Here we go again... nearby lightning, anvil clouds and
thunderstorms in the immediate area have caused NASA officials to
call today's Monday launch, originally scheduled for 1651 EDT, a
scrub. This was their fifth try.
New Light Weight Aircraft Completes Successful Test Flight On
It was an uplifting holiday for the designer of a highly
reconfigured aircraft modeled after the Kitfox Lite. Piloted by
James Wiebe, who designed it to comply with FAR Part 103 weight and
regulatory requirements, the 'Belite' made a successful first
flight on Saturday, July 4, 2009...
Textron Cancels The Wide-Body Business Jet Program
While Textron had been saying since April that it would be
cancelling the Citation "Columbus" wide-body program at Cessna,
Cessna officials were confident it would be back in some form, and
that it was "just a matter of time." But the Wichita Business
Journal reported late last week that Textron had filed paperwork
with the SEC driving the proverbial stake through the heart of the
A British Airways 747-400 was evacuated at Phoenix Sky Harbor
International airport Friday, when passengers detected the strong
odor of smoke in the cabin while the aircraft was taxiing for
departure to London.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.13.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Stalls and Spins, Still! -
07.13.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob
Aero-TV Conducts Its Annual Three Question Survey Of COPA Members
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 Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's Annual Convention -- that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're visiting.
Tragedy Strikes Two Pilots, Gary Miller and Chandy Clanton,
Practicing For Same Airshow
Hazards can come at all times and in all forms -- and few people
know that better than those who fly in airshows -- if not thorough
their own occasional moments of peril... then from the diminishing
ranks of their friends who have gone west. The week, we lost two
outstanding members of the airshow community, oddly though, while
practicing for the very same airshow.
Aero-TV Conducts Its Annual Three Question Survey Of COPA
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 Cirrus Owners and Pilots
Association's Annual Convention -- that of surveying a dozen or so
people at an event with three questions targeted toward the
interest group that we're visiting.
BIG Surprises Coming For ANN's Annual Coverage of OSHKOSH!
The 2009 Rendition of Aviation's Annual Pilgrimage To The
Holy Land Of Oshkosh is nearly upon us, and, if history is any
indicator, it's likely that some of you may have some
news/announcements to make.
Since the Concord went out of service in 2003, a return to
commercial air travel at speeds above Mach 1 has been a goal of
designers and engineers around the world. Now, eight
college students have summer jobs at NASA this year, thanks to
their participation in a contest to design a supersonic
Former Inspector Says Mechanics Were Not Properly Trained,
Corrective Programs Terminated
According to former FAA Inspector Gabe Bruno, at least one of
the mechanics that worked on a Chalk's Ocean Airways Grumman
Mallard which went down shortly after takeoff from Miami in 2005
was unqualified for the work, and the FAA is covering up the
New Field Service Representatives Will Be Based In Mexico And
Gulfstream Aerospace is beefing up its service operation
overseas with two new representatives to its international field
service organization. Kannan Kumar will cover Gulfstream customers
in India, while Eduardo “Eddie” Hernandez will cover
the Mexico and Central America region.
Aero-Linx: RITA -- Bureau Of
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Bureau of
Transportation Statistics (BTS) tracks the on-time performance of
domestic flights operated by large air carriers. Summary
information on the number of on-time, delayed, canceled and
diverted flights appears in DOT's monthly Air Travel Consumer
Report, published about 30 days after the month's end, as well as
in summary tables posted on this website.
"We're a small community with a small inventory of
aircraft... We're 100 percent committed to the mission, and this
couldn't get done without our great maintainers on the
Source: Col. Chris Kirschman, 41st
EECS squadron commander, commenting on their 2000th combat mission
in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.