Team Up To Offer Online Instruction For Owners/Operators
Rockwell Collins and King Schools recently entered into an
agreement offering on-line computer-based training (CBT). The
agreement improves and extends training opportunities for
owners/operators by providing direct access to King Schools
aviation training and Rockwell Collins OEM avionics training
Direct Air To Launch Service To Florida In November
The state of Massachusetts has tried since 2006 to lure a new
commercial airline to Worcester Regional Airport (ORH,) located
about 45 miles west of Boston. And the state's transportation
authority, Massport, was willing to put some skin in the game to
make it happen.
Members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing continued
Hurricane Gustav damage assessment missions Monday with seven new
photo sites, primarily for the Louisiana Department of Health &
Hospitals. To date, the wing has flown four days, 42 sorties and
more than 83 hours in CAP Cessna 172s and 182s to photograph dams,
river locks, power plants, power lines and gas plants.
Non-Profit Organization Issues Call for Aid in Time of
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed
to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and
their families, announced Monday it has established an emergency
Family Disaster Relief Fund. In response to the September 4 downing
of a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter off the coast of
Honolulu, the Coast Guard Foundation is asking for financial
support to assist the families of the lost crew.
Over the past decade or so, Greg Thompson and his wife, Esme,
have attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh every year. However, a
business trip conflicted with the 2008 convention dates, so they
couldn't come... but he was still able to take home a wonderful
reminder of this year's event.
When you're flying regular commercial service to some of the
most desolate regions in the United States... you must be on the
forefront of safety, says Alaska Airlines. Continuing the airline's
longtime practice of safety innovation, Alaska will be the first
major US passenger carrier to equip its entire aircraft fleet with
a system designed to help prevent accidents on runways and
Former Banker Says Company's Safety Record Speaks For
Building rocket-powered vehicles to take people into space is
not the usual career path for a Boston-based investment banker...
but Andrew Nelson is not your ordinary gray-suited executive. A
competitive sailor, Nelson has long charted his own course, and
believes his future lies with Mojave, CA-based aerospace firm XCOR
A Turbine Toucan Update! With Infinity Entertainment's David
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Short-Form Daily News Program)
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A True Glass Panel Display For GA's Most Popular Helo!
It is, undoubtedly, the world's most popular civil piston helicopter... but the R44 has never sported something that seems all the rage these days... and for a number of reasons. Yup; the R44 is bereft of a glass panel cockpit. For the moment, Heli-Boss Frank Robinson is sticking with steam gauges... which leaves a forward-thinking helo pilot with just one way to get the panel of their dreams... retrofit.
A True Glass Panel Display For GA's Most Popular Helo!
It is, undoubtedly, the world's most popular civil piston
helicopter... but the R44 has never sported something that seems
all the rage these days... and for a number of reasons. Yup; the
R44 is bereft of a glass panel cockpit. For the moment, Heli-Boss
Frank Robinson is sticking with steam gauges... which leaves a
forward-thinking helo pilot with just one way to get the panel of
their dreams... retrofit.
A British jury convicted three of eight alleged conspirators
involved in the
August 2006 terror plot against trans-Atlantic
airliners, that caused mass confusion and delays in
the months following... and worldwide restrictions on liquids in
carry-on luggage that continue to this day.
Area Pilots Reach Out To Educate Public About Experimental
In the wake of deadly back-to-back light airplane crashes into
residences near North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT) in Nevada last
month, and subsequent comments from the county's aviation authority
about banning operation of experimental aircraft there, a group of
pilots has come together to form a public outreach.
Court Rules In Favor Of USAFM, But CAF Promises To Appeal
A vertiable dogfight is playing out between the Commemorative
Air Force (CAF) and the United States Air Force Museum, with both
sides going to court to determine which entity owns a unique World
War II/Korean War-era F-82 "Twin Mustang."
Another week... another first flight for a new Sikorsky
helicopter. The helomaker announced Monday it recently completed
the first flight of a Naval Hawk S-70B helicopter. This initial
helicopter was built at the Sikorsky HAWK WORKS at Schweizer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus, through
its Office of Professional Education, is expanding its online
course offerings to support the continuing education of
Boeing recently announced that it has been awarded a $33 million
US Air Force Foreign Military Sales contract to provide a C-17
Aircrew Training System (ATS) to the Royal Australian Air Force
(RAAF). The contract marks the first international sale of the
Read about aces like Pappy Boyington, Butch O'Hare, Chuck
Yeager, Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), Eddie Rickenbacker,
& Erich Hartmann, or about pioneering aviators like Charles
Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Howard Hughes. Or great planes like
the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-17 Flying
Fortress, and the Sopwith Camel.
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
"[W]hen you are physically watching young Muslims known
to be extremists recording suicide videos, there comes a point in a
plot when you have to interfere, and run with what evidence you can
Source: An unnamed counter-terrorism official,
commenting on Monday's verdicts against three of eight conspirators
charged in the foiled August 2006 terror pilot against airliners
flying between Britain and the United States. While officials
welcomed the guilty verdicts that did come down, they expressed
shock and anger the jury was not swayed by what appeared to be
overwhelming evidence against all eight members of the clandestine
terror cell suspected of planning the attacks. That evidence
included copies of "martydom" videos made by all but one o