ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.08.06 1300 EDT: Just under four
hours ago, STS-121 spacewalkers Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum
exited the airlock in the payload bay of the space shuttle
Discovery, and set about on their first of three planned spacewalks
on this mission.
While the rumors have been running hot and heavy about the
damage suffered by over 60 aircraft at the Columbia Aircraft
factory in Bend, OR, an onsite inspection by ANN indicates that the
damage may be far less extensive than feared.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1764
Issue Date: July 05, 2006 at 14:46 UTC
Location: Ravenna Army Arsenal, Ravenna, Ohio near AKRON VOR/DME
Beginning Date and Time: July 10, 2006 at 11:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: July 28, 2006 at 21:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Demolition operations of potentially explosive
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Cleveland (ZOB) Center, 440-774-0426
The sun rose on day three of the Northwest EAA Fly-In in
Arlington, WA... and we mean, it actually rose, with sunlight and
everything. The low-hanging clouds and light rain that hung over
the first two days of this year's event were far, far away... and
the crowds responded, both in the air and on the ground.
In the wake of North Korea's still-stunning launch of seven
missiles four days ago, it isn't just the United States that's
looking to implement a workable missile defense shield ASAP.
NATO headquarters has reportedly warmed to the idea, too.
Garmin International Inc. told ANN Friday about some exciting
new options for its GDL 90 ADS-B transceiver, which allow the unit
to now send ADS-B and TIS-B traffic files to Garmin 400 and 500
series navigators -- including the WAAS approved GNS 480 and the
popular GPSMAP 396.
Police in Tampa, FL took a US Army soldier into custody Thursday
night, after the Iraq War veteran allegedly ran down the aisle
onboard Delta Air Lines flight 1850 from Laguardia to Tampa, and
then rammed the cockpit door.
Approved For Service In Europe, Brazil, North America
Brazil's Embraer revealed last week that on June 30, the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the type certificate
for the Embraer 190 airliner, enabling the 100-seater aircraft to
enter service with European operators Finnair and Air France
regional subsidiary Régional.
Representatives with Montreal-based Innotech Aviation told ANN
this week the company has completed its first installation of a
Honeywell GTCP36-150(CL) auxiliary power unit (APU) in a Bombardier
Challenger 604 business jet.
"It would be the most extraordinary act of folly if we were to
become in any way reliant on France for the ultimate strategic
defense capability of our nation."
Source: Geoffrey Van Orden, defense spokesman
for United Kingdom conservatives in the European Parliament, on
reports French leaders discussed the issue of "concerted
deterrence" with a proposed European missile shield -- similar to
the system the US is working to implement -- with the British prime
minister Tony Blair during their June summit in Paris.