Event In Madison, Wisconsin July 26-28 Features The B-29 Superfortress, B-17 Flying Fortress And B-24 Liberator
The CAF and EAA are joining forces for a “Heavy Bomber Weekend” in Madison, Wisconsin the weekend before EAA AirVenture. The event starts Friday, July 26, 2013 and will feature the world’s only airworthy B-29 Superfortress FIFI; the B-17 Aluminum Overcast; and the B-24 Diamond Lil. Other attending aircraft include a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, SNJ-5, PT-26, PT-17 Stearman and T-6 Texan.
Pilot Visits Airplane Flown By His Grandfather During WWII
A Naval Officer recently paid special respect to his grandfather's history of naval service by visiting the very same SBD-2 Dauntless his grandfather flew during WWII at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
Students From Six Universities Invited To Participate In the Program
NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected seven projects from six universities to participate in the 2014 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, the undergraduate student teams will attempt to meet a series of milestones to design, manufacture, assemble and test systems and concepts that could be used in future deep-space habitats.
Eurocopter and the German Federal Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for 15 EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to be used by Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), Germany’s Special Forces Command. With this order, the Bundeswehr has now joined the customer list for the most powerful model in Eurocopter’s proven EC145 family.
Three Micro-Thruster Technologies Determined To Have Potential
NASA selected three proposals for the development of lightweight micro-thruster propulsion technologies that are small in size but have big potential. NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate selected the miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies to perform stabilization, station keeping and pointing for small spacecraft.
New Research Shows U.S. Spending Predicted To Be Over $500 Million
New research by industry analysts has revealed that the global market for digital glass cockpit systems in military aircraft will be worth $1.71 billion in 2013. This year’s spending in the United States alone was predicted to be over $500 million by the new report, entitled "Global Digital Glass Military Aircraft Cockpit Systems Market 2013-2023: Multi-Function Displays (MFD) for Fighters, Airlifters, Trainers & Helicopters."
Possible Sources Include Merging Or Exploding Stars
Astronomers have detected the first population of radio bursts known to originate from galaxies beyond our own Milky Way. The sources of the light bursts are unknown, but cataclysmic events, such as merging or exploding stars, are likely the triggers. A radio burst is a quick surge of light from a point on the sky, made up of longer wavelengths in the radio portion of the light spectrum.
FliteDeck Pro To Help Streamline The Use Of Airline Navigational Information
Jeppesen recently agreed to a three-year charting and electronic flight bag (EFB) service contract with Danish Air Transport, a leading regional commercial carrier based in Denmark. Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro for Windows and iOS platforms will provide Danish Air Transport with optimized access to essential flight and navigational data.
Astronomers making visible-light observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual color of a planet orbiting another star 63 light-years away. The planet is HD 189733b, one of the closest exoplanets that can be seen crossing the face of its star.
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Piper Aircraft has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, AZ, to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company's Vero Beach manufacturing campus. The FAA announced Wednesday that it plans to publish "soon" the final rule that will increase the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. SpaceX has release
This Is THE Year To Be Seen, Be Heard, And Be Counted
Analysis/Opinion by Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C/CEO
Unlike most of you, I leave for Oshkosh in a couple of days… There is much to do, as always, and this year we have the additional chore of installing our own permanent office in the Media Mall on the Wittman Field grounds – just one more indication of the commitment we feel we need to make to the Oshkosh experience and its place in the aviation world. And that provides me an excellent segue into the topic I wanted to address today… I've heard all manner of worisome complaints, criticism and comments about what may or may not happen at Oshkosh this year and, in particular, about what the FAA did in the last few months to make this
Maj. Robert Miller became the 100th pilot to fly the F-35 Lightning II when he took to the skies above Eglin Air Force Base, FL, for a training flight on July 9. Miller's 90-minute familiarization flight included normal operations for aircraft handling and landings in an F-35A fighter.
Chip Yates Will Try To Beat His Original Record Of 202 MPH At Mather Airport This October
Pilot Chip Yates, the founder of Flight of the Century, Inc., will attempt to break his current world speed record of 202 miles per hour in an electric airplane in front of the crowd at Mather Airport on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the California Capital Airshow.
Today’s homebuilder, already facing a tough balance between price and performance for avionics suites, is now confronting a new dilemma: Lack of panel space. Thanks to the popularity of ever-larger "glass cockpit" MFD and PFD displays, available panel space is being gobbled up quickly. To solve this, PS Engineering, Inc. announces the PAC15EX, with initial offering of this integrated audio system by GRT Avionics.
Meritorious Service To Aviation Award Recognizes Cernan's Tirelessness In Promoting Aerospace To Be Presented At 2013 Convention
The NBAA will present astronaut Eugene "Gene" Cernan, the “last man on the moon” and a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs, with the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award during a presentation at the association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, which is the business aviation industry’s most distinguished honor, recognizes Cernan's extensive contributions to furthering achievements in aviation and aerospace.
Agency Awards $10.5 Million For University Research
NASA has awarded $10.5 million to colleges and universities to conduct research and technology development in areas important to the agency's mission, develop faculty, and support higher education students.
A radio receiver equipped with a directional sensing antenna used to take bearings on a radio transmitter. Specialized radio direction finders are used in aircraft as air navigation aids. Others are ground-based, primarily to obtain a "fix" on a pilot requesting orientation assistance or to locate downed aircraft. A location "fix" is established by the intersection of two or more bearing lines plotted on a navigational chart using either two separately located Direction Finders to obtain a fix on an aircraft or by a pilot plotting the bearing indications of his/her DF on two separately located ground-based transmitters, both of which can be identified on his/her chart...
Aero Linx: Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI)
The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) is a non-profit professional scientific and technical organization devoted to the advancement of the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, astronautics and associated technologies in Canada. It provides a focus for communications and networking among the aeronautics and space community in Canada, and assists members in developing skills, exchanging information, and sharing talents in their areas of interest. It promotes Canadian competence and international competitiveness in aeronautics and space and their applications, and fosters national pride and international esteem for Canada’s accomplishments
"If Oshkosh looks healthy, aviation looks healthy. This is the year that those in attendance at Oshkosh, especially FAA and DOT staffers, the few elected officials who may make their way out to the Fly-In, as well as other notables involved in the aviation community, need to understand who and what we are -- and the fact that aviation is a pivotal, even defining, part of our lives – and that we want it to stay that way. I have heard from way too many people who think that abandoning Oshkosh this year, or not going, or even curtailing their stay is a way to punish the FAA – which is utter foolishness. I've also heard of others who are not happy with the direction of EAA and some of the shenanigans that have gone on over the last year or so, and while I certainly can r