Air Crews Have Failed To Activate Pilot Controlled Lighting
The FAA has noted a recent increase in the number of incidents
involving aircraft operating at night at uncontrolled airports, or
at airports where the control tower is not staffed around the
clock, in whch flightcrews have failed to activate the airport
Pilot Controlled Lighting system (PCL).
Fly-In, LSA Demos, And Corkey Fornof Around LoPresti's New
Hanger In Sebastian, FL
The City of Sebastian is home to a new LSA event that offers
three days of aviation and local activities for light sport pilots
and the community, alike. LoPresti Aviation will host the first
annual 'LSA Holiday!' June 4-6, 2010.
Georgia Airport Gets One Of Two Remaining Slots In Incentive
The FAA has given the OK to Gwinnett County, GA to seek a
private buyer and developer for Briscoe Field (KLZU). County
officials say they have been approached by multiple potential
buyers over the past year.
Autonomous Unmanned Helo A Step Closer To Field Deployment
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and
Engineering Center (AMRDEC) has awarded a $2.9 million contract to
Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman). The contract will be used
to develop enhanced mission capabilities for the unmanned K-MAX
First Engine Entered Service In 1995
GE Aviation's CF34 engine recently surpassed 5,000 total
deliveries. On a daily basis, CF34 engines travel the
equivalent of 210 times around the planet and carry 500,000
passengers to their destinations.
Service For First-Generation 5-RR And FlightMax MFDs.
Avidyne Corporation has entered into an agreement with Duncan
Aviation of Lincoln, NE, which makes them the exclusive provider of
repair services for Avidyne customers that are using
first-generation Flight Situation Displays (FSD) and early-model
FlightMax Multi-Function Displays (MFD).
Then Establishes A Joint Venture With Avolon To Own Three A330
AerCap Holdings has signed an agreement with Dublin-based
aircraft leasing company Avolon for the sale of six A320s, the
company announced Tuesday. Four of the aircraft were manufactured
in 2010 and are part of the AerVenture portfolio.
America's Youth Prove They Can Deal With Aerospace Challenges
Under bright blue skies, teams of middle and high-school students from across the country proved to one and all that they, indeed, have the right stuff. With spectacular weather and some of the finest professional and amateur rocket researchers and hobbyists in the world to overlook the proceedings, the 2010 TARC has been judged an unqualified success and we quite agree. A team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA, took first place at the Eighth Annual TARC, Saturday, earning the title of national champion.
A private group of DC-3 pilots and devotees that claim to have
spent "over a year" organizing a mass gathering of DC-3 and C-47
aircraft for this summer (to including a showing at Oshkosh 2010)
seems to think that they are the victim of a hostile takeover... by
the EAA, itself.
Four Recent Uncontained Engine Failures Prompt The Move
The NTSB issued two urgent safety recommendations to the FAA
Thursday, citing four foreign accidents which it is either
investigating or participating in an investigation led by another
nation, in which the aircraft experienced an uncontained engine
failure of its GE CF6-45/50 series engine.
America's Youth Prove They Can Deal With Aerospace
Under bright blue skies, teams of middle and high-school
students from across the country proved to one and all that they,
indeed, have the right stuff. With spectacular weather and some of
the finest professional and amateur rocket researchers and
hobbyists in the world to overlook the proceedings, the 2010 TARC
has been judged an unqualified success and we quite agree.
Masten Space Systems successfully demonstrated in-air engine
re-light capability Wednesday at the company's test facility in
Mojave, CA. Xombie, Masten's most-flown vehicle, became the first
VTVL vehicle to successfully re-light a rocket engine in
An X-51A Waverider flight-test vehicle successfully made the
longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight May
26 off the southern California Pacific coast. The more than 200
second burn by the X-51's air breathing scramjet engine accelerated
the vehicle to Mach 5.
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AEA Members Say They Are "Looking Forward" To Receiving
In response to the FAA’s release of its final rule
concerning ADS-B Out standards, both the Aircraft Electronics
Association (AEA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers
Association (GAMA) said Thursday they welcomed its arrival.
"We equate this leap in engine technology as equivalent
to the post-World War II jump from propeller-driven aircraft to jet
engines." Source: Charlie Brink, a
X-51A program manager with the Air Force Research Laboratory at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
The National Smokejumper Association is dedicated to preserving
the history and lore of smoke jumping, maintaining and restoring
our nation's forest and grassland resources, responding to special
needs of smokejumpers and their families and advocating for the