Airshow Practice Flight Goes Awry... Warbird Community Stunned
Its been a mean vicious few weeks for the aviation community as a number of beloved flyers have been hurt or killed by a number of tragic circumstances.... and it seems that fate has claimed a major name in the warbird community. Famed warbird pilot and craftsman, Bob Odegaard -- one of the men responsible for the formation of the Fargo Air Museum and the Fargo AirSho -- was practicing for a weekend airshow when his Super Corsair went down Friday evening. Odegaard was 66 years old and came from Kindred, ND, where he had developed a world-wide rep as a master craftsman of war-era aircraft and an expert pilot, to boot.
The FAA has sent out a notice reminding pilots that... "Beginning October 31, 2012, a proficiency check will be required annually for a PIC of any turbojet certified for single pilot operation. The rule, which was changed last year, gave pilots of these aircraft 1 year to obtain the necessary check before it becomes mandatory on 10/31/2012."
Flexible, Mobile Application Integrates Seamlessly With Digital Flight Deck
Qantas will be the launch customer for Boeing's Onboard Performance Tool (OPT) for iPad. The Onboard Performance Tool gives pilots the ideal speeds and engine settings for any aircraft, in any weather, on any runway. It is designed to create gains in efficiency, range and payload. This marks the first time the OPT application has run on iPad.
Realigned Company Will Better Meet 'The Changing Needs Of Business'
Spirit AeroSystems has affected a reorganization to better align its structure to the changing needs of the business. "Spirit AeroSystems has grown substantially in both size and complexity since our creation in June 2005. This realignment will allow our leadership to more efficiently and effectively drive results in support of the business," said Spirit President and CEO Jeff Turner in announcing the changes.
Colorado Business Aviation Association To Hold Training Event Next Month
The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) announces their second annual training event, scheduled for Friday, October 5 from 0730 - 1730 local time at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO.
Assure Space Partnering With Auster Capital Partners, Space Florida
A new space insurance agency for satellite risks has formed a partnership with Auster Capital Partners ("ACP") and Space Florida for the provision of launch and in-orbit insurance to satellite operators worldwide. Assure Space has reached agreements with participating insurers that grant it authority to act as their intermediary and perform a range of responsibilities on their behalf.
Aero Linx: Emirates Aviation Association
The 'other' EAA's goals and objectives are to:
Promote Aviation Safety Awareness
Organize Seminars, Conferences, trainings courses in Aviation
Organize or help organizing Air Shows,Prachuting Championships, Air Races , Aero modeling competitions
Urge the new generations to join Aviation
Exchange and share knowledge of Aviation between members of the Association
Establish cooperation between the Association and other Aviation organizations locally and Internationally and with Governmental and Non - Governmental departments and wi
Braking Action Advisories
When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms “fair,” “poor,” or “nil,” or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, “Braking action advisories are in effect” on the ATIS broadcast. During the time braking action advisories are in effect, ATC will issue the latest braking action report for the runway in use to each arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots should be prepared for deteriorating braking conditions and should request current runway condition information if not volunteered b
"History has shown that growth of commercial space industry goes hand in hand with growth of the space insurance industry. We believe that offering cost effective insurance will help bring a share of commercial launch business back to the U.S. Risk management is an essential part of any space enterprise, and by supporting Assure Space we are improving the business climate for space in Florida."
Source: Space Florida President Frank DiBello, in comments made as a new space insurance agency for satellite risks formed a partnership with Auster Capital Partners and Space Florida for the provision of launch and in-orbit insurance to satellite operators worldwide.