As it turns out, schools apparently DO keep a "permanent"
record. Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, the 57-year-old pilot
who made the texbook waterlanding of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson
River Thursday, obviously isn't a publicity enthusiast. He was
reportedly hunkered down at home Friday, waiting for the hoopla
over "The Miracle on the Hudson" to pass.
Cite Ongoing Investigation As Cause To Hold Off On Public
Now that the National Transportation Safety Board has
essentially confirmed a flock of birds took down US Airways Flight 1549 over New York last
week, news outlets around the world (including this
one) are VERY eager to interview the two pilots who so ably guided
the stricken airliner to a perfect ditching in the Hudson River,
and the three flight attendants who then managed to quickly and
safely evacuate all passengers off the waterlogged Airbus A320,
without a single fatality.
Methods To Deter Wildlife Range From Dogs To Decoys
US Airways Flight 1549 has put the media spotlight on a
long-recognized problem among the pilot community. Bird strikes can
happen anywhere, and at nearly any altitude... though they're
especially prevalent while flying near coastal or wooded
Boeing subsidiary Aviall Services announced last week it has
entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution
agreement with General Electric for unique spare parts of the
popular GE CF34-3 aircraft engines for the remaining life of the
Spy Satellite Rides Into Orbit Atop High-Lift Booster
United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a
payload for the National Reconnaissance Office successfully lifted
off from Space Launch Complex 37 at CCAFS at 9:47 pm EST Saturday,
transporting a US Air Force reconnaissance satellite into
Robinson R22 Went Down In Lake Wanaka Last November
The fatal crash of a helicopter pilot as he flew over New
Zealand's Lake Wanaka has been linked to the possibility that he
may have been texting with a cell phone, providing a distraction
that led to the crash.
Does Glass Make Us Better Pilots? With CFII Bob Miller
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.19.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.19.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Do Glass Cockpits Make Us Better
Pilots? 01.19.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFII
Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)
One Of GA's Legacy Manufacturers Wasn't Bashful About Looking To The Future
We thought that the presser that Piper conducted at NBAA 2008 might hold a few clues as to their future and that, combined with other interview material might make for an interesting overview as a revitalized Piper heads into 2009. Jim Bass, President of Piper Aircraft announced during the 2008 NBAA Convention that, against declining industry-wide sales of piston aircraft, Piper's piston sales were up through the 3rd quarter of '08. At a time when General Aviation’s overall piston-aircraft deliveries are down, Piper Aircraft underscored its comparative string of successes by noting that its piston aircraft deliveries were up 24 percent for the 3rd Quarter of 2008. The company also that announced ov
One Of GA's Legacy Manufacturers Wasn't Bashful About Looking To
The Future At NBAA 2008
We thought that the presser that Piper conducted at NBAA 2008
might hold a few clues as to their future and that, combined with
other interview material, might make for an interesting overview as
a revitalized Piper heads into 2009.
The unexplained disappearance of Sarasota investment manager,
philanthropist, and FBO owner Arthur G. Nadel has left authorities
puzzled and his investors wondering if they've lost a total of $350
In response to slowing orders for new engines, General Electric,
the world's largest manufacturer of jet engines, has announced
plans to trim its workforce by 1,000 jobs, about 2.6 percent of the
company's worldwide employees.
Administrator Michael Griffin, head of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration since 2005, said goodbye to fellow
employees Friday in a live broadcast from NASA headquarters in
Says Its Proposal Represented Better Value Than Other
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been
compelled to suspend last month's contract awards to two companies
for cargo missions to the International Space Station, after a
third filed a complaint with the US Government Accountability
LER Selected To Bring Up The Rear As Parade's Finale
In the months since it was unveiled, the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration's latest moon rover concept has covered a
lot of ground: up simulated Martian hills, down simulated lunar
craters, through real dust storms and across lava flows.
During WW II, the Spitfire's elliptical wings were recognized as
a symbol of victory. Many pilots today dream of flying a Spitfire
as the ultimate aviation thrill. The aim of this project is to
return one of these celebrated World War II aircraft to flying
condition in the exact colors depicting 442 Squadron's famous
Spitfire with the identifiers "Y2K".
"If you can't support the agenda, then the proper thing
to do is to leave. There are many different things you could do
with a $17.5-billion NASA civil space program. But what we can't do
is squabble and fight."
Source: Michael Griffin, head of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration since 2005, in a live goodbye
message broadcast to NASA employees Friday.