Fuel Berm Damaged, FBO Owner Says It Was Intentional
Police in Opa-locka, Florida are investigating an incident in
which the fuel berm belonging to Opa-Locka Flightline, an FBO at
Opa-locka Executive Airport, was intentionally damaged by
representatives from the leasing company which manages the
Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier
Aircraft, landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center at 1205 EDT Monday, ending the two-day,
2,500-mile ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
F-22 Raptor, F-16 Viper, U.S. Army Golden Knights And More
The first ever Cocoa Beach Air Show is expected to draw
thousands of visitors to Florida's Space Coast October 3rd and 4th,
with high-flying military and civilian acts performing over the
Atlantic Ocean Free and open to the public, the event will be
visible from the beach with the show center at Alan Shepard
ALPA is applauding the recent sentencing of a man convicted of
interfering with the safe operation of an aircraft by shining a
green laser at an airliner and a helicopter in flight near
Sacramento International Airport in March 2009.
Each School Could Receive $5 Million Over As Many As Five
NASA has selected six universities that serve large numbers of
minority and underrepresented students to receive research grants
totaling nearly $30 million. The funding will help the universities
establish significant, multi-disciplinary scientific, engineering
and commercial research centers that contribute to NASA
Tool Enables Accurate Repairs Without Aircraft Downtime
P&D Enterprises has developed a new Rib Alignment Tool
(R.A.T. Tool), which has been specifically designed to enable
aircraft mechanics to perform fast and accurate repairs to damaged
flap, aileron and elevator "ribs".
The First Full-fleet Selection by an Aircraft Manufacturer
Dassault Falcon will offer the Aircell High Speed Internet
system aboard its entire fleet of business jets, Aircell announced
Wednesday, including the Falcon 7X, 900LX, 900EX, 900DX, 2000LX and
2000DX. It represents the first full-fleet selection of the system
by a business aircraft manufacturer.
Johnson Space Center Offering One- To Three-Year
Applications are being solicited for the NASA Postdoctoral
Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Human
Adaptation and Countermeasures Division of the JSC Space Life
Sciences Directorate offers unique research opportunities in the
areas of skeletal health, nutrition, and radiation and biological
STC Means Kits For Tailboom Strakes Will Be Available
BLR Aerospace has received an STC for installation of the
FastFin segment of the FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability
system on Bell 204, 205A, 205A1, and 205B helicopters. BLR says
this will be of particular interest to those operators whose
aircraft are already equipped with Dual Tailboom Strakes.
From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang CJ-6A
From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly realized that improvements to the performance and design would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang
From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the
Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing
advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly
realized that improvements to the performance and design would be
necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s
Liberation Army Air Force.
Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation
Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation
restorations. Having learned to fly at the age of 15,
Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by
exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos,
Capt. John Prater, President of the Air Line Pilots Association,
Int’l (ALPA), was re-elected as a vice president on the
AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s convention held
last week in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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First Mapping Orbit Marks Start Of A One-Year Mission
NASA reported Thursday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or
LRO, has successfully completed its testing and calibration phase
and entered its mapping orbit of the moon. The spacecraft already
has made significant progress toward creating the most detailed
atlas of the moon's south pole to date.
The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) Tuesday welcomed a common position of EASA and the European
Commission (EC) setting out priorities for the extension of the
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest
in Louisiana, may be leased to a private management firm. The FAA
this week accepted a preliminary application to allow the
city-owned airport to go forward with a plan to lease the facility
to a private operator.
The lob-sided emission of radiation from a rotating object
orbiting the Sun, due to uneven heating; named after the Russian
engineer I. O. Yarkovsky, who first proposed the idea around 1900.
Among other things, it has been used to explain why Earth is hit
surprisingly often by meteorites...
Aero-Linx: Europe Air
Europe Air Sports is an association of the European National
Aero Clubs, and European Air Sports Unions, with the objective to
co-ordinate regulatory matters in Europe. It is affiliated with the
FAI -the World's Airsports Federation...
"The LRO mission already has begun to give us new data
that will lead to a vastly improved atlas of the lunar south pole
and advance our capability for human exploration and scientific
Source: Richard Vondrak, LRO project
scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,