helicopter open-water training for ditching and underwater egress.

 
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