No More VAAB, With Valkaria Airport Manager Steve Borowski
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.03.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.03.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- No More VAAB:
10.03.08 (ANN Special Report, with Steve Borowski,
manager of the Valkaria Airport in Florida.)
Attorneys Ask Permission For Family To Keep Flying
A California businessman has asked the court's permission for
his family to continue flying his Gulfstream G-IV, even after the
high-dollar bizjet was seized in July over charges it was used to
It's no secret that fewer people are flying today... be it on
the airlines, or in their own private or rented aircraft. But that
may not be the entire reason why one city has started cutting back
its aviation advisory council.
Unit Provides Vital Information When It's Needed Most
Avionics manufacturer FreeFlight Systems announced this week the
availability of the newly-certified RA 4000 Radar Altimeter. The
FAA awarded FreeFlight Systems a technical standard order (TSO-C87)
authorization for the RA 4000 in late August.
DARPA Follow-On Deal For HyFly Valued At $18.3 Million
Boeing was recently awarded an $18.3 million follow-on contract
from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to
conduct a third powered flight of the HyFly hypersonic missile.
HyFly is powered by a Dual Combustion Ramjet (DCR) engine.
Fully 70 percent of all general aviation flight hours are in
support of business activities. That includes everything from the
Fortune 500 company with a fleet of business jets and professional
staff pilots... to the salesman with a VFR private pilot
certificate and a 5,000 square mile territory.
Available At AEA Booth 4205 During Convention Next Week
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s 2008/2009 edition
of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics is a complimentary annual avionics
publication, which is distributed during the NBAA Annual Meeting
& Convention. The Pilot's Guide is available at no charge to
pilots, avionics technicians, AEA members and attendees of NBAA's
Cool: A KC-10 Flight Engineer Explains life Aboard A Multi-Mission Tanker
One of the highlights of the 2008 Oshkosh Fly-In was the chance to get up close and personal with all manner of military aircraft -- the same birds that can be called upon at a moment's notice to serve and protect this nation...
"Series 400" Amphib Takes To The Skies In Front Of Cheering
Perhaps it's not wholly accurate to call the inaugural flight of
Viking's DHC-6 Series 400 a true "first flight;" after all, the
plane's fundamental design is over 40 years old. But don't tell
that to the dozens of cheering workers who watched the plane ascend
for its first time this week.
Aircraft To Join Embraer's Legacy 600 In Static Display At
For the first time in the United States, Embraer will display
its upcoming Phenom 100 VLJ and Phenom 300 light jet at NBAA 2008.
The two new aircraft will join Embraer's Legacy 600 on the ramp at
the Orlando Executive Airport (ORL.)
Eight Member Companies To Be Honored For 50+ Years Of Safe
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently
announced the recipients of the Association’s 2008 Flying
Safety Awards Program. The award recipients will be formally
recognized during NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in
Orlando, FL, which will take place from Monday, October 6 to
Wednesday, October 8.
Boeing announced Thursday it is combining Alteon, its
wholly-owned training subsidiary, and existing training groups
within Boeing Commercial Airplanes to form a new, unified training
organization. The new training organization retains the Alteon name
as a business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.
New Tools Key To Better Air Traffic Control, Reduced Fuel
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced this week it will
demonstrate to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) its
progress in developing air traffic control tools capable of
reducing weather-related flight delays, reducing aircraft fuel
consumption, and improving the efficiency of flight operations.
Come join us as we welcome back the USAF Thunderbirds to the
24th annual Ron Carter Wings Over Houston Airshow! This year's
array of airshow talent features an impressive parade of modern
civilian aerobatic and state-of-the-art military hardware. Watch
the precision formation flight of the USAF Thunderbirds. Marvel at
the thunderous turns of modern military fighters such as the F-18
and A-10. Thrill to the stomach-wrenching flips of aerobatic pilots
with famous names like Sean Tucker, Julie Clark, and John
A practice approach by a jet aircraft (normally military) at
idle thrust to a runway. The approach may start at a runway (high
key) and may continue on a relatively high and wide downwind leg
with a continuous turn to final. It terminates in landing or low
approach. The purpose of this approach is to simulate a