The B-17 resorted by The Liberty Foundation in Miami has gone
down in a cornfield near Chicago. While all seven people on board
the aircraft survived, the rare warbird was lost due to a
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
06.13.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: The Best of Bob - Teachable
Moments - 06.13.11 (ANN Special Report,
with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves)
Even Better... Commencement of 5350' Runway Construction
The folks of Hampton Roads Executive Airport have a lot to be
proud of this week... as they celebrate a huge step forward with a
new terminal and runway in Chesapeake. Hampton Roads Executive
Airport successfully unveiled its New Executive Terminal and
commenced construction on a new 5,350 foot runway. The grand
opening celebration and ribbon-cutting for the new runway, held on
Friday, May 6, was highlighted by remarks from Chesapeake native
U.S. Congressman Randy Forbes.
History Of Women Astronauts And The Space Shuttle On Exhibit At
As NASA prepares for the final space shuttle
mission, with Atlantis scheduled to launch on July 8, the
International Women's Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is documenting
the history of women astronauts in the space shuttle program with
the new exhibit, "Rocket Girls: Women Astronauts & the Space
Shuttle". To help tell the story of the early women astronauts,
IWASM has utilized several comprehensive archival image discs made
by Retro Space Images.
MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model
CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model
CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24
(Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2011-12-06
No More How Great Your Cockpit... It All Goes For Naught If The Power Quits
There was no end to the cool things that could occupy one's attention at the 2011 AEA Convention and Tradeshow... and while there was much to be impressed with, in terms of avionics innovation and dozens of great boxes to play with, Mid-Continent's display brought forth a sobering question... what good is all this if the juice quits?
Rod Always Plays To Big Crowds... Listen For A Bit And See/Hear Why!
This year's Women In Aviation conference has always had much to recommend it... but one of the better ones that we know of... (dare we say it...) happens to be a GUY! Yeah... the WAI is definitely an equal opportunity event... especially when it comes to attracting talented folks from all over the aviation community. After all, no one plays as well to an aviation crowd as aviation humorist, flight instructor and safety advocate, Rod Machado.
One Possible Idea: Re-Inventing The 'Aero-Club' Concept For
In the next few days, literally, we're going to take the wraps
off a project we've been working on for well over a year (actually,
closer to two years)... a way to retask and transform the FAILED
BUSINESS MODEL of General Aviation and start a series of
(occasionally) radical changes NECESSARY to see this industry
Convoluted And Confusing TFR Procedures Bag Errant Pilot And
Another Black Eye For GA
News/Analysis By Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief
It's a story that we've told before and will, we regret, be
telling again at some point in the future. The archaic US Airspace
system and the FAA's poorly thought-out TFR program have bagged
another pilot... who, regrettably, should have known better.
Rod Always Plays To Big Crowds... Listen For A Bit And See/Hear
This year's Women In Aviation conference has always had much to
recommend it... but one of the better ones that we know of... (dare
we say it...) happens to be a GUY! Yeah... the WAI is definitely an
equal opportunity event... especially when it comes to attracting
talented folks from all over the aviation community. After all, no
one plays as well to an aviation crowd as aviation humorist, flight
instructor and safety advocate, Rod Machado.
No More How Great Your Cockpit... It All Goes For Naught If The
There was no end to the cool things that could occupy one's
attention at the 2011 AEA Convention and Tradeshow... and while
there was much to be impressed with, in terms of avionics
innovation and dozens of great boxes to play with, Mid-Continent's
display brought forth a sobering question... what good is all this
if the juice quits?
Luncheon Address by FAA AFS-800 Manager Also Online
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) announces
that high definition video of the Training Doctrine and Standards
Panels have been uploaded to the 2011 SAFE Symposium channel.
Moderated by Wright Aviation Solutions President Robert Wright, the
47-minute Doctrine video features remarks by Michelle
Summers-Halleran, Embry-Riddle Associate Professor and Associate
Chair of Aeronautical Science; Jens Hennig, GAMA Vice President of
Operations; and Travis Klumb, Cirrus Aircraft Flight Training
Ambitious Flight Ran Out Of Safe Options, Made GREAT Decision
To Try Again Later
It was a good try. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg
were trying to head for Paris, flying the Solar Impulse, in order
to serve as a special guest of the Paris Air Show. The flight,
planned from Brussels to Paris Le Bourget, Saturday, had to turn
back half-way and land back in Brussels where it had taken off.
Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron C-130 Hercules Wheel
Brake System Improvement program at Edwards AFB are testing the
performance of carbon brakes and the new Mark IV Digital Antiskid
Control Unit for the aircraft to replace the C-130's legacy brake
system. Members of this test group said they know the lives of
current and future C-130 crewmembers depend on them doing their job
An added streamlining structure or auxiliary member, most often
of light metal, whose only purpose is to reduce drag. Fairings are
not load-bearing and, therefore, are not meant to carry any
principal air loads placed on the airplane structure.
Symposium Hi-Def Channel
Established on behalf of the Society of Aviation and Flight
Educators (SAFE), high definition video of the seminars and
speeches given at the 2011 SAFE Pilot Training Reform
Symposium channel, have been archived, in full high-def, for the
inspection and education of the aviation comunity. Each of
these programs are the product of the Aero-News Network's
Aero-TV group, who were in attendance for the entire event and shot
over 20 hours of high-def video in order to document this pivotal
"Over the course of this single weekend (and by no means
is this a complete list as the FAA site is notorious for errors and
downtime), there were still 3 TFRs posted for Sunday, 28 TFRs for
Saturday (not including those that have since been canceled and are
no longer posted), and 9 for Friday. It might have been easier to
issue one 'non' TFR, to tell us where we COULD fly..."
Source: From ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell's analysis
of the most recent bust of one of WAY-too-many Presidential
TFRs -- this time by a beech Bonanza.