The military's fleet of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft is seeing
more light under its wheels. Four CV-22s from the 8th Special
Operations Squadron at Florida's Hurlburt Field recently returned
after completing their first operational deployment supporting
Exercise Flintlock 2009 in November in Bamako, Mali.
Departs Ahead Of Incoming Presidential Administration
A top-level NASA official will join the throngs of politicians
and other employees leaving Washington, DC ahead of the new
presidential administration. NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale
announced Wednesday her intent to resign from the agency, effective
January 17, 2009, in advance of Barack Obama's inauguration.
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Disgraced US Airways Pilot Calls Findings "Encouraging"
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector
General has reached an interesting conclusion after investigating
the case of a pilot who accidentally discharged a gun in an
airliner cockpit. CNN reports the IG found holsters used by
thousands of armed airline pilots increase the chance of accidental
discharge, and should be replaced.
Rocketeering Challenge To Be Held April 15-20 In
NASA has invited 14 groups of ambitious young rocketeers from 11
middle schools, high schools and youth organizations around the
country to light up the sky over North Alabama during NASA's
2008-2009 Student Launch Initiative rocketry challenge.
Admitting "it is hard to think of finding a silver lining in
today's financial situation," AirGyro Aviation president Nate
Oldham told ANN this week of an enticing, limited-time offer on the
company's Outback 2 light sport aircraft that comes pretty close,
if you're in the market for an LSA.
Board Suspects Icing... But Could Not Determine For
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board hate
unanswered questions... and the probable cause report on the May
2007 downing of a Cessna Citation 550, issued this week, ends with
a big one. What caused the aircraft to lose control?
Commercial Launch, Payload Providers Encouraged To Complete
As build out preparations begin for Launch Complex 36 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station, commercial launch and payload
providers interested in launching from Florida are being asked to
complete a quick survey on Space Florida's web site.
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says his airline saw a
"bang-up month, almost unexplainably strong," in October of this
year... but November volume turned down sharply after the stock
This week, a new multi-user materials science laboratory began
its journey to the International Space Station, leaving NASA's
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL for NASA's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida for final flight preparations.
Says Concerns Cited Are Already Addressed By FAA Regs
The crew at DeltaHawk Engines, Inc. knows a thing or two about
developing piston powered diesel-fueled engines for aviation
applications... and joined Diamond Aircraft this week in responding
to ExxonMobil Aviation's position that jet fuel should not be used
in those powerplants.
Contract Calls For Two GOES-R Series Satellites, With Two
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
announced Tuesday it has selected Lockheed Martin for award of a
contract to build the next-generation Geostationary Operational
Environmental Satellite R-Series, known as GOES-R, for the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Cessna Will Install Safety Kit For Free... But Time Is Running
A well-known -- and easily correctable -- flaw in many older
Cessna high-wing aircraft led to a fatal crash near Alaska's Mount
Whittier last year, according to the National Transportation Safety
NASA will continue its reliance on Russian spacecraft for
transport to the International Space Station. The agency recently
signed a $141 million modification to the current ISS contract with
the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation services
planned through the spring of 2012.
Prices Start At $299,500 For 1/16th Stake In Entry-Level
Executive AirShare, the only established fractional aircraft
ownership company in North America to offer Phenom 100 and 300
aircraft, announced Wednesday its fractional pricing structure for
the Phenom 100 entry-level jet that the company will enter into
service beginning in the second quarter of 2009.
Regional Carrier Will Continue Operating Planes On
Nordic Aviation Capital A/S and KIRK Kapital A/S announced
Tuesday an agreement for a sale and leaseback transaction with AMR
Leasing Corporation for 39 ATR 72 aircraft operated by Executive
Airlines, which does business as American Airlines' regional
subsidiary American Eagle.
This site is dedicated to the brave crews who flew the Convair
B-58 Hustler. One of the lesser known jets of its time, the
Hustler set 19 world speed and altitude records and won five
different aviation trophies. The USAF ordered 116 Hustlers which
were operational with the Strategic Air Command (SAC) between 1960
"Human beings, ... we can survive anything, if we know
what it is we're surviving. I think that the unknown is probably
the most difficult situation to be confronted with. We want to
know. We want to know the answers."
Source: Sallie Stratton, wife of Capt. Charles
W. Stratton, who was lost over Vietnam on January 3, 1971. After
over 35 years of grief, and many questions about her husband's
final moments, Sallie finally received confirmation of the
circumstances of her husband's death on July 5, 2007, thanks to the
efforts of the US military's Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
Hundreds of family and friends gathered in October 2007 to
celebrate now-Lt. Col. Stratton's life... in stark contrast to his
1977 memorial service, which was clouded wi