Bob Barrows, who designed the Bearhawk line of Experimental aircraft, suffered a landing accident on approach to Holly Ridge/Topsail Island Airport (N21) on Monday. According to reports, Barrows clipped power lines on approach and the Bearhawk LSA impacted the turf runway in a strongly nose-down attitude. Continue reading "Bearhawk Designer Bob Barrows Injured in Landing Crash"
Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft, including amateur-built aircraft, continued their decline during the Federal Aviation Administration's 2018 fiscal year that ended September 30, falling to historic lows. Continue reading "Experimental Category Aircraft Accident Totals Drop Again"
Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft, particularly amateur-built aircraft, continued their decline during the Federal Aviation Administration's 2017 fiscal year that ended September 30, falling to historic lows.
For the 12-month period from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017, fatal accident totals in amateur-built aircraft were down 18 percent to just 27, compared with 33 during the 2016 fiscal year. That continues a four-year trend that has seen a total drop of 47 percent in fatal accidents, despite an increasing amount of flight hours each year over that period. The specific totals compare to 40 amateur-built aircraft fatal accidents during the 2015 fiscal year and 51 in the 2014 fiscal year. Continue reading "E/AB Accident Rate Drops to Historic Lows"
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Reno, NV--The great news is no one was hurt, but there was a rare coming-together during the Sport Medallion final this morning at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Continue reading "Sport Class Mid-Air"
Following the 2014 crash of an RV-10, Van's Aircraft was sued for damages in a case that was widely publicized and whose outcome was nervously awaited by many in the kit building industry. Today, Van's announced that the lawsuit has been dismissed and issued the statement below. Continue reading "Lawsuit Against Van's Aircraft Dismissed"
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (November 16, 2016) — Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft continued their decline in the 12-month period ending September 30, as focused programs and efforts by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and others continue to enhance safety. Continue reading "EAA News: Homebuilt Accidents Drop"