College Park Airport Woes, With CGS Manager Lee Schiek
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.08.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- College Park In The
Crosshairs: 04.08.08 (ANN Special Report, with CGS Airport
Manager Lee Schiek.)
Says New Network Will Save Money, Increase Reliability. We'll
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday the
agency has transitioned to a new telecommunications network,
expected to increase network reliability and save hundreds of
millions of dollars over the next decade.
Commander Sergei Alexandrovich Volkov and cosmonaut Oleg
Dmitrievich Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew
launched in their Soyuz TMA-12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan at 0716 EDT Tuesday to begin a six-month stay in
Cirrus Design is always looking for ways to improve customer
access to its planes, and to enhance training... and the company
announced a novel program Tuesday at Lakeland 2008 that should
address both areas nicely.
EFD1000 To Be Standard In Advanced IFR XL-2 Trainer
Aspen Avionics announced Tuesday it has signed an OEM contract
with Liberty Aerospace to provide its Evolution Pro Primary Flight
Display (PFD) as standard equipment in the Advanced IFR version of
the Liberty XL-2 aircraft.
Improvements To Benefit Students, Experienced Pilots Alike
Though somewhat overshadowed by Garmin's BIG news regarding
synthetic vision, that wasn't the only news the company had to
share in the moments leading up to Lakeland 2008. The avionics
manufacturer also announced Monday enhancements to the GMX 200
multi-function display (MFD,) giving pilots the benefit of Garmin
FliteCharts and Garmin SafeTaxi.
On the heels of a February 15, 2008 Service Letter 72 to all
operators of Parker/Airborne dry vacuum pumps on piston engines,
mandating immediate removal of these units, Airwolf Filter Corp
advises its wet-vacuum pumps are available immediately for
operation of gyros (Series 200) and de-icing boots (Series
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One of the most exciting and innovative programs in the sport aviation industry is an interesting little program that attempts to defeat the many common issues that prevent today's kit aircraft builder from completing the complex task of completing a kit-built SportPlane. Called "Two Weeks To Taxi," the folks at Glasair Aviation have looked at all the factors that keep airplanes from being built and built a packaged solution that not only virtually guarantees a completion, but does so in near record time.
Diamond Aircraft Industries has JUST introduced the new Garmin
Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) for new DA40 Diamond Stars.
Garmin’s SVT presents a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles
and traffic on the G1000’s primary flightdisplay (PFD) so
that the avionics panel replicates what pilots would see outside
the cockpit on a clear day.
Two Weeks To Taxi Turns Dreams Into Reality in Record Time
One of the most exciting and innovative programs in the sport
aviation industry is an interesting little program that attempts to
defeat the many common issues that prevent today's kit aircraft
builder from completing the complex task of completing a kit-built
Entegra FMS900W Designed To Reduce Workload In Single-Pilot
Avidyne Corporation has some BIG news to share at Lakeland 2008.
Early Tuesday, the avionics manufacturer announced the introduction
of their new Entegra FMS900W WAAS-enabled GPS/NAV/COM Flight
Management System (FMS). Designed to reduce workload for
single-pilot IFR operations, the FMS900W provides fully-redundant,
state-of-the art VHF and TSO C146b Gamma 3-compliant turbine-class
FMS capability for all general aviation aircraft.
You don't always get what you pay for... and sometimes,
all-too-rarely, you may actually get more. Low-cost carriers
AirTran, JetBlue and Southwest took the top three spots in a
national survey of airline quality, while overall the
industry fared poorly amid rising fuel prices and increasingly
Here we go again... somebody, grab the popcorn. Reuters reports
Delta Air Lines has agreed to revive stalled merger talks with
Northwest Airlines, even without an agreement between pilot
groups at the two companies on seniority integration issues.
They're nothing if not persistent. On Monday, pilots at
now-defunct Aloha Airlines made new offers to transport stranded
Mainland-bound passengers, and travelers attempting to return from
the recent Merrie Monarch festival in Hilo, and reiterated their
standing offers to help Aloha Airlines continue its cargo operation
until a buyer can be found and approved.
A landing in which the aircraft is flared several feet above the
runway. As the aircraft loses is forward velocity and lift, it
drops to the ground in a flat attitude. Also used when
describing a "gear up" landing, which can be caused by
over-enthusiasm about arrival at a Pancake Breakfast.
Source: Brent Bowen, professor at the
University of Nebraska at Omaha's Aviation Institute and co-author
of the annual Airline Quality Rating Survey. According to Bowen and
study co-author Dean Headley, with Wichita State University, 2007
was the worst year ever when it came to performance by the nation's
airlines. The overall "quality score" the researchers gave the
industry -- -2.16, as in "minus" -- was the lowest in the nearly
two decades they've been studying the airlines.