ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.04.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.04.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: FAA's Medical Minefield -
10.04.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
Avidyne said late last week that following multiple reports from
R9 owners about their EGPWS not working, its engineers determined
that there is a problem with the GPS receiver's transmission of the
Figure of Merit (FOM) to the TAWS sensor.
Combustion Stability Confirmed For 7500-Pound Thrust Motor
Development injector testing for the 7500-pound thrust Orion
main engine (OME) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle has
recently been completed successfully by Aerojet under contract to
Culmination Of Years Of Development Work For The Harsh
Environment Of Space
NASA engineers have created a unique engineering marvel called
the ISIM structure that recently survived exposure to extreme
cryogenic temperatures, proving that the structure will remain
stable when exposed to the harsh environment of space.
On September 22, 2010, the Department of Commerce - Economic
Development Administration (EDA) awarded Space Florida $400,000 for
development of a strategic economic development strategy for
Florida's Space Coast Region.
One of the cooler sights at Oshkosh 2010 was the appearance of a unique two plane jet formation team piloted by two of the most experienced jet jocks on the circuit. With only a few actual airshows under the their belt so far, it was hard to see any difference between this performance the usual high standards seen in their other endeavors.
One of the cooler sights at Oshkosh 2010 was the appearance of a
unique two plane jet formation team piloted by two of the most
experienced jet jocks on the circuit. With only a few actual
airshows under their belt so far, it was hard to see any difference
between this performance and the usual high standards seen in their
OK... so you can't have one for your own--in reality... but if
you're willing to accept a 'virtual' substitute, then we have a
'ride' for you. Infinity Entertainment Inc. and PSD-International
have joined forces to bring the Turbine Toucan, the highest
performance biplane in history, to the virtual world.
Model-Specific Sessions To Be Offered Beginning Next Week
Cessna said Thursday it will begin offering its annual Citation
maintenance and overhaul (M&O) sessions normally held during
the National Business Aviation Association meeting and convention
several weeks earlier via global webcast .
Service Allows Operators To Integrate Real-Time GPS-Based
A new service which allows operators to switch from using
traditional ground-based waypoint routes and procedures to
implementing real-time GPS-based required navigation performance
(RNP) operations has been introduced by Jeppesen.
The U.S. Air Force took delivery of its first production C-5M
Super Galaxy Thursday during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin's
Marietta, GA facility. The event was attended by officials
from Air Mobility Command, Air Force Material Command and Dover Air
Force Base, DE.
Ground Communication Outlet
remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots
at uncontrolled airports may contact ATC and FSS via VHF to a
telephone connection to obtain an instrument clearance or close a
VFR or IFR flight plan. They may also get an updated weather
briefing prior to takeoff. Pilots will use four "key clicks" on the
VHF radio to contact the appropriate ATC facility or six "key
clicks" to contact the FSS. The GCO system is intended to be used
only on the ground.
Aero-Linx: Hot Air Balloon
While the ANN crew is enjoying the wonders of the 2010
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, let us recommend a few more balloon
oriented web sites and portals...
Welcome to the world's most complete directory of Hot Air
Balloon Festivals. Here you will find a directory and calendar of
hot air balloon festivals, rallies and events around the world.
"This is going to make the sessions available to a much
wider group of technicians around the world and it will greatly
enhance peer interaction, and enhance the learning experience for
Citation technicians and operators. This is part of our
ongoing, industry-leading effort called ServiceDirect that is
changing how service and support are delivered to aircraft
operators. It's all about making sure our customers have the
support they need in the most effective way we can deliver
Source: Mark Paolucci, senior vice
president, Customer Service, in remarks about Cessna decision
to begin offering its annual Citation maintenance and overhaul
(M&O) sessions, normally held during the National Business
Aviation Association mee