Data Logging Also Added With Version 5.0 Software Update
Dynon Avionics announced Friday the release of new software
version 5.0 for the company's EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument
System) and EMS (Engine Monitoring System) products. This software
upgrade is available free to all existing EFIS-D10A, EFIS-D100,
FlightDEK-D180, EMS-D10, and EMS-D120 customers, and will ship with
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.21.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.21.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tales From The Airboss:
11.21.08 (ANN Special Report, with comments from
Aero-TV's interview with Ralph Royce.)
Online Course Explains Dangers Of Freezing Temps, Precip
The weather outside is already frightful in some areas of the
United States... which makes now the perfect time for the AOPA Air
Safety Foundation to launch its latest online course, dealing with
the effects colder weather can have on your flying plans.
Accreditation Reached Through Voluntary IAC/NAFI Program
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and the
International Aerobatic Club (IAC) told ANN this week of a
significant accomplishment on the part of Carlos Almeida of Aerial
Advantage Aviation in Nashua, NH.
One of the basic tenets of aviation regulation in much of the
world is that the use of criminal penalties should be a last
resort, to avoid creating an environment which discourages the
reporting of safety problems.
Shoebox-Sized Gadget Can Sniff Out Harmful Chemicals
NASA astronauts on Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-126 mission
will install an instrument on the International Space Station that
can "smell" dangerous chemicals in the air. Designed to help
protect crew members' health and safety, the experimental "ENose"
will monitor the space station's environment for chemicals such as
ammonia, mercury, methanol and formaldehyde.
The pilot of a Glasair II sport plane was no doubt surprised
when the plane's left door departed the aircraft while in flight...
but that pilot probably wasn't as shocked as the Kingman, AZ family
Right on schedule, on Thursday a team
comprised of NASA, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orbital Sciences
Corporation and Alliant Techsystems successfully performed a ground
firing test of the abort motor for the Orion crew exploration
vehicle Launch Abort System at ATK's Launch Systems facility in
CAP Will Lead Nearly Half Of All Observances Next Month
In what is now very much a holiday tradition, the Civil Air
Patrol is partnering with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit
organization with a mission to remember, honor and teach about the
service and sacrifices of our nation's veterans.
You couldn't get away from it... that roar... that blast of unconfined thrust that occurs as the US Marine Corps Harrier 'Jump Jet' spools up and takes a flight... in the most amazing ways. One of the truly all-time favorites at Oshkosh, Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc.
EasyJet Agrees To Reimburse Doctor For Out-Of-Pocket Costs
A novel medical procedure almost didn't happen this summer,
thanks to a British low-cost airline... and it was general aviation
that literally flew to the rescue. BBC News reports British, German
and Spanish doctors partnered on the effort that resulted in the
first-ever transplant of a donor trachea, or windpipe, into a
patient without the need for immunosuppresants.
You couldn't get away from it... that roar... that blast of
unconfined thrust that occurs as the US Marine Corps Harrier 'Jump
Jet' spools up and takes a flight... in the most amazing ways. One
of the truly all-time favorites at Oshkosh, Aero TV got the chance
to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration,
Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc.
Skydivers and pilots who use parachutes will get an extra 60
days between mandatory repacks of their parachutes, under a revised
regulation published Thursday by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). The rule change was praised by the two
organizations which had jointly sought it for nearly four years,
the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) and the United States
Parachute Association (USPA).
Installation Specs Confusing; So's The Explanation
Given the problematic nature of Boeing's relationship with its
suppliers on the oft-stalled 787 Dreamliner program... perhaps it's
understandable that many assumed the latest problem involving
fasteners on the composite-bodied airliner was the fault of one of
So Don't Get Peeved With Auto Execs' Jets, Guys...
In light of recent publicity surrounding Congressional hearings
about certain companies' use of business aviation (read, the
furor over the CEOs of the Big Three US automakers flying to
Washington, DC from the same Detroit airport, each on their own
bizjets, to beg lawmakers for a $25 billion bailout --
Ed.) the National Business Aviation
Association says it has fielded inquiries from representatives with
news organizations and other individuals about what business
aviation is and how it is used in the US.
Ethiopian Airlines Signs Deal For Eight Planes, Four
Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday that Ethiopian Airlines
has signed a contract to purchase eight Q400 NextGen turboprop
airliners, and has taken options on four additional Q400 NextGen
aircraft. Including this transaction, the Dash 8/Q-Series aircraft
program has recorded firm orders for a total of 1,001 aircraft.
Finds 'Vast' Amounts Of Water Ice At Lower Latitudes Than
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian
glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at
much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red
Welcome to the Sentinel Owners and Pilots Association home page.
The organization provides information and support to owners, pilots
and enthusiasts of the Stinson L-5 "Sentinel", also affectionately
called the "Flying Jeep" and sometimes known by the designations
O-62, OY-1, OY-2 and U-19.
"The clock was ticking. We'd taken the cells out of
their culture media an hour before. We thought about driving to
Barcelona, but that would have taken too long... We had a couple of
conversations, and within two hours the surgeon was in Bristol --
with his private jet."
Source: Professor Martin Birchall, lead
researcher among a team of British, German, and Spanish doctors who
partnered on the effort that resulted in the first-ever transplant
of a donor trachea, or windpipe, into a patient without the need
for immunosuppresants. The novel novel medical procedure almost
didn't happen this summer, however, thanks to a certain British
low-cost airline... and it was general aviation that literally flew
to the rescue.