"Like a perfectly planned stunt from a James Bond movie." That's
how WFAA-8 in Dallas described the scene following a runway
incursion accident at Northwest Regional Airport (52F) in Roanoke,
TX Thursday afternoon.
Four-Part Series Will Run In Group's Weekly Newsletters
It’s no secret that rising fuel prices are really putting
the pinch on pilots. So the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
(AOPA) is taking steps to help members get the most out of each
aviation fuel dollar.
NOTAM Number: FDC 8/7765
Issue Date: May 15, 2008 at 1924 UTC
Location: MT BALDYLIFORNIA , California near POMONA VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: LOS ANGELES (ZLA) Center,
"How do you like me now?" We wouldn't be surprised if some
Airbus executives this week are asking that very question
of officials with parent company EADS, after the European
aerospace consortium posted a healthy first quarter profit, largely
due to some positive economic news from the planemaker.
The Challenger Center for Space Science Education and the
Jacksonville, FL Challenger Learning Center from Kirby Smith Middle
School will participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge
(TARC) on Saturday, May 17.
Officials Stress There Are Rational Explanations For
The first in a series of British UFO files, dating back to the
1970s, were released on The National Archives' website Wednesday.
The Ministry of Defense files include descriptions of alleged
unidentified aerial phenomenon or UFO sightings, and subsequent MoD
evaluations of the reports.
Site In Former NASA Building To Specialize In Less-Expensive
Ways To Fly
Between rising fuel prices, maintenance expenses, hangar fees,
the cost of an aircraft... pursuing a passion for aviation may
appear beyond reach for a lot of people. EAA notes one of its main
goals is to find a better way to do things, primarily through
pooling and sharing knowledge and information. That's essentially
what's behind an attraction set to debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2008, the Affordable Flying Center.
Pratt & Whitney recently received the remaining three
Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates
(STC) approvals, certifying Global Material Solutions life-limited
parts for the CFM56-3 engine high-pressure compressor, high-
pressure turbine, and low-pressure turbine.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed a
contract with Airbus to design and produce a major composite
fuselage structure for the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) program.
Spirit will design and manufacture the Section 15 center fuselage
frame section, a composite structure that will be approximately 65
feet long, 20 feet wide and weigh nearly 9,000 pounds.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.15.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.15.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Savvy Aircraft
Maintenance: 05.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with aircraft
maintenance expert Mike Busch.)
Severed Wiring, "Suspicious Washer" Found On Two H-47s
Is it accidental damage... or sabotage? Department of Defense
officials are working to determine the nature of damage to two H-47
Chinook helicopters on the production line at Boeing's plant in
Ridley Park, PA.
Eight Shipsets To Be Delivered Starting In January 2009
Northrop Grumman was recently selected by the Royal Netherlands
Air Force (RNLAF) to provide the AAR-54 Missile Warning System
(MWS) for its CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Under the terms of the
multi-million dollar contract, Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems
Division will provide eight MWS shipsets and spares, in addition to
follow-on support, to the RNLAF beginning in January 2009 and
continuing through January 2010.
This has been quite a year for Hilton Software's WingX program... not only did they put together a truly inspired mobile information system for pilots that easily installs on just about any Phone/PDA powered by a Windows operating system, but it seems that Jeppesen kinda got caught up in what they did, as well... so much so that they have entered into an agreement to use WingX at the core of their new mobile offerings.
This has been quite a year for Hilton Software's WingX
program... not only did they put together a truly inspired mobile
information system for pilots that easily installs on just about
any Phone/PDA powered by a Windows operating system, but it seems
that Jeppesen kinda got caught up in what they did, as well... so
much so that they have entered into an agreement to use WingX at
the core of their new mobile offerings.
Hot-Rod Cub Now Available As E-LSA Or Experimental
One year after unveiling the concept plane at the 2007 Alaska
State Aviation Trade Show and Conference, CubCrafters used the 2008
Alaska Airmen's Show to formally introduce for sale its hot-rod
Carbon Cub -- a plane that optimizes the Cub formula to the "nth"
Parker Would Run Airline; Other Phoenix-Based Workers Sent
Aviation industry analysts have been scratching their heads,
trying to figure out how a seemingly oil-into-water joining of US
Airways and United Airlines would efficiently merge the two
troubled carriers. Now, the Phoenix Business Journal reports the
answer is... by making big changes.
The government of Myanmar apparently did nothing to warn or
prepare its impoverished citizens for the May 2 landfall of Cyclone
Nargis. Even when it became clear the death toll could reach six
figures, the military junta reportedly stalled the arrival of
foreign aid waiting offshore, while its leaders tried to figure out
how they could enjoy exclusive credit for the charity.
"I'll go ahead and handle the first takeoff. Follow me along on
the controls," my instructor, Jim Crone, told me. It was 10:15 in
the morning of March 25, a bright and sunny day south of Green Cove
Springs... and my flight training in the Gobosh 700S was about to
Jeff Dunham and his wild cast of characters have entertained
thousands of comedy fans in concert and tens of millions more
through his DVD, online and television appearances. Now Dunham --
an EAA member, aircraft builder and pilot in his own right -- is
bringing his stand-up routine and ace ventriloquist performances to
EAA AirVenture 2008.
Despite its somewhat-laughable name, Raytheon's 'Fish Hawk'
should not be trifled with. The new weapon system is the defense
contractor's entry in the US Navy's High Altitude Anti-Submarine
Warfare Weapons Concept (HAAWC) competition... and it sounds pretty
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will provide a unique
educational experience on United States history and basic core
values through the preservation interpretation and recognition of
US Army airborne and special operations history, equipment,
technology, legend, art and weaponry.
"Unfortunately under the current economic conditions
there was no foreseeable way to achieve sustained
Source: Jonathan Ornstein, CEO of Mesa Air
Group, in announcing Air Midwest will be grounded by the end of
next month due to soaring fuel prices. Air Midwest now serves 16
cities in 10 states, with a fleet of 19-seat Beech 1900 turboprops.
Some cuts in service will begin next week, with the last Air
Midwest flight occurring June 30.