Two Remaining Shuttle Flights Bumped Four Days Apiece
NASA conceded Wednesday that delays related to Hurricane Ike
will push back the next mission of the shuttle Atlantis by four
days. The agency's first launch opportunity for the repair and
upgrade mission to the Hubble space telescope is now set for 2210
Eastern time on October 14.
Follows Special Report Findings Released Earlier This
On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board formally
recommended the Federal Aviation Administration take a series of
steps to make parachute operations safer. The action stems from the
Board's findings in a special investigation report, released earlier this month,
identifying several recurring safety issues with parachute jump
operations, and recommending improvements in aircraft maintenance
and pilot training.
Employees arriving Wednesday to their jobs at private investment
and holdings firm Petters Group Worldwide were greeted to a rude
surprise: federal agents armed with subpoenas to search the
company's offices in Minnetonka, MN.
Says Crash 'Raises Significant Aviation Safety And Legal
The ground is not yet completely cleared of wreckage following
the September 19 takeoff accident of a chartered Learjet 60
business jet near Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in Columbia,
SC... but lawyers for one law firm apparently caught the very first
ambulance out of town, and are prepared for what will surely be a
series of protracted legal battles.
'Pilots 'n Paws,' With Jon Wehrenberg and Debi Boies
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.25.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.25.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Pilots 'N Paws:
09.25.08 (ANN Special Report, with Jon Wehrenberg
and Debi Boies.)
China has successfully launched its third manned spaceflight,
sending three taikonauts onboard the Shenzhou 7 into orbit in a
dramatic nighttime launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in
the desert of northwest China's Gansu province.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne says it is a step closer to
flight testing the world's first hypersonic hydrocarbon-fueled and
-cooled scramjet engine. The X-51A Scramjet Engine
Demonstrator-WaveRider (SED-WR) successfully demonstrated key
flight clearance objectives in recent ground tests simulating Mach
5 flight conditions.
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) announced Thursday that Croatia does not
comply with international safety standards set by the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), following an assessment of the
country’s civil aviation authority in January.
The 'Jet Man' is preparing to blast off. Adventurer -- and on
most days, mild-mannered Swiss A320 pilot -- Yves Rossy will
reportedly launch Thursday morning at 0800 EDT from Calais, France
in an attempt to fly across the English Channel, strapped to a
jet-propelled wing on his back.
ANN Poses The Final of Three Questions For The Cirrus Community
As previously noted, the 2008 COPA 'Migration' (M6) happened to be a GREAT place for ANN and Aero-TV to gauge the mood and feelings of the Cirrus community... about the organization that has gained such a sterling rep throughout GA, about the realities of GA travel... and whether there is an undercurrent of 'jet envy' among the crowd of fast-moving piston drivers. The third and final time around (for now), though, we had top ask a question that was on everyone's mind in the scant few days since the first flight of Cirrus design's LONG-awaited single Jet, the Vision SJ50.... Is There a JET In YOUR Future?
ANN Poses The Final of Three Questions For The Cirrus
The third and final time around (for now), though, we had top
ask a question that was on everyone's mind in the scant few days
since the first flight of Cirrus design's LONG-awaited single Jet,
the Vision SJ50.... Is There a JET In YOUR Future?
Somebody screwed up big time near Burlington International
Airport (BTV) in Vermont... and as a result, at least five planes
were damaged from hundreds of rocks accidentally blasted in the
airport's direction from a nearby rock quarry Wednesday
Investigators are still working to determine what happened to
cause an experimental aircraft to crash into trees near Schenectady
County Airport (SCH) in upstate New York Tuesday afternoon,
critically injuring the pilot.
Construction Of New Airport Months Ahead of Schedule
The Panama City – Bay County International Airport
Authority announced its intentions Wednesday to construct a
10,000-foot main runway at the new airport in West Bay, FL subject
to obtaining necessary permits and approvals. The Authority
previously authorized the design of the runway extension which
takes this runway from 8,400 feet to 10,000 feet, and this week
approved a thicker runway and centerline lighting to accommodate a
10,000 foot runway.
The B-1B Lancer maintainers at Oklahoma's Tinker Air Force Base
adapted a video targeting pod normally employed on F-15 Eagles and
F-16 Fighting Falcons to B-1Bs in response to an urgent request
from US Air Forces Central officials.
Aims To More Clearly Define Group's Involvement In SERFI
The Experimental Aircraft Association announced Wednesday it has
signed a new working agreement with the Southeast Regional Fly-In
(SERFI) that brings higher visibility to the SERFI event and
clearly defines EAA's role in the popular fly-in.
Only Civilian Agency to Receive National Security Clearance
To Operate Aircraft Inside Inner Ring
Angel Flight West (AFW), the country’s largest volunteer
pilot organization arranging and providing, through its volunteer
pilot members, free air transportation for non-emergency health
care issues, provided around-the-clock support services in
connection with Denver’s hosting of the Democratic National
Convention (DNC) last month.
Yet another excellent resource for the true aviation history
aficionado. Bios for the great German pilots of WWII, and
statistics galore. Broken down many ways, you can impress you
friends when they ask you who the 8th highest-scoring killer of
Stormoviks was. (It was Major Franz Eisenach).
"The first five seconds will probably define whether he
is going to make it or not. The biggest challenge for him is to get
into a stable flying configuration once he has left the
Source: Markus Zipperer, an engineer with
Germany's JetCat, which helped manufacture the jet-powered
mono-wing that adventurer Yves Rossy will use Thursday morning at
0800 EDT for his attempt to fly across the English Channel.