Discovery Made In The Polar Regions, But May Be More
NASA scientists have discovered water molecules in the polar
regions of the moon. Instruments aboard three separate spacecraft
revealed water molecules in amounts that are greater than
predicted, but still relatively small.
The Las Cruces, New Mexico city council voted Monday night to
cancel a lease held by the Orlando-based Rocket Racing League for
parcels at the Las Cruces International Airport because, it says,
RRL did not complete its facilities as required by the lease.
Says September 15th Congressional Hearing Contained
Next Step in Space issued a white paper Tuesday to help
clarify issues discussed at a September 15th hearing of the House
Committee on Science & Technology on “Options and Issues
for NASA’s Human Space Flight Program.”
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.24.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: CFI Tom Turner on Aircraft Type Clubs -
(ANN Special Report, with ABS' Tom Turner)
Thirty B777 Freighters Ordered For Delivery Over The Next 10
FedEx Express unveiled its first Boeing 777 Freighter (777F)
during ceremonies with The Boeing Company in Everett, Washington
Tuesday. FedEx Express is the first U.S.-based global all-cargo
freight airline to take delivery of the 777F, and has placed the
largest order for the aircraft model to date.
Increased maximum gross weight capability and advancements in
automation for offshore navigation are among the enhancements
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has planned in the near future for its S-92
helicopter, the company announced Tuesday at the biannual Helitech
Opening Round For First-Ever Collective Bargaining Agreement
For Colgan Pilots
The pilots of Colgan Air, Inc., represented by the Air Line
Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will begin negotiations on
their first contract with Colgan management on September 23. Colgan
pilots certified ALPA as their collective bargaining representative
in December of last year.
MH-53 Considered A Pivotal Aircraft During The Cold War
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Royal Air Force celebrated the
donation of an MH-53 PAVE LOW helicopter to the RAF Museum. The
announcement was made at Helitech Tuesday. The PAVE LOW helicopter,
donated by the U.S. Air Force, was manufactured by Sikorsky
Sim Will Provide Training For Military Helo Pilots
Helisim inaugurated its first NH90 flight simulator at the
training center in Marignane (South of France) Wednesday, where it
will be used to train military helicopter pilots. The Australian
Army Aviation, the French Navy and the French Army Air Corps (ALAT)
will send their pilots to the Helisim facility for NH90
It might be considered the ultimate lawn. More than twenty
uniquely designed 8-foot fiberglass Space Shuttle Statues will soon
be up for bid in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) Final
Destination Online Auction on October 1st - 8th, and are available
now for viewing online.
As consumer groups and travel industry organizations convene a
Washington forum on air passenger rights, Greg Principato,
president of Airports Council International-North America, Tuesday
offered an industry perspective on passenger rights and
SAIB Outlines Alternative For Engine Mount Inspection
The FAA has released a Special Airworthiness Information
Bulletin (SAIB) outlining an alternative method of compliance
(AMOC) for AD 2008-15-06, paragraph (e)(3) dealing with engine
mount bracket inspections on Cessna 175 single engine aircraft.
Tom Turner Addresses the Success of the Bonanza Type Club
Founded in 1967, the American Bonanza Society has more than 10,200 members in 39 countries around the world. Created as a shared forum for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, the Society serves as the primary source for model-specific information, education, and camaraderie. As one of the oldest type clubs in existence, ABS has provided support for Bonanza model lines for over 42 years, offering a wide-range of member technical services and education initiatives.
National Outreach Manager Discusses FAA’s Wings Program Improvements
On October 1st, 2006, Kevin Clover announced the formation of the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam). After the end of the FAA’s Aviation Safety Program, the Flight Standards Service created FAASTeam as part of its continued effort to reduce aircraft accidents, in particular, elusive accident causes that were not specifically addressed by the previous safety program. As stated, the FAASTeam mission is to improve aviation safety by focusing attention on training, outreach, and education in the hopes that such combined efforts will reduce accidents for the aviation community.
Tom Turner Addresses the Success of the Bonanza Type
Founded in 1967, the American Bonanza Society has more than
10,200 members in 39 countries around the world. Created as a
shared forum for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air
enthusiasts, the Society serves as the primary source for
model-specific information, education, and camaraderie.
Tom Carter of Big Fork, Montana enjoyed his career in the
cockpit of the F-16, so when it ended, he said he really, really
needed an airplane that could scratch the "fighter" itch, and still
provide good cross-country performance and reasonable operating
Outlines Call To Action On Airline Safety And Pilot
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt testified Wednesday before the
U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
Subcommittee on Aviation, to explain the agency's "Call to Action"
on airline safety and pilot training.
The U.A. House of Representatives passed an extension of the FAA
Authorization bill to continue spending at FY2009 levels until
December 31st, as the Senate continues to consider the long-term
reauthorization bill. The short term funding must still be agreed
to by the Senate as well.
Masten Space Systems successfully demonstrated multiple
sustained free flights of its XA-0.1B vertical take-off, vertical
landing (VTVL) rocket this past week. The longest flight was 93
seconds and involved a flight between two pads 60 meters apart.
Thom Richard, co-founder of Warbird Adventures and the Kissimmee
Air Museum has returned to central Florida after winning both the
Gold and Silver Formula One races at the Reno World Championship
Air Race this past week.
“Some comments made at the House hearing last week
incorrectly suggested that ... recommendation(s) to procure
crew services to the International Space Station would necessarily
be in lieu of further development of NASA’s exploration
program to travel beyond Earth orbit."
Source: Bretton Alexander.
Scholorship Foundation Auction
Would you like to have a scale-model space shuttle for your home
or business? The Astronaut Scholorship Foundation is holding an
online auction of hand-decorated shuttle models, some even signed
by astronauts, and the bidding is open.