Letter Sent To Secretary LaHood, Acting Administrator Huerta
In a letter addressed to the Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International calls for quick selection of the six testing sites for Unmanned Aerial Systems for their integration into the NAS.
Designed To Identify And Accelerate Development Of Innovations Applicable To Rotorcraft Market
Sikorsky Innovations has initiated its 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge, expanding on its inaugural challenge that was completed in the spring. The challenge is open to any small company with revenue under $5 million, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities.
Row Allegedly Over Takeoff Calculations Led To 'Heated Argument'
Two Qantas pilots who got into a "heated argument" in the cockpit of their 747 prior to a flight from Dallas, TX, to Brisbane, Australia have been grounded by the airline pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Training Included Flight Characteristics, Landings In 'Confined Areas'
Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 gained proficiency in the new UH-1Y “Venom” Hueys by practicing flying and landing in confined areas aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, August 9.
Deep Space Probes Will Eventually Be In Interstellar Space
Thirty-five years ago this week, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, the first Voyager spacecraft to launch, departed on a journey that would make it the only spacecraft to visit Uranus and Neptune and the longest-operating NASA spacecraft ever. Voyager 2 and its twin, Voyager 1, that launched 16 days later on Sept. 5, 1977, are still going strong, hurtling away from our sun.
Centennial Celebration Of The Collier Trophy Winner From 1912
The Curtiss Flying Boat Centennial Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 0900-1700 at Depot Park in Hammondsport, NY. This free outdoor event will feature the Glenn Curtiss Salute, a parade of visiting seaplanes around Keuka Lake, at 1300.
Planning Display For Next Year's HELI-EXPO In Las Vegas
Helicopter Foundation International is looking for heritage aircraft to display at HELI-EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas, NV, to help highlight the importance of early rotorcraft to the industry. Heritage aircraft are defined as those rotorcraft that were able to sustain vertical flight and that are no longer in production.
Over 600 CAP Members Expected To Annual Conference
More than 600 Civil Air Patrol members are gathering in Baltimore this week as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary officially wraps up its yearlong 70th anniversary celebration with all eyes on its high-flying cadet program. CAP officially celebrates the 70th anniversary of its cadet program in October of this year, but gets started early at the 2012 Annual Conference and National Board meeting Aug. 21-25 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
New GA Facility 'Highly Feasible' According To Study
Officials in Livingston Parish, LA, are in discussions with state and federal officials about the possibility of constructing an new GA airport in their community. And out of the box, a study by the consulting firm LJC Poole calls the potential for getting the airport built is "highly feasible."
Also: A380 Order Loss?, Longer Legs For Latitude, X51 Crash and Burn, DA42 Testing, Princely Helo Rescue
Something of the darling of AirVenture at Oshkosh this year, the founders of Lisa Airplanes, which is developing the Akoya Amphibious Ski Plane LSA, decided to place the company into receivership on July 30th "in order to protect its future." The FAA this week released a report to Congress from the Aviation Rulemaking Committee on the aircraft certification process. The Marine Corps has concluded its investigation into an accident involving a V-22 Osprey, in which two Marines were killed, in Morocco, last April. While no decision has yet been made,
Information Includes Photographs, Video, Technical Data
As part of its continuing investigation into the September 2011 crash of a highly modified P-51D airplane at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket.
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently issued a final report on its first Pilot Proficiency Project, which debuted during AirVenture 2012. Conceived by SAFE in 2010, the demonstration project was a cooperative effort that involved Redbird Flight Simulations (Redbird) and the EAA.
Deal With Asia Pacific Jets Represents First In The Asian Market For The Aircraft
Multiple-plane orders are often a sign that a company has gotten their business model right, and if that's the case here, Nextant Aerospace is hitting its stride with an order from Asia Pacific Jets for 10 of its re-manufactured 400XT aircraft.
Goal Is To Determine Why Mars Evolved Differently Than Did Earth
NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016, that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth as one of our solar system's rocky planets.
Initial Trip Around The Seattle Area To Check Systems, Controls
United Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner has completed its first production flight as Boeing makes final preparations for delivering it to United at the end of September. The aircraft took off from Boeing's Paine Field in Everett, WA, on Sunday. Boeing pilots flew the 787 around the Seattle area for more than three hours as part of planned tests of the aircraft's controls and systems.
Scored A Hit, But General Martin Dempsey Was Not Near The Aircraft
A rocket fired into a U.S. military base in Afghanistan by militant rebels managed to damage the airplane being used by the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey, but the officer was nowhere near the plane when the attack occurred.
Texas Man Envisions An Around-The-World Airship Race
It's an old adage ... at least among men ... that whenever two of something are traveling along the same course that somehow, no matter how subtly, they're racing. Speed and distance seems to have very little relevance in this observation.
"The exploration of Mars is a top priority for NASA, and the selection of InSight ensures we will continue to unlock the mysteries of the Red Planet and lay the groundwork for a future human mission there." Source: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, announcing a new planetary exploration mission to Mars dubbed "InSight".