News Listings for Piper Tomahawk

  • Lights to guide Piper's way

    News | 11 Jan 2010 09:00 | John Croft

    Czech tie-up would propel airframer back into the market for entry-level flying
  • Looking for a first command at 20

    News | 06 Mar 2007 00:00

    Oliver Craig, 20, is a first officer with Astraeus, flying Boeing 737-700s from London Gatwick airport. He describes how he was bitten by the flying bug at the age of 16 and his ambitions to progress to a command on 757s
  • Proximair charter

    News | 13 Aug 1997 11:16

    <p>Proximair has applied for Belgian civil-aviation authority certification to operate a Beech King Air 100 for business charter flights. The company hopes to start operations in September. Proximair was set up in April at Charleroi-Brussels South Airport to provide training, leisure and business. The fleet already consists of a Beech Bonanza, Piper Saratoga and Piper Tomahawk. A Cessna Conquest twin turboprop and a Citation business jet are also available through a commercial agreement with Brussels-based Abelag Aviation. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • NTSB wants to limit Tomahawk training

    News | 23 Jul 1997 12:06

    <p>The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believes that flight training in the Piper Tomahawk should be restricted pending completion of flight-testing by the US Federal Aviation Administration.</p> <p>The Safety Board recommendation to the FAA follows the crash on 4 March, 1994, of a Piper Tomahawk which killed a flight instructor and a pilot undergoing a biennial flight review.</p> <p>Witnesses say that the aircraft was in a spin when it crashed. Examination of the wreckage revealed no mechanical problems, and the NTSB has ruled that the probable cause of the accident was unintentional spin.</p> <p>It adds that the fatal stall/spin accident rate for the two-seat aircraft is higher than for comparable machines, and that certain required stall tests had not been performed during certification. The FAA plans to perform the omitted tests.</p> <p>Until flight-testing is complete, slow flight and stall training in the Tomahawk should be conducted at or above the minimum alt