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March 22, 2007, 9:52 AM

The NTSB continues its investigation into the April 14 crash of a 1985 King Air 300 while being vectored in VMC to Spruce Creek Airport, a private residential airport community south of Daytona Beach, Fla.

March 22, 2007, 9:51 AM

Nearly $1 million spent on advertising began to materialize on April 26 with the launch of new TV commercials offering free introductory flight certificates from the Be A Pilot program and a $49 first lesson at more than 2,000 flight schools in the U.S. and Canada.

March 22, 2007, 9:50 AM

CESSNA 425 CONQUEST I, SAN JOSE, CALIF., MARCH 6, 2002–The NTSB concluded that the in-flight breakup of Conquest N444JV was caused “by the pilot’s loss of control, which resulted in exceeding of the design stress limits of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight structural failure.” The loss of con

March 22, 2007, 9:49 AM

The former v-p of general aviation sales and business development for Air BP, David Brinson, has formed Avian Solutions in Marshall, Va.

March 22, 2007, 9:49 AM

2003–The NTSB cited the flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the flight of Grand Aire Express’s Falcon 20 N183GA, while practicing ILS approaches in IMC with low clouds and rime ice, for causing the airplane to crash.

March 22, 2007, 9:48 AM

FlightSafety has added Learjet 35/35A and King Air 350 simulators to its training facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The FAA level-C device for the Learjet features FlightSafety’s Vital VIII daylight visual system.

March 22, 2007, 9:47 AM

Guardian Jet Center, an FBO and Avfuel dealer at Ontario International Airport, Calif., last month opened a 22,000-sq-ft hangar and adjoining 2,000-sq-ft office space.

March 22, 2007, 9:47 AM

Israel Aircraft Industries 1124 Westwind, Tocumen, Panama, July 2, 2004–Westwind N280AT, operated by Air Trek as a Part 135 air ambulance flight, crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from the Tocumen International Airport. The airplane was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.

March 22, 2007, 9:46 AM

Bombardier delivered its first corporate-owned Challenger 300 to Dean Phillips Inc., a multi-services company based in Quincy, Ill. A Bombardier customer since 1993, Dean Phillips also operates a Learjet 60. Company president Dean Phillips and his wife both have Learjet type ratings.

March 22, 2007, 9:45 AM

Gates Learjet 35A, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, July 13, 2004–Learjet N829CA, en route VFR from St. Maarten, hit the perimeter fence on approach to Runway 10 at Vance W. Amory Airport, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, sustaining substantial damage.

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