Sun, Mar 09, 2014
“Watchkeeper will provide real-time information for troops conducting operations on the ground, allowing them to understand better and thereby overcome threats they may face. The ‘release to service’ is a major milestone in this important program.
Source: UK Minister for Defense Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne, following the Approval given for the Army’s own pilots to begin live-flying the unarmed Watchkeeper from Boscombe Down in Wiltshire; up until now it has been only been trialed by industry.
Fri, Mar 07, 2014
Also: Trig TT31 Update, Barnstorming--GA Wimping Out, Gone West: MiG Designer Belyakov, Zenith's 10000 Plan!
When the FAA opened the door for easier angle of attack (AoA) indicator certification through use of ASTM standards, BendixKing took the first step through that door. BendixKing has received FAA approval to install the KLR 10 Lift Reserve Indicator in certified general aviation aircraft. Hilton Software has announced the introduction of WingX Pro7 for Pebble. WingX Pro7 for Pebble uses the watch’s Low-Energy Bluetooth connection to seamlessly integrate with WingX Pro7 running on an iPad or iPhone. For the fifth straight year, Aero-News Network is partnering with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to bring exciting news about the latest and greatest avionics developments to the aviation world and we're doing it LIVE and in HIGH-DEF. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Thu, Mar 06, 2014
Also: Airbus A320 Production, Classic Aero-TV, NASA Honors Armstrong, KS May Exempt Homebuilts From Tax
Here we go again! The White House has included aviation user fees for general aviation use of air traffic control services in President Obama's fiscal year 2015 spending proposal. The budget proposal states: “To more equitably distribute the cost of air traffic services across the aviation user community, the Administration proposes to establish a new surcharge for air traffic services of $100 per flight. Military aircraft, public aircraft, piston aircraft, air ambulances, aircraft operating outside of controlled airspace, and Canada-to- Canada flights would be exempt.” Is Fantasy of Flight giving up on becoming an aviation version of Disneyland? Fantasy of Flight owner, Kermit Weeks, announced that effective April 6, the attraction will be closing its doors as a public attraction and will focus on its private event business and the
Thu, Mar 06, 2014
YOU Can Be A Part Of The Aero-Insanity! Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW!
Time is fast ticking down to a date the entire ANN staff looks forward to every year. See, each April 1st, we have a problem getting our stories straight... we make things up, we get silly, we exaggerate and lampoon. In other words, we act weirder than the loons who run Sun 'n Fun... and in this group, that's really saying something. (At least we get group rates on appropriate professional care... which comes in handy more often than we care to admit -- Ed.)
Mon, Feb 17, 2014
Innovators and Experts All: Phil Boyer, Jerry Gregoire and Alan Klapmeier Will Join ANN As Guest Commentators
The Aero-News Network, the long-time partner partner with the Aircraft Electronics Association, is preparing yet another new addition to their aggressive programming roster for the March 12-15 AEA 2014 Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, TN. In addition to the hundreds of stories, and dozens of hours of follow-up Aero-TV and AeroCast podcasts, ANN produces an unprecedented 10 hours of live web programming during this pivotal event.