No Word Yet On Injuries At Toronto's Pearson Airport
ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 1707 EDT -- An Air France Airbus
A340 landing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto Tuesday,
apparently ran off the end of the runway and into a wooded area,
where the aircraft began to burn.
Call Comes As Crew Prepares For Unrehearsed Spacewalk
It's the kind of call that makes an astronaut's heart swell with
national pride. Docked with the International Space Station some
370 miles above the Earth, the crew of the space shuttle Discovery
Tuesday took a call from President George W. Bush.
Boeing confirmed Tuesday that Chile-based LAN Airlines recently
placed additional firm orders for six Boeing 767-300 airplanes. The
order includes a combination of 767-300 freighters and 767-300ERs
Discovery Thermal Protection System Damage Appears Minimal
NASA switched to a Freon-free insulating foam for the external
fuel tanks starting with the STS-87 flight of the Shuttle Columbia
in 1997. This flight received dramatically more damage then
previous flights. Subsequent shuttle flights using the new foam
continued to result in up to 11 times more damage then previous
flights with the original foam.
By Rob Finfrock
This year, Oshkosh is host to five B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft
-- ThunderBird, Fuddy Duddy, Sentimental Journey, Liberty Belle,
and the wounded-but-proud Aluminum Overcast. Discovering this was
very exciting for me, as the Flying Fortress has always held a
special place in my heart-- my Grandpa Darmody was a navigator on a
B-17 during World War II.
Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galactic, in a press forum
shared with Burt Rutan, Brian Binnie and Mike Melvill, had a lot to
say at AirVenture. Buried deep in his extemporaneous presentation
were some possible hints at what will be revealed in the days and
ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
In an exclusive interview with AveoTech International Inc
Vice-president of Sales and Marketing, Edward Ricks, he reported
that this is the first showing in the United States and the company
is very excited about the potential of the new FAA rules for sport
pilot and light-sport aircraft.
By Aleta Vinas ANN Correspondent
Bill Randolph had throat cancer a few years ago. "I thought of
all those things I'd planned to do with airplanes that never got
done and given my age I decided to get this show on the road."
While recovering, he ordered the RV8 kit "with the intention of
building it then flying it around the world."
FAA Sport Pilot instructor Privileges and Responsibilities
By ANN Correspondent John Ballentyne
Jay Tevis, FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, gave a presentation
discussing Sport Pilot instructor Privileges and Responsibilities
in a well-attended seminar on the south end of Wittman Field. The
crowd was mostly mature gentlemen (I fit right in).
Envious of your hangar neighbor with his new glass cockpit
equipped airplane? No money (or desire) for a new plane? There's at
least one more player in the market now who is thinking just about
you: They're called Sagem Avionics and they're working on a glass
cockpit solution that will be STC'ed for popular GA airplanes.
Manufacturer's Showcase Lets Makers Show Their Wares
The lead plane in the first manufacturer's showcase last
week was an RAF2000 gyroplane. Indeed, two of the first three
participants in the forum were gyroplanes, bringing plenty of
attention to this fascinating but very small corner of sport
By John Dorcey
The most diminutive and also the most polished aircraft on
AeroShell Square today is Syd Cohen's 1946 Ercoupe 415D. The
Ercoupe is one of six aircraft taking part in today's United States
Post Office salute to aviation.
By Nadav Eiron, ANN correspondent.
As pilots we know it's good to plan ahead, and with the plethora
of computer based (standalone or on-line) planning tools available,
there are many ways to get the job done. One software package that
can help you get the job done (and a lot more) is AirPlan by
Razor's Edge Software.
"We've had a very good show."
Source: Cessna's recently minted VP of
Communications, Bob Stangarone, talking about the activity Cessna
has seen at the recently concluded Oshkosh EAA Fly-In... where
Cessna racked up some impressive sales -- including seven
NOTAM Number : FDC 5/6578
Location : Denver ARTCC, Grand Junction, Colorado near GRAND
JUNCTION VORTAC (JNC)
Beginning Date : August 11, 2005 at 19:00 UTC
Ending Date : August 14, 2005 at 23:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Due to an aerial demonstrations by the US Navy
Type : Airshow
AD NUMBER: 2005-15-16
MANUFACTURER: AvCraft Aerospace GmbH
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-15-16
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain AvCraft Dornier Model 328-00