Flight International issue 24 - 30 March
See John Croft's blog post on As the Cro(ft) Flies titled "Cirrus chute tally: 18 activations, 30 saves" about the faults on the Cirrus SR22 rocket-powered parachute system.
Croft has added a photo and diagrams of the chute on the light aircraft which crashed in Florida last month. He says: "The pilot had pulled the chute, but the aircraft was low to the ground and spinning vertically at the time, according to an eyewitness. Both were killed".
Read a forum discussion on AirSpace about how owners of a ferry that helped rescue the passengers and crew of US Airways flight 1549 in January may file a suit against the airline to recoup recovery costs.
A newspaper reports that, in addition to financial considerations, the ferry's 83-year-old chief is frustrated by what he sees as a failure of US Airways to recognise the role his boats played in the rescue.
In our Terminal Q blog there's a post about two Florida politicians drafting legislation to grant airports immunity from state and local liabilities to deter wildlife following the ditching of the Airbus A320 into the Hudson River caused by a bird strike last month. "You don't want to put your employees in legal jeopardy for trying to keep airline passengers safe. It's just not right," says one.
See our F-15E Silent Eagle gallery on AirSpace showing the prototype, unveiled by Boeing last week. And take a look at a rather spectacular image of an Air France aircraft taking off from Turin.
It's placed in our Majesty gallery where you can see other magnificent images of airliners.