On July 21, the FAA issued a Special Light Sport Aircraft
(S-LSA) certification to Van's Aircraft Inc for their newest
design, the RV-12. The little pink piece of paper they left
with Van's represents the culmination of three years of design,
testing, and attention to the details of complying with all the
requirements of the Light Sport Aircraft category.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.24.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.24.09(ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: John Gilmore, Flight Design USA -
07.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with Flight
Design's John Gilmore)
It's A Bit Like Getting A Chance To Visit The Moon
For the third year in a row, The Northrop Grumman Foundation is
partnering with Zero-G to send science and math teachers to the
moon [after a fashion, ed.] as part of its Weightless Flights of
The Phoenix Police Department has selected the
Pilatus PC-12 Spectre for use by the Department’s Air
Support Unit over the City of Phoenix, Arizona. The PC-12 Spectre
is scheduled to be delivered to the Phoenix Police Department in
September and their goal is to have the aircraft operational in
Joint Estimate Team Predicts JSF Reach Full Production Before
A joint service panel formed to make an independent assessment
of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development process says the
program has fallen 2 years behind, even while the fate of the F-22
Raptor is being hotly debated on Capitol Hill.
At The End Of The Day, It's All About The Landing Gear
Goodrich Corporation’s Landing Gear business in Oakville,
Ontario will provide an innovative exhibit for the Canadian Air and
Space Museum’s revitalization effort. The announcement was
made at a ceremony held at the museum Tuesday.
The legacy of American volunteers protecting China flying
shark-faced P-40 Tomahawks during World War II has become a fixture
in the war in Afghanistan.In homage to the storied airmen of
the past, the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed from
Moody Air Force Base, GA, has the iconic shark's face painted on
the front of its A-10 Thunderbolt II's, lovingly nicknamed the
MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and
Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-15-06
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and
Model 720 and 720B series airplanes.
New, Comprehensive Guide To Using Popular Garmin &
Designed for VFR and IFR pilots, the book tells you what you
need to know to safely operate modern GPS systems, including
step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS
430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass
Let's Look Back At Our Final Aero-TV 'Daily' From Oshkosh
Oshkosh 2008 is nearly a year behind us and the 2009 iteration
is a few days away... So, while the images are still
pretty fresh in our minds (and on our video servers), we're going
to finish taking a quick look over the daily episodes we produced
at Oshkosh 2008, while our video crews get ready to do it all
again, and then some...
Structural Problems More Difficult To Repair Than Originally
Two engineers with knowledge of the situation say that the
structural issues with the B787 Dreamliner are more complex than
originally described by Boeing, and the maiden flight of the
aircraft could still be months or more in the future.
Thunderbirds Perform At Lakefront Show Saturday, Sunday
Another TFR has been established that could affect pilots who
planned a scenic flight along the Milwaukee lakefront before
heading to Ripon. The Air Force Thunderbirds are performing at the
Milwaukee Air and Water Show Veterans Park Night Show on Saturday
before heading to Oshkosh for opening day.
Curricula Designed To Meet New Challenges In Aviation/Aerospace
To serve the need for more broadly educated experts in the
aviation and aerospace industries, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University is launching its first two Ph.D. degree programs - in
Aviation and Engineering Physics.
Enhanced Vision Systems For LSA's, Experimental Aircraft, And
SportairUSA has taken the wraps off ForeSight EVS, which it
calls a leap forward in affordable enhanced vision systems. Powered
by a proven infrared camera core from FLIR, the ForeSight EVS cuts
the cost of integrated forward-looking-infrared systems for sport
aviation in half.
They'll Also Display Many Of NASA's Contributions To
Forty years and one week after humans first walked on the moon,
visitors to the country's biggest annual air show will be able to
see a piece of the lunar surface in person. This is a rare visit by
a moon rock to EAA AirVenture.
"This approval to offer the Ph.D. is a historic moment
for Embry-Riddle, It moves us to a new level of scholarly pursuit
that will result in a more robust research program."
Source: John P. Johnson, president
of Embry-Riddle University, on the school's new Ph.D programs.
The rate of wind speed or direction change with distance.
Vertical wind shear is the rate of change of the wind with respect
to altitude. Horizontal wind shear is the rate of change on a
Aero-Linx: The Airplane
Mike Blyth and James Pittman, co-owners of The Airplane Factory
in Johannesburg, South Africa, are attempting a circumnavigaion of
the earth in their D6 Sling. Follow their adventure online, the
link is below.