Civil Air Patrol Senior Member Eric Boe Is Pilot For Upcoming
Civil Air Patrol's past and present "Spaatz" cadets will hear
from one of their own, U.S. astronaut Eric Boe, when they convene
Saturday for The Spaatz Association's 2010 Annual Dinner and Awards
Event at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.
NASA's Space Shuttle Program Successfully Conducts Final Motor
Test In Utah
The final tests on a re-usable solid rocket motor for the Space
Shuttle program were conduced Thursday at a NASA facility in
Pomontory, Utah. The flight support motor, or FSM-17, burned for
approximately 123 seconds.
Light Single and Twin Engine Models Remain Most Popular
The 12th Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook
released by Honeywell Thursday projects flat overall deliveries of
new civilian use helicopters during the five-year period 2010 -
2014 compared to the 2005 - 2009 period.
Anti-Trust Immunity Will Increase Competition, Coalition
The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) Wednesday praised the Obama
Administration for its decision, announced Saturday by the U.S.
DOT, to propose a grant of antitrust immunity to American Airlines,
British Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Finnair and Iberia
Airlines to form a global alliance.
Airport Commission Hopes Airport Will Become A Community
Looking for a new place for a fly-in lunch? The Greenville,
South Carolina Downtown Airport commission hopes pilots and the
public will want to watch planes and helicopters take off and land,
while having a meal, or visit a free aviation park that will be
part of a new amenity at GMU.
The newly restructured NASA Advisory Council recently concluded
its second meeting, held last week at NASA Headquarters in
Washington. This was the first council meeting including all of the
committee Chairs and other appointed members.
"These tests have built a base of
engineering knowledge that continued engineering development of the
reusable solid rocket motor system and the continued safe and
successful launch of space shuttles."
Source: David Beaman, Reusable Solid Rocket
Booster project manager.
An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot
during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under
visual flight rules is not recommended. To be given when the
current and/or forecast weather conditions are at or below VFR