Homeland Security Still Says 'Steady Vigilance Must Be
A report dated May 27th by the Department of Homeland Security
Inspector General's office concludes what most of us have said for
some time. That "general aviation presents only limited and mostly
hypothetical threats to security."
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.18.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.18.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: 2009 CFI of the Year ArLynn McMahon -
06.18.09 (ANN Special Report, with National CFI
Of The Year, Arlynn McMahon)
NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an
unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, Thursday,
and one of the instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer
Experiment, will make the first global survey of the temperature of
the lunar surface.
They came in from as far as New York, Florida and Ohio and many
people remarked on the wide mix of rare and unusual aircraft parked
along the two closed runways. Powered parachutes, ultralights,
prize-winning homebuilts, careful restorations among them a P-51,
two SNJs and a YAK were in the mix.
Pratt & Whitney signed the executive summary released today
by Boeing highlighting the positive results of a pioneering
industry flight test and research program that should lead to
future certification of sustainable biojet fuels.
This SAFO emphasizes the necessity for operators of all
aircraft, and especially the Learjet Model 60, to maintain the
correct tire pressure by checking cold tire pressure at the
intervals recommended by the manufacturer.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. (EADS) is looking
to build business in the worlds largest military market by seeking
U.S. companies to buy. “What we look for is value,”
Ralph Crosby said in an interview at the Paris Air Show.
The Sting S3 is the latest in a generation of LSAs that have been a part of the Sport Pilot scene for a number of years. The airplane is manufactured in the Czech Republic by TL-Ultralight, sro. A predecessor, the StingSport was the fifth light sport aircraft to be certified in the USA. The S3 is the fourth generation in a line of distinguished aircraft that includes the S3 (2008), the StingSport (2004), the Sting Carbon (2000) and the Star (1996).
Tailwind Technologies Inc. of Piqua, OH has formed Hartzell
Aerospace, which will serve as the consolidating platform for the
aerospace companies Tailwind holds, apart from its general aviation
business, Hartzell Propeller Inc.
After passing its remaining ground tests with flying colors,
Boeing executives say the long-delayed 787 Dreamliner could be
flying right now, and they fully expect the maiden flight to take
place later this month.
"Because aviation safety is my primary duty and I do not
take that charge lightly: let me start by saying that this is a
budget that enables the FAA to pursue our paramount mission —
advancing operational safety throughout the National Airspace
Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in
testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on
A procedure used to redirect a landing aircraft back around to
attempt another landing. This may be due to visual contact not
established at authorized minimums or instructions from air traffic
control, or for other reasons.
Aero-Linx: Abandoned &
Little Known Airfields
Obvously the authors labor of love, "Abandoned & Little
Known Airfields" is s listing by state of airstrips either off the
beaten path, or overgrown and forgotten. The sites includes
pictures where possible, clips from long-outdated sectional charts,
and some of the history of the airfields listed. You might feel
some nostalgia, and maybe even a little meloncholy.