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October 29, 2006

AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-11 MANUFACTURER: Socata SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-11 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-09 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-09 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes.

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AD: Hartzell

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-12 MANUFACTURER: Hartzell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. model HC-B5MP-3( )/M10282A( )+6 five-bladed propellers.

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AD: Air Tractor

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-08 MANUFACTURER: Air Tractor SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-08 SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes.

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AD: Schempp

AD NUMBER: 2006-22-10 MANUFACTURER: Schempp SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-22-10 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Its NEVER Too Early To Think 'Oshkosh'

Gotta Get to Oshkosh! EAA AirVenture 2007 Brings Together Entire Flight Community

Oshkosh 2007? Can't come soon enough for the ANN crew... nor, as it appears, for the staff of EAA, who has to be JUST recovering as we speak, from the most recent rendition of that august event. Just one week of celebration takes a whole year of preparation, and those preparations are under way for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. EAA’s 55th annual fly-in convention will be held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on July 23-29, 2007.

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Raytheon Tallies NBAA 2006 Successes... Nearly $1B Worth

Raytheon Aircraft Company Announces Orders for 112 Aircraft Worth Nearly $1 Billion at NBAA

Raytheon Aircraft is bragging again... and for darned good reason. RAC has reported strong customer orders resulting from products announced and/or exhibited at the 2006 NBAA Convention, held recently in Orlando, Fla. RAC received orders for 112 Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft worth nearly $1 billion. Deliveries will occur over the next two years.

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Aircraft Ground and In-Flight Icing On-line Courses Available From NASA

Here's a timely update... The FAASTeam would like to let the pilot community know that the free, on-line course "A Pilot's Guide to Ground Icing" has been updated for all pilots - from general aviation to professional business, corporate and freight pilots, and even to the large transport pilot. The layered presentation allows users to access information relevant to their particular operation.

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Software Tycoon Selected As Next 'Space Tourist'

From Hungary, To Seattle... To Space

He's been interested in space since before the launch of Sputnik 1... but to reach his dreams of flying into orbit, first Charles Simonyi had to leave Hungary.

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TRACE Engines LP Purchases Orenda Program

TRACE Engines L.P. of Midland, Texas, tells ANN that it has purchased the technology rights, manufacturing equipment, FAA, Transport Canada and European aviation certifications and all worldwide manufacturing and sales rights for the Orenda 600 horsepower V-8, liquid cooled reciprocating aircraft engine.

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Green Lightning Exercise Strengthens US, Australian Ties

Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers of the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a long-range training sortie from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Australia's Delamere Air Weapons Range in the Northern Territory Oct. 24. This "Green Lightning" sortie is only the second of its kind, continuing a long standing and mutually beneficial program of combined training initiatives and exercises between the United States and Australia, said an Australian Defence Force media statement.

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NTSB Prelim: Oil Loss Noted In Forced Landing Of Morrisey 2150A

On October 18, 2006, at 0930 mountain standard time, a Morrisey (Varga) 2150A airplane (file photo, below), N5114V, impacted terrain during a forced landing near the Stellar Airpark, Chandler, Arizona. The forced landing was precipitated by a loss of engine power. The airplane sustained substantial damage; the commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries.

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Another Airline Lawsuit Filed In Irkutsk Airbus Accident

Lawsuit Filed Against Airbus Leasing And Siberia Airlines

Yet another attorney suing yet another airline says his latest effort might result in "exposure to insurers (that) could top $300 million."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (10.29.06): Open The Envelope Slowly


If you're flying an airplane you don't have a lot of experience with, fly well within the limits of its published capabilities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.29.06)


The follow up to the Condor and Albatross was the Gossamer Penguin. The Penguin, basically a scaled down version of the Albatross, let the sun do the work, with solar power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.29.06): VFR-On-Top


ATC authorization for an IFR aircraft to operate in VFR conditions at any appropriate VFR altitude (as specified in 14 CFR and as restricted by ATC).

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.29.06)

“For every SpaceShipOne, Concorde, Global Flyer and others that make the big splash along the EAA AirVenture flight line, there are 100 or 1,000 unique stories of individuals who have built, restored or obtained an aircraft that becomes their reason to be part of this event... This is the true magic of AirVenture: All the spirit, innovation and dreams of aviation come together in one place, for one week. Whether we come from the pilot community, industry or government, we are brought together by our passion for flight.”

Source: Tom Poberezny, EAA President and AirVenture Chairman, prepping the way for what will, most assuredly, be another amazing Oshkosh experience... are you counting the days? 

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