Reportedly Overshot Runway On Landing; Survivors Reported
A spokesman for the Indonesian government tells CNN
approximately 115 passengers were onboard a Garuda Airlines Boeing
737-400 that apparently overshot the runway at Yogyakarta airport
in central Java.
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4961
Issue Date: March 06, 2007 at 2231 UTC
Location: Crestview, Florida near CRESTVIEW VORTAC (CEW)
Beginning Date and Time: March 07, 2007 at 0600 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 07, 2007 at 1200 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For ordinance discharge
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Jacksonville (ZJX) Center, 904-549-1537
NOTAM Number: FDC 7/4935
Issue Date: March 06, 2007 at 1822 UTC
Location: Panama City, Florida near PANAMA CITY VORTAC (PFN)
Beginning Date and Time: March 12, 2007 at 2145 UTC
Ending Date and Time: March 12, 2007 at 2245 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-22
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Tyndall (PAM) Tower, 850-283-3815
This article was originally intended to be about a
lesson I had at the beginning of February, covering emergency
procedures... as well as the first time I experienced how the
Evektor SportStar handles in strong winds. However, events this
Tuesday morning compel me to skip ahead a little bit; I think
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.06.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.06.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Eclipse Reveals 'Avio NG', Part
One: 03.06.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Eclipse Aviation
CEO Vern Raburn.)
This weekend's news of an agreement between the United States and
the European Union regarding the long-bandied "Open
Skies" deal was met by nearly everyone in the commercial airline
industry with guarded optimism... but investors in British Airways
think the deal flat-out stinks.
Rule number one for starting an airline, regardless of size:
start with money. A LOT of money... and DayJet announced Tuesday it
has received $50 million in capital, resulting from the completion
of its third round of private equity financing.
Says US Aviation At 'Critical Juncture' As Funding Battle
This week, transportation labor leaders unveiled an FAA
Reauthorization agenda that "enhances aviation safety, protects
aviation employees, supports good jobs and boosts aviation trust
fund and general treasury funding to ensure a sound aviation
March has certainly come in like a lion for Chelton Flight
Systems. Hot on the heels of Monday's announcement the company will play a major role in developing the
next-generation Avio flight information system for the
Eclipse 500 VLJ, Aero-News has learned Chelton recently unveiled
two new products destined to make life a little better for pilots
in a wide variety of aircraft.
AD NUMBER: 2007-05-04
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-04
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for certain Mooney Airplane Company, Inc., Models M20M and M20R
AD NUMBER: 2007-05-06
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-06
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes.
In an open letter to members of the National Business Aviation
Association last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen urged
members to "take action now" in getting the message out about the
dangers user fees pose to business aviation.
Flight-Of-Six Encountered Turbulence Over Mountains
The close-knit Harmon Rocket community has been hit with another
accident. A pilot flying from Mojave, CA to Bakersfield with a
group of five other planes Saturday morning crashed in a vineyard
west of the Tehachapi Mountains.
It works in car sales: dazzle the buyer with all the things
that shiny new automobile can do, in hopes that'll sway him or
her to sign on the dotted line. Lockheed Martin and the US Air
Force hope a similar tactic will win public support for the
hyper-impressive -- but uber-expensive -- F-22 Raptor program.
Rosetta, New Horizons Gather Data On Sol's Largest Planet
They're in the area anyway... so they both might as well join
forces and see what they can find. That's the thinking behind
efforts now udnerway by NASA and the European Space Agency to
employ two spacecraft to observe Jupiter.
That Explains All Those Helos In The Pattern At GPM...
American Eurocopter tells ANN its larger training facility in
Grand Prairie, TX is scheduled for completion in mid 2007. The new
building will offer an additional 20,000 square feet of training
space, and will house FAA approved simulators including a full
motion Level 6 EC135 simulator.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes
pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the
part of some very special aviation educators. Recently, they were
all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional
aviation education association.
"[R]ecent news excerpts.... demonstrate that airline
lobbying has succeeded in getting the FAA to unveil a funding plan
that gives the giant airlines a major tax break while imposing
massive tax hikes and onerous new user fees on the businesses that
rely on general aviation. The airlines' FAA plan also dramatically
reduces Congressional authority over the air traffic system, gives
airlines a bigger say in FAA operations, and establishes a huge new
multi-billion dollar bureaucracy to assess and collect user
Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, in a
letter to members imploring them to write to their elected
officials about how they feel about the FAA's funding proposal.