Feb. 21, 2015 our aircraft had a mechanical failure over the city of Edmonton, Ab. Canada. The pilot Darryl Zubot was alone at the time on a survey flight. Here is a video that recaps the event.
This is the best possible outcome from such an occurrence. Like the news reporter said, it could have been much worse.
We now are using our Cessna 150 aircraft for all aerial work until a replacement aircraft is delivered. Our new aircraft is already on order and will arrive in July. It will be almost the exact aircraft as we previously had, a pipistrel virus SW with 912 iS engine.
Good News on horizon for Z-Air:
Due to this occurrence, this has given us the opportunity to upgrade our new aircraft to greater enhance our capabilities. The new aircraft will come equipped with three separate floor ports, and an extra generator to power any type of survey equipment for future use. Two ports are 22cm in diameter and the third is 20cm diameter. Please contact us if you are looking to use such a capable aircraft long range aircraft for your survey needs.