CRJ Slides Off Runway; Passengers Delayed All Over
If your travel plans this weekend included stops at airports in
the New England region of the United States... you may be reading
this story on your laptop computer, as you wile away the hours
spent stuck in the terminal awaiting your delayed flight.
Nearly one-quarter of the Navy's fleet of P-3C Orion
survelliance aircraft were grounded Monday, over concerns about the
aging aircrafts' structures. The affected aircraft -- 39 out of 161
Orions in service -- may be down for as long as two years for
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.17.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.17.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Knowing Which Way The
Winds Blow: 12.17.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob
Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")
Says Boeing Subsidiary Responsible For So-Called 'Torture'
Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan has helped the CIA secretly
fly terrorism suspects to be tortured in overseas prisons under an
"extraordinary rendition" program, a former Jepp employee testified
in recent to court documents.
Yes, yet another type of UAV has been created... but this one
can't help but to pique our interest. A group of researchers from
the University of Michigan has created the first unmanned seaplane
able to perform unpiloted takeoffs and landings on water.
Representatives of the Southwest Regional Fly-In, Inc., also
known as the EAA Texas Fly-In, informed ANN over the weekend of
some sad news... that the officers and directors of the SWRFI voted
to cancel the fly-in scheduled for October 10-11, 2008 and to
ultimately cease operations.
Predictions of flat passenger traffic during the holidays is a
sign delays might be the airline industry’s gremlin. The Air
Transport Association paints a rather meek forecast for an industry
that also predicts airline growth will grow 2-3 percent in 2008, as
it nears the end of a year that was marred by increased fuel costs,
and record delays.
Thugs and criminals are going to have to look overhead, not just
over their shoulders if the North Little Rock Police Department
gets their way. The department is looking at Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles, (UAVs) as a new surveillance tool, as Police Chief Danny
Bradley makes up his mind whether to buy two specially outfitted
helicopters from Rotomotion LLC of Charleston, SC.
The Federal Aviation Administration has warned officials in
Kansas City, MO that the design for the new Paseo Bridge poses a
hazard for aircraft at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC),
according to the Kansas City Star.
The flight crew of an American Airlines flight that landed at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Saturday afternoon complained of
feeling nauseous after the flight landed, according to the South
"EAA headquarters decided to cease branding regional
fly-ins as EAA events, [and] EAA will no longer insure regional
events. The board felt that losing the EAA brand would make it
increasingly difficult to obtain sponsors, exhibitors, and
Source: Officials with the Southwest Regional
Fly-In. ANN learned this weekend officers and directors with SWRFI
voted to cancel the fly-in scheduled for October 10-11, 2008 and to
ultimately cease operations. SWRFI states the board opted to shut
down the annual event in Hondo, TX due to declining attendance and
volunteer numbers, and the loss of support from the Experimental