A Beechcraft King Air Turbo went down just short of the
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport near Greer, South Carolina.
Witnesses say the aircraft "skipped" over a highway and came to a
stop on a hill just shy of the runway threshold. All three people
aboard the aircraft were injured, but survived.
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Coyne Says It Allows Him To Speak Directly To The Members
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) unveiled the
first video in an ongoing series featuring NATA President James K.
Coyne on Monday. Called "Coyne's Video Briefings," a new video will
be released every few weeks and will focus on "hot topics" and
important current events.
Claim Negligence On The Part Of Several Subcontractors
Relatives of eight of the victims aboard Air France Flight 447,
which went down in the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio de
Janeiro to Paris last May, have filed lawsuits against several U.S.
companies which provided products or components for the
Sim Is Customized To Company's Systems And Training
Toronto Airways of Toronto, Canada has purchased a full motion
King Air C90 flight simulation device from Fidelity Flight
Simulation of Pittsburgh, PA. The Fidelity simulator will be highly
type specific to the King Air C90, and include aircraft systems and
instructor operations customized for Toronto Airways' training
Nearly $7 Million To Replace Facility Built In the 1960's
The FAA has awarded a $6.77 million grant to Missoula
International Airport for construction of a new control tower,
which will replace the 1960's-vintage facility currently in use.
Airport director Cris Jensen said the 60-foot-tall tower is the
oldest in Montana, and perhaps the oldest in the region.
The ballot of BA's 14,000 cabin crew will open on Monday 16th
November, Unite the union announced Monday. Unite says that BA's
continued failure to consult properly on 2000 notified redundancies
and the company's determination to impose fundamental changes to
working practices leave it no other option.
Its been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world). We've been getting mixed signals about how folks are judging his first year and are not quite sure if the pro-Phil folks are still missing the long-time leader or folks genuinely have some grief with the new leadership. Questions put to attendees AT the 2009 AOPA event were met with a somewhat more pro-Fuller response, but we decided that checking with the guy at the center of the storm was the most appropriate way to gauge where he was as his first year at the
Longtime Board Member Reported Ready To Resign, Others
ANN is monitoring reports, this day, of another possible
high-profile resignation from the EAA Board. David Pasahow, who had
been directing the search for EAA President Tom Poberezny's
successor, is reportedly considering his resignation over a number
Its been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig
Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil
Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into
the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the
rest of the world).
Secretary Salazar, Governor Rendell, Senator Casey And Others
Break Ground On Permanent Memorial
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Pennsylvania
Governor Ed Rendell, Senator Bob Casey and the families of the
Flight 93 heroes on Saturday to break ground on the Flight 93
National Memorial. Senator Arlen Specter and Congressmen John
Murtha and Bill Shuster had representatives there on their
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne joined with ten other members of the Teterboro Airport
Industry Working Group last week in asking FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt to increase the priority for construction of a new Air
Traffic Control Tower at Teterboro Airport.
Position Eliminated Due To Declining Membership,
The Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio announced late last
week that Executive Director Ron Kaplan was let go as a
cost-savings measure due to declining memberships and commercial
sponsorships. A second full-time employee was also released.
49 Examples Of NASA Innovation Now Available To Us All
The 2009 edition of NASA's Spinoff, a publication that shows how
NASA technology is being put to use in everyday life here on Earth,
is now available in print and online. The latest Spinoff highlights
49 significant examples of how NASA innovations have been
transferred to the commercial marketplace.
“May this memorial stand as a testament of our
gratitude to these men and women as we remember their sacrifice,
honor their valor and commemorate their lives. I wish to
thank the Families of Flight 93 for their dedication to this
Source: Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey
An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a
fixed geographical location or which may be expected at a fixed
location within a prescribed area with reference to which vertical
clearance is or must be provided during flight operation.
Your tax dollars at work. Each year, NASA publishes a list of
the spinoffs ... products that are in everyday use which can be
directly attributed to the space program. Today's Aero-Linx is this