The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights
in August that was higher than in July ,but down from the rate
posted in August 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report
released Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/8945
Issue Date: October 03, 2007 at 1157 UTC
Location: Tyndall AFB, Florida near PANAMA CITY VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: October 05, 2007 at 1930 UTC
Ending Date and Time: October 05, 2007 at 2030 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: The U.S. Air Force F-22 aerial flight
demonstration Type: Airshow
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Tyndall AFB (PAM) Air Traffic Control Tower,
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.03.07 (ANN's
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ANN Special Feature -- AOPA Expo Opens Thursday
In Hartford: 10.03.07 (ANN Special Feature, with AOPA Media
Relations Director Chris Dancy.)
Would Give Ospreys Add'l -- Some Say Much-Needed -- Teeth
BAE Systems unveiled Wednesday its new remotely operated
turreted weapon system, the Remote Guardian System (RGS), designed
to provide 360 degrees of suppressive fire for the Marine Corps
V-22 tiltrotor aircraft.
Aims To Expand US- And Mexico-Based Manufacturing
Ballistic Recovery Systems Inc. announced Wednesday it has
entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent for the establishment
of Advanced Tactical Fabricators (ATF), a subsidiary to be
partially owned by Minnesota-based Head Lites Corporation following
fulfillment of certain pre-conditions.
Updated Planes Will Sport New Engines, Updated Avionics
Despite predictions just a few short years ago the era of the
regional turboprop was coming to an end, today 'windmill'-equipped
airliners continue to proliferate. Hoping to capitalize on this
growing market, on Wednesday European turboprop aircraft
manufacturer ATR announced the launch of the "-600 series", the
newest version of its family of aircraft.
Month-Long Efforts Revealed No Signs Of Missing Aviator
The trail has gone cold. Tuesday night, the US Air Force
officially ended search efforts by the Civil Air Patrol to locate
missing aviator Steve Fossett, nearly one month after the
millionaire adventurer disappeared over western Nevada.
They've been flying for weeks... but Wednesday morning, DayJet
made it official. The upstart air taxi provider formally launched
operations in a ceremony in Tallahassee, FL attended by, among
others, Florida governor Charlie Crist.
Vietnam Airlines to Buy 787 Dreamliners AND Airbus A350s
Is it a matter of getting the best of both worlds or is it
purely political? That’s the question analysts are asking
about Vietnam Airlines' plans to spend $5.5 billion on 12 Boeing
787 Dreamliners and 10 competing Airbus A350s, as well as 20
The Laurens County Sheriff's Department won't be teaching women
how to use firearms for awhile -- at least, not at the pistol range
near the W.H. "Bud" Barron Airport in Dublin, Georgia (KDBN). So
says the FAA.
Says Autobrakes Distracted Southwest Pilots At Critical
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the
probable cause of a fatal 2005 runway overrun at Chicago's Midway
Airport was the pilot's failure to use available reverse thrust in
a timely manner to safely slow or stop the airplane after
How Should Agency Certify New Tiltrotor? Weigh In!
Like its much-larger military cousin, the V-22 Osprey, the
Bell-Agusta BA609 commercial tiltrotor aircraft is like no other
aircraft to come before it... which leaves the FAA with some
questions on how, exactly, the new aircraft should be certified,
and what standards it should meet.
The US Navy's Training Air Wing 2 was expected to resume flight
operations Tuesday, one day after a T-45 Goshawk crashed about two
miles north of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, on land
owned by the King Ranch in Texas.
Employees Fighting Against Background, Drug Checks
A group of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) employees in
California may have won at least a temporary victory in their fight
against a new federal background check they say violates their
The pieces of Orion continue to come together. Last month, NASA
and industry engineers successfully completed the first drop test
of the main parachute that will help recover the first stage of the
Ares I crew launch vehicle.
Carrier Flew All Its Scheduled Flights For 12 Days In
What a difference adequate staffing can make. After struggling
with an atrocious rate of flight delays and cancellations through
the summer, Northwest Airlines rebounded nicely in September...
setting a new record of 12 days without a single cancellation.
You know, we as Americans really are spoiled. Here, we
sit and complain of long delays stuck onboard commercial
airliners... while there are those in India willing to pay good
money to simulate the very privilege of flight.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Tuesday the remains of two US servicemen, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be
returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
They are Capt. Warren R. Orr Jr., U.S. Army, of Kewanee, IL; and
Airman 1st Class George W. Long, US Air Force, of Medicine, KS.
A species of cloud that resemble isolated, generally smooth lenses
or almonds. Lenticular clouds most often appear in formations on
the lee side of a mountain peak as a result of lee waves, and
remain stationary in relationship to the terrain. Lenticular clouds
are an indication of extreme turbulence.
"Amazing. Travelers on most real flights these days
don't get that kind of service. All they want is the chance to know
what it is like to sit on a plane, listen to announcements and be
waited on by stewardesses bustling up and down the
Source: Matthew Campbell, posting on the travel
blog site WorldHum.com about a retired Indian Airlines engineer,
who has set up a full-fledged travel simulator -- comprised of bits
and pieces of an Airbus A300 -- to allow Delhi residents to
experience "virtual journeys" onboard an airliner for the nominal
price of $4.