Actor And Pilot Leaves Lasting Legacy With Young Eagles
One brief segment of the activities that surrounded the changing
of the guard for EAA's Young Eagles program September 29th may
leave the most enduring legacy. Jim and Angela Thompson announced
their establishment of an endowment to EAA to help fund
scholarships in Harrison Ford's name.
Pricing/Option Changes Make Sonex and Waiex Sub-Kits 'More
Sonex Aircraft tells ANN that it has expanded its Sub-Kit
product line to include the Xenos Motorglider. Like Sonex and Waiex
Sub-Kits, Xenos Sub-Kits are designed to give builders more
flexibility and options for constructing these aircraft kits.
Advocacy Group Disappointed in Latest EPA Guidelines For
Providing Safe Drinking Water On Airplanes
Flyersrights.org, a national advocacy group for airline
passengers in the United States, has gone on record as stating that
last week's finalized EPA guidelines regarding airline drinking
water are insufficient, and basically allow the airlines to operate
as they please without regard to passenger health and safety.
A study released Thursday by The Brookings Institution indicates
that, while last year was the first to show a net loss of airline
passengers since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001,
more and more passengers are experiencing delays at major airports,
and the study says that situation is likely to get worse over
NASA begins a series of flights Oct. 15 to study changes to
Antarctica's sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets. The flights are part
of Operation Ice Bridge, a six-year campaign that is the largest
airborne survey ever made of ice at Earth's polar regions.
Twin Commander Aircraft LLC is moving from its long-time home in
Washington State to North Carolina. The move should be complete by
the end of 2009. The company's new home will be in Creedmoor,
northeast of Durham.
Technicians are completing the careful and complex connecting
tasks to complete the stacking of space shuttle Atlantis before
next week's rollout to Launch Pad 39A. The work includes attaching
the umbilicals from the mobile launcher platform to the aft section
Airlines may not arbitrarily limit compensation for passengers
who purchase necessities because their baggage is lost or delayed,
the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said in a notice issued
Precision Runway Monitor
A system that
allows simultaneous, independent IFR approaches. During inclement
weather, airports with parallel runways spaced less than 4,300 feet
apart experience decreased capacity because they cannot conduct
independent simultaneous operations due to existing equipment
Aero-Linx: USAF Fact Sheet --
Sonic boom is an impulsive noise similar
to thunder. It is caused by an object moving faster than sound --
about 750 miles per hour at sea level. An aircraft traveling
through the atmosphere continuously produces air-pressure waves
similar to the water waves caused by a ship's bow...
"We have worked with Twin Commander operators and our
authorized service centers to anticipate their parts needs through
the end of the year... This will help us manage distribution
of parts so that no one experiences a delay in receiving a needed
part while the move is underway."
Source: Twin Commander Aircraft President
Matt Isley, describing issues to be dealt with in the move of their
operations from the West Coast to the East.