Inadvertent Takeoff Causes Damage To Wing, Right Engine
US Navy Secretary Donald Winter said last week he remains
confident in the Marines' plans to deploy the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor
aircraft, despite its troubled development history and a minor
accident March 27.
US Bankruptcy Court Judge Adlai Hardin decided Monday to defer
for one week his ruling on allowing Comair to toss out its existing
contract with flight attendants for one week, after he received
requests from both sides for more time.
A pilot involved in a 2002 friendly fire bombing in Afghanistan
that killed four Canadian soldiers and injured eight others is
suing the US Air Force, claiming military officials ruined his
reputation as a pilot by releasing a letter of reprimand for the
The NTSB recommends the following to the FAA:
Require MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), to conduct additional tests
to enable the full analysis of all critical load cases for
tension-torsion straps installed in the anti-torque fan of MDHI
model 500N series, 600N, and MD900 helicopters, including load
cases that create regions of transverse shear or compression in the
fiber-reinforced areas of the straps...
Travelzoo is celebrating the milestone of its having signed up
10 million subscribers, by sending that 10 millionth subscriber
into space. Matthew Wagner (below, middle, with Dr. Norm Thagard,
on the left and Travelzoo Boss Ralph Bartel to the right) from
Santa Fe Springs, California, was presented a ticket for a
suborbital spaceflight by Travelzoo Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, Ralph Bartel.
EAA's Tom Poberezny On What AirVenture 2006 Will Bring, Part
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.10.06 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.10.06
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- EAA's Tom Poberezny On
Oshkosh 2006, Part I: 04.10.06 (Part One of Jim Campbell's
chat with the EAA's Tom Poberezny about what we can expect at
Flew B-29 and UH-1 In Combat; Medal Of Honor Recipient
Retired Chief Warrant Officer Mike Novosel died last Monday,
April 2, at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Novosel fought his battles
with time, and with colon cancer, with the same doughty strength
that he brought to fights against Japan, North Korea, and North
Vietnam, but this last battle was one that courage alone could not
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was
launched from Vandenberg Friday at 6 a.m. The launch was part of a
developmental test to demonstrate the weapon system’s
effectiveness in a stressed environment on extended range.
Also Calls BAE's Rush To Sell Airbus Stake "Real Surprise"
Airbus listens to its customers... that's the message Gustav
Humbert wanted to send Monday, as he announced the European plane
maker is ready to discuss ways it can improve the design of the
upcoming A350 midsized range airliner.
Inadvertant Engine Start Sends Plane Across Walkway
It could have been much worse... but fortunately, the only
victims of an inadvertant engine start that sent a Dova Skylark
careening across a pedestrian walkway Saturday evening at the Sun
'N Fun Fly-In were the plane itself, two ground vehicles, and the
nerves of many who witnessed the accident.
Avidyne Is A Lakeland 2006 ANN Special
Avidyne is the leading provider of situational awareness
displays and integrated flight deck systems for general aviation
aircraft, providing the safety, capability, and reliability
benefits of air transport and bizjet flight decks, at cost and
weight targets required for general aviation. No kidding...
"Crewmembers' Families Have Already Suffered Tremendously"
On Friday, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) joined with the Air Line Pilots Association and
families of the victimslost aboard United Airlines Flight
93 on September 11, 2001 in asking US District Court
judge Leonie Brinkema to reconsider allowing the CVR from the
airliner be entered into evidence in open court, in the death
penalty trial of confessed al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias
Cirrus Design (Booths
MD-032C--MD-033B) Steps Up As A Lakeland 2006 Special
Did you know that for the year-to-date shipment stats just
released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA),
that Cirrus Design's SR22 took the dominant position
as the market leader in high-performance, single-engine,
The little boy was probably four or five years old and he moved
with that side-to-side rocking gait -- the one that any
stressed-out young parent will tell you, only looks slow. Junior
rocketed across a street with Dad, Mom and siblings in a disarrayed
trail. "This one, Daddy. THIS one!" and he beelined for a Cirrus.
"I like this one!"
Garmin Avionics: SnF-Lakeland
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Boeing announced last week that Spanish carrier Air Europa has
converted purchase rights into orders for 16 Boeing 737-800
airliners. The airplanes are valued at approximately $1 billion at
list prices, and will be delivered between 2010 and 2014.
Book Review By ANN Correspondent Aleta Vinas
"Today I was in an AT-6 Texan Air Racing in Reno. Later, I
fought fires in a Bell 212 helicopter." "Last week I flew in the
Space Shuttle Discovery. Next week I may fly with the US Aerobatic
Team or pilot a blimp. I may even do it tomorrow." These are only a
small sample of the adventures “The World Beneath Their
Wings” will take you on.
Seeks To Educate Businesspeople About GA Advantages
Aero-News has learned of a first-of-its-kind event coming up in
the Northeast. The F1 Air "Drive-To-Fly" Aerospace Gala will be
held April 22, 2006 at F1 Boston's facilities in Braintree, MA. The
featured speaker for the evening will be Al Haynes, the noted pilot
and hero who guided striken United Flight 232 in for landing in
Sioux City, IA in 1989, saving the lives of 184 people onboard.
New Piper Aircraft: Lakeland
Display Booth MD-18C--MD-19B
When Mr. Piper introduced the Piper Cub in 1937, he had a dream.
He felt that everyone should fly. And he believed that Piper could
provide everyone with that freedom.
Still keeping his dream alive today, Piper is the only
general aviation manufacturer to offer a complete line of
aircraft to help realize the flying dreams of most any
"We respectfully request that US District Judge Leonie Brinkema
reconsider her ruling and keep the tape private. The families of
the crewmembers who were murdered on September 11, 2001 have
already suffered tremendously, and public release of the tape would
only sensationalize and serve no legitimate purpose."
Source: Captain Ralph Hunter, President of the
Allied Pilots Association, in a statement supporting the families
of victims lost onboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11,
2001 in their request for Judge Brinkema to reconsider allowing the
CVR from the airliner be entered into evidence in open court, in
the death penalty trial of confessed al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/5047
Issue Date: April 09, 2006 at 18:04 UTC
Location: LONDON ON , United States
Beginning Date and Time: Effective Immediately
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A