Former RAF Pilot Doug Cairns' "Diabetes World Flight"
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.20.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.20.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Diabetes World Flight:
11.20.07 (ANN Special Report, with former RAF pilot and
round-the-world flyer Doug Cairns.)
Aerial Laser Scanning Platform Already Pressed Into
Aero-News has learned Wolfgang Grumeth, Managing Director of
Diamond Airborne Sensing GmbH, personally delivered the first DA42
Multi-Purpose Platform (MPP) in serial production to Dr. Johannes
Riegl, CEO of RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH on November
Home Away From Home May Be Destined For Lunar Surface
It's official -- the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will use
Antarctica's harsh environment to test a new tent- like
architecture for astronaut housing on the moon, according to the
Former USAF Base Opened Passenger Terminal In April
Things seem to be looking up (pun intended) for upstate New
York's Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG), seven months after
the converted air force base opened a new passenger terminal, in
hopes of attracting commercial airline service.
Forty-five people who died when their flying boat crashed on the
Isle of Wight 50 years ago were remembered in a special ceremony
Sunday. The Aquila Airlines plane crashed into an abandoned chalk
pit near Chessell on November 15, 1957.
Noise Annoying You? Maybe You Should Move-Researcher Says
A Swedish study suggests, people who live near airports may have
an elevated risk of high blood pressure due to noise pollution,
according to Reuters. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in
Stockholm and associates found that among more than 2,000 men
followed for a decade, those who lived in areas with the greatest
noise from a nearby airport had a higher risk of developing high
A controversial request for bids on a contract to build
replacements for the US Air Force's current fleet of Pave Hawk
search-and-rescue helicopters was recently amended for the fifth --
and, hopefully, final -- time.
There's now another reason for travelers to pack neatly when
taking an airline trip. In addition to making sure your
clothes aren't (overly) wrinkled at your destination... you'll also
be making a TSA screener's job a bit easier.
8,400 Square-Foot Facility Includes Maintenance Area, Pilot
As our readers in the United States prepare to celebrate the
Thanksgiving holiday this week, the Trojan Phlyers aerobatic team
definitely has a big reason to be thankful. The team held the grand
opening of their new hangar facility earlier this month at Mid-Way
Regional Airport (JWY), located halfway between Midlothian and
Build A Plane -- a non-profit organization which helps teachers
teach science, technology, engineering and math by building real
airplanes -- announced recently the opening of a new auction
program for all aviation enthusiasts.
"Whether or not the (TSA) campaign is effective, the
effort is certainly welcome because, with 27 million-plus people
scheduled to fly over Thanksgiving, every effort to speed up the
security checkpoint will help."
Source: Dan Castelveter, spokesman for the Air
Transport Association. On Monday, the Transportation Security
Administration urged passengers to pack items in their carry-on
luggage neatly, and in layers. Doing so will cut down on time
screeners have to spend rifling through suitcases, the agency says
-- cutting down on time spent searching carry-ons.