Urge Supporters To Contact President, Representatives In
Seven members of the House of Representatives attended a public
meeting on Saturday, July 28 during AirVenture 2007 at Oshkosh to
answer questions and discuss the next steps for the Aviation
Reauthorization Bill. Six of the seven Representatives in
attendance were members of the House Aviation Subcommittee.
A Phoenix Air Grumman G-159 (Gulfstream I) being used to shuttle
nine passengers from San Nicolas Island to Point Mugu Naval Air
Station made a successful emergency landing Monday, with its left
main gear stuck in the up position.
A simulated engine-out exercise became very real for two pilots
in a vintage Beechcraft C-45H two weeks ago, according to the
National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the
Pilots Were Told Runway Conditions 'Wet And Slippery'
A member of a congressional panel in Brazil investigating the
fatal July 17 landing accident of a TAM Airlines A320 says
transcripts of cockpit voice recordings show the pilots were told
the runway was "wet and slippery" -- and that braking equipment on
the aircraft wasn't activated on touchdown.
As the saying goes... the first step towards recovery is
admitting you have a problem. That's a lesson Northwest Airlines
has had to take to heart, after two months of cancelled flights,
surly passengers, and constant media attention.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.01.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.01.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- "Meet The Administrator," Part
Two: 08.01.07 (ANN Special Feature, with part two of FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey's talk to AirVenture 2007 attendees
Technologically advanced aircraft (TAA) have fewer accidents
when compared to the overall general aviation (GA) fleet, according
to an updated study published by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation
this week. However, the pilot adovcacy group stresses no amount of
technology can replace a pilot’s vigilance and good
NASA announced Tuesday its engineers are having difficulty
pinpointing the source of an air leak detected this weekend in the
cabin of the shuttle Endeavour, which now sits on pad 39-A at
Kennedy Space Center, awaiting a planned August 7 launch.
Blame it on "financial idealism." That's the word from the new
head of RKK Energia, the Russian company that produces the bulk of
spacecraft used by that country, following the ouster of the
company's former chief Tuesday.
It's a bit of good news/bad news for United Airlines. The good
news is, the airline is having little problem attracting new
applicants for 100 new openings for pilots. The bad news is, those
pilots already at the company have grown increasingly hostile
towards management at the Chicago-based airline... and they're
gonna talk about it, to anyone who will listen.
Sikorsky announced late Tuesday night the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has authorized its S-92 helicopter to take off
and land in high crosswind conditions and to carry additional
payload based on available engine power.