ANN has obtained a copy of a memo distributed Thursday to a
number of media outlets by the city of Houston, TX, outlining the
steps the city took ahead of what has since proven to be a
controversial test of an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Do you want to hear the good news first, or the bad
news? According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,
pilots will continue to face the possibility of a military escort
and FAA certificate action if you inadvertantly bust
a temporary flight restriction (TFR)... but you won’t
face criminal penalties.
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"At least the issue wasn't weather." That's how one CNN
commentator summed up NASA's postponement of the launch of the
space shuttle Atlantis Thursday, due to two malfunctioning sensors
on the shuttle's external fuel tank.
States Want Agency Officials To 'Take Their Head Out Of The
Studies show aviation is responsible for just three percent of
overall carbon dioxide emissions in the United States... but
several states say that's three percent too much, and they want the
Environmental Protection Agency to do something about it.
If there was ever a doubt to the seriousness of the continuing
surge in the value of the euro against the US dollar, consider
this: European planemaker Airbus is seriously considering a shift
in production of its planes to the United States, because it's
Inspections now underway by the US Air Force of some 450 F-15
fighter jets have uncovered a serious structural flaw on another
plane... resulting in the third grounding in four weeks of a large
segment of the service's F-15 fleet.
If you're planning to fly soon on a Northwest or Delta regional
flight, you may want to double-check your ticket. Pilots at
regional carrier Pinnacle Airlines voted Monday to authorize a
strike of the Memphis-based airline
With offerings that range from flight training, aviation art and
apparel, and luxury vacation get-a-ways, non-profit aviation
scholarship provider Able Flight is the latest organization to join
the rush to eBay.
Here's a mystery from Indonesia. Officials discovered a piece
from an airliner this week on the runway at Jakarta's Sukarno-Hatta
International Airport... and they're not sure where the part came
A compilation of biographies, mostly of average Americans who
went away to war. Great information about how to research military
records, and a way to share small, individual pieces of WWII
history, which when combined paint a rich portrait of life in the
armed forces during the 1940's.
Takeoff/Go-Around. TOGA refers to buttons, often mounted
on the throttle quadrant of turbine aircraft, that allow the
engines to quickly be brought to full power, either for take off or
in the event of a go around.
"After nearly three years of negotiations, during which
Pinnacle Airlines has continued to post a profit and increase its
flying with the new Delta Connection Air Services Agreement, our
pilots have had enough."
Source: Scott Erickson, chairman of the
Pinnacle Airlines pilots unit of the Air Line Pilots Association.
Pilots at the regional carrier voted Monday to authorize a strike
of the Memphis-based airline.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6349
Issue Date: December 05, 2007 at 0017 UTC
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Beginning Date and Time: December 07, 2007 at 1625 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 07, 2007 at 2040 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A