Hugs and cheers all around this morning aboard the International
Space Station... as the crew of the shuttle Atlantis bade their
compatriots farewell, shortly before the orbiter undocked from the
In a release September 15th, Venga Aerospace Systems and ARINC
Incorporated, announced a joint proposal to the Canadian government
to lease BAE System's Hawk jets to replace the Snowbirds' aging
fleet of Tutors.
How do you move an airport? Well, you start by getting
permission from the FAA. Actually, there's a little more to it than
that, but FAA approval is a big early step, and the Panama City -
Bay County Airport Relocation Project got it on September 15th.
Are they just being coy, or is it a clever attempt to get a
better deal? As ANN reported last week,
Aeroflot convened a meeting of its board to discuss a plan to
purchase new aircraft. They met, they talked, and they decided...
uh, not to decide -- yet.
Ninety-five years after the Wright B-1 became the first aircraft
built by Orville and Wilbur Wright to be delivered to the US Navy,
a reproduction of that historic aircraft is now on permanent
display at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Five months after a last-ditch bailout plan was approved by
Nassua County, it appears the Long Island-based
Cradle of Aviation Museum is undergoing the museum equivalent of an
in-flight emergency... and may plummet out of control in less than
It's hard to believe the US Military operates 50-year-old
aircraft, but they do... every day, 24/7. The KC-135 is the USAF's
primary in-flight refueling tanker, and also happens to be one of
its most valuable tools -- nobody goes anywhere without gas, and
the KC-135 has 30,000 gallons of what everybody needs.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced
this week the promotion of Jens C. Hennig to the position of
Director, Operations for the organization. Hennig was previously
GAMA's Manager of Operations.
This story may top all others when it comes to "worst flight
ever"... except for the fact, technically, it never left the
ground. Tempers flared among passengers onboard a Turkish airline
flight this week, when the captain refused to fly them back to
Bristol from Antalya, Turkey.
We've been reviewing what the FAA calls five "hazardous pilot
attitudes" -- mindsets that can affect decision-making and lead to
mishaps. We've reviewed the anti-authority and impulsive pilot,
touching both on the negative and potentially positive outcomes of
these personality traits. Today we'll look at the invulnerable
Similar to our Young Eagles, Faulkes Flying Foundation, located in
the United Kingdom, uses low cost glider flights to give youngsters
the chance to experience the wonders of flight and encourage their
curiosity about aviation for a career.
"The Venga/ARINC Snowbirds' aircraft replacement
proposal is truly a WIN - WIN situation for all. Our Hawk-based
proposal would not only see the Snowbirds flying newer, safer and
better performing aircraft, but at a cost that would not exceed the
Snowbirds' current operating budget."
Source: Hirsh Kwinter, president of Venga
Aerospace Systems, on his company's joint proposal with ARINC
Incorporated to the Canadian government, to lease BAE Systems Hawk
jets to replace the fleet of 40-year-old Tutor jets used by the
Canadian Snowbirds aerial demonstration team.