(NEWSER) – Tim McCormack, the helicopter pilot who died in a crash-landing atop a Manhattan high-rise Monday, shouldn’t have been in the air at all in that afternoon’s cloudy weather conditions, the Federal Aviation Administration says. An FAA spokeswoman says the 58-year-old was not “instrument rated,” meaning he was not legally allowed to fly when visibility under 3 miles would… Read more »
(CNN)The helicopter pilot who crashed on to the roof of a New York City building was not licensed to fly in poor weather, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the crash, law enforcement officials said.”Pilots must have an instrument rating to fly in bad weather,” an FAA spokeswoman said. “This pilot didn’t have… Read more »
Another lawsuit has been filed against Boeing, alleging the company concealed known design flaws in its 737 MAX aircraft from airlines and the public. Mary Schiavo, the former inspector general for the U.S. Transportation Department, filed the suit on behalf of a passenger who was killed in the March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed all 157… Read more »
The former inspector general for the U.S. Transportation Department has filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co. alleging the aerospace giant knew its 737 Max jet was unsafe but concealed the plane’s dangerous design flaws from airlines and the public. Mary Schiavo, the U.S. DOT’s inspector general from 1990 to 1996, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Charleston on behalf… Read more »
As the holidays approach, our thoughts (or more likely the thoughts of our college-age children on winter break) may turn to exploring the far-flung corners of the world. As your family plans its travel, you would be wise to make a list and check it twice—against the European Union list of banned carriers and the FAA list of nations which fail to meet the international safety standards of aviation. Checking these two lists may be the most important thing you do before you travel.
Okay, let’s face it, drones are fun. That is why perhaps more than a million Americans are expected to receive or buy a drone this holiday season. They can be purchased for as little as $50 for adults and kids alike, but they were not built in Santa’s workshop so it is important to remember that drones flown above 400 feet are not toys but aircraft.