ANN is monitoring recent details of yet another tragic airshow
accident, the second today, involving a highly modified Pitts Model
12 biplane. It was the first airshow accident for the annual Kansas
City Aviation Expo Air Show, based at the Wheeler Downtown Airport.
Limited details suggest that the pilot, Bryan Jensen, failed to
recover from a maneuver (described by various local media sources
as a spin or descending 'spiral') and impacted the ground in a
grass field away from spectators. The show was closed thereafter
and for the rest of the day and is expected to reopen Sunday,
according to local officials.
Accident Occurred At Bournemouth Air Festival 2011
A RAF Red Arrows aircraft has gone down in the midst of a
Saturday afternoon airshow at the Bournemouth (UK) Air
Festival. The nine-ship military formation aerobatic team was in
the midst of concluding a public demonstration flight when one
aircraft apparently separated from the formation and impacted the
ground close to the nearby Stour river.
Requires Installation Of Detection Equipment Or Flight Manual
The FAA has issued a new rule to enhance aviation safety by
requiring scheduled airlines to install ice detection equipment in
their existing fleets or to update their flight manuals to make
sure crews know when they should activate their ice protection
Surge Of Contributions Seen To The Legal Defense Fund
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said Friday he appreciates a
recent surge of contributions from a host of regional business
aviation associations to a legal defense fund established to
support a court fight to preserve the Block Aircraft Registration
Request (BARR) program. "The business aviation community is once
again demonstrating its readiness to mobilize behind the industry's
priorities," said Bolen.
Governor Robert F. McDonnell Applauded By National Aviation
Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell is being commended by
national aviation organizations for his recognition of the
importance of general aviation by declaring the month of August
“General Aviation Appreciation Month.” General Aviation
generates $728 million in economic impact annually, and supports
Incident Occurred Shortly After Departure From Miami
As part of the continuing investigation into the 2010 rapid
decompression that occurred following a fuselage rupture aboard an
American Airlines flight shortly after departing Miami, FL, the
NTSB opened its public docket on Friday.
Teamsters Airline Division Director David Bourne Says Pilots
Have Done "What Is Best For Them"
In a statement following the rejection of union representation
by JetBlue pilots, David Bourne, Teamsters Airline Division
Director, said the division respects the efforts of the pilots of
JetBlue as they have undertaken this uniquely personal process to
determine what is best for them at this time.
Some Had Bought Homes In An Area They Thought Would Be Free Of
More than 50 Naples, FL, residents attended a meeting conducted
by aviation consulting company ESA Airports Wednesday a part
of an FAR Part 150 Noise Study. The voluntary study us used to
maximize noise and land use compatibility near airports, according
to the project manager.
NASA Says It May Not Even Be Visible To The Naked Eye
Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in
movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet
Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no
exception. Elenin will pass about 22 million miles (35 million
kilometers) from Earth during its closest approach on Oct. 16,
Airport Official Skipped Security To Bring The Insects Onto The
A Russian airport official used his position to smuggle a
beehive aboard a commercial flight at the airport in the
Blagoveshchensk province, and stowed the insects in a coat locker
in business class. Mid-flight, the bees escaped from the locker ...
causing a disturbance among the passengers on the plane.
Routes used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve
and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low-altitude
navigation and tactical training in both IFR and VFR weather
conditions below 10,000 feet MSL at airspeeds in excess of 250
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