Tag Archive: Dhumla

Nov 08 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 11/4/19

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Sep 20 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 9/16/19

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Jul 19 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 7/15/19

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Jul 17 2019

Dhumla Crash Report Summary

The Air Safety Administration has closed its investigation into the Dhumla crash that took the life of Flight Officer Aldeny and seriously injured Flight Officer Tedman. The full report weighs in at over 300 pages of technical investigation, witness reports, crew interviews and simulation data. The conclusion reached by all this is that pilot error was the only cause of the accident – this includes both the actions and mind-set of Pilot in Command Aldeny.

The aircraft was planned to make a touch-and-go landing at Kravass General Airport, putting wheels down but not slowing enough to come to a full stop and thus taking to the air again shortly afterwards. The approach went as planned with a reduced throttle to allow the aircraft to slow enough that the landing gear would not be damaged on touchdown. As the plane crossed over the threshold Aldeny cut the throttle and engaged the reverse thrusters before throttling back up to reduce speed and perform a full stop landing. Cockpit voice recordings made clear this was done without informing his co-pilot, who had too little time to react. The aircraft was already going too fast and failed to slow down enough before ramping off the end of the runway and crashing nose-first into the ground off the raised threshold.

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May 10 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 5/6/19

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May 09 2019

Dhumla Flight Trial 4

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny restart flight testing with a cross-country trip to KGA & back – however the mission is tragically cut short when they attempt a touch and go landing

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May 03 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 4/29/19

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May 02 2019

C7 Aerospace & Airship Industry Settle Dispute via Government Intervention

Back at the end of February the corporate HQ of C7 was raided by government agents and all the executive staff were detained. Workers were furloughed. Questions were asked, but very few answers came back from the seat of government in Sheltered Rock. This kicked off a string of events over the next 2 months which culminated in the airship Barons, wealthy business leaders of the various airship conglomerates, also being detained under mysterious circumstances. We gave in to some speculation here and there but were unable to get any solid answers to what was going on. Recently the announcement was made that all parties were to be released and everyone could go back to business. Records of the whole ordeal were sealed up and stashed away – anything made public was so full of redactions it was practically useless. Our founder and Operations Director Drew Kerman was recently invited to Sheltered Rock for a briefing since KSA works closely in partnership with C7 but upon his return he said he was unable to speak about it.

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Apr 26 2019

Operations Summary – Week of 4/22/19

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Feb 26 2019

C7 Effectively Shut Down by Government Investigation

Earlier today a raid by government authorities at the company headquarters in Kravass rounded up the entire executive division of C7 Aerospace, leaving the company without leadership. The entirety of the company’s financial assets have also been secured and frozen. All employees have been furloughed without pay and told they must remain available for investigators. This was all revealed at a press conference held just recently outside the C7 corporate headquarters. What wasn’t mentioned is why the government is taking such a strong-armed approach against a privately-owned company, which sets a potentially disturbing precedent. We are pleased at least that the top executives weren’t spirited away in the midst of the night or something equally as sinister, but are still left slightly worried given the fact that we are also a privately-owned company and we are close working partners with C7 Aerospace. As of yet, no mention has been made of the KSA and no government agents showed up at KSC today – C7 employees here at the Cape simply received notification of their status shortly after the press conference concluded.

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