Finally, we can spill the beans... known for a number of weeks
here at ANN HQ, we're pleased to finally be able to tell you that
mighty Piper, the company that first energized GA with the (truly)
legendary Piper Cub, is ready to do it again with their new
Finally, we can spill the beans... known for a number of weeks here at ANN HQ, we're pleased to finally be able to tell you that mighty Piper, the company that first energized GA with the (truly) legendary Piper Cub, is ready to do it again with their new PiperSport. We've been a fan of the chosen airframe for a while and during some really nice (but TOP SECRET) evening air-to-air sessions last week, the PiperSport showed its stuff nicely in a very tight formation photo shoot with our modified Cirrus SR22 (we have a one-of-a-kind Cirrus-designed window hatch mod for both our back windows). It was tough to keep the secret, but the threat of being thrown into Kevin Gould's secret torture chamber (where we would have been forced to look
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Wants Aircraft To Include 50 Percent Israeli-Made
The Israeli Defense Ministry has told the Pentagon that to move
forward with its purchase of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, it must be
allowed to replace 50 percent of the aircraft's systems with
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named William Wrobel as
director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight
Facility, Wallops Island, VA, and director of the center's
Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate.
Machinists Union Forms Online Community To Help Workers Through
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM), today unveiled a new community service program
designed to mobilize the unemployed and underemployed to better
cope with the stress and pressure of being jobless in America.
Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc. Awarded New Phase 1 U.S.
The U.S. Army has awarded a new Phase 1 Contract for development
of ultra high pressure jet propellant-8 (JP-8) fuel injection
systems to Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC (AFT), a wholly owned
subsidiary of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc.
Decrease In Civilian Orders Offset By Increase In Military
Despite the world economic crisis which caused a sharp order
decline in the civil market for light helicopters, Eurocopter met
its business and delivery objectives for 2009 and stabilized its
turnover at the level of its record year, 2008, the company said
Late last fall, Dynon raised the bar on themselves with the introduction of their SkyView glass cockpit system destined for the Experimental and LSA markets. Dynon's SkyView reportedly offers high quality glass panel avionics with 'incredibly bright' screens, redundant systems, design flexibility, and future upgradability -- and at an affordable price.
Late last fall, Dynon raised the bar on themselves with the
introduction of their SkyView glass cockpit system destined for the
Experimental and LSA markets. Dynon's SkyView reportedly offers
high quality glass panel avionics with 'incredibly bright' screens,
redundant systems, design flexibility, and future upgradability --
and at an affordable price (yeah, we like that part, too).
ALPA White Paper Frames New Approach To Enhance Aviation
Security and Improve Travel Experience
ALPA, the Air Line Pilots Association, is calling for
improvements in the aviation security screening system that will
allow trustworthy passengers to be promptly cleared through
security, while focusing much greater resources on those whose
trustworthiness is unknown or in doubt.
Site Is An Emergency Response Training Center In Kansas
The FAA has issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) for the
FH 500 UAV which is operated and built by Flint Hills
Solutions of Augusta, KS. The COA allows for safe
operations at Crisis City, an emergency response training area in
the NAS located in Kansas.
Business leaders near Dayton, Ohio, are working towards
establishing the region as a national center for development of
Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), but have been unable to get permission
to fly UAV's in the area, a development they say would be
"critical" to their success.
Pilots Had More Than 10,000 Hours Combined Experience
A Schweizer 300C helicopter of the Argentine Coast Guard went
down Tuesday on a post-maintenance test flight at the San Fernando
Naval Base. The highly experienced crew of two did not survive the
The Upgrades On Twelve Mk9s Were Ordered By The MOD A Year
The first four upgraded Lynx Mk9 helicopters, which are to be
sent to Afghanistan, have re-entered service, with three of the
aircraft now being used for training, prior to deployment, at 9
Regiment Army Air Corps in Dishforth, North Yorkshire.
“Identifying trustworthy individuals is critical,
so that more time and scrutiny can be given to those passengers
about whom little is known and to those who may intend to do us
harm.” Source: ALPA President
Capt. John Prater.
Indicates that an aircraft's fuel supply has reached a state
where, upon reaching the destination, it can accept little or no
delay. This is not an emergency situation but merely indicates an
emergency situation is possible should any undue delay occur.