Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew landed at 8:53
p.m. EDT Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, capping
off a 14-day mission to deliver supplies and research facilities to
the International Space Station and its six-person crew.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.11.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.11.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
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Bio-Fuel Will Support Navy’s Certification Testing
Sustainable Oils, a producer of camelina-based fuels, announced
Thursday it has been awarded a contract by the Defense Energy
Support Center (DESC) for 40,000 gallons of camelina-based jet
fuel. The fuel will support the Navy’s certification testing
program of alternative fuels.
Advances in the fight against food poisoning, new methods for
delivering medicine to cancer cells, and better materials for
future spacecraft are among the results published in a NASA report
detailing scientific research accomplishments made aboard the
International Space Station during its first eight years.
Promoting Aircraft For Transport, Communications, And Airlift
BAE Systems used the Defence Services & Equipment
International Exhibition (DSEI) in London Wednesday to announce
that it intends to promote the BAe 146 to the world's military as a
It would appear that Boeing has company in struggling to get a
new airliner to market. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has reportedly
pushed back the delivery of its new regional jet until at least
2014, as it makes design changes.
Second Foreign Military Contract For Hawker Beechcraft Military
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced its
recently-awarded contract to provide eight T-6A trainer aircraft to
the Iraqi Air Force on Tuesday. The contract is from the
United States Government and represents a government-to-government
agreement between Iraq and the U.S.
First Of The Aircraft To Be Ordered By The Thai Government
Thailand's RTAF (Royal Thai Air Force) took delivery of its
first ATR 72-500 Wednesday from a contract that was signed in 2007
for four of the aircraft. This first ATR features a
state-of-the-art VIP cabin interior and will be dedicated to the
transport of the Thai Royal Family, as well as other Government and
He Buried Them At A Farm House, And Wanted Them Back
65 years ago, 1st Lt. Bernerd Harding of New Hampshire was
huddled in the basement of a German farmhouse, captured by the
farmer who lived there. A bomber pilot, Lt. Harding was concerned
that he might be treated particularly severely, or killed, if his
captors knew he was a pilot.
It's been a tough day... I'm 1300 nm into what will
eventually be a 2000 nm trip, and I've just weaseled my way around
a serious thunder boomer that sat dead square over Santa Fe, New
Mexico, necessitating tonight's stop at Double Eagle before the
final leg to my old stomping rounds of Santa Paula, CA. Traveling
by airplane is almost always interesting, and educational, and
usually pretty darned fun... but this is the most dreadful trip I
can recall and even more dreadful is the thought of what awaits me
at the end of this sojourn... a final good-bye to Vicki.
Welcome to Aero-TV’s Daily Update from EAA’s AirVenture
Oshkosh for Friday, July 31st, 2009
Friday marked the second annual “WomenVenture”
celebration at EAA AirVenture. An estimated 550 women gathered at
AeroShell Square wearing lavender t-shirts to show support
including Julie Clark, Jill Long, and the famed WASPs.
President Barack Obama mostly won a political victory when the
Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) appropriations subcommittee
reported out a Defense Appropriations bill that cuts funding for
additional F-22 Raptors and the VH-71 presidential helicopter.
He Will Serve More Than Three Years In A Federal Prison
United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown announced today
that Balltazar Valladares, 30, of Roseville, was sentenced
Wednesday by United States District Judge William B. Shubb to three
years and one month in prison for interfering with the safe
operation of an aircraft.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced the successful
first flight of its AT-6 prototype Thursday, as well as the
program's progression into the next phase of flight test. The AT-6
prototype is a structurally strengthened derivative of the U.S. Air
Force and U.S. Navy T 6A/B trainer.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium, a division
of EADS, announce a contract for a SpaceX Falcon 1e to launch an
Earth observation satellite designed by Astrium for its recently
acquired subsidiary Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).
One person on board a Cessna 150 was killed and another severely
injured after a mid-air collision in Coolidge, Arizona. The Cessna
collided with a Piper Cherokee, which made a safe emergency landing
about two miles away.
LoPresti Aviation has received FAA STC approval for BoomBeam HID
lights on the Citation 560. This complete kit will give aviation's
top performing business jet an increase in safety and a reduction
in maintenance costs.
"These (three) years in federal prison should give
anyone pause when contemplating as reckless an act as potentially
blinding a pilot who is operating an aircraft."
Source: U.S. Attorney Lawrence G. Brown.
Aero-Linx: New Images From
NASA has just released the latest images from the Hubble Space
Telescope, the first taken since the recent repair mission
installed a new camera. The results are as spectacular as ever, and
maybe more so.