ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.04.06 1930 EDT: And then there
were five... US officials cited by CNN and Fox News confirmed that
earlier today, North Korea test fired a total of at least
five missiles... including one, and possibly
two, Taepodong-2 long-range rockets.
During World War II, over 1,000 females served as Women Air
Force Service Pilots (WASP's). These dynamic women tested aircraft,
trained male pilots, and ferried aircraft. After the war, the Air
Force sent the women home, denying military careers and benefits.
In the late '70s, the women finally received veteran status.
New Zealand's Alpha Aviation proudly proclaimed last week it has
reached the final step of its development phase... which started in 2004 when
the budding aircraft maker joined with Apex Aircraft. The company
announced it has received the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) type
certificate for its Alpha 160A aircraft.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1663
Issue Date: July 03, 2006 at 18:13 UTC
Location: Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota near MINOT VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: July 08, 2006 at 18:45 UTC
Ending Date and Time: July 08, 2006 at 22:15 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: The Northern Neighbors Day Air Show 2006
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Minot AFB (MIB) Approach Control,
Charter Operators Bristle At Proposed FAA Requirement
The effects of the Southwest Airlines fatal accident at
Chicago's Midway Airport are being felt across the industry -- much
to the chagrin of charter operators nationwide. By October 1st, all
flights must be able to stop on the runway with a 15-percent margin
by calculating landing distance "as close to the time of arrival as
practicable, taking into account workload considerations during
critical phases of flight." So sayeth the FAA. Ironically, some
charter operators say that could adversely affect aviation safety.
Specifically... charter operators worry that they'll be expected to
calculate landing distances even as they're on approach.
Aero-News learned Monday that Merritt Beach, FL-based Comp Air
Inc. has revised its choice for the engine to power its upcoming
Comp Air 12 executive turboprop -- deciding on the uprated the
Honeywell TPE331-14GR turbine engine, replacing the Lycoming T-53
powerplant originally fitted to the
Sunshine State Now Number Two For GA Traffic Nationwide
In terms of general aviation traffic... what's the
second-busiest state in the Union? If you said Florida, you're
correct. Traffic in the Sunshine State is growing at a remarkable
rate and it's now caught the attention of the FAA.
Aero-News has learned that after 60 years of operation, the
historic Evergreen Airport (59S) in Vancouver, WA has held it's
final fly-in event... a bittersweet farewell party that saw over
250 guests and over 50 airplanes in attendance.
Flying to EAA AirVenture, for one week the
busiest airport in the world? There's a lot to learn…and
some things you can practice to make a safe arrival. Today we'll
talk about more preparations for making your AirVenture arrival
safe and fun.
"The descent and approach part of a flight is when you have the
most to do. Now they're adding additional workload to it."
Source: Scott Malone, chief pilot for Malone
AirCharter Inc. at Craig Municipal Airport in Jacksonville, FL on
the FAA's proposed rule -- suggested in the wake of last year's
fatal overrun at Chicago's Midway Airport -- that by October 1st,
all flights must be able to stop on the runway with a 15-percent
margin by calculating landing distance.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1645
Issue Date: July 03, 2006 at 12:06 UTC
Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Beginning Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 12:30 UTC
Ending Date and Time: July 04, 2006 at 17:05 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A