Code Enforcement Officers were called to Griffin-Spalding
airport in Griffin, Georgia Wednesday to respond to a complaint
about someone driving his vehicle across the runway and taxiway.
They finally identified Daniel Wayne Gryder and attempted to
serve him with a half-dozen citations.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.12.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.12.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part I: AOPA President Craig Fuller -
(ANN Special Report, with AOPA's Craig Fuller)
TSA has changed two rules about airport searches after an aide
to Congressman Ron Paul recorded an incident on his iPhone. The
rules changes have prompted the ACLU to drop legal action against
TSA on behalf of Steve Bierfeldt.
Company Will Install Complete Integrated Assembly System For
A contract from Northrop Grumman Corp worth over $100 million
for installation of an integrated assembly line for the F-35
Lightning II jet fighter program is the largest ever received by
the aerospace division of Sterling Heights, Michigan-based KUKA
System North America.
Rare Twin Mustang Belongs To The Air Force Museum, Court
In a judgment filed November 2, 2009, the United States Court of
Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of the National Museum
of the United States Air Force (USAFM) in the ownership dispute of
the P-82 Twin Mustang. Commemorative Air Force (CAF) officials are
disappointed by the outcome.
Boeing and Guggenheim Aviation Partners recently celebrated the
delivery of the leasing company's first 777, a 777-300ER (Extended
Range) airplane that Guggenheim customer Korean Air will operate
under lease. The 777-300ER is Guggenheim's first leasing
arrangement with Korean.
Aircraft Will Service Offshore Oil Interests Off
AgustaWestland said Monday that JSC Euro-Asia Air of Kazakhstan
has taken delivery of two AW139 medium twin helicopters during an
official ceremony held at AgustaWestland's Vergiate plant in Italy.
These offshore configured AW139s will be used to perform transport
operations in Kazakhstan's section of the Caspian Sea.
Companies Sign A Memorandum Of Understanding For
Boeing and Odense-based Falck Schmidt Defence Systems A/S
announced Tuesday that Boeing Research & Technology will assess
Falck Schmidt fuel cell products for potential use in Boeing
renewable-energy power systems for military platforms.
Officials Say He Failed Breath Test Prior To Flight
A pilot about to fly a United Airlines Flight from London's
Heathrow to Chicago was pulled off the flight and arrested by
Scotland Yard after failing a breath test which determined he had
too much alcohol in his system.
AOPA Attendees Chat With Aero-TV About The Effect Of the Economy On Aviation
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2009 AOPA 'Summit' -- that of surveying a dozen or more people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...
AOPA Attendees Chat With Aero-TV About The Effect Of the Economy On
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks
with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its
favorite exercises during the 2009 AOPA 'Summit' -- that of
surveying a dozen or more people at an event with three questions
targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...
Thousands of pilots, lawmakers, regulators, and aviation
enthusiasts converged on Tampa, Florida, last week to attend the
AOPA Aviation Summit and to address the issues that confront
general aviation today .
Two members of Congress have written a letter to Defense
Secretary Robert Gates asking him to confirm or deny discussions
with Embraer about the purchase of 100 Super Tucano Light Attack
Aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer.
Discussions Included The Economy, Taxes, Safety, And More
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) wrapped up
its 2009 NATA Aviation Business Roundtable Monday after two days of
high-level meetings with some of Washington D.C.'s influential
Wouters Notes Significant Progress Over The Past Year, But
In a memo released to all Cirrus employees Monday, CEO Brent
Wouters said he is optimistic heading into 2010, and that the
company is "planning conservatively for a modest recovery toward
greater delivery volume and even greater market share." But, he
cautioned that the recovery would still be slow.
Vought To Conduct Full-Scale Drop Tests On F-35C Lightning II
Vought Aircraft Industries has taken possession of an F-35C
Lightning II joint strike fighter test article from Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics Co. and will perform full-scale drop testing on the
aircraft in early 2010.
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Bulletin for
potential hazards associated with normally-aspirated carbureted
engines. However, they say that for the time being, the
airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant
Aircraft Was Enroute To Indianapolis When Pilot Became
The NTSB has released its preliminary report on an accident that
occurred when the pilot of a Cirrus SR22 became incapacitated on a
flight from York, Nebraska to Indianapolis, Indiana. The plane
eventually exhausted its fuel, and went down in a wooded area near
Ravenswood, West Virginia.
"(T)the United States Government has made a substantial
investment in the development of a U.S.-produced LAAR platform, the
Source: Letter to Defense Secretary Bill
Gates from Senator Sam Brownback and Congressman Todd Tiahrt.
Using information from the Cockpit Voice and Flight Data
Recorders aboard US Airways Flight 1549, animators a ExoSphere 3D
have constructed a 3D animation of that six minute flight that
Captain "Sully" Sullenberger ditched successfully in the Hudson
River with no loss of life.