ASB Avionics (ASB), under contract with the NOAA, is developing
a Dorsal HF Shunt Antenna for their WP-3 fleet. The P-3 HF Shunt
Antenna builds on ASB’s history of HF Dorsal Antennas for
L-382/C-130, KC-135, 707, 737, and 747 aircraft.
Let's Revisit Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh for Monday, July 27th, 2009.
As we evaluate the highs and lows of Oshkosh 2009 in our Annual
Five Part "Best/Worst" look at the Annual Oshkosh
Aero-Lovefest, it behooves us to take a look at what all
the fuss was about via each of the Daily Updates that Aero-TV
produced during the show... along with dozens of other feature
presentations. -- Jim Campbell, ANN
Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network
FIRST... An Apology: I was hard at work
on Part Two of our annual Five-Part Oshkosh Evaluation series when
an early morning call came the next day
and the world went to hell. Dealing with
the aftermath of horrific news made normal work pretty much
impossible for a number of days and this project got left by the
wayside. Well... let's get it back on track.
Airline’s In-House Training Academy Acquires Second
Hawker Beechcraft has delivered its second Beechcraft King Air
C90GTi to Shenzhen Airlines in China. Shenzhen Airlines is using
the King Air C90GTi to provide advanced pilot training at its
in-house training academy, Kunpeng International Flight
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.08.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.08.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner - American Bonanza Society -
09.08.09 (ANN Special Report, with Tom Turner of
the Amercian Bonanza Society)
An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in eastern
Afghanistan Sept. 4th at approximately 8:45 p.m. Kabul time. The
crash was not due to hostile fire. There were no reports of
civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the site.
First Ground Test of the Ares I Five-Segment Solid Rocket Motor
Alliant Techsystems Space Systems and NASA have finally
identified the issue that resulted in the scrub of last week's test
of the Ares 1 solid rocket motor system. A component of the ground
controller unit, which sends power to the system that moves the
nozzle during the test, failed and has been replaced.
Air Force Hopes Additive Will Reduce Engine Maintenance
Elmendorf Air Force Base officials started to blend a thermally
stable additive known as Plus 100 to its JP-8 aviation fuel Sept.
1. The additive prevents coking and carbon buildup in the engine,
which will greatly reduce engine maintenance.
Intensive Training Continues With Airplanes Expected Late This
Test pilots, engineers and ground crews from Alenia North
America performed an initial test flight of the first of 20
programmed Afghan C-27A "Spartans" recently in Italy. The
medium-sized tactical military transport remains on schedule for
delivery to Naples in late September.
A term used,
originally when a pilot or aircrew does not have visual contact
with the target/bandit; opposite of term "TALLY" or "Tally Ho." Its
often used here and there in civil aviation to denote the status of
traffic alerts... often by retired military
"Aircrew safety is our biggest priority... Lives
are on the line. If fuel doesn't meet specifications, it could
result in catastrophic consequences."
Source: Master Sgt. Eugene Cataldi, the
NCO in charge of Elmendorf Air Force Base fuels information service
center, discussing the news that Elmendorf officials have started
to blend a thermally stable additive known as Plus 100 to its JP-8
aviation fuel Sept. 1.