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  November 25, 2009 Weekly Accident Update          

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  Archives (month by month 2004-2009)     

  End-of-year Summaries and Discussion, 2000 - 2007



Avoiding Landing Gear-Related Mishaps (LGRMs)

You know you’ve heard it: there are those who have, and those who will have a gear up landing.  Become one of Those Who Won’t with this DVD detailing 10 tips for avoiding landing gear-related mishaps.  By Master CFI Thomas P. Turner, the 15-minute DVD is the result of over six years of studying why pilots make landing-gear mistakes.  Great for airport, flying club and FAASTeam safety meetings.  $25 plus shipping and handling online.

  Piston Aircraft Landing Gear Related Mishaps   

  Observations on LGRMS

  Preflight and post-maintenance inspection requirement

  for the Beech emergency landing gear extension handcrank.


  Near Gear-Up: A Reader's Experience  



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Holder of an ATP certificate with instructor, CFII and MEI ratings, a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety, and 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year, Master CFI Thomas P. Turner (resume) has been Lead Instructor for FlightSafety International's Bonanza pilot training program at the Beechcraft factory; production test pilot for engine modifications; aviation insurance underwriter; corporate pilot and safety expert; Captain in the United States Air Force; and contract course developer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He now manages education and technical services for a 10,000-member pilots' organization.  With over 3500 hours logged, including more than 2200 as an instructor, Tom writes, lectures and instructs extensively from his home at THE AIR CAPITAL--Wichita, Kansas.