NTSB Has Relieved Controllers Group Of "Party Status"
The NTSB late Monday removed the National Air Traffic
Controllers Association (NATCA) as a party to its
investigation into the August 8 midair collision of two aircraft
over the Hudson River that killed all 9 persons aboard.
Incursions Included A Flight Of Two Military Helicopters
A TFR put in place around Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Airport over the weekend for a visit by President Barack Obama was
violated 8 times, according to the FAA. One of those incursions was
a flight of two military helicopters.
Amino Acid Glycine In Samples Returned From Wild 2
NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building
block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's
Stardust spacecraft. "(T)his is the first time an amino acid
has been found in a comet," said Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Final Air Force Launch For Delta II, But Rocket Still
The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global
Positioning System satellite launch occurred Monday, ending one of
the most successful space launch programs in American history. A
United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched GPS IIR-21(M) into
orbit from Space Launch Complex-17A at 0635 EDT.
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Estimates Are For An Eight-Day Labor Day Holiday Travel
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry
trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, forecasts that 16
million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the
eight-day Labor Day holiday period. This is a decline of
approximately 3.5 percent from the same period last year.
Designed To Meet Nutritional Needs During Long-Duration Space
A senior NASA medical officer has confirmed that two nutritional
supplement formulas were used and tested in space by the astronauts
of missionon STS-125 and STS-127, and are now in use
and testing aboard the International Space Station.
VoiceFlight has introduced the VFS101 module, which allows
pilots to tell their Garmin GNS 430 and GNS 530 units where they
want to go, eliminating the need to input waypoint and route
information by hand.
He Brings 30 Years Experience In Sales And Management
Avidyne Corporation, a provider of integrated flight deck and
safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced Monday the
appointment of Michael Opheim to the position of Sales Manager for
the Eastern Region of North America.
Founder Lynda Meeks Introduces “Girls with Wings” to Aero-TV
Lynda Meeks is not one who takes a challenge lightly; after her college Army ROTC instructor informed her that Army Aviation was the toughest branch to get in, she embarked on a seven-year mission with the armed forces. At the time, only 4% of military pilots were women; yet, Meeks became an accomplished pilot, first as a UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter pilot and then as a C-12 fixed wing pilot.
Founder Lynda Meeks Introduces “Girls with Wings” To
Lynda Meeks is not one who takes a challenge lightly; after her
college Army ROTC instructor informed her that Army Aviation was
the toughest branch to get in, she embarked on a seven-year mission
with the armed forces.
Strongly Disputes NTSB Inference Of ATC Responsibility In
Hudson River Crash
Air traffic controllers Monday have strongly disputed what it
says are misleading and - in one passage - outright false parts of
Friday's NTSB Hudson River mid-air crash press release. NATCA says
the report mistakenly and unfairly assigns responsibility to a
Teterboro, NJ, controller.
British Aviation Entrepreneur Hoped To Develop A Fast Airborne
53-year-old Michael Dacre was killed Sunday when the Jetpod he
was testing crashed after takeoff from an airport in Taiping. The
Times of London said witnesses reported the aircraft had reached an
altitude of about 600 feet when it suddenly entered a vertical
climb, then spun into the ground.
Initial Findings From Spanish Investigators Indicate Need For
The NTSB recommends that the FAA require that operators of
Boeing DC-9 series, MD-80 series, MD-90 series, and B-717 airplanes
include items in their preflight checklists to verify that a check
of the takeoff warning system is accomplished before every
While space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 launch preparations
continue at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the astronaut crew
completed its final planned integrated ascent training in Houston
at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Launch is planned for 0158 EDT on
Monday, August 24th.
State-Of-The-Art Aircraft To Rejuvenate County's Aerial
American Eurocopter today delivered the first EC120 to Lake
County Sheriff Department's Aviation Unit. This new,
state-of-the-art helicopter will rejuvenate the unit's fleet that
started service in Indiana over 30 years ago.
Incident Occurred At The End Of The Pathfinder Camporee On The
One person was slightly injured Saturday night following a
confrontation on the grounds of Camp Scholler adjacent to Wittman
Field in Oshkosh. The Winnebago County Sheriff's office said an
altercation took place between two men at the end of the
Parthfinder Camporee being held at the campground.
"Let me make this as clear as I can: our air traffic
controller at Teterboro did his job. We believe he is not
responsible for contributing to this tragic accident and there is
nothing he could have done to prevent it from
Source: NATCA President Patrick
The Prarie Aviation Museum in Bloomington, Illinois, says on its
website its stated purpose is to create an environment in which to
learn about the contributions of aviation to our community and
nation, and broaden the scope and structure of the Prairie Aviation
Museum spanning over 100 years of flight.