Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Selection Committee, Space Florida
Board Unanimous In Decision
During a one-topic Board of Director's teleconference Thursday,
Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp and the Space Florida Board of
Directors unanimously voted to name Frank DiBello as the permanent
President and CEO of Space Florida, the state's agency for
aerospace economic development.
Chief Operation Officer Henry Krakowski Outlines New Procedures
For Congressional Panel
FAA Air Traffic Organization Chief Operation Officer Henry
Krakowski told the House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, that the FAA has already
implemented some changes in the Hudson River corridor following
last months' fatal mid-air collision, and that the process for
rulemakeing is being expedited.
Committee Chair Says Alternatives "Look Like Cartoons"
At a hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee
Tuesday, Human Space Flight Commission Chair Norman Augustine found
himself defending the committees' recommendations to scrap a
planned return to the moon given NASA's budget constraints.
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Bob Hoover To Receive 2009 Howard Hughes Memorial Award
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, World War II fighter hero,
postwar U. S. Air Force and civilian test pilot, and for many years
a popular air show star, has been chosen by the Aero Club of
Southern California to be the 31st recipient of its Howard Hughes
Boeing has completed delivery of the U.S. Air Force's first
simulator for the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) to
Little Rock Air Force Base. The Weapon System Trainer (WST) passed
government acceptance testing and was declared "ready for use" on
Rocket To Launch NASAs Lunar Spacecraft From Wallops Island,
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Tuesday that the U.S. Air
Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) recently ordered the
first Minotaur V launch vehicle under the company's
Orbital/Suborbital Program-2 (OSP-2) contract.
Cessna has received Russian type certification for the Citation
Mustang from Russia’s MAK (Interstate Aviation Committee,
Aviation Register). The Citation Mustang is now certified in 60
countries. Cessna has delivered more than 200 Mustangs from the
company’s Independence, Kansas, facility since April
Angel Flight West Made It Possible For Mother, Daughter To Be
Aissa Taylor was born with a very serious medical condition that
kept her in and out of hospitals for her three short years. The
trip between Clovis, California and Palo Alto was a burden on
Aissa's mother, Akilah until Angel Flight West came along.
University Of North Dakota Student Went Down On Departure From
A University of North Dakota student who is also an Air
China employee sustained minor injuries Saturday when the Cessna
172 he was piloting on a routine cross country flight went down
shortly after takeoff from Park Rapids Municipal Airport in
Repair Shop Will Shift To A Support and Logistics Center
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) is transforming
its Lafayette, Louisiana component repair operation into a support
and logistics center. The component repair work currently being
done at the facility will be moved to the Dallas Airmotive Heritage
Park facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
AirVenture Attendees Experience the “Mean” of “Green”
On July 31st, EAA AirVenture hosted a unique battle, the likes of which had never been seen by Oshkosh visitors. On Wittman Runway 18/36, Fagen, Inc. raced its ethanol-powered Orange County Chopper against air show extraordinaire Greg Poe, piloting his Ethanol-Powered Fagen MX-2. Paul Teutul, Sr., the star of Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper,” drove the ethanol-powered motorcycle in a race to the finish line; it was Poe, however, that came away victorious.
After months, even years, of arduous construction and restoration, it can be a daunting prospect to finalize an aircrafts build; after all, no matter how flawless the craftsmanship underneath, the outside finish often distinguishes an aircraft. Fabric covering, therefore, represents at least one of the more demanding and challenging aspects to completing a high-quality aircraft restoration. Recently, Aero-TV spoke with Jeff Paulson, co-owner of Evergreen Aviation Services and Restorations, to get his expertise on the art of fabric covering.
After months, even years, of arduous construction and
restoration, it can be a daunting prospect to finalize an aircrafts
build; after all, no matter how flawless the craftsmanship
underneath, the outside finish often distinguishes an
AirVenture Attendees Experience the “Mean” of
On July 31st, EAA AirVenture hosted a unique battle, the likes
of which had never been seen by Oshkosh visitors. On Wittman
Runway 18/36, Fagen, Inc. raced its ethanol-powered Orange County
Chopper against air show extraordinaire Greg Poe, piloting his
Ethanol-Powered Fagen MX-2.
ATC Is Again Becoming A Focus Of The Investigation
NTSB Chair Debora Hersman told the U.S. House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee that the
pilot of a Piper PA-32 which collided with a sightseeing
helicopter over the Hudson River had incorrectly read back a radio
frequency, and was not corrected by air traffic controllers at
First Powered X-15 Flight Was Fifty Years Ago September 17th
Fifty years ago in 1959, test pilot Scott Crossfield threw the
switch to ignite the twin XLR-11 engines of his North American
Aviation X-15 rocket plane and begin the storied test program's
first powered flight. It was a real kick in the pants.
The FAA has issues a 'Safety Alert For Operators'(SAFO) in light
of frequent reports of crew fatigue, particularly among short-haul
pilots and crew. The SAFO indicates short-haul pilots commonly
identify sleep deprivation and high workload as the main factors
contributing to their fatigue.
System Has Been In Operation As A Pilot Program Since
The TSA announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) implementing the
Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) on Tuesday. TSA will use
the system to fulfill the air cargo security requirements of the
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of
Aircraft Was Leaking Oil, Which May Have Contributed To Engine
The NTSB has released its preliminary report for an incident in
which a Cessna 172RG made an emergency landing on the access road
to a shopping mall parking lot in New Jersey. Both the student and
instructor pilots were able to walk away from the aircraft.
Cessna has announced an agreement with Saint-Petersburg
State University of Civil Aviation for 12 new Cessna 172S Skyhawks
to be used for flight training. The announcement came Wednesday at
the Jet Expo business aviation exhibit.
“At this point, my focus is on the future and
finding the best path forward. NASA has been working for more than
four years on the Constellation program, a development program in
support of which Congress has invested billions of dollars over
that same period.
Source: Representative Bart Gordon
Aero-Linx: House Science And
Before you tell us this is a bit of a stretch, this is one of
the principal congressional committees that will determine the
course and scope of manned space flight for the coming years, and