Issued: 08/09/2005 19:10
Effective: 08/10/2005 14:20 - 08/10/2005 15:25
Facility: ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.
Description: MONTGOMERY, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 10, 2005. PURSUANT
TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
AIRCRAFT FLIGHT =
Two aircraft holding on O'Hare's "penalty box" collided Monday,
their wings becoming entangled in an incident that injured no one
-- but delayed the departures of both planes until the whole
incident could be resolved.
Mechanic Taxiing FedEx Plane Crossed Runway Despite "Hold
Aviation officials in Boston say they're putting together a new
runway plan for Logan International Airport after a mechanic
taxiing a FedEx cargo aircraft crossed an active runway in spite of
orders to hold short.
Police: She Tried To Open Door Of UAL 737 While In Flight
A 52-year old Florida woman arrested in Seattle last week has
been charged with first-degree malicious mischief after authorities
said she tried to open an emergency exit door of a United Airlines
ATR-72's Tanks May Have Been Contaminated -- Or Empty
Investigators probing Saturday's ditching of a chartered ATR-72
off the coast of Sicily are looking into the possibility the
plane's fuel supply might have been tainted -- or non-existant at
the time of the mishap.
ANN Real-Time News: 0812 EDT -- The space shuttle
Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California
Tuesday morning, after its scheduled landing at the Kennedy Space
Center in Florida was scrubbed because of threatening
It had to happen sooner or later, but we were all hoping for
"later." What appears to be the first fatal mishap of a certified
Special Light Sport Aircraft occurred Sunday night in North
Carolina, claiming the lives of two prominent local pilots.
Think How Much Went Into Building -- Or Rebuilding -- It
By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien
How many hours go IN to an airplane? Homebuilders will tell you
it's not the 300 or 600 often claimed by kit airplane
manufacturers. Even the most reputable designers and vendors make
these laughable claims; Aircraft Spruce ads used to tell you to
budget 600 hours for your Rutan Vari-Eze. Will everyone who built
an -Eze in 600 hours raise his right hand? Uh-huh, I figured as
At the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) Board of Director's
July 29 meeting during the international convention at Mentone,
Indiana, the Board voted to endorse the ASTM Gyroplane Design and
Performance Standard (ASTM standard F-2352).
The modernization of the flight service station system is moving
forward. The next big step comes on October 4th when
Lockheed-Martin takes over operations under a contract paid for and
supervised by the FAA.
By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin O'Brien
Any time at Airventure that I start feeling old and sorry for
myself, I go hang out at the OX-5 Aviation Pioneers tent. Then I
soon find myself simply feeling sorry for myself.
By ANN Correspondent Rob Finfrock
Smokey Bear will soon take to the skies again, and not a moment
too soon for his many friends. Plans call for the new balloon to be
introduced at Sturgis, SD, this month.
The US Special Operations Command has awarded Northrop Grumman a
contract worth up to $125 million to supply directional infrared
countermeasures (DIRCM) systems to protect the aircrews of its
CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from infrared-missile attack.
AOPA Expo 2005 will be starting sooner than you think. And it's
not too early to start checking out the array of educational
opportunities for aviators who understand that a good pilot is
"It's like a taxi ride: the longer the journey, the more
expensive it gets. Every month makes it more expensive for
Source: Singapore Airlines chief Chew Chong Seng,
furious over delays in the delivery of his first Airbus A380. It
was supposed to arrive in March, 2006. Now, it won't be on the
tarmac until at least November and Chew has threatened to make sure
Airbus pays the penalty clauses in its contract.