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December 26, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.26.09): NO GYRO APPROACH

NO GYRO APPROACH A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro. Instead of providing the pilot with headings to be flown, the controller observes the radar track and issues control instructions "turn right/left" or "stop turn" as appropriate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.26.09)

Aero-Linx: The Boeing 747-8 Family With the first two 787s now in the air, its time for BNoeing's NEXT new airplane to ready for first flight. "The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter are the new high-capacity 747s that offer airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger or freighter airplane, while providing enhanced environmental performance."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.26.09)

"Today's students will be the ones going to the moon and beyond to live, explore and work... This project gives them a head start in preparing for those future ventures by allowing them to conduct hands-on research and engineering today in a unique reduced-gravity laboratory." Source: Douglas Goforth, the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, speaking of the teams that NASA has selected -- 28 undergraduate student teams to test their science experiments in simulated weightlessness.

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