Airmen and Sailors are in the UAE to support the Dubai Air Show
-- the third largest in the world -- over the next week. About 300
Airmen and Sailors, and more than 20 different Air Force and Navy
aircraft from bases in the Persian Gulf region, Europe and the
United States, will support the air show from Nov. 20 to 24.
Aero-News has learned a 146-foot-long airship developed by a
team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has successfully
demonstrated powered flight of the HiSentinel stratospheric airship
at an altitude of 74,000 feet.
Union Says Sick Employee Forced To Stay On The Job
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, an
organization representing more than 20,000 ATC operators across the
country, has accused an FAA supervisor at Gulfport Air Traffic
Control Tower in Gulfport, MS of ordering a sick controller to
report for work Thursday, even after the employee said he was
Northrop Grumman Corporation told ANN Thursday the company, in
conjunction with the US Navy, successfully completed the critical
design review of the E-2D Advance Hawkeye aircraft. All the team's
basic designs, including the new radar, mission computer and
workstations have been improved, and Northrop Grumman can now
complete production of the two test aircraft.
"Do you have the traffic that's passing underneath you still?"
According to transcripts released by the FAA last week, this
fateful question from the Renton, WA Municipal Airport tower to the
pilot of a de Havilland DHC-2 was the precursor to an August 4
midair collision involving the floatplane and a Cessna 150.
It was a textbook event, one to make a flight instructor proud:
after a bouncing attempt to jar the right maingear of his King Air
100 (file photo of type, right) into place, a pilot initiated
a go-around at Atlanta's Fulton County-Charlie Brown airport
Thursday, before bringing the twin turboprop around for a
near-perfect belly landing.
Recommends FAA Require Checks Into MRA Internal Leakage
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued two
recommendations that the FAA immediately require Sikorsky S-76
operators conduct immediate checks into leakage in the internal
assemblies of the helicopters' main rotor actuators.
Helicopter Association International has a new president. He is
former organization chairman Matthew S. (Matt) Zuccaro, who
officially assumed the office of HAI President on November 1.
Zuccaro replaced retiring president Roy Resavage who had served in
that capacity since March 1997.
"Do you have the traffic that's passing underneath you
Source: An unidentified tower controller at
Renton (WA) Municipal Airport on August 4, to pilot Fred Bahr. A
Cessna 150 collided with the Bahr's de Havilland DHC-2 thirteen
seconds later, mangling the floatplane's undercarriage and forcing
the Cessna down. The two pilots onboard the 150 were killed in the
accident; the Bahr was able to make an emergency landing on the
grass alongside Runway 33 at Renton.