Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Compliments of Avweb....

Wing Broke On Crash Skymaster

The outboard six feet of the right wing on a Cessna 337 broke off just before the aircraft crashed and killed five people in New Jersey last week. Just what effect that will have on Cessna's process to initiate an extensive wing inspection program on the aging aircraft isn't clear at this point but it's likely to come up. As AVweb reported in January, Cessna is developing a supplemental inspection document (SID) that focuses on the wing attach points of the Skymaster series. It appears the Feb. 15 failure was outboard of the strut attachment point and involved failure of the "horizontal flange of the forward spar lower cap," according to the NTSB preliminary report. The report says the failure occurred as the aircraft pitched up after a high-speed, low-altitude flyby at Monmouth County Executive Airport. The aircraft had STC'd tip tanks and had taken on 90 gallons of fuel prior to the flight.

The pilot, a 45-year-old ATP, was in the right seat while his Polish private pilot friend was in the left. Another adult, a 14-year-old boy and a six-year-old boy were on board. The accident happened about four minutes into the flight. Relatives of those on board were on the ground watching. The NTSB says the wing section, which included the aileron, was found on the runway, about 633 feet from the main wreckage, and showed signs of going through the rear propeller.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Commercial Vehicle Escort Service Insurance

If you are a commercial vehicle escort service check out Randy Reads site which covers things you need to know. If you need insurance for your pilot vehicles, give us a call we can quote through out the United States. Rates are very good.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Grassroots Grant avialable

Last Call: $50,000 In Grassroots Grants Available From BoatU.S. Foundation

February 28th Deadline to Apply Quickly Approaches

Annapolis, Md., February 16, 2010 - The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has a great way for your local nonprofit boating organization to help keep our waterways safe and clean -- but time is running out. The Foundation's Grassroots Grant program offers individual grants of up to $4,000 for boating safety and clean water projects. However, to have a chance at funding, organizations need to apply by the February 28th deadline. A total of $50,000 is available for this year.

In the last 22 years, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million to organizations that have developed creative projects to promote safe and clean boating on their local waterways. Some of the past projects include producing movie theatre public service announcements, flying a blimp with safety messages above popular boating spots, producing radio public service announcements and installing signs at boat ramps highlighting the threat of invasive species.

Groups interested in applying for one or more Grassroots Grants may go to www.BoatUS.com/Foundation/Grants to look at previous grant projects and photos, review current guidelines and frequently asked questions, and to apply online. You may also sign up for a free Foundation e-newsletter that will let you be the first to know about any upcoming grant programs and deadlines.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Nice to see an aircraft (the only aircraft) at the Seattle boat show. Nice looking Glasair Sportsman on amphibs.

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Any size boat you might want.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Sealegs. Shore power for your boat.

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Enough power?

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Amphibious boat.

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Seattle....what can I say?