ANN REALTIME REPORTING 05.31.06 1900EDT: Investigators with the
NTSB are rushing to the scene of the apparent inflight breakup of a
Piper PA28 over Stafford Township, NJ Wednesday morning. Four
people onboard the single-engine aircraft were killed.
"The World Is Our Drop Zone!" is the boast of the International
Airborne Society, a worldwide association of paratroopers that not
only thinks it's perfectly normal to jump out of perfectly good
airplanes, but travels the world over looking for new places to do
it, and people to do it with.
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday it has delivered the 10th
upgraded P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft originally contracted
by the US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command, as part of a foreign
military sale to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN).
AD NUMBER: 2006-11-15
SUBJECT: AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 2006-11-15
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for all Embraer Model ERJ 170 and Model ERJ 190 airplanes.
This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane
flight manual to prohibit the flightcrew from having the throttle
into the forward thrust range immediately after applying the thrust
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 05.31.06 1920 EDT: After hearing a
petition from the US Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp asking the court
to toss out a new pilot contract approved early Wednesday morning
between Delta Air Lines and its pilots, US bankruptcy court judge
Adlai Hardin gave his blessing to the deal -- clearing the way for
Delta to save $280 million annually over the next three years in
pilot pay and benefits, while also likely ending the looming threat
of a pilots strike.
Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Flying Into AirVenture
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 05.31.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.31.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft
101: 05.31.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Tom Turner's tips
on flying into Oshkosh, WI for AirVenture 2006.)
The following is the full preliminary report issued Tuesday by
the National Transportation Safety Board on last week's accident
involving a Mooney M20E piloted by South Carolina Lt.
Governor Andre Bauer.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8576
Issue Date: May 31, 2006 at 0:45 UTC
Location: 6 Miles Southeast, Taylor, Florida near TAYLOR VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: To provide a safe environment for fire
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System
Operations Support Center, 202-267-3333
They can see certification on the horizon. That's the word from
Eclipse Aviation, as the company announced Tuesday its Eclipse 500
test fleet has exceeded 2,000 flight hours, and has completed the
majority of required FAA certification testing.
The Air Transport Association, the lobbying group for the major
United States Part 121 airlines (passenger and cargo), has long
been the authoritative voice of the airline industry. In the ATA's
latest briefing on the contentious fuel issue, the organization
mentions several potential ATC changes that might lead to time and
Autopilot Would Be In Control During Emergency Situation
European jetmaker Airbus has been at the forefront of
integrating onboard computers into the cockpits of commercial
airliners... and the company is reportedly ready to take another
big step towards expanding cockpit automation: onboard computers
that will automatically maneuver jetliners to avoid midair
collisions, without any input from pilots.
An enhanced vision system (EVS) for Citation Excel/XLS operators
and an Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) for CJ1 and CJ2
aircraft were just two of the new product enhancements
introduced to more than 400 Cessna Citation operators at the annual
customer conference in Wichita, KS last week.
Explorers funded by adventure-novelist turned wreck-hunter Clive
Cussler have returned to Lake Michigan to resume their search for
Northwest Flight 2501, a DC-4 that plunged into Lake Michigan and
broke up -- if it didn't do it the other way around -- 56
Representatives with Oregon Iron Works, Inc. told ANN Tuesday
the defense systems provider recently completed a successful flight
test of the Sea Scout unmanned seaplane in southeast Texas. The
flight test included two completely autonomous water landings.
It's summer, and fly-in season is well under way. A staple
of local fly-in activities is the bomb-drop. Pilots fly at a
prescribed altitude and try to drop a "bomb" as close as possible
to a target on the ground. What makes this practice legal?
"Reconsider rule limiting speeds below 10,000 feet to
250 knots; some aircraft may operate more efficiently at higher
speeds (especially on climb-out) but are prevented from doing so
(note: also allows controllers greater flexibility to manage air
Source: One of seven proposals from the Air
Transport Association's briefing to the FAA on the contentious fuel
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8565
Issue Date: May 30, 2006 at 21:07 UTC
Location: McLean, Virginia near WASHINGTON VOR/DME (DCA)
Beginning Date and Time: May 31, 2006 at 17:30 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 31, 2006 at 18:30 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A