AOPA: Change Extremely Disappointing and Unjustified
The Federal Aviation Administration has released its final rule
making the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)
- the only such zone within the borders of the United States - a
permanent fixture in American airspace.
Don't Be In A 'Rush' To Fly By Night, With CFII Bob Miller
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.15.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.15.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Fly By Night:
12.15.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves.")
Trial Will Help Address 'Social And Etiquette Issues'
British carrier bmi has become the first British carrier to
offer its passengers an inflight communications service including
the use of SMS-enabled mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital
assistants). It will also allow access to the internet and email
from laptop computers fitted with GSM data cards... but won't allow
voice calls, out of concern for passenger privacy issues.
Seeks Apology From Journalist And Halt To 'Damaging
The Association of Relatives and Friends of Gol's Flight 1907
Victims confirmed this weekend that Rosane Gutjhar, widow of one of
the victims of the September 2006 downing of Gol flight 1907, filed
suit for damages for pain and suffering against New York Times
journalist Joe Sharkey.
It's a small victory for freedom... or, at least, capitalism. On
Sunday, a China Southern Airlines B737 touched down at Taipei
Songshan Airport in Taiwan, marking the first time a scheduled
airline flight has operated between mainland China and the
'renegade province' in nearly 60 years.
The pilots and ground crew of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black
force that served with distinction in World War II, have been
invited to attend the inaugural speech of President-elect Barack
Obama on January 20 in Washington, DC.
Britain's Prince Harry has passed a four-week assessment course
that determined he is a suitable candidate for pilot
training. He flew a total of 13 hours with a civilian
flight instructor in a two-seat Slingsby Firefly at Middle
The Australian Ministry of Defense has awarded a 12 year
contract to General Electric International Incorporated (GEII) to
provide all support for the engines powering the Australian Defence
Force's (ADF) F/A-18A/B Hornet and soon to be acquired F/A-18F
Super Hornet aircraft.
Crownair Unveils Glass Cockpit-Equipped T210 During AOPA Expo 2008
It's getting harder and harder to come up with the scratch for a new airplane these days... especially for those of us hankering for new airplane capabilities like glass panels and other high-tech accoutrements. Then again; there's the retrofit game... and at AOPA Expo 2008, it was in full swing. One of the more significant announcements to come from the Expo didn't come from aerospace giants Cessna or Cirrus... but from the comparatively diminutive Crownair Companies, a new aviation maintenance and avionics provider in the Southwest United States.
Crownair Unveils Glass Cockpit-Equipped T210 During AOPA Expo
It's getting harder and harder to come up with the scratch for a
new airplane these days... especially for those of us hankering for
new airplane capabilities like glass panels and other high-tech
accoutrements. Then again; there's the retrofit game... and at AOPA
Expo 2008, it was in full swing. One of the more significant
announcements to come from the expo didn't come from aerospace
giants Cessna or Cirrus... but from the comparatively diminutive
Crownair Companies, a new aviation maintenance and avionics
provider in the Southwest United States.
Monday Teleconference To Have Major Impact On NAFI's
Tensions between the National Association of Flight Instructors
board of directors and "Take Back Our NAFI" organizer Rich Stowell
have increased another notch recently with an e-mail sent to NAFI
members by Stowell drawing a definitive line in the sand.
But Still Encourages Austro, Lycoming Engine Upgrades For
Diamond Aircraft president Peter Maurer wants owners of DA42
Twin Star aircraft to know there's a light at the end of the
tunnel... and it doesn't appear to be an oncoming train. In a
letter sent to customers December 8, Maurer assured there's been
"significant activity, effort and resources expended by Diamond" in
a workable plan to assist owners affected by
this year's troubles and subsequent insolvency at Thielert Aircraft
Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
flew aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) December 11 for his
first-ever visit to a US aircraft carrier. Karzai visited the
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier at sea to gain a better understanding
of how the US Navy conducts operations in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom (OEF).
On Friday, Brazilian planemaker Embraer delivered its 500th
E-Jet -- an Embraer 170 -- to France’s Regional-Compagnie
Aérienne Européenne. The handover ceremony took place
at the company’s São José dos Campos, Brazil,
headquarters, a short six months after the 400th E-Jet was
delivered in June 2008.
Available In Single-Page Card Or Tabbed Multi-Page Book
Qref announces the introduction of the first and only checklist
available for the new Garmin 696/695 Portable GPS. Written by
Qref’s in-house staff of GPS experts, including a Master CFI,
these checklists come in two varieties.
Eyewitnesses to the crash of a Forney Aircoupe near Sebring, FL
on Saturday said the plane suffered an in-flight break-up as it
flew over Golf Hammock Country Club, scattering debris over the
course and nearby homes.
New Technology Cuts Fine Detail In Titanium And Tungsten
The use of electrochemical machining (ECM) in the aerospace
industry is well known for applications such as blades and blisks,
but it requires considerable skill and experience to produce a
viable electrode. The ECM 500, developed by Electrosion, based in
Barnsley, UK has resolved this problem and enables the technology
to be easily applied to a much wider range of applications, thanks
to its revolutionary Impulse technology.
Preserving the history of the aviation pioneers and programs
that developed the U-2, A-12 and YF-12 during the Cold War. This
site is dedicated to the memories of our band of brothers,
especially those we lost in the CIA U-2 and A-12 Projects Aquatone
and OXCART at Area 51, and during Operation Black Shield at Kadena,
"On December 15th, NAFI will either continue as the
exclusive organization of flight instructors, or a brand new
member-centric organization of professional flight instructors will
supplant it. No one will honestly be able to say that he or she did
not fully understand what was at stake."
Source: "Take Back Our NAFI" organizer Rich
Stowell, speaking of a teleconference scheduled for Monday with EAA
President Tom Poberezny and the four NAFI Directors serving on the
National Association of Flight Instructors Board Professional
Standards Committee: JoAnn Hill, Sandy Hill, Harry Riggs, and Bob