ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.27.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
12.27.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: When "All Available Info"
Isn't Enough - 12.27.10 (ANN Special
Report, with CFI Bob Miller)
An Extraordinary Gathering That May Truly Be The
Last Of Its Kind
What a concept... An historic event, billed as “The Last
Time”, was organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the
DC-3 type aircraft. Designed as an airliner in 1935, the DC-3 was
pressed into military service in WWII as the C-47 and served in
every theater of the war.
New Engine Produced 'Sinking Feeling" on First Flight After
The first flight(s) after any major maintenance should always be
approached with a fair degree of caution. A recent dead-stick
landing near one of ANN's stomping grounds provided additional
proof that such caution should ALWAYS be practiced...
Resin Transfer Infusion Process To Be Used For Wing Skins And
Development and production of advanced composite wing skin
panels and spar components for the new Learjet 85 business jet will
be undertaken by Bombardier Aerospace in its facility in Belfast,
Northern Ireland, the company said Wednesday.
Airline Hopes Passenger Amenities Will Enhance Customer
Air New Zealand welcomed the airline's first 777-300ER (extended
range) to its fleet at a ceremony Wednesday at Boeing's Paine Field
in Everett, Wash. Air New Zealand ordered the first of five
777-300ERs in August 2007 to complement the eight Boeing 777-200ERs
already in its long-haul fleet.
Aero-Linx: Vintage Sailplane
The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to
promote the acquision, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes
by its members, and to assist the National Soaring Museum in the
preservation of soaring history and the promotion of vintage
sailplane activity. A Vintage Sailplane is any glider out of
production since 1958, or a more recently built glider with
appearance, performance and construction characteristics similar or
comparable to gliders manufactured before 1958.
altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level
for an airspace structure or route segment. It is the highest
altitude on a Federal airway, jet route, area navigation low or
high route, or other direct route for which an MEA is designated in
14 CFR Part 95 at which adequate reception of navigation aid
signals is assured.
"This new work package will enable us to expand our
unique RTI advanced composite process for aircraft wings, as well
as build on our abilities in the composites field... Given the
success we have had to date with our CSeries aircraft demonstrator
wing using the RTI technology, we are confident that this process
can be further developed, adapted and applied to our Learjet 85
Source: Michael Ryan, Vice President and
General Manager, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast...