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ANN Special Feature: In Denial on Medical Issues
- 06.06.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI
New Commercial Jet Charter Airline Continues To Expand
Dynamic Aviation has been approved by the FAA to add a Boeing
MD-88 jet to its Air Carrier Certificate on May 4. Dynamic Airways
has expanded its fleet in response to the rapidly growing demand
from international customers for long-term contracts in the
Rotary Award Recognizes Mark Jackson, Orion Team Co-Leader
The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) honored
Mark Jackson, a Draper Laboratory engineer, for his role in the
development and integration of guidance, navigation and control
systems (GN&C) for the Orion crew vehicle.
Grants Total Some $14 Million Over Three To Four Years
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space
Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 12
proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and
performance on future space exploration missions.
C-130 AMP Low-Rate Initial Production Continues
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract worth $61 million to
Boeing for two more C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) kits
and two Aircrew Training System devices as part of a low-rate
initial production (LRIP) contract that was first granted in
The Memory Of An Amazing Lady Is Affecting The Future of Others
It should have been a sad, even depressing, duty... to choose among some hopeful applicants for a scholarship we established in the memory of someone amazing... and now lost. Instead, it was one of the most uplifting events of the year... and promises to continue to be so for a long time to come.
The Memory Of An Amazing Lady Is Affecting The Future of
It should have been a sad, even depressing, duty... to
choose among some hopeful applicants for a scholarship we
established in the memory of someone amazing... and now lost.
Instead, it was one of the most uplifting events of the year... and
promises to continue to be so for a long time to come.
Student Teams Challenged To Design Most Efficient Wing
More than 125 students, faculty and volunteers from across
Kentucky participated in the 2011 Wing Design Competition sponsored
by the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education, NASA Kentucky,
and the University of Kentucky College of Engineering in
Nicholasville, KY on May 24.
Cap-And-Trade Laws Set To Expand To All Airlines Next Year
The European Union is set to expand its cap-and-trade scheme for
carbon reductions to airlines serving all EU airports next year, a
move which has drawn protests from the Chinese government. But EU
officials say that the non-European carriers could possibly win
exemptions from the rules.
Four decades after the first Moon landing, our only natural
satellite remains a fascinating enigma. Specialists from Europe and
the US have been looking at ESA's proposed Lunar Lander mission to
find out how to seek water and other volatile resources.
Public Will Have An Opportunity To Purchase Flights On Zeppelin
The largest flying airship in the world – the Farmers
Airship, a Zeppelin NT owned and operated by Airship Ventures
– is headed to EAA AirVenture 2011, where it will offer
45-minute scenic flights over the AirVenture grounds and
Composed of flattened, thick, gray, globular masses, this middle
cloud genus is primarily made of water droplets. In the
mid-latitudes, cloud bases are usually found between 8,000 and
18,000 feet. A defining characteristic is that it often appears as
a wavy billowy layer of cloud, giving it the nickname of "sheep" or
"woolpack" clouds. Sometimes confused with cirrocumulus clouds, its
elements (individual clouds) have a larger mass and cast a shadow
on other elements. It may form several sub-types, such as
altocumulus castellanus or altocumulus lenticularis. Virga may also
fall from these clouds.
Aero-Linx: Coalition to Save
Representatives of a wide variety of industries and companies
have joined the Coalition to Save Our GPS to
resolve a serious threat to the reliability and viability of the
Global Positioning System (GPS) - a national utility upon which
millions of Americans rely every day. To safeguard GPS, the
Coalition seeks a number of remedies from the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), which recently granted a waiver to
a company called LightSquared that allows them to repurpose the
satellite spectrum immediately neighboring that of the GPS.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing the first
Zeppelin to sail the U.S. skies in more than 70 years to Oshkosh
and celebrate aviation alongside so many enthusiasts and
Source: Alexandra Hall, Airship Ventures CEO,
in commenting on the announcement that the largest flying
airship in the world – the Farmers Airship, a Zeppelin NT
owned and operated by Airship Ventures – is headed to EAA