EAA Young Eagles Will Receive Logbook And Free Access To
Sporty’s Online Pilot Training Course
EAA and Sporty’s Pilot Shop are promoting a new
partnership to enhance the EAA Young Eagles Program, a nationwide
initiative that has used general aviation to touch the lives of
more than 1.4 million youths since its inception in 1992.
Opportunities like these may pass your way on an
all-too-sporadic basis... but if you always wanted to get a little
understanding of the innate courage and skill that got Charles
Lindbergh across the Atlantic, here's your chance to sit where he
did... via an authentic replica of the Spirit of St. Louis.
This Is Where Aviation Makes A Great Impression On The
ANN has just received a note from the
International Council of Airshows, confirming something that we had
started to hear over the past few weeks... that airshow attendance
was not only holding up... but trending dramatically and
Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems, Inc. informs ANN that the FAA has
granted the company TSO certification for their 4110-712 Series
medium altitude oxygen mask. According to company representatives,
aerox is the only manufacturer to produce and hold a TSO for this
type of mask.
HBS Launches Garmin G1000 Upgrade Program For Beechcraft King
Hawker Beechcraft Services tells ANN that its network of
factory-owned service centers has begun the awaited installation of
the Garmin G1000 fully integrated glass cockpit avionics suite in
the Beechcraft King Air 200 and B200. The installation began upon
receiving the FAA/STC approval from Garmin International.
EAA Airventure Oshkosh Again Welcomes Mass Aircraft Arrivals To
Kick Off Fly-In
As aircraft from around the world again make their way to EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, hundreds of aviators gather
together to arrive at "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration"
in flocks of similar aircraft, creating their own communities along
the flight line.
Ingenuous Tool Lets You Create Any Size Hose Clamp Out Of
If you any machine that uses hoses for any sort of fluids,
chances are you know what a hose clamp looks like. If you perform
any kind of maintenance on any of these items, you also know how
frustrating it can be to have to stop what you are doing and head
to the hardware store to find that one size of hose clamp that you
NASA has launched an expanded version of an interactive online
program that allows users to discover some of the many NASA
technologies that positively impact everyday life. The interactive
"NASA at Home" and "NASA City" sites are enhanced with many new
features, including green-related information to coincide with
Earth Day 2009.
The European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) has released its
preliminary analysis report on helicopter accidents occurred in
EASA Member States between 2000 and 2005. Analysis is the first
step towards reducing the helicopter accident rate by 80% by 2016,
an objective stated by the International Helicopter Safety
Bombardier Customer Services has opened a new component repair
and overhaul center for commercial aircraft in Dallas. The $4.3
million facility, located south west of Love Field Airport, will
cater for Bombardier's growing number of customers across the
United States as well as Central and South America.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.23.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.23.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Kitfox President John McBean -
04.23.09 (ANN Special Report, with Kitfox Boss,
Jack Pelton Has A Fascinating Conversation With Aero-TV
Continuing with yesterday's coverage of Jack Pelton's speech to the AEA 2009 Tradeshow and Convention, we're pleased to present a more in-depth, one-on-one interview with Pelton, later that day. Jack talked about everything... the Piston line, SkyCatcher, Columbus, Citation updates and upgrades... but it was his campaign to restore some truth and respect to the perception of the aviation world that really animated the man.
In response to severe public disapproval, the FAA has bowed to
the inevitable and will make its entire Bird Strike database
available on a public website this Friday, April 24. Portions of
the database have been publicly available since the information was
first collected in 1990, but the public will now be able to access
all of the database's fields.
Jack Pelton Has A Fascinating Conversation With Aero-TV
Continuing with yesterday's coverage of Jack Pelton's speech to
the AEA 2009 Tradeshow and Convention, we're pleased to present a
more in-depth, one-on-one interview with Pelton, later that day.
Jack talked about everything... the Piston line, SkyCatcher,
Columbus, Citation updates and upgrades...
Garmin has received the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA)
European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) approval for the GDU 620
display/control unit, which is the display unit for the G600 flight
display system. Because the other components of the G600 have
already received EASA's ETSO approval, this announcement indicates
the GDU 620 is eligible for installation in European registered
aircraft with a certification weight up to 5,700 kgs.
Q1 2009 Placement Activity Outpaces Q1 2008 By 15 Percent; Only
Here's some good news... GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS)
is looking fairly solid on news stating that during the first
quarter of 2009, ending March 29, it placed 45 aircraft, including
33 aircraft from its existing fleet leased, 9 lease extensions, and
3 sales, representing a strong 15 percent increase over 2008 first
Cessna Aircraft is now offering the option to order a new
Skyhawk with the Crew/Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) training
seat. The CRM training seat is a single, forward facing seat
positioned aft and center of the pilot and co-pilot seats.
After a harrowing attempted hijacking, the crew of CanJet 618
have earned the respect of their peers. ALPA has commended the
flight and cabin crew for their outstanding efforts to thwart the
attempted hijacking of CanJet Flight 918 on Sunday.
Extrasolar planets, with a mass similar to or greater than that
of Jupiter, which move around their host stars in highly elongated
Aero-Linx: Europe Air
Europe Air Sports is an association of the European National
Aero Clubs, and European Air Sports Unions, with the objective to
co-ordinate regulatory matters in Europe. It is affiliated to the
FAI -the World's Airsports Federation.
"Over the next four months, the FAA will make
significant improvements to the database to improve the search
function and make it more user-friendly. In its current format,
users will only be able to perform limited searches online, but
will be able to download the entire database. The FAA also plans to
work with the aviation community to find ways to improve and
strengthen bird strike reporting."
Source: From an FAA Presser revealing its
capitulation in releasing bird strike data that they had originally
intended to keep from public eyes... the public had a diffderent
opinion about the idea... hence the reversal in the matter.