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Next Phase Of EAA's "Flight Plan" For Potential Pilots
During the past 18 months, EAA, with generous support from
individuals and the aviation industry, has begun building a "Flight
Plan" to assist interested Young Eagles in earning a pilot
certificate. Monday, EAA announced the next element of the
Flight Plan, which can provide a Young Eagle with their first
Testing and certification on the Beechcraft King Air 90x
composite winglet modification has been completed, Hawker
Beechcraft Services (HBS) said Monday. Winglets for King Air C90
and E90 models are now available for installation at the company's
network of factory-owned service centers.
Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, an artist and a speaker. He serves on a number of Non-Profit boards including the Lindbergh Foundation, The XPRIZE Foundation and the Aviation High School in Seattle. Erik serves as a Trustee and Vice President of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization that stimulates the creation of a new generation of launch vehicles designed to carry passengers into space. The X PRIZE is fashioned after the Orteig Prize, the aviation incentive prize won by Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in 1927, which created the now $250 billion aviation industry.
Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
is a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, an artist
and a speaker. He serves on a number of Non-Profit boards including
the Lindbergh Foundation, The XPRIZE Foundation and the Aviation
High School in Seattle.
Just days after Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) said NASA
administrator Charles Bolden was skirting the law to
effectively kill the Constellation program, the agency has
appointed two new managers to oversee the effort.
U.S.-EU Cooperation On Aviation Facing Serious Challenges
Senior industry leaders and aviation safety regulators from the
U.S. and Europe will explore the full scope of aviation relations
across the Atlantic at the Second Transatlantic Aviation Issues
Conference, "U.S.-EU Cooperation at a Crossroads," in Brussels,
Belgium, June 29-July 1.
First Intercontinental Passenger Fuselage Under Construction In
The FAA granted expanded type inspection authorization (TIA) to
Boeing for the 747-8 Freighter on June 11. This authorization
clears the way for FAA personnel to participate in test flights and
collect required data.
Main Rotor And Tail Boom Separated From Bell 222U Over
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in an accident
involving a Bell 222U helicopter owned and operated by CareFlite of
Grand Prairie, TX. The report indicates that the aircraft broke up
while on a post-maintenance flight at about 600 feet AGL.
Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Agency By Environmental
A lawsuit has been filed by a coalition of environmental groups
against the U.S. EPA claiming the agency has not addressed
greenhouse gas emissions coming from airplanes, ocean-going ships,
non-road vehicle engines, and industrial engines.
Even long after their initial introduction, we seem to hear a
lot about winglets, and how they make better airplanes, or existing
airplanes better. So what is the science behind such a seemingly
simple twist of the wingtip?