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October 02, 2008

FAA Reopens ADS-B Comment Period

AEA Encourages Public To Weigh In

The FAA has opted to reopen the comment period on a controversial plan to require all aircraft be equipped with so-called "ADS-B Out" equipment by 2020.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.02.08

Ding, Dong, The VAAB Is Gone, With Mike Whaley

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.02.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.02.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Ding, Dong, The VAAB Is Gone: 10.02.08 (ANN Special Report, with Kristi Cherry of Premier Aircraft Sales.)

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C206 Takeoff Accident Claims Two In Anchorage

Witnesses Describe Apparent Attempt To Return To Airport

Two people were killed when their Cessna 206 apparently lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Merrill Field (PAMR) in Anchorage, AK Wednesday, and impacted a one-story building just west of the airport.

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Investigators Find 'Small Amount' Of Remains At Fossett Accident Site

Could the mystery be over?

ANN RealTime Update, 10.02.08, 0753 EDT: The National Transportation Safety Board has told ANN that it has 'dispatched investigators to California to investigate the crash of a small plane that was found yesterday that appears to be the aircraft piloted by adventurer Steve Fossett.'

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Bandidos Swipe Five Planes From Mexico Airport

Invaders Seized Officer's Gun, Took Time To Fuel Up

In the US, federal threats to impose oppressive security measures at small general aviation airports are generally viewed as a solution looking for a problem. But in Mexico, authorities are battling an epidemic of small aircraft thefts as drug rings steal planes to get cocaine north to the US.

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NAFI Names September 2008 Master Instructors

"The Best Of The Best"

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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