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The Freedom of Flight

Glass Fuel Filter Failure

Airborne XT-912 (2005) TSN 680hrs.

Original Fuel Filter: Filter failure was found during an annual service, approx. 13 days after aircraft was last flown.

There appears to be fatigue of the alloy die cast core. Alloy break showed many air bubbles in the casting.

Airborne have been informed and we are awaiting feedback regarding their findings.

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Broken Wheel Spat Bracket

1). Airborne XT-912 (2005) TSN 680hrs.

2). Airborne XT-912 (2005) TSN 405.16hrs:

Pre-Flight Inspection: Give the wheel spats a gentle shake from side to side to check for any movement. If any movement is noticed, check this bracket for signs of cracking. File a defect report via the HGFA website or contact the HGFA WM Technical Manager or HGFA Operations Manager with details.

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Cracked RH Wing Adjuster Webbing Cap

Airborne XT-912 Tourer (2005) TSN 376hrs.: Stress crack radiating from the securing screw (IPC Item 10, part # 105140) found during post flight inspection. Both LH and RH leading edge tensioner assemblies (part #s 104669 and 104740) were replaced with new style parts purchased and supplied by Airborne. 2 x test flights subsequently conducted to confirm wing tuning settings.

Our Craft

Paragliding 

Paragliding
 

A Paraglider pilot sits in a harness below a fabric wing that holds its shape through suspension lines and air pressure.
Hang Gliding 

Hang Gliding
 

A Hang Glider pilot is suspended in a harness below a rigid wing which is usually an aluminium frame covered in a synthetic sail cloth.
Powered Paragliding 

Powered Paragliding
 

Powered Paraglider or Paramotor pilots wear a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to take off with a Paragliding wing, specifically designed for motored operations.
Microlight & PoweredHang Gliding

Microlight & Powered
Hang Gliding

Microlight trike pilots sit in a propeller-driven trike, suspended below a wing similar to a Hang Glider.
Powered Hang Gliders have a small engine contained within the harness allowing launch from flat ground.