The former CEO of Checkers, a drive-up fast-food restaurant
chain, was piloting a Pilatus PC-12 on a flight from Teterboro, New
Jersey to Tampa when it went down in a field in Virginia, killing
all on board. Authorities said the plane experienced a "high energy
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.07.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Aircraft -
07.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus
Chairman, Alan Klapmeier)
Common In Consumer Electronic Devices Often Brought On
The two types of batteries commonly used to power consumer PEDs
(Personal Electronic Devices) brought on aircraft are lithium
batteries (disposable) and lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable).
Both these types are capable of ignition and subsequent explosion
due to overheating.
WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation of Battle Creek, Michigan, has
partnered with Propel Aviation Sales, LLC, serving the east coast
of the United States, Central and South America and Tropical
Aviation Distributors/Africair, Inc. to serve the Caribbean, and
the continent of Africa respectively.
Red Oak Municipal Airport near Council Bluffs, Iowa, has
received a grant worth nearly a quarter million dollars for
construction of a new taxiway. The grant will pay for most of the
grading, paving, and lighting required for the project.
Company Hopes Aircraft Will Be A STUAS/Tier II
AAI Corporation announced Monday it has offered the newest in
its Aerosonde fleet of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), the
Mark 4.7, as a contender for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’
joint Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS)/Tier II
Company Will Pursue Other Legal Avenues In FBO Fight
Even though the FAA dismissed western Colorado flight
service JetAway's Part 16 complaint against Montrose Regional
Airport in Colorado, JetAway CEO Stephen Stuhmer said his company
is "pleased" with the result. The comments came in an e-mail to the
Montrose Daily Press.
When you have a major soccer tournament planned, and heavy rains
are threatening to cause cancellations, changes of venue, and
generally wreak havoc because the fields are under water, what do
you do? In Barboursville, West Virginia, you call out the National
Continental Airlines tells ANN that its simulator engineer
employees have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining
agreement. The new agreement provides a 2.5 percent increase in
base pay rates each year over the next four years, a company
matching contribution to the 401(k) savings plan and the addition
of two floating holidays.
There IS An Easier Way To Let Your Autopilot Fly....
Sometimes its the little things that really improve your quality of flight... and the potential of some novel roll-steering solutions are sure to make a positive contribution to the busy pilot's IFR ambitions.
Continental Motors Challenges The LSA Market With A 199 Pound
O200 Lightweight Engine
The growing challenge of marketing to a wider GA market has been
met well and thoroughly by TCM with their introduction of an O200
Lightweight Engine for sale to the Piston Aircraft market. The O200
Lightweight Engine line is the first American Made Aviation Piston
engine purpose-built for the Light Sport and Kit Aircraft
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has announced the appointment of
David Grizzle as the new FAA chief counsel. "David Grizzle has
top-level experience and I'm looking forward to having him on the
team," Babbitt said.
The UAW Local 218 strike against Bell Helicopter is entering its
4th week, and with both sides apparently far apart, the company
started Monday hiring replacement workers to keep its production
There IS An Easier Way To Let Your Autopilot Fly....
Sometimes its the little things that really improve your quality
of flight... and the potential of some novel roll-steering
solutions are sure to make a positive contribution to the busy
pilot's IFR ambitions.
Document Offers Guidance For Owners, Safety Inspectors
The FAA has issued an Advisory Circular (AC) dealing aircraft
certified before January 1, 1980, and vintage aircraft maintenance
issues. The document, dated May 18th, is not intended to be
regulatory. It was developed in consultation with industry
representatives including EAA and EAA’s Vintage Aircraft
Deplorable Flight School Failures Draw Legal Attention
The recession has brought many tales of woe from the days of
easy credit. Just as many people were nonchalant about taking on
big debts to buy homes or cars, some aspiring airline pilots took
out huge student loans to get flight training from companies which
The Venice Jet Center has filed a complaint with the FAA
concerning the City of Venice's denial of permits to build and
lease hangars at Venice Municipal Airport. The complaint alleges
five violations of federal grant assurances encumbered in the terms
of a 1947 quit claim deed agreed to by the city.
Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Goes To The Icelandic Coast
In a formal ceremony held at its Toronto Pearson airport
facilities Monday, Field Aviation delivered a highly modified Dash
8 Q300 Maritime Surveillance aircraft to the Icelandic Coast
Guard. The event, which attracted more than 150 invited
guests, included Iceland's Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Ms.
Sigridur Anna Thordardottir and Georg Larusson, director general of
the Icelandic Coast Guard.
“Once they land they are usually looking for fuel
and they may stay in Red Oak to eat, shop or stay overnight,
A good airport is like a front door to our
Source: Gail Ernst, Airport Manager at Red
Oak Municipal Airport in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
In this era of digital broadcasting and glass panels, sometimes
it's easy to forget that we still operate on some very basic
principals for communication. UHF, or Ultra High Frequency, is the
frequency band between 300 and 3,000 mHz.
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