Will Attempt Emergency Landing After Troubleshooting, Burning
A Gulfstream V owned by Nike Inc. that experienced landing gear
problems shortly after takeoff from Portland's Hillsboro (OR)
Airport landed safely -- on all its wheels -- after a three hour
ordeal that was covered extensively by cable news services.
Aero-News regrets to report two men returning from a performance
in a weekend airshow at La Cholla Airpark (57AZ) in Tucson, AZ were
killed when their Legend turboprop kitplane went down after takeoff
London International AirFest officials have posted on their
website the cancellation of that organization's show next year in
London, Ontario, Canada. It is the second cancellation of the
show in two years.
NASA honored veteran astronaut Richard Gordon, Jr., this weekend
as an Ambassador of Exploration during a ceremony at The Museum of
Flight in Seattle. Gordon was one of the three astronauts on Apollo
12, the second lunar landing mission.
Boeing and Emirates have announced a firm order for 42 Boeing
777s, with purchase rights for 20 additional airplanes. The deal
was announced at the Dubai Air Show this weekend, and is valued at
$9.7 billion at list prices.
The planned around-the-world flight of Gus McLeod was placed on
indefinite hold last week, as a substance believed to be lacquer
thinner was found in the fuel of his Velocity aircraft... an
incident, McLeod believes, that points to sabotage.
ANN Mourns Passing Of 'A Quiet Legend In Aviation'
Richard E. Lawyer, 73, passed away on November 12, 2005 -- the
day after Veteran's Day. Aero-News wishes to recognize Dick
Lawyer's contributions to the world of aviation, in today's ANN
One pilot was killed Sunday night when his Aerospatiale AS350B
helicopter apparently struck another while landing at
Homestead-Miami Speedway outside Miami, as fans who had just
watched a NASCAR race looked on.
Richard E. Lawyer, 73, passed away on November 12, 2005, the day
after Veteran's Day. Dick Lawyer was born November 8, 1932 in Los
Angeles and served his country as a test pilot, as a designated
astronaut who never flew in space due to circumstances beyond his
control, and as a senior officer in the Air Force.
Interview With Dan Schwinn Of Avidyne, Part V of VI
In July of this year, we sat down in a conference room at
Avidyne's Bedford, MA headquarters with Avidyne's President, Dan
Schwinn. In a wide-ranging interview we discussed Avidyne's
products, some of its future plans and possibilities, and a bit of
the future of GA in general.
Air France Lawyers Holding Domain Name, AirFranceSucks.Com
Exercise for the reader: go to the domain, www.airfrancesucks.com.
You get a notice, in French and English, from "Meyer and Partners,
Intellectual Property Lawyers," that they have reserved the page on
behalf of a client.
From November 28 through December 1, a virtual world will exist
at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL as more than
450 exhibitors flood the exhibition hall with groundbreaking
technology during the annual Interservice/Industry Training,
Simulation and Education Conference -- and ANN will be there to
bring you the highlights.
$25k For Pilots Who Stay Past Nine Years; Benefit For Air
Battle Managers Too
The US Air Force doesn't have a shortage of pilots, and it
doesn't want one either. For that reason it has Aviator
Continuation Pay, which is a little kiss from the eagle that goes
into a pilot's paycheck if he or she keeps flying after working off
their undergraduate pilot training commitment.
“I'm amazed at the kind of work that you do here.
Each one of the stations that you just took me to, the detailed
work that you have to do, and the kind of responsibility that you
have to make sure that… those things fly. It's really
amazing when you think about it.”
Source: The Governor of California, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, during a visit to Robinson Helicopter Company
on one of the last days of his campaign tour. RHC was chosen to
host the Governor based on the leadership role the company holds in
aviation and the positive effects it has on the aerospace industry