News Listings for Cessna 207

  • Working Week: Brock Barrett, former captain on a mercy mission

    News | 16 Mar 2010 15:00

    Former US Army captain Brock Barrett left military service for a life as an insurance agent, but his Christian drive to help others led to missionary flights and support as chairman of Air Calvary
  • Capstone credit

    News | 12 Nov 2002 00:00

    <p>The US Federal Aviation Administration's Capstone free-flight technology demonstration in Alaska is being credited with saving the pilot of a crashed Cessna 207. The aircraft's automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast track was used to locate its last known position after the emergency locator transmitter failed to trigger.</p>
  • Beating the odds

    News | 24 Oct 2000 00:00

    With its poor safety record, Alaska is an ideal place to test new navigation and situational awareness technology Chris Kjelgaard/BETHEL, ALASKA <p>As far north as Helsinki, as far west as Hawaii and a 3h jet flight from the nearest large urban centre, Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage, is as remote as any community of its size on earth. </p> <p>Short summers, lots of cloud precipitated by the mountains that surround Anchorage on three sides, and long, hard winters make the location of this city of 250,000 people inhospitable. Yet compared with the small western Alaska town of Bethel, 650km (400 miles) west and situated 65km inland on the Kuskokwim River, Anchorage seems easily accessible and its climate forgiving. No roads link Bethel with the outside world. </p> <p>Founded by Moravian missionaries in the mid-19th century, Bethel lies at the farthest point up-river that is navigable by large cargo barge. Because of this proximity to the Kuskokwim, which residents use as an ice road
  • CFIT and Asia main areas of accident concern: survey

    News | 12 Jan 1999 13:19

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and loss of control were the two main causal factors behind fatal aircraft accidents in 1998, according to a survey by <I>ATI</I> sister-publication <I>Flight International</I>.</P> <P>The annual review of commercial air transport accidents reveals that five of the jet-powered and eight of the propeller-driven aircraft that suffered fatal crashes were victims of CFIT. Loss of control was cited in 13 accidents.</P> <P>Apart from the deadly crash of a Swissair Boeing MD-11 in September, major carriers in North America, Western Europe and Australasia suffered no fatal incidents, while Asia continued to bear the brunt of such accidents.</P> <P>In total, <I>Flight</I> lists 48 accidents which killed 1,244 passengers and crew during 1998. Over the last ten years, the world has suffered an average of 48 accidents and 1,267 fatalities. The worst year was 1996, with 57 accidents and 1,840 deaths.</P> <P>Taiwan
  • Scenic suffers second crash in six months

    News | 25 Mar 1998 17:11 | Paul Richfield

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>A Scenic Airlines Cessna 207 crashed on take-off from a remote airstrip near Monument Valley, Utah on 24 March, seriously injuring at least two of the five German tourists aboard.</P> <P>Engine failure is seen as the possible cause of the accident, Scenic's second in the past six months. In October of last year, a Scenic Cessna 208 Caravan crashed near Montrose, Colorado, killing its pilot and eight passengers.</P> <P>"They were taking off from Goulings Airstrip for Page [Arizona] at about three in the afternoon - it looks like they just lost power," says San Juan County Sheriff Mike Lacy. "All the passengers were injured, two were taken to Flagstaff by helicopter, the rest went to the emergency room in Kayenta."</P> <P>Skywest Airlines purchased Scenic Airlines in 1993. Scenic caters primarily to the Grand Canyon air tour and raft trip support market, with a mixed fleet of single and twin-engine aircraft, including 18 de Havilland DHC-6-3
  • On show in Australia

    News | 15 Mar 1995 00:00

    Paul Phelan/cairns Australia's Air Shows Down Under, which runs from 21-26 March, has attracted large numbers of domestic and overseas exhibitors <p>The organisers of Air Shows Down Under, being staged at Asta Avalon Airport outside Melbourne, Victoria, on 21-26 March, will again try to balance the demands of presenting Australia's premier industry exposition with the needs of providing a successful public flying-display. </p> <p>Things seem to have gone well. By the end of December 1994, over 200 exhibitors were committed to the show, and 90% of available exhibition sites had been booked. Not only that, but the pedigree of domestic and overseas exhibitors suggests that notable industry players are taking the show seriously. Australian industry has significant aerospace capabilities to display and, apart from forthcoming developments in the Australian defence and airline markets, the country is also being seen as an attractive base from which to reach potential Asian customers in