ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.01.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.01.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part II - The Mayor, The
Grange, and The States - 10.01.09 (ANN Special
Report, with Wichita, Kansas Mayor Carl Brewer, Leroy Watson of the
National Grange, and Henry Ogrodzinski, President of the National
Association of State Aviation Officials)
The glass cockpit has come to your pocket. Hilton Software LLC
today announced “WingX for iPhone” Version 3.0 with
GPS-Enabled Terrain-Aware Moving Map. WingX’s touchscreen
integration reduces heads-down time while enabling smooth scrolling
across the contiguous US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Bahamas.
Bond Brings More Than 25 Years Experience In The Rotary Wing
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced the appointment of Carey Bond
as president of the company's Sikorsky Global Helicopters business
Wednesday. Bond also retains his previous position as Chief
Marketing Officer and reports to Sikorsky President Jeffrey P.
King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations announced Wednesday
they have entered into an exclusive agreement offering Redbird
products through King Schools' marketing, sales and distribution
Reno racer Jeff Lavelle got the attention of spectators and
participants at the 2009 National Championship Air Races in Stead,
Nevada when he set a new speed record last week. Lavelle
scorched the course in his Glasair III to set a new Reno Sport
Class qualifying record of 357.683 MPH.
2009 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving
Championships Are October 12-25
America's ultimate adrenaline sport will command the skies over
Texas during the 2009 United States Parachute Association (USPA)
National Skydiving Championships on October 12-25 at Skydive
Spaceland outside of Houston.
Says Information From The Last Round Was Shared With
As the U.S. Air Force prepares for another round of bidding to
replace the aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers,
Northrop Grumman's Paul K. Meyer says the Air Force has given his
company's information to Boeing, but has not made Boeing's
information available to Northrop Grumman.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its
geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region
(CONR), will conduct a one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-01,
October 1st in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.
Shipper Paid For An Air Ambulance To Allow A 7-Year-Old To Go
7-Year-Old Jada Harper had been a student at Green Forest
Elementary School in Harrison, Arkansas, until she was diagnosed
with an inoperable brain tumor in June. She had been receiving
treatment at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, when
she suffered a seizure and fell into a coma.
Searchers Find A T-33 In Santa Monica Bay While Looking For A
A search team looking for a P-51D flown by WASP pilot Gertrude
V. "Tommy" Tompkins Silver in Santa Monica Bay instead found the
wreckage of a T-33 Shooting Star jet that had gone down in the bay
54 years ago.
Organization’s Annual Fly-In Makes ‘Golden Age’ Come Alive for Enthusiasts
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Committed to “keep the antiques flying,” the AAA has dedicated its fifty-six years to the preservation of this “Golden Age of Aviation.” AAA members have access to the organization’s vast historical library, as well as its large assortment of spare engine and aircraft parts available to assist in restoration projects.
Organization’s Annual Fly-In Makes ‘Golden Age’
Come Alive for Enthusiasts
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique
Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization
specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Committed to
“keep the antiques flying,” the AAA has dedicated its
fifty-six years to the preservation of this “Golden Age of
Installations Available for Over 650 Models Of Aircraft
Aspen Avionics has received from theFAA an Approved Model
List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD500
Multi-Function Display (MFD); the EFD1000 MFD; and the EWR50
Weather Receiver Wednesday.
Harrison Ford Introduces U.S. Airways Pilots As Leaders Of
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey
Skiles, known for their expert handling of their airliner's
emergency landing in the Hudson River in January, took the helm as
co-chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles Program.
Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberte On His Way To ISS
The next residents of the International Space Station launched
into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian
cosmonaut Max Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, the
founder of Cirque du Soleil, lifted off at 0214 CDT.
Pilots' Group Stresses Crew Fatigue As A Major Issue
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) says reducing pilot fatigue
to enhance safety should be a major concern as the FAA reviews
recommendations from an airline industry stakeholder group convened
to review flight- and duty-time regulations.
Goodrich Corporation's Landing Gear business has signed an
innovative agreement with an unnamed major airline in which
Goodrich will use the airline's rotable landing gear as part of its
landing gear overhaul services.
“Sometimes what may sound like a reasonable plan
within the confines of a conference room just isn’t suitable
for the unforgiving world of commercial aviation, where
split-second decisions can make the difference between life and
death.” Source: APA President
Captain Lloyd Hill.
Aero-Linx: FAA Synthetic Vision
Synthetic Vision is a cockpit application designed to give
pilots a display of surrounding terrain an draw a "highway in the
sky" on their instrument panels. The FAA has been holding workshops
on Synthtic Vision Design Certification for some time, and recently
updated its presentation information on its website.