Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off for a mission to ISS at 1428
Monday afternoon, in what NASA called a "Flawless" launch. "What a
great way to start this mission," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate
administrator for Space Operations. "I can't say enough about the
teams that got this vehicle ready to fly."
The FAA has finalized a federal rule, effective November 19,
2009, that will enhance safety by separating low-altitude, local
aircraft flights over the Hudson River from flights transiting
through the river airspace.
The State of Ohio plans to sell six of the 11 aircraft in its
fleet as a cost savings measure, but even though two of the
aircraft have not flown for over a year, the state still hopes it
can bring in as much as $875,000 for the aircraft.
Company Will Offer High-Performance, Long-Endurance Manned and
Unmanned LTA Airships
E-Green Technologies tells ANN that it has acquired Newmarket,
Ontario based 21st Century Airships. 21st Century is reportedly the
world's leading airship research and development company, with a
strong IP portfolio of 18 patents, issued and pending, which
protects the Company's airship technology.
Boeing is confirming that they have completed installing
reinforcements within the 'side-of-body section' of two more 787
Dreamliners. Over the weekend, employees at Boeing's facility in
Everett, Wash., finished reinforcing the full-scale static test
airframe and the second Dreamliner designated for flight test.
Installations were completed Nov. 11 on the first flight-test
Builds On Original Order For 10 Aircraft Last Year
Indonesia's carrier Wings Air, which is a subsidiary of
Indonesian largest private carrier Lion Air, and ATR announced the
signature of a contract for the purchase of 15 ATR 72-500s on
Monday, with options for 15 ATR 72-600s series aircraft.
A Much Upgraded CJ Makes Ready To Enter The Market
If it ain't broke, don't fix it... how many times have you heard that? Well, as good as that advice might be for most folks, its but an unfair limitation on the folks at Cessna who have a habit of taking perfectly great little airplanes and tweaking them enough to make them remarkably and demonstrably better... as appears to be th case with Cessna's upcoming CJ4.
Some years ago, mostly as a result of dealing with the
monumental dishonors and unfairness imposed on one of this nation's
finest aviators, Robert A. 'Bob' Hoover, I opined that Pilots
really needed better protections on their side when they had to
face off against the FAA or other governmental threats...
A Much Upgraded CJ Makes Ready To Enter The Market
If it ain't broke, don't fix it... how many times have you heard
that? Well, as good as that advice might be for most folks, its but
an unfair limitation on the folks at Cessna who have a habit of
taking perfectly great little airplanes and tweaking them enough to
make them remarkably and demonstrably better... as appears to be th
case with Cessna's upcoming CJ4.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.16.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.16.09(ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Pilots Nodding Off -
11.16.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
It's The UK’s Largest Fully-Autonomous Unmanned
BAE Systems has successfully flown the largest fully-autonomous
unmanned aircraft ever to be built in the UK. The next generation
autonomous system, MANTIS, completed its maiden flight in Woomera,
Hopes Cecil Field Will Become The First Operational Commercial
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) thinks that Cecil
Field, a former Navy master jet base in Florida's Duval County, can
become the nation's first truly commercial spaceport. JAA Officials
said this week that a spaceport license for Cecil Field is
An experiment by a group of college students that will study how
microbes grow in microgravity will head to orbit aboard space
shuttle Atlantis when it launches from the Kennedy Space Center
U.S. And Europe Share Air Traffic Management Research
Researchers in the United States and Europe are working out
standard approaches to communications, navigation and surveillance
so that aircraft crossing the Atlantic will only need one set of
avionics to interact with both networks.
Aero-Linx: Virtual Skies --
Aviation Communication Tutorial
Part of the NASA VIRTUAL SKIES site, this section will introduce
you to the International Phonetic Alphabet and "pilot-speak." You
will be able to find weather information from ATIS and EFAS
broadcasts while developing your flight plan. You will understand
what information from a flight plan is used on the flight tracking
strips that precede are aircraft's entrance into another sector or
"Mind you, we're not curing cancer here... but we are
doing what free Americans are supposed to do, question authority
-- and upon finding that said authority is not playing by the
rules, we need to defy them and insist that our rights be
Source: ANN's editor-In-Chief, Jim
Campbell, getting back to his roots as an aviation rabble-rouser
and one of the FAA's biggest pains in the ass... by again insisting
that the FAA play fair with aviation professionals and
respect the enactment of an Airman's Bill of Rights.