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December 28, 2013

CA Congressional Delegation Lobbies For 777X Work

Letter To Boeing Signed By Majority Of The State's Legislators

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) authored a recent letter to Boeing CEO W. James McNerney, Jr., calling on the aerospace firm to select Long Beach, CA as the manufacturing site for the next generation 777x airliner. Congressman Lowenthal, joined by 46 of his California Congressional delegation colleagues on both sides of the aisle in signing the letter.

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Model Aviation Expo To Feature Full Range Of Aircraft

Radio Controlled Airplanes, Helicopters, Multirotors, UAVs, And FPVs All To Be Represented In Ontario, CA

The premier exposition for model aviation, AMA EXPO 2014 will be held January 10-12 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA near Los Angeles. Anyone with an interest in general or model aviation is encouraged to attend.

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Cessna 172 Down In California Residential Neighborhood

Two Fatally Injured, One Age Nine

A Cessna 172 reportedly went down in the front yard of a home near Chandler Airport (KFCH) in Fresno, CA, resulting in the fatal injury of the two people on board the airplane. One was reportedly a nine-year-old boy.

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NASA Employees Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Highest Honor Bestowed By The U.S. Government For Scientists And Engineers

President Obama named five NASA researchers Monday as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 97 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony early next year in Washington.

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Nine Fatally Injured In Russian Cargo Plane Accident

Aircraft Went Down In Siberia, Impacting A Military Warehouse Complex

A Russian Antonov An-12 military cargo plane went down Thursday in Siberia, resulting in the fatal injury of all nine people on board, according to authorities.

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'NORAD Tracks Santa' Program Says 2013 Was A Record-Breaker

Over 117,000 Calls From Kids Along with Nearly 10,000 Emails

The North American Aerospace Defense Command's NORAD Tracks Santa Program exceeded its own records in the number of calls, emails and social media followers this year.

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U.K. CAA To Grill Gatwick Airport Chiefs Over Christmas Eve Delays

Hundreds Of Holiday Travelers Reportedly Stranded At The Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the U.K. has some questions for management at Gatwick Airport following a situation described as chaotic on Christmas Eve.

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Man Climbs Airport Fence At Phoenix Skyharbor Airport

Arrested After Slapping Engine Nacelle Of Southwest Airliner On Taxiway

A man who was determined to be intoxicated climbed a fence at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Christmas Day and started running across the tarmac towards a taxiway.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.28.13)

"We at NORAD are honored to be a part of so many peoples' holiday traditions." Source: Capt. Jeff Davis, Public Affairs Director at NORAD.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.28.13): Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA)

A manned aircraft that can be flown by a remote pilot from a location not onboard the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.28.13)

Team Aerodynamix Schedule

We had a great time flying with Team Aerodynamix last year at Sebring. The team has announced its full schedule for 2014.

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