Pilots May Be Happy To See New Blue Sky Network Gadget For
Helicopters And Private Aircraft
Blue Sky Network took advantage of the Helitech 2009
exhibition which opened Monday to introduced the D410A flight
tracking and two-way messaging transceiver into its product
line-up. The D410A provides a new breed of Iridium satellite-based
GPS tracking with new messaging capabilities.
More than 70 New EASA-Approved Helicopter Accessories On
The DART Helicopter Services (DHS) team is flying into Helitech
2009 with more than 70 new helicopter accessories certified for
European operators. Each of the accessories has been designed to
make flying safer, more effective or more efficient, and each
product was approved by EASA in 2008-2009.
A Year After Its AirVenture Premiere, Martin Details Jetpack Progress
Last year, at EAA AirVenture 2008, over 5,000 attendees witnessed the first public flight demonstration of the Martin Jetpack. Since then, the Martin Aircraft Company has made immense strides to improve the basic design and ease of operation of the prototype; most notably, the company has converted to a fly-by wire system allowing novice jetpack pilots to safely solo the aircraft within an hour of training. Over the last year, nearly 5,000 test flights have been performed without injury.
Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding
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.
Teamsters Local 1108 has authorized a strike authorization
vote among its members who are the pilots employed by Flight
Options LLC. The Teamsters and Flight Options management have been
in negotiations over a first contract for pilots since June
Oneida County Executive Says Everything Was Done Properly
The FAA has sent a letter to Oneida County, New York officials
saying a contract with one of the FBO's at Griffiss International
Airport may violate its exclusivity rules, putting future airport
improvement grants in jeopardy.