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December 31, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.31.08

NASA releases a New Years Eve suprise for the second year in a row.
The Eclipse auction is set for January 14th.
And Ed Bolen responds to a biz-jet critic.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.31.08

NASA releases a New Years Eve suprise for the second year in a row.
The Eclipse auction is set for January 14th.
And Ed Bolen responds to a biz-jet critic.


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Aero-TV Visits With Rod Machado For A Serious Talk About Flight Safety (Part 3)

Rod Talks About In-Flight Emergencies

One of the better reasons to attend the popular aviation events around the nation is the opportunity to enjoy the wit and wisdom of some of aviation's true experts... but no one plays as well to an aviation crowd as aviation humorist, flight instructor and safety advocate, Rod Machado.

Aero-TV Visits With Rod Machado For A Serious Talk About Flight Safety (Part 3)

Rod Talks About In-Flight Emergencies

One of the better reason to attend the better aviation events around the nation is the opportunity to enjoy the wit and wisdom of some of aviation's true experts... but no one plays as well to an aviation crowd as aviation humorist, flight instructor and safety advocate, Rod Machado.

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Certified! Found Aircraft's Expedition E350

Successor To Bush Hawk-XP Sports 315-HP Lycoming

Found Aircraft Canada was recently granted full type certification for the Expedition E350 by the FAA. The type certification includes both day and night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) for the E350 tricycle gear aircraft, as well as the E350 with Aerocet 3400 and 3500L floats installed.

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Airlines Scramble For Cash... While They Still Can

Carriers Take Out Loans Ahead Of Credit Crunch

Most US domestic airlines are losing money, already deep in debt, and facing a dropoff in demand that has come faster than capacity could be cut. But through it all, they're raising money with more apparent ease than many companies in other industries.

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USAF Thunderbirds Release 2009 Show Schedule

Will Perform More Than 73 Shows

The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2009 air show schedule. In their 56th season, the Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform more than 73 shows in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Far East.

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Washington Mega-Church Wins Approval For Helipad

'Sea-Tac Center, Sikorsky One-Juliet-Charlie Requests Vectors To KGOD...'

The city of Federal Way, WA has approved the application of a mega-church to add a small helipad in a residential neighborhood.

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2008 In Review: The Year In Aerospace

The past year saw the rise of two new commercial space launch ventures, and new achievements for a pair of established companies.... most notably SpaceX, which finally accomplished its first wholly-successful Falcon 1 rocket launch ahead of winning a lucrative NASA contract.

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Navy To Commission Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush

Ceremony To Be Held January 10

The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) will be commissioned Saturday, January 10 during an 11:00 am EST ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.

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J.A. Air Center Celebrates Opening Of New Location

Facility At KARR Sports 11,000-Sq. Ft. Terminal

Longtime Chicago-based fixed base operator J.A. Air Center will celebrate the incoming new year in some new digs. The FBO, formerly based in Dupage, recently opened its new facility at Chicagolands Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR).

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Copa Airlines Increases B737-800 Order

Adds Four Planes To Original Contract

Copa Airlines and Boeing announced Wednesday Copa's firm order for four Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft for delivery within the next three years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.31.08)

Aero-Linx!

This web site is dedicated to preserving some of the personal history of World War 2.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.31.08): TSD

Aero-Terms!

Traffic Situation Display. A tool used by Traffic Management Specialists to monitor the position of air traffic and to determine the traffic demand on airports and sectors.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.31.08)

"Certification of the E350 is the culmination of over two years of development by our dedicated team of employees and suppliers who worked hard to make this day happen. The Expedition was designed to be the true meaning of a high performance, flying SUV and the undisputed heavy-hauler in its class."

Source: Drew Hamblin, Director of Marketing and Sales of Expedition Aircraft. The Expedition E350 is a successor design to the Found Aircraft Bush Hawk-XP, last delivered in August 2007.

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