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November 19, 2011

Aero-TV: Introducing... Airborne 11.18.11

ANN Unveils Our Latest Effort At 'Raising The Bar' For Aviation News and Info Programming -- Airborne!

The first in what will start as a weekly series of Aero-News programs and quickly evolve into something "really cool" has just been uploaded to our servers as well as a number of content syndicators all over the Internet. Keep in mind that this is the FIRST in an evolving series of news offerings and that we at ANN don't play with the status quo very well or for very long. We have AGGRESSIVE and innovative plans for 'Airborne.' We will finish out the rest of 2011 as a weekly and have plan to dramatically up the stakes as 2012 commences... and not just in terms of freq

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Gov. Gregoire To Vigorously Pursue 737 MAX Assembly Operation

Says Washington State Is 'The Best Place In The World' To Build The Airliner

Gov. Chris Gregoire has unveiled a series of action items intended to ensure the Boeing 737 MAX, expected to support up to 20,000 direct and indirect jobs, is built and manufactured in Washington state. “There is no question that Washington state is the best place in the world to build the Boeing 737-MAX jetliner,” Gregoire said announcing the strategy Thursday.

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Now Internationally Official: FAI Certifies Gamera World Records

Human-Powered Helicopter Developed By University Of Maryland Engineering Program

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has certified that the Clark School's Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first.

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GA Appreciation Month Proclaimed In Texas

Groups Praise  Governor Rick Perry For Industry Support

For the second time in a week, national aviation organizations are welcoming a proclamation of November as "General Aviation Appreciation Month." Governor Rick Perry made the proclamation recognizing the industry, which according to the Texas Department of Transportation drives over $14.6 billion in economic activity and supports over 61,000 jobs across the state.

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Cherokee Down In Arkansas, Four Fatally Injured

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coach And Assistant Were On Board

A Piper Cherokee PA-28 went down Thursday fatally injuring all four people on board. The accident occurred in Perry County, AR about 1630 CST in a wooded area near the town of Perryville.

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NBAA Welcomes Sen. Roberts' Amendment To Halt LightSquared Funding

Would Prohibit FCC From Spending Federal Funds To Deploy Company's Technology

An amendment to a bill funding the FCC offered by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) would prohibit the commission from spending federal funds to deploy LightSquared's 4G broadband technology, until it can be proven the technology will not interfere with existing GPS receivers.

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Really? Southwest Airlines To Be Focus Of Reality TV Series

Viewers Will Have 'Premium Access' To The Airlines' Operations

Reality TV seems to be having a love affair with aviation, though most of the offerings, such as "Flying Wild Alaska", have looked at operations that but for the series would have been invisible to the general public. But the genre which all started with "Survivor" and has produced such "classics" as the "Real Housewives" franchise is now turning its unblinking electronic eye to a mainstream airline ... Southwest.

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2013 World Aerobatic Championships Come To US

Chosen Site Is Jean, NV, Southwest Of Las Vegas

The 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships will be coming to the United States in 2013. Members of the FAI Aerobatics Commission met in Krakow, Poland earlier this month and approved a proposal to hold the event in Jean, Nevada. The Jean Airport (0L7) is about 25 minutes southwest of the Las Vegas Strip, immediately adjacent to the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.19.11)

“The 737-MAX is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our state – and we have to go after it with all we’ve got.” Source: Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.19.11): Cardinal Altitudes

"Odd" or "Even" thousand-foot altitudes or flight levels; e.g., 5,000, 6,000, 7,000, FL 250, FL 260, FL 270.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.19.11)

Regulatory Support Division Light Sport Aviation Branch

The Light Sport Aviation Branch manages and provides oversight of the sport pilot examiner and the light sport aircraft repairman-training programs.

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AD: Piaggio Aero Industries

AD NUMBER: 2011-24-01

MANUFACTURER: Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes

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