ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
05.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
05.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: The Airboss's Job -
05.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with Veteran
Airshow Airboss Ralph Royce )
The Greater Washington Aviation Open, a charity golf event held
Monday, May 24 at Lansdowne Resort near Washington, DC, raised
$95,000 to benefit Corporate Angel Network, the nonprofit
organization that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer
patients using empty seats on business flights.
Various Safety Topics Addressed By Aviation Professionals
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA)
held its fourth annual Safety Standdown at the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, VA
on May 20. Speakers addressed the attendees on a variety of key
safety topics for aviation professionals.
Company Says Its Mufflers Do Not Require Replacement
Centurion says that its engines are not affected by an FAA SAIB
recommending the replacement of mufflers on reciprocating engines
with more than 1,000 hours. It notes that reciprocating
engines with a diesel combustion process produce very small amounts
of Carbon Monoxide.
Security Agency Keeps Little-Known Database Of People Who Make
Screeners Feel "Threatened"
If you're having a bad day at the airport, it's probably best if
you keep it to yourself while in the security line. TSA has
admitted that it is keeping a database of passengers who lose their
temper, or even make a snide comment to a screener.
Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home, New Image Shows
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated
attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image
transmitted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows signs
of severe ice damage to the lander's solar panels.
Honeywell Scholarship Program Provides Effective Teaching
Techniques For Science And Math
Teachers from 17 countries and 44 states have been selected to
attend the "Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy" program at the
U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, June 11-23.
The event is one element of the company's math and science
Awards Raytheon $97 Million For More Of The Tiny Aircraft That
Mimics Combat Profiles
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company $96.7 million
for a third production lot of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy
(MALD), a decoy flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and
programmable. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of
approximately 500 nautical miles.
No Evidence Of Pilot Being Pressured To Attempt Landing
The commander of the Polish Air Force was in the cockpit of the
plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other officials
before it went down short of the runway in heavy fog in western
Russia last month.
DAC International Completes Type Certificate Inspection On
Type Certificate Inspection (TIA) for the dual Universal
Avionics Systems Corporation UNS-1Lw with Wide Area Augmentation
System (WAAS) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance
(LPV) approach capability on Bombardier Dash 8 series aircraft has
Patent Filed For "Total Ion Control" Mass Spectrometry
Future Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper and more
sensitive life-detecting instruments, thanks to a new invention
unveiled by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho
National Laboratory (INL).
Jim Campbell Gets His Hot Little Hands On A True Classic Airplane
Running Aero-News is a tough busy gig... but there are times when it's pure joy... like those times when you get to climb into a 300HP Waco YMF 5-D bipe and head for Valhalla. Pity that poor Campbell guy... work, work, work!
Jim Campbell Gets His Hot Little Hands On A True Classic
Running Aero-News is a tough busy gig... but there are times
when it's pure joy... like those times when you get to climb into a
300HP Waco YMF 5-D bipe and head for Valhalla. Pity that poor
Campbell guy... work, work, work!
DOT Secretary Opens The First Meeting Of The New Panel
At the opening session of the Future of Aviation Advisory
Committee meeting Tuesday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
charged the committee's members with helping to ensure that the
U.S. aviation industry remains vital, competitive, sustainable and
Atlantis astronauts stowed spacesuits, wrapped up the standard
late inspection of the shuttle's thermal protection system ahead of
schedule and enjoyed some time off Monday. Landing at Kennedy
Space Center is scheduled for 0748 Wednesday.
E-Mail Announces That Sadler Aircraft Company Is For Sale
At Sebring this past January, there were about 100 manufactures
of LSAs in various stages of development and production, which
caused many, including the ANN editorial staff, to wonder out loud
how many might be around by the 2011 LSA Expo.
"Today, men and women who care deeply about the future
of aviation in this country come together to challenge old
assumptions and tackle persistent problems in new ways."
Source: Secretary of Transportation Ray