But Association President Warns That There Are Many Hurdles To
Reno Air Racing Association president Mike Houghton said
Wednesday that the organization's objective is to have a full air
race event in 2012, but that there is still a great deal of work to
be done.The announcement answers a question that has been hanging
over the event for months, since a tragic accident at the 2011 race
killed pilot Jimmy Leeward and 10 others watching the race.
In a follow-on to GE Capital Aviation Services' (GECAS)
first-ever ATR order placed in June at the Paris Air Show, the
leasing company announced Tuesday that it has placed an order for
two additional ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft, along with two
options. This is and brings the total number of ATRs ordered
by GECAS to 17 with 17 options. GECAS will begin to take delivery
of the new aircraft in late 2012.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Using Electric Drones For
Anti-whaling activists have started using a UAV to
supplement manned helicopter flights in their efforts to stop
Japanese whaling in the Antarctic ocean. Members of the Sea
Shepherd Conservation Society say they have been using a
hand-launched electric drone with a range of about 180 miles to
spot Japanese whaling factory ships.
A replica of the Southern Cross, a Fokker tri-motor which made
the first Pacific crossing from the US mainland to Australia in
1928, is being brought back to help acquaint Australian
schoolchildren with their aviation heritage. The replica was
damaged in a crash in 2002. A dedicated group of Australian
volunteers has made its restoration a new year's resolution.
More Than 25 Aircraft Expected To Brave The Wisconsin
One of the area’s most colorful events of the season, the
annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at
the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. In
past years, more than 25 skiplanes landed at Pioneer Airport to
participate in the event, showcasing this unique segment of flight
that is quite popular throughout many parts of North America.
Suburban Atlanta Airport Calls Its New Event 'Salute America
Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport in Paulding County, GA, has
firmed up plans for its inaugural airshow, set for October 20th of
this year. At a meeting last week, the Airport Authority settled on
the date and the name "Salute America 2012" for its first foray
into the air show arena.
Plane Owned By Noted Mechanic, Restorer To Be Displayed
Ed Beegles was always infatuated with airplanes. He soloed at
age 16, in 1938, and went on to spend much of his life repairing,
maintaining and restoring airplanes. He passed away last month, and
now some of his friends are trying to raise $20,000 to buy his
Luscombe T8F and display it in his memory in the terminal of the
Greeley/Weld County Airport (KGXY) in Colorado.
Several Prizes Up For Grabs, Including An Airplane Ride
Students in the state of Wisconsin have an opportunity to show
their love for aviation through an art contest sponsored each year
by the Wisconsin DOT. Through the program, the WisDOT Bureau of
Aeronautics encourages children ages seven to 17 to showcase their
artistic talent by participating in its annual statewide
Pressure Washer Mounted On Eurocopters Designed For Hosing Down
The FAA has granted an STC for Simplex Aerospace’s new
power line insulator and windmill cleaning system for the
Eurocopter AS350 and 355 series. The STC, number SR02207SE issued
on 12-15-2011, is the newest product in the company’s 65 year
history of innovation.
Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Remains THE Pilot In The Minds Of Flyers
Ask any pilot who he thinks is the best he ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace and professionalism exhibited by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover -- a man whom many have no hesitation calling the best they ever saw.
Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Remains THE Pilot In The Minds Of
Ask any pilot who he thinks is the best he ever saw and
depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers
might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity
to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace
and professionalism exhibited by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover -- a man
whom many have no hesitation calling the best they ever saw. Bob
did it all... he was a fighter pilot, test pilot, airshow pilot and
all-around nice guy... and virtually any conversation that involves
this gentleman mentions two thing... the seemingly effortless skill
he displayed i
Airline Says It Will Not Absorb Costs Of EU-ETS, Pax Will
Lufthansa may be setting the tone for how airlines will handle
the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by telling passengers it
will increase ticket prices to cover the costs of the controversial
plan which went into effect January 1st.
Although it was pretty much a formality after the alternate
engine program was scrapped last year by GE and Rolls-Royce
... the U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday awarded Pratt &
Whitney an undefinitized contract award (UCA) not to exceed
$1,122,306,649 for F135 production engines to power the F-35
CFI Bob Miller's Over The Airwaves online newsletter
and periodic contributions to ANN often collide with conventional
wisdom within the flight training industry. But on Monday, a
collision with another skier at Utah's Deer Valley Resort left the
veteran instructor unconscious after a fall on hard-pack snow which
broke his helmet.
Members Will Serve As Liaisons Between Industry, Lawmakers
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched
a new State Advocacy Network (SAN) consisting of association
members in every state who will serve as liaisons between member
businesses, state legislatures, and the association.
Non-Licensed Pilot Seriously Injured When Plane Went Down
One of the things old pilots will tell you is that fuel back at
the pump will do you no good at all. For the person flying the
airplane involved in this accident, a pilot certificate might have
also been helpful. The NTSB preliminary shows that the plane had no
fuel in either tank, though there was some fuel contamination at
the accident scene.
As evidenced by what could be a developing bidding war among
municipalities to become the new home for Kestrel Aircraft,
economic development has become a dog-eat-dog sport. To discourage
poaching, the Horry County Council in South Carolina considered a
motion to approve economic incentives for a company identified only
by a code name. Now that the incentives have been approved, and the
company's actual name has been revealed, some councilors who voted
in favor wish they could reconsider.
Program Participants Have Received Nearly $1 Million Since Its
NBAA Member Companies participating in the Association's
Workers' Compensation Insurance Program will receive yet another
20-percent dividend in 2012, due to the outstanding loss ratio of
the group, the Association reported today. Participants in the
program have received nearly $1 million dollars in dividends to
Pilot Departed In Fog, Result Was Damaged Homes, Three
On February 17, 2010, a Cessna 310 carrying three employees
of Tesla Motors struck an electrical transmission tower shortly
after takeoff from Palo Alto Airport in California. Debris struck
several homes, setting three on fire. Now, an attorney for
51-year-old Lisa Jones, whose home was hit by a severed wing from
the plane, has reached a financial settlement with Tesla Motors,
the estate of the pilot, and several insurance companies.
"Identifying pertinent legislation and regulations ahead
of their implementation in every state throughout this county is
one of the greatest challenges we face as an industry."
Source: NATA President and CEO James Coyne.
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