FAA Says "VIP Visit" Flight Restrictions To Be Announced
The FAA says it has been alerted to a planned VIP visit to
Honolulu, Hawaii "in the near future." The agency says that, to
ensure the airspace is secure during this visit, it will establish
restrictions in the airspace over Honolulu.
Ethiopian 777-200LR Carries More Than $500k Worth Of Anesthesia
It's definitely the season for some good will toward others and
both Boeing and Ethopian Airlines are spreading the word. Boeing
partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach
(SAO) for this week's 777-200LR (longer range) delivery to
Ethiopian Airlines to transport much needed anesthesia equipment to
Black Lion Hospital – Ethiopia's largest hospital.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.20.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
12.20.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Stop Flying Airliner
Patterns - 12.20.10 (ANN Special Report,
with CFI Bob Miller)
Airframe Wire Cutter Appears To Have Helped Avoid More Serious
It may not sound like a glorious job... but
powerline survey has its share of risks and rewards. In the case of
an errant Bell 206, the risks exceeded the rewards on December 10th
as the helo hit the stats line atop the powerline. Despite damage
to the airframe and rotors, the pilot was able to get the bird
safely to the ground... Whew...
Designs Include A Home For A Flown Space Shuttle Orbiter
Design work has begun on a new master plan to transform NASA's
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into a place where explorers
of all ages can tour America's spaceport to engage with the people
and machines that shape the future of our world.
Has Orbited Our Neighbor Planet Longer Than Any Other
NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the
record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet.
The probe began its 3,340th day in Martian orbit at 2055 EST on
Fifth Consecutive Agreement Between The Two Agencies
Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA, and Steve
MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency, signed a new
Cooperation Agreement between ESA and Canada on Thursday that will
extend their partnership for a further 10 years, until 2020.
Avcorp Industries Inc. has confirmed that, following discussions
with Cessna, Avcorp and Cessna will transition current production
work back to Cessna. Avcorp will continue to fulfill orders until
transition and the transition timeline is not yet defined. Avcorp
and Cessna are entering into discussions with respect to the timing
and associated expenses in connection with the transition.
Concorde Battery's Skip Koss Discusses System
As a battery and electrical systems expert, Skip Koss has seen
it all when it comes to the power that keeps today's aircraft in
the sky. Recently, however, Koss has grown concerned over the
increase in aircraft that apparently consume power even when all
systems appear to be off.
American Legend Aircraft Company Introduces New
At the 2010 Lakeland Fly-In, American Legend Aircraft
Company premiered their newest tribute to the classic Piper Cub,
the aptly named Classic J3. The Classic J3 development emerged from
conversations with Legend Cub owners, the highly successful
American Legend LSA aircraft.
Sean Elliott, a member of EAA staff since 1996, has been named
the organization's Vice President of Government and Industry
Relations. He succeeds Earl Lawrence, who departed EAA earlier this
fall to become director of the FAA Small Airplane Directorate.
Santa Ana Winds
The hot, dry
winds, generally from the east, that funnel through the Santa Ana
river valley south of the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains
in southern California, including the Los Angeles basin. Classified
as katabatic, it occurs most often during the winter and it is an
example of a foehn wind.
Aero-Linx: Guillow Model
Admit it... you started here... or at least, a great number of
us did -- with a model airplane like those seen on this site. Paul
K. Guillow, Inc. has been a primary source for balsa wood airplane
kits and flying toys since 1926. From the Fokker triplane to the
Sopwith Camel of WWI to the P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning of WWII
to the modern day F-15 Eagle fighter jet, Guillow has modeled it
all... Check the site out and take a walk though yesteryear and see
if you enjoyed doing so as much as we did (especially with
Christmas right around the corner).
"...our current work flow and other and new business
opportunities will provide a sustainable business for Avcorp. In
addition the capital restructuring and financing activities
undertaken during 2009 and 2010 have provided a less expensive cost
of capital and debt service requirements which will assist Avcorp
through this period of transition."
Source: From a statement by Avcorp
announcing that Cessna Aircraft will be bringing previously
produced Avcorp assembly work back in-house.