Go-Around Results In Collision With Aircraft On Taxiway
Two aircraft, one landing and one taxiing, collided during a
monthly EAA pancake breakfast activity, Saturday morning at the
Arthur Dunn Airpark in Titusville, FL. Two persons in the taxiing
aircraft, reported as an RV-8, were killed. The two occupants of
the landing aircraft, a Velocity XL-RG were evac'ed to the hospital
from the scene and are reported to have survived the accident with
significant and life-threatening injuries.
BRS tells ANN that it has completed its 11th ASTM conforming
parachute installation ob board an Apollo Fox LSA. This comes
on the heels of its milestone 10th installation, completed in
record time, for the Flight Design CTLS.
Addressing topics from recapitalization to personnel end
strength, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne (pictured
below, on left, with Gen. Mosely) and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
T. Michael Moseley outlined how the upcoming year's budget focuses
on the Air Force's top three priorities: Winning today's fight,
taking care of people and preparing for tomorrow's challenges.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has completed the
qualification testing program of its Merlin 1C next generation
liquid fueled rocket booster engine for use in the Falcon 1 rocket.
Tests were conducted at the SpaceX Texas Test Facility near Waco,
TX, on a Merlin 1C configured for powering the first stage of a
Falcon 1 rocket.
Decision Leaves Boeing Out Of Multi-Billion Dollar Program
Disappointment and shock echoed through the Society of
Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE
Local 2001, after the announcement that EADS/Northrop received the
Air Force contract to build the next generation of aerial refueling
International Launch Services (ILS) has nailed down a contract
for the launch of two SIRIUS Satellite Radio satellites on their
Proton Breeze M vehicle. SIRIUS expects to launch SIRIUS FM-6 under
the contract announced Friday. SIRIUS FM-6 is currently under
construction at Space Systems/Loral and is anticipated to be
launched in the fourth quarter of 2010.
NASA has signed a $47.5 million contract modification with
Lockheed Martin, New Orleans, for space shuttle external fuel
tanks. The modification aligns and extends all activities
associated with the production contract to include final assembly
of one tank, partial manufacture of a tank and the acquisition of
the component parts for one additional tank to serve as spares.
Joint Venture Will Offer Affordable, On-Demand Regional Air
The Air Taxi biz has some new players... Two central Ohio
companies - Waypoint Corporation and Lane Aviation - have teamed up
to launch a regional air taxi service with Very Light Jet aircraft
that will operate from Port Columbus International Airport. The
company plans to begin service by peak travel season this
A type of aileron that has a beveled leading edge projecting
beyond its inset hinges. When lowered, it forms an extension of the
wing surface; when raised, its nose protrudes below the wing,
increasing DRAG and reducing YAW.
“I am very disappointed for our members and all
employees at The Boeing Company... I’m surprised the Air
Force chose an unproven technology and an inferior product for this
important program that supports the men and women in our armed
Source: SPEEA President Cynthia Cole,
commenting on the Pentagon's selection
of EADS/Northrop to build the next generation of aerial