Firing Missiles Elsewhere OK, But No Peeking At Home!
The prospect of civilian law enforcement using spy drones is
producing an interesting paradox in public opinion. A Rasmussen
poll finds a majority of Americans are fine with Predators being
used for spying or even armed attacks in other countries, but
surveillance of their own back yards is a no-no.
The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents the 10,000
pilots of American Airlines, filed an action for declaratory
judgment Tuesday with the bankruptcy court asking the judge to
clarify how the Railway Labor Act and Section 1113 of the U.S.
Bankruptcy Code interrelate.
Conversion Of Inert System Underway At ATK Facility In
The conversion of the main abort motor for NASA's first
Exploration Flight Test of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle,
slated for 2014 from Kennedy Space Center, is underway in Salt Lake
City, UT. The inert system was recently returned to ATK's facility
in Salt Lake City from Lockheed Martin's Waterton facility in
Denver, where the system successfully completed a series of
rigorous acoustic and modal tests.
Hydraulic Issue Blamed, No Injuries Reported At Newark
There were some tense moments aboard United Express Flight 5124
Monday evening as it approached Newark Liberty Airport on a flight
from Atlanta. The pilot reported he couldn't confirm the nose gear
was down. After a go-around and delay to allow time to have the
runways foamed and responders standing by, the crew made a
successful emergency landing on just the mains about
A single-engine Mooney M20 crashed Sunday about two minutes
after takeoff from Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF), six miles
south of San Antonio, Texas. Witnesses reported hearing the engine
sputter, and mysanantonio.com reports a transmission from the pilot
to the tower was cut short by the impact with the ground.
Situation Highlights Lack Of Chinese GA Infrastructure
There are not enough airports, aircraft and airspace in China to
train the needed number of pilots. So Minnesota State University
was ready to take on Chinese helicopter students at its Mankato
campus. Ironically, the training has now been delayed for lack of
enough Chinese airport capacity to allow practice when the students
Bob Miller Flight Training Re-Vamps PPL/Refresher
Bob Miller Flight Training - Online will be conducting a totally
revamped 8-Week Private Pilot/Refresher Webinar Course beginning on
Tuesday, March 20 and will run every Tuesday evening from 7pm to
9pm EST through May 8, 2012.
Tempest has announced the availability of 12 new repair kits for
Bendix magnetos. The new offerings include six repair kits and six
deluxe repair kits. A repair kit is generally used for 500
hour inspections, a deluxe repair kit for major repairs and
Demonstrations With Panther UAS At Annual Conference On
New methods for take off and landing of Unmanned Aerial System
(UAS), implemented in the Panther UAS, will be presented by Israel
Aerospace Industries (IAI) at the 52nd Israel Annual Conference on
Aerospace Sciences. The Conference on Aerospace Sciences is held
every year by the Israel society of aerospace sciences.
Will Develop Rack System To Fly Experiments Aboard
Virgin Galactic, has selected NanoRacks to construct a rack
system to allow research payloads to fly to space aboard Virgin
Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2). With these new racks, SS2 will
allow researchers to conduct experiments during several minutes of
microgravity using a mounting system also employed on the
International Space Station (ISS).
From WAI2011: A Fascinating Look At The World Of NextGen and Its Affect on Airports
One of the high points of our year is our annual trek to the Women in Aviation gathering. Unfortunately; due to commitments overseas, we're going to miss most of the event this year but for those of you with the ability, we can't recommend a visit highly enough... no matter what gender you represent.
From WAI2011: A Fascinating Look At The World Of NextGen And Its
Affect On Airports
One of the high points of our year is our annual trek to the
Women in Aviation gathering. Unfortunately; due to commitments
overseas, we're going to miss most of the event this year but for
those of you with the ability, we can't recommend a visit highly
enough... no matter what gender you represent. This year's
rendition takes place in Dallas (which we visited a few days ago
for the 2012 HeliExpo). The 23rd Annual International Women in
Aviation Conference will be held from Thursday, March 8 through
Saturday, March 10, 2012. This year's Conference will take place at
the Hilton Ana
Initiative Is Part Of NextGen Air Traffic Control Modernization
Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and
aviation partners kicked off a collaborative effort Wednesday to
make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve
on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft
flying in and out of airports in the Atlanta and Charlotte, NC,
Latest Effort Is An Amendment To The Highway Trust Fund
Having failed to get helicopter noise legislation into the
compromise FAA authorization bill, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
has broadened the scope of his proposal and is now trying to attach
it to the highway trust fund authorization bill currently being
debated on Capitol Hill.
Indivuals Honored By The GA Awards Program In Conjunction
With The FAA
In each of the past 49 years, the General Aviation Awards
program and the FAA have recognized a small group of aviation
professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation
maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to
aviation, education, and flight safety.
Recognized For Longest Flight In Class, Fastest
Jonathan Gaffney, president and CEO of the National Aeronautic
Association, presented Boeing with two certificates confirming the
official status of the two world records earned by the 787
Dreamliner in late 2011. The airplane earned records for completing
the longest flight for an airplane in its weight class (440,924 to
551,155 lbs.) with a 10,336 nmi flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
AFA Official Says Deal Is Good For Both The Airline And The
Flight Attendants at United Airlines, represented by the
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have ratified a
contract covering the 15,000 pre-merger United Flight Attendants.
An overwhelming majority of Flight Attendants, 88.5 percent,
participated in the vote and 70.4 percent solidly cast their
ballots in favor of the agreement.
Permit Up For Renewal Near Amelia Island Airport (KFHB)
A group of local residents in Amelia Island, FL are working to
block the re-authorization of a permit for an aerobatic practice
area near the community's airport. The permit has been requested by
Keoki Gray of Amelia Island Aerobatics. The practice area is over
unpopulated areas of Crane Island and the Amelia River.
"Around-the-world records are extremely challenging, and
Boeing should be very proud of the successful world and national
records they achieved with these flights." Source:
Jonathan Gaffney, president and CEO of the National Aeronautic