What is the scope of this requirement, how do you obtain it, and who does it affect?
It seems similar to the German ZÜP.
I am going to get a PLB as I will be doing some “over the water” flying soon (mostly Balearic islands, Spain → Italy and also Canary islands). I wonder if it is a common practice (and it makes sense) to program the Mode S Address that was coded in the ELT of my SR22 into the PLB, or I should just leave it unprogrammed (in the end, it’s “Personal”).
I will use it only in the plane so maybe it’s better that should it be activated, emergency services get information of the plane… but maybe it’s not a good idea or common practice. Any insight on this?
I don’t know if it has been mentioned in EuroGA but in the summer of 2021 there was another paradropping accident in Sweden. A DHC2 with 8 parajumpers crashed soon after takeoff from Örebro (ESOE) airport with everyone onboard killed. Just as in the Umeå case, this aircraft was loaded with CG behind the aft limit.
The accident report was published today.
In summary (my translation):
“Control of the aircraft was probably lost when the wing flaps were retracted in a situation where the stick forces were high due to an abnormal elevator trim position and the aircraft was unstable due to both the trim position and the CG being behind the aft limit. The low altitude meant that control of the aircraft could not be regained.
The cause of the accident was normalisation of deviance in the operation, resulting in a safety margins too small for safe flight.”
I am to replace both tail pipes on my 182 and I am looking at Acorn Welding products (FAA PMA).
They use same Stainless Steel .035 as Cessna.
Price is significantly better.
Any experience with this company ?
Every time I flew long range this scenario was in the back of my mind. Can I crash in a controlled manner in case the engine fails…..To be honest there were times I would not have been able to do that….The IR is a safety tool in a SEP but not a passe par toutes as this unfortunate accident again shows…I admit in a Cirrus they would have survived probably? What do you think?