Oahu flight instructor Timothy Thrasher, the owner of Flight
School Hawaii, had just completed a trip from Honolulu to Hilo when
he allegedly hit a sign while taxiing at the Hilo airport. The
collision with the "Transient Aircraft Parking" sign caused
significant damaged the right wingtip of the Piper Aztec he was
Completes Operational-Scenario Mission With NATO F-16
The A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), which is an Airbus
Military program, has achieved a new milestone with its first
nighttime refueling operation using the advanced Aerial Refueling
Boom System (ARBS) integrated on the first Australian A330
Colonel Scott Henderson Tapped As Director Of Mission Assurance
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced Monday that
Colonel Scott Henderson has joined the company. He will serve as
the director of Mission Assurance and Integration and will also
handle Florida external relations, assisting with state and local
governmental, customer and media relations.
Short-Term Chaos; Long-Term Growth, Says Forecast
Forecast International's "The Market for Regional Transport
Aircraft" projects that a total of 3,754 regional aircraft will be
produced during the next 10 years (2009-2018). This forecast
includes both regional jets, which account for about two-thirds of
the forecast, and regional turboprops.
Deep Discounts Not Enough To Put Passengers On Airplanes
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) said Monday that
it expects a 4 percent year-over-year decrease in the number of
passengers traveling on U.S. airlines during the 2009 Thanksgiving
holiday season, despite deep discounting over the past several
A Proposed DOT Delay Prompts Call For Action By Congress
In response to reports that the U.S. DOT plans to push back the
expected date for a final rule on airline passenger "protections"
until February of 2010, a flyers rights groups has renewed its call
for Congressional action. DOT had planned to publish its new rule
before the end of this year.
The owner of a Piasecki HUP-1 and two friends were killed when
the vintage twin-rotor helicopter hit a power line on takeoff and
went down. Authorities believe Joseph Pike, the helo's owner, was
at the controls when the accident occurred. The two friends have
not been identified pending notification of relatives.
Lighter Penalties Assessed As Evidence Was Thrown Out
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who had faced charges of attempted
kidnapping, burglary, and battery, pleaded guilty Tuesday to lesser
charges of felony burglary of a car and a battery misdemeanor in an
agreement reached with prosecutors.
Sums Plus update And Relocation Services Worth About $52
CAE has signed contracts valued at approximately $52 million to
design and manufacture four full-flight simulators (FFSs) and
related training devices, and to provide simulator updates and
relocations. The FFS contracts bring the total FFS sales that CAE
announced in fiscal year 2010 to 10.
AOPA Attendees Chat With Aero-TV About Craig Fuller
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2009 AOPA 'Summit' -- that of surveying a dozen or more people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...
AOPA Attendees Chat With Aero-TV About Craig Fuller
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks
with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its
favorite exercises during the 2009 AOPA 'Summit' -- that of
surveying a dozen or more people at an event with three questions
targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting...
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.11.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.11.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Tecnam North America VP Dave Lubore -
11.11.09 (ANN Special Report, with Tecnam's Dave
The FAA has posted the TFR for the launch for Space Shuttle
Atlantis on November 16th. The launch window extends from 1423 -
1422 EST, and the Cape Canaveral TFR will be in effect from 0723
until no later than 1519 EST on Monday, November 16, 2009.
First Ship-Based Deployment With Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)
launched 10 MV-22B Ospreys from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
to fly into Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, November 6th, in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Completes Initial Service Release Altitude Qualification
The Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine powering the F-35 Joint
Strike Fighter has completed altitude qualification ground testing,
the final testing that demonstrates the operability and performance
required for Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) and Carrier
Variant (CV) Initial Service Release (ISR).
Still The Best Way To Collect Accurate Information About
Earlier in the week, the Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters
flew non-stop into Hurricane Ida, collecting critical weather data
as the storm entered the Gulf of Mexico. The 53rd Weather
Reconnaissance Squadron collected data to help determine
if the storm was gaining strength.
NASA And Spaceward Foundation Award Prize Money For Successful
Wireless Power Demonstration
NASA has awarded $900,000 in prize money to a Seattle company
that successfully demonstrated new wireless energy beaming
technology which could one day be used to help power a "space
elevator." LaserMotive of Seattle was awarded the money after its
performance in the Power Beaming Challenge competition.
A Delta Airlines flight scheduled to leave Kennedy Airport for
London on Sunday night had to be evacuated when someone spotted a
mouse in the cabin of the Boeing 767. Passengers were
switched to another airplane after the rodent sighting, delaying
their departure by about two and a half hours.
"We have spent more than a year working with the MV-22B
and know that the added capabilities this aircraft brings will
benefit the Marines currently engaged against the enemy."
Source: Col. Gareth F. Brandl, 22nd MEU
commanding officer .
Having recently joined NASA in awarding nearly $1 million for
the demonstration of a "power beaming" system that could eventually
have applications in a "space elevator," we though this
organization might be worth a closer look.