For the second time this year, the Grant-Valkaria Town Council
is attempting to restrict aviation activities at Grant-Valkaria
airport, including the end of all flight instruction. The move
comes despite the fact that they apparently have no jurisdiction to
make such a move.
There are less than 250 tickets remaining for the restored
Luscombe T8F WIN ME airplane. The T8F Luscombe is a rare airplane
with fewer than 100 originally built, and rarely more than a dozen
licensed and flying at any given time.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.29.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.29.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: SAFE Chairman Doug Stewart -
05.29.09 (ANN Special Report, with Doug Stewart,
recently-elected chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight
If you want to travel between cities like South Bend, Indiana or
Toledo, Ohio, and places like New York and Central Florida,
JetAmerica may have your answer. John Weikle, whose "Skybus"
super-low-fare airline folded in May of last year, is trying again
with JetAmerica even as the airline industry struggles for solvency
Oregon’s Aurora State Airport now Wes Lematta Field
Both the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives supported
Senate Joint Resolution 8, voting to honor Wes Lamatta's pioneering
contributions to helicopter operations, aviation in general, and
his philanthropic work throughout Oregon and Washington. As
of May 26th, the airport was officially designated "Wes Lamatta
Field at Aurora State Airport".
With premium airline seats going unsold in the recession, the
world's airlines appear split on the value of first-class upgrades
as marketing tools. The New York Times reports British Airways will
take delivery of four new long-haul Boeing 777s without First Class
seats, and will review each new plane order case-by-case.
Eagles In Aerobatic Flight... Updated, Aggressive, Exciting!
While many might assume that the sight of two Eagles in aerobatic flight was something that had been seen/done been before, two guys are out to prove you wrong. Red Eagles delivers a spectacular airshow... and their uniquely modified airplanes deliver the goods --which is why when these guys flew over Cecil, ALL eyes were turned skyward.
In the desert of southern California, Virgin Galactic’s
key supplier, Scaled Composites, and its subcontractor SNC (Sierra
Nevada Corporation) have successfully completed the first tests of
the innovative rocket motor that will propel space tourists,
scientists and payloads into space.
Red Eagles In Aerobatic Flight... Updated, Aggressive,
While many might assume that the sight of two Eagles in
aerobatic flight was something that had been seen/done been before,
two guys are out to prove you wrong. Red Eagles delivers a
spectacular airshow... and their uniquely modified Eagles deliver
the goods -- which is why when these guys flew over Cecil Field,
ALL eyes were turned skyward.
The Navy tells ANN that the elite "Blue Angels" demonstration
team will cut its Tuesday practice in an effort to save money. The
6 F/A-18 Hornets will continue their Wednesday-Sunday flight
schedule, and none of the teams' remaining performances for 2009
have been cut.
High Performance Water Testing Procceds For the ICON A5
For those of us who love airplanes AND boats, you can file this
one under "I might want one of those". ICON Aircraft, an early
stage Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturer, has completed a
series of rigorous hydrostatic and hydrodynamic tests on the ICON
A5 Amphibious Sport Plane. These tests verified the basic hull
performance for typical seaplane operations, as well as expanding
the envelope into higher winds, rougher sea states, and advanced
The National Transportation Safety Board has announced that it
will begin placing all investigation public dockets to the NTSB
public website beginning June 1, 2009, in accordance with the NTSB
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Plan.
Just What We Needed... Experts Say It's "A Matter of Time"
At the Eco-Aviation conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.,
Natural Resources Defense Council International Climate Policy
Director Jake Schmidt told attendees "Within the U.S., aviation
will be covered in some form or another. Inevitably it's
StandardAero is now cleared for MRO services on
Hamilton Sundstrand's APS 2300 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). Late
last year, StandardAero entered into an agreement with Hamilton
Sundstrand Power Systems (HSPS) when it was appointed as the first
"Authorized Repair Facility" for the APS 2300 APU.
Touch And Go
A landing practice wherein an aircraft does not make a full stop
after a landing, but proceeds immediately to another take-off. This
is a frequent practice when learning takeoffs and landings,
provided the runway length is long enough to do so safely.
Aero-Linx: NCAR Research
As the principal laboratory responsible for aviation weather
projects for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),
The Research Applications Laboratory (RAL), composed of the former
Research Applications Program and the Developmental TestBed Center,
has been the recognized leader in aviation weather research and
technology since 1980.
“As Virgin Galactic gets ever closer to the start
of commercial operations, we are reaching and passing many
important and historic milestones. The Virgin MotherShip (VMS) Eve,
the first of our amazing, all carbon composite, high altitude
WhiteKnightTwo launch vehicles, is flying superbly. SpaceShipTwo,
which will air launch from Eve, is largely constructed and awaiting
the start of its own test flight program later this
Source: Sir Richard Branson, following the
successful rocket engine firings for the propulsion system for