B-52 Accident Review at This Month's Second Saturday Seminar
In June of 1994, a USAF B-52 Stratofortress crashed at Fairchild Air Force Base while conducting low-level maneuvering flight. The resulting accident investigation focused on the pilot, and how his personality and decision-making influenced the the sequence of events leading to the crash. At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, we'll review the B-52 Crash Investigation, which involved a series of maneuvers that exceeded the aircraft's limits. The final report also examined the cockpit culture that allowed the demonstration flight to proceed, despite its known and inherent risks.
· We're excited to welcome Catheline Leoni to our CFI team at Willamette Aviation! Catheline started flying in Ireland, where she obtained her Private Pilot certification in a Stampe and a Cessna 172. Returning to her home country of France, she studied aviation law and air transport management, while flying a Piper Cub in her free time. She earned her master's degree by implementing safety management systems with the Sécurité Civile (the French government's Civil Defense Agency). Catheline's experience with helicopters in search and rescue then led her to join the French Army Light Aviation, where she became a commercial helicopter pilot. In 2012 Catheline, along with a group of adventurous pilots, recreated a 1936 flight by Jean Batten from England to New Zealand in a Douglas DC-3. Catheline then moved to Oregon to study and convert her European certificates to FAA requirements. Please be sure to say "Hi!" if you see her on our campus.
Look for more from Willamette Aviation in the next newsletter. Until then, fly smart and safe!
David F. Waggoner
Oct. 12: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: B-52 Accident Investigation (Willamette Aviation)
Oct. 19-20: Multi-Engine Ground School (Willamette Aviation)
Oct. 19: FAA medical exams (Jim Tarro M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)
Oct. 19: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)
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