National Security Advisor Calls Action 'Destabilizing And Provocative'
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice called the launch of an "Earth observing satellite" by North Korea late last week a "destabilizing and provocative action" in a statement released by the White House.
Cites Shortage Of Qualified Pilots As Primary Reason For Action
SeaPort Airlines, Inc. has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. After much consideration, the Board of Directors of the Oregon-based airline has determined that reorganization is the best path forward for SeaPort Airlines.
ANN news editor, Tom Patton, covered reports from Garmin about changes and upgrades to their GTN products in a press briefing, and he decided to get more details. So, he stopped by the Garmin display to speak with Garmin's Jim Alpiser, who is their Director of Aviation Aftermarket Sales, to get a personal interview about what's going on.
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Garmin has a game changer going as they announced their new GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks. As drones continue to be a concern for airspace safety, it’s reported that last week the crew of the Fresno County, California Sheriff's Office helicopter encountered a so-called dangerous situation. It’s reported that while flying at an altitude of 550 feet, the pilot saw something in the sky resembling a bird. As he reportedly flew closer, it appeared to be a small airplane. The pilot then maneuvered out of its path and subsequently saw the object fly over the helicopter’s rotor by
ANN is aggrieved to report that former Sikorsky President Jeff Pino and his friend, Nicholas Tramontano, were reported killed last Friday in the crash of Pino's P-51 Mustang, named 'Big Beautiful Doll.' The airplane went down near Maricopa, Arizona. A massive presence in the military, civilian and business aviation community, the retired Sikorsky Boss was a good friend to ANN, a valued member of the 'Let Bob Fly,' inner circle and certainly one of the best amongst us. Pilots flying for United Continental Holdings will get some specialized training designed to boost safety and improve communications. And while the airline says the program is "forward-looking", it does follow a strongly-worded letter sent to pilots last year concerning "major safety even