NTSB Releases Preliminary Report August 1st Accident
Clues to the cause of an accident August 1st in Denali National
Park in Alaska are not readily apparent, based on the NTSB's
preliminary report. One witness did tell the NTSB that the engines
of the Fairchild FA-C123K were "really working" as the airplane
passed overhead at between 300 and 500 feet.
Boeing said late last week that it has removed Mohammad "Mo"
Yahyavi as the top executive of its delayed 747-8 program. The
announcement came just one day following Boeing's announcement that
the first delivery of the 787 would be pushed into at least
February of 2011.
Southwest, Continental Airlines Enter Into Slot Lease At Newark
Liberty International Airport (KEWR)
Southwest Airlines and Continental Airlines confirmed late last
week that they entered into a lease providing Southwest Airlines
access to 36 Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) slots
which are currently held by Continental.
The Personal Affront Is One Thing... But What About The Hazard
To Fliers Everywhere?
News/Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell
ANN has received a breathless missive, this morning, from AOPA
with a statement from AOPA Boss Craig Fuller expressing outrage
about the story that ANN broke yesterday afternoon in which John
King outlined his (and Martha's) errant detention, at gunpoint, by
the Santa Barbara Police department after they landed at KSBA on
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.30.10 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
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08.30.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Reducing Flight School
Drop-Outs - 08.30.10 (ANN Special Report,
with CFI Bob Miller)
DC Guard Unit First To Deploy With MEDEVAC-Equipped UH-72
The 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) of the District of
Columbia National Guard recently became the first unit to perform a
medical evacuation mission using the UH-72 Lakota helicopter in
Hohenfels, Germany on August 10th
Legendary Bird Keeps Flying After Being A Part of 65 Years of Aviation History
Every historic aircraft has a story to tell... and the 'Tico Belle" has seen 65 years of aviation history, which means that it has a LOT of stories in its background.... if only this airplane could talk. From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was there -- over 65 years ago. Today the "Tico Belle" is a flying extension of the Valiant Air Command museum with an important mission to educate the public about military history and what it meant to not only serve in World War II, but to have been present when so many sacrificed so much in the service of this Country.
Great Little Airplane Seems To Be Fighting Its Way S-l-o-w-l-y
A letter from Cessna's Roger Whyte has begun circulating in
which the Cessna Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing admits to additional
delays in the much-delayed and long-awaited Cessna Skycatcher LSA
program.Whyte notes that, "Currently, eight Skycatchers have been
delivered to their owners and are out flying today and activity at
the reassembly plant in Wichita is increasing (photo enclosed). At
EAA's AirVenture in late July, crowds enthusiastically responded to
the Skycatchers that Cessna and EAA each had on display and our
sales team was actively conducting demonstrations in the
Folks; I don't have to tell you that the plight of aviation is
not a healthy one right now -- this industry is dying the death of
a thousand cuts... and here's stunning evidence that we're all in
serious trouble. Two of aviation's best known figures, and experts
in virtually segments of sport, general and business aviation were
held and detained at gunpoint just 24 hours ago... by the Santa
Barbara Police Department -- and based on what was
eventually/admittedly false info.
Legendary Bird Keeps Flying After Being A Part of 65 Years of
Every historic aircraft has a story to tell... and the 'Tico
Belle" has seen 65 years of aviation history, which means that it
has a LOT of stories in its background.... if only this airplane
could talk. From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to
Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was
there -- over 65 years ago.
NASA is challenging high school teams to design software to
program small satellites aboard the International Space Station.
The competition centers on the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage,
Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES.
"Avatar" director James Cameron is featured in a series of new
NASA public service announcements that describe the many
contributions of the agency's Earth science program to
environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet.
issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means
continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the
missed approach procedure as described on the Instrument Approach
Procedure Chart or as previously assigned by ATC. The pilot may
climb immediately to the altitude specified in the missed approach
procedure upon making a missed approach. No turns should be
initiated prior to reaching the missed approach point. When
conducting an ASR or PAR approach, execute the assigned missed
approach procedure immediately upon receiving instructions to
"execute missed approach."
Aero-Linx: FAA Fact Sheet
– Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) come in a variety
of shapes and sizes, and serve diverse purposes. They may have a
wingspan as large as a Boeing 737 or smaller than a
radio-controlled model airplane. A pilot on the ground is always in
charge of UAS operations. Until recently, UASs mainly supported
military and security operations, but that is rapidly
"They do not know how to check with the FAA, even though
it would have taken only a minute on the FAA website. Plus, they
don't know one aircraft from another. But they did not allow this
to slow them down on this "opportunity" and they plunged ahead, not
knowing what they were doing. As a result, they failed to exercise
the standard of care that should be required before you put
citizens at gunpoint. After all, we expect the press to confirm
outside information they receive every time before they go to
print. Shouldn't police departments be held to at least the same
standard before they put citizens at gunpoint?"
Source: King Schools' John King,
describing some of this thoughts after a government security
mistake, an easily avoidable one w