Details are sketchy about the circumstances surrounding the
Friday night downing of a Learjet 60 business jet on takeoff from
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in South Carolina... but we do
know that both of the business jet's pilots were lost in the
accident, as were two of the four passengers onboard.
Yankee Air Museum's B-25D, C-47 First Planes To Arrive At DTW's
Celebrating Southeast Michigan's newest airport facility, as
well as the region's enormous contribution to aviation history, the
first aircraft to land at Detroit Metro Airport's new north
terminal were two World War II-era warbirds.
163rd Reconnaissance Wing To Train Next Generation Of UAV
Having successfully surpassed two years of combat operations
flying the MQ-1 Predator, the nation's first Air National Guard
Predator unit is poised to spread its history-making wings again.
With only minor details remaining, the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing is
ready to begin training the Air Force's next generation of unmanned
aerial system warriors.
JASDF System Intercepts Target From White Sands Missile
Lockheed Martin and Airmen of the Japanese Self Defense Force
successfully supported the first international PAC-3 Missile flight
test Wednesday at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The test was an
engagement against a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target, which
was intercepted and destroyed by a PAC-3 Missile delivered to the
Japan Self Defense Force.
First State-Run Flight Operations Dept. To Earn Rating
The Virginia Department of Aviation tells ANN it has become the
first state-operated flight operations department to receive a
certification known as the International Standard for Business
Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
A move and major expansion is nearing completion at J.A. Air
Center. The longtime West Chicago (DPA)-based service company is
moving to Chicagolands Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR)... which lies
just outside Chicago's Class B airspace, but still has direct "no
stoplights" tollway access to the Chicago Loop.
If you know the name of the first woman to fly solo around the
world, you’re ahead of most people. By the way, if you
thought it was Amelia Earhart, you’re incorrect. The
distinction belongs to Jerrie Mock, a 38 year old mother of three,
who accomplished the feat in 1964.
Terminal Radar Control Facility. A terminal ATC facility that uses
radar and non-radar capabilities to provide approach control
services to aircraft arriving, departing, or transiting airspace
controlled by the facility.
Source: Florida air-taxi provider and FAA
NextGen development partner DayJet... which gave this explanation
for the parking of all but one of its 28 planes Friday, leaving
DayJet's future very much in doubt.