ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell speaks with Jeff Edwards at the 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium. Edwards, the 2003 flight instructor of the year, was attending the conference to participate in discussions regarding the flight training industry. He was a presenter at the forum and expressed concerns in two primary areas.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.05.11 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.05.11 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Part I: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium -
05.05.11 (ANN Special Report, with SAFE
Chairman Doug Stewart)
Piper Delivers Two Warrior Aircraft To The Aviation
Two new Piper Warrior aircraft were recently delivered to
Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, New York. In addition, the
college which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY)
system plans to purchase a new Piper Arrow.
Opportunity To Talk Citations With Other Citation Pilots
Cessna Citation owners from around the world have gathered this
week at Cessna's headquarters in Wichita for the annual customer
conference, which features company updates, technical briefings,
supplier presentations and more.
Korean Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for five
A330-200s.The latest purchase agreement increases the total numbers
of A330s ordered by Korean Air to 30 aircraft, of which 23 have
already been delivered.
TBM Military Fleet Upgrade Program Now Moves Into Its
The first modernized TBM 700 has been delivered to the French
Ministry of Defense by Daher-Socata, marking a new milestone in its
contract with the country’s DGA procurement agency to upgrade
27 of these aircraft in service with the French armed forces.
Participating Again In The "Wreaths Across America"
For the second straight year, Civil Air Patrol, in conjunction
with Wreaths Across America (WAA), will observe National Military
and Veterans Appreciation Month with "Thank You For Your Service"
cards for veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces.
An Alternative Sport Powerplant Shows Great Promise... And Power
At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, few displays got more attention than Viking Aircraft Engines. In an industry heavily dominated by one powerplant manufacturer (and one whose prices keep heading for the stratosphere), then news of what appears to be a solid alternative engine offering sure gets everyone's interest.
An Alternative Sport Powerplant Shows Great Promise... And
At the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, few displays got more
attention than Viking Aircraft Engines. In an industry heavily
dominated by one powerplant manufacturer (and one whose prices keep
heading for the stratosphere), then news of what appears to be a
solid alternative engine offering sure gets everyone's
Technicians at the NASA Shuttle Logistic Depot in Cape
Canaveral, FL, are doing additional forensic engineering testing on
a faulty power distribution box, called a Load Control Assembly 2
(LCA-2). It was removed Tuesday morning from the aft compartment of
space shuttle Endeavour.
JSF119 Engine Now Resting At Smithsonian Institution
The JSF119 propulsion system designed by Pratt & Whitney
that was the power behind Lockheed Martin's X-35B, the precursor to
the F-35B which flew in 2001, has been installed by the Smithsonian
Institution at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F.
Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
Both Personal Property And Maintenance Taxes Axed From Final
Version Of The Bill
Connecticut will continue to be an important location for
business aviation, as the state's legislature passed a budget that
does not contain the potentially devastating tax increases for
aviation that were proposed in earlier versions.
“In all test flight programs, after the training,
planning and rehearsing, there comes the moment when you have to go
up there and fly it for real.” Source: Pete Siebold
who along with Clint Nichols piloted SpaceShipTwo Wednesday