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September 02, 2006

Fourteen British Soldiers Lost In Afghanistan Nimrod Crash

Officials Deny Reports Of Enemy Involvement

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.02.06 1345 EDT: Fourteen British soldiers are dead, after their Nimrod MR2 marine reconnaisance plane went down in Afghanistan Saturday.

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Columbia Receives Australian Certification For G1000

First CASA-Certified Plane Offering Both Entegra, G1000

Aero-News received word from Down Under this week that Columbia received Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certfication for the manufacturer's Garmin G1000-equipped 350 and 400 models -- the first foreign market to certify both Avidyne Entegra- and Garmin G1000-equipped aircraft for local registration.

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FL TFR: 09.06.06

NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8629 Issue Date: September 01, 2006 at 12:39 UTC Location: NAS Key West, Florida near KEY WEST VORTAC (EYW) Beginning Date and Time: September 06, 2006 at 14:00 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 06, 2006 at 15:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM: The U.S. Navy F-18 Demonstration Team Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: NAS Key West (NQX) Air Traffic Control Tower, 305-293-2770

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Glasair Unveils Montana Float-Equipped Sportsman Amphib

If It Flies As Great As It Looks...

Most planes look good... a few are beautiful... and then there are those designs you can't quite put your finger on, but when you see them you just know they're right. In our opinion, the new Glasair Sportsman 2+2 equipped with Montana Float Company amphibious floats deserves a firm place in the latter category.

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Eclipse Aviation Expects Full Cert Shortly

Awaits Final FAA Testing Of Avio

It's coming any day now... that's the word from Eclipse Aviation, which had expected full FAA certification of its $1.5 million Eclipse 500 very-light-jet by the end of August.

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Gone West: Dr. Rocco Petrone

Former Marshall Center Director Was 80

Aero-News learned this week that Dr. Rocco A. Petrone, who served as the third director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL in the early 1970s, passed away August 24 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. He was 80.

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Avemco Upgrades Safety Rewards Program

Avemco has announced a 'noteworthy change' to its Safety Rewards Program. Developed with cooperation from Cessna Aircraft Company, the new initiative expands the availability of premium credits available though Avemco’s popular program.

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TAG Announces Global UAV Dealer Network At AUVSI 2006

Tactical Aerospace Group announced the initiation of it's global UAV dealer network this week at the AUVSI show in Orlando, FL.

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Canadian Firm Outfits EC120B With Latest Gear

Helo Ready For Service After Two Month Job

Representatives with Canada's Kitchener Aero told ANN this week a major Canadian energy sector company and long-time KAAV customer recently purchased a new Eurocopter EC120B "Colibri". The helicopter was flown directly to KAAV for avionics completion and special missions modifications following delivery from the manufacturer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.02.06): Cleared For The Option


You're landing at a tower-controlled airport and the tower tells you you're "cleared for the option". What are your responsibilities? What freedom do you have to act?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.06)


Time for dinner and if you’re tired of the same run of the mill chain restaurant, try an airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.06): Pitot Tube


Used on aircraft to measure the craft's airspeed. The tube is parallel to the aircraft's longitudinal axis, and is typically mounted on the wing of small aircraft and on a pylon on the body of larger aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.02.06)

"We're done except for one last thing."

Source: Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn, on the anticipated full-certification of the Eclipse 500 VLJ.

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Special Notice TFR: 09.04.06

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8603 Issue Date: August 31, 2006 at 21:51 UTC Type: Special

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MD TFR: 09.04.06

 NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8565 Issue Date: August 31, 2006 at 18:05 UTC Location: Piney Point, Maryland Beginning Date and Time: September 04, 2006 at 14:35 UTC Ending Date and Time: September 04, 2006 at 17:25 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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