Updates Reported Missing From Flight Dispatch Paperwork, NOTAM
Critical airport advisories weren't available to the pilots of
Comair Flight 5191 who mistakenly took off from a too-short runway
at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY in an accident that killed
49 people on August 27, 2006.
Security was tight around the green-tarped aircraft, with rumors
abounding as to what was beneath. Was it an update on an existing
Cirrus? Was it something new? Cirrus employees wearing T-shirts
that loudly proclaimed "Security" had their arms crossed as they
surveyed the crowd.
Career Opportunities Out There, But You Need To Perform
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a place of dreams for anyone with a
love of flight, and visitors looking to turn their dream of an
aviation career into reality certainly won't feel left out.
However, while this year's AirVenture holds some terrific
opportunities for those seeking an education or job, the dizzying
multitude of things to see and do there makes proper planning
Eclipse Aviation -- and company CEO Vern Raburn, in particular
-- certainly have a flair for the dramatic. At a kickoff press
event early Monday morning, before the gates opened at AirVenture
2007, the planemaker took the wraps off a concept model of its
Eclipse Concept Jet: a single engine, four-passenger, slightly
futuristic-in-appearance V-tailed aircraft intended to test the
waters in the emerging Personal Jet category.
Aspen Avionics is evolving... and so is its product line. On
Monday at AirVenture 2007, the Albuquerque, NM-based avionics
manufacturer introduced its Evolution Flight Display system,
intended exclusively for certified general aviation (GA)
Yes... There IS A Single Engine Eclipse... Proof Of
We've been waiting for a while to break this... but ANN readers
will be pleased to know that they are the FIRST to see the amazing
pictures we took of the first flight of an experimental 'proof of
concept' Eclipse single engine jet.
ANN was on-scene for the first flight of the Eclipse ECJ... despite the intense secrecy surrounding this amazing effort, ANN and Aero-TV can offer you an exclusive look at an extraordinary development effort and the even more extraordinary team that made it happen.
John King, On The New Cessna SkyCatcher And The State Of Flight
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 07.23.07 (ANN's Special
Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.23.07 (ANN's
Special Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature --The State Of Training, From THE Man Who
Knows: 07.23.07 (ANN Special Feature, with John King,
co-founder of King Schools.)
A Look At Some Great Activities And Events For Children Of All
When in comes to stimulating the mind and imagination of a
child, nothing compares to the magic of flight -- and there is no
better place to experience that magic than EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Below are just some of the amazing activities guaranteed to both
entertain and educate children of all ages...
In what the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association calls a
"startling turnaround," the airlines have abandoned their demand
for user fees, and their "blip is a blip" contention that all
aircraft impose the same costs on the air traffic control system,
during a hearing before a subcommittee of the Senate Finance
Committee July 19.
As ANN reported in Sunday's
coverage of the new Cessna 162 SkyCatcher, it's pretty clear the
planemaker had the flight-training segment in mind when designing
the aluminum-bodied, high-wing, light-sport aircraft.
L-3 Avionics Systems, a division of L-3 Communications,
announced Monday at AirVenture 2007 it is configuring its Iris
Infrared Imaging System for use on 14-volt aircraft. Testing is
underway and the 14-volt system is expected to be available this
Steve Fossett, one of the world's greatest adventurers, holding
116 records in five different sports, many of them historic
"firsts," including completing a solo balloon trip around the
globe, Sally K. Ride, America's first woman in space, and three
others were inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF)
at the 46th annual ceremony in Dayton, OH, Saturday.
NTSB Releases Investigative Report On April 2007 Accident
Although the probable cause report has not yet been issued
by the NTSB, the Washington Post reports that test pilot legend
Scott Crossfield was not warned by air traffic controllers he was
heading into a severe thunderstorm when his single-engine Cessna
210 went down in Georgia April 14, 2006, killing the 84-year old
who once held the moniker "fastest man alive."
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2007 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Not all Oshkosh memories are made at the flight line... or even
during daylight hours. Some of the most fun at Oshkosh happens in
the woods, after dark with the Oshkosh crowd that camps through the
NASA's twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity are going nowhere
fast, as they sit tight on Mars waiting out a major three-week dust
storm that doesn't appear to have an end in sight, according to the
Los Angeles Times Saturday.
by ANN Correspondent Chris Esposito
With all the cool new planes and products at AirVenture this
year, insurance companies are probably not the highest on
everyone's list of must-sees. Taking advantage of the unique
opportunity to talk to insurance companies and brokers face to face
is something that should not be overlooked, however.
A helicopter rotor in which each blade is connected to the rotor
hub in such a way that it is free to move up and down (flap), move
back and forth in its plane of rotation (drag), and change its
pitch angle (feather).
"Implicit in the ATA proposal is the acknowledgment
that it is the number of people in the aircraft that contributes
significantly to air traffic control system costs, and it's those
people -- not the aircraft -- that benefit from ATC services. A
blip is not a blip."
Source: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
President Phil Boyer. In what AOPA calls a "startling turnaround,"
the airlines have abandoned their demand for user fees, and their
"blip is a blip" contention that all aircraft impose the same costs
on the air traffic control system, during a hearing before a
subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee July 19.