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 | 23 Oct 2000 23:00

    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
  • 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