ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.11.06 1711 EST:
Moments ago, the space shuttle Discovery's two-day chase of the
International Space Station ended, as the orbiter docked with the
ISS while flying over south central China, northwest of
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8114
Issue Date: December 11, 2006 at 1911 UTC
Location: 26.5 Southeast, Longview, Texas near GREGG COUNTY VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: For natural gas release
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Fort Worth (ZFW) Center, 817-858-7503
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/8119
Issue Date: December 11, 2006 at 2044 UTC
Location: Outlook, Washington near YAKIMA VORTAC (YKM)
Beginning Date and Time: December 12, 2006 at 1800 UTC
Ending Date and Time: December 17, 2006 at 2359 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: For gas release
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Seattle (ZSE) Center, 253-351-3520
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
told Aero-News Monday the following awards will be presented during
the 45th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, to be held January
8-11, 2007 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.
Tulsa Shop Did Not Have Current Repairman Certificates
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued
a notification for aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers,
maintenance organizations, and parts suppliers and distributors
regarding improper maintenance performed on reciprocating engine
crankcases by a maintenance shop in Tulsa, OK.
Innovative Program Developed With Zero-G Corporation
Aero-News learned Monday that Northrop Grumman has been
recognized by the California Space Authority (CSA) for developing
and providing teachers with a unique, "hands free" educational tool
designed to motivate the nation's students to seek careers in
scientific and technical fields.
After being hit with a series of setbacks over the past several
years, NASA has rebounded considerably in the past year. The past
seven days, in particular, have seen several noteworthy
achievements and stories that have kept the space agency in the
news... and for all the right reasons.
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.11.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.11.06 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Tom Turner's Aero-Craft 101:
12.11.06 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Tom Turner's tips
on renting an aircraft.)
Sets Additional Cert Requirements, Guidelines On Fuel
Recognizing that interest in diesel engines within the general
aviation community has grown appreciably in the past several years,
the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a draft memorandum
to clarify the certification requirements for 14 CFR part 33, type
certification of diesel reciprocating engines.
Boeing's 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) -- recently renamed
the Dreamlifter, to reflect its mission to carry components for the
787 Dreamliner -- continues to make its presence known around the
greater Seattle area.
Perhaps no other film has done more to promote the cause of
general aviation as the acclaimed documentary "One Six Right" --
and certainly, no other aviation-related film in recent memory has
received as much praise from the flying community.
A concession to its pilots union on a proposed nonstop route
from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Beijing likely
takes American Airlines out of the running in its competition with
other US carriers for the service.
Pilots Face Charges For Possible Role In Brazilian Midair
Despite the looming possibility they will face criminal charges
in a Brazilian court over their possible role in a September 29
midair accident, on Saturday two US pilots were greeted with cheers
from about 200 people as they arrived in New York.
Boeing's 777 may benefit further from launch delays with the
Airbus A380, as the CEO of A380 launch customer Singapore Airlines
said recently the carrier purchase more 777s to expand its
operations if there are further delivery delays to the supersize
An airplane that is in rig is one which, in cruising flight,
presents the straightest alignment between relative wind and the
airplane's longitudinal axis. That is to say, a well-rigged
airplane will "fly straight" without unusual control inputs.