Successful Liftoff Signals Spectacular Start To Grueling Test Program
Friday, June 4th, 2010, is a not a day that ANN and Aero-TV are likely to forget... after an early morning flight down in our Cirrus to prep for our launch coverage and a long hot day of great expectations, SpaceX' mighty Falcon 9 roared to life at 1445 and entered the history books.
Liftoff Came 15 Minutes Before The Launch Window Closed
The day was not without its drama, but just minutes before the
launch window closed, SpaceX moved a giant step closer to
commercial re-supply of ISS, and boosted the fortunes of the
commercial space industry literally into orbit.
Five Different Companies Fined From $50,000 To $150,000
The FAA has proposed to assess civil penalties ranging from
$50,000 to $150,000 against two airlines and three shippers for
alleged violations of Federal Aviation Regulations or U.S.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials
Hefty Fees And Annual Renewals Would Come With The
The California Legislature reauthorized a state Post-Secondary
Bureau last year that monitors the quality of post-secondary
institutions and protects students from losing pre-paid tuition to
a school that closes down. Flight training facilities had been
exempted, but the exemption has been tentatively removed.
A full-day World Symposium on Electric Aircraft has been
scheduled for Friday, July 30, during AirVenture 2010 at Wittman
Field in Oshkosh, WI. Sponsored by GE Aviation Systems, the
symposium will feature several influential industry leaders
discussing electric propulsion aircraft in an open forum.
A veteran Cape Air pilot whose Cessna 402 went down shortly
after takeoff from Martha's Vineyard on September 26th, 2008,
suffered from spacial disorientation causing him to lose control of
the aircraft, according to the NTSB Probable Cause report. The
pilot was fatally injured in the accident.
"Sumos" Detachment Welcomed Home By Family, Friends, Comrades
A detachment of 42 Marines and one KC-130J aircraft with Marine
Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, the “Sumos,”
were welcomed home May 18 by family, friends and other Marines from
the unit after returning from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan
in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
"Today is a historic day for SpaceX. For a
brand-new rocket to accomplish this much on its first mission is
truly impressive, given the historical difficulties of first
flights." Source: Bretton Alexander,
President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Fun Places To
It's the weekend, and in many places the flying weather is
pretty specatcular. Even dodging around the occasional rainshower
can be a fun flying experience. But where to go? Here's a website
that helps you find nearby "fun places to fly."