The Rocket Racing League announced the closing of a $5.5 million
dollar financing round Friday, ensuring the next phase of
development of the league. It also announced the appointment of a
new President & CEO and the commencement of manufacturing
activities for its next generation Rocket Racer.
Achieved 42 Knots In First Forward Thrust Propeller Test
The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation X2 Technology demonstrator has
made another two test flights, one of which included full
engagement of the distinctive propeller for the first time. In one
hour of testing conducted in two flights, the aircraft flew at
speeds reaching 52 knots in one test and 42 knots with the
propeller providing forward thrust in the second flight.
Those of us who live in coastal areas where hurricanes are just
a fact of life really appreciate these guys. Members of the
Air Force Reserve Command's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
deployed to their detachment here recently to fly training missions
over the Caribbean in preparation for the 2009 hurricane
In response to the difficult economy, the 2009 Commemorative Air
Force (CAF) AIRSHO presented by Western National Bank (WNB)
takes a step back in time with ticket pricing at just $15 for
adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 when purchased in
JetAmerica has announced a self-imposed a 31-day delay of the
launch of its first flights, which were originally scheduled for
July 13, but are now slated to take-off on August 14. The airline
says the primary reason for the delay is unforeseen complications
with landing and take-off time slots at Newark Liberty
International Airport, New Jersey.
Board Launched Seven Major Accident Investigations In 2008
The NTSB delivered its 178-page report to Congress this week,
detailing all of the activity across each of its disciplines in the
past year. The Aviation section of the report notes 213 accident
investigation launches last year, of which 7 were major
investigations. There were also 18 requests for international
assistance. The board issues 86 aviation-related
recommendations, and closed 27 investigations.
Money Earmarked For Critical Runway Rehabilitation Work
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)has been awarded more than
$2.3 million in grants by the FAA. This new federal investment in
DTW is comprised of two grants: a $1,250,490 contribution toward
the reconstruction of crosswind Runway 9L/27R currently underway
and a $1,136,250 grant toward the preliminary design of a
reconstructed Runway 4R/22L.
"This bill honors mothers, grandmothers, teachers,
office workers, nurses, business women, photographers, [and]
dancers. One was even a nun. But before that, they were pilots for
the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II."
Source: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
A staple pretty much everywhere this time of the year. The
amount of sky cover for a cloud layer between 3/8ths and 4/8ths,
based on the summation layer amount for that layer.
Photographs From NASA's
Since most of us stayed up late at night 40 years ago this month
to watch the first moon landing, we've been facinated by our
nearest celestial neighbor. NASA's LRO is sending back the first
images of the moon, looking for a good place to land on a return