SnF Misdirection Appears To Have Been Horribly Off Mark
Despite the assertions of one aviation
event that ANN (and other media) reports of potential
hazards and/or exposure to FL Tax penalties, a staggering amount of
evidence continues to pour into ANN to prove that the Aero-News
Network (along with exceptional work by AOPA and FATA) has
gotten the story right all along.
The first flight of a new generation of high-performance
owner-built aircraft has just come off... quite well, we might add.
Lancair International has announced that the latest addition to
their high performance aircraft kits, the Evolution, has achieved
Endeavour’s crew completed additional inspections of the
space shuttle’s heat shield using the Orbital Boom Sensor
System (OBSS) Friday. The detailed inspection performed by
Commander Dom Gorie, Pilot Greg Johnson and Mission Specialist
Takao Doi included up-close examinations of the shuttle’s
thermal protection system, including the reinforced carbon-carbon
panels on the leading edges of the shuttle’s wings as well as
the nose cap of the orbiter.
New Satellite Appears To Be Functioning As Expected
The first on-orbit signals from the new DIRECTV 11 satellite
have been received, indicating that the satellite is healthy and
operating normally. A ground station in Hartebeesthoek, South
Africa, reported spacecraft acquisition at 1:44 a.m. Eastern time,
While many are focused on the formal protest of the recent
KC-45A contract award, the needs of the warfighter -- and the
nation -- remain unchanged. The Air Force's nearly 50-year-old
KC-135 Stratotanker must be replaced with a newer, more capable
aircraft as soon as possible.
Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in
Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
during operations March 21, according to Combined Air and Space
Operations Center officials. In Afghanistan, French 2000 Mirages
performed shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in
Bermel, Lwara and Qalat. In addition a British GR-7 Harrier
also performed a show of force in Qalat. The joint terminal attack
controller confirmed the success of the mission.
Executive helicopter service provider Associated Aircraft Group,
Inc. (AAG) announced this week the addition of three positions at
its Dutchess County airport flight operations and maintenance
center. Adam Antia, Bob Steinberg and Josh Kemlage have begun work
in the company’s helicopter maintenance facility, according
to AAG Vice President of Operations Kevin M. McGrath, who announced
Ammonia-Laced Water May Lie 62 Miles Under Surface
NASA tells ANN the Cassini spacecraft has discovered evidence
that points to the existence of an underground ocean of water and
ammonia on Saturn's moon Titan. The findings, made using radar
measurements of Titan's rotation, will appear in the March 21 issue
of the journal Science.
A notice placed on an aircraft, in plain sight of the appropriate
crew member or passenger providing information pertinent to the
operation of the aircraft. Operations limitations, as well as
maintenance specifics are often displayed on placards.
"I can say unequivocally that Florida Department of
Revenue has assessed 6% use tax to a NON-FLORIDA resident, visiting
Florida for SIMCOM training shortly after purchase the
Source: Daniel Cheung, a CPA and Member of
Aviation Tax Consultants, LLC, one of the nation's most
experienced and highly regarded aviation tax consulting firms.
Cheung contacted ANN to support our concerns about possible
risks to visiting non-resident aircraft (of less than six month's
ownership) from the FL Use tax issues we have been writing about
for well over a year.