SS2 Carrier Aircraft Lifts Off On One-Hour Shakeout
It's official: "Eve" has wings. Scaled Composites'
WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft ascended into the skies over the
Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV) Sunday morning, for an hour-long
test flight that marked the most public milestone to date for the
company's plans to implement commercial space travel.
Some 2,000 Chinese Pilots Trained Worldwide Per Year
Jeppesen has entered into an agreement with the Civil Aviation
University of China (CAUC) to develop and deliver standardized ab
initio pilot training courses that are approved by the Civil
Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Cirrus Design made waves at AOPA Expo 2008 with the announcement
Perspective EVS enhanced-vision system on new
Cirrus SR22 G3 aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000-based
Perspective avionics suite. Now, similar technology is available
for SR20s and SR22s already in the field.
Most Air Traffic Control Buildings Have Exceeded Their Planned
A report requested by Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-MN and chairman of
the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was
released Wednesday by the Transportation Department's Inspector
General's office, painting a grim assessment of the physical
condition of the nation's air traffic control facilities.
New -500 Joins Recently Purchased Secondhand Plane
Swedish airline Golden Air took delivery last week of
its first new ATR -- a 72-seat, PW-127M-powered ATR 72-500. The
airline, which currently operates a fleet of five Saab 340B, five
Saab 2000 and a second-hand ATR 72-500 recently acquired, becomes
the first Swedish carrier to introduce the '-500 series' ATRs in
Here's one holiday package with a VERY high declared value.
Engineers are getting ready to pack NASA's Kepler spacecraft into a
container and ship it off to its launch site at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station, FL.
Honoring the legacy of the men and women at Groom Lake and on
the NASA High Range in Nevada the battleground of the Cold War.
This site is dedicated to the memories of our band of brothers,
especially those we lost in the CIA U-2 and A-12 Projects Aquatone
and OXCART at Groom Lake, during Operation Black Shield at Kadena,
Okinawa, and on the NASA High Range.
Airport Traffic Control Tower. A terminal facility that uses
air/ground communications, visual signaling, and other devices to
provide ATC services to aircraft operating in the vicinity of an
airport or on the movement area.
"This was an unpleasant display of somebody thinking
they were more special than others."
Source: Winnebago County Assistant District
Attorney Adam Levin, during Friday's court hearing into a DUI
incident involving airshow performer Patty Wagstaff this past
summer at AirVenture 2008. Wagstaff pleaded no contest to
first-offense drunken driving and a misdemeanor charge of resisting
an officer. Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Key
sentenced Wagstaff to pay $500 in fines plus court costs, and
revoked her driver's license for eight months.