OK... this flight did NOT sound like a good time. But the double
combo of increasing turbulence and rime ice led up to a very
serious upset that ultimately culminated in structural damage to
the airframe. This could have gone a lot worse and the flight crew
apparently had their hands full getting this situation under
Aircraft Expected To Enhance Security For Pan American Games
Later This Year
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has secured a contract to sell one S-70i
Black Hawk helicopter to the state of Jalisco in Mexico. With the
sale, Jalisco will become the first state in Mexico to acquire its
own Black Hawk.
California High Desert Simulates Martian Conditions
Southern California's high desert has been a stand-in for Mars
for NASA technology testing many times over the years. So it was
again as NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and Jet Propulsion
Laboratory flight-tested the next Mars rover's landing radar, using
an F/A-18 aircraft.
Boeing Endorses Networking Event Connecting Aerospace Buyers,
In what is being described as the first event of its kind in the
United States, manufacturers and suppliers from major global
aerospace and defense industries will come together in Seattle next
year to help create business opportunities and share information on
the industry growth trends.
Five C-130 Avionics Modernization Program Aircraft Will Fly In
Final preparations are underway for five C-130 aircraft to enter
Boeing's Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). The U.S. Air Force
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) program is set
to begin in early 2012.
P-3B Flights Will Supplement Satellite Data Over National
Two NASA research airplanes will fly over the
Baltimore-Washington region and northeast Maryland this summer as
part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to
measure ground-level air quality from space.
Sim And Training Business In China Continuing To Expand
Rockwell Collins continues to grow its simulation and training
business in China with a new follow-on contract from Xian
Simulation Science and Technology Company (XASC) to provide major
components for two MA-60 full flight simulators.
Students From Nanjing University Of Aeronautics and
Astronautics Claim Top Prize
The top prize of nearly $48,000 in Airbus’ "Fly Your Ideas
2011" competition was awarded to Team Wings of Phoenix from Nanjing
University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China) at a ceremony
held at the International Paris Air Show Wednesday.
Vancouver Looking For Someone To Take 80-Day Storytelling
There's "living at the airport," and then there's this.
Vancouver Airport Authority has announced a contest to find a
storyteller "who's got what it takes to come live at YVR for 80
days and 80 nights and tell the unique, interesting and
little-known stories of Canada's second largest airport."
Every Life Is An Adventure -- But, Some More Than Others...
The story of Michael Combs starts out like many others.
"When I was a kid, I had always wanted to fly. I remember looking at clouds and other airplanes, and thinking that someday I would be there. Unfortunately, and so many other people can relate to this, I put it off. 'It's too expensive. I don't have a pilot's license. I don't have an airplane,' and on and on and on it would go.
Finally... An Airshow-Related Emergency Story ith A
Whew! Some somewhat 'good' news for a change... ANN has learned
that airshow pilot Jacqueline Warda has had to execute an unplanned
landing in her Pitts airshow biplane, N77MN, due to an engine
failure. While her bird is reportedly destroyed, she's alive, a bit
bruised and scraped but otherwise OK -- and that's ALL that
Every Life Is An Adventure -- But, Some More Than
The story of Michael Combs starts out like many others.
"When I was a kid, I had always wanted to fly. I remember
looking at clouds and other airplanes, and thinking that someday I
would be there. Unfortunately, and so many other people can relate
to this, I put it off. 'It's too expensive. I don't have a pilot's
license. I don't have an airplane,' and on and on and on it would
Once On The Leading Edge Of A GA Renewal, Cirrus May Prove To
Be A GA Embarrassment
News and Analysis By Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C
Aviation has had a tough couple of years... as a combination of
a poor economy, even poorer press, and some startling bad-mouthing
from Washington has helped to keep a struggling industry from
seeing much progress at a time when survival, without these
problems, would have been troubling enough.
Unregistered Aircraft, Unlicensed Pilot, Ignored Warnings About
One of the true tragedies of aviation comes from those accidents
that are so clearly avoidable and despite the fairly short synopsis
of a recent PPC accident, the details add up quickly to a no-win
scenario where a little judgement could have stopped a series of
bad calls that resulted in the death of the pilot. What a
Airport Authority Partners With MSU Extension On Bioenergy
Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), operator of Detroit
Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Willow Run Airport (YIP), has
partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Office to
grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on airport-owned
An altocumulus cloud formation that can be found in the lee of a
mountain or similar barrier. The air rotates around a horizontal
axis, creating turbulence. Altocumulus lenticularis is an
Aero-Linx: Flight Standards
Service-General Aviation and Commercial Division
The General Aviation and Commercial Division is responsible for
regulations and policy recommendations governing the certification,
inspection, and surveillance of...
“How does aviation protect itself in the future
against the depletion of fossil fuels and the uncertainty of
foreign sources of energy? Part of the answer may be to grow
Source: WCAA Interim CEO Genelle M. Allen,
following the announcement that Wayne County Airport Authority
(WCAA), operator of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Willow
Run Airport (YIP), had partnered with Michigan State University
(MSU) Extension Office to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops
on airport-owned property.