Someone Seems To Be Looking For Their 15 Minutes of
Following the tragic fatal crash of a Velocity 173RG in
Las Vegas, NV, a local official from the Clark County
Aviation Authority is grabbing some headlines. The Aviation
Director, Randy Walker, is apparently calling for the banishment of
experimental aircraft from the North las Vegas Airport -- which is
supposed to be a "reliever" for the even busier Las Vegas
International Airport (McCarran), to the South.
NTSB Sends Team To Investigate Plane Crash Near Moab, Utah
A tragic accident, reportedly occurring during departure, has
brought down a King Air 100 and killed all 10 persons on board.The
Beech King Air A-100 (file photo below) is reported to have
impacted the ground close to the runway shortly after departure,
Friday evening, from the Canyonlands Field airport, approximately
18 miles northwest of Moab. The aircraft impacted among nearby
hills, where it was said to have burned on impact.
Australia Issues Type Certificate For The CC18-180 Top Cub
CubCrafters is crowing about a recent Australian approval. The
CC18-180 TOP CUB has received Type Certification from the Civil
Aviation Safety Authority. This certification allows new,
certified, ready-to-fly Cubs to be delivered to customers in
Australia for the first time ever.
Flight Deck Resources has released their new SkyFi 2000 wireless
serial adapter for Electronic Flight Bags (EFB). The SkyFi 2000 is
a serial (RS-422,232,485) to wireless (802.11) adapter that enables
a wireless connection between a GPS receiver and/or satellite
weather receiver and any EFB equipped with 802.11 wireless
Plans are reportedly on schedule to install
state-of-the-art Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) at
three airports in Oklahoma this fall. The unmanned AWOS
systems will provide continuously updated weather information
to pilots and ground personnel at Blackwell-Tonkawa Municipal
Airport near Tulsa, Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport outside
Oklahoma City, and Stigler Regional Airport in eastern
NASA Does Fairly Well -- Some GA Fields... Not So Much
While managers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, were reopening
the center for normal operations Friday morning for workers' first
shift, Tropical Storm Fay continued to pound away at Northern and
western Florida throughout th weekend. The ever-so-slow-moving
Tropical Storm Fay kept Kennedy closed since Tuesday.
"...any delay to the amended request for proposal for
the tanker replacement program as harmful to the warfighter and
that a delay will result in a direct escalation in cost to the
government thereby harming American taxpayers."
Source: A statement from Northrop Grumman,
reacting to delays in the KC135 Replacement process, reiterating
their position and their belief that they have won the KC-135
Replacement Procurement debate.