The largest trade association for the nation's 366 commercial
airports filed comments Monday opposing the Federal Aviation
Administration’s (FAA) proposal to auction two slots at
Newark Liberty International Airport on September 3.
Those living around Tampa, FL are no strangers to inclement
weather, particularly in the summertime. Late afternoon
thunderstorms are the norm during the hottest months... and
hurricanes remain a distinct possibility, as well (case in point:
as of Monday afternoon, Tropical Storm Fay was forecasted to hit
the area later this week, as at least as Category 1 hurricane.)
SpaceDev announced Monday it has signed a multi-year contract
with Scaled Composites to assist Scaled in the development of a
production rocket motor for the first commercial space vehicle
designed for space tourism, SpaceShipTwo.
Five Lost When C402, Ultralight Collide Near Coventry
British investigators are working to determine what led to
Sunday's fatal midair collision between a Cessna light twin and a
single-seat ultralight, type unknown, near Coventry Airport in
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 08.18.08 1530 EDT: This
isn't the kind of news GA needs. The Associated Press reports a
pilot stole a Cessna 172 and took off from Roanoke Regional Airport
in Virginia Monday morning, with authorities saying it's possible
he plans to commit suicide.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.18.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.18.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Aeromedical Nightmares:
08.18.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
United Airlines announced Monday that Kathryn Mikells will be
named senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding
Jake Brace, executive vice president and chief financial officer,
who is retiring November 1.
Its been a long tough road for the folks of Quartz Mountain Aerospace in their quest to bring a fabled airframe back to life. Following years of sometimes-choppy operations, a small Altus, OK-based planemaker might finally be heading for smoother skies. Quartz Mountain Aerospace recently earned a significant milestone on its way towards having its name associated with the likes of Cessna, or Mooney: the company earned its first airworthiness certificate from the FAA.
The world famed Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome suffered a tragedy
late Sunday when a simulated dogfight, a part of a scheduled aerial
performance for this NY area tourist mainstay, went awry. The act,
involved two aircraft, one of them a "French WWI" biplane, which
was reported by witnesses as having gone into a spin and crashed
near the site of the Aerodrome.
Its been a long tough road for the folks of Quartz Mountain
Aerospace in their quest to bring a fabled airframe back to life.
Following years of sometimes-choppy operations, a small Altus,
OK-based planemaker might finally be heading for smoother
Here we are, several days after AirVenture 2008... and the
ANN staff has ALMOST recovered from our annual week(s) at Wittman
Field. As is our custom, we're taking a few days/weeks to consider
things carefully, and have assembled a few articles and awards
lists that quantify and qualify the very best and worst of the
Oshkosh 2008 experience.
The wave of patriotism hitting the airlines lately would be
heart-warming... if not for the fact that all that seems to be
motivating them is a desire to avoid any more bad PR. Northwest
Airlines has joined in the flag-waving with a recent announcement
that it is waiving the fee for a third checked bag by military
personnel traveling on Northwest Airlines and Northwest Airlink
regional partners in its continued support of military efforts
around the world.
Airmen brought current and future operations to the historic
Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha NE, Aug. 13 as part of Air
Force Week in the Heartland. At a venue famous for Gen. Curtis
LeMay exhibits, numerous aircraft and the home base for looking
back at the Air Force's former Strategic Air Command, Airmen
greeted lively crowds with information, stories and insight to what
today's servicemembers bring to the fight.
Unfortunately, We Need a SERIOUS Traveling Airplane For
Aero-TV... So The Glasair III MAY Have To Go...
We're not quite sure that we want to sell our favorite
airplane right now but it seems like it's time to test the
waters. ANN's beloved Glasair III MAY go on the block so that we
can get a SERIOUS traveling airplane (or two) to transport Aero-TV
Part One: Tom Wathen Foundation, A Strong Commitment to
Improving Education through Aviation
While AirVenture 2008 is over, the spirit and enthusiasm is
likely to continue amongst a unique group of students from opposite
ends of the US and a network of aviation foundations and industry
organizations dedicated to aviation education.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
will present five awards for key contributions to space science and
technology during the AIAA SPACE 2008 Conference & Exposition,
to be held September 9-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, San
Diego, Calif. The awards will be presented at the conference's
awards luncheon at noon on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.
Plane Talk was an ongoing series of essays about the simple
satisfactions and personal rewards of flying. These essays were
originally published in a "hometown" newspaper, and were written to
familiarize the general public with the personal aspects of flying.
They were written in the hopes of bringing more people into
aviation, and to give non- fliers a better appreciation for their
"It was surreal... One minute it was pretend
danger, then it went suddenly to real danger."
Source: Roger Christenfeld, a Poughkeepsie NY
resident attending a weekend performance at the Old Rhinebeck
Aerodrome, and a witness at the scene of a tragic crash that killed
the pilot of a biplane performing that day.