The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Australia's Civil
Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have issued airworthiness
directives calling for the immediate deactivation of anti-icing
systems installed on some Lancair Columbia and Columbia
Aircraft Manufacturing 400-series aircraft.
Applicability: Model LC41-550FG and LC42-550FG
aeroplanes, all serial numbers, equipped with Kelly Aerospace
Thermal Systems Thermawing Deice System (also known as E-Vade)
under United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA02260CH.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8120
Issue Date: December 11, 2006 at 2046 UTC
Location: Outlook, Washington near YAKIMA VORTAC (YKM)
Beginning Date and Time: December 19, 2006 at 1800 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 22, 2006 at 2359 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For gas release
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Automated Flight Service Station,
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8094
Issue Date: December 11, 2006 at 1709 UTC
Location: Hesperia, California near VICTORVILLE VOR/DME (VCV)
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for accident
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Los Angeles (ZLA) Center, 661-265-8205
Aero-News has learned the prototype Airship Alberto made its
first flight October 27, 2006 in Amherst, MA. Designed and built by
Skyacht Aircraft, Inc., Alberto is a hot air blimp, or airship,
with a patented rigid, but foldable, structural frame.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.12.06 (ANN's
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Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Airshow Staple Steve
Stavrakakis: 12.12.06 (ANN Special Feature, with airshow
announcer and performer Steve Stavrakakis.)
The Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) announced Tuesday the re-instatement of Steven
A. Busch and Douglas Schwartz to the Board. Under the Association's
Bylaws, both Board Members were required to resign from their posts
in conjunction with occupational changes.
AD NUMBER: 2006-25-08
MANUFACTURER: Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-25-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Airworthiness Directive
(AD) for all Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (previously The
Lancair Company) Models LC41-550FG and LC42-550FG airplanes
equipped with Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) SA02260CH, Thermawing Deice System (also known as
AD NUMBER: 2006-25-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-25-07
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Embraer Model EMB-135ER and -135KE airplanes and Model
EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.
Claims Reports Show Escorted Bombers Were Shot Down
For over 60 years, it has been a mark of pride... the claim that
America's first black fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen, never
lost a bomber to enemy fire while flying escort runs in World War
II. But one man says he has evidence that claim may be
EADS North America officially delivered the US Army’s
first UH-72A Light Utility Helicopter on Monday, marking the
beginning of a major defense program with a requirement for up to
322 rotary-wing aircraft and a potential total life-cycle value of
over $2 billion.
Five days after a severed telecommunications cable led to problems for Air Route Traffic
Control Centers in Miami and Puerto Rico, a computer
glitch at another facility in Miami caused grief on Monday.
Despite word last week that US Airways CEO Doug Parker would
drop his bid to take over Delta Air Lines if executives at the
Atlanta-based carrier couldn't be swayed to see his way on things,
US Airways Group says it remains "absolutely committed" to the
deal, with or without Delta's blessing.
A medical transport helicopter is down in California. The
accident occurred Sunday night, when a Bell 412 went down in Cajon
Pass, 55 miles northeast of Los Angeles as it was flying back to
its base in Victorville.
"I think they are trying to destroy our record. What's the
Source: Former Tuskegee Airman Carrol Woods.
Two historians say the claim that America's first black fighter
pilots never lost a bomber to enemy fire while flying escort runs
in World War II may be inaccurate.