The August 30, 2007 Weekly Accident Update is now posted at <> .

FLYING LESSONS suggested by this week's report:

Lessons learned from Beech experience are universal. Consider them in
any make and model of airplane.

** 'AAA': Airspeed, Altitude and pilot Attitude can turn even a
catastrophic engine failure into a mishap non-event.

** Historically about 10% of all reported piston Beech mishaps take
place during dual flight instruction.

** Students and instructors need to be aware of the added risk of
nonstandard activities, and intentionally increasing difficulty and risk
levels to facilitate training.

** Instructors must remain vigilant and aware their primary function is
assuring a safe flight, with imparting learning an extremely important
but subordinate function.

** It's important to know how many non-accident engine events actually
happen. If you know of an unreported engine failure, report it to [anonymously if you wish] so we can get
a truer picture of what's really going on in the fleet.


Do you rent airplanes?

Although most pilots aspire to owning their own aircraft, the reality is
that most of us are going to rent airplanes. Rental aircraft have a
reputation, unfortunately deserved in many cases, for poor and
inoperative equipment, substandard levels of cleanliness, and overall
wear and tear from years of service and dozens of pilots who treat the
airplane, well, like a rental. Scheduling is often a hassle, and
cockpit controls (especially avionics) are often left mis-configured
when a renter returns the airplane.

If you've ever shown up for a flight and the rental airplane wasn't
there, loaded the plane only to find the last renter left the master
switch on and the battery is dead, or arrived at the airport to find
"your" airplane full of the last guy's garbage, you'll agree that the
rental experience will be better for us all if each pilot followed a
simple Aircraft
tm> Renter's Code of Conduct. From the Mastery Flight Training website.
Feel free to copy, post or distribute this sample Aircraft Renter's Code
of Conduct if you feel it will result in an improved aircraft rental

Last Reminder: Electronic ADs

Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and Special Airworthiness Information
Bulletins (SAIBs) are going all-electronic. Starting as early as
September the FAA will no longer mail ADs and SAIBs to registered
aircraft owners or persons who subscribe to FAA AD/SAIB mailings. You
must register an email address with FAA to receive these vital safety
documents. Visit the FAA's AD/SAIB
GL> registration site to sign up for updates.


** An A36 disappeared during a night flight..

** An F33A's 250-hour cylinder separated in flight..

** A G58 caught fire while taxiing..

** A C24R crashed after taking off..

** A Duchess' tire blew on departure..

** A Duchess' gear collapsed on landing..

There is also an NTSB preliminary report that appears to confirm last
week's FLYING LESSON concerning a B36TC's inability to climb after

For more information, commentary and analysis see the Beech Weekly
Accident Update link at
<> .

Fly safe, and have fun!

Thomas P. Turner, Master CFI

Mastery Flight Training, Inc. <>

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