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March 31, 2012

Pipistrel Virus Successfully Over Mt.Everest

First Ever Flight Of A Slovene Aircraft Over The Worlds Tallest Mountain

The Slovene pilot Matevž Lenarcic, who is flying around the world in his modified Virus SW 914 Turbo, made a successful flight over the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. On March 29th at 1:15 Central European time, Matevž flew by the Nepal side of the Mt. Everest summit at the height of 29,344 feet. This means he flew even higher than the top of the mountain.

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NASA Administrator Supports Apollo Engine Recovery

Bolen: I ... Wish Him All The Luck In The World

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued a statement Friday regarding the efforts announced this week by Jeff Bezos to recover main engines from the Saturn V first stage rocket of Apollo 11. “I would like to thank Jeff Bezos for his communication with NASA informing us of his historic find. I salute him and his entire team on this bold venture and wish them all the luck in the world."

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Republic Airways Airlines Sue To Quash Teamsters Pilot Website

Carriers Claim Union Makes False Statements About Working Conditions

The three airlines flying under the Republic Airways Holdings Inc. banner have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis seeking to force the Teamsters Union to take down a website the airlines say makes false statements about their operations.

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Solar Impulse To Fly To Morocco This Spring

Will Attempt Its Longest Flight To Date ... Over 1,500 Miles

The Kingdom of Morocco will welcome Solar Impulse in the spring of this year. After its inaugural flight to Paris and Brussels in 2011, the Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg’s solar airplane will attempt, for the first time ever, to fly over 1,550 miles without using a drop of fuel, finally landing in Morocco. This trip will coincide with the launch of work in the region of Ouarzazate to construct the largest solar power plant ever built.

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AirTran Pilots Begin Shifting To (The) Southwest

Training Underway At Southwest Facility In Dallas

AirTran pilots have begun the process of becoming Southwest pilots, as the first class of 24 began training Wednesday at Southwest's Dallas headquarters.

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Chile Sees Demand For More Than 160 Aircraft In The Next 20 Years

Airbus Unveils Country’s Market Forecast At 2012 FIDAE Air Show

Chilean Airlines will need 164 new passenger aircraft above 100 seats over the next 20 years to meet the demand of a growing air traffic market, according to a market forecast released Thursday by Airbus. The new 108 single-aisle, 53 twin-aisle and three very large aircraft will represent a market value of $19.8 billion.

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TSA Officers Arrested In Miami

Accused Of Trashing A Hotel Room In South Beach, Gunplay

A pair of TSA officers were arrested by Miami Beach police Tuesday night and charged with criminal mischief and use of a firearm while under the influence.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.31.12)

"We have a proof that Matevž flew this high. It is data released from an automated tracking device which tells the location, altitude and direction of flight." Source: Ivo Boscarol, the general manager of Pipistrel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.12): Immediately

Used by ATC or pilots when such action compliance is required to avoid an imminent situation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.12)

Bush Pilots International (Baja Bush Pilots)

The Bush Pilots International mission is to provide products and support, and organize recreational group flights, for pilots in both the US and foreign countries.

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AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2012-06-13

PRODUCT: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500 Elan Orion, DG-500 Elan Trainer, DG-500/20 Elan, DG-500/22 Elan, DG-500M, and DG-500MB gliders.

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