Given that US airlines are currently seeking additional revenue
from nearly any source imaginable, perhaps it was inevitable that
soon six commercial airliners operated by Allegiant Air will be
wrapped in advertising messages.
Recognizes 64 Member Shops For Training Commitment
The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of
the annual Avionics Training Excellence award during the Opening
Ceremony last week of the 49th annual AEA International Convention
& Trade Show. The Avionics Training Excellence award recognizes
AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by
participation in AEA–approved training.
$100,000 Given At Convention; AOPA Named New Sponsor Of
The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the names of 26
students who were awarded $100,000 in scholarships for the
2006/2007 school year during the Opening Ceremonies of the 49th
annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, held in Palm
Springs, CA last week.
Florida First, Then Six Other States; Other Regions
In The Works
On Monday, DayJet announced that business travelers in the
Southeastern United Sates -- Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee -- will
be the nation's first to benefit from "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet
service when it takes flight later this year.
With the maiden flight of the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
prototype still months away, skeptics are loudly questioning
whether Lockheed Martin can deliver the fighter without significant
technical issues, ever-longer delays, and cost overruns higher than
what the project is already over budget.
Will Be Put To Vote Mid-May... After NWA Pilots Vote On Their
Is it a sign of a cooling-off in the heated relationship between
Delta Air Lines and its pilots? Well, perhaps not yet... but in a
definite step in the right direction, leaders of Delta's pilots
union agreed late Friday to support the tentative pay deal
negotiators hashed out one week before.
AirTran, FedEx and JetBlue are among the airlines recruiting
pilots during AIR, Inc.'s Airline Pilot Job Fair, Career Seminar
& Airline Forum in Atlanta, GA, Saturday, May 20 at the Wyndham
Peachtree Conference Center.
American Legend's Kurt Sehnert On The Legend Cub SLSA
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.24.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.24.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- American Legend's Kurt
Sehnert: 04.24.06 (ANN Special Feature, with Kurt Sehnert
of American Legend Aircraft.)
AEA's 2006 Gathering Was An Active And Thought-Provoking
With many annual tradeshows, its all about what's NEW in terms
of products and companies... but with the just-concluded AEA 2006
Convention, it was more about the legislative agenda ahead of an
industry that is awash in change and saddled with a bureaucracy
that has little hope of keeping up with the meteoric progress being
made on the technical front.
At the London Air Show last week, Cirrus Design announced that
it received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification
for its Cirrus SR22. That means that effective immediately, all
Cirrus SR series aircraft are Type Certified for import into the
Will Continue With Attempt To Win Military Contract
The ongoing saga of Security Aviation and its bout with the
federal authorities took a turn for the better on Friday, April 14,
when they received six of their Czech built L-39 aircraft back from
the US Marshall's custody.
Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has issued the
following statement, strongly encouraging that country's airlines
to clamp down on passengers who insist on taking the kitchen sink
with them in their carry-on luggage -- which, let's face it, is a
not-so-little problem on American airlines, as well.
"Knot Wax" May Increase Cruise Speed Three Knots Or More
LoPresti Speed Merchants recently announced what could be one of
the most innovative speed mods on the market -- and, it helps your
aircraft stay looking great, too. Knot Wax, a two-part catalyzed
polymer formulated for aircraft surfaces, is applied much like an
Help Non-Flying Spouse, Passengers Get Enthusiastic About
Pilots can now help their spouses, significant others, and
friends turn their fear and anxiety about flying into productive
participation and fun with King Schools’ new "Practical Risk
Management For Reluctant Passengers and Their Pilots."
To know if you can log simulator time, you need to know the
certification level of the device. Whether you can log it or not,
however, time spent in flight simulation will make you a safer and
more confident pilot.
In this day of technology, who wants to carry around a paper
logbook (well, I do but that’s beside the point). Even if you
want to keep the old paper one on the shelf, having a back-up
electronically is a smart thing to do.
Decision Height -- With respect to the operation of
aircraft, means the height at which a decision must be made, during
an ILS or PAR instrument approach, to either continue the approach
or to execute a missed approach. Being replaced by Decision