NOTAM Number : FDC 5/6718
Location : Peoria, Illinois near PEORIA VORTAC (PIA)
Beginning Date : August 05, 2005 at 17:30 UTC
Ending Date : August 07, 2005 at 23:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Eagel Prairie Air Show aerial demonstrations by
high performance aircraft
Type : Airshow
A student pilot and his instructor were killed Thursday when
their Cessna 150 collided with a DeHavilland Beaver float plane on
approach to the airport in Renton, WA. The four people on board the
Beaver survived as the pilot made what witnesses called a
remarkable landing, considering the damage to his floats.
TSB Looks At Possibility Of Wind Shear During Storm
As Canadian investigators continue probing the runway accident
that destroyed an Air France Airbus A340 in Toronto last week, one
Transport Safety Board official confirmed Friday that Flight 358
landed unusually long -- farther down the runway than is customary
for that type of aircraft.
In honor of Discovery’s return to space, Zero Gravity
Corporation is offering reduced pricing for seats on their
specially modified 727 aircraft, giving space enthusiasts the
opportunity to experience varying degrees of weightlessness.
By Nadav Eiron, ANN Correspondent
Rocket Engineering, famous for its JetProp conversion of the
Malibu and Mirage and its Bonanza TurbineAir turbine conversion, is
now moving on to its next target: the Beechcraft Duke. Tim Moore, a
marketing and customer support specialist for Rocket, explains why
the Duke is such a good candidate for their PT6A based
The first new production MH-60R took to the skies July 28th at
the Sikorsky Aircraft facility in Stratford, CT. The aircraft flew
a total of 1.5 hours and performed the entire flight acceptance
profile, which included flight control checks, vibration
measurements and engine power checks, without incident.
Canadian safety investigators continued poring over the wreckage
of the first-ever Airbus A340 mishap in Toronto Thursday, looking
for clues into the off-the-runway mishap that destroyed the
aircraft but left all on board alive.
OurPLANE has placed what appears to be its largest order, yet,
for new aircraft. An order of 20 Eclipse 500 aircraft, valued at
over $26 million USD (which consists of 10 firm and 10 options),
makes OurPLANE the first fractional aircraft fleet customer for
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
Retired General, former drug czar and sometime Democratic Party
politician Barry McCaffrey recently returned from Iraq with a sheaf
of notes, opinions and recommendations. One of his urgent
recommendations is that the Iraqi forces receive 120 or more
Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters, presumably including spares and
training on them.
Launch of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft is
scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7:54 a.m. EDT from Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The launch window extends until
0939, a duration of 105 minutes. Liftoff will occur aboard a
Lockheed Martin Atlas V-401 rocket from Launch Complex 41.
by ANN Correspondent Rob Finfrock
It's an axiom at least as old as retractable landing gear on
airplanes: when it comes to landing with the gear up, there are two
types of pilots: "there are those who have, and those who will."
Perhaps you've even done it yourself, only to have felt that
sickening feeling in your stomach exactly one-half second before
the fuselage of your airplane made contact with the pavement.
By Nadav Eiron, ANN correspondent
Teledyne Continental has had FADEC in the works for a while, but
lately more and more actual hardware starts showing up. On display
at Oshkosh this year were two new FADEC conversions for existing
airplanes on display in the TCM tent: a Cirrus SR-22 installation
developed in-house by TCM, and a Piper Malibu installation by
Malibu Power and Propeller.
By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey
It's a perfectly coordinated office that even Martha Stewart
would envy… green shag carpet, green curtains, green garbage
can and a green fly swatter. Above the green Lazyboy hangs a
matching green light fixture. I look outside, through the green
curtains, and see a green Volkswagen pull up. Moments later a man
walks in the office, wearing a green hat and vest. His name? Green
By ANN Correspondent Nadav Eiron
TruTrak, well respected in the experimental community for its
quality digital autopilots, just announced a new gadget. It
combines an instantaneous vertical speed indicator, and a turn and
bank gyro with some other stuff to make one cool box.
New 2005 Eclipse N62PA - Premium Interior, GTX330 Mode S
Transponder with Traffic Information System, Garmin AT SL40 VHF
COM, Wheel Fairings on Noise and Main Landing Gear. Call Premier
Aircraft Sales, Inc. at 800-903-8402
Exterior Quality: 10, Interior Quality: 10
New, will sell for $159,370.00
"To think that you will inevitably have a gear up landing, or
have your landing gear collapse, just because you fly an RG
airplane -- that's similar to saying that all pilots, if they fly
long enough, will eventually run out of fuel."
Source: Tom Turner, operator of Mastery Flight
Training in Wichita, KS, as well as Manager of Technical Services
for the American Bonanza Society.