A flight suit, G-suit, harness and helmet: not the usual daily
outfit Megan Funk wears to work. As a second grade teacher at
Majestic Elementary School in Ogden, Utah, she is used to working
in normal business clothes. However, June 4 was not a normal day
for the Ogden native as she was about to take the ride of her
By Wes Oleszewski
On Wednesday June, 3rd another in a string of modifications to
launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center took place. In
preparation for the upcoming Ares I-X launch, scheduled to take
place in late August, a Space Shuttle service component was
removed from the pad's Fixed Service Structure.
Successful Test Flight Gets Second Flight Test Article Into
A Boeing P-8A Poseidon test aircraft (T2) took off from Renton
Field, Friday, to begin its first flight. T2 took off at 10:32 a.m.
Pacific time and landed two hours and 56 minutes later at Boeing
Field in Seattle at 1:28 p.m.
While the ultimate cause of this tragic accident has yet to be
published, the pilot of a Cessna 172 had the deck stacked against
him, no matter how you look at it, according to a Factual Report
filed by the NTSB.
The National Air Transport Association (NATA), and the Alliance
for Aviation Across America (AAAA), have joined the chorus of
praise for passage of the amendment to the TSA reauthorization bill
offered by Congressman John Mica (R-FL) and others to further study
GA security rules at airports.
Rolls-Royce formally opened its new North American headquarters
for On-Wing Care Thursday. It is the latest facility to open in a
global Rolls-Royce network of aviation repair and overhaul service
centers. Located at the Indianapolis International Airport, the
state-of-the-art facility represents US$1 million of company
investment and is the sixth Rolls-Royce facility to be opened in
Warranty Work Available For Cessna, Cirrus, and Piper
Flightline Technical Services, a subsidiary of Flightline Group,
Inc, celebrated the grand opening of the new 26,000 square foot
service center with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by over 100
employees, Tallahassee City officials and members of the local
Aero-Linx: Weather Service
Flight Path Tool
ANN Editor Tom Patton (our resident New-Guy... you'll be hearing
more about him shortly) stumbled across this looking into the story
on the potential closure of 20 regional ATC Weather centers. It's a
JAVA tool from The National Weather Service that will allow you to
see an animated view of what weather is forecast along your route
of flight at various altitudes.
"I had some Honeybunches of Oats for breakfast and I
hope they stay right where they are."
Source: Utah Schoolteacher Megan Funk
-- who was selected as a Hometown Hero for service to her
community, and her reward for this selection was the chance to ride
in the back seat of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting