ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.04.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.04.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: CFI Max Trescott: Oshkosh Wrap -
08.04.09 (ANN Special Report, with 2008 National
CFI of the Year Max Trescott)
Weather Likely A Factor When Pilot Hit Tower Guy Wires
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in the case of a
helicopter was been involved in a fatal accident in the Maryland
panhandle. The pilot had conducted a charter
flight, and had been giving sightseeing tours most of the day.
Monitors Emergency Procedures For Control Tower Workers
The safety of airport traffic control tower personnel is the
focus of an inspection targeting program titled "Federal Aviation
Administration's Airport Traffic Control Tower Monitoring Program,"
which monitors how workers clear a control tower in case of fire
and other emergencies.
A-10's Effective Supporting Ground Troops With Shows Of
Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in
Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
during operations Aug 1, according to Combined Air and Space
Operations Center officials.
Repairs Needed, But No Safety Concern, American Says
During a routine inspection of dozens of American Airlines
737-800's, maintenance crews found scratches on the skins of three
of the aircraft, causing them to be pulled from service. American
says the damage appears to have been caused by jetway bridges
passengers use to board the airplanes.
And No, That Doesn't Mean A Message Sent On Twitter
More than 50 years of service is a lot to ask, especially from a
tool used to train thousands of people in a critical and sometimes
dangerous business. But as men and women in the U.S. Air Force said
farewell to the T-37 Tweet July 31, they did so knowing they got
all they asked for and more from the venerable training
It looked a bit like a scene from a movie. A helicopter
hovered over a Greek prison while two inmates climbed onto rope
ladders and were pulled out of the facility. Though guards
fired at the aircraft, they escaped apparently unharmed. But it was
very real and the men remain at large.
MANUFACTURER: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
Model 427 Helicopters. Transport Canada states that it
has been determined that the existing hardware connecting the
vertical fin to the tail rotor gearbox needs to be upgraded to
prevent the vertical fin from becoming loose.
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV!
Last Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
Monnett Stirs Up A Hornet's Nest... And Then Some!
"Sonex Aircraft, LLC has added a new feature to its display for
the 2009 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show: The Hornets' Nest
Research and Development Pavilion. The Hornets' Nest will offer a
glimpse into the future of recreational aviation featuring several
Sonex and AeroConversions new product concepts, including three new
airframe design proposals.
Intriguing Prototype Shown To Public Is Subject Of New Aero-TV
Programming Option... Aero-Minutes!
Carter Aviation Technologies has
revealed reveals their four-seat personal air vehicle at AirVenture
2009. Designed to take off and land vertically, the aircraft is
able to cruise at high speeds with the efficiency of a fixed-winged
It Was Business Aviation Day At Oshkosh... But Its Business
Aviation WEEK At Aero-TV!
Last Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the
best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom
Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt, and a parade of professionals brought the message of
business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.
Automatic Activation Or Cockpit Indicator Will Be Required
The FAA Monday changed its certification standards for transport
category airplanes to require either the automatic activation of
ice protection systems or a method to tell pilots when they should
The chief of Naval Operations (CNO) welcomed the Navy's first
Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C Lightning II, to the fleet in a
ceremony last week. The F-35C is the Navy's first stealth fighter
and enables the Navy to decrease the time from threat to response
The NTSB has released a probable cause report for an incident in
which both pilots of a go! Airlines Bombardier CL-600 fell asleep
while flying from Honolulu to Hilo, Hawaii. The NTSB determined
that crew fatigue played a major role in the incident.
FAA Says Airport Must Be Fenced, Or Risk Losing Capital
An ongoing problem between the FAA and Orcas Island, Washington
may mean either pilots will lose "through the fence" access to the
airport, or the community may have to raise taxes for airport
Comp Air Aviation announced Monday that despite hard economic
times, they are on track to certify the Comp Air 12, a single
engine turboprop, by the first quarter of 2012. Although efforts
have slowed, the company says they continue to work towards full
"We're adding another level of safety to prevent
situations where pilots are either completely unaware of ice
accumulation or don't think it's significant enough to warrant
turning on their ice protection
Source: FAA Administrator Randy