What Pilots Should Know In Talking To The Media, With CFI Max
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.04.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.04.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- What Pilots Should Know When The
Media Show Up: 02.04.09 (ANN Special Report, with
2008 National CFI of the Year Max Trescott.
Both Mallory "Mal" Zackery of Georgia and Kenneth Hendrickson of
Minnesota became disabled as a result of violent acts. For Zackery,
it was a shot from a robber's gun that left him paralyzed as he was
making the night deposit for the store where he served as a
manager. Ken Hendrickson suffered multiple major internal and
orthopedic injuries as he was thrown from his Humvee when a
powerful IED exploded underneath.
Event Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Powered Flight In
The 48th annual convention of the Canadian Business Aviation
Association (CBAA) will be held in Montreal, the 3rd largest
economic center for aviation in the world, May 27-29. The theme for
Canada's premier business aviation event is the celebration of the
100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada.
Officials with Million Air recently celebrated the grand opening
of the company's first executive airplane terminal in Arizona.
Million Air Tucson is located in the Campbell/Valencia General
Aviation Aeroplex at the Tucson International Airport (TUS).
With the topic of bird strikes top-of-mind following "The
Miracle on the Hudson," the Air Line Pilots Association is taking
the FAA to task for dragging its heels on developing avian radar
and other measures to mitigate the risks to aircraft posed by
Representatives from the United Master Executive Council of the
Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) and the Irish Air
Line Pilots Association (IALPA), which represents the pilots of Aer
Lingus Airlines, signed a protocol agreement this week bringing the
two groups together to protect the interests of pilots from both
airlines in light of the recently announced partnership between
United and Aer Lingus.
There IS A Path To Aircraft Ownership... Even In THIS Economy
It's a really tough world out there (surprise, eh?)... due to the economic and poiltical issues that are part and parcel of every second/minute/hour's news, its going to be hard for folks to find workable paths to aircraft ownership -- though a partnership just might make the process possible in many cases.
There IS A Path To Aircraft Ownership... Even In THIS
It's a really tough world out there (surprise, eh?)... due to
the economic and poiltical issues that are part and parcel of every
second/minute/hour's news, its going to be hard for folks to find
workable paths to aircraft ownership -- though a partnership just
might make the process possible...
Cites Post-Katrina S-76 Accident In Recommendation
In response to the Board's investigation into the September 6,
2005 ditching of a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico,
on Tuesday the National Transportation Safety Board issued a
recommendation to the FAA urging all offshore Gulf helicopter
operators to evaluate their communication contingency plans in the
aftermath of a major event.
Renews Concerns About Ballistic Missile Development
Iran's launch of a low-orbit satellite into
orbit this week "is clearly a concern of ours" because
it could lead to the development of a ballistic missile system,
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Tuesday.
Kit plane manufacturer Lancair International announced Tuesday
it will provide to the Colombian Aviation Industry Corporation
(CIAC) 25 aircraft for use by the Columbian Air Force. The modified
Legacy FG aircraft, known as the "Synergy", will be used for
primary flight training of Colombian Air Force Pilots.
Space Florida announced Tuesday the completion of a
three-year/$1.8 million project to finalize upgrades to the
Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Hangar, located near the Space
Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.
Compounding the general economic slowdown, heavy snows across
eastern Britain Monday shut down education and commerce for
millions, with economists estimating losses to the economy as high
as $5 billion US.
This week, the US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture
(USDA) agreed to release up to $25 million in funding for research
and development of biofuels, including aviation biofuels. That
decision was heralded by the Air Transport Association, lobbying
group for most major US airlines.
You're on short final. The runway isn't in sight yet, but from
evaluating the approach at altitude, you know where it lies: lined
up with the riffle on the second bend in the river. Full flaps, you
nudge the throttle slightly to hold your altitude until the
threshold comes into view. From here on, there is no go-around. The
controls are soft and there is little margin for error. Almost
simultaneously, the strip comes into view, the edge of the river
slips by, and the mains touch down. You're not the first one who
has landed here; your well-worn copy of Galen Hanselman's Fly
Idaho! is proof of that.
The Brodie landing system was a method of landing light
aeroplane devised by James H Brodie, a Captain of the United States
Air Force during World War II. The method of landing involved
catching a hook attached to the plane upon a sling which itself was
attached to a cable.
"I don't think there's anyone in Russia who doesn't
know what a drunk person looks like."
Source: Katya Kushner, who was a passenger
onboard Aeroflot Flight 315 on December 28, 2008. Several
passengers complained to flight attendants after being greeted as
they came onboard by Alexander Cheplevsky, one of four pilots
scheduled for the roughly 11-hour trip. Those passengers feared the
pilot's slurred speech and garbled responses indicated that he was
drunk. Flight attendants tried to downplay those fears, but discord
quickly spread throughout the cabin, and Cheplevsky initially
resisted efforts to have him leave the cockpit and speak with
passengers. When he did emerge, his alleged bloodshot eyes and
difficulty in standing up sent passengers ov