On Friday, November 12th, U.S. Representative Vern Ehlers (R-MI)
announced, while speaking in Long Beach, California, that U.S.
Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) will take over as Co-Chair of the
House General Aviation Caucus starting in January, 2011.
Developed For Orbital's Taurus II Space Launch Vehicle
A successful test-firing was conducted Wednesday of a
liquid-fuel AJ26 engine developed to power the first stage of
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Taurus II space launch vehicle at NASA's
John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Area, Enroute Charts For North America With Automatic
Jeppesen has rolled out subscription services for its U.S.
VFR+GPS charts, available on an annual renewal basis. VFR pilots in
North America are now able to automatically receive updated Area
and Enroute charts, rather than purchase charts per each revision
Goals Include Enhanced Safety, Improved Contract Standards,
US Airways Express pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int’l (ALPA) this week formalized an alliance
that they say promotes and maintains the highest level of
safety in the US Airways Express brand, improves pilot contract
standards, and protects pilot jobs at “express-level”
Boeing/Raytheon Team Verifies Missile Replacement Engine
Raytheon and Boeing have completed the third
company-funded missile launch of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile
(JAGM). The test sets the stage for Raytheon and Boeing to enter
engineering and manufacturing development (EMD).
altitude to intercept the glideslope/path on a precision approach.
The intersection of the published intercept altitude with the
glideslope/path, designated on Government charts by the lightning
bolt symbol, is the precision FAF; however, when the approach chart
shows an alternative lower glideslope intercept altitude, and ATC
directs a lower altitude, the resultant lower intercept position is
then the FAF.
Aero-Linx: CAF B-29
When the Confederate Air Force (now the Commemorative Air Force)
began searching for a B-29 for our collection of WWII aircraft, the
war had been over for 21 years. The Superforts that helped end it
had long since yielded to new generations of jet-powered strategic
bombers, and vanished.
"On behalf of the NATA membership I sincerely thank
Congressman Ehlers for his leadership in creating and guiding the
House General Aviation Caucus... Over the past 16 years in
Congress, Rep. Ehlers' support of general aviation has been
unwavering. We will truly miss his leadership."
Source: NATA President James K. Coyne
commenting on the contributions made by U.S. Representative Vern
Ehlers (R-MI) who has announced that U.S. Representative Sam
Graves (R-MO) will take over as Co-Chair of the House General
Aviation Caucus starting in January, 2011.