Daily Air Show Will Be Combined With Showcase Features
The Experimental Aircraft Association says many of the world's
top air show performers have already given early confirmations to
participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, on July 27-August 2 at
Wittman Regional Airport.
B747-400 Flies With One Engine Fueled By Jatropha-Based
The world's first commercial aviation test flight powered by a
sustainable second-generation biofuel took-off at 11:30am New
Zealand time Monday from Auckland International Airport. The
approximately two-hour test flight utilized a biofuel blend of
50:50 jatropha and Jet A1 fuel to power one of the Air New Zealand
Boeing 747-400's Rolls-Royce RB211 engines.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. filed its Monthly Operating
Report for November 2008 on Tuesday... reporting a consolidated net
profit of $2.9 million and an operating profit of $2.5 million for
Say Carrier Is "Shell Of Former Self" Under Tilton's Watch
Pilots for United Airlines got their parting shots in Tuesday
ahead of the New Year... saying that under CEO Glenn Tilton's
watch, United Airlines in 2008 "clearly failed" in its efforts to
regain its former stature as the world's preeminent airline.
Continuing what's become a maddening agency tradition of issuing controversial reports near the
very end of the year -- and the news cycle -- on
Tuesday NASA quietly released a 400-page report detailing the
circumstances that led to the February 2003 loss of the crew of the
space shuttle Columbia.
One of the better reasons to attend the popular aviation events around the nation is the opportunity to enjoy the wit and wisdom of some of aviation's true experts... but no one plays as well to an aviation crowd as aviation humorist, flight instructor and safety advocate, Rod Machado.
One of the better reason to attend the better aviation events
around the nation is the opportunity to enjoy the wit and wisdom of
some of aviation's true experts... but no one plays as well to an
aviation crowd as aviation humorist, flight instructor and safety
advocate, Rod Machado.
We knew this was coming. Ed Bolen, president of the National
Business Aviation Association, wrote a carefully-worded rebuke to
Associated Press writer Stevenson Jacobs,
whose December 21 article questioned the wisdom of
corporate execs continuing to fly on business jets,
over more 'economical' options.
At least one 2008 aviation story will produce a New Year's
hangover in 2009. The FAA still hasn't settled up with Southwest
Airlines and AMR's American Airlines for those carriers' infamous
breaches of safety regulations.
The past year in military aviation was seemingly
dominated by three letters: KC-X, the troubled and contentious US
Air Force program to procure a new aerial tanker. Also making
headlines was the ongoing battle over continued funding for the
advanced, but costly, F-22 Raptor fighter... continued tensions
between the US and a newly-resurgent Russia... and sadly, the
December downing of an F/A-18 in a San Diego neighborhood.
inimizing collateral damage is at the forefront of military
leaders' priorities in Afghanistan. Those leaders depend on the
teamwork between pilots and Air Force joint terminal attack
controllers to ensure innocent civilians and their property aren't
put at unnecessary risk.
Tactical Air Navigation Aid. An ultra-high frequency electronic
rho-theta air navigation aid which provides suitably equipped
aircraft a continuous indication of bearing and distance to the
"Although perceptions may be to the contrary, the fact
is that eighty-five percent of the companies that utilize business
aviation are small and mid-size. And the passengers on business
aircraft are usually salespersons, engineers, technicians and other
employees below the senior executive rank."
Source: Ed Bolen, president of the National
Business Aviation Association. In a carefully-worded rebuke to
Associated Press writer Stevenson Jacobs, Bolen takes Jacobs to
task for the writer's December 21 article questioning the wisdom of
corporate execs continuing to fly on business jets, over more