Piper Aircraft Acquired To Secure New Growth Opportunities
OK... we know that such a headline is likely to worry some
folks... so let's get right to the nitty-critty. Piper's news owner
is Imprimis... a company that assures ANN that it "fully supports
the PiperJet development" program. Piper will stay in Vero Beach
and is "committed to keeping Piper's headquarters, production and
product development facilities in Vero Beach, Fla."
Airship Makes Historic Return to L.A. Skies Memorial Day
There are going to be some serious double-takes as folks from
Los Angeles gaze skyward during the Memorial Day holiday. No
strangers to weirdness, we're not quite sure, though, that they're
ready to see the majestic grace of a Zeppelin cruising the clear
blue skies of Southern California... for the first time in
NTEU's Kelley Calls for Immediate Guidance Permitting Employees
to Wear Protective Masks
OK... it may be too easy to draw a number of allusions to others
associated with the wearing of masks... but a union leader seems to
think that TSA workers are at risk in meeting the public
face-to-face. And, well, she wants them to be masked... which might
make your next pat-down a truly surreal affair.
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New Master Instructor Program Off To Running Start
If there was any doubt as to the continuity of those working
their way from the old NAFI-oriented master instructor program to
that now being administered by Sandy & JoAnn Hill -- who
created it -- those doubts would seem to be dissipating.
All This, Despite 'Being Central to Globalization'
Recent analysis of the airline industry raises some intriguing,
yet troubling issues. A recent report suggests that, "Air travel
remains an extensive and growing industry that facilitates tourism,
international investment, world trade and economic growth.
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with the highest possible degree of safety in the public
MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company (Type
Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing
(Previously The Lancair Company)) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG,
and LC42-550FG Airplanes
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive
While perusing the goodies of the 2009 Sport Aviation Expo, one could not help but wonder how the current crop of LSAs got to be so impressive... and what might be done to make them even better. Running into LoPresti's RJ Siegel is always an interesting event... but even more so when he starts expounding on a number of the topics he feels passionate about... and aerodynamic efficiency (a much favored topic around the LoPresti ranch) is certainly one of those he enjoys. Mind you, he comes from a pretty intriguing background... having served on the original Mac team at Apple Computer and been a major proponent of the LoPresti Fury program. So... efficiency... that's something that RJ, LoPresti’s VP of Operations, knows.
When Will This Administration Quit Attacking Aviation?
The world has a new "Biden-ism" to deal with and this one bodes
ill for airline travel. The Vice President, well-known for saying
things now and then, that he has come to regret later, dropped a
bit of a bomb on the safety of current air travel.
FIVE-Time Repeat Customer Ron Roma Receives New PC-12NG
Pilatus Aircraft has hit another milestone with the delivery of
the 900th PC-12. At a celebration at the company’s US
headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, owner Ron Roma accepted the
keys to his new aircraft from Pat Epps, President of Epps Aviation,
the factory authorized Pilatus Center for the southeastern United
States based in Atlanta, Georgia.
A huge cloud of hot plasma, expelled sometimes from the Sun. It
may accelerate ions and electrons, and may travel through
interplanetary space as far as the Earth's orbit and beyond it,
often preceded by a shock front. When the shock reaches Earth, a
magnetic storm may result.
Interstellar Boundary Explorer
A space mission, proposed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
in San Antonio, to study the interstellar boundary - the region
between our solar system and interstellar space. The Interstellar
Boundary Explorer (IBEX) was one of five candidates selected by
NASA in November 2003 to compete for two mission slots in NASA's
Explorer Program of low cost, rapidly developed scientific
spacecraft. IBEX was launched by a Pegasus LV from Kwajalein
Missile Range on October 19, 2008.
"I would tell members of my family — and I have
— I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places
now... It’s not that it’s going to Mexico.
It’s [that] you’re in a confined aircraft. When one
person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.
That’s me... So, from my perspective, what it relates to is
mitigation. If you’re out in the middle of a field when
someone sneezes, that’s one thing. If you’re in a
closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed
classroom, it’s a different thing."
Source: Yes, that's the Vice President of
the United States, Joe Biden, creating more issues for the aviation
industry with some off the cuff remarks a