ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Allen Silver, Parachutes 101 -
10.08.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA Certified
Parachute Rigger Allen Silver)
Large-Cabin, Mid-Range Business Jet On Track For Customer
Deliveries in 2011
Hot on the heels of the Savannah, GA G650 debut, Gulfstream
Aerospace and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) rolled out the
all-new, super mid-size Gulfstream G250 at Ben Gurion International
Airport in Israel Tuesday. The large-cabin, mid-range G250 remains
on schedule for customer deliveries in 2011.
During the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
convention in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, the Airborne Law
Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ALEAC) accepted a $10,000
donation from American Eurocopter. The donation will be used to
offset the cost of law enforcement air unit accreditation.
SpaceShipOne Took The X Prize Five Years Ago This Week
On October 4, 2009, the X PRIZE Foundation celebrated the fifth
anniversary of the largest prize in history, the $10 Million Ansari
X PRIZE - won by the Mojave Aerospace Ventures team for the
historic flights of SpaceShipOne.
The NBAA welcomed a proclamation by Georgia Governor Sonny
Perdue (R-GA), recognizing the essential role general aviation
plays for the state and its businesses. Lisa Piccione, NBAA senior
vice president, government affairs, was among those in attendance
at the signing ceremony held in Atlanta Wednesday.
City Of Lincoln Says Company Must Have Insurance That's Not
For a year, Skydive Sacramento has been landing clients on
private property adjacent to an unused airstrip near Lincoln,
California. The owners of the company would like to set up a drop
zone on the former airport, but say anti-skydiving city officials
are making that impossible.
But County Officials Say They May Not Accept The Money
Montgomery County Maryland, just northwest of Washington, DC.
has received a federal grant of $250,000 to jump start its police
helicopter program, but county officials have said they may not
accept the money.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring
around Saturn -- by far the largest of the giant planet's many
rings. The new belt lies at the far reaches of the Saturnian
system, with an orbit tilted 27 degrees from the main ring
Boeing delivered a third C-17 Globemaster III to the NATO
Airlift Management Organization (NAMO)on Wednesday, in support of
NAMO's 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) initiative. The
delivery, which took place at Boeing's final assembly facility in
Long Beach, completes SAC's first fleet of the advanced
Pilot Avoided Houses, Crash Landed In A School Sports
Allister Freeman, a pilot for SA Airlink, died Tuesday two weeks
after he made an emergency landing on Merebank Secondary
School’s sports field, impacting a concrete barricade at the
school. Four people were injured in the incident. Three were on the
aircraft. A municipal worker on the ground was also injured.
Steve Masters Summarizes the Farewell to the Bend, Oregon Community
On the weekend of August 28th, 2009, Lancair/Columbia/Corvalis 300/350/400 owners arrived in Bend, Oregon for the final Bend Reunion Fly-In. The bittersweet gathering followed Cessna’s difficult decision on April 29th of this year to close the former Columbia facility and move all factory operations to Wichita, Kansas in response to the harsh economic climate. Steve Masters, President of the Cessna Advanced Aircraft Club, explained that the reunion provided owners with one last opportunity to show support and gratitude for the Bend community before the move.
Turner Explains the Statistics, Preventative Efforts Regarding Fuel Incidents
Fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation are two of the most preventable causal factors leading to incidents in the general aviation community. Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program, has dedicated a significant effort to understanding what factors lead to this seemingly simple, but dangerous piloting mistake.
Steve Masters Summarizes the Farewell to the Bend, Oregon
On the weekend of August 28th, 2009, Lancair/Columbia/Corvalis
300/350/400 owners arrived in Bend, Oregon for the final Bend
Reunion Fly-In. The bittersweet gathering followed
Cessna’s difficult decision on April 29th of this year to
close the former Columbia facility and move all factory operations
to Wichita, Kansas in response to the harsh economic
Turner Explains the Statistics, Preventative Efforts Regarding Fuel
Fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation are two of the most
preventable causal factors leading to incidents in the general
aviation community. Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services
for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for
FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program,
has dedicated a significant effort to understanding what factors
lead to this seemingly simple, but dangerous piloting mistake.
The NBAA announced Wednesday that the Civil Air Patrol will be
presented with the NBAA Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in
recognition of the organization's efforts to provide disaster
relief for people and communities in times of crisis.
President Had Threatened To Veto Spending Plan If Alternate
Engine Was Included
The $636.3 billion fiscal 2010 military appropriations bill
approved by the U.S. Senate Tuesday does not include funding for
the F136 alternate engine for the Joint Strake Fighter program. The
alternate engine has been the focus of a presidential veto threat
through the entire budget process.
Instructor and ATP Who Signed His Logbook Has Been Stripped Of
All Flying Priveleges
The FAA has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against
Douglas Gilliss for falsifying the logbook of David Zweigle, saying
he had personally checked Zweigle's ability to fly the L-29 Delfin
which crashed July 4th 2009, killing Zweigle and his passenger.
Retail Skylane And Turbo Skylane Aircraft Purchased Through
2009 Are Eligible
Cessna Wednesday unveiled a "deposit amplifier" program through
the end of the year that adds $30,000 to a deposit on a retail
order for qualifying new Cessna 182 or Turbo 182 Skylane
single-engine piston aircraft.
Purpose Is To Share Skills And Knowledge With Local
During the official visit of the French President to Kazakhstan,
EADS and Eurocopter signed a cooperation agreement with the
sovereign wealth fund SAMRUK-KAZYNA to create a public-private
joint venture in Kazakhstan, for the purpose of developing
The dad who sparked an FAA investigation after landing near East
Ridge High School in Minneola outside Orlando, Florida to drop his
oldest son at school on the first day of classes has made a second
flight, this time for his younger boy.
"These unsung heroes volunteer their time and expertise
to provide assistance in 90 percent of inland search and rescue
missions. " Source: NBAA President
Ed Bolen, announcing that the Civil Air Patrol will receive the Al
Ueltschi Humanitarian Award at this year's NBAA Convention in
Low fragments of clouds, usually stratus fractus, that are
unattached and below a layer of higher clouds, either nimbostratus
or cumulonimbus. They are often along and behind cold fronts and
gust fronts, being associated with cool moist air, such as an
outflow from a thunderstorm.
Airborne Law Enforcement
We report often on the use of aircraft in law enforcement, and
salute those who fly every day keeping citizens safe. The
intent of the ALEAC is to encourage safe, efficient and
accident-free aviation operations in support of law enforcement