Plane Evacuated Using Slides After Smoke Reported In Cabin
Tuesday was supposed to mark the grand arrival of the Emirates
Airlines Airbus A380 at Los Angeles International Airport, complete
with a water cannon salute. But the big airliner was upstaged by
the emergency landing of American Airlines Flight 31, which had
just taken off from LAX to Honolulu about 8:48am, when the pilot
thought he smelled smoke in the cabin.
Weight Limitation Leads To Interesting Argument, Part Two
So now comes the case of David Lowe, private pilot, A&P/IA
and multiple STC holder. David decided to build from scratch a
Cessna 120A model, full metal aircraft with standard gear, but at a
reduced weight in anticipation of the sport pilot rule. Normally, a
Cessna 120 weighs 1450 pounds gross... but David used thinner skins
on parts of the aircraft that were not structural, added stringers
where necessary for surface conformity, and eliminated the
Seahawks To Oshkosh, With USN Commander Larry "BugMan" Vasquez
And Lieutenant Katie "Bubbles" Scholz
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.05.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.05.08 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Seahawks To Oshkosh:
08.05.08 (ANN Special Report, with Commander Larry
"BugMan" Vasquez and Lieutenant Katie
Yuma, AZ homebuilder Bob Noll's RV-9A airplane was recognized as the honorary 30,000th US-registered homebuilt at a ceremony Thursday morning at AirVenture 2008. Standing on stage with his daughter Katrina, who came to AirVenture with him, acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Nick Sabatini, EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA Founder Paul Poberezny were on hand to recognize the milestone of 30,000 homebuilt airplanes registered.
Yuma, AZ homebuilder Bob Noll's RV-9A airplane was recognized as
the honorary 30,000th US-registered homebuilt at a ceremony
Thursday morning at AirVenture 2008.Standing on stage with his
daughter Katrina, who came to AirVenture with him, acting FAA
Administrator Bobby Sturgell, FAA Associate Administrator for
Aviation Safety Nick Sabatini, EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA
Founder Paul Poberezny were on hand to recognize the milestone of
30,000 homebuilt airplanes registered.
Hoping to build momentum for the proposal ahead of a new
presidential administration, last week President Bush's nominee for
Chief of Staff of the US Air Force surprised lawmakers with the
announcement he had been given approval to plan for more purchases
of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet between 2010 and 2015.
Hoping to block American Airlines' reliance on flight crews
flying more hours to maintain schedules, even as the airline moves
to furlough 200 pilots, the Allied Pilots Association sued the
carrier Friday for the right to tell its members not to work
Following a highly-visible incident onboard a Qantas Airways
Boeing 747 last month, and two less serious incidents over the past
10 days, Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority says it will
investigate safety standards at the Australian flag carrier.
Integration Saves Time, Money... And Promotes Teamwork
Members of the 440th Airlift Wing Command Post at Pope Air Force
Base in North Carolina recently merged with the 43rd Airlift Wing
Command Post as part of the Air Force's continuing initiative to
operate more efficiently. Since April 1, both Reserve and
active-duty controllers have been operating from the same schedule
and sharing the same mission.
Bolt-On Exhaust Systems Tout Better Power, Economy
It sounds like something from the back pages of popular
newsstand magazines... like "run your car on water", or "magnetize
your fuel line", but surprise! There actually are real systems that
deliver both higher power (read, better rate-of-climb) and better
fuel economy to boot. And its devotees are almost religious in
their fervor to spread the word.
SimCom Training Centers has added a second Pilatus PC-12
simulator to its Orlando, FL training center, bringing the total
number of PC-12 sims in its fleet to three, all of which are built
in accordance with FAA Level 5 standards. The company also recently
introduced its fourth Citation simulator, for the Citation
Received "Silver Snoopy" In 1999 For Contributions To Safe
NASA announced Monday that Edwin H. "Hank" Miller has been named
booster deputy project manager in the Reusable Solid Rocket Booster
Project Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in
August 5, 2008, marks the 19th anniversary of the merger with
USAir (now US Airways) and the end of scheduled operations as
Piedmont Airlines. While the "Route of the Pacemaker" no longer
exists, the spirit of Piedmont that came to life on that fateful
day in February, 1948 lives on in the men and women who served our
customers with that "Piedmont know how"!
Air route traffic control center (ARTCC) radar used primarily to
detect and display an aircraft's position while en route between
terminal areas. The ARSR enables controllers to provide radar air
traffic control service when aircraft are within the ARSR coverage.
In some instances, ARSR may enable an ARTCC to provide terminal
radar services similar to but usually more limited than those
provided by a radar approach control.
"Being furloughed twice in such a short period of time,
especially when it's so easily avoidable, would be a tremendous
hardship for these pilots and their families."
Source: Captain Lloyd Hill, president of the
Allied Pilots Association. APA sued American Airlines Friday for
the right to tell its members not to work voluntary overtime, as
the carrier looks to asking crews to fly more hours to maintain
schedules, even as the airline moves to furlough 200 pilots. APA
says some of the pilots slated to be cut, as American works to
slash its workforce by 7,000 jobs, are pilots who came off
furloughs within the past several months.