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May 14, 2006

CAP Cadet Earns Spaatz Award

A 16-year-old Civil Air Patrol cadet received the highest CAP cadet honor from the Air Force chief of staff during a Pentagon ceremony, May 11. Recognizing Cadet Col. Katrina Litchford with the General Carl. A. Spaatz Award, Gen. T. Michael Moseley said, “I am pleased to be able to present this certificate with General Spaatz’s name on it to the top cadet of the Civil Air Patrol.”

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April '06 Pilot Hiring Summary: 770 Commercial Pilots Added

AIR Inc. tells ANN that of the airlines reporting to them, that more than 770 pilots were hired last month.

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Washington State DOT Receives FAA Grant to Begin Long-Term Aviation Study

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has received an FAA grant to begin work on the Long-Term Air Transportation Study (LATS). Authorized by the Legislature, LATS is a three-year comprehensive airport system study to guide future investments in Washington’s public use airports.

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ISS Astros Start Unpacking

Report #24, 2 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 12, 2006

Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams focused this week on science experiments, maintenance tasks and unpacking cargo on the International Space Station.

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Aero-Opinion: Liability of Co-Owners for Aircraft Operations

There is a conflict in the law concerning the liability of co-owners of aircraft for operational negligence. The question of liability of one co-owner for the negligence of another depends on the state law that applies to the situation. The situation can arise where one co-owner is in operational control of the aircraft and commits an act of negligence, causing damages...

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Japan Air Commuter Picks Up Another Q400

Bombardier Aerospace has signed up Japan Air Commuter (JAC), a team member of Japan Airlines (JAL) Group, for an eleventh Bombardier Q400 high-speed turboprop airliner. Based in Kagoshima, JAC is Japan’s largest regional airline and carried 1.44 million passengers in its 2005 fiscal year.

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HAI Offers Additional Member Services

The Helicopter Association International has announced new course offerings related to their Professional Education Series. This summer, HAI will be taking three of their courses “on the road” to Ontario, California, beginning July 11, 2006.

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FAA Delivers FEIS to Panama City For Proposed Airport Relocation

FAA Selects West Bay Site 8,400-foot Runway as Preferred Alternative

The Panama City - Bay County Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) tells ANN that it has received the FAA's Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposed relocation of the Panama City - Bay County International Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (05.14.06): Fuel Tutorial #4: Mixture Settings

Aero-Tips!

Any change in mixture setting from "book" will render POH performance charts nearly useless—requiring you to recalculate fuel requirements.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.14.06)

Aero-Linx!

If you’re still trying to locate that piece of the Moon or Mars that you purchased, maybe you need to stop here and upgrade. It’s also a great way to get the youngsters looking skyward.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.14.06): Elevons

Aero-Terms!

Combination of ailerons and elevators used on delta-winged aircraft.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.14.06)

"This could be a growth area for us." Source: Mesa Airlines, CEO Jonathan Ornsteinis, discussing his interest in forming a joint venture with one or more Chinese airlines. He noted that there are only 40 regional jets in China and that the opportunity exists to connect a "significant number of cities" in mid-China with service.

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