Tropical Depression #11 formed near the Windward Islands Monday
and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Jeanne Tuesday. T.D. #11
is moving northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35
mph. A deep burst of convection is currently over the center of the
system and the depression is expected to become a Tropical Storm at
EXCLUSIVE! ANN Has Ringside Seat To Inaugural Flights of the
World's First Zero G Airline
Over the next few weeks, we're going to have some amazing
stories to tell. For over a month, ANN's Jim Campbell has been
working closely with X Prize Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and an
incredibly talented (and truly delightful... if a little crazy)
group of people who have long wished for the chance to experience
one of the most remarkable features of space travel... flights that
offer the weightlessness of Zero G.
It's the sad coda for a distinguished aviator. The widow of
Memphis Belle commander Robert Morgan is now trying with all her
might to save her mementos of their lives together. Her home in
Swannanoa (NC), was flooded by Hurricane Frances. The photos,
lithographs and limited edition prints that they collected over the
years -- the letters from dignities, celebrities and politicians,
the medals -- much of that has been destroyed.
With thousands of hours of preparation for the 8th Annual
Virginia State EAA Fly-in scheduled for this coming weekend,
September 18-19, at the Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB) near
Petersburg, the Council is announcing a plan to let the public know
of the status of the fly-in in case Hurricane Ivan threatens the
central Virginia area this weekend.
Nantucket Residents Must Leave Homes And Businesses In The Name
Of Airshow Security
When the Navy's Blue Angels pay a call on the Nantucket Air Show
next weekend, a lot of people will stop and watch one of the most
incredible aerial demonstration teams in the world.
And a few might be shaking their fists.
Scientists May Be Able To Retrieve Vital Particles From
Genesis might just be saved.
That's the word from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena (CA).
The $246 million mission ended with a thud last week when its
parachute failed to deploy. The refrigerator-sized saucer, designed
to capture untainted solar particles as they streamed from the sun,
ended up in a smoking crater in the Utah desert.
Once-again bankrupt US Airways is reportedly subsisting on
day-to-day passenger receipts and cash on hand. The airline, which
declared bankruptcy for the second time Sunday, is a prime
candidate for liquidation unless it can find the cash to clear
Okay, here's the bad news: Delta airlines executives are meeting
with bankruptcy lawyers.
Now here's the good news: The airline says there's a glimmer of
hope in talks with its holdout pilots, the best paid flight crews
in the business.
Buffalo Keeps International Aviation Snow Symposium
When you think snow, what comes to mind? Buffalo (NY), perhaps?
Maybe that's the reason that the Queen City has, for the past 19
years, been host to the country's biggest conference to center on
So you say you're flying south of the border, but you're worried
about what will happen if you need maintenance work done on your
aircraft? Worry no more, says Raytheon. The Raytheon Aircraft
Services facility in Toluca has been awarded FAA Part 145
HR Textron, based in Santa Clarita (CA) says it's been awarded a
contract from Hamilton Sundstrand to provide Dual Vane Pump
Servovalves to F135 Engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter. Hamilton Sundstrand is a key member of the Pratt
& Whitney (P&W)-led F135 Development Team and is
responsible for providing the controls and the gearbox to the F135.
This program covers the System Design and Development (SDD) phase
from 2004 to 2007, with an option for the production phase
estimated at $29 million over 24 years. The first prototype unit
delivery is planned for November 2004.
Aviation Partners Targets Over Six Hundred Hawker 800 Series
Aircraft For Mod
Hawker 800 series operators may now look forward to 7%
additional range, faster climb to altitude, higher initial cruise
levels and significantly improved performance from high and hot
airfields with Blended Winglet Technology.
Nearly half of all international business fliers would prefer to
travel on airlines that allow the use of mobile phones in flight.
That is the emphatic conclusion from a survey of 1,200
international business and leisure travelers at two of the
world’s busiest airports—London Heathrow and Gatwick.
The research was conducted for Telenor and ARINC.
"We love aviation, that's why we're in the business, and we know
that the Blue Angels will be a fabulous show, but the closings will
have an incredible impact on our airline."
Source: Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes,
talking about expected delays caused by the Nantucket Air Show.
Organizers have gone door to door, asking airport neighbors to
leave so they can create a "sterile" zone for the US Navy Blue
Angels. Airport officials say those ordered out of their homes and
businesses are cooperative, but airlines like Cape Air aren't very
pleased with the plan.