ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.12.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.12.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Chris Kurz, Gyro Adventurer, Part II -
06.12.09 (ANN Special Report, with Gyro
Flyer, Chris Kurz, Part II)
Test Article To Be Used For Production Process Validation
Progress! As part of the ongoing development program of the S.40
Freedom mid-size jet, Spectrum Aeronautical is chatting up the
first of a series of Fuselage Manufacturing Demonstrator (FMD) test
articles that has recently been completed.
Because of weather concerns and launch site preparation needs,
NASA has rescheduled the test launch of the Max Launch Abort
System, or MLAS, to no earlier than June 20 at the agency's Wallops
Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The launch window June 20
extends from approximately 0545 to 0815 EDT. The launch had been
scheduled previously for June 15.
A Michigan State Legislature finance committee voted Wednesday
in favor of a bill designed to attract aircraft customization work
to Battle Creek. That legislation would eliminate a tax that new
airplane owners have to pay on the entire value of the aircraft,
even though the sale happened somewhere else.
The pilots of United Airlines are asking President Obama to step
in and persuade the Department of Transportation to delay approving
United Airlines' and Continental Airlines' application for Star
Alliance antitrust immunity until protections for American workers
are inserted into the filing.
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has
completed the acquisition of the assets of Banner Aerospace Holding
Company, Inc. and its aviation subsidiaries from its parent, The
If you've been turned off by the crasser, more high-pressure
tone of recent AOPA mailings insisting you need the organization's
prepaid legal services, you may have wondered who would respond
positively to such a pitch.
Mission Will Reinforce MAFB's Central Role in Nation's Nuclear
Senators Byron Dorgan (D) and Kent Conrad (D) along with
Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D) announced today that the Air Force
will establish a unit at Minot AFB to oversee the maintenance and
sustainment of nuclear weapons at all of the nation’s
Minuteman ICBM bases. This will bring a new nuclear mission to
Sporty's Pilot Shop Offers A Chance To Win Cessna's Latest
Sporty's Pilot Shop, whose airport signs have
encouraged potential pilots to "Learn to Fly Here" for years, has
again teamed up with Cessna Aircraft Company and Garmin to give
away a brand new Cessna 162 SkyCatcher equipped with Garmin G300
avionics for its 2010 Sweepstakes.
There's something about a Cub... a something that has remained alluring over the course of the better part of a century. But then again, there are Cubs and there are SUPER Cubs... hence our fascination with the CubCrafters Super SportCub.
There's something about a Cub... a something that has remained
alluring over the course of the better part of a century. But then
again, there are Cubs and there are SUPER Cubs... hence our
fascination with the CubCrafters Super SportCub.
Despite Current Economy, Growth Will Return, Company Says
Boeing is looking down the road 20 years, and sees a $3.2
trillion market for new commercial airplanes. That prediction takes
into account the industry's near-term realities, including a global
economic recession, declining passenger and cargo traffic, and
unpredictable fuel prices.
Talk about your Catch 22 ... three years ago, skydiving
companies lost the right to land customers at Hobby Field near
Eugene, Oregon because the City of Creswell would not sign safety
agreements with skydiving companies.
For all of you ANN readers who are dads, find a way to leave
this page up where your wife and kids can see it, particularly if
you live in the Galveston area (hint, hint). The Lone Star Flight
Museum is currently taking reservations for flight positions in
some of its classic WWII aircraft, including the B-17 Flying
Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, T-6 Texan and the T-41 Mescalero on
Saturday for June 20th.
The Continental Airlines pilots conducted informational
picketing Thursday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Houston,
site of the Continental Airlines annual stockholders meeting. Capt.
Jay Pierce, chairman of the ALPA chapter for the Continental
pilots, led the 260 pilots in attendance into the stockholder
meeting, where he addressed management, Continental’s Board
of Directors and stockholders.
Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that
reduces horizontal visibility. According to the National Weather
Service, some of the obstructions to visibility include blowing and
widespread dust, fog (including freezing fog and patchy fog), haze,
mist, sand and blowing sand, smoke, blowing spray, and volcanic
ash. It is reported as "X" in an observation and on the METAR.
Aero-Linx: Fun Places To
All gassed up and no place to go? "Fun Places To Fly" has an
ever growing list of Aviation Events and Fun Places to Fly,
provided by pilots like you who love aviation. The listings are
sorted by state, and the database is searchable. Whether you're
looking for a one-tank trip, a weekend getaway, or a long cross
country, you might find someplace that you wouldn't have thought of
"New technology, particularly simulators, allows
high-fidelity training for events that we never could have trained
to in the past using an aircraft, e.g., stall recovery. We now have
qualitative measures to measure actual transfer of knowledge...
Source: Incoming FAA Administrator, Randy
Babbitt, in recent Congressional testimony over regional airline
pilot training and competency.