Maintenance crews performing a test run-up on an American
Airlines Boeing 767-200 Friday at Los Angeles International Airport
were startled when the airliner's left engine caught fire, sending
debris across several taxiways and forcing the closure of Runway
25R for about two hours.
The following is a statement from FAA Administrator Marion
Blakey, on the passing of the congressional deadline for
modification of the FAA's final contract offer to the National Air
Traffic Controllers Association submitted April 5.
The 374th Air Expeditionary Group completed its first mission to
Indonesia June 1 to deliver relief supplies in the wake of a
devastating earthquake that killed more than 6,200 people, and
displaced or left thousands more homeless.
Sidestick Controls Rudder Inputs; Can Be Removed For
Pacific Aerosystem Inc. is keeping the needs of disabled pilots
in mind. On Monday, company representatives told ANN the company
will now offer its Disabled Pilot Option on its Sky Arrow 600 light
Representatives with Northrop Grumman told ANN Monday that two
new Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance
systems have already flown approximately 50 missions, and more than
1,000 combat hours, in support of coalition forces since their
deployment in the Persian Gulf in January of this year.
Despite threatening skies all day, more than 3,000 pilots and
aviation enthusiasts attended the 16th annual Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-In and Open House held last Saturday,
June 3, at the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) headquarters of
AOPA in Frederick, MD.
Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101: Choosing The Right Flight
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.05.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.05.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft
101: 06.05.06 (ANN Special Feature, on choosing the best
instructor to teach you to fly.)
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8853
Issue Date: June 05, 2006 at 12:25 UTC
Location: Roswell/Artesia, New Mexico
Beginning Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 14:55 UTC
Ending Date and Time: June 06, 2006 at 18:40 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very
Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8866
Issue Date: June 05, 2006 at 15:14 UTC
Location: Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Janesville,
Wisconsin near JANESVILLE VOR/DME (JVL)
Beginning Date and Time: June 09, 2006 at 18:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: June 11, 2006 at 22:30 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: The Southern Wisconsin Airfest
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Janesville (JVL) Air Traffic Control Tower,
The Alaska Aviation Coordination Council announced Friday that
the FAA has agreed to put Capstone ADS-B (Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast) from aircraft flying in the Bethel region
back on air traffic controller's screens starting June 15.
In a move eerily reminiscent of a certain Orwellian novel,
European countries are planning to use fleets of UAVs with powerful
cameras to patrol Europe's borders to thwart people-smuggling,
illegal immigration and terrorism.
Airport Receives $1.6 Million; Controllers Get The Tight
While folks in Meridian, MS were giddy about getting a $1.6
million grant from FAA Administrator Marion Blakey (right) for
their local airport, the administrator had many things on her mind
during her June 1 visit there.
"As long as people want to fly, there will be noise from
aircraft landing and taking off."
Source: Richard Jeffrey, managing director of
Edinburgh Airport, speaking of his plan to force operators of some
aircraft using the airfield to switch to quieter aircraft engines.
Those fines would even be levied against the RAF -- which operates
several vintage Vickers VC-10s from the airport.