Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)
selected Boston Logan International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma
International Airport and Minneapolis – St. Paul
International Airport as winners of its 2008 Environmental
Either the Transportation Security Administration has found
evidence that small planes really are a security threat, or the
airline industry has called in a marker somewhere to fight
competition from general aviation.
Representatives with Boeing KC-767 tanker team met with Pentagon
officials Tuesday to go over specifications for the oft-contested
KC-X contract bid... but there are murmurs Boeing may opt to cede
the competition to rival Northrop Grumman and EADS.
They don't care where he goes... they just don't want him to
stay at United Airlines. On Monday pilots at the nation's number
two airline repeated their call for CEO Glenn F. Tilton's head,
saying the embattled chief (right) has spearheaded United's steep
decline in customer service, performance and employee morale.
L-3's Newest Products, With VP Of Business Development Larry
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 08.12.08 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.12.08
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- L-3's Newest Products:
08.12.08 (ANN Special Report, with Larry Riddle,
VP Business Development at L-3 Avionics Systems.)
Mark Sindone Will Lead Development Of Support Network
Avidyne appears serious about turning around its customer
service operation. The avionics manufacturer has appointed an
18-year industry veteran, Mark Sindone, to the position of Director
of Customer Service.
High Desert Helicopters Now Accepting Applications
Rotorcraft flight school High Desert Helicopters has announced
the availability of a new flight training scholarship. The
scholarship program, titled the "High Desert Helicopters Aviator
Scholarship Program," was unveiled at the academy's Summer of
Aviation event this past weekend. The scholarship will be awarded
to three candidates annually based on demonstrated aptitude,
professionalism and financial need.
Searching For ANN's New Marketing Manager
ANN is looking for an important staff member to join our growing
crew of aero-professionals. For a number of months, we've had the
advantage of getting some much needed aid and counsel from an
experienced marketing pro, Bruce Samulin,... who did us a world of
good while telling us time and time again that he REALLY was
retired... but none-the-less gave generously of his time until he
decided that he really was retired.
Recently, we talked to Dan Gryder... who may just be the luckiest guy in aviation... as he gets paid to fly a spotless, pristinely-maintained Douglas DC-3 throughout the country, and even offers interested pilots the chance to earn the ONLY DC-3 type rating available today. ANN's Paul Plack talked with Dan about that process, what it takes and how YOU might be able to join the few who can proudly point to the DC-3 type-rating on their pilot certificates.
Recently, we talked to Dan Gryder... who may just be the
luckiest guy in aviation... as he gets paid to fly a spotless,
pristinely-maintained Douglas DC-3 throughout the country, and even
offers interested pilots the chance to earn the ONLY DC-3 type
rating available today. ANN's Paul Plack talked with Dan about that
process, what it takes and how YOU might be able to join the few
who can proudly point to the DC-3 type-rating on their pilot
Steady progress... but no breakthroughs. That's the guarded
assessment following NASA's second annual General Aviation
Technology Challenge, which took place this past weekend at Charles
M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA.
"Embarrassing" Airport Transgression By Patty Wagstaff Has
Resulted In Charges
While the aero-rumor mill continues unabated, ANN has
confirmed that airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff's issues with law
enforcement revolve around her refusal to consent to a
"breathalyzer" (or equivalent) test after an airshow security
transgression spun out of control. At the very least, this has
created a difficult, if not embarrassing, set of circumstances for
the veteran performer.
Five Lost When C172 Impacted Home Near Oregon Coast
In its Preliminary Report on the fatal downing of a Cessna 172K
earlier this month in Gearhart, OR, the National Transportation
Safety Board confirmed no flight plan had been filed for the
accident flight, despite the prevalence of instrument meteorogical
It's a big step forward for the planned merger of Delta Air
Lines and Northwest Airlines. On Monday, pilots at both carriers
ratified a joint contract agreement that includes, among other
items, a roadmap to determine seniority rankings at the merged
The Proverbial $100 Hamburger Doesn't Get Any Better Than
If you didn't know better, you might think that you had somehow
entered a time warp as you pull into the Central County Airport in
Iola, WI (68C) for their Friday lunch. You see an absolutely
pristine vintage Packard limousine with wooden wheels parked next
to an old wooden hangar, three grass runways, a Waco biplane and a
Cessna Airmaster pushed into the nearby uncut grass.
During their attempt to break the around the world speed record
in an AgustaWestland Grand helicopter, pilots Scott Kasprowicz and
Steve Sheik have set a new speed record on the first leg of their
trip from New York City to London.
Boeing's unmanned A160T Hummingbird helicopter has legs... and
we're not just talking about its recent endurance record. The
program appears headed for a long future, with the company planning
to significantly expand its operations at Southern California
Logistics Airport (VCV) in Victorville.
This website, Monocoupe.com is dedicated to Monocoupe Aeroplane
and Engine Company enthusiasts worldwide. This site chronicles the
legacy of America's first two place, enclosed cabin monoplane, and
the airplane believed by many to be the greatest Sportsman Pilot
Airplane ever manufactured.
MANPADS are lightweight, shoulder-launched missile systems used
to bring down aircraft and create mass casualties. Terrorists
choose MANPADS because the weapons are low cost, highly mobile,
require minimal set-up time, and are easy to use and maintain.
"If we tried to please everybody the spacecraft would
not get off the ground."
Source: Jeff Hanley, program manager for NASA's
Constellation next-generation manned spaceflight program. In a
143-page report issued Monday, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
cites "surprising anxiety among NASA employees" about many aspects
of Constellation, particularly -- and, perhaps, most troubling --
in areas related to astronaut safety.