OK, so you're not going to buy a flyable DC-9 for $50,000, but that is the reserve for an airplane that is still painted in Air Force One colors, missing only the Presidential seal, in an upcoming General Services Administration (GSA) auction.
The first production unit of the new Citation M2 has reached the significant milestone of wing and fuselage mating, according to a Cessna news release. Certification is expected in the second half of 2013.
Pelton Says More Members Should Be Able To Attend Mid-Week Meeting
To allow more EAA members to attend their annual membership meeting at AirVenture, which is also the organizations annual convention, EAA's annual meeting has been moved to Wednesday, July 31, at 8:30 a.m. at Theater in the Woods. The annual meeting had traditionally been held on Saturday morning at the fly-in.
Presents Safety And Reliability Plans for Major Components Of Dream Chaser Spacecraft
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) Space Systems of Louisville, CO, has completed its first major, comprehensive safety review of its Dream Chaser Space System. This is the company's latest paid-for-performance milestone with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which is working with commercial space partners to develop capabilities to launch U.S. astronauts from American soil in the next few years.
Collier Trophy To Goes To Mars Science Laboratory Team For Curiosity
Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards. The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) presented its Robert J. Collier Trophy to the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Team of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, at an event in Arlington, VA, Thursday night. At an event in Washington on Wednesday, the team received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Award.
The FAA has put out a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) concerning Hartzell Propeller spinner assemblies, part numbers (P/N) 835-54(P) or 835-58(P) that may be installed on Piper PA-24, Piper PA-28R-180, Piper PA-28R-200, and Mooney M20 airplanes. The SAIB does not include the Mooney M20(J).
The 22-year-old "Barefoot Bandit" who led authorities on a two-year chase as he stole a string of airplanes, boats, and cars has been sentenced by a court in Washington State to three months in jail after accepting a plea agreement Wednesday.
Helicopter Seen Flying Low Over Bald Eagle Nesting Areas
A helicopter has reportedly been "buzzing" an area along the Delaware River were American bald eagles are thought to be nesting with fledgling birds, and local, state, and federal officials are asking for help from the public in getting the N-number from the aircraft.
"We'd heard from numerous members that the Saturday morning meeting was too late in the week for them to attend. Thus, most years that annual meeting attendance was quite sparse." Source: Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board.
The story we did a couple of days ago about aerial firefighting tankers got us thinking about the role aviation plays in many areas that we might not consider. Take, for instance, the U.S. Forest Service.