“On behalf of the pilots we represent and the passengers
we are charged with protecting, we oppose in the strongest possible
terms the release of convicted terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi
from prison,” said APA President Captain Lloyd Hill.
Certification Includes Many Of The Same Tests As A Full Flight
Frasca International has received FAA Level 7 qualification on
its AS 350 B2 Flight Training Device (FTD) installed at
FlightSafety's Helicopter Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.
This is the highest level of qualification for Flight Training
Devices and the first FTD qualified to the Level 7 standard.
Hopes To Pay Less Than 1 Percent Of Assessed Fines
While Gulfstream Airlines admits that there are errors in its
record keeping, and that it engaged in some other improper
practices, company executives say they should only be liable for
less than one percent of the $1.3 million in fines levied by the
Fewer Passengers Flying Despite Double-Digit Declines in
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), said Thursday
that passenger revenue based on a sample group of carriers fell 21
percent in July 2009 versus the same month in 2008 -- the ninth
consecutive month in which passenger revenue has fallen from the
A Group Of 18 Hopes To Convince Appropriators To Buy 12 More
In a letter sent Thursday to Senate Appropriations Chairman
Daniel Inouye(D-HI) and ranking member Thad Cochran (R-MS), a group
of 18 senators urged the committee to add funding for an additional
12 C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes to the DoD appropriations
Military Procurement Will Lull, Then Pick Up Again In 2017
A detailed 11-year world acquisition spending analysis from G2
Solutions titled “Battlefield UAS: Market Analysis and
Outlook” says Unmanned Aerial Systems will be a billion
dollar business in the next decade.
A man accused of illegally entering Hill Air Force Base in
northern Utah about 0400 Wednesday has been turned over to
authorities in Davis County, where he's in jail facing charges of
unlawful entry onto a military installation and destruction of
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Aerospace Engineering
For the 10th year in a row, the annual "America's Best Colleges"
guide published by U.S. News & World Report has ranked
Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program #1 in the nation and
has placed the University in the top tier of all schools granting
A type of aileron that has a beveled leading edge projecting
beyond its inset hinges. When lowered, it forms an extension of the
wing surface; when raised, its nose protrudes below the wing,
increasing DRAG and reducing YAW. Named for its inventor, British
engineer Leslie George Frise.
Aero-Linx: Astronaut Nicole
The NASA blog of Astronaut Nicole Stott, scheduled to launch
this week on the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-128, living
and working for 4 months as a crewmember onboard the International
Space Station (ISS), and then returning to Earth on the Space
Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-129.
"Vicki was an amazingly smart, talented,
dedicated woman who was the center of my world for a few short
years... who then went out to be a huge part of the aerobatic world
that she embraced and loved so much. That world, today, is a much
smaller, sadder place than it was a few hours ago."
Source: ANN's Jim Campbell, writing
in memory of Vicki Cruse...