ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
02.16.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.16.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: The Quest Kodiak's Unique
Story - 02.16.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Quest Aircraft CEO Paul Schaller )
Court Determines Fernandina Beach Violated Its Lease With
A 4th judicial circuit judge in Nassau County, Florida has
accepted the determination of a mediator that the Fernandina Beach,
Florida city government owes McGill Aviation, an FBO at Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB), nearly $411,000, and the FBO must
be allowed to continue operations at the airport.
"Interested Parties" Have An Opportunity To Comment
The U.S. DOT proposed to grant antitrust immunity to American
Airlines and four international partners to form a global alliance,
the Department said Saturday in a news release. Under the proposal,
the airlines must agree to conditions to protect consumers and
Capturing Thousands Of Images Of Earthquake Damage
A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk continues its persistent watch
over Haiti. To date, the Global Hawk has flown six missions,
approximately 130 hours, and provided more than 3,600 images of
Port-au-Prince and areas damaged by the massive earthquake.
Boeing successfully completed stores (weapons) ground vibration
testing on P-8A Poseidon test aircraft T1 on February 5 in Seattle.
The tests will provide data to validate predictions of aircraft
performance prior to flight testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent
River, MD, later this year.
Looking At A Joint Danish Maritime Helicopter Program
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Terma A/S announced the signing of a
Memorandum of Understanding Monday to explore potential
collaborations if the Danish government decides to procure Sikorsky
MH-60R Seawhak helicopters.
A French helicopter pilot and his 63-year-old passenger escaped
serious injury when they jumped from the aircraft just before it
impacted the side of a mountain. Both escaped with minor cuts and
Allows Instant Airport Messaging, "My Home Locator"
Passur Aerospace announced Friday that Fort Lauderdale Executive
Airport (KFXE) has contracted for the collaborative version of
Passur AirportMonitor, a web-based airspace education tool for
CJ4 Program Manager Norm Baker Provides an Exclusive Factory Tour
At Cessna Aircraft, “safety begins with a durable airframe.” Each airframe is stress-tested five times the aircraft’s standard lifetime; yet, Cessna’s renowned safety and reliability begins on the production line. State-of-the-art technology allows employees to create replicable, seamless assembly for each new aircraft on the line. In the first of his four-part series, Baker describes the CJ4’s fuselage build process.
Rotax Expert Eric Tucker Explains Basic Engine Maintenance Procedure
In order for aircraft owners to get the most out of their engines, it is essential to understand proper operation and maintenance procedures. Many of the most common engine problems are preventable through routine maintenance and can ensure an engine reaches its expected T.B.O. (Time Between Overhaul) benchmark.
CJ4 Program Manager, Norm Baker, Provides an Exclusive Factory
At Cessna Aircraft, “safety begins with a durable
airframe.” Each airframe is stress-tested five times the
aircraft’s standard lifetime; yet, Cessna’s renowned
safety and reliability begins on the production line.
Rotax Expert Eric Tucker Explains Basic Engine Maintenance
In order for aircraft owners to get the most out of their
engines, it is essential to understand proper operation and
maintenance procedures. Many of the most common engine
problems are preventable through routine maintenance and can ensure
an engine reaches its expected T.B.O. (Time Between Overhaul)
Five people were reportedly killed Monday when a Cessna 337
Skymaster went down at Monmouth Executive Airport (KBLM) in New
Jersey. A helicopter pilot who witnessed the accident said the
airplane did a high-speed low pass of the runway, then rolled and
impacted the ground.
Will Receive The Congressional Gold Medal On March 10th
Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) from World War II will
finally be given the recognition and honor they deserve when they
and representatives of deceased WASP receive a Congressional Gold
Medal during a ceremony to be held in the United States Capitol on
Wednesday, March 10.
The NTSB has released a preliminary report concerning an
accident which killed two paramedics and a commercially-rated pilot
while conducting training exercises under contract with the U.S.
Army. The flight was conducted primarily to train the pilot and one
paramedic in the use of night vision goggles (NVG).
FAA Administrator Babbitt Will Personally Present
FAA Administer Randy Babbitt will personally present Private
Pilot certificates with Instrument Ratings to the first two cadets
from the On Wings of Eagles Foundation flight academy (OWOEF) as
part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation's Gala at the
JW Marriott hotel on February 23, 2010.
Tranquility Viewport To Be Ready For Use Later This Week
The International Space Station’s new viewport is facing
the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet
below and approaching cargo ships. Relocation of the cupola from
the Tranquility node’s forward port to its new location was
completed at 0131 EST Monday.
We needed a little background on the DC-3 today, and our search
led here. The Aviation History Online Museum offers extensive
information about the history of dozens of aircraft, as well as
engines, people, and even some flight theory. It can be a fun
place to wile away a few winter hours.