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  • Seaplane Crashes on Inaugural Flight in China, Killing 5

    07/20/2016 11:42:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    abc ^ | 07/20/2016
    The Cessna 208B, operated by Joy Air General Air, was carrying two crew members and eight invited guests, mostly government workers and local journalists, according to local media. ... The seaplane took off from Jinshan in suburban Shanghai and was bound for the Zhoushan islands, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) to the south. The route is designed for tourists and sightseers who want to escape to the islands from sprawling Shanghai. Local journalists were invited to tour the seaplane before its takeoff, and some of them boarded the aircraft for the subsequent flight along with local officials. Wednesday's flight appeared...
  • NASA Completes Its Third Cessna Crash Test

    08/27/2015 6:49:49 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 34 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/28/2015 | Atherton
    NASA Completes Its Third Cessna Crash Test. Popular Science (8/26, Atherton) reports on Wednesday’s crash test of a Cessna aircraft by NASA as part of a study to try to improve emergency location transmitters (ELTs). This third test involved “a tail-first crash into soil, which flipped the plane but didn’t crush it in on its crash-test-dummy occupants so much.”
  • Cessna plane crashes in North Korea last week

    07/26/2015 5:18:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/23 | Kim Kwang-tae
    Cessna plane crashes in North Korea last week 2015/07/23 14:44 By Kim Kwang-tae SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) -- A small North Korean plane, the same type of plane used by leader Kim Jong-un, has crashed, an official said Thursday. The Cessna went down near the eastern port city of Wonsan, home to Kim's special villa, on July 15, said the South Korean official familiar with the issue. The crash was confirmed with intelligence assets of South Korea and the U.S., she said, without elaborating on the assets or the Cessna model. She did not provide any further details of whether...
  • F-16, Small Plane Involved in Midair Collision Over South Carolina, FAA Says

    07/07/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    ABC ^ | 07/07/2015 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A military fighter jet crashed into a Cessna flight midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina this morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The condition of the pilots of the planes is unknown at this time. There have been no reports confirming any other passengers. In a statement, the FAA said the collision involved a Cessna C 150 and an F-16 fighter aircraft at around 11 a.m. A defense department official confirmed to ABC News that the pilot of the F-16 ejected safely. The plane and pilot came from Shaw Air Force Base, roughly 100 miles north...
  • Plane crash at local airport injures two

    05/18/2014 8:48:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Two people aboard a Cessna 500 — a two-seater aircraft — were injured in a 10 a.m. accident at the joint Libby Army Airfield and and Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, according to a post spokeswoman. Both individuals were transported to medical facilities for treatment, with one being flown to a Tucson hospital and the other taken by ground transportation to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, fort media relations officer Tanja Linton said. Their names and conditions were not available. Michelle Fidler, spokeswoman for the National Park Service Intermountain Region, said Ponderosa Aviation in Safford has a...
  • Part Two Images [ok, no kidding. blownup images prove ABC is in tank dunking Fuddy for Bammy]

    03/06/2014 9:11:00 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 275 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 03-05-14 | Butterdezillion
    These are the new images I've got, to go with the second of my youtubes, which is posted at In the first youtube we looked at what could be seen above the water in the video. In this new video I show footage of some more that is above water but also some that is underwater. The images on my blog are clearer than what shows on youtube, so even if you see the youtube (which I recommend, because it explains what you're seeing and gives other links as well) you might want to look at the stills to...
  • Josh Lang's Photos of the Fuddy Crash Are Not the Same Plane

    02/23/2014 3:09:07 PM PST · by butterdezillion · 821 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 2-23-14 | Butterdezillion
    The photos of the Loretta Fuddy Cessna crash that Josh Lang provided to the media? They weren't of the same plane. The plane that crashed with Fuddy in it had a window between the door and the tail; Lang's photos don't. (I've got photos at my blog and in the first post I'll post them so you can compare the 2 planes) Lang apparently had photos of a DIFFERENT plane ditching in the water and gave them to the media, claiming they were of this crash, and apparently the media didn't check out the genuineness of the photos... Now why...
  • New details about the epic B-52 mission to rescue a Cessna in Alaska

    12/26/2013 8:48:58 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 47 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Dec 26 2013 | David Cenciotti
    As we reported few weeks ago, on Nov. 10, two B-52s, launched from Minot and Barksdale AFB for a training mission, flew hundreds of miles off course to give assistance to a Cessna plane that had lost radio contact with Anchorage Air Traffic Control Center in bad weather, over Alaska. While all the details about the successful rescue mission were released by the U.S. Air Force and can be found here, little was known about the mission the two Buffs were flying when they received the distress call. But, since then, we gathered some more information. The two B52s that...
  • The Scorpion’s wind of change

    12/13/2013 12:03:19 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Flight Global Blogs ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Craig Hoyle
    Well done to Textron AirLand, which has completed the first flight of its (let’s be kind) “unique-looking” Scorpion light strike aircraft. Stephen Trimble’s report into the design’s 12 December debut reveals an expected unit cost of less than $20 million, discussions with at least two potential military customers, and the possibility of producing the aircraft in an unmanned configuration. Do we think the Scorpion will be a game-changer? Most likely not in the manned counter-insurgency segment: this is a model which could satisfy a niche requirement for most optimistically a small number of users. The prospect of a twin-jet unmanned...
  • History of Hawaii Cessna accidents

    12/13/2013 4:45:39 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2013 8:44 PM PST | Rick Daysog
    The deadly plane crash off of Molokai was the second in less than two months involving the same model of aircraft in Hawaii. [....] According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there have been a total of six accidents involving Cessna Caravans in Hawaii since 1992. but the Makani Kai crash was the only deadly one.
  • "No Future" For Cessna Skycatcher: CEO Scott Ernest

    10/22/2013 4:26:49 PM PDT · by taildragger · 48 replies
    AVweb ^ | October 22, 2013 | Glenn Pew
    Cessna CEO Scott Ernest told aviation media at NBAA 2013 in Las Vegas the company's made-in-China S-LSA Skycatcher has "no future" but he didn't have much to say about it other than that.
  • PICTURES: Cessna parent Textron pushes new strike jet

    09/16/2013 9:33:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Flight International ^ | 09/16/2013 | DOMINIC PERRY
    PICTURES: Cessna parent Textron pushes new strike jet Ground testing is under way of an all-new jet-powered tactical strike aircraft designed to perform “lower-threat battlefield and homeland security missions” pitched at cash-strapped militaries across the globe. Cessna parent Textron has teamed with AirLand Enterprises, forming a joint venutre, Textron AirLand, to develop the Scorpion, with first flight anticipated later this year, it says. Textron Development work on the programme started in January 2012 with the aiming building the “world’s most affordable tactical jet aircraft”, says Textron chairman and chief executive Scott Donnelly. “We relied on commercial best practices to develop...
  • Cessna contracts with China company to build jets

    11/15/2012 10:22:27 AM PST · by crosshairs · 8 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/15/12 | Molly McMillin
    Cessna Aircraft has signed a contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. (CAIGA) to form a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets in China for the Chinese market. Cessna’s relationship with CAIGA “taps into what is expected to be the highest growth aviation market during the coming decade,” Cessna said in a statement. Formation of the company is subject to various government approvals. “It’s so exciting,” Cessna spokeswoman Stephanie Harder said of the agreement. Currently she said no Citation XLS+ airplanes operate in China. Cessna remains close to signing a similar arrangement...
  • Police release Charles Bishop suicide note (15 yr old Tampa plane suicide, Osama sympathizer)

    02/06/2002 10:05:38 AM PST · by Registered · 196 replies · 1,664+ views
    ap yahoo news ^ | 02.06.02 | AP
      1-5-01 Kid didn't know it was '02 yet. I have prepared this statement in regards to the act I am about to commit. First of all, Osama bin Laden is absolutely justified in the terror he has caused on 9-11. He has brought a mighty nation to its knees! God blesses him and the others who helped make September 11th happen. The U.S. will have to face the consequences for its horrific actions against the Palestinian people and (illegible, could be Iraq?) by its allegiance with the monstrous Israelis who want nothing short of world domination! You will ...
  • NetJets' Chairman David Sokol Resigns (more Berkshire Hathaway fallout)

    04/04/2011 11:23:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies
    AvWeek ^ | 4/3/11 | Garvey
    The surprise announcement yesterday that NetJets Chairman David Sokol had resigned from Berkshire Hathaway under a cloud of insider trading suspicion produced smiles of satisfaction among many general aviation leaders. When the word of Sokol’s sudden exit spread during a dinner at the Sun ‘n Fun airshow in Lakeland, Fla., last night, one general aviation manufacturing CEO said, “There’s celebrating going on in Wichita and Savannah today.” Sokol cancelled orders for hundreds of business jets built by Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft, both based in Wichita, Kan., and Gulfstream, which is headquartered in Savannah, Ga. He said he did so to...
  • Workforce Center Prepares For Cessna Layoffs

    09/22/2010 11:28:25 AM PDT · by Bell407Pilot · 21 replies · 1+ views
    KAKE News ^ | 9/22/10 | Stephanie Diffin
    Cessna's announcement regarding 700 layoffs comes after months of tapering unemployment in Wichita. The regional Workforce Center says it hasn't recorded layoffs in the hundreds for months, and didn't expect anymore bulk job cuts as a result of this recession. But now, the center's gearing up to assist hundreds who are about to need help finding jobs. "It's draining emotionally, you know," said one Cessna worker who was recently called back to work after getting laid off months ago. "I had to make a whole lot of changes in my life and my family."
  • Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud

    03/19/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 662+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HASSAN NEMAZEE pleaded guilty today to charges of defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), and a longtime friend and business associate of a total of more than $290 million in loan proceeds. NEMAZEE entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court. According to the superseding Information, filed today, to...
  • Plane stolen from Boundary County Airport [IDAHO]

    09/29/2009 11:53:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2,530+ views ^ | Posted: Sep 29, 2009 12:08 PM;Updated: Sep 29, 2009 6:45 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "SPOKANE -- Authorities in North Idaho are reporting that sometime early Tuesday morning a small airplane was stolen from the Boundary County Airport. The Boundary County Sheriff confirms they received a report regarding the theft of a 2005 Cessna T182T aircraft around 7 AM Tuesday morning. The aircraft, with tail number N2183P, is a white and blue fixed wing single engine aircraft. It is believed the aircraft was taken from the airport around 5:45 Tuesday. They're not sure in what direction the plane was flown from the airport." SNIPPET: "Authorities are working to confirm if the theft is related...
  • L.A. teenager who flew single-engine plane across the country lands in Compton

    07/12/2009 10:56:26 AM PDT · by thecodont · 133 replies · 1,998+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | July 12, 2009 | My-Thuan Tran
    A 15-year-old Los Angeles girl who navigated a single-engine Cessna through thunderstorms in Texas and took in breathtaking aerial views of Arizona's sunsets landed her plane to cheering crowds at Compton Woodley Airport on Saturday. She is believed to be the youngest African American female pilot to fly solo across the country. Kimberly Anyadike took off from Compton 13 days ago with an adult safety pilot and Levi Thornhill, an 87-year-old who served with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. They flew to Newport News, Va., making about a dozen stops along the way. Anyadike learned to fly a...
  • Facing a long slump, Cessna plans more cuts

    06/05/2009 5:50:21 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 3 replies · 403+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 06/05/09 | MOLLY MCMILLIN
    Cessna Aircraft will have another round of job cuts as it grapples with economic uncertainty and a deteriorating business jet market, CEO and president Jack Pelton told employees in a memo Thursday. The company didn't say how many jobs will be lost. Sixty-day layoff notices are expected to be issued by June 19, and employees have until Tuesday to apply for voluntary layoffs. "The industry continues to struggle as the economic recovery remains very slow and the negative perception surrounding business jets creates a battle to keep our customers sold," Pelton said. The layoffs will be in addition to 6,900...
  • GM to move car manufacturing to China

    05/31/2009 8:39:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 74 replies · 4,304+ views
    Fox News Channel | 5/31/09
    <p>Congressman McCotter was interviewed this morning on FOX regarding the GM pre-programmed bankruptcy. I was interested that learn that GM car manufacturing will be moved to China, where impressive vehicles like Le Car! will be made and then shipped-back to the US for purchase by reluctant consumers. McCotter noted that not only is this bankruptcy a gift to the UAW, but also a victory for the EnviroNazis who will at last force Americans to buy the small, dangerous, lawnmowers-with-4- seats they have demanded for years.</p>
  • Stolen Cessna's Pilot Captured by Fighter Jets

    04/06/2009 9:58:38 PM PDT · by cricket · 49 replies · 2,058+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 6,2009 | By PIERRE THOMAS and LUIS MARTINEZ
    'Pilot Took Off Running After Landing Plane' (Turkish born. . .third paragraph discloses his name) A pilot who allegedly stole a Cessna plane from a Canadian flight school and was pursued for hours across the Midwest by fighter jets, was taken into custody after he landed on a Missouri highway late today and took off running, an FBI spokesman said. [. . .] A college official told a local newspaper that it was believed the pilot was not a student at the school. [. . .] "Apparently, somebody jumped over the fence and just jumped into an aircraft," Judi Maundrell,...

    04/06/2009 7:43:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 157 replies · 8,331+ views
    NORTHLAND NEWS ^ | Story Published: Apr 6, 2009 at 9:30 PM CDT;Story Updated: Apr 6, 2009 at 9:30 PM CDT | n/a SNIPPET: "A stolen airplane from Thunder Bay, Ontario that had U.S. defense Officials on high alert throughout Monday, landed on a Missouri highway." MULTIMEDIA WATCH THE VIDEO SNIPPET: "Spokespeople say a student at a flight school stole the aircraft and took off. The plane continued to fly towards Madison and that's when two F-16 fighter jets fighter intercepted the stolen Cessna"
  • F-16s following stolen plane

    04/06/2009 5:47:39 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 20 replies · 1,441+ views
    The Chicgo Tribune ^ | April 6, 2009 | ROBERT IMRIE
    WAUSAU, Wis. - Two F-16 fighters were dispatched over Wisconsin Monday to track a single-engine plane that was believed stolen in Canada by a student pilot, authorities said. The incident caused the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison to be evacuated as a precaution.
  • F-16s Pursue Cessna Stolen by Flight Student - Plane Could Be Shot Down If Deemed a Threat

    04/06/2009 7:17:48 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 48 replies · 3,416+ views
    Over the skies of the Midwest, two F-16 fighter jets are escorting a private Cessna 172 aircraft stolen from a flight school in Ontario, Canada, whose pilot has been unresponsive to multiple requests that he establish communications with ground controllers. The plane entered American airspace over Michigan's Upper Peninsula at 3:25 p.m. today and has been trailed by the military aircraft since 4:43 p.m. as it has flown over Minnesota, south through Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. The aircraft went past St. Louis flew south over eastern Missouri towards Arkansas. At one point, the Wisconsin state capitol building in Madison was...
  • Boise Cessna hijacked in Mexico gone for good

    04/04/2009 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Domandred · 31 replies · 2,025+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 4/4/09 | Patrick Orr
    The last time Patrick Moroney saw his Cessna Stationair 206, it was flying away from a rural airstrip in Mulege, Mexico - hijacked by gun-toting drug runners who left him and his stunned family abandoned beside a burning car. -- SNIP -- there was no way I am getting my family out of this plane with a propeller moving. -- SNIP -- They told me I was going to die -- SNIP -- Kim Moroney called then-U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's staffers. They promised to help but nothing happened. But less than two hours after her initial conversation with one of...
  • Second Skycatcher Prototype Crashes (kiss this Cessna LSA goodbye)

    03/23/2009 6:51:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies · 2,292+ views
    Avweb ^ | 3/23/09
    A Cessna spokesman says the company may have to reconsider the delivery schedule for the 162 Skycatcher after the second crash of a prototype Thursday. The pilot, who was doing unspecified flight test maneuvers, pulled the ballistic parachute, which deployed and he was uninjured in the incident. Photos show the aircraft ended up inverted, likely because the parachute pulled it along the ground. The crash aircraft was the only flying example of the 162 after September crash destroyed the first prototype. Deliveries were to begin later this year, but Bob Stangarone, Cessna's vice president of corporate communications, told the Wichita...
  • Test plane crashes; pilot unhurt (second Cessna "Flycatcher" test plane LSA crashes)

    03/20/2009 1:02:51 PM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 1,624+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 3/20/09 | Hodgin
    North of El Dorado, a Cessna SkyCatcher crashed onto private property Thursday morning. There were no injuries to the pilot. Cessna furloughs could begin as early as April EL DORADO - A Cessna SkyCatcher crashed Thursday onto private property north of El Dorado in Butler County. The pilot walked away from the plane, which was upside down in a ditch, but was taken to a hospital as a precaution, said Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy. No passengers were on board. The pilot was conducting a flight test of the two-seat SkyCatcher, which is slated to enter the market this year,...
  • Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft ads challenge criticism of corporate plane use (Made in USA)

    02/16/2009 6:15:18 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies · 1,034+ views
    Banks got lambasted for their corporate jets after receiving government money. Congress and the public scourged auto executives for flying their private planes to Washington to beg for cash. Now, Wichita, Kan.-based planemakers Cessna Aircraft Co. and Hawker Beechcraft Corp. are launching marketing campaigns to convince executives not to let their wings be clipped. "Timidity didn't get you this far," the Cessna ad reads, adding that "true visionaries will continue to fly." Support needs to be given to businesses that have the "good judgment and courage" to use corporate planes not only to survive the recession but also to find...
  • Cessna Fights Back Against the Democrat Assault on Private Aviation (Obama's stupidity exposed)

    02/13/2009 3:24:31 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 56 replies · 2,323+ views ^ | 2/12/09 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. This is, let's see, Brad Sherman (Democrat-California) interviewing -- or interrogating -- the bank CEOs yesterday as part of the House Financial Services Committee hearing. SHERMAN: I'd like you to raise your hand if your company currently owns or leases a private plane. Let the record show all the hands, uh, went up except, uh, for the, uh, gentleman from, uh, Goldman Sachs. Gentlemen, we know that it is extremely expensive to operate these planes, that you could sell them and generate capital for your company and that capital could...
  • Cessna Launches Campaign to Counter Business Aircraft Misinformation

    02/12/2009 11:07:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 890+ views
    Cessna ^ | February 11, 2009 | News Release
    WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 11, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced a new initiative to address misinformation on the business use of general aviation aircraft and to provide a more accurate picture of the value of business aircraft as a resource that makes companies more competitive... Full articleAd (PDF)More about the campaign
  • Cessna for Sale?

    02/11/2009 8:24:59 AM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies · 732+ views
    AVWEB ^ | 2/11/09
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that Textron CEO Lewis Campbell told an investment conference on Tuesday that the corporation may have to sell either Cessna or Bell Helicopter to cover losses by its financial arm. Campbell told a Barclays Capital conference in Miami Beach that the company needs to raise $1 billion in the first of this year and that means one of the aviation units could be put on the block. Which will go will likely depend on which has the most perceived value. Both companies are cutting back in the face of decreased demand. Cessna has announced...
  • Cessna Increases Job Cuts To 4,000 In Wichita, 4,600 Overall (Obama's Fault)

    01/29/2009 1:30:00 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 14 replies · 526+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 29, 2009 | Molly McMillin
    Cessna Aircraft has significantly increased the number of jobs it will cut. It now expects to reduce its work force by 30 percent _ a total of 4,600 people systemwide. That's up from the previously announced 2,660 job cuts as customers cancel and defer orders.
  • Prototype (Cessna) SkyCatcher's Loss Complicated by BRS Deployment Failure

    09/25/2008 4:55:05 AM PDT · by gridlock · 23 replies · 1,826+ views
    Aero-News.Net ^ | 9/24/08 | Aero-News
    Airframe Chute's Failure Forces Real-Live Bail-Out... ANN has learned sume surprising details surrounding the recent loss of a non-conforming flying prototype of the Cessna SkyCatcher LSA during exclusive conversations with personnel from Cessna Aircraft and BRS Parachutes. Cessna's prototype Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft crashed thursday afternoon near Douglass, KS on what was described as a routine test flight, but a Cessna spokesperson now describes as an extensive evaluation of the aircraft's smpin matrix... this particular test being devoted to "Full-Power, cross-controlled spins." (snip) Cessna has been pretty open adn up-front with the matter, at least to the extend...
  • (Cessna) Skycatcher Prototype Crashes

    09/18/2008 1:55:37 PM PDT · by pabianice · 74 replies · 2,920+ views
    AvWeb ^ | 9/18/08 | Niles
    Federal investigators are on their way to Douglass, Kansas to investigate the crash of a Cessna Skycatcher LSA prototype Thursday. The pilot of the test aircraft was able to parachute to safety and was reportedly taken to hospital with minor injuries. Cessna media relations personnel were unable to immediately respond to AVweb's request for more detailed information, but KAKE Television is reporting the aircraft crashed into a treeline near the boundary of Butler and Cowley Counties. The television station is quoting witnesses as saying they heard a loud pop and then saw sparks and the plane spiraling down. The pilot...
  • Cessna's New Plane to Be Built in China

    11/29/2007 8:46:29 AM PST · by charles m · 48 replies · 119+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/28/07 | J. LYNN LUNSFORD
    Textron Inc.'s Cessna Aircraft Co. will become the first U.S. manufacturer to turn over complete production of an airplane to a Chinese partner, a move intended to cut production costs and foster a nascent private-aviation market in China. Cessna officials said China's state-owned Shenyang Aircraft Corp. will build the new Cessna 162 SkyCatcher at its factory in Shenyang, China. The planned single-engine, two-seat airplane will be the smallest in Cessna's product line. It is designed for training and what is known as the light-sport market, for recreational fliers. Cessna hopes manufacturing in China will help keep the price of the...
  • Cessna to assemble SkyCatcher in China

    11/28/2007 9:27:15 AM PST · by Freeport · 112 replies · 528+ views ^ | 28/11/07 | Siva Govindasamy
    Cessna has become the latest airframe manufacturer to tap into China's growing aircraft production expertise, with the US airframer picking AVIC I subsidiary Shenyang Aircraft to assemble its new Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft (LSA). Under the terms of the agreement, Shenyang will be responsible for aircraft assembly and Cessna will provide on-site personnel to oversee manufacturing, quality assurance and technical design. Cessna will design the aircraft and handle American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) compliance work, and be responsible for sales, distribution, customer service and warranty administration.
  • FAA reviewing football fly-over

    11/05/2007 4:33:19 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 48 replies · 140+ views ^ | 11/4/07 | MARK PRICE
    A 17-year-old Hopewell High student was apparently acting on a dare when he did a fly-over prank at a Hopewell High football game Friday, at one point dipping below the stadium lights. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said Sunday that the teen pilot and two teen passengers flew the length of the field three times around 8 p.m. The plane reportedly came within feet of a flag pole. On the final pass, a pair of tennis shoes and a football dropped from the single-engine Cessna 172 into the end zone, officials said. The pilot, who apparently broke multiple federal aviation laws, is...
  • Cessna unveils SkyCatcher details

    07/23/2007 2:07:32 PM PDT · by Domandred · 70 replies · 4,817+ views
    Witchita Business Jourlan ^ | 7/23/07 | Ken Vandruff
    The Model 162 SkyCatcher will be Cessna Aircraft Co.'s entry in the Light Sport Aircraft category. Cessna made the announcement and rolled out a full-scale mockup Sunday during the opening day of the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention in Oshkosh, Wis. The two-seat airplane has an initial price of $109,500 for the first 1,000 airplanes ordered, then the price will be $111,500. Keeping the airplane in the $100,000 range was one of the goals set by Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO, during the program's development. Cessna announced its LSA program during the 2006 EAA convention and has been...
  • Cessna rattled by Boeing plane's wake

    11/28/2006 12:58:03 PM PST · by skeptoid · 30 replies · 889+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | November 28, 2006 | JAMES WALLACE
    It's big, it's ugly and it nearly took out a small plane that got too close. The Boeing Co.'s Large Cargo Freighter, a modified 747 that will be used to ferry sections of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, left a wake vortex so powerful that it apparently sent the small plane plunging toward the earth as it prepared to land at Boeing Field. The single-engine Cessna was being flown by a student pilot, but an instructor took over and regained control, avoiding a crash. By then, however, the Cessna was below the level of the booms of the cranes that are used...
  • Small plane lands safely on Raleigh highway

    07/12/2006 10:51:29 AM PDT · by cf_river_rat · 6 replies · 468+ views
    AP ^ | 7/12/06 | not credited
    RALEIGH, N.C. A small aircraft landed on a highway on Raleigh's north side this afternoon, tying up traffic but apparently without causing any injuries. Pilot Paul Hesse tells The Associated Press that the plane's engine began acting up and he had to land immediately. One lane of traffic is closed at this hour on Interstate 540 as authorities try to get the Cessna off the shoulder of the highway. The single-engine plane is registered to Empire Aviation in Durham, where Hesse is an instructor. Hesse says he's unhurt and the plane is fine, although "the engine's toast" and it will...
  • Cessna 172 Turns 50!!!

    06/25/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT · by GoldCountryRedneck · 29 replies · 582+ views
    Cessna's Model 172 has taught and shaped the careers of thousands of pilots for 50 years. The list of superlatives affixed to the 172 refers to manufacturing numbers and hours amassed rather than sexier terms like "fastest" or "prettiest." It is truly an unsung hero of general aviation airplanes. It's hard to believe that the design is 50 years old and, following the darkest days of the industry, has evolved into what is now among the more advanced single-engine airplanes in the sky.19562006
  • Pilot Killed In LI Plane Crash Was On First Flight

    10/25/2005 8:42:05 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 1,254+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Oct 25, 2005 7:14 am US/Eastern
    EAST HAMPTON, Long Island The plane that crashed in East Hampton, Long Island over the weekend had been bought in Georgia and was being flown home to Nantucket, Massachussetts. The pilot - 50-year-old William Holdgate of Nantucket was killed in the crash Sunday afternoon in the middle of East Hampton. His family says Holdgate bought the twin-engine Cessna 411 several months ago and had traveled to Georiga to fly it home. Holdgate owned a construction company in Nantucket and had been a pilot for about ten years. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board says they found a three...
  • Textron to Lay Off 1,200 Cessna Workers (March 20, 2003)

    03/20/2003 11:27:31 AM PST · by Willie Green · 40 replies · 630+ views
    The Springfield News Sun ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2003 | ELIZABETH ZUCKERMAN - Associated Press Writer
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)--Textron Inc. will lay off 1,200 employees in its Cessna Aircraft unit, citing a reduction in the order placed by one of its two major business jet customers and worldwide economic concerns. The company also announced Thursday that it will be reducing its earnings projections for the year, but gave no specific dollar figure. Textron said the layoffs will be concentrated at Cessna's Wichita, Kan., headquarters, where 9,200 are employed. The layoffs also will affect a Cessna facility in Columbus, Ohio, that employs 400 workers; a Cessna facility in...
  • Passengers tattle on pilot after ride in stolen jet

    10/13/2005 2:12:10 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 66 replies · 1,898+ views
    Excerpt - Imagine taking a joyride with five friends — a fine trip, covering 400 or so miles, the sort of nighttime jaunt where the lights of towns and cities below twinkle like diamonds tossed across black velvet. Then imagine that trip coming to a rude conclusion when your five fellow travelers finger you as the guy who stole that ride, a $7 million Cessna Citation VII. That's the situation facing Daniel Andrew Wolcott of Buford. Police arrested him Wednesday and charged him with taking the airplane, boosted from St. Augustine, Fla., last weekend and flown to Gwinnett County Airport/Briscoe...
  • Cessna crash kills one near Teterboro

    09/02/2005 9:30:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 265+ views
    AP ^ | September 2, 2005
    One person was killed when a small plane crashed Friday evening near Teterboro Airport shortly after the pilot radioed that he was running low on fuel, authorities said. Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which operates the airport, said a small Cessna struck the South Hackensack Post Office building on Huyler Street.
  • FBI acknowledges plane circling Indiana town, looking for signs of terrorist connections

    02/28/2003 10:05:26 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 35 replies · 593+ views | 2/28/03 11:21 am | The Associated Press
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- An airplane that raised questions in this college town is being used by the FBI to monitor people who might have terrorist connections, agency officials acknowledged. The FBI denied knowledge of the plane earlier this week after aviation officials disclosed that the aircraft was conducting law enforcement surveillance. Agent Thomas V. Fuentes said the FBI issued the denial because a reporter asked if the airplane is doing electronic surveillance, which it is not. Fuentes and agent James H. Davis said the FBI is not aware of any threat to Bloomington or the state, but is watching...
  • F-16s Escort Plane After Shuttle Launch Security Breach

    07/26/2005 12:13:25 PM PDT · by Sax · 9 replies · 923+ views
    WKMG ^ | 7/26/05 |
    F-16s Escort Plane After Shuttle Launch Security Breach POSTED: 2:19 pm EDT July 26, 2005 UPDATED: 2:29 pm EDT July 26, 2005 Several F-16 fighter jets patrolling the skies above the Kennedy Space Center were scrambled when a small plane violated restricted air space near the shuttle launch pad. F-16 Falcon. Florida Today image. The fighter jets escorted the Cessna plane to Lake County, Fla., where it landed without further incident, according to reports. The F-16 fighter jets patrolling the shuttle were from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. It is not known if the pilot will face charges...
  • Hillary and Chuck Take Notice

    06/28/2005 6:07:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 855+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2005
    <p>Sen. Chuck Schumer's weekly Sunday press conferences often seem designed more to promote Chuck Schumer than to shed light on any truly dire situation in need of urgent attention.</p> <p>Last weekend's briefing, though, was notably different.</p> <p>Following a number of stories in The Post last week that highlighted the porous nature of small-airport security, Schumer called for heightened federal scrutiny over small airports.</p>
  • Suspect charged after alleged drunken ride in stolen plane

    06/22/2005 2:06:11 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 59 replies · 998+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | June 22, 2005 | AP
    (Harrison, N.Y.-AP, June 22, 2005 2:25 PM) _ An 20-year-old man, allegedly intoxicated, is under arrest after allegedly stealing a small plane in Connecticut. The man took two friends on a three-hour joyride early this morning that somehow ended with a safe landing at a darkened Westchester County Airport. County Executive Andrew Spano says that when an airport security car met the four-seat Cessna at 4:15 a.m. and the plane doors opened, a significant number of beer cans spilled to the ground. Police say the plane's 20-year-old "pilot," Philippe Patricio, of Bethel, Connecticut, was arrested with a blood alcohol level...