Republican Richard Shelby Calls Budget Document A "Death March"
For Space Exploration
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) , the ranking GOP member of
the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and Related Agencies
Appropriations Subcommittee, Monday issued a statement sharply
criticizing the Obama Administration’s proposed NASA budget
for fiscal year 2011.
Cirrus says it has nearly 430 orders for the Cirrus Jet, giving
the company the impetus to move forward with its production plans.
But the price tag has jumped from $1.3 million to $1.72 million as
the airplane is refined and upgraded.
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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, prelaunch activities
are in full swing this week with the official launch countdown to
space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission set to begin at 0200 EST
Air Travel In The Region Expected To Continue To Grow
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that in
2009 intra-Asia-Pacific travel had eclipsed the number of travelers
in North America as the world’s largest aviation market.
Asia-Pacific’s travelers numbered 647 million compared the
638 million who travelled within North America.
The Venice, Florida City Council has paid about $700,000 to a
consulting firm in an effort to press its case to downgrade Venice
Municipal Airport (KVNC). The FAA had sent a letter to the city
council last month denying the request.
Organizers say TSA Proposed Program Could Severely Restrict
On March 27th 2010 at 1400 there will be a Town Hall meeting at
Peach State Aerodrome (GA2) south of Atlanta in Williamson, GA. The
meeting has been organized to discuss the Large Aircraft Security
Program, and how it will affect General Aviation.
ComLinkPro premiered their latest in headset technology, introducing the Angel to the general aviation market. With an effortless, yet powerful audio interface, pilots can create a high fidelity Bluetooth connection by simply plugging in a headset. Audio clarity, achieved through a high quality audio Codec with low distortion audio amplifier and RF rejection, quickly eliminates cockpit noise for clear, understandable communication. The Angel’s cell phone capabilities allow a pilot to answer and initiate calls, end and mute calls, as well as engage in conference calls.
CEO Captain John Cox Explains a Simple Solution for a Complex Problem
According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States. In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to smoke. Air Safety Week reports that smoke is the leading defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.
AOPA, NBAA, and GAMA all reacted to the Monday release of
President Obama's budget proposal, saying Obama's decision to drop
aviation user fees from the FY2011 federal budget would benefit the
ComLinkPro premiered their latest in headset technology,
introducing the Angel to the general aviation market. With an
effortless, yet powerful audio interface, pilots can create a high
fidelity Bluetooth connection by simply plugging in a
CEO/Captain John Cox Explains a Simple Solution for a Complex
According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an
average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States.
In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to
smoke. Reports indicate that smoke is the leading defined
cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations
aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight
instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.
President's Budget Request Jeopardizes Return To The Moon
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden held a news conference Monday
to outline the agency's budget for fiscal year 2011, in which the
President zeroed out the Constellation and Ares programs which had
been intended to return men to the moon.
Endorses President Obama's Budget Request For NASA
The second man to set foot on the lunar surface released the
following statement Monday reacting to the proposed NASA budget for
FY2011: "Today I wish to endorse strongly the President’s new
direction for NASA"
Dreamliner Performs Like A ... Dream ... In Stalls
It's a routine part of any aircraft evaluation, and yet you
might not think about stalling an airliner. But Boeing's 787
Dreamliner pilots conducted the program's first stall tests late
last week as part of the initial airworthiness program for the
Though the Defense Department is exempt from a proposed federal
spending freeze, President Barack Obama said wasteful defense
spending has been trimmed from the $3.83 trillion fiscal 2011
budget he submitted to Congress Monday.
A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or
marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up
to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a
taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off
Stall tests are an important part of any airplane's
certification regimen, even if it's an all-composite airliner. Our
Aero-Linx today takes you to Boeing's video of some of the stall
tests with commentary by chief pilot Mike Carriker.