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May 04, 2008

Three Dead, Three Injured In Possible Runway Incursion Accident At MYL

Landing Cessna 172 Collided With Another On Runway

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the collision of two Cessna 172s at McCall Municipal Airport in central Idaho Friday night.

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Diamond Reassures Customers Amidst Thielert AG Instability

States Customers Need Not Worry at This Point

Hoping to calm customer worries in the wake of the April 24 insolvency filing by Thielert Aircraft Engines AG, Diamond Aircraft issued a statement May 2 to all customers and service centers for the DA42 TwinStar and the DA40tdi, to reassure customers of the company's continuing efforts to provide support for current and future aircraft.

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Florida Fly-In Community Plans Threatened By Local Commission

Lawmakers Cite Inadequate Long Term Growth Planning

Within its 815 acres, Oak Tree Landing planned to have 590 homes, a PGA-pro designed golf course, spa, fitness center, pool, mini-mart and an FAA-approved, 4,995 foot runway at its center.

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Senator, FAMs Frustrated Over No-Fly List Flop

Feingold Wants Answers Why Marshals Are Denied Boarding

They are assigned to protect airlines against terrorist attacks... but recent claims by Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) state another security directive, the infamous "no-fly" list, prevents some from doing their job. 

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Discovery Arrives At Launch Pad

STS-124 Targeted For May 31 Launch

After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the space shuttle Discovery now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-124 mission. A launch dress rehearsal, known as the terminal countdown demonstration test, is scheduled to take place at Kennedy from May 6 to 9.

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KC-45A Clears Start-Up Hurdle In Senate Committee

Boeing Supporters Continue Fight Against Northrop/EADS Plane

The Northrup Grumman-partnered EADS KC-45A team cleared a major legislative hurdle this week, when lawmakers announced the Senate Armed Services Committee approved startup funding for the new fleet.

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'Governator's' Flights May Terminate With SMO Ban On Large Aircraft

Schwarzenegger's Brother-in-Law Voted In Favor

A family squabble may be yet another result of the controversial ban on large aircraft operations at California's Santa Monica Airport (SMO) -- it includes the Gulfstream G-IV Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger uses to commute from the state capitol to his Los Angeles mansion.

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Two Lost In Washington Yak-52 Accident

Former Soviet Trainer Went Down In Rural Area

The Friday afternoon downing of a Yakolev Yak-52 near Vancouver, WA resulted in the loss of a father and his son. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus told local media the restored Soviet trainer crashed around 1630 PDT during a VFR flight from Vancouver to Klamath Falls, OR.

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NTSB: Pilot To Blame For Injury To Flight Attendant

Excessive Avoidance Maneuver Led To Fall

According to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) probable cause report published last week, the pilot of a corporate jet was at fault for the October 2006 injury to a flight attendant during a flight from Washington's Dulles International Airport to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

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We Want One! Backpack Glider Shows Promise For Parachute Ops

Can Travel 125 Miles From 30,000 Feet... At 135 MPH

Don't confuse the next item with the opening of the film "Iron Man" this weekend -- this is the real deal. It may not outrun a Raptor... but its agility and stealth could revolutionize skydiving as a sport, and eventually see its way to combat.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.04.08)

Aero-Linx!

Thousands of Russian women and girls courageously fought for their Rodina (Motherland), serving with the Voyenno-Vozdushniye Sily (Air Forces, in Russian). In 1942, three air regiments were formed from female volunteers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.04.08): Tentative Calculated Landing Time

Aero-Terms!

A projected time calculated for adapted vertex for each arrival aircraft based upon runway configuration, airport acceptance rate, airport arrival delay period, and other metered arrival aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.04.08)

"The TAE situation has our highest attention and that we are doing our very best to minimize impact on our valued customers and business partners. We sincerely appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience."

Source: A statement to customers from Diamond Aircraft, concerning recent strife at engine supplier Thielert Aircraft Engines AG.

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NM Firefighting TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 8/6077  Issue Date: May 04, 2008 at 0040 UTC  Location: 3 MILES SW OF MESCALERO , New Mexico near BOLES VOR/DME (BWS)  Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately  Ending Date and Time: Until further notice  Reason for NOTAM: TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTING  Type: Hazards  Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A 

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