Kentucky Institute For Aerospace Education Growing Momentum
Last week at AirVenture, ANN met up with Tim Smith, CEO of the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education (KIAE). Tim is an educator with a passion for making a difference in STEM education. He first appeared at AirVenture in 2008, with a group of students from a high school in Frankfort, Kentucky, towing along the skeleton of an Aeronca 60-TF.
Marking The Next Step Towards ROPS Capability Across All Airbus Families
Airbus has achieved initial EASA certification of its innovative Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology on A320ceo Family aircraft. This on-board cockpit technology, which Airbus has pioneered over several years and is now in service on the A380, increases pilots’ situational awareness during landing, reduces exposure to runway excursion risk, and if necessary, provides active protection.
Company Has Exhausted Its Resources, Program On Hold
Armadillo Aerospace founder John Carmack said at the QuakeCon gaming conference in Dallas last week that the company has suspended its operations following a parachute failure during a STIG-B rocket test in January.
Plans Call For 117 P-8A Aircraft, Which Are Based On Boeing 737-800
The U.S. Navy recently awarded Boeing a $1.98 billion contract for 13 additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft, continuing the modernization of U.S. maritime patrol capabilities that will ultimately involve more than 100 P-8As. The contract includes long-lead funding previously approved by the Navy.
A couple of old friends popped into the ANN news trailer and invited me to a parade. "Now everyone loves a parade but this is an air show", I politely chided them, "what do you have in mind?" Off we headed to the International tent where pilots of almost every nation were gathering for camaraderie and to take part in the annual International Visitors Parade.
Airbus has delivered its 8,000th aircraft – an A320 for the Indonesian wing of AirAsia. The aircraft took off from Toulouse, France on Saturday 3rd August and arrived Sunday at its new base in Jakarta.
Awards Made At Royal International Air Tattoo 2013.
On the occasion of this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT 2013) the disability and aviation charity, Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP) awarded certificates of scholarship to nine new trainees and congratulated a further eight for achieving their wings. The charity’s program aims to change the candidate’s lives, all of whom are disabled, through the medium of flight.
Also: Flight Design, Small Airplane Revitalization Act, Able Flight, Jack Pelton Intvw -- Part Two
Stemme introduced its latest motor glider, the Grand Touring S6 at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Flight Design is proceeding towards certification on its four-place C-4. Quicksilver announced that they are finalizing work on their Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) model, and waiting for an FAA audit to confirm the procedure before deliveries can commence. Flight Design is working on occupant safety for the four-place C-4. One of the projects that we’ve been working on behind the scenes at ANN is one that it’s hoped will bring a lot of
New Simulator Capability To Bring More Training Closer To Airlines In Region
Boeing is enhancing its flight training support for customers of the 787 Dreamliner with an additional 787 full-flight simulator at the Boeing Flight Services campus in London. The new device will be ready for training in the first quarter of 2014 and will join two other 787 flight simulators currently used for training airline pilots in London.
Scriptwriter And Creative Development Director Both Have A Love Of Aviation
Just hours before the world premiere of the new Disney movie "Planes" at AirVenture last Friday, I met with Scriptwriter Jeffrey M. Howard and Creative Development Director Paul Gerard in the performer’s tent at AirVenture. With the afternoon air show in the background, we discussed inspirations for this movie, and how they mixed their love of aviation with their roles at Disney.
Headsets, Flight Planning And Aircraft Rental Made Better
Sennheiser introduced its S1 'Noisegard' headset to the United States at AirVenture 2013. It fills in the gap between the S1 Digital ($995) and the S1 Passive ($369) headsets. The Noisegard has active noise reduction but differs from the digital model by using analog technology.
Flying in a hot air balloon is an experience that has made its way onto many people's "bucket list." But a growing number of ballooning hopefuls in Wisconsin are finding there's now a hole in their bucket as a ride operator doing business as "A Great American Balloon Company" has filed for bankruptcy leaving their dreams of flight deflated.
A new company named, "YALLDO," has started a web & mobile app for inviting people to fly. It is hoped that this web site will cause people that have stopped flying to be reinvigorated, and that people who haven't yet gotten the bug to fly will do so in this program.
The National Museum of the Air Force has assembled what it calls its "Cold War Gallery," which is a listing of links to information about every airplane spanning the years of the Cold War and reveal how technological achievements of the era led to the advanced systems being applied in modern combat.