The G-20 Summit will be held in Pittsburgh from September 24 to
September 25. Before and during the G-20 Summit, the President of
the United States and a number of other world leaders are expected
to arrive in the area. TFR's will be in place for the duration of
Organization Spent Time With Congress, TSA, FAA, EPA, CBO, And
AOPA made the rounds of elected officials and government
agencies in Washington in April, May, and June. A financial
disclosure form reports that the organization spent $640,000 in
those three months on lobbying efforts in the Nation's Capital.
No Major Injuries Reported In The Emergency Landing
A pilot flying a 1965 Comanche 260 experienced engine failure
Saturday morning, but was able to make an emergency landing on U.S.
101 just outside Santa Barbara. Neither the two people on the plane
nor anyone on the ground was seriously injured in the incident.
Bell Helicopter has reduced it's production workforce by 30
employees, citing the ongoing recession which has reduced the
demand for commercial aircraft. 42 positions had originally been
targeted, but 12 of those employees have been reassigned within the
Motorist Calls 911, Responders Find 2 Foot Long Aircraft
Apparently those radio-controlled models can be pretty lifelike,
at least from a distance. A motorist crossing the Interstate 526
bridge over the Wando River in Charleston, South Carolina saw a
smoking aircraft plunging towards the water and called 911,
scrambling three fire trucks and a battalion chief to the
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Chief Restorer, Jack Tiffany Introduces the World’s Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18
EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany, leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18. Last year, the team suffered an unfortunate setback when, with only a week left until EAA AirVenture 2008, the aircraft suffered significant rotor blade damage during flight testing and its maiden flight to Oshkosh had to be canceled.
Engineer Rod Sage Explains How to Get More Performance From an Aircraft
Denver-based Forced Aeromotive Technologies spent 18 years searching for a durable, cost-effective alternative to the high maintenance turbocharger systems. After years in engineering and certification efforts, the small company brought a solution to market: a supernormalizer system that provides 5000’ to 7000’ of extra performance for piston-powered aircraft.
Avidyne Corporation announced Friday that RGV Aviation Limited
of Gloucester, U.K. has completed and delivered the first
internationally-based Cirrus SR22 aircraft retrofit of an Entegra
Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system.
Fuel Theoretically Could Be Manufactured On The Moon Or
NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR,
have successfully launched a small rocket using an
environmentally-friendly, safe propellant comprised of aluminum
powder and water ice, called ALICE.
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational Part Of The Reno
National Championship Air Races
2009 marks the 11th year for aircraft owners and restorers to
bring their beautifully restored aircraft for the National Aviation
Heritage Invitational at the National Championship Air Races. The
Invitational brings the bygone age of aviation back to life with
the prestigious antique, classic and warbird aircraft
4D Trajectory Optimized Flight Path Through Entire Flight
The systems that manage flights today employ three dimensions:
altitude, latitude and longitude. A fourth dimension – time
– will be introduced in demonstrations beginning later this
year under a new agreement reached between FAA and Embry
Riddle’s aviation consortium.
Aero-Linx: Airline Handbook
Chapter 5 -- How Aircraft Fly
ATA's Airline Handbook provides a brief history of aviation and
an overview of important aviation topics, including: the
principles of flight, deregulation, the structure of the industry,
airline economics, airports, air traffic control, safety, security
and the environment. This publication also includes a glossary of
commonly used aviation terms.
"There is no perfect Earth analog for Spirit's current
situation... There's less gravity on Mars, little atmosphere,
and no moisture in the soil where Spirit is. It is not anything
like being stuck in sand or snow or mud on Earth. Plus, since the
rover moves only about as fast as a tortoise, you cannot use
momentum to help. No rocking back and forth as you might do on
Source: JPL's John Callas, project manager
for the twin Mars Exploration Rovers, talking about the effort to
"unstick" a mired mars Rover.