In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, JetBlue is
offering active duty military personnel $1 fares for domestic,
nonstop flights, for a limited time, departing from the two JetBlue
cities nearest to the nation's capital: Washington Dulles
International Airport in Dulles, Va., and Richmond International
Airport in Richmond, Va.
Meets Requirement For Small Tactical UAS-Tier II
Raytheon's KillerBee UAS has reportedly demonstrated that it can
be recovered from a net on a moving platform, simulating an at-sea
recovery. The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing aircraft body
design. It also has systems for land or sea launch, recovery and
Ruling From The 2nd Circuit Ends Pending Legal Challenges To
Panama City Relocation Effort
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second
Circuit, denied a pending petition, May 1st, for review
of the FAA's Record of Decision approving the relocation of the
Panama City – Bay County International Airport to a new site
in West Bay, Florida.
A few hours ago, EAA's Dick Knapinski and I were commiserating
about the fact that Oshkosh was less than 90 days away and that we
really weren't ready to deal with it all... again. But then again,
we can't wait. It's a unique brand of Aero-Schizophrenia... but we
repeat it every year... and this year is
NASA has selected two science investigations that will aid in
the interior examination of Mars and probe the tenuous atmosphere
of Mercury. The projects, valued at approximately $38 million, also
establish new alliances with the European Space Agency, or ESA.
We love stories where aviation business looks like the good
neighbor it is... and this is one of them. Omniflight Helicopters
is donating nearly $15,000 to the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G.
Komen for the Cure, raised from its Flight for the Cure
Pilots from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter
Wing in Madison, recently honed their air-to-air combat training
skills along side their naval counterparts from the Strike Fighter
Squadron 2 (VFA-2), Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., during a
two-week training mission.
MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca Turbine Engines -
Makila SeriesSUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD/MAKILA/14
Applicability: Makila 1A and 1A1 turboshaft
engines, all serial numbers, having Engine Control Units (ECU)
equipped with TU250 Comparator / Selector (CS) boards with serial
numbers (S/N) in the range 241 EL to 1192 EL.
Trying To Inspire During Tough Times... And Succeeding
We've known Paula Derks for quite a number of years and a number of adjectives come readily to mind when we consider the leader of the Aircraft Electronics Association... competent, decisive, expert, cheerful and insightful... and now we feel compelled to add one more -- inspiring.
AEA 2009: Trying To Inspire During Tough Times... And
We've known Paula Derks for quite a number of years and a number
of adjectives come readily to mind when we consider the leader of
the Aircraft Electronics Association... competent, decisive,
expert, cheerful and insightful... and now we feel compelled to add
one more -- inspiring.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Economic Perspectives from AEA 2009 -
05.05.09 (ANN Special Report, with AEA's Paula
A major topic of discussion at this year's 'Quad A' was the news
that EADS North America will be partnering with Lockheed Martin and
American Eurocopter to offer a new armed scout helicopter solution
to the Army, called the Armed Scout 645.
"Fifteen years ago, we made a film about space
exploration that included Hubble, when it started sending back the
first images. Today, we have Hubble's entire phenomenal legacy of
data to explore. With IMAX 3-D, we can transport people to galaxies
that are 13 billion light years away -- back to the edge of time.
Real star travel is here at last."
Source: Producer and Director Toni
Myers, commenting on the IMAX 3-D cameras that are going along,
again, to film the work done on the final servicing mission
tot he Hubble Space Telescope.
Aero-Linx: A Pilot's Guide to Ground
What do you say to a FREE online course that teaches some of the
rudiments of ground icing? NASA has just that, for you. Every pilot
who could encounter ground icing - whether their aircraft needs to
be cleaned or protected from frozen contamination needs to spend
some time with this site.
A semi-permanent, subpolar area of low pressure located in the
Gulf of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It is a generating area
for storms and migratory lows often reach maximum intensity in this
area. It is most active during the late fall to late spring. During
the summer, it is weaker, retreating towards the North Pole and
becoming almost nonexistent. During this time, the North Pacific
High pressure system dominates.