Mooney M20M Downed After Uncontrolled Descent From FL230
We've seen versions of this story before... an unresponsive GA
single, aloft in the Flight Levels, stops answering comms, fighters
are scrambled and nothing can be done until the aircraft runs out
of fuel and crashes. Well, it seems to have happened again.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.30.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.30.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part I - Congressman Vernon
Ehlers - 09.30.09 (ANN Special Report, with
The Seventh Air Race in the National Championship Series of the
Sport Air Racing League has just concluded. Twenty-three racers
from as far away as Ontario and Louisiana, met to race around a
2-turn, 100-mile course at speeds approaching 300 miles per
Reforms Suggested For Airports, Flight Plans, Maintenance
The NTSB Tuesday issued a list of recommendations for changes in
FAR's that it says will enhance bird strike prevention, and beef up
safety for charter operators. It also reiterated suggestions for
HCC President Clyde Muse and Sen. Thad Cochran Announce The
Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse and U.S.
Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) announced Tuesday that the FAA will
invest $1.85 million for the design and installation of an ILS for
the John Bell Williams Airport. The funding is a collaborative
result between Cochran, the FAA and Hinds Community College.
DOT Requires Immediate Reporting Of Incidents To ATC
An FAA database shows that lasers were directed at aircraft
cockpits over 900 times in 2008, and pilots have occasionally been
temporarily blinded by the incidents, according to a report in The
Boston Globe. In some instances, pilots have reported having
to abort landings.
Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 IDS Available Next Year
Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) announced Tuesday it
is taking pre-orders for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
Integrated Display System (IDS) for installation on Beechcraft
1900D aircraft. The upgrade is expected to be available third
Aircraft Services Educational Facility Will Call Cecil Field
At the end of a ceremony marking 10 years since the Navy handed
over the former Master Jet Base at Cecil Field Naval Air
Station to the City of Jacksonville, Florida State College
Jacksonville broke ground on a $20 million Aircraft Services
Educational complex to compliment its aviation program.
Delta Airlines has joined America and United in tacking a $10
holiday travel surcharge on to tickets purchased for travel on
November 29th, and January 2nd and 3rd. Those dates normally see a
large surge in the number of travelers returning from holiday
Manager Gary Genge Discusses the Winglets Retrofit Update
From its maiden flight in September of 2007, to its first retrofit in August of 2009, Cessna’s Citation X Elliptical Winglets update has made extraordinary progress in the past two years. After receiving their supplemental type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the installation in June, Cessna Aircraft Company announced the first delivery of the Citation X to be fitted with Elliptical Winglets.
McDaniel Explains How Precision Approaches Have Changed the Future of GenAv
Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach. Through its system of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the continental United States and Hawaii, WAAS utilizes collected data to create a GPS signal correction that is then broadcast to WAAS-enabled receivers. The result is a GPS accuracy improvement of approximately three meters 95% of the time.
Gulfstream Aerospace rolled out its new flagship business jet,
the all-new Gulfstream G650, at company headquarters in Savannah on
Tuesday. The aircraft rolled out under its own power. First
announced in March 2008, theG650 remains on schedule for customer
deliveries in 2012.
But More Specific? "The Airplane Will Fly When It's Ready To
Joe Lombardo and Pres Henne said the G650, unveiled Tuesday
morning in Savannah, GA, is a statement by Gulsftream and General
Dynamics about the future of their companies. The pair said the
aircraft demonstrates the bullishness of Gulfstream about the
industry and the city of Savannah.
McDaniel Explains How WAAS Precision Approaches Have Changed the
Future of GenAv
Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to
combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite
orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA
requirements necessary for precision flight approach.
Manager Gary Genge Discusses the Winglets Retrofit
From its maiden flight in September of 2007, to its first
retrofit in August of 2009, Cessna’s Citation X Elliptical
Winglets update has made extraordinary progress in the past two
years. After receiving their supplemental type certificates
from the FAA and EASA for the installation in June, Cessna Aircraft
Company announced the first delivery of the Citation X to be fitted
with Elliptical Winglets.
DeCosta Says Federal Passenger Facilities Cap Should Be Raised
Passengers at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport already
pay the maximum $4.50 per ticket in passenger facility charges, but
airport manager Ben DeCosta is calling on congress to raise that
ceiling to $7.50, with an opportunity for further increases.
Bipartisan Group Forms To Champion GA In The Senate
The NBAA and GAMA Tuesday applauded Sens. Mark Begich
(D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) for forming a General Aviation
Caucus. NBAA also commends Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sam Bowback
(R-KS) and James Inhofe (R-OK) for becoming caucus members.
Industry analysts expect the European Union to propose that
aviation cut its so-called greenhouse gas emissions back to 90% of
2005 levels over the next decade. The proposal could come at the
climate talks slated for Bangkok. Aviation was not covered by the
One of the most critical skills that any helicopter pilot can
master is the autorotation... and much more so when that pilot is
trying to become a CFIH. Somehow, though, the prep for one pilot's
CFI checkride went awry and the aircraft wound up impacting the
ground with fatal result.
Aero-Linx: FAA Global
Navigation Satellite Systems
The FAA Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Program Office
provides satellite (GPS) based positioning, navigation, and timing
(PNT) services in the United States to enable performance-based
(RNP/RNAV) operations for all phases of flight from en route,
terminal, approach, and surface navigation...