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May 19, 2007

MD TFR: 05.22.07 - 05.23.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1847  Issue Date: May 18, 2007 at 1830 UTC  Location: Annapolis, Maryland near BALTIMORE VORTAC (BAL)  Beginning Date and Time: May 22, 2007 at 1500 UTC  Ending Date and Time: May 23, 2007 at 2000 UTC  Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels  Type: Airshow  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A  Pilots May Contact: Potomac (PCT) TRACON, 540-349-7586 

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NJ TFR: 05.24.07 - 05.27.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1813 Issue Date: May 18, 2007 at 1447 UTC Location: Millville, New Jersey near CEDAR LAKE VORTAC (VCN) Beginning Date and Time: May 24, 2007 at 1430 UTC Ending Date and Time: May 27, 2007 at 2100 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: Atlantic City (ACY) Air Traffic Control Tower, 609-485-6193

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AK Space Operations TFR: 05.24.07 - 05.28.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1851 Issue Date: May 18, 2007 at 1901 UTC Type: Space Operations

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AD: British Aero

AD NUMBER: 2007-10-16 MANUFACTURER: British Aero SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-16 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Canadian Snowbird Pilot Lost In Montana Accident

Plane Broke Formation During Practice

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.18.07 2200 EDT: A Canadian Forces Snowbirds demonstration team pilot was killed Friday afternoon when his CT-114 Tudor jet crashed in Montana.

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UP Aerospace's SpaceLoft XL, Cargo Found In Good Condition

Rocket Recovered Three Weeks After Launch

Nearly three weeks after the launch of UP Aerospace's SpaceLoft XL rocket -- carrying the ashes of "Star Trek" actor James "Scotty" Doohan (shown below), astronaut Gordon Cooper, and 200 others -- on Friday search crews located the missing rocket in the mountains of south-central New Mexico.

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Report: Lockheed Presidential Helo Contract Likely To Go Over-Budget

GAO Says Weight And Costs Keep Rising

Pentagon and Navy officials are projecting Lockheed Martin will overspend on its development contract for a new presidential helicopter by at least 34 percent.

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Police Helo Patrol Grounded After Pilot Demands Taser

Official Denies Issuance Of Restricted Weapon

A volunteer police helicopter patrol in Abbotsford, British Columbia has been abolished because the pilot demanded to be armed with a Taser and was denied.

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A Visit With The Most Humble Of Heroes

Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Dick Cole

Anyone who knows how to "Google" anything knows that you can hook up to the Internet, type any number of words into your favorite search engine and find out facts about the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo in April, 1942. You can see photos of the aircraft, the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, Jimmy Doolittle, his crews, their mission and all that. You can read accounts of "what it was like to be there."

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Pentastar Aviation To Install First SKYLink On Non-Gulfstream Plane

Dassault Falcon 2000 First Of Many Future Applications

ARINC Incorporated told ANN this week Pentastar Aviation of Waterford, MI has contracted to install the SKYLink broadband communications system on a customer's Dassault Falcon 2000 business aircraft.

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Australian Navy Grounds Sea King Fleet

Aussie Defense Boss Denies Link To '05 Accident

The Australian Navy's fleet of six aging Sea King maritime patrol helicopters, based at Nowra on the New South Wales south coast, were grounded Thursday over safety concerns after a routine maintenance inspection found a safety pin missing from one of the helicopters.

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Gone West: Aircraft Designer Petro Balabuyev

Lead Creator Of An-225 Mriya

ANN has learned Petro Balabuyev -- lead designer of the largest aircraft in the world, the An-225 Mriya -- died Thursday at the age of 75.

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Boeing Receives Final 787 Major Structure In Everett

Now The Fun Begins... Assembly!

The puzzle pieces are all in place... now, Boeing has to put them together. Early Thursday, the planemaker received the final major assembly for the very first 787 Dreamliner at its Everett, WA plant.

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LoPresti Presents Its 'ClearBlue' Wireless Headsets

"I Hate Wires!"

Bluetooth technology isn't just for cell phones and automobiles anymore. Utilizing software the company has dubbed “Intuition”, LoPresti has unveiled a headset that could eliminate wires from the cockpit of your aircraft.

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NBAA Announces Journalism Scholarship Honoring Dave Ewald

First Scholarship Will Be Awarded At NBAA 2007

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), in coordination with the family of Dave Ewald, announced this week the David W. Ewald Journalism Scholarship honoring the memory of the long-time Business & Commercial Aviation publisher.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.07)

Aero-Linx!

From Aeronautical Repair Station Association to Space Transportation Association, this listing of more than two dozen aerospace associations may have what you're looking for.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.07): Flight Director

Aero-Terms!

A flight director gives visual cues to the pilot, so that the pilot can follow these cues with his inputs to the aircraft's controls and therefore take the airplane to the programmed destination.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.19.07)

"He probably wished he could have stayed."

Source: Wende Doohan, widow of "Star Trek" actor James Doohan. Nearly three weeks after the launch of UP Aerospace's SpaceLoft XL rocket -- carrying the ashes of Doohan, astronaut Gordon Cooper, and 200 others -- on Friday search crews located the missing rocket in the mountains of south-central New Mexico.

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