ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
03.24.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
03.24.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part II - Cirrus Bullish on
2010 - 03.24.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Cirrus CEO Brent Wouters)
First "Winged Astronaut" Flew To And Altitude Of 59 Miles
On July 17, 1962, Major Robert White flew the X-15 to an
altitude of 314,750 feet, or 59 miles, becoming the first "winged
astronaut." He was the first to fly at Mach 4, Mach 5 and Mach 6;
he was the first to fly a winged vehicle into space. After a career
of 'firsts' White passed away on March 17, 2010
Nuclear Security Summit Means Extensive Airspace
The United States Government will host a Nuclear Security Summit
in Washington, DC on April 12 and 13, 2010. As part of the airspace
security measures, the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA)
will be modified with additional flight restrictions during the
hours of 0800-2200 local each day.
The Next Step In Creating Crew Safety For Future Human Space
The second of two ground tests of a full-scale attitude control
motor (ACM) for the launch abort system (LAS) of NASA's Orion crew
exploration vehicle has been completed by Alliant Techsystems. ATK
said the second test was conducted on March 17.
ANN has received notice that the Luscombe 185-11E factory in
Altus, Oklahoma on The Altus Municipal Airport will be auctioned
this Friday and Saturday, with the auction to include the
airplane's type and production certificates, and all other
Pilot Plans To Visit 135 Cities Carrying Message Of Hope
It's two weeks before the takeoff of The Flight for the Human
Spirit and it seems that the only variable is the weather.
Michael Combs is slated to take off in his Remos GX light-sport
aircraft from the Salina Municipal Airport, April 5 to begin his
journey across the nation.
Measure Contains "Passengers Bill Of Rights," Includes 3 Hour
Included in the legislation passed Monday by the U.S. Senate to
reauthorize the FAA is the so-called "Passengers Bill of
Rights." The language, championed by FlyersRights.org,
requires the either delayed commercial aircraft return to the gate
after a three hour period on the Tarmac.
WAI Conference Attendees Offer Their Perspectives on the Aviation Industry
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.” Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
From The 21st Annual Women In Aviation Conference, Part 1
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in
Aviation International organization held their 21st annual
conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney's Coronado
Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme,
"Aviation – It's a Small World."
Several 757's Flown Without Inspections Required By AD
The FAA has proposed a $1.45 million civil penalty against
Northwest Airlines for operating a number of its Boeing 757
aircraft without proper windshield wiring inspections. A 1990 FAA
airworthiness directive on Boeing 757s required inspections for the
presence of undersized wires in the heating system.
...Though We'll Bet She Wishes They Could Have Done This YEARS
Former FAA Administrator, Marion Blakey, who
battled the Washington Puzzle Palaces for years in order to update
the FAA and ATC has made some comments on the Senate's MUCH-delayed
passage of the FAA's long-overdue Reauthorization.
The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that grants from
European governments received by Airbus have given an unfair
advantage to the planemaker over its rival Boeing. However, in a
news release, Airbus says 70% of the U.S. complaints were
In an address to the National Air Traffic Controllers
Association (NATCA) in Orlando Tuesday, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P.
Hersman lauded controllers for their role in keeping the number of
runway incursions low while challenging the FAA to hasten the pace
of its efforts to improve runway safety.
The German Government is set to loan $1.49 billion to Airbus for
the development of the A350 long-haul airliner. "As far as we are
concerned all pre-conditions have been met and the funds are
available," said Peter Hintze, parliamentary state secretary at the
German ministry of economics.
"Aviation is a $12 billion industry in Pennsylvania, and
investments in our airports pay dividends in job creation and
economic growth. Each dollar we invest helps the airports stay safe
and improves their service and infrastructure"
Source: Pennsylvania Governor
An ANN reader sent us this link to a video which shows a C-47
fitted with Edo floats, making the venerable transport an
amphibious airplane. As unlikely as that sounds, this is not
something that we would have saved for April 1st. It appears to be
the real deal.