She Was Also The First Woman To Fly The Gripen In 2004
South African Air Force (SAAF) Captain Catherine Labuschagne
made her solo Gripen flight at the South African airbase Makhado in
the Limpopo province of South Africa last week. The flight gives
her a place record books as the first female Gripen pilot.
"Aluminum Overcast" To Visit Tuesday And Wednesday
On Tuesday, October 12th and Wednesday October 13th, The EAA's
B-17G Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" will be in the upstate
region of South Carolina as part of the EAA's 2010 "Salute to
Veterans" national tour.
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Public-Private Partnership Gives France Modern Military
The delivery Friday of the 36th EC120 to marked Hélidax
in France marked an important step in a public-private partnership
set up to provide the French armed forces with a modern and
cost-effective training helicopter.
Air Taxi Operation Will Add 2 New Sikorsky 76C++ To Its
Brazils second-largest helicopter operator (by fleet size) is
about to add 2 new Sikorsky 76C++ aircraft to its fleet. Milestone
Aviation Group has partnered with Omni Taxi Aereo of Brazil to
provide 100% lease financing for the addition the helos in a deal
worth $23 million at retail prices.
Speakers Include Early NASA Astrobiology Investigators
World-renowned scientists will address past, present, and future
activities in the search for signs of life in the universe at a
NASA symposium on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 0800 - 1700 EDT. The
event will take place at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
in Crystal City, VA.
Three employees of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in
Greenbelt, MD, were recipients of the 2010 Robert H. Goddard Award
for Science. The award was bestowed upon Matt Greenhouse, Randy
Kimble and Alexander Moiseev for outstanding work in sciences at
ANN had a good time at this year's annual Oshkosh Aerial Love-Fest... and spent a LOT of time talking to folks to learn about the best and brightest in new aviation planes and products... like the latest updates to the swiftly evolving Aspen Avionics Glass panel retrofit program.
This is a previously unreleased video from the ANN archives.
ANN news editor Tom Patton had a chance to talk with Ed McCaskill, the pilot and owner of a Pitts S1s. The original S-1 Pitts Special was designed by Curtis Pitts in 1944. The aircraft was popularized by Betty Skelton, Caro Bailey and other airshow performers, which led to offering plans to build the airplane in 1962. As the Pitts S1 gained popularity, requests were made to improve its inverted flight capabilities. A symmetrical airfoil was designed and added to the airplane. The designation was changed to S-1s to indicate that this airplane had the symmetrical airfoil.
Barely 48 hours after a beautiful launch into a flawless
night sky, ANN can report that the 'America's Challenge' is aptly
named. According to officials with the race, 'just two balloons
remain aloft in the 15th America’s Challenge distance race
for gas balloons – and it looks like regardless of who wins,
history will be made.'
ANN had a good time at this year's annual Oshkosh Aerial
Love-Fest... and spent a LOT of time talking to folks to learn
about th best and brightest in new aviation planes and products...
like the latest updates to the swiftly evolving Aspen Avionics
Glass panel retrofit program.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University has reportedly narrowed its
list of potential sites for a third residential campus to two, with
one of them being a location near Houston's Ellington Airport
Courses Offered For Initial And Recurrent Training
The FAA has granted approval to CAE to deliver the pilot
training ground school for the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter through
a CAE Simfinity e-Learning program, enabling pilots to reduce their
time at the training centre for both initial and recurrent
training. The announcement came Wednesday at the Helitech Europe
When tower controllers have received runway braking action
reports which include the terms “fair,”
“poor,” or “nil,” or whenever weather
conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing
runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS
broadcast the statement, “Braking action advisories are in
effect” on the ATIS broadcast...
Aero-Linx: AIBF -- Gas
We encourage everyone to learn more about the sport and history
of gas ballooning. Fortunately, there are several resources to turn
to here on the Balloon Fiesta website and on the World Wide Web.
Gas balloons fly as a result of a lifting gas in their envelopes.
In the United States pilots fly with helium or hydrogen as the
lifting gas. Both gases are lighter than air. Gas balloons get
their initial lift from the helium or hydrogen pumped into their
"The T-6C offers the Indian Air Force the world's most
proven and cost-effective training system available... It
accommodates instruction in instrument flight procedures and basic
aerial maneuvers and, including its predecessors the T-6A and T-6B,
has accounted for more than 640 deliveries worldwide."
Source: Jim Maslowski, HBC president, U.S. and
International Government Business, commenting on the Indian Air
Force's scheduled evaluation for Hawker Beechcraft
Corporation's Beechcraft T-6C military trainer.