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January 11, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.12.06

Navy T39 Lost -- Search Underway, Orlando Airspace Gets More Complicated, Symphony Now Equipped With BRS, New TFR for Nogales AZ--For UAVs!, and More!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.12.06

Navy T39 Lost -- Search Underway, Orlando Airspace Gets More Complicated, Symphony Now Equipped With BRS, New TFR for Nogales AZ--For UAVs!, and More!

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ANN Special Feature: Zero-G Flight 01.12.06

Not too long ago... ANN's Pete Combs had a chance to take a parabolic flight aboard one of Zero-G's modified 727s... a flight he says he'll never forget. They call those flights "vomit comets," but

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AK TFR: UFN

NOTAM:  6/0356  Issued:  01/11/2006 16:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  AUGUSTINE VOLCANO AK.

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FL TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0371 Issued: 01/11/2006 18:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: FL Facility: ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL. Type: HAZARDS Description: DAYTONA BEACH FL.

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A Change Is Coming To Orlando Airspace

New SFB Class C Effective February 16

The FAA has issued a Letter to Airmen, regarding the modification to Orlando International Airport's (MCO) Class Bravo airspace and the establishment of an Class C envelope over Orlando Sanford International (SFB).

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Reissued US TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 2/5128 Issued: 05/24/2004 18:18 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: USA Facility: FDC Type: SECURITY Description: IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.

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Reissued Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9481 Issued: 10/14/2005 16:20 Effective: 10/14/2005 20:00 - Undetermined State: DC Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: SECURITY Description: SPECIAL NOTICE... ADIZ EGRESS PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN AIRPORTS

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Reissued MD TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9478 Issued: 10/14/2005 16:10 Effective: 10/14/2005 20:00 - Undetermined State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: SECURITY Description: SPECIAL NOTICE... INGRESS/EGRESS PROCEDURES FOR BAY BRIDGE (W29) AND KENTMORR (3W3) AIRPORTS IN MARYLAND.

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Reissued US TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 2/5167 Issued: 05/24/2004 18:18 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: USA Facility: FDC Type: SECURITY Description: VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.

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Reissued Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/9482 Issued: 10/14/2005 16:30 Effective: 10/14/2005 20:00 - Undetermined State: DC Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: SECURITY Description: SPECIAL NOTICE... VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN OPERATIONS AT CERTAIN AIRPORTS.

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Reissued Washington DC TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 4/5555 Issued: 06/18/2004 16:18 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: DC Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: SECURITY Description: WASHINGTON, DC METROPOLITAN AREA AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE (DC ADIZ)

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Search Underway For Missing Navy Sabreliner

Four Onboard Include Civilian, Navy And AF Airmen

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 01.11.06 1245 EST: The search continues for a T-39 Sabreliner, used by the Navy for navigator training, that vanished Tuesday while enroute from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Pensacola NAS, Florida. The aircraft took off at 11 AM on an instrument flight rules flight plan and was last heard of some twenty minutes later, when it made a routine ATC handoff. No subsequent transmissions were received from the Navy Jet.

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BRS Parachute For Symphony 160 Receives FAA Certification

Whole Airplane Parachute Is Now Certified Factory Option

Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. announced Tuesday it has received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for the Symphony SA 160.

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MD TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0383 Issued: 01/11/2006 19:10 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: SECURITY Description: INGRESS/EGRESS PROCEDURES FOR BAY BRIDGE (W29) AND KENTMORR (3W3), MD. THIS IS A MODIFICATION OF INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY ISSUED

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The Puffers Are Coming!

Bomb-Sniffers To Be Deployed At 40 Busiest Airports

By the end of spring, advanced bomb-detection equipment known as "puffer machines" will be deployed at as many as 40 of the nation's busiest airports, the TSA announced Monday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.11.06

Linden Blue Talks To ANN About The Spectrum 33's First Flight

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.11.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.11.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Spectrum's Linden Blue: 01.11.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, featuring Linden Blue On The Spectrum 33)

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Blue Angels Looking For Those With The Right Stuff

Seeking Qualified Sailors And Marines For 2007 Season

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron -- better known as the Blue Angels -- is encouraging qualified Sailors and Marines to apply for the 2007 season. Representatives with the elite group tell Aero-News the application deadline is April 1, and selection results will be available in June 1.

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Iranian Commander Reveals Some Crash Details

Cites Landing Gear, Engine Failures

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Yahya Rahim Safavi, speaking to the press about Monday's Dassault Falcon Jet crash, said that the aircraft suffered both landing gear and engine problems before crashing.

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S-TEC Offers Free Glass Cockpit With Magic 2100 Autopilot

Buy an autopilot, get a glass panel... now, that's something we can get behind.

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Urgent CASA AD: ECi

Applicability: Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) models 320, 360, and 540 series, parallel valve, reciprocating engines specified in Table 1 of FAA AD 2005-26-10, with Engine Components Inc. (ECi) cylinder assemblies, part number (P/N) AEL65102 series "Classic Cast", with casting P/N AEL65099 and serial numbers (SNs) 1 through 9879, installed.

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NTSB Says 2002 Accident Not Caused By Mysterious Midair

Disorientation Likely Caused Caravan To Go Down

Investigators with the National Transporation Safety Board have ruled a midair collision -- with a bird, or anything else -- was NOT the cause of a fatal October 2002 accident involving a Cessna 208B Caravan.

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Barnstorming: Pinnacle Suit Pushes Aero-Litigation 'Cringe-Factor' Too Far

Legal Note: This Article Is The Result Of Opinions, Observations And Questions Raised By The Author And Is Intended to Constitute "Protected Speech"

We have an unpopular little index here at ANN that we call the "Cringe Factor." It's reserved for those stories, incidents and subjects that can make an aviator fairly angry, if not slightly nauseous.

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Alaska Airlines Faces $500,000 Fine For Flying W/O Emergency Lights

Latest In Series Of Fines Against Carrier

As their contracted Sea-Tac ground crews receive additional training on the importance of telling someone when you accidentally hit an aircraft with your luggage cart, the FAA has proposed a half-million dollar fine against Alaska Airlines for flying an aircraft for two weeks without required emergency lighting -- and then going an additional two weeks with the wrong parts.

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Photo Exhibit Exposes Aviation Gems

Library of Congress Displays Rare 1939-42 Color Images

These pictures are from a Library of Congress exhibition. "Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-1943" is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI).

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'Red River Queen' Moving To Illinois Park

F-105 Will Be Displayed To Honor Its Pilot

A rare Republic F-105 Thunderchief that has been displayed at Lackland AFB since the end of the Vietnam War is on its way to the northwestern Illinois town of Centralia, where it will honor the man who once flew the sleek fighter-bomber.

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Stop! Or, What A Ramp 'Wing-Ding' Feels Like

First-Time RJ Flight Has Interesting (Cursed?) End

It sure does seem we're seeing a lot of ramp incidents at airports across the nation (not just at Sea-Tac) lately... but we weren't expecting one of our correspondents to be on an aircraft that had an unexpected encounter with an unfortunately-placed ramp van at George Bush/Houston Intercontinental on Monday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (01.11.06): Circuit Breakers

Aero-Tips 01.11.06

If your airplane has an electrical system, it has circuit protection. Circuit breakers (let’s call them CBs) monitor the flow of electricity and, if flow rate exceeds the tolerance of an associated piece of equipment, “pop” to remove power before an overheat leads to fire.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.11.06)

Aero-Linx!

Let’s say your bag took a detour to the UK. Where would you mostly likely find its contents? After the waiting period, you may find your items up for grabs here.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.11.06): ADM

ADM Aeronautical Decision Making is a systematic approach to the mental process used by airplane pilots to consistently determine the best course of action in response to a given set of circumstances.  Some pilots leave this ability behind once they get in an airplane.  

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.11.06)

"It is the most rewarding thing I have done in my life." Source: Clark Wiens, on his successful efforts to relocate an F-105 Thunderchief once flown by his deceased brother-in-law, Col. Bill Pachura, from its current home at Lackland AFB, TX to a park in Pachura's hometown of Centralia, IL. The "Red River Queen" will be trucked from the base, through Wien's home of Tulsa, OK and up to Illinois shortly.

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AL TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 6/0329 Issued: 01/10/2006 20:40 Effective: Undetermined - Undetermined State: AL Facility: ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA. Type: HAZARDS Description: ANNISTON AL.

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