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June 25, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101 06.26.06

Part Two: Taildragger flyin'! Great tips on getting ready for the best piloting adventure you might imagine. Or so says our Aero-Craft CFI Tom Turner.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.26.06

If New York lawmakers have their way... student pilots will have to undergo ANOTHER background check before they take that first lesson...

Problems aboard the Hubble Space Telescope...


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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.26.06

If New York lawmakers have their way... student pilots will have to undergo ANOTHER background check before they take that first lesson...

Problems aboard the Hubble Space Telescope...


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Getting Close: Eclipse 500 Certification Projected Within Weeks

Eclipse Aviation has confirmed for ANN that it expects to achieve FAA certification of the Eclipse 500 jet in the next few weeks. While the company was anticipating FAA certification in late June, continued supplier delays have pushed the schedule back. 

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NY Wants Criminal Backgrounds Of Student Pilots

Third Time The Charm For Post-9/11 Legislation?

Although federal regulations now require US flight schools to submit information on prospective flight students -- that is checked against terrorist watch lists -- the New York State Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require finger printing and criminal background checks of would-be student pilots... before they could take their first flight at New York flight schools.

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FAA Grounds FractionAir... And Former VP

Company Scrambling To Avoid Bankruptcy

Former Vice-President Al Gore and other high-profile fractional owners of Nashville-based FractionAir aircraft won't be getting off the ground anytime soon, according to NashvillePost.com. The four-year-old fractional jet service couldn't fly today even if it had airworthy aircraft and the cash to fill 'em up with Jet-A.

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Hastings Hot Over 'Reprehensible' TRACON Consolidation Move

Says FAA Moved Date Up In Retaliation

Slapped in the face. That's how Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) feels just a week after celebrating House adoption of his amendment to the Department of Transportation's funding bill that would block the consolidation of FAA radar facilities in urban areas.

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Preliminary NTSB Report on May 31 Piper Crash

Inflight Breakup Indicated

A National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) preliminary report suggests an inflight breakup preceded the May 31, 2006, crash that killed the pilot and three passengers aboard a Piper Dakota near Manahawkin, NJ.

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UAV Down In Afghani Village

No Sign Of Reported North Korea Spy Plane

US-North Korean tensions mounted -- and currency exchange markets reacted -- to unsubstantiated reports of a US military plane crash in North Korea on Thursday. Some 3,100 miles to the west, however, there was tangible evidence that a reconnaissance drone crashed in Afghanistan -- including a hole in the side of a house.

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GE Mulls Over New Engine For Upgraded A350

Bigger, Badder Design Would Cost $1 Billion

Scott Donnelly isn't ready to commit to developing a new engine for the proposed new design of the Airbus A350. At least that's what the president and CEO of GE Aviation reprtedly said privately following a June 21 speech at an Aviation Leaders Luncheon of the storied Wings Club in New York.

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Back-to-Back Emergency Landings Friday In Sarasota

One If By Land, Two If By Sea

Just after takeoff from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) at 9:00 Friday morning, Robert Cropper, 53, landed his 1977 Aero Commander 112TCA (file photo of type, below) in waist-deep waters of Sarasota Bay... the first of two emergency landings in the area that day.

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Nose Gear Collapses on FAA King Air

Ouch!

Runway 6/24 at Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, CT was shut down for 3 1/2 hours Friday afternoon after the landing gear on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-owned King Air collapsed on the landing roll.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (06.25.06): Adverse Yaw

Aero-Tips!

Actively use whatever rudder input is necessary to overcome adverse yaw.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.06)

Aero-Linx!

Wings of Wonder is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland (OH).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.06): HAARS

Aero-Terms!

High-Altitude Airdrop Resupply System -- Airdrops from high altitudes to avoid detection of aircraft from enemy ground forces.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.25.06)

"GE would love to be on the plane."

Source: GE Aviation president and CEO Scott Donnelly, on the company's desire to develop a new engine for Airbus's upcoming revised A350. Standing in the company's way, however, is the projected pricetag for developing such an engine -- an estimated $1 billion, which is why Donnelly isn't ready to commit to developing a new engine just yet.

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MN TFR: 06.26.06 - 06.27.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0692 Issue Date: June 22, 2006 at 20:56 UTC Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Beginning Date and Time: June 26, 2006 at 19:05 UTC Ending Date and Time: June 27, 2006 at 0:05 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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OK TFR: 06.30.06 - 07.01.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/0798 Issue Date: June 23, 2006 at 17:27 UTC Location: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma near WILL ROGERS VORTAC (IRW) Beginning Date and Time: June 30, 2006 at 19:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: July 01, 2006 at 22:55 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The Tinker AFB Star Spangled Salute Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Tinker AFB (TIK) Air Traffic Control Tower, 405-734-5232

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