One Landed Safely, Wreckage Spotted Near Collision Site
Two U.S. Air Force F-16's reportedly collided over the Atlantic
Ocean during a nighttime training mission about 40 miles off the
coast of South Carolina Thursday night. One of the aircraft was
able to land safely Charleston Air Force Base. Wreckage and an oil
slick have been sighted in the water near where the accident
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Florida AG Says Town Of Grant-Valkaria Has No Jurisdiction Over
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (pictured, right) has
told the town of Grant-Valkaria in Brevard County that, though it
is "located within the jurisdictional boundaries of a
municipality," Grant-Valkaria airport "is not subject to the zoning
ordinances and regulations of the municipality."
Republic Airways Holdings announced Tuesday that it will acquire
10 Embraer 190AR jets from US Airways. Republic will apply the full
balance of its $35 million loan from US Airways toward the purchase
of the aircraft and assume the remaining debt on the aircraft.
A Crew Module Structure Made Of Composite Materials
Alliant Techsystems said Thursday it has delivered a
technological first to NASA: a full-scale, crew module structure
made of composite materials. The Composite Crew Module (CCM) is a
unique capsule design that has the potential to reduce the overall
weight of future manned launch vehicles.
New Simulation Game Development Studio Opened By Former
Microsoft Aces Studio Veterans
Cascade Game Foundry, a new game development studio in
Washington, announced their entry into the simulation
marketplace Thursday. An experienced team of industry
pros is poised to create a portfolio of innovative and engaging
products which will appeal to both aficionados and people new to
An airport in rural south Georgia has been re-named for former
President Jimmy Carter, over the objections of some who were
opposed to the change. The New Georgia Encyclopedia online says
that Souther Field is the nation's oldest continuously operating
The popular flight-tracking site FlightAware, which claims over
two million monthly users, released the first-ever free flight
tracking application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The app
became available Wednesday for free download via the Apple App
Enhanced Mapping, Latest Tracking And Communication On
Guardian Mobility said Thursday it plans use NBAA Convention in
Orlando, Florida next week to show off recent enhancements to its
mapping services for aircraft operators who want to track the
location and status of their fleet from the ground.
The South African Air Force (SAAF) has contracted Pilatus to
integrate an avionics upgrade on 35 of their Pilatus Astra PC-7
MkII fleet. The upgrade will involve removing the obsolete
avionics from the fleet, replacing them with new modern
“glass cockpit” components.
Offers Discounts To Commemorate Five Years of Successful
In honor of Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G) fifth
anniversary of offering weightless flights, the company is deeply
discounting slots for its next scheduled flight. ZERO-G is cutting
all regularly priced tickets to celebrate five years of flipping,
floating and flying.
Granley Describes His Passion for Aviation and Air Show Performance
Bud Granley is certainly not a new face on the air show circuit; after 47 years as an aerobatic pilot, Granley now performs with his company, “Granley Family Airshows,” alongside his son Ross. Their hair-raising formation act has garnered much acclaim among the aerobatic community. In 2005, Bud Granley received the Art Scholl Showmanship award and just recently, he also accepted the Bill Barber Showmanship award.
Granley Describes His Passion for Aviation and Air Show
Bud Granley is certainly not a new face on the air show circuit;
after 47 years as an aerobatic pilot, Granley now performs with his
company, “Granley Family Airshows,” alongside his son
Ross. Their hair-raising formation act has garnered much
acclaim among the aerobatic community.
NAFI Says It Will "Vigorously And Adamantly Oppose" The
A Motion for Preliminary Injunction has been filed to put a
halt to what is described in the motion as NAFI's unauthorized use
of Master Instructor Program-related intellectual property. The
motion was filed in the United States District Court for the
Central District of California on October 14.
GAMA and NBAA published a new survey Thursday showing
conclusively that some of the recent portrayals of business
aviation are inconsistent with the true nature of the industry. The
survey was conducted for GAMA and NBAA by Harris Interactive.
Back on May 29, 2003, Van's Aircraft of Aurora, Oregon,
announced the successful first flight of their new kit aircraft,
the RV-10. A little over six years later, RV-10 kit
number 1000 has been shipped to a customer in Irving, TX.
Unable To Fly F-4 Phantom, A-4 Skyhawk, Me-262 and Fieseler Co.
Fi-156 Storch With Passengers
The FAA recently denied the Collings Foundation's request for
flight exemptions for the F-4 Phantom, A-4 Skyhawk, Me-262
replica, and Fieseler Co. Fi-156 Storch. The exemptions are
required for the foundation to accept donations for flight
experiences in these historic aircraft.
In less than a week, the doors of high bay number 3 of the VAB
will have to yawn wide open. This time it will be to allow the 327
foot tall Ares I-X to be rolled out. First motion is planned for
0001 October 20th.
(1) The angle between horizontal and the glide path of an
aircraft. (2) A tightly-focused radio beam transmitted from the
approach end of a runway indicating the minimum approach angle that
will clear all obstacles; one component of an instrument landing
It seems as if every week, we have at least one story about
another advancement in biofules for use in aviation.
Enviro.aero offers a basic explaination of how biofuels could be
integrated into the aviation industry.