ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
09.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.08.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Frank Robinson on
Helicopters - 09.08.10 (ANN Special
Report, with Frank Robinson)
Seventeen Occurrences Reported To The FAA Through August
The area around Pittsburgh seems to have become a hotbed for
targeting aircraft with lasers, and authorities say the people
doing it may not be aware of how dangerous it is to the occupants
of the aircraft or people on the ground.
Dornier Do-17 Found In The English Channel 68 Years After It
Was Shot Down
A twin-engined Dornier Do-17 - known universally as 'The Flying
Pencil' - emerged from an area knows as the Goodwin Sands in the
English Channel two years ago, and the RAF Museum has been working
with Wessex Archaeology since then to complete a full survey of the
Fort Walton Machining Owner Lost When T-6 Went Down In The Gulf
Tim McDonald had owned Fort Walton Machining for 13 years, and
by many accounts was the company's driving force. He was the chief
marketer, personally involved in business development, and invested
heavily in the company to be sure its people and equipment were
A C-17 Globemaster III from Edwards Air Force Base, CA has
flown on all engines using jet fuel blended with a combination of
traditional petroleum-based fuel, or JP-8, biofuel derived in part
from animal fat, and synthetic fuel derived from coal.
Program Continues On Schedule With Launch Into Global
The S-70i Black Hawk helicopter is on public display for the
first time. Built at PZL Mielec, Sikorsky's subsidiary in Poland,
the aircraft will be on static display at the MSPO exhibition
through September 9th.
"Utterly Unrealistic" Says British Defense Minister
A trial balloon floated last week by the governments of Great
Britain and France to merge their aircraft carrier operations has
been quickly deflated, according the the British and French Defense
Preserving history is a tough gig... especially bits and pieces of it that comprise a fairly small part of it all. Such is the ultra-dedicated mission of the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the legacy of the man that created one of the iconic helicopter companies of the century.
The Mosquito XE/XEL is powered by a 60HP Compact Radial Engines MZ202, a 2 cylinder, 2 stroke powerplant that has been used for a number of years on various iterations of the Mosquito design. The XE is equippd with skids while the XEL configuration is equipped with floats and reportedly requires 250-300 to build. It may also be bought fully assembled and operated as an 'ultralight' rotorcraft. The 312 pound Mosquito XEL has a gross weight of 610 pounds and a fuel burn of 4.5 gph and a fuel capacity of 5 gallons (due to ultralight regs, though the Experimental version can carry 12 gallons). 'Ultralight' range is 60 miles and HIGE is 8000 feet and HOGE is 6500' with a top speed (Exp) of 80 mph.
Preserving history is a tough gig... especially bits and pieces
of it that comprise a fairly small part of it all. Such is the
ultra-dedicated mission of the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum,
Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving
the legacy of the man that created one of the iconic helicopter
companies of the century.
ANN's Paul Plack had a ball at last month's popular Rotorcraft
Association annual convention and Fly-In in Mentone, In. While
there was plenty to see and experience, Paul was particularly
impressed with the demo flying of John Snider, the owner of
Personal Rotorcraft, LLC and a distributor for the Mosquito kit
helicopter line. John's stunning Mosquito XE put on quite a show
and few folks who saw him fly will be able to forget his aggressive
demos of the machine at Oshkosh and Mentone.
The Boeing Company said Tuesday it is making changes in its
Military Aircraft business, including consolidating the
organization from six divisions to four, to continue to position
the company for growth in the current business environment. The
realignment of the organization will take effect on October 1.
FAA Wants To Expand Class C Airspace, Change Traffic
It's not often that GA pilots and residents living near airports
or in flight corridors find themselves on the same side of an
argument, but that's just what seems to be happening with the FAA's
plan to nearly triple the size of the Class C airspace around Long
Central Florida Event Draws Thousands Of Pilots,
The Executive Director of Sebring Regional Airport (KSEF) has
asked the Highlands County, FL Tourist Development Council for a
grant to bring FAA controllers to the airport for 2011 U.S. Sport
Aviation Expo in January.
Former Flight Attendent Still Faces Criminal Charges
Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who famously (or
infamously) quit his job with a profanity-peppered screed at a
plane full of passengers followed by a hasty exit down an emergency
slide ... beer in hand, has left the company completely, according
to the airline.
"President Obama and Congress could immediately have an
impact by completing work on the pending FAA reauthorization
bill." Source: Airports Council
International - North America (ACI-NA), President Gregory