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June 03, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.03.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.03.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.03.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Ric Peri, AEA, Part II - 06.03.09 (ANN Special Report, with AEA's Ric Peri)

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Aero-TV: Focus On The Future -- Epic Announces New Aircraft

Despite The Hype, There's No Denying That They Keep Offering New Airframes

Epic Aircraft is one of those companies that is, at times, awfully hard to figure. Despite a lot of hype, more than a few disappointments and some claims that got them in hot water, Epic remains a player (albeit controversial) on the high-performance aircraft scene and (now) in the LSA scene.

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.03.09): Speed Brakes

Speed Brakes Also known as air brakes, they are surfaces that are normally flush with the wing or fuselage in which they are mounted, but which can be extended into the airflow to create more drag and slow the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.03.09)

Aero-Linx: Shuttle Carrier Aircraft NASA uses two modified Boeing 747 jetliners, originally manufactured for commercial use, as Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). One is a 747-100 model, while the other is designated a 747-100SR (short range). The two aircraft are identical in appearance and in their performance as Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.03.09)

"Folks, this is a watershed event... it can not be allowed to continue unchallenged... it is simply a case of one narrow-minded, selfish, group trying to exert their will over another... about as anti-American a concept as I know. The Grant-Valkaria insanity needs to be fought aggressively, publicly and with an eye towards not only defeating the madness but making the idiocy of Grant-Valkaria's rule-making an example for all others to avoid. The aviation community needs to band together and show these narrow-minded, elitist, fools the error of their ways..."  Source: Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief, reacting to the continual attempts by the City Government of Grant-Valkaria, FL, to control a county-operated airpor

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