Tag Archive: Tedman

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

Deuce Science Flight 10 (Attempt 2)

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny return to work and retry the mission to Area ZN-223 Jeb & Val could not complete due to weather back in March, gathering the 1st science data over the southern ice caps

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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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Feb 22 2019

Dhumla Flight Trial 3

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny really get to take the aircraft through its paces in flight now, testing stalls, G-loading, engine-out performance and high-altitude flying

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Feb 20 2019

Dhumla Flight Trial 2

Flight Officers Aldeny & Tedman give the Dhumla its second shakedown flight, testing how changes to the balance of the aircraft affect takeoff, basic handling, and landing

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Feb 05 2019

Dhumla Flight Trial 1

Flight Officers Tedman & Aldeny take to the skies as test pilots in their first brand new aircraft, putting the Dhumla through some basic maneuvers and attempting to return it safely to the ground

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Jan 29 2019

Dhumla Ground Trial 3

Flight Officers Aldeny and Tedman conduct final tests by bringing the aircraft up to take off speeds while ensuring the brakes, flaps and reverse thrusters function properly

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Jan 25 2019

Dhumla Ground Trial 2

Flight Officers Aldeny and Tedman work through learning how to taxi the large aircraft and turn it about on the runway while also doing performance tests and operating with a full 4t load of fuel

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