Scraps E-Flight; "Thirstier Is Better!" New Mantra
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: The leadership
of Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced Tuesday a new initiative to
further increase sales in the United States by opting to pursue a
more proven, heavier-traveled road in the quest for commerce:
marketing products which demand higher fuel consumption.
A fitting subject, we think, for our annual April 1st edition of Aero-News is the feature we present today. It's a story about a guy who REALLY loves his Mooney... enough to have its logo tattooed on him for life.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: "A respectful
nod to Cessna's distinguished past." It was with these words Cessna
Chairman, President, CEO, and Grand Poobah Jack Pelton announced
the Wichita, KS-based planemaker's latest game-changer: the
re-introduction of, and thorough modernization to, the classic
A Fitting Tale For Our Annual April 1st Edition...
A fitting subject, we think, for our annual April 1st edition of
Aero-News is the feature we present today. It's a story about a guy
who REALLY loves his Mooney... enough to have its logo tattooed on
him for life.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Aero-News has
learned that intense negotiations between officials of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) have resulted in an end to the long impasse
over user fees on general aviation.
Now Offering Customers GREAT Deals On 767-500 'Miserliner'
ANN APRIL 1st 'SPECIAL EDITION': "Enough!" That
was the word from The Boeing Company on Tuesday, as the American
planemaker shocked the aviation community with its decision to
discontinue further development on the delay-plagued,
composite-bodied 787 Dreamliner.
Mammoth Aircraft Creates Extensive Sun Blockage And Resultant
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Airbus's
gigantic (i.e., REALLY REALLY BIG) A380 airliner is under attack
again... and by a lobby that it once courted quite aggressively.
Following a NASA study of radical, sporadic and unexplained
climatological issues all over the planet, the mystery was solved
when an astute scientist (who reportedly owns over 1000 shares
of Boeing stock) correlated the climatological problems with the
growing Airbus A380 flight schedule.
"Its tough sticking to 'plane old business' day after day," says
NBAA President Ed Bolen (pictured below), "so we thought it was
time we had a little fun." These were the first words to leak out
of NBAA after their surprise announcement of the organization's
acquisition of yet another organization... the Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA).
Rumored Shuttle/747 Fly-By At Lakeland Fly-In Cancelled As
With increasing pressure on Florida's department of revenue over
providing tax revenues for the state, the FDOR has turned to a most
unlikely target for future revenue shortfalls -- NASA's Space
Shuttles. "ANN, AOPA, FATA, EAA, NATA... and thousands of people
were all breathing down our necks over the FL Use Tax on GA
airplanes... so we've had to put the kibosh on that program until
the heat dies down, but this Shuttle thing... that shows real
promise," claims FDOR's Rene Watters.
"Some Folks Simply Can't Be Trained To Deal With The
An experimental outreach program with private industry seems to
have gone astray as the mammoth Burger King food chain has
terminated an agreement with the Transportation Security
Administration. The agreement, announced with great fanfare in late
2007, was designed to soften the image of the TSA by cross-training
their personnel in an environment where good solid customer service
disciplines were actually taught and practiced.
Winner Awarded Associate Editor Position With Aviation's ONLY
Real-Time News Service!
It should make for some good TV, to say the least. One of the
most popular reality shows in television history has joined forces
with the Aero-News Network, to determine who should be named the
online aviation news service's next associate editor.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Boy, is his
face red... and not because of the sun shining through the
windscreen of his Cessna 172. Acting FAA Administrator Robert
Sturgell recently was presented with the chance to renew his
formation flying skills, after his private plane inadvertantly
crossed the outer boundary to the infamous P-40 "Temporary" Flight
Restriction over Camp David.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: It's the
merger NO ONE in the industry expected... but in a surprising move,
on Tuesday officials with Northwest Airlines and Southwest Airlines
announced the two carriers will join forces, pending regulatory
approval, to form what executives called "the first step in the
direction we expect all domestic airlines will ultimately go in
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Engineers at
NASA tell ANN they can't wait to get their hands on blueprints for
XCOR Aerospace's recently-unveiled Lynx sub-orbital spaceship...
now that the space agency has purchased the emerging commercial
space travel provider.
Rumors Of "Suggestive" Dress, Body Piercings Downplayed By
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Over the past
several days, ANN has received several anonymous News-Spy tips,
from a number of personnel deep within the Transportation Security
Administration, regarding an alleged incident at
Baltimore-Washington International Airport involving TSA
Administrator Kip Hawley.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: And we thought
reducing the weight of the venerable O-200 was impressive. On
Tuesday, representatives with Teledyne Continental Motors announced
the company is also jumping into the aviation diesel fray, with its
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Upstart
aircraft supplier Heavy Water Manufacturing LLC has a new option
for owners of Lancair/Columbia/Cessna 300 and 400 series aircraft,
giving pilots even greater options and improved capabilities.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Acknowledging
that "even The Beach Boys grow stale after you've seen them twice
in two years," officials at the Experimental Aircraft Association
announced this week attendees for this summer's AirVenture 2008
will be treated instead to something entirely different.
NOTAM Number: FDC 04/091975
Issue Date: April 1, 2008 at 1100 UTC
Location: Within 45 nm radius of PALATKA, Florida
Beginning Date and Time: April 1, 2008 at 1100 UTC
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Rob's solo
Type: Security/Safety/Clear The Skies!!!!!
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System
Operations Support Center, 202-555-3333