Law Firm Announces 'Investigation' of the Acquisition of
ExpressJet Holdings, Inc.
A law firm by the name of Bull & Lifshitz, LLP (tempting
editorial comment withheld) is playing the PR/news game with press
releases that seem intent on drawing attention to alleged
improprieties in the sale of ExpressJet, while also having the
associated effect of chumming the waters for potential clients....
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
08.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
08.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Pt I: PRA VP Tim O'Connor
on Mentone 2010 - 08.09.10 (ANN Special
Report, with Tim O'Connor, Vice President of the Popular Rotorcraft
A Cessna 185, a workhorse much loved by the skydiving community
for its ability to handle 6 people on board and operate off all
manner of unimproved strips, went down last week shortly after
takeoff, which resulted in serious injuries to all aboard.
Unfortunately; ANN has learned that one of the jumpers on board has
perished as a result of this accident.
The Oshkosh Arrival Procedure Needs A Serious "See and Avoid"
I'm not sure what to say about this NTSB Prelim
except for the usual admonition... LOOK CAREFULLY when flying in
conditions like those associated with the famed Oshkosh arrival. No
matter how many times I've done it, it never fails to tax my skills
when I least expect it.
Friday Ceremony Installs Lt. Col. Pellegrino As New
Marine Corps Air Station (MCB Hawaii) welcomed
its new commanding officer Aug. 6th, during a change of command
ceremony. After two years as commanding officer of MCAS, Lt. Col.
Michael Antonio of Coral Springs, Fla., handed command over to Lt.
Col. Jeffrey “J.P.” Pellegrino. Antonio will be the new
director of Operations and Training for Marine Corps Base
Splish, Splash... Roar! The Week That Almost Wasn't
Holy smokes! Oshkosh 2010 is now history... and it nearly was exactly that. For the first time in my memory (having done some 38 of these things... I think), there was some serious question about whether or not Oshkosh 2010 was actually going to happen... or whether it was going to go (literally) down the drain. Storm, in the weeks ahead of the event kept everything soggy and torrential rains on the eve of the event itself caused flooding the likes of which we've never seen in Wisconsin... and giving us serious concern as whether we'd be leaving Oshkosh by plane, SUV... or U-Boat.
New Cirrus Avionics Capability Designed to Avoid Hypoxia/LOC Accidents
At the 2010 Oshkosh EAA Fly-In, one of the more intriguing announcements involved additional evolutionary changes for the Cirrus Perspective Flight deck. Obviously taking a hint at the many upgrades (and the attention they got for them) pioneered by Avidyne, Cirrus nudged its avionics partners and 'ESP' was borne...
Britain's Paul Bonhomme won the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World
Championship by taking second place behind Austria's Hannes Arch in
the final race of the season at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany
Splish, Splash... Roar! The Week That Almost
Holy smokes! Oshkosh 2010 is now history... and it nearly was
exactly that. For the first time in my memory (having done some 38
of these things... I think), there was some serious question about
whether or not Oshkosh 2010 was actually going to happen... or
whether it was going to go (literally) down the drain.
New Cirrus Avionics Capability Designed to Avoid Hypoxia/LOC
At the 2010 Oshkosh EAA Fly-In, one of the more intriguing
announcements involved additional evolutionary changes for the
Cirrus Perspective Flight deck. Obviously taking a hint at the many
upgrades (and the attention they got for them) pioneered by
Avidyne, Cirrus nudged its avionics partners and 'ESP' was
NORAD Fighters Respond To So-Called GA 'Incursion'
A US Coast Guard helicopter, under the direction of North
American Aerospace Defense Command (otherwise known as NORAD),
intercepted a Cessna 172 GA aircraft in the vicinity of the capital
region at approximately 5:38 p.m. EST, Saturday.
Historic, monumental and simply incredible are just a few ways
to describe the milestone attained by the men and women of the
55th Wing, of Offutt AFB, NE. Today, August 9th, the Fightin'
Fifty-Fifth will surpass 20 years of continuous deployment to U.S.
Central Command's area of responsibility by its personnel and
RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft.
Event To Take Place at Flight 93 National Memorial
Laura W. Bush will serve as the keynote speaker at a ceremony on
September 11, 2010 to honor the 40 heroes of United Flight 93.
While fighting to resist a terrorist attack on the nation's
capital, the passengers and crewmembers lost their lives when their
plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA on September 11,
2001. The ceremony will be held at the Western Overlook at the
Flight 93 National Memorial.
NASA has announced a second opportunity for small
satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch in 2011 and
2012. These CubeSats could be auxiliary cargo on previously planned
missions. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called
nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four
inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh less than
Aero-Linx: Apollo-Soyuz: A
The first international partnership in space wasn't the
International Space Station. It wasn't even the Shuttle-Mir series
of missions. It was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first
international human spaceflight. On July 15, 1975, an Apollo
spacecraft launched carrying a crew of three and docked two days
later on July 17, with a Soyuz spacecraft and its crew of two.
"Even though the system has been in place for a number
of years (though modified several times in that period), the
arduous security procedures has snared countless pilots with all
manner of experience and aviation backgrounds (students to ATPs...
and even a few Feds, to boot)... leaving one to question why this
system hasn't been redesigned by some with actual knowledge of the
comings and goings of the aviation world... because this system
SURE ISN'T IT."
Source: Jim Campbell, the ever meek and
mild-mannered Editor-In-Chief of ANN...