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September 05, 2010

Classic Aero-TV: Bell's Versatile 'Whirly Bird' - The Legendary Bell 47

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.

Some of us can remember back to 1957 when the TV series, Whirlybirds, introduced us to the Bell model 47 helicopter. And then starting in 1972, and running for 11 years, every episode of the TV series M*A*S*H began with two Bell 47’s approaching the landing pad with wounded soldiers strapped to the landing skids. If these visions bring back fond memories, then you don’t want to miss learning about the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum in Mentone Indiana.

Classic Aero-TV: Bell Prime Mover - Another Aspect of Larry Bell's Innovation

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.


ANN’s Paul Plack visited the Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum and came away with more than the usual stories about Bell airplanes and helicopters. President of the museum, Tim Whetstone, had something

Classic Aero-TV: Ernie Boyette’s Yamanator: Yamaha Power, Dominator Style

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.

ANN’s Paul Plack spent some time talking with Ernie Boyette, President of Rotor Flight Dynamics Incorporated. Boyette is a recognized expert in the subject of gyrocopters and got his start in the early Benson machines. He started his business by improving on the Benson and now has his own unique designs. His designs are easy to spot because of their high stance which allows for a true centerline thrust configuration.

Classic Aero-TV: Tim O’Connor’s Twinstarr - A Unique Tandem Autogyro

This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.

Here’s a chance to be introduced to unique autogyro when ANN’s Paul Plack interviews Tim


Classic Aero-TV: Go Go Gadget Gyro - Rick Wittridge’s Benson Beauty


This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.

When you run across a Benson gyrocopter named Go Go Gadget, you just have to check it out, and that’s where ANN’s Paul Plack headed while at the 2010 Popular Rotorcraft Association meeting. Plack met up with Rick Wittridge who had with him a Benson B8 gyrocopter that was a cut above what you would expect to find.

NBAA to Honor Industry Leader Paul Stinebring With 2010 John Winant Award

Steinbring Is Credited With Forming The IBAC

The NBAA said Thursday that Paul Stinebring of Emerson Electric will be honored with the 2010 John Winant Award at the 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA.

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Eclipse Sims Receive FAA Level D Certification

Full-Motion Simulators Should Be Operational Next Month

The FAA has awarded Level D certification for the Eclipse EA500 full motion simulators located in Orlando, FL.

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Google Lunar X Prize Summit Set For The Isle Of Man

Event Brings Together All 22 Teams Competing For A Share Of The $30 Million Prize

The fourth Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Summit will be hosted on the Isle of Man on October 4-5, 2010 during the United Nations declared World Space Week. 

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Jeppesen Gains Access To Russian Domestic Airport Data

Contract Agreement Reached With Russian Ministry Of Transportation

Jeppesen and the Russian Ministry of Transportation have agreed to a new contract that supplies Jeppesen with access to Russian domestic airport data.

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NASA Selects Investigations For First Solar Close Encounter

Five Experiments Will Enter The Sun's Atmosphere

NASA has begun development of a mission to visit and study the sun more closely than ever before. The unprecedented project, named Solar Probe Plus, is slated to launch no later than 2018.

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Middle Eastern Aviation Authorities Seek Ways To De-Congest Airspace

Air Traffic System Struggles To Keep Up With Growth In the Regaion

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Middle Eastern airlines saw an increase in airline passenger demand of 16.8 percent in July year-on-year, and a 19.4 percent jump over the first seven months of the year.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.10): Land And Hold Short Operations

Land And Hold Short Operations Operations which include simultaneous takeoffs and landings and/or simultaneous landings when a landing aircraft is able and is instructed by the controller to hold-short of the intersecting runway/taxiway or designated hold-short point. Pilots are expected to promptly inform the controller if the hold short clearance cannot be accepted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.10)

Aero-Linx: Warbird Alley An online reference source for information about airworthy, privately-owned, ex-military aircraft. Whether you're a warbird owner, pilot, mechanic, restorer, crewmember, collector or history enthusiast, there's something here for you. The site is constantly updating its information, so check back often for new material.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.05.10)

"The Google Lunar X PRIZE has a great deal of momentum now, with an incredible roster of teams and with major agencies such as NASA stepping up to become customers of our teams... We're happy we could hold this summit during World Space Week and in a location like the Isle of Man, which truly represents the new era of innovative space commerce." Source: William Pomerantz, the Senior Director for Space Prizes at the non-profit X PRIZE Foundation.

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AD: Eurocopter

AD NUMBER: 2010-16-51

MANUFACTURER: Eurocopter France Model SA330J Helicopters  

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AD: Agusta S.p.A.

AD NUMBER: 2010-12-51

MANUFACTURER: Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A119 and AW119 MKII Helicopters.  

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