Posts Tagged ‘Cirrus SR-22’

Cirrus Ordered to pay Millions in Judgement

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I feel for the family and granted I only know what the news and the NTSB website shows, but this is what stopped the production of single engine aircraft by Piper Aircraft and Cessna in the 1980’s.

As a pilot it is a shame to see corporations punished for pilot decisions. In their home state of Minnesota too.  What does it profit to punish a company that is providing revenue and jobs for the community?  The training may have been inadequate and it may not have been, but at the end of the day good pilot judgement and flying the airplane are the bottom line factors.

I once called to check weather conditions while in the air and the controller said look out the window.  In that case it was good advice, don’t fly near the storm and if it looks bad then land or go around.

AD Logs at start in 2009

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

In an effort to keep the pilot community up to date about the latest in aircraft information we will do our best to efforts to update you here as to newly issued AD’s (Airworthiness Directives) for the following:

General Aviation Aircraft, Helicopters, Experimental Aircraft, Light Sport Aircraft and other Certified Aircraft including engines and propellers.

We are working to accurately get this feed from the FAA and hope to have it be beneficial to the pilot and aircraft owner/management community.  Please give us your feedback as we roll this out during January of 2009 and forward.