Orion Crew Capsule Is Back In The Budget, But Only As An
President Barack Obama spoke to about 200 people at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, saying that he is "100 percent
committed to the future of NASA." The President had a mockup of the
Orion crew capsule as a backdrop for the speech.
Adilson Kindlemann Involved In A Practice Accident In Perth,
Brazilian pilot Adilson Kindlemann was involved in an accident
while practicing for the Red Bull Air Race to be held in Perth,
Australia. Kindlemann's plane went down just before noon local time
Thursday, impacting the Swan River. The pilot survived the
accident. His condition was described as "stable."
"National Call To Action" In Response To Spirit Airlines
Flyers Rights.org has responded to a recent announcement by
Spirit Airlines that it will be charging passengers for the
privilege of placing their luggage in the cabin's overhead storage
bins by calling upon Congress to ban such practices
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California Facility Earns Aviation Maintenance Technician
The Gulfstream Aerospace service center in Long Beach, CA, has
once again received the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)
Employer Diamond Award of Excellence ... the 10th straight year the
facility has been honored with the achievement.
Brings Broad Experience In Member Development, Meeting
As one of the newest staff members of the National Air
Transportation Association (NATA), Director of Membership and
Business Development Daniel B. Gurley, III is working to bring
additional value to the NATA membership.
Along with its announcement of software upgrades and new
products Tuesday, Aspen Avionics introduced Mark Lee,
who will join the organization as Vice President of Business
Development, and will be responsible for extending the vision and
growth of the company.
Satellite Tracking And Onboard Data Systems For GA, Military
Latitude Technologies announced Tuesday that their SkyNode S200
Satellite communication and tracking product line have received a
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type
Granley Describes His Passion for Aviation and
Air Show Performance
Bud Granley is certainly not a new face on the air show circuit;
after 47 years as an aerobatic pilot, Granley now performs with his
company, “Granley Family Airshows,” alongside his son
Ross. Their hair-raising formation act has garnered much
acclaim among the aerobatic community.
"Unified Mobilization Made the Difference," Association
The NBAA on Wednesday applauded the Washington State
legislature's recent decision to set aside an onerous tax proposal
for aircraft, which had been debated for possible inclusion in the
state's annual spending package.
Principato: $2.50 Fee Increase Could Support An Estimated
Airports Council International- North America (ACI-NA) has
reached out to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood asking the Administration
to support the House language in the FAA Reauthorization bill which
increases the ceiling for the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) from
$4.50 to $7.00.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said recently published
footage of a U.S. Apache helicopter killing 12 people in Iraq,
including two Reuters news agency personnel, was "painful to
watch," and that the attack has been thoroughly investigated.
Independent Analysis Shows 11,800 Direct Jobs and $6.1 Billion
In Economic Impact
Newly released results from The Tauri Group, an independent,
analytic consulting firm, reveal that the new NASA Commercial Crew
and Cargo Program funding in the President's FY2011 Budget Request
will result in an average of 11,800 direct jobs per year over the
next five years, nationwide.
Cherokee Heritage Journey Passports Recognize The Iconic
As Piper celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Piper Cherokee
this year, the company is inviting pilots and passengers to honor
and commemorate this venerable aircraft by logging some time for
the Cherokee Heritage Journey.
"The availability of a commercial transport to orbit as
envisioned in the President’s proposal cannot be predicted
with any certainty, but is likely to take substantially longer and
be more expensive than we would hope."
Source: Excerpt from a letter written by
former astronauts Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, and Jim Lovell.
A rare example of the Curtiss Seagull Flying Boat was auctioned
in New York this week. The story had us looking for more
information about this rare bird. Only 47 were ordered during WWI,
and only a fraction of those were actually built.