The IMC Club International said Thursday that Redbird Flight
Simulations ... manufacturer of flight training devices ... has
become a corporate member of the IMC Club and sponsor of the IMC
Club’s upcoming IMC (“I aM Current”) initiative.
The” I aM Current “(IMC) program consists of one
challenging approach with emergency practice per month in a Redbird
FMX AATD, ensuring IFR currency and increased proficiency for
Aircraft Modified With CRM Training Seat Scheduled For Delivery
Cessna announced at the EAA's AirVenture 2011 that it has signed
a contract with Seneca College in Toronto for four 172 Skyhawk
aircraft modified with Cessna's Crew/Cockpit Resource Management
(CRM) training seat. The four Skyhawks will join the Seneca School
of Aviation and Flight Technology fleet of 14 aircraft that
includes eight earlier model 172s.
Kenneth Sunshine Will Serve As Chief Financial Officer
Sir Richard Branson has announed that Kenneth H. Sunshine will
be Virgin Galactic's first chief Financial officer. In this newly
created role, Sunshine will be responsible for managing the
company’s financial strategy, driving growth and overseeing
all finance and accounting functions as Virgin Galactic transitions
from a development project to a commercially operational
Small, Lightweight Mills For Ultralight, Experimental, And UAV
New Zealand-based Duke Engines LTD has introduced the world's
only commercial 4-stroke axial piston spark ignited engine, and was
showing it last week at Oshkosh. The engine is
lightweight, small, valveless, vibration-free, has very high power
density, and runs on most fuels, including kerosene/jet fuel.
100LL Alternative To Be Tested With Direct Fire Ignition
Swift Enterprises and Electroair are pleased to announce the
signing of a Testing Agreement. For the last five years, Swift
Enterprises has been developing 100SF, a high-octane unleaded
replacement for 100LL aviation gasoline that meets Grade UL102 of
the newly-published ASTM D7719 Standard Specification for
High-Octane Unleaded Test Fuel.
Twentieth Century Fox To Release Epic Action Story Inspired By
The Heroic Tuskegee Airmen
A film described by its producers as "A high-flying action epic
inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American
aerial combat unit" ... the Lucasfilm production of "Red Tails"
will launch on January 20, 2012, released by Twentieth Century
TCW Technologies Says It Offers A Safe Trim Option
Safety-Trim is an electronic speed control system for standard
electric trim servos found on many homebuilt aircraft.
It replaces other speed controllers and relay modules with an
electronic solution that resolves issues such as run-away trim
and failure to operate conditions.
Eye-Witness To The Beginning, And The End, Of The Space
When the July 8th launch date for STS-135, the final flight of
the Space Shuttle, was announced I had the feeling I was screwed on
covering the launch. After a quick look at my calendar, I was
sure… I was screwed.
Supporters Have Raised About 3/4 Of Needed $62 Million For
The actions of the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 on
September 11, 2001 are credited with thwarting a fourth terrorist
airliner attack by interfering with hijackers. The Flight 93
Memorial Task Force wants to make sure they have a fitting
Designed To Forster Awareness Of The Importance Of Lunar
Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Moon Express has launched a
public education and outreach campaign called "The Moon is Me",
designed to foster public awareness and support of lunar
exploration as vital to life on Earth and a positive future for
It's A Bit More Complicated Than That, But UAVs Are Coming On
Let's say you're a young person, and you're spent years of your
life and every penny you can acquire enjoying R/C flying. You've
started with small planes and moved up to big planes, maybe even
jets. But it's time to move on, you just can't justify spending all
your time and money in this area no matter how much you enjoy it.
So what do you do?
Supports strategy to improve global Air Traffic Management
Airbus has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
U.S.-based Metron Aviation, a leading provider of advanced Air
Traffic Management (ATM) products and services for the global
aviation industry. This acquisition strengthens Airbus’
strategy to accelerate and support ATM programs that will
dramatically improve global air transportation capacity, efficiency
and environmental sustainability.
It's A Wrap -- You Name It, It Happened At Oshkosh 2011!!
It was one for the near-record books... but in light of the economy and the political doubts that trouble so many people these days, the results of this year's Oshkosh extravaganza didn't need to be a record to be a tremendous success... and they were. And, by the way, it was officially Rod Hightower's first week as the boss of the whole works!
It's A Wrap -- You Name It, It Happened At Oshkosh 2011!!
It was one for the near-record books... but in light of the
economy and the political doubts that trouble so many people these
days, the results of this year's Oshkosh extravaganza didn't need
to be a record to be a tremendous success... and they were. And, by
the way, it was officially Rod Hightower's first week as the boss
of the whole works!
Veteran Pilots Aboard The Historic Replica Were Volunteers For
Two veteran pilots were fatally injured Saturday when the
replica Wright "B" Flyer they were aboard went down during a test
flight. One of them was a former president of the Wright "B" Flyer
non-profit organization which had built the aircraft.
Airlines Say They Are Continuing To Leverage Every Strategy And
Technology Possible To Save Fuel
Representatives of the Air Transport Association of America
(ATA) testified Thursday before the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation on the needs, challenges and
opportunities for alternative jet fuels.
Nightly Webcasts Keep You Up To Date On Events At The Show
From Our Day One Coverage of Oshkosh2011: In an
ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on at
AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a live
video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT. The
programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary of
the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of the
Aircraft Sold At AirVenture, To Be Delivered Next Spring
A new Piper Aircraft twin-engine Seminole will join Redbird
Flight Simulations' innovative and multi-faceted aviation research
and development laboratory beginning in the first quarter of 2012.
Delivery of the training aircraft is set to occur next spring.
Cutter Piper Sales sold the airplane to Redbird Skyport of San
Marcos, Texas, where the airplane will be based at Oshkosh during
Producing Two Variants Of The Popular Rotax 912 Engine
SportairUSA, the American marketer and distributor light sport
aircraft, announces EPApower engines and performance parts for
Rotax. SportairUSA is currently showing the Dallair FR-100 Light
Sport Aerobat, powered by EPApower, at AirVenture 2011. The engine,
installed in the aircraft, is on display at the LSA Mall.
A mid-air collision has resulted the fatal injury or four people
in Alaska, as two floatplanes reportedly collided at 1414 local
time about 90 miles northeast of Anchorage near Amber Lake in the
Trapper Creek area.
California Company Did Not Meet Agency's Safety Standards
The U.S. Forest Service announced today that it has terminated
its contract with Aero Union of Sacramento, CA, because the company
failed to meet its contractual obligations. The company was
providing six airtankers under exclusive-use contracts to the
"Even with immense ongoing progress to enhance fuel
efficiency, we still face head winds; however, with congressional
action, we can help ensure the opportunity of alternative jet fuels
is realized." Source: ATA Senior Vice President,
Legislative and Regulatory Policy Sharon L. Pinkerton.
Vintage Transports Surviving On
Aviation enthusiasts find their bounty at airports; even
aviation museums and salvaging companies are often at airports or
close by. However, some aircraft survive on remote locations away
from airports, as part of a restaurant, hotel or even a chicken