One Pilot Ejected Safely, The Other Aircraft Was Able To
Two of the Hawk jets from the RAF's Red Arrows precision
aerobatic team collided during practice over Crete Tuesday. Both
pilots survived the incident, though the one who was forced to
eject from his aircraft suffered a dislocated shoulder and other
minor injuries. One aircraft was badly damaged.
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ANN Special Feature: Part I - Cirrus Bullish on
2010 - 03.23.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Cirrus CEO, Brent Wouters)
State Proclamation Highlights GA Value To State's Economy,
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (D) unveiled a proclamation
declaring March 2010 to be "Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation
Month" in Arkansas last week. Beebe announced the proclamation as
part of the Governor's Aerospace Summit which was held at the
Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Second Aircraft Allows For Beginning Of Engine Testing For
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully completed the first
flight of its second S-76D helicopter. The prototype aircraft
successfully completed its initial test card during a flight on
March 19 that lasted approximately 30 minutes. The S-76D is the
latest version of the S-76 helicopter.
Complete Replacement For R22 Factory Exhaust System
Power Flow Systems is in the final stages of STC approval to
bolt-on their industry leading high performance exhaust system to a
Lycoming O-320 powered Robinson R22. This product, Power
Flow's first on a rotorcraft, has already received CAA
Space Agency Accounts For Over 17 Thousand Jobs In The
The end of the Constellation program could mean the loss of
thousands of jobs in the Houston area, but some with a history with
the space program in the region say they should be more concerned
about extending the shuttle's life to keep them.
Brian Hollnagel, the owner and CEO of BCI Leasing, and Brian
Olds, former VP with AAR Corp, an aircraft group, have been
indicted by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
on bribery charges.
Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. and SimCom Training Centers have
announced a partnership to provide pilot training for EA-500 owners
and operators. Eclipse will relocate two EA-500 Level D simulators
to SimCom's training center in Orlando, FL.
An investigation is underway in an accident in which a Cirrus
SR22 that went down Friday near Morton, WA. 39-year-old Shave
Sullivan was killed in the accident, and his passenger and business
associate, 27-year-old Rebecca Carrol suffered multiple broken
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Are In High Demand On The
Airmen of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing reached a new flight
milestone March 12 when they surpassed 700,000 flight hours in the
MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft. The last 200,000 Predator
hours were flown in just over 12 months.
The FAA has denied a request by the Blue Earth, MN City Council
for an AIP grant to lengthen the runway at Blue Earth Municipal
airport (KSBU) by 1,200 feet. The agency cited a lack of traffic
volume at the facility.
ACE Committee Member Discusses ICAS' Safety Initiative for Air Show Performers
Safety has always been a vital priority to the International Council of Airshows (ICAS), both for air show performers and air show attendees. The backbone of ICAS’ safety initiatives is the Aerobatic Competency Evaluation (ACE) program. Administered by a seven-member ACE Committee comprised of Greg Poe (acting chairman), Bob Carlton, Bud Granley, Makr Proulx, Gene Soucy, Greg Koontz, and John Mohr, the ACE program sets the standards for evaluating aerobatic competence. In cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada, the ACE program is able to issue a Statement of Aerobatic Competency for air show pilo
Why Should Guys Have A Monopoly On Cool Pilot Watches?
It used to be that you could tell that a guy was a pilot by the timepiece he wore. It was a pretty much male affectation and one that more than a few of us have taken on for our own. The big iconic pilot watch is as much a part of the aviation aura as the scarf and goggles. BUT... for the female aviators among us, the ability to join in this frenzy of aviation-oriented timepiece ownership was often just out of reach since many of the watches made for flyers were simply too large for a number of aviatrix' wrists. It was simply NOT fair...
Why Should Guys Have A Monopoly On Cool Pilot Watches?
It used to be that you could tell that a guy was a pilot by the
timepiece he wore... It was a pretty much male affectation and one
that more than a few of us have taken on for our own. The big
iconic pilot watch is as much a part of the aviation aura as the
scarf and goggles. BUT... for the female aviators among us, the
ability to join in this frenzy of aviation-oriented timepiece
ownership was often just out of reach since many of the watches
made for flyers were simply too large for a number of aviatrix'
wrists. It was simply NOT fair...
ACE Committee Member Discusses ICAS' Safety Initiative for Air Show
Safety has always been a vital priority to the International
Council of Airshows (ICAS), both for air show performers and air
show attendees. The backbone of ICAS’ safety initiatives is
the Aerobatic Competency Evaluation (ACE) program.
World's First Commercial Spaceship Takes Inaugural "Captive
Virgin Galactic announced Monday that its commercial manned
spaceship, VSS Enterprise, has successfully completed its first
"captive carry" test flight, taking off at 0705 PST from Mojave Air
and Spaceport in California.
Garmin announced last week that its board of directors has
unanimously approved moving the place of incorporation of the
company from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland. Garmin’s
shareholders will be asked to vote in favor of the proposed change
in place of incorporation on May 20, 2010.
Defense Energy Support Center And Air Transport Assn. Ink
The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Energy Support Center and
Air Transport Association of America, Inc., signed a strategic
alliance agreement Friday in Washington, D.C., recognizing a
partnership for the development and deployment of alternative
"By collaborating, we reinforce our commitment to
fostering the widespread commercialization of alternative jet fuel.
In the evolving landscape of alternative energy, it is in our
collective interest to see aviation at the forefront."
Source: James C. May, president and CEO of
DoD has released a video of the first vertical landing of an
F-35B STOVL aircraft undergoing flight testing at Patuxant River
NAS in Maryland, which ANN told you about last week. We thought
youd like to see the vid as well.