Boeing and the government of Qatar signed an agreement Monday
for the purchase of the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to provide
new strategic-airlift mobility capabilities for the Qatar Armed
Forces (QAF). Qatar will sign a Foreign Military Sales agreement
for contractor logistics support with the US Air Force.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.21.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.21.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Proper Traffic Patterns... Just
In Time For Oshkosh: 07.21.08 (ANN Special Report,
with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves".)
US Commander Notes Significant Progress Over Past Nine
The Iraqi air force reached 2,000 flying training hours at
Kirkuk Regional Air Base July 13, with the help of Airmen from the
52nd Expeditionary Flying Training Squadron. The milestone comes 11
months after Lt. Col. Mark Bennett, the 52nd EFTS commander,
arrived at Kirkuk.
Investigation Launched On Reports ANP Officers Among Those
The recent surge in violence in Afghanistan has prompted
increased action by US forces. An undetermined number of enemy
fighters were killed Sunday in separate air strikes in the war-torn
country, with one of the engagements prompting an investigation
into reports that Afghan National Police officers were killed.
Hawker Beechcraft announced recently it has been awarded a
defense contract by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) with an
estimated value of $48 million. The contract is for six modified
Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops to replace six of their current
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced last week that Rob
Strain will be the next center director of NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Strain is currently the head of the
Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Lab in Laurel, Md. He will assume his duties as center director on
One of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock. Gathering in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth, Minnesota, it is an event chock full of fun, fellowship, education and more than a few surprises.
One of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration"
hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock. Gathering
in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth, Minnesota, it is an
event chock full of fun, fellowship, education and more than a few
An incumbent US Congressman from Houston, TX is campaigning for
re-election by suggesting a total overhaul of NASA, getting rid of
bureaucracy and putting the scientists and engineers back in charge
of the overall vision for the space program.
The Republican National Convention will be held at the Xcel
Energy Center in St. Paul, MN September 1-4. The national
conventions of the major parties are seen by many US citizens as a
celebration of personal freedoms... but if you're a general
aviation pilot, personal freedom may not be the lasting memory.
NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has created a video of the moon
transiting (passing in front of) Earth as seen from the
spacecraft's point of view 31 million miles away. Scientists are
using the video to develop techniques to study alien worlds.
The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team
of investigators to assist the government of Korea in its
investigation of yesterday's crash of a Korean-registered Sikorsky
S-92A helicopter equipped with General Electric engines.
A loud and proud crowd favorite will return to the grounds at
Wittman Field. The US Marine Corps AV-8B "Harrier II" jump jet will
appear at EAA AirVenture 2008, making demonstration flights during
the EAA's 56th annual fly-in, scheduled for July 28-August 3 at
Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Five Cessna 182s used by Pennsylvania State Police for tracking
criminals, finding missing persons and other tasks are being
offered for sale to the general public, Commissioner Jeffrey B.
Miller announced Thursday.
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2008 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Bell Helicopter is donating one of its 206B helicopters to the
National Law Enforcement Museum, the company announced during the
annual Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference held
this year in Houston, TX.
The Naval Helicopter Historical Society was organized to gather,
preserve and display the legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation to
include past, present and future helicopter operations in the Navy,
Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
The pressure inside the exhaust system of a reciprocating engine
that prevents complete scavenging of the burned gases from the
cylinders. Back pressure is caused by mufflers and such power
recovery devices as turbochargers and power-recovery turbines.
"NASA needs complete freedom to hire and fire based on
performance; it needs to be driven by the scientists and the
engineers, and it needs to be free of politics as much as
Source: John Culberson, the incumbent US
Congressman representing the Houston, TX area. Culberson advocate
getting rid of bureaucracy and putting the scientists and engineers
back in charge of the overall vision for the space program. The
Republican's comments, made during a town hall meeting last week,
were promptly lambasted by Culberson's Democrat challenger.