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Tampa Police Officers Dave Dennison and Brian Gentry were conducting an aerial patrol when they heard a pilot talking with controllers about problems with his single engine airplane. The plane went down just inside airport property, and the officers landed their helicopter near the wreckage. Officer Gentry extinguished the engine fire and extracted the unconscious pilot from the wreckage. Media reports have confirmed that Scott Donnelly and Textron have bought Beechcraft less than a year after Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy with the in
Cooling System Now Considered To Be 'Fully Operational' Following Repairs
Spacewalkers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed a second spacewalk to install a spare ammonia pump module on Christmas Eve. The U.S. Quest airlock began repressurization at 1423 EDT Tuesday signaling the official end of their spacewalk.
Generation Orbit Plans Test Flights From Northeast Florida's Cecil Spaceport In 2014
Generation Orbit Launch Services Atlanta is preparing for test launches off the runway at Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville, FL in 2014 in anticipation of its first commercial flight in 2016. The company specializes in launching “micro” and “nano” satellites from a rocket attached to a modified Gulfstream GIII business jet.
Aircraft Is Credited With Being The First To Fly Scheduled Air Service
It is said that the modern airline was born in Florida on January 1, 1914, when a company called the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line flying a Benoist XIV seaplane flew one passenger at a time between the two cities for five dollars each way. It was the first scheduled passenger service. On January 1st 2014, a team from the central Florida aviation attraction Fantasy of Flight hopes to recreate those flights.
BAE Systems To Perform Work On More Than 130 ROK Aircraft
The Republic of Korea has finalized an agreement with the U.S. government for BAE Systems to perform upgrades and systems integration for its fleet of more than 130 F-16 aircraft. The company will now begin the first phase of the work under contract through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program.
Sign Letter Of Intent For Joint Support Of Bombardier Airplanes
Chorus Aviation Inc. (Chorus) and GA Telesis, LLC (GA Telesis) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to form a joint venture to provide supply chain solutions, including component and spare parts support, to Bombardier Q400, DHC Dash 8, and CRJ aircraft operators and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers. The joint venture will leverage the considerable expertise of the two companies to form a world-class inventory support provider focused on regional aircraft operators.
“This is a major development for JAA and Cecil Spaceport, but also for the commercial space industry as a whole.” Source: Todd Lindner, Jacksonville Aviation Authority senior manager of aviation planning and spaceport development.
A recent story dealt with the restoration of a rare P-82 Twin Mustang. Once the standard long-range, high-altitude escort fighter for the U.S. Air Force, the North American P-82 Twin Mustang was the climactic development of a long series of the famous World War II P-51 Mustang series.