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Flightsimulatorclub "Aviators Eindhoven" is een club van enthousiaste luchtvaartliefhebbers die door middel van flightsimulation software op een personal computer het vliegen met verschillende toestellen zo realistisch mogelijk beoefent. Onze leden gebruiken Microsoft Flightsimulator 2004, Microsoft Flightsimulator X en Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.

Tijdens onze maandelijkse bijeenkomsten, iedere tweede zaterdag van de maand in het Novotel te Eindhoven (vlakbij Eindhoven Airport), bouwen we ons eigen LAN en vliegen dan samen in het netwerk naar verschillende bestemmingen. De vluchten worden begeleidt door Air Traffic Control. Er wordt voornamelijk gevlogen met verkeersvliegtuigen zoals de Boeing 737 of de Airbus A320. Het vliegen met deze toestellen gebeurt volgens zogenaamde IFR-rules (Instrument Flight Rules). Ook worden vluchten gemaakt met kleinere toestellen zoals de Cessna 172, Beechkraft King Air of de oude vertrouwde DC3. Deze vluchten zijn 'visual' dat wil zeggen er wordt gevlogen op zicht, zoals zichtbare herkenningspunten in het landschap als bruggen, snelwegen, kerktorens en dergelijke. Dit gebeurt dan volgens de VFR-rules (Visual Flight Rules) ook weer begeleidt door Air Traffic Control.

Het voordeel van vliegen in clubverband is vooral dat tijdens de bijeenkomsten kennis wordt gedeeld zodat iedere deelnemer, ongeacht zijn kennis over de luchtvaart of bepaalde toestellen, op termijn in staat is te vliegen zoals in de echte wereld. Een tweede belangrijk punt is dat de bijeenkomsten altijd in een gezellige ongedwongen sfeer plaatsvinden.

Bent u geïnteresseerd in onze activiteiten en wilt u meer weten? Neem dan contact met ons op en kom eens langs tijdens onze maandelijkse bijeenkomsten. U kunt zich dan zelf een beeld vormen.

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As someone whos researched my share of aviation accident reports over the years, its frustrating to dissect those reports and pick out the various missteps made and the points at which a change in direction, a precautionary landing or other mitigation would have altered the outcome. Loyal readers of this journal understand that aviation accidents arent preordained and, instead, often result from a complex series of events occurring over time. Its often called the accident chain, a term recognizing how these events are linked. Often, individual events occurring in an accident chain, by themselves, would not result in a new accident report. The accident chain concept has great value, but Ive come to think of it as a trajectory instead of a chain.


Oil Filters

Following a scheduled oil and filter change, the technician noted lower-than-normal oil pressure at idle. The new filter (p/n CH48110-1) was replaced and oil pressure indication was normal. Examination of the replaced filter noted some paint chips had been removed in the flange area. The submitter suspects that a paint chip could have contaminated the filter, causing it to go into bypass. These filters are packaged in cardboard boxes. There was no damage noted to the box containing the filter.


Fixations

A pilot-buddy and I were flying two airplanes to the runway at Cape Hatteras, N.C., to spend the day on the beach. Both my rented Cessna 172 and his recently purchased Piper Warrior were loaded with people and gear for the trip, and we both had departed with restricted fuel. Wed hooked up en route at a prearranged time, location and altitude, and were chatting back and forth on the air-to-air frequency. Plan A was to stop in Elizabeth City, N.C., and take on enough fuel for each of us to get back to our respective bases that evening without stopping.


NTSB Reports

A witness observed the airplane make a normal landing aligned with the runway centerline. His attention was momentarily diverted and when he looked back, the airplane was established in a gradual left turn, maneuvering at a slow speed in a three-point attitude. The airplane then collided with the airport perimeter fence and came to rest about 600 feet past the touchdown point. The pilot stated that, despite application of brakes and right rudder, the airplane veered off the runway. Damage included the right wing strut.


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