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September 12, 2009

Late IAC President Vicki Cruse Honored By Ninety-Nines With Memorial Scholarship

Cruse Died While Flying For USA At World Aerobatic Championships

The achievements and legacy of the late Vicki Cruse, International Aerobatic Club president and Experimental Aircraft Association director, will live on through a memorial scholarship established by women pilots from the Ninety-Nines and aviators throughout the world.

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GAO Report: FAA, NWS Face 'Significant Challenges' In Weather Consolidation

Proposal Would Reduce The Number Of Centers From 21 To 2

A report issued this week from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) suggests that a plan put forth by FAA and NWS to consolidate 21 enroute weather centers down to 2 could "degrade aviation operations and safety—and the agencies may not know it."

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Klyde Morris (09.11.09)

Klyde Tries To Improve The 787's Image


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NBAA Issues Statement On Nomination Of Erroll Southers Nomination For TSA Post

Southers Is President Obama's Pick For TSA Assistant Secretary

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen  Friday issued a statement regarding an announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that President Obama intends to nominate Erroll Southers for assistant secretary of TSA.

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC145 To LifeFlight Eagle

Aircraft Is Exclusively Dedicated To The Children's Mercy Hospital

American Eurocopter says LifeFlight Eagle has taken delivery of a new EC145 that will be exclusively dedicated to The Children's Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, MO) Critical Care Transport program for the care and transport of pediatric and neonatal patients throughout the region.  

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Aero-Air Installs Dual Garmin G-600's In Twin Commander

First Such System Ever Install In Type

Aero Air, located at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO), has just completed their first dual install of a G-600 system in a Twin Commander. This was the first dual system installation performed by any Twin Commander Authorized Service Center.

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Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Overwhelmingly Authorize Strike

98 Percent Voted To Support The Strike Ballot

Hawaiian Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), announced Friday that they have voted to authorize their elected union representatives to conduct a lawful withdrawal of service if contract talks do not result in a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Soldiers In Iraq Keep Helicopters Flying

Ground Crews Critical To Success In The Air

Soldiers assigned to the Contingency Operating Base in Adder, Iraq with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, strive to make sure the AH-64 Apaches, UH-60 Black Hawks and CH-47 Chinooks are prepared to take anything a war zone may have in store for them.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.12.09)

"Vicki was devoted to educating pilots about the safety benefits of emergency maneuver and unusual attitude training. Her devotion to flying and safety led those who knew her to preserve her memory by enabling others to become more precise and safe pilots through the Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship." Source: Susan Liebeler.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.12.09): Radar Contact

Used by ATC to inform an aircraft that it is identified on the radar display and radar flight following will be provided until radar identification is terminated.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.12.09)

Aero-Linx: International Women's Air And Space Museum The online home of the International Women's Air & Space Museum, Located at Burke Lakefront Airport, in Cleveland Ohio, contains selected information from the museum's collectsions, as well as listings of events held throughout the year. 

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