Part Two: Wildlife Biologist Steve Osmek, On Reducing Bird
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.23.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.23.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Reducing The Chance Of Bird
Strikes, Part Two: 01.23.09 (ANN Special Report,
with Steve Osmek, the full-time wildlife biologist at
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published on its
website Friday proposed amendments to Part-21, introducing the
"Operational Suitability Certificate" and "Safety Directives",
including the corresponding acceptable means of compliance (AMC)
and guidance material (GM).
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Friday an expansion to
its global customer service and support capability with the opening
of a new Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) paint facility in
Chester, United Kingdom.
Times are tough, but there are some companies still doing OK.
United Technologies Corporation released its 2008 fourth quarter
numbers this week, and they're not shabby at all, especially in a
Court Orders Bailout Pilot To Undergo Psych Evaluation
On Thursday, 38-year-old Indiana investment advisor Marcus
Schrenker was in federal court in Pensacola, FL to enter a plea of
not guilty to charges he
tried to fake his own death, sent his
unoccupied airplane on autopilot to crash in Florida, and
originated a false distress call before bailing out over
National air medical services provider Omniflight Helicopters
announced the introduction this week of a fixed-wing program in
Idaho Falls, ID. The company will open a new base there in early
The balmy climate and warm sun of Sebring, FL may seem an
unusual place to introduce an airplane package better suited for
much colder temperatures, but that didn't stop IndUS Aviation and
Tanis Aircraft Products from announcing their partnership to warm
the engines and cockpits of a variety of LSA.
The Final Portion of a Three Part 'ICAS Conversation' for 2009, finishes a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of which became the topic of its own program over the course of this series. In this installment we asked a number of airshow luminaries the following question... who inspired YOU? Who served as your role model(s) or otherwise impressed you in your quest to join the airshow industry?
The Final Portion of a Three Part 'ICAS Conversation' for 2009,
finishes a series of interwoven interviews in which we asked about
a dozen airshow professionals the same three questions... each of
which became the topic of its own program over the course of
this series. In this installment we asked a number of airshow
luminaries the following question... who inspired YOU? Who served
as your role model(s) or otherwise impressed you in your quest to
join the airshow industry?
Added Purchase Incentives Included On First Six Orders
It's no secret a number of Aero-News staffers are fans of the
Gobosh 700S light sport aircraft; after all, one of our own flew a
Gobosh to earn his sport pilot license last year. While the
700S comes standard with a full "six-pack" panel of steam gauges,
that offer a wealth of information not available in some of its
competitors... for some pilots, only a glass panel will do.
Liberty Aerospace announced Thursday the completion of the US
Sales and Marketing expansion. Liberty's domestic US dealer,
Liberty Aircraft USA, Inc. now has 10 regional sales managers
representing the Liberty XL2 in the contiguous 48 states, Alaska
Pratt & Whitney was recently awarded a $4 million fleet
management contract from the United States Navy to provide engine
readiness for the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center's F100-powered
F-16 Aggressor Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS)
Fallon. The contract is a follow-on to the current performance
based contract signed in April 2003.
The saga of the Custer Channelwing is probably the most
interesting of all V/STOL aircraft. It is without doubt, the oldest
ongoing saga in aviation. This is the story of a single minded man
on a single minded mission to change the path of aviation.
The temperature of an object if it is reradiating all the
thermal energy that has been added to it; if an object is not a
blackbody radiator, it will not reradiate all the excess heat and
the leftover will go toward increasing its temperature.
"I just had to work with it and do what I know best
about flying... You can still fly a plane without an engine, just
not very far."
Source: Pilot Lance Sparks, who landed his
Cessna 172 on a Plano, TX golf course Thursday after his plane
suffered engine failure. No one on the ground was injured, and
Sparks walked away from the scene unharmed.