The TSB has just released two Aviation Safety
Recommendations following the incident (A05F0047) in which an
Airbus A310-300 lost its rudder after leaving Varadero, Cuba, for
Quebec/Jean Lesage International Airport, Quebec, in March
Allows Seriously Ill Children To "Leave Their Problems On The
At the opening meeting of the Women in Aviation international
Conference on Thursday, Maria Weybrecht was presented with the
Chuck Yeager Foundation Scholarship. She hadn't applied for the
scholarship; in fact, you can't apply for this scholarship.
They called him the Birdman... Italian pilot Angelo D'Arrigo,
who flew with flocks of geese across the Siberian wasteland, and
trailed Step Eagles above Tibet. He was even known to have
surprised Mount Everest expeditioners in 2004, by flying above the
summit in a hang glider.
Union, Airline Says Gatherings Will Not Disrupt
To drive their point home -- that they are prepared to strike if
necessary should their current contract be tossed out in federal
bankruptcy court -- the Delta Air Lines branch of the Air Line
Pilot's Association announced it will encourage rank-and-file
members to stage a series of "practice strikes" throughout the
nation this week.
“Evenings of Learning” to Show Pilots Benefits of
New Safety, Performance Features
Avidyne Corporation and AirShares Elite have announced plans for
two free, hands-on seminars to introduce pilots to new weather and
situational awareness tools and features on the Avidyne Entegra
integrated flight deck.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/4096
Issue Date: March 27, 2006 at 14:19 UTC
Location: Douglas, Arizona near SAN SIMON VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: Effective
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment
for fire fighting aircraft operations
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Albuquerque (ABQ) Center,
ANN's Aleta Vinas Reports From The 2006 Women In Aviation
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.27.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.27.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Aleta Vinas Reports From
WAI: 03.27.06 (ANN's Feature News Program, with Aleta Vinas
on the 2006 WAI Conference in Nashville, TN.)
Company Plans To Manufacture 68 Aircraft In First Year
Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc., based in Altus, OK showcased
the FAA Type-Certified model of a $200,000, four-seat, high-winged
Model 11E single-engine airplane Monday at the Wiley Post Airport
in Oklahoma City.
As previously noted (each year), we have this 'problem.' Each
April 1st we have a problem getting our stories straight... we make
things up, we get silly, we act weird (-er than normal...) we
exaggerate and lampoon... in other words, we act like the folks
that run Sun 'n Fun, (but are FAR more amusing AND no one gets
The fast-moving folks at Airbus tell ANN that they have
successfully completed the passenger evacuation trial on
development A380 MSN7, paving the way for the authorities to
certify the aircraft in time for delivery by the end of 2006.
ANN Checks In With Some of The Folks Attending This Year's
Women In Aviation Conference
Lynda Meeks has been a pilot for about twelve years now. She
didn’t choose aviation because of a mentor or an educational
program. Instead, Meeks became a pilot almost on a dare. Her Army
ROTC instructor told her that Army aviation was the toughest branch
to get into.
The Expedition 12 crew members have the International Space
Station poised and ready for their replacements to arrive March 31.
Soyuz Commander Valery Tokarev and Expedition 12 Commander Bill
McArthur moved their Soyuz spacecraft from the Zarya module to the
Zvezda living quarters module early Monday.
WAI Was A Great Place To Check Out Airline Hiring!
Free chocolate and an interview with an airline. It doesn't get
much better than that. In the Exhibitor's Hall at the 2006 Women in
Aviation International Conference you can have both. Guess what,
ladies... the airlines are hiring!
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the
Federal Aviation Administration: Require all existing and new
U.S.-registered turbine-powered rotorcraft certificated for six or
more passenger seats to be equipped with a terrain awareness and
warning system. (A-06-19)
Afghan National Army Air Corps and Task Force Falcon leaders met
March 19 in what officials are calling a first step toward building
an aviation partnership. For the initial gathering, Afghan Brig.
Gen. Mohammed Barat and members of his staff met Task Force Falcon
commander Col. Michael Rose at Bagram Airfield.
It’s always good when readers raise questions -- either I
clarify something so readers learn more, or they give me new
information that makes me learn, and provide better instruction. My
recent Aero-Tips article Non-Precision Descent: Dive or
Glide is a good example.
"There's been a steady stream of people here. Most are
qualified, some are just short of the needed time, but are taking a
preliminary step by meeting the airline folks and getting a bit of
a head start for when they have the needed hours."
Source: Jane DeLisle, a First Officer for
Jet Blue as well as an Airbus instructor, speaking to pilot
prospects at the recently concluded 2006 Women In Aviation