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August 05, 2005

Wyoming TFR: 08.08.05

NOTAM:  5/6729  Issued:  08/05/2005 20:00  Effective:  08/08/2005 17:30 - 08/08/2005 18:20  State:  WY  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, AUGUST 8-15 2005. 

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Illinois TFR: 08.05.05 - 08.07.05

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/6718  Location : Peoria, Illinois near PEORIA VORTAC (PIA) Beginning Date : August 05, 2005 at 17:30 UTC Ending Date : August 07, 2005 at 23:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Eagel Prairie Air Show aerial demonstrations by high performance aircraft Type : Airshow

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Texas TFR: 08.09.05 - 08.11.05

NOTAM:  5/6714  Issued:  08/05/2005 14:00  Effective:  08/09/2005 02:10 - 08/11/2005 21:55  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, AUGUST 8-11 2005 LOCAL. 

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Colorado TFR: 08.06.05 - 08.08.05

NOTAM:  5/6713  Issued:  08/05/2005 13:50  Effective:  08/06/2005 22:25 - 08/08/2005 17:10  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MEEKER, COLORADO, AUGUST 6-8 2005 LOCAL. 

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Mid-Air Over Renton

Beaver, 152 Collide: Two Lost

A student pilot and his instructor were killed Thursday when their Cessna 150 collided with a DeHavilland Beaver float plane on approach to the airport in Renton, WA. The four people on board the Beaver survived as the pilot made what witnesses called a remarkable landing, considering the damage to his floats.

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Investigators: Air France 358 Landed Long

TSB Looks At Possibility Of Wind Shear During Storm

As Canadian investigators continue probing the runway accident that destroyed an Air France Airbus A340 in Toronto last week, one Transport Safety Board official confirmed Friday that Flight 358 landed unusually long -- farther down the runway than is customary for that type of aircraft.

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SWA Flight 21 Evacuated

Bomb Scare After Note Found

Southwest Airlines Flight 21 was isolated on the runway at Hobby International Airport Friday and passengers were evacuated one-by-one after one of them found a threatening note on board the 737.

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Zero Gravity Celebrates Discovery’s Flight With Special Pricing

Experience Weightlessness For Less

In honor of Discovery’s return to space, Zero Gravity Corporation is offering reduced pricing for seats on their specially modified 727 aircraft, giving space enthusiasts the opportunity to experience varying degrees of weightlessness.

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Airmen Support Soldiers With Airdrop

To keep yet another convoy off the road, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing aircrews in SW Asia recently gave a textbook example of what agile combat support is all about.

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A Royal Duke

New Power For Old Airframes

By Nadav Eiron, ANN Correspondent Rocket Engineering, famous for its JetProp conversion of the Malibu and Mirage and its Bonanza TurbineAir turbine conversion, is now moving on to its next target: the Beechcraft Duke. Tim Moore, a marketing and customer support specialist for Rocket, explains why the Duke is such a good candidate for their PT6A based conversions.

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First Production Version Of MH-60R Flies

Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

The first new production MH-60R took to the skies July 28th at the Sikorsky Aircraft facility in Stratford, CT. The aircraft flew a total of 1.5 hours and performed the entire flight acceptance profile, which included flight control checks, vibration measurements and engine power checks, without incident.

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Of Brakes, Bad Backs And Black Boxes

Canadian Investigators Comb Air France Wreckage

Canadian safety investigators continued poring over the wreckage of the first-ever Airbus A340 mishap in Toronto Thursday, looking for clues into the off-the-runway mishap that destroyed the aircraft but left all on board alive.

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Cheaper By The Dozen? OurPLANE Places Sizeable Eclipse Order

$26 Million Order Makes Eclipse's Day

OurPLANE has placed what appears to be its largest order, yet, for new aircraft. An order of 20 Eclipse 500 aircraft, valued at over $26 million USD (which consists of 10 firm and 10 options), makes OurPLANE the first fractional aircraft fleet customer for Eclipse Aviation.

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McCaffrey: Iraq Needs Black Hawks

Retired General Returns With Recommendations

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Retired General, former drug czar and sometime Democratic Party politician Barry McCaffrey recently returned from Iraq with a sheaf of notes, opinions and recommendations. One of his urgent recommendations is that the Iraqi forces receive 120 or more Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters, presumably including spares and training on them.

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Klyde Morris 08.05.05

Klyde Reads About Power Tools

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Getting Ready For Another Stab At Mars

MRO Being Ready For Wednesday Launch

Launch of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7:54 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The launch window extends until 0939, a duration of 105 minutes. Liftoff will occur aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas V-401 rocket from Launch Complex 41.

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Be Someone Who 'Won't!'

Ways to Avoid LGRMS

by ANN Correspondent Rob Finfrock Three Green! It's an axiom at least as old as retractable landing gear on airplanes: when it comes to landing with the gear up, there are two types of pilots: "there are those who have, and those who will." Perhaps you've even done it yourself, only to have felt that sickening feeling in your stomach exactly one-half second before the fuselage of your airplane made contact with the pavement.

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FADEC and LSA Engines from TCM

Big Things Coming

By Nadav Eiron, ANN correspondent Teledyne Continental has had FADEC in the works for a while, but lately more and more actual hardware starts showing up. On display at Oshkosh this year were two new FADEC conversions for existing airplanes on display in the TCM tent: a Cirrus SR-22 installation developed in-house by TCM, and a Piper Malibu installation by Malibu Power and Propeller.

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Green Gang at AirVenture

Did You Hear That? Thank The Green Gang

By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey It's a perfectly coordinated office that even Martha Stewart would envy… green shag carpet, green curtains, green garbage can and a green fly swatter. Above the green Lazyboy hangs a matching green light fixture. I look outside, through the green curtains, and see a green Volkswagen pull up. Moments later a man walks in the office, wearing a green hat and vest. His name? Green One.

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TruTrak: A New Attitude

More On The Way

By ANN Correspondent Nadav Eiron TruTrak, well respected in the experimental community for its quality digital autopilots, just announced a new gadget. It combines an instantaneous vertical speed indicator, and a turn and bank gyro with some other stuff to make one cool box.

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TSA Security Director at Indianapolis Airport in Fatal Accident

Dick Suekawa Was Vacationing In Colorado

=The TSA says Federal Security Director Dick Suekawa was killed in a car accident Wednesday night while vacationing in Colorado.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Diamond DA-20 Eclipse

For Sale: Diamond Aircraft DA-20 Series

New 2005 Eclipse N62PA - Premium Interior, GTX330 Mode S Transponder with Traffic Information System, Garmin AT SL40 VHF COM, Wheel Fairings on Noise and Main Landing Gear. Call Premier Aircraft Sales, Inc. at 800-903-8402 Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10 New, will sell for $159,370.00

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.05.05)

"To think that you will inevitably have a gear up landing, or have your landing gear collapse, just because you fly an RG airplane -- that's similar to saying that all pilots, if they fly long enough, will eventually run out of fuel." Source: Tom Turner, operator of Mastery Flight Training in Wichita, KS, as well as Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society.

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Oregon TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM: 5/6694 Issued: 08/04/2005 16:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: OR Facility: ZSE - SEATTLE (ARTCC),AUBURN,WA. Type: HAZARDS Description: 10 MILES NORTH OF MEDFORD OR.

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