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April 03, 2010

Secretary Napolitano Announces New Airline Security Protocols

New Rules Replace Measures Implemented Following Attempted Christmas Day Attack

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday that the TSA will begin implementing new enhanced security measures for all air carriers with international flights to the United States to strengthen the safety and security of all passengers.

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Latest ISS Crew Lifts Off From Kazakhstan

Will Join Crewmates On Easter Sunday

NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko safely launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday. Liftoff occurred at 12:04 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Flight Options Pilots Ratify First Labor Agreement

Signing Follows Three Years Of Negotiations

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, Teamsters Local 1108 and Flight Options, LLC, a Cleveland-based provider of luxury business jet fractional ownership and jet card programs, announced Wednesday that the pilots had ratified a first labor agreement.

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Kirby Chambliss Announces $10,000 Donation To Detroit Metro-Area Schools

Red Bull Air Race World Championship Pilot Gives Students A Chance To Paint Their Wings

Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot, Kirby Chambliss, returned to the Detroit Riverfront on Thursday to announce a contest for local children to put their artistic talent on display.

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Home Built Kolb Down In South Carolina

Pilot Killed When Plane Went Down Near Johns Island Executive Airport

The 70-year-old pilot of a Kolb Mark III Xtra was killed Thursday morning when the plane went down about 1100 EDT near Johns Island Executive Airport. John Ratcliffe was the only person on board the plane.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 04.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.02.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Airline Passengers Bill of Rights - 04.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Kate Hanni of Flyers Rights )

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Czech LSA Down In Port Huron, MI

80-Year-Old Pilot Killed When Plane Crashed Into A Dock

The pilot of a Czech Aircraft Works Mermaid amphibian was killed Thursday when the aircraft impacted a dock on the St. Clair River in St. Clair County, Michigan. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.03.10)

“ We need to change the culture and remove the stigma associated with depression.  Pilots should be able to get the medical treatment they need so they can safely perform their duties.” Source: FAA administrator Randy Babbitt .

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.03.10): Permanent Echo

Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth's surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from "ground clutter" by being definable locations rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used to check radar alignment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.03.10)

Air Show Calendar

As we come past April Fools Day and Easter, we know that the air show season will be gathering momentum as the country shakes off its winter doldrums.

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