Wednesday, January 31 is the final day many ultralight pilots
wishing to apply their time in ultralights or powered parachutes to
a sport pilot license... but that doesn't necessarily mean pilots
who missed the deadline, missed the boat completely.
Issue Date: January 30, 2007 at 1845 UTC
Location: Atigun Pass, Alaska near BETTLES VOR/DME (BTT)
Beginning Date and Time: January 30, 2007 at 2200 UTC
Ending Date and Time: January 31, 2007 at 0000 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Avalanche control
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Fairbanks (FAI) Automated Flight Service
AirVenture Afternoon Airshow Is Always A Crowd Favorite
EAA has informed ANN that many of the world's best air show
performers are among the early confirmations for the afternoon air
shows what EAA calls "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration,"
or EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, to be held this year on July 23-29 at
Wittman Regional Airport.
AD NUMBER: 2007-02-18
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-18
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300,
and -300F series airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-02-19
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-19
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-605R airplanes and Model
A310-308, -324, and -325 airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2007-01-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-01-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model
DHC-8-100, -200, and -300 series airplanes.
Wife Took Couple's Daughter To Mexico Aboard Plane
The father of a still-missing three-year-old girl who was
allegedly kidnapped by her mother and taken illegally by plane to
Mexico in March 2006 has filed a lawsuit in a Boston federal
court Tuesday against Continental Airlines for negligence, breach
of contract and interference with custodial relations.
Aviation Management company Jetpool, LLC, told ANN Tuesday
it's hosting a Very Light Jet (VLJ) show on March 2, 2007 in
Charlotte, NC at the Wilson Air Center, Charlotte Douglas
International Airport. Calling it "The Future of Business
Aviation," Jetpool hopes to generate interest (and sales) for VLJs
at the show.
Slovakian carrier Slovak Airlines terminated all scheduled
service on Tuesday after Austrian Airlines Group (AAG) -- a
63-percent majority shareholder in Slovak -- declined to offer any
more financial support to keep it solvent.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.30.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.30.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Insuring Your LSA:
01.30.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Bob Mackey of Falcon
The Hubble Space Telescope is in trouble again. NASA said Monday
the satellite's main camera -- its most powerful -- has shut down
unexpectedly and it's unlikely scientists will be able to return it
to its full capability.
As promised, on Tuesday FAA Administrator Marion Blakey
announced the FAA will propose to raise the mandatory retirement
age for US commercial pilots from 60 to 65. Speaking before pilots
and aviation experts at the National Press Club, Blakey said that
the agency plans to propose adopting the new International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard that allows one pilot to be
up to age 65 provided the other pilot is under age 60.
Aero-News learned Monday the Air Group, one of the
country’s largest full-service private aircraft management
firms, has broken ground on a multi-million dollar expansion of its
West Coast private jet terminal and corporate headquarters at Van
Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, CA.
Aero-News has learned Joe Aboulhosn has joined Wingspeed Corp.
as Director of Commercial Sales. Aboulhosn will manage sales of
Wingspeed's XLLink Voice/Data Communication Systems and the XLLink
Flight Information Architecture (XFIA) to commercial customers in
'Compass' Points To New Future For Regional Operator
Things are looking up for Mesaba Airlines, after years of ennui
brought on by bankruptcy, and uncertainty about its future role as
a contract operator for Northwest Airlines. On Monday, the two
carriers announced a signed agreement allowing Northwest to buy
Mesaba from former parent company MAIR Holdings, Inc.
Paper Claims Russia Seeks 20 Percent Stake In Airbus
A spokesman with European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co
Monday "strongly" denied French media reports it may sell of as
much as 20 percent of its stake in Airbus to Russian interests,
through state-owned banks or other possible sources.
In a report released January 18, 2007, the Center for Defense
Information (CDI), a Washington-based think tank, says congress
should scrap the V-22 program once and for all. The report,
titled "V-22 Osprey: Wonder Weapon or Widow Maker?" was
written by science and military journalist Lee Gaillard.
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Lockheed Martin
successfully intercepted a "high endo-atmospheric" (just inside
earth’s atmosphere) unitary (non-separating) target
representing a "SCUD"-type ballistic missile January 26 using the
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system.
Taxes Forced 2005 Sweepstakes Winner To Forfeit Prize
No matter what your tax bill this year may be it still won't be
as bad as the story of Brian Emmett... who was forced to give up a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream to
fly into space. Why? Well, there is really no other way to say
it... because of the IRS.
"From a consumer perspective ... I'd be wary. I'd check
to see the fine print."
Source: Kathleen Allen, director of the
University of Southern California's Marshall Center for Technology
Commercialization, giving a cautious warning to those who have won
"free" tickets into orbit onboard forthcoming commercial