Clanton Pronounced Dead After Edge 540 Practice Session Goes
ANN regrets to report that airshow pilot Chandy Clanton, an
accomplished 36 year old airshow pilot, was reported lost at
the scene while preparing for a July 11th Tarkio Missouri Airshow
hosted by Congressman Sam Graves.
If you've ever wanted to be an Air Traffic Controller ... this
could be your chance. The FAA has announced the public now has the
opportunity to apply to become air traffic controllers, and is
accepting applications from the general public for trainee air
traffic controller positions through July 17, 2009.
Ares I Will Require A Redesigned Tower And Mobile Platform
As the stacking of the Ares I-X test vehicle proceeds in
High-bay 4 of the VAB at the Kennedy Space Center, an almost
inconspicuous group of structures are growing outside in the Mobile
Launch Platform parking area.
"No Progress" In Negotiations, No New Talks Scheduled
In a short statement on the company website, Bell Helicopter
announced Friday afternoon that negotiations between the company
and its manufacturers union had been suspended for the
weekend. The statement reads: "Bell Helicopter met today with
representatives from UAW International Region Five and failed to
make any progress in our negotiations.
The hydrogen leak has been repaired, so now all eyes are on
Saturday's weather. Launch countdown operations remain on schedule
at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle
Endeavour and a crew of seven astronauts prepare for Saturday's
scheduled launch at 1939 EDT.
U.S. Air Force To Continues Build The Super Hercules Fleet
Lockheed Martin delivered the 14th of 16 C-130J Super Hercules
to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark Wednesday. The aircraft will be
assigned to the 41st Airlift Squadron, the first active-duty combat
C-130J squadron in the U.S. Air Force.
At more than 2.75 miles long, the runway is the second longest
in the nation, and it handled more than 143,000 operations last
year. But New York Port Authority officials say it has to be closed
at least four months for construction, and there is just no way
Low Earth Orbit Vehicle Will Study X-Ray Polarization
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Thursday that it has been
selected by the NASA to design, manufacture, integrate and test a
new low-Earth orbit (LEO) space science satellite intended to study
X-ray polarization in space. Under the $40 million contract,
Orbital will provide the spacecraft bus and conduct mission
operations for the Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC)
Gravity and Extreme Magnetism (GEMS) mission.
The NTSB has released its factual report on an incident
involving then-Presidential-candidate Barack Obama's campaign plane
last summer. The MD-81's tail cone evacuation slide inflated during
flight, and the plane made a successful emergency landing in St.
Inventor Says Wind Tunnel Test Shows Double The Lifting Ability
Of Airfoil Wing Designs
In a wind tunnel set of experiments searching for a way to
provide more lift to a new fire fighting aircraft, inventor Michael
C. Longo says he has discovered a new way to create more lift in a
typical airfoil design.
"The scope of the project is truly enormous. It provides for the
replacement of almost three miles of asphalt pavement."
Source: William DeCota, director of
aviation for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
An approach conducted under Instrument Flight Rules that
authorizes the pilot to proceed visually and clear of clouds to the
airport. Usually this will be used in conjunction with Visual
Separation. When using Visual Separation, a pilot sees the other
aircraft involved, and upon instructions from the controller,
provides his own separation by maneuvering his aircraft as
necessary to avoid it.
Aero-Linx: NASA SST Contest
If you weren't lucky enough to fly the Concorde, you possibly
know someone who was. With NASA sponsoring a contest for college
students to design a supersonic airliner, we thought you might
enjoy a closer look at the winning designs.