Pilot Dead, Found Nearly A Mile From Primary Aircraft
ANN is monitoring the sad reports of the loss of a pilot aboard
a PiperSport LSA being ferried from Florida to Illinois. While
media reports are the primary source of data right now, police
reports indicate that the wreckage went down in widely seperated
portions and that the pilot was found out of, and away, from
the primary impact site.
Sunny Weather Brings Over 350 Aircraft To The Fly-In
Aircraft from Maine to Florida and as far west as Ohio converged
last weekend on southeast Virginia for the Virginia Festival of
Flight. And finally, after years of iffy to truly bad weather
during the event, this past weekend saw the east coast bathed in
sunshine Friday through Sunday.
Free Document Released To Coincide With Capital Hill Event
NATA has released its new fact book entitled, General Aviation
in the United States. The new and improved fact book features
member testimonials on a wide array of NATA's products and services
and serves as a fantastic educational tool for the association's
Day on the Hill event.
Young Women Can Explore Aviation In St. Paul, MN On May 28
Girls With Wings is hosting an Aviation Inspiration Day at
Fleming Field in St Paul, MN, on May 28th. This day-long event is
devoted to giving girls the opportunity to explore and create an
interest in aviation.
Enhanced Vision System To Be Installed On An AW139
The 1,000th Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS)has been shipped
to AgustaWestland's factory in Italy, where it is expected to be
installed on an AW139 within the next few weeks. The milestone unit
is an EVS-1500.
Early IBM Analytics Technology Provided Mission Critical Data
As NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. manned
spaceflight at an event at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday,
IBM commemorated its team of mathematicians and technologists who
supported the Project Mercury missions in the 1960s.
Obstacle Departure Procedure
instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot
use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via
the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate
en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance
and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate
departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically
assigned by ATC.
Aero-Linx: Bensen Gyrocopter
This site is about a man and his machine which pioneered and
greatly contributed to a way
of flying safely and helped those that love to build machines
themselves. This site is still under construction, and hopes to
host manuals, diagrams, reference plans and more from their
collection... In 1953, Igor Bensen, a Russian immigrant to the
United States, established his own aircraft company. Since fleeing
to the West during the Russian Revolution, Bensen had patented
thirty-six inventions, had participated in early helicopter
research for the General Electric Company, had organized and
directed the Research Department at Kaman Aircraft Corporation, and
had been a test pilot for both the Air Force a
"We are learning all the pluses of being at Suffolk and
making better use of the large area available for our fly-in to
grow. This is a fantastic location"
Source: Gordon Campbell, the outgoing President
of the Virginia Aviation Council, discussing the sucesses
surrounding this year's Virginia Festival of Flight. The 2012
Virginia Regional Festival of Flight is currently scheduled for