While accidents like this one will do little to
quiet the pro-chute/anti-chute controversy that has arisen since
Alan Klapmeier made the gutsy decision to include the BRS
airplane chute with every Cirrus, there is little doubt here that
this pilot thought he was in severe trouble -- and used the chute
to save him from what was likely to be a pretty poor outcome. A
save is a save is a save...
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
02.07.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
02.07.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: PTS vs. Proficiency -
02.07.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
Will Work Together To Explore Customers For Orbital Space
Space Florida President Frank DiBello and Robert Bigelow,
president of Bigelow Aerospace, have agreed to work together to
pursue and identify foreign and domestic companies that could
benefit from utilization of Bigelow's expandable, orbital space
Meggitt's Vector Scoring Selected For QF16 Aerial Targets
Meggitt Defense Systems Inc, has been awarded a contract to
integrate and produce the vector scoring system for Boeing's QF-16
aircraft-former F16 fighters fitted with equipment for
remote-controlled flight and used as aerial targets and decoys.
Will Discuss Challenges Facing OEMs And Other Suppliers
The senior-most executives from aerospace and defense
manufacturing are gathering this spring at AeroDef 2011
Manufacturing Exposition and Conference to address the challenges
facing the major OEMs and their supply chains.
Awwwww... A Really Cool and Emotionally Satisfying Way To Use Your Airplane!
I dare you to consider the mission of Pilots n Paws... and not be affected. Devoted to helping the helpless, the aviators who comprise Pilots n Paws not only do "a service" to the world... but also show the world how big a hear aviation (and aviators) possess.
Sandia Helps Make Sense of Air-Data... Via the SAC 7-35 ADC
On a recent visit to the wilds of Albuquerque, NM, ANN spent some quality time with the folks of Sandia Aerospace. In this program, Sandia Aerospace details how their recently TSO'd SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer was designed specifically for the new generation of integrated avionics that will provide the pilot with a host of information to make his flying safer and more economical.
In the coming days, we're going to pick up the conversation we
started some weeks ago about all that was right or wrong in
aviation... and one of the inescapable conclusions I keep coming to
is the thought that so much of aviation's future is tied up in the
quality (or lack thereof) of flight training available these days.
Both from the standpoint of the individual instructors, as well as
the schools that they may work with, aviation's future will rise or
fall with the quality that both bring to our skies over the coming
Awwwww... A Really Cool and Emotionally Satisfying Way To Use Your
I dare you to consider the mission of Pilots n Paws... and not
be affected. Devoted to helping the helpless, the aviators who
comprise Pilots n Paws not only do "a service" to the world... but
also show the world how big a heart aviation (and aviators)
possess. Pilots N Paws is an organization created for pilots
and other volunteers who help to transport rescue animals by air.
Their mission is to provide a user-friendly communication
venue between those that rescue, shelter, and foster animals; and
pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation
of these animals.
Sandia Helps Make Sense of Air-Data... Via the SAC 7-35
On a recent visit to the wilds of Albuquerque, NM, ANN spent
some quality time with the folks of Sandia Aerospace. In this
program, Sandia Aerospace details how their recently TSO'd SAC 7-35
Airdata Computer was designed specifically for the new generation
of integrated avionics that provides the pilot with a host of
information to make his flying safer and more economical.
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently
released its list of keynote speakers and panel moderators for the
GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium. SAFE Chair and 2004 National
Flight Instructor of the Year Doug Stewart will preside over the
Aero-Heartbreakers: The Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's
We've had some tough things to say about AOPA this year... and
I'm afraid we see no reason to quit now. It hurts to write that...
really. Call it 'tough love' if you will, but it should not be
lost to anyone that ANN, once one of the most prominent and public
supporters of the AOPA mission, has publicly declared that we have
no confidence in the organization at this time... and especially in
Aero-Linx: FAA--Become a
An FAA site: Decide what you want to fly. FAA's rules for
getting a pilot's license (certificate) differ depending on the
type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes,
gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are
interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you don't need a pilot's
license. You should also think about what type of flying you want
to do. There are several different types of pilot's licenses, from
student pilot all the way up to airline transport pilot...
VDL Mode 2 -- VHF Digital Link
VDL Mode 2 was
developed in the early 2000s to provide a much-needed increase in
capacity for aeronautical operational control messages. It improves
on VHF ACARS data link by providing 10 times the bandwidth. VDL
Mode 2 is the enabling technology for Controller-Pilot Data Link
Communications and the future free flight
"The flight was very enjoyable and went off without a
hitch... I'm very blessed to be on this program, and it's a
testament to the designers and engineers that this airplane flies
so well. I'm looking forward to getting a few more hours, helping
the team knock out test points, and delivering this airplane to the
warfighters. I think the fleet is going to love this
Source: Lt. Cmdr. Eric "Magic" Buus,
after completing the first flight by a U.S. Navy test pilot in
an F-35 on Thursday...