Gulfstream Says Certification Still Anticipated For 2011
Gulfstream has resumed the G650 flight-test program, following a
temporary suspension of flying
after an April 2 accident. The first
flight since the accident took place May 28, with Serial Number
6001 flying for 1 hour and 39 minutes. The crew included senior
experimental test pilots Jake Howard and Tom Horne and Flight Test
Engineer Bill Osborne.
Against Overwhelming Opposition, Officials Move to Dismantle
If you had any doubts as to whether or not the powers-that-be in
Washington had little or no concern for the aviation industry (or
much of the private business world, for that matter), here is yet
more proof that things have gone seriously wrong in the District Of
Colombia. The damage that our lawmakers have done to this industry
is ponderous... and the hits just keep on coming...
Ninety-Year-Old Retired AF Colonel Makes Final Flight In A
More than 70 years of flying experience came to a close after
one last flight in a Piper Saratoga aircraft May 20 in Valdosta,
GA. While retired Col. Clarence Parker has been a pilot for the
majority of his life, the now 90-year-old has decided to hang up
his wings and start a new chapter in his life.
Engine Components International Look For Global Reach
General aviation aftermarket parts distributor Engine Components
International is now operating under a new name and business
structure. The company, formerly Engine Components Inc. deals
primarily in parts, services, and engine kits.
VFR Military Training
Routes used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve
and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low-altitude
navigation and tactical training under VFR below 10,000 feet MSL at
airspeeds in excess of 250 knots IAS.
Aero-Linx: The Moonlight Fund
for Kyle and Amanda
Kyle Franklin and Amanda Younkin Franklin, a much loved young
husband and wife wingwalking team, were seriously injured following
an accident at the Air Fiesta 2011 air show in Brownsville, Texas,
on March 12. Both received serious burn injuries when Kyle, who was
the pilot of the aircraft, performed a forced/emergency landing
following an engine failure in his highly-modified Waco biplane.
Kyle is in the process of recovering from his injuries... much of
which were received in an attempt to rescue Amanda. On May 27th,
Amanda's fight for life ended and the entire aviation world is
shocked to lose such a bright and vibrant presence.
The following is one of two funds established
"We have worked closely with the Federal Aviation
Administration in this process and received the agency's
concurrence to resume flight testing. It is our responsibility to
move forward with the flight-test program, and we will do so in a
safe and prudent manner. The G650 will enter service as the
flagship of our product line, where it will represent the very best
in business aviation technology."
Source: Pres Henne, senior vice president,
Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream, speaking about the
resumption in the G650 flight test program.