The EAA AirVenture Cup Race will continue racing in 2013 with the full support and involvement of EAA. Race volunteers and EAA Chairman Jack Pelton met earlier this year to coordinate details of the race and establish guidelines for the EAA event. Race officials are still determining the course for this year's event, but plan to hold the race on Sunday, July 28, in advance of EAA AirVenture.
Says Navy Has Made A 'Sound Business Case' For The New Aircraft
In a report released this week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Navy has made progress in the past year in establishing a sound VXX business case that reflects a rational balance between requirements, costs and schedule.
Hearing Intended To Obtain 'Stakeholder Perspective' On Risk-Based Security
The House Transportation Security Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) risk based security. The session was called to hear from transportation security stakeholders, focusing on efforts to bolster coordination with TSA in order to advance risk-based security for passengers and cargo, according to subcommittee chairman Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC).
TBM700 Went Down On A Highway Following Flight Into Icing Conditions
The NTSB has released its probable cause report stemming from an accident that occurred on December 20, 2011 in Morristown, NJ, which resulted in the fatal injury of all five people on board a Socata TBM 700. The airplane went down on an interstate highway in New Jersey after encountering unforecast icing conditions on its route of flight.
Base Officials Said Loss Of Blue Angels Forced The Move
NAS Jacksonville officials said Thursday that it has cancelled its annual air show slated for the base in October of 2013. Base Commander Capt. Bob Sanders said that the loss of the Blue Angels as the headline act was the catalyst for the decision to cancel the show.
Demonstrated At A Security Conference In Amsterdam
A presentation made by German researcher Hugo Teso at a conference known as "Hack in the Box" in Amsterdam has sent a bit of a chill up the spine of some in aviation security circles. Teso says that he has developed an app for his Android phone that would allow him to send false data to an airliner through unsecured ADS-B hardware or the ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System), which is also an unencrypted system.
"Cross country air racing is an important part of our rich aviation history, and we all want to preserve that experience for participants and spectators for years to come." Source: Eric Whyte, a volunteer for EAA and the EAA AirVenture Cup Race Chairman.
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