ABS’ Tom Turner Recaps the Organization’s 40th Annual Convention
On September 2nd through the 5th, the American Bonanza Society held its 40th annual convention in Salt Lake City. Featuring over 50 hours of seminars directed towards Beech enthusiasts and owners alike, the five-day event included educational classes, speakers, and social activities for attendees.
Vintage Aircraft Enthusiast Rob Bach Introduces the Pietenpol Air Camper
Following World War I, civil aviation experienced an extraordinary surge in public curiosity that ignited pilots, mechanics and enthusiasts alike. Hundreds rushed to participate in this “Golden Age of Aviation,” leading to a tremendous increase in technological advancements. One such participant was Bernard H. Pietenpol, a self-taught airplane designer from Spring Valley Cherry Grove, Minnesota.
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For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but
a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like
the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.
Israeli Air Force Pilot Lt. Assaf Ramon was killed Sunday when
his F-16 fighter jet went down near the town of P'nei Chever in the
southern Hebron Hills, during what and Israeli Defence Force
statement called a "routine training mission."
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United Technologies Says Incident Will Not Delay
A Pratt & Whitney F135 engine was damaged during testing for
FAA certification on Friday, but parent company United Technologies
said in a teleconference that the certification process will not be
They Qualify For $1 Million NASA Prize, Discusses Next
Armadillo Aerospace, led by id Software founder John Carmack,
successfully flew its Scorpius vehicle twice in two hours between a
pair of landing pads to qualify for the $1 million top prize in
NASA’s Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge.
A Dover aircrew flying a C-5M Super Galaxy, named The Spirit of
Normandy, unofficially set 41 world records in a single flight,
taking off from the base before dawn Sept. 13. The results are
pending certification by the National Aeronautic Association and
should be finalized in about a month.
Latest Piston-Engine Personal And Business Aircraft Will Be On
Seven of general aviation's leading manufacturers announced
Monday that they will be launching the Fall Series of Texas
Aircraft Expos, giving local aircraft purchasers the chance to see
and compare the latest models all in one day at one location.
Vintage Aircraft Enthusiast Rob Bach Introduces the Pietenpol Air
Following World War I, civil aviation experienced an
extraordinary surge in public curiosity that ignited pilots,
mechanics and enthusiasts alike. Hundreds rushed to participate in
this “Golden Age of Aviation,” leading to a tremendous
increase in technological advancements.
NASA has selected a final destination for its Lunar Crater
Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, after a journey of
nearly 5.6 million miles that included several orbits around Earth
and the moon. The mission team announced Wednesday that Cabeus A
will be the target crater for the LCROSS dual impact.
Space Florida And BioServe Of Colorado Hope To Get Kids
Interested In Space Research
Space Florida and BioServe Space Technologies (based at the
University of Colorado), are providing an opportunity for 10
Florida elementary schools to participate in a unique International
Space Station (ISS)-bound life science investigation to launch
aboard Space Shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission (STS-129) in
Air Force Commander Says They Are "Crucial To Afghanistan's
Joint expeditionary tasked airmen have two commanders: an Army
commander responsible for their day-to-day missions, and an Air
Force commander responsible for their administrative and
operational control. And both sing the praises of their airmen.
First Of 23 Helicopters Ordered For Nationwide EMS
The Polish Ministry of Health took delivery in Warsaw Thursday
of the first of 23 EC135 helicopters ordered from Eurocopter in
June 2008. The new fleet will be assigned to the country’s
nationwide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) network.
Flint Hills Solutions recently installed a class 10,000 advanced
surface mount technology clean room at the Kansas State University
Salina campus. The Advanced Avionics Miniaturization Lab's
HEPA filters and Laminar Flow Air create a quality controlled
environment, reducing rework by minimizing air
Purpose Of The Hearing Is To Gather Information And Factual
The NTSB will hold a public hearing on September 22-23, as part
of its ongoing investigation into the January 27, 2009, on-airport
crash of Empire Airlines flight 8284, an ATR-42-320 operated as a
domestic cargo flight for Federal Express.
A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or
marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up
to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a
taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off
"The selection of Cabeus A was a result of a vigorous
debate within the lunar science community that included review of
the latest data from Earth-based observatories and our fellow lunar
missions Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1, and the Lunar Reconnaissance
Orbiter... The team is looking forward to the impacts and the
wealth of information this unique mission will
Source: Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project
scientist and principle investigator at NASA’s Ames Research
Center in Moffett Field, CA.