Thousands Of NASA Employees Gather To Watch Tuesday Night
NASA sent its last shuttle, Atlantis, out to the launch pad at
Kennedy Space Center Tuesday night so it can prepare for the final
launch of the shuttle program in July. The shuttle began its
trek at 2000 EDT.
Hopes To Be Ready For What Ever Launch System Follows The
An Exploration Launch Systems Engineering and Integration office
has been established by Boeing in Titusville, FL, to support the
operational readiness of NASA's next launch system, currently under
The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation
tanker/transport has formally been delivered to, and accepted by
the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) at the Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF) base Amberley (Queensland,
Transaction includes Options On 10 Additional CSeries
Braathens Leasing Limited, a member of Braathens Aviation of
Sweden, has placed a firm order for five Bombardier CS100 and five
CS300 mainline jetliners. Braathens also took options on an
additional 10 CSeries aircraft.
Passengers Scuffled When One Reclined, The Other Objected
A United flight from Dulles near Washington, DC (KIAD) en route
to Ghana returned to the Virginia airport after one passenger
smacked another over a reclined seat. The flight was escorted back
to Dulles by Air Force jets.
As the song goes -- The book of love is long and boring... No
one can lift the damn thing... It's full of charts and facts and
figures and instructions for dancing... and among the skies of this
great nation Kyle and Amanda Franklin danced for us all - with
great joy, freedom and wonder. The family and friends of
Wing-Walker Amanda Franklin have confirmed that the official
farewell for one of the sweetest ladies to grace the airshow world
will come this Tuesday, June 7th.
UARC's First US Event Announced For August 20-21st In
A press call and subsequent info released to ANN, Wednesday,
about a new air racing event is already raising eyebrows throughout
much of the airshow, aero-association and warbird community --
especially as some of the major players in the event have recently
been named. Called the Ultimate Air Race Challenge (UARC), a
spokesman tried to describe the new event as "Mixed Martial Arts
with Airplanes" -- which did not inspire a very positive picture at
Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United
Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues
ANN E-I-C Note: It's become one of the most
requested links from Aero-TV 2010... so here once
again is Part I of our August two-parter featuring
Lycoming Boss Michael Kraft and TCM CEO Rhett Ross...
Will Be Classified As "Interfering With An Aircrew"
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator
Randy Babbitt announced Wednesday that the FAA will begin to impose
civil penalties against people who point a laser into the cockpit
of an aircraft.
Was Exiting The Aircraft After Landing With A Student
Veteran flight instructor Amelia Jayne was seriously injured on
May 25th in Ann Arbor, MI, when she did something she'd likely done
hundreds of times before ... stepped out of an airplane while the
engine was running after flying with a student. This time, however,
she was struck by the propeller.
Panel Will Discuss Travel Security At Business Travel
TSA Administrator John S. Pistole and United Continental
Holdings, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Smisek
will join Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Executive
Director and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. McCormick for the
opening session at the annual GBTA Convention.
"We are very proud of Endeavour's legacy, and this
penultimate flight of the space shuttle program once again
demonstrated the amazing skill and dedication of our astronauts and
the entire workforce." Source: NASA Administrator Charles
Aerial cinematography often encompasses more than air-to-air
photography of other aircraft. Sometimes the aerial cinematographer
is called upon to facilitate photography from the ground and within
the aircraft itself.