It was probably the last thing the pilot of an untralight
aircraft expected, or maybe wanted, to see when he crossed the U.S.
Border from Mexico into Arizona early Sunday. Two NORAD F-16's were
scrembled to intercept the ultralight, and shadowed it for about
half an hour before it returned to Mexican airspace.
ANN has learned that Stelio Frati, the Italian designer best
known for the F.8 Falco but with many other airplanes credited to
his drawing board (no CAD for him), passed away last Friday in
Italy at the age of 91.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
05.17.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
05.17.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Maintaining Slow-Flight
Proficiency - 05.17.10 (ANN Special
Report, with CFI Bob Miller)
The Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC) is modernizing its
training fleet with the selection of state-of-the-art Garmin G1000
glass cockpit equipped Diamond DA40 CS aircraft and complementary
Diamond Simulation Flight Training Device.
The undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and
Logistics has certified to Congress that the proposed F/A-18
multiyear procurement met statutory requirements, including
substantial savings, for 124 F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The
proposed agreement will run for four years.
By most estimations, it will take about a year and a half for
spacefarers to reach Mars, take some time to look around, and
return to Earth. And to simulate such a mission, the European Space
Agency has developed "Mars500" in which a group of 6 volunteers
will be sealed in a 1,000 square foot steel complex for 520
WAI Attendees Discuss Recruiting Opportunities in Commercial Aviation
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in Aviation International organization held their 21st annual conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme, “Aviation – It’s a Small World.” Developed in 1990, Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout aviation career sectors and interests.
PA Students ‘Rocketeers’ Win National Championship
at Eighth Annual TARC, Will Represent US in Int'l Fly-Off
With spectacular weather and some of the finest professional and
amateur rocket researchers and hobbyists in the world to overlook
the proceedings, the 2010 TARC is an unqualified success. A team
from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA, took first place
at the Eighth Annual TARC, Saturday, earning the title of national
WAI Attendees Discuss Recruiting Opportunities in Commercial
On February 25th through February 27th, 2010, the Women in
Aviation International organization held their 21st annual
conference; over 3,000 women and men gathered at Disney's Coronado
Springs Resort to celebrate the 2010 WAI Conference theme,
"Aviation – It’s a Small World." Developed in 1990,
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women throughout
aviation career sectors and interests.
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 1,000th F117 engine
powering the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft to the United
States Air Force. Four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines provide
power for 100 percent of The Boeing Company's C-17 Globemaster
Aero-Linx: The Beginner's Guide
The site was prepared at NASA Glenn by the Learning Technologies
Project (LTP) to provide background information on basic propulsion
for secondary math and science teachers. The pages were originally
prepared as teaching aids to support EngineSim, an interactive
educational computer program that allows students to design and
test jet engines on a personal computer.
"The enthusiasm these talented students brought today
was truly electric. The teams not only come away with a real
aerospace product after months of hands-on trial and error, but
also demonstrate a keen understanding of the fundamentals of
rocketry using physics, math and teamwork. We also had the pleasure
of welcoming back TARC alumni who, as rising stars in the industry,
are a testament to the success of the program in inspiring the next
generation of aerospace innovators.”
Source: Scott C. Donnelly, AIA chairman
and president and CEO of Textron, noting how the Team America
Rocketry Challenge has proven to be a great success...