Jay Maynard's Blog – April 2009 Archive (2)

First real result of the NTSB report

I was scheduled for a CFI-SP checkride tomorrow. I'm all ready for it. I've been boning up on all the stuff for the oral exam, which is reported to be a bear.



The DPE who I'd scheduled the ride with told me she wasn't comfortable flying in a Zodiac, and postponed the ride until the issue is better understood at minimum, and ideally resolved.



I understand and respect her decision.



I'm still annoyed, not at her, but at the whole situation. I've spent 6 months… Continue

Added by Jay Maynard on April 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

NTSB recommends grounding US 601XLs

According to an NTSB press release:



Washington, DC - The National Transportation Safety Board today issued an urgent safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in which it asked the agency to prohibit further flight of a type of a small airplane that has been involved in six in-flight structural breakups since 2006. The recommendations apply to the Zodiac CH-601XL, a low-wing, fixed-gear,…
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Added by Jay Maynard on April 14, 2009 at 5:42pm — 12 Comments

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