The Defense Department will conduct two training exercises
involving aircraft over Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The first
exercise by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and its
regional component will occur between midnight and 6 a.m. EDT,
followed by another exercise between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SR22 With Engine Trouble Pulls Chute Monday Evening
An early model SR22 (SN #386, file photo below) ran into engine
trouble Monday night and the pilot elected to pull the CAPS
emergency parachute system to affect a recovery. According to local
media sources, the aircraft reported trouble at 2010 local time
near Elkin. NC.
UPS and its pilots’ union, the Independent Pilots
Association, have announced an innovative agreement that averts the
immediate furlough of 300 UPS pilots. Earlier this year, following
UPS’s review of volume reductions and a stated need to
furlough pilots, IPA’s leadership offered to identify ways to
cut operational costs.
Marines Get Chance To Train With Munitions For First
The student pilots of Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, the
Corps’ lone Harrier training squadron, were able to train
with munitions never before used by students during their training
in Yuma, which they completed over the past weekend. The squadron
travels from its Cherry Point, N.C., home, to Yuma four times a
year to take advantage of the consistent, ideal flying conditions
and range availability.
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Compliance Consultant Ed Downs)
The Best Warbird Show in America will hit the skies October 9-11
above Midland International Airport with a new Presenting Sponsor.
The 2009 CAF AIRSHO will be presented by Western National Bank
Jet Elite Training, of Clearwater Florida, has received FAA
approval to provide Eclipse 500 training per the airplane's flight
manual operating limitations. J.E.T. will offer both recurrent and
initial type rating training with on demand scheduling in their
Florida facility or at the customer's location, worldwide.
Smithsonian Studies Bird Remains To Detemine Origins
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution have
examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight
1549 bird strike to determine not only the species, but also that
the Canada geese involved were from a migratory, rather than
Such Innovative Technologies Have Become Commonplace In GA
You know that they're there -- but you rarely see them -- the tiny little boxes that provide the physical guidance for today's ingenious generation of glass panel cockpits. Solid-state by design and bereft of the hundreds of moving parts once associated with gyros and their support systems, the modern AHRS is a dependable, and superior replacement for the vacuum pumps and gyros of old.
Boeing tells ANN that it has completed the intermediate gauntlet
phase of testing on the first 787 Dreamliner. During the testing,
pilots and engineers simulated multiple scenarios using all
airplane systems as if the aircraft were in flight, including
power, avionics and flight controls.
AHRS: Such Innovative Technologies Have Become Commonplace In
You know that they're there -- but you rarely see them -- the
tiny little boxes that provide the physical guidance for today's
ingenious generation of glass panel cockpits. Solid-state by design
and bereft of the hundreds of moving parts once associated with
gyros and their support systems, the modern AHRS is a dependable,
and superior replacement for the vacuum pumps and gyros of old.
150 Plane Order Would Focus on Fuel Efficient Jets
The announcement last week that United Airlines will buy as many
as 150 new aircraft in the next 25 years apparently does not mean
it will place orders for new super-jumbo jets from either Airbus or
In its 80th year of manufacturing piston
aircraft engines, Lycoming is doing a bit of bragging about their
being the powerplant of choice for a growing number of flight
school and service fleets all over the world.
Members of the Redwood Empire Modelers Association (REMA) from
Crescent City, California have regularly flown their model
airplanes at Kite Field at the Port of Brookings Harbor in nearby
Brookings, Oregon. But at a meeting of the Port Commission last
week, Ron Duvall, a Brookings resident and RC flyer himself, told
the commission that the field was not suitable for the
More than 500 leaders from the airline industry worldwide are
meeting in Kuala Lumpur Monday and Tuesday for the annual meeting
of the International Air Transport Association, with an eye towards
keeping their industry going during a global recession.
A geographic corridor in the United States which stretches north
from Texas to Nebraska and Iowa. In terms of sheer numbers, this
section of the United States receives more tornadoes than any
Aero-Linx: Tornado Alley
Shameless plug time -- The "Other" Tornado Alley is actually a
company doing some truly magnificent work with retrofit
turbo-normalized engine installations that are easy to use, as
powerful as you generally need them to be, and just plain rugged in
overall operating temperament.
"Starting in May 2008 Air France experienced incidents
involving a loss of airspeed data in flight, in cruise phase on
A340s and A330s. These incidents were analysed with Airbus as
resulting from pitot probe icing for a few minutes, after which the
phenomenon disappeared. Discussions subsequently took place with
the manufacturer. Air France asked for a solution which would
reduce or eliminate the occurrence of these
Source: From an Air France statement
issued in order to clarify questions about issues involving their
Airbus A330 Pitot probes.