ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.07.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.07.10 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: San Francisco Near Miss -
04.07.10 (ANN Special Report, with Max
New Application Designed For iPad From The Ground Up
ForeFlight unveiled an upgrade to ForeFlight Mobile 3 on
Saturday, as well as a slight name change. If you've been wondering
if ForeFlight Mobile 3 would work on Apple’s iPad, the short
answer is "yes," under the name ForeFlight HD.
Airline Says The Agreement Would Restrict Competition In New
York And Washington, D.C.
The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association is pushing for the
Department of Transportation to disallow the permanent exchange of
several hundred slots between Delta Airlines and US Airways at
LaGuardia (LGA) and Washington National (DCA) Airports.
Advanced Software-Centric Airborne System To Replace MagnaStars
On Some U.S. Government Aircraft
TrueNorth Avionics has been selected to provide its Simphone
OpenCabin airborne telecommunications system for a second U.S. Air
Force government VIP transport aircraft under the TARS (terrestrial
aeronautical radiotelephone system) program.
We had to look at the date of this one to be sure the calendar
hadn't been turned back a week. Passengers hoping to avoid baggage
charges on Spirit Airline by carrying on their luggage will soon be
charged for bags they carry on to the plane and stow in the
Federal Guidelines Won't Take Effect For Three Weeks
At least two airlines have already implemented policies to send
airplanes back to the gate if they are closing in on a three-hour
tarmac delay. New federal rules which go into effect April 29 limit
how long passengers may be held on a plane to three hours, and
airlines who violate those rules face hefty fines
LoPresti Aviation announced Tuesday that RJ Siegel will be
taking the helm as Chief Executive Officer at the new LoPresti
offices in Sebastian, Florida. RJ is a passionate pilot, a 40-year
EAA member, aircraft homebuilder, educator, engineer and
A student pilot in the Australian Air Force made a forced
landing on a highway in Hobart on the island of Tasmania Sunday.
The 18-year-old pilot was uninjured, and reportedly immediately got
out of the cockpit and directed traffic around the badly-damaged
Executive AirShare announced Tuesday that the Kansas City,
MO-based regional fractional aircraft ownership company is the
first to operate an Embraer Phenom 300 light jet aircraft under
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135, after receiving
certification on March 31.
WSI Illustrates One Of The Ultimate
Services for Enhanced Weather
WSI Pilotbrief Online takes the award-winning WSI Pilotbrief
weather service suite and provides pilots immediate access to
up-to-date enhanced weather updates anywhere, anytime from any
Internet-enabled web browser.
ANN has been quite happy with our first year of ownership of a
Technologically Advanced Aircraft -- our Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo.
While we have not only enjoyed the aircraft in its original
configuration, the recent addition of Avidyne's Release 9 really
turned our bird into quite the super-ship... while one other much
vaunted upgrade has made our flights into a very smooth
Board Finds That Poor Maintenance Started The Accident Chain
Which Resulted In Four Deaths
A chartered business jet crashed at a South Carolina airport 18
months ago because of the operator's inadequate maintenance of the
airplane's tires and the decision by the captain to attempt a
high-speed rejected takeoff, which went against standard operating
procedures and training, the NTSB determined Tuesday.
Pilot Intentionally Flew A PA-28 Into The Side Of A
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report concerning the crash of
a PA-28 flown by Joe Stack into the side of a building which housed
IRS offices in Austin, Texas. The NTSB says that, because this was
an intentional act, primary responsibility for the investigation
has been assumed by the FBI.
The light-sport aircraft company Evektor rolled out what it says
is a new generation turboprop aircraft, the EV-55 Outback, at its
factory in Kunovice in the Czech Republic March 30th. The first
flight of the airplane is planned for the 3rd quarter of this
The Air Traffic Safety Action Program, known as ATSAP, is a
non-punitive program designed to encourage transparency in the
realm of air traffic. The intent is to identify and report all
events that may or did lead to a breakdown in safety or increase
risk to air traffic operations.