Flying and drinking just don’t mix, part one. Pilot Phillip Yves Lavoie is facing up to 15 years in prison after being arrested for flying while intoxicated, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Lavoie was flying a Cessna 210 on a cargo mission for Flight Express from Charleston, S.C., and managed to land at Tampa International Airport.
Flying and drinking just don’t mix, part two. Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has ruled that the crash of a helicopter that killed three was caused by its pilot, who was drunk, allowing one of his drunken passengers to fly the aircraft, reports the Daily Mail.
You would think they’d find a better place for this. Some residents in Denton, Texas, are upset with a new business that’s moved into the neighborhood — Helicoptersniper.com, reports KEYE-TV. The company allows customers to take 15 minutes to test and challenge their marksmanship skills by flying through various obstacles while shooting from a helicopter.
I guess an axe just didn’t cut it. Power company Entergy Arkansas rented a helicopter air saw, a giant, 10-blade saw connected below a helicopter, to cut trees away from power lines knocked down in storms, reports KARK-TV.
We love a good landing! A pilot and his passenger managed to walk away from the emergency landing of a Diamond Eclipse while practicing takeoffs and landings out of Ohio’s Bellefontaine Regional Airport, reports WHIO-TV. The aircraft lost power and performed a soft field emergency landing.