Archive for August, 2015

Avoiding Midair Collisions

August 27, 2015

Although the frequency of midair collisions has seen a decrease over the past few years, there have been five in the past year that have resulted in loss of life. Last fall, an amateur-built Searey collided with a Cessna 172 in upstate New York, a Cessna 170 and a Skykits-Savannah collided in Nevada, and a Cirrus […]

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FAA Releases Pilot UAS Reports

August 22, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a new list of pilot, air traffic and citizen reports of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft (UAS). The reports cover November 13, 2014 through August 20, 2015. Because pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, the FAA wants to send a clear message that […]

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Happy National Aviation Week from your friends at SCASC!

August 17, 2015

Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur, invented the first airplane to achieve powered, sustained, heavier-than-air, controlled human flight. The Wright Flyer was first flown by Orville for a length of 120 feet in 12 seconds, at a speed of 6.8 miles per hour over the ground at Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina in December 1903. […]

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#FlySafe and FRATernize Before Your Next Flight

August 13, 2015

Every flight has some level of risk. It’s up to the airman to review that risk in advance and then develop the appropriate risk mitigation strategies. One of the best ways of doing this is by using a Flight Risk Analysis Tool or FRAT. FRATs are generally easy-to-use, visual tools that can help pilots proactively […]

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NTSB Publishes Aviation Accident Statistics

August 10, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released preliminary aviation accident statistics for 2014 that show a slight increase in fatal general aviation accidents, which increased from 222 in 2013 to 253 in 2014. The overall number of GA accidents decreased slightly from 1,224 in 2013 to 1,221 in 2014, the safety board said. Despite […]

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