ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.07.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.07.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Matthew McDaniel, WAAS GPS -
10.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Matthew
Plaintiffs who suffered losses when a Cirrus SR-20 crashed into
a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan on October 11th,
2006 have dropped a $60 million lawsuit, and have agreed to
settle for $2 million, according to the mediator in the case.
Weather In Adder, Iraq, Makes For Challenging Flying
Maj. Anthony Meador is near the end of his third tour in Iraq as
an Army aviator. He now commands Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd
Aviation Regiment, a Fort Wainwright, Alaska, unit attached to 2nd
Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade in
AgustaWestland, has secured the Apache Integrated Operational
Support (IOS) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to meet
the Apache Attack Helicopter Future Support Arrangements (FSA)
requirement. The contract was announced Tuesday by the Minister of
State for Defence Equipment and Support.
Allows Simultaneous Approaches To Closely Spaced Parallel
Sensis Corporation's Precision Runway Monitoring - Alternative
(PRM-A) solution is now operational at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne
County Airport (DTW). PRM-A enables more flights to land per
hour for increased throughput at the airport.
Boeing received an Engineering Excellence Award, Resource
Development category, from the Queensland Division of Engineers
Australia on Oct. 2 in Brisbane. The award from the state's top
engineering organization recognizes Boeing Defence Australia's best
practices in support of Australia's F-111 strike aircraft
TSA announced an award of approximately $13.6 million to O'Hare
International Airport Monday (ORD) for the construction of a new
inline baggage handling system as well as a $2.5 million grant
for the installation of additional closed circuit television (CCTV)
systems at Logan International Airport (BOS).
200th Aircraft Will Be Equipped To Support Special
Lockheed Martin began final assembly of the first HC/MC-130J
Monday, which will also be the 200th C-130J to be produced. U.S.
Air Force and company officials commemorated the milestones during
a short ceremony on the production line by signing the keel of the
historic C-130J that will be delivered in 2010.
Two Israeli Air Force Fighter Jets were scrambled Tuesday to
intercept a private plane that entered prohibited airspace over a
nuclear facility in the southern Negev desert. An army spokesman
said the jets forced the private aircraft to land, the pilot and a
passenger were handed over to local authorities.
Dubai-Based Company Will Receive A Lineage 1000 In 2012
Embraer delivered a Legacy 600 executive jet to Dubai’s
Titan Aviation, in the United Arab Emirates, during a ceremony held
at the Company’s headquarters, Monday , in São
José dos Campos, Brazil. The jet will be added to
Titan’s portfolio of managed and operated aircraft, which
includes two Legacy 600s.
The admittedly tongue-in-cheek American Mustache Institute has
nominated Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger as one of the years
top mustached-Americans. With online balloting underway, Sully
faces some fierce competition for the "Robert Goulet Memorial
Mustached American of the Year" award for 2009.
Pilot Forgot The "Parking Brake" Portion Of The Checklist
Somebody call the Saturday Night Live writers. The pilot of a
plane that had taken Brooke Shields and Jim Belushi to an event at
Hearst Castle in San Louis Obispo, California forgot to set the
parking brake, and the aircraft hit an SUV parked on the
FAA Administrator Randy Babbit Explains Efforts for FAA Improvement
On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion. With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, the job of FAA Administrator is no simple task; yet, as Babbitt explained, he understands there are numerous ways in which the FAA can address current issues and improve the way in which the FAA regulates and connects with the general aviation community.
McDaniel Explains the Need for Further Information on WAAS Capabilities
Given its increased accuracy, pilots who fly with WAAS avionics systems are authorized to fly throughout the U.S. without the reliance on ground-based navigation aids; this precision approach capability has led to unprecedented access to general aviation airports, with over 5,000 ins currently qualified for a WAAS approach. McDaniel believes, however, that there is still an informational gap between the knowledge currently available for pilots and the knowledge necessary for pilots to truly understand WAAS capabilities for such things as RNP and the future implementation of GLS minimums.
McDaniel Explains the Need for Further Information on WAAS
Given its increased accuracy, pilots who fly with WAAS avionics
systems are authorized to fly throughout the U.S. without the
reliance on ground-based navigation aids; this precision approach
capability has led to unprecedented access to general aviation
airports, with over 5,000 ins currently qualified for a WAAS
Over 100 Thousand Visitors To PiperJet Website In August
DHI, an international advertising and design firm, was recently
honored with two prestigious 2009 American Graphic Design Awards by
Graphic Design USA. According to Graphic Design USA, "the award
winners from the competition represent the best and brightest in
graphic design throughout the country."
Boeing, Honeywell's UOP, Masdar Institute, All Involved In The
Boeing said Monday it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to
commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of
saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study
is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Users Group consortium.
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center officials stood
up Det. 1 at Edwards Air Force Base, California October 2nd to lead
the operational test and evaluation of the F-35 Lightning II joint
Airline's Lease Extended Through 2017 At Major Hub Airport
Delta Airlines has reached a deal with Hartsfield-Jackson
International Airport in Atlanta that clears the way for the
completion of the $1.3 billion Maynard H. Jackson International
Terminal, the City of Atlanta said.
Move over, CNN. Step aside, Ashton Kutcher. The first astronaut
to tweet from space has passed another social media milestone.
NASA's Mike Massimino, known as @Astro_Mike on Twitter, now shares
his daily experiences with more than a million followers on the
Tom Rogers, the owner of Avionics West, Tennessee, passed away
October 5th, 2009. He was 60 years old. Rogers was born in
Kannapolis, North Carolina on May 14, 1949. On September 19, 1993
he was married to Nina Jean Reynolds, who survives.
"I tweet because I feel very lucky to have, what in my
opinion, is the best job in the world. I've learned that there are
so many people around the world who really love the space program
and have a heartfelt interest in space travel -- just like
me." Source: NASA Astronaut Mike
There are probably hundreds of flight planning tools on the web,
but occasionally we come across one that seems particularly useful,
or at least has a nice "gee whiz" factor. Aviation Weather is one