Tire Touched Approach Light, No Damage To Storied Plane
One's heart tends to skip a beat when you see "B17" listed as
the type on an FAA Preliminary Report, however minor that incident
may have been... and that led to several emails to ANN Monday
morning about one particular listing on the FAA web site.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 02.09.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.09.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Year Of Lessons:
02.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller
of "Over The Airwaves".)
An overdue flight from Catalina back to John Wayne Airport (SNA)
last Thursday afternoon set a search and rescue effort into motion,
eventually locating the wrecked plane and three victims on a
hilltop southwest of Catalina's Airport In The Sky (AVX).
Participation In WET To Improve Traffic Flow Patterns
Aero-News learned Monday that Greg Murray, Weather and Flight
Planning, Assistant Manager and Brittany Mitchell, Aviation
Meteorologist for Air Routing, have recently joined the Federal
Aviation Administration's (FAA) Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)
Weather Evaluation Sub-Team (WET) as Subject Matter Experts. Mr.
Murray and Ms. Mitchell will act as participants in face to face
meetings regarding their specific areas of expertise.
Hawaiian Airlines Posts Best Performance; Worst, Comair
The on-time performance of the nation’s largest airlines
improved in 2008 compared to the previous year, according to the
Air Travel Consumer Report released Monday by the US Department of
It's not uncommon for individuals vividly reminded of their own
mortality to come away from the experience somehow changed, often
with a renewed sense of purpose and priorities. Survivors from two
airliner accidents told the New York Times about their ordeal,
describing how their lives have changed -- mostly for the
The LSA Movement Hangs On... Despite Economic "Distractions"
No one has to tell you that the economy is tanking and that money is tight... especially if you happen to be trying to sell LSAs in today's market. With that in mind, ANN wondered how well this year's Sebring Sport Aviation Expo might fare...
Some Production Workers To Be Reduced To Three Or Four Days Per
On the heels of
last week's announcement of job cuts now
affecting a total of 4,600 workers, the Cessna Aircraft Company
unveiled an additional strategy on Friday to shorten the work week
for some production workers.
…And so 2009 is slightly over a month old and I
have but one primary thought at a little past four in the morning,
the end of another long day… where the hell did it go?
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flagship?? Tell us all about it!
The LSA Movement Hangs On... Despite Economic
No one has to tell you that the economy is tanking and that
money is tight... especially if you happen to be trying to sell
LSAs in today's market. With that in mind, ANN wondered how well
this year's Sebring Sport Aviation Expo might fare...
To Be Called SAFE - The Society of Aviation and Flight
The latest developments in
the ongoing struggle between the National Association of
Flight Instructors and Take Back Our-NAFI were covered
in a Daily News statement posted on TBO-NAFI's website Saturday, as
details of the beginnings of The Society of Aviation and Flight
Educators were discussed by SAFE Interim Working Group spokesman
An Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante chartered by Manaus Aerotaxis
went down with reported engine trouble Saturday, crashing into the
River Manacapuru in the Brazilian Amazon basin. Only four survivors
of the water ditching have been found.
New US Transportation Secretary Urges US Airways, American To
Follow Delta's Lead
At the urging of new US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood,
airlines and pilot unions that have let their Aviation Safety
Action Program lapse are taking another look at changes in the
language of the program to reach an agreement on terms.
Inviting some to make comparisons to "Sully" Sullenberger's
successful water landing of a US Airways A320 in New York's Hudson
River, an Australian pilot made a safe ditching of the company
Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in the Timor Sea off the coast of
Darwin, in the Northern Territories.
Relaxed Family Atmosphere Ideal For Sharing The Love Of
Assistant Airport Director Todd Scher guided airplane
enthusiasts and sightseers around the 50-plus military and civilian
aircraft displayed on the tarmac Saturday at Vero Beach Municipal
Airport's Seventh Annual Aviation Day, sponsored by the
Experimental Aircraft Association.
Montana Pilot's Association (MPA) is a non-profit organization
founded in 1939, comprised of nearly 700+ pilots, to serve the
interests and needs of general aviation in Montana. MPA is the only
state-wide organization open to all pilots, and dedicated to
representing and supporting the interest of Montana pilots.
"We're going to review the video. We're going to try to
speak to everyone in the video, including the porn star, and we're
going to go from there. We probably should have taken a closer look
at the evidence when it was first presented to us -- and I can
assure you, we're doing that right now."
Source: FAA Western Region spokesman Ian
Gregor. A video of airborne sexual escapades made in 2007, but only
recently posted on a Hollywood gossip website, has gotten the
attention of the Federal Aviation Administration, prompting the