1998 – N466MF – Simon Aegerter – Velocity SE/RG – San Diego, CA – 0

1998 – N466MF – Simon Aegerter – Velocity SE/RG – San Diego, CA – 0

The pilot stated he had experienced insufficient pitch control on landing at Tucson, Arizona, prior to the accident. He reported that he ‘found play in the elevator control,’ and was advised over the telephone by Velocity Inc. to add washers or spacers to the rear of the torque tube to remove the play. With the […]

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1998 – N96HV – Hugh Hyde – Velocity SE/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

When the pilot of the new, kit-built airplane realized he had lost throttle control, he decided to land at the home field of the manufacturer. He shut down the engine in the landing pattern, but miscalculated the power off descent rate, and landed short of his intended landing runway. Subsequent examination of the engine by […]

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1998 – N234Q – Good – Velocity SE/FG – Romulus, MI – 1

  The U.S. Customs Service Air Interdiction Coordination center (DAICC), received notification from a park ranger at Big Bend National Park, TX, of an unidentified airplane entering the United States from Mexico. This airplane did not notify U.S. authorities of its arrival. A U.S. Customs Service aircraft was dispatched, and it intercepted the airplane near […]

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1998 – N173VE – Cory Howe – Velocity SE/FG – Little Rock, AR – 2

1998 – N173VE – Cory Howe – Velocity SE/FG – Little Rock, AR – 2

The experimental homebuilt airplane was destroyed when it impacted trees following a loss of engine power during the takeoff/initial climb. Several witnesses reported that the engine sputtered then it lost power. Post-accident metallurgical examination revealed radial and circumferential cracks on the valve seat head of the #3 exhaust valve. The combustion chamber face of the […]

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Magazine: Sport Aviation January 1998 – Velocity XL Launch

Magazine: Sport Aviation January 1998 – Velocity XL Launch

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Magazine: Velocity Views – 1998

Velocity Views – 1998 V13 – Q1 1998 Download Factory Fly-ins, Phil Corso, Jr. speaks at Velocity Dinner, N97XL “BUBBA”, Wes Rose First Flight V14 – Q2 1998 Download Fast Build Option, new website, Mark Ewart Accident, IVO prop, Brian Michalk stats Franklin business V15 – Q3 1998 Download Prudhomee XL wins Lindy, Mike Watson […]

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