HR4853 Includes New And Used Aircraft Up To $500,000
Congress has passed, and President Obama has signed, a
compromise tax bill which includes the extension of 100 percent
bonus depreciation of assets worth up to $500,000 acquired after
September 8, 2010 through December 31 of next year.
Again, FlightPrep Tactics Are Called Into Question
RunwayFinder's Dave Parsons has popped up again, though
the site is still shut down, to address a few issues that seem to
have gotten lost in the backscatter of an increasingly convoluted
story. We were particularly intrigued at Parson's recall of the
initial contact from FlightPrep... which corroborates other reports
of similar contacts... whereby FlightPrep attempted to cloak their
dealings with a confidentiality clause and keep the proceedings
from seeing the light of day.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
12.17.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
12.17.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part IV: SpaceX COTS Demo
Recap - 12.17.10 (ANN Special Report, with
Space Exploration Technologies Founder, CEO and CTO Elon Musk)
Larger Airplanes Substituted For Same Number Of -700
Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly,
spoke at the Wings Club in New York City Wednesday, where he shared
additional details on introducing the Boeing 737-800 to the
Col. Robert M. Karton, CAP, has been assigned to serve as the
new Great Lakes Region commander. Presently, Col. Karton is
the GLR interim commander having been appointed to fill the
position after Brig. Gen. Charles L. Carr was elected vice
commander in September.
Traveler Claims Search Was "Aggressive And Painful"
A breast cancer survivor who had recently undergone a radical
mastectomy has filed a federal lawsuit against the TSA because of
an "enhanced" pat-down search she underwent at Albuquerque's
Sunport Airport on Aug. 25.
While there wasn't all that much to see and do at this year's AOPA Expo/Summit/SnoozeFest, A small cadre of ANN and Aero-TV folks did their best to gauge the state of the industry by chatting up a number of the folks that have been slogging away despite the worst economy in many moons. We got particularly lucky in being able to grab a few minutes with the folks of Air Fleet Capital, Inc., who genuinely possess some of GA's most expert insights into the true health of this business's current state.
'The Aviation Community Has Lost A Helpful Resource'
The hits just keep on coming as the GA and BizAv industry line
up in defiance of the FlightPrep patent offensive. Now one of the
most highly regarded new software companies in GAS, the folks
behind the wildly successful ForeFlight aviation APP, have spoken
in defense of the shot-down RunwayFinder site while also assuring
customers all over the world that they will not be the next
While there wasn't all that much to see and do at this year's
AOPA Expo/Summit/SnoozeFest, A small cadre of ANN and Aero-TV folks
did their best to gauge the state of the industry by chatting up a
number of the folks that have been slogging away despite the worst
economy in many moons. We got particularly lucky in being able to
grab a few minutes with the folks of Air Fleet Capital, Inc., who
genuinely possess some of GA's most expert insights into the true
health of this business's current state.
Here we go again... FlightPrep, which has been riding a mounting
wave of very bad juju from the industry, overall, as well as
repetitive repudiations from its 'competitors' is having another
bad day. Further; it has become pretty obvious that their program
claims appear to have gone astray while attempts to seek big bucks
from their patent efforts are going down in flames. This, as yet
another of the industry's leading online flight planning entities
has decided that FlightPrep's patent doesn't apply to their
Attorney Says Ruling "Protects Only The Interests Of
An attorney for Continental Airlines says the airline has
appealed the ruling by the French court of Pontoise which found it
criminally liable in the 2000 crash of a Concorde SST on departure
from Charles de Gaulle airport.
P-82 Twin Mustang Takes Flight With Modern Prop Technology
A P-82 Twin Mustang has been flown with a new, 4-bladed
composite prop. On Thursday, MT Propeller distributor Flight
Resource, LLC announced the successful flight testing on a newly
developed 4-bladed composite propeller to be utilized on the
Allison powered P-82 Twin Mustang.
"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our
ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in
prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely
through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite
highway of the air." Source: Orville