Hope everybody had a great Independence Day weekend. We got some good flying in over the long weekend, and got Jerry some time in the right seat. That’s the good news. The bad news is, since he was doing well, Beth decide to let him land. Well, the landing went OK, but we knew that the braking from the copilot side was imperfect (Dave Bertram had noticed this flying with Beth). Well, not only was the braking weak (probably from the pedal frame flexing), but somehow he was able to lock the system to the point that Beth couldn’t generate much braking or steering control. The end result (everybody is fine, and no equipment got bent) was an overrun of the end of the runway. They went right between the red lamps and the big control box and into that grass, and then back to the ramp. So, although Jerry was probably nearly ready to transition into the left seat, and everything is good from that side, we’re taking a few down days to change to the newer “toe-brake” system.

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Sunday July 6th, 2008 at 11:05 PM

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