The son of Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe has reportedly been fatally injured in an accident near Owasso, OK. The plane carrying Dr. Perry Inhofe, reportedly an MU-2, went down Sunday about 1600 local time.
The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA's Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a test of a system that will protect Orion during its first trip to space next year.
Professional Development Expands Beyond Select Districts; Training Helps Teachers Ignite Student Interest In STEM Fields And Careers
Sally Ride Science has completed the launch of the Sally Ride Online Academy, the teacher training and professional development program that to date has been available only to educators in select school districts. Originally developed with the support of ExxonMobil for districts that had been the focus of that company’s educational support for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), the online training is now available to all educators, nationwide.
Aircraft Will Fly Surveillance And National Security Missions
The Peruvian Interior Ministry has received the first of four twin-engine Eurocopter EC145 helicopters that are set to modernize the fleet of the National Police of Peru. The formal handover was attended by French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who took the occasion of his official visit to Peru to reiterate the cooperation between France and Peru in matters of defense and security.
National Magazine Names Gregg Saretsky One Of Canada's Top New Leaders
Canadian Business magazine has named WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky top new CEO, as part of its inaugural CEO of the Year awards. The award for new CEO of the year is given to the top chief executive officer in the role for less than five years, as judged by a prestigious panel of Canadian business leaders and academics.
New Report Discusses Asymmetric Distribution Of Impact Basins
Scientists using data from the lunar-orbiting twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are gaining new insight into how the face of the moon received its rugged good looks. A report on the asymmetric distribution of lunar impact basins is published in this week's edition of the journal Science.
zero2infinity Inbloon Project Claims They Had The Idea First
A company called World View recently made a splash with a release about a concept to carry passengers to the fringe of space beneath a huge balloon. Now, a second company called zero2infinity Inbloon is calling "foul", saying World View got the idea from them.
Will Implement FACE Requirements In Current And Future Programs
Northrop Grumman Corporation is applying a modular, open architecture approach throughout its product portfolio, allowing for rapid addition of new avionics capabilities for warfighters. As a founding principal member of The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, Northrop Grumman was an early advocate of establishing open architecture standards to support software portability and interoperability across avionics systems.
Boeing 737 Adorned With Beloved Disney-Pixar Characters Flies Four Make-A-Wish Alaska And Washington Children To Disneyland Resort On Inaugural Flight
The newest themed airplane in Alaska Airlines' fleet flew into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Thursday, featuring one of America's most beloved and rusty tow trucks. Adorned with the familiar images of Disney-Pixar's animated Cars characters Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi, the colorful Boeing 737-800 named "Adventure of Disneyland Resort" celebrates Alaska's partnership with Walt Disney's original theme park.
777-300ER To Provide Ethiopian Flag-Carrier With Additional Capacity On Key Routes
A 777-300ER (Extended Range) jet has been delivered to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to Ethiopian Airlines. The 777-300ER is now the largest airplane in the Ethiopian flag-carrier's fleet and will provide it with increased capacity and improved operating economics on key routes from its base in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Will Apply Principles Developed For Commercial Engines To Military Powerplants
The U.S Department of Defense has awarded a $50.7 million MissionCare contract extension to Rolls-Royce to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the U.S. Navy's T-45 training aircraft.
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New pilot training rules have been issued by the FAA that will affect pilots training for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate, and those pilots that are already employed by an airline. The final rule stems, in part, from the crash of Colgan Air 3407 in February 2009, and addresses a Congressional mandate in the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. The private owners of Solberg Airport, a public-use airport, in Readington Township, New Jersey have been fighting an ongoing legal battle with the township board t
Celebrating the Wondrous World Of Flight All November At Aviation Museums Across The Country
This November, Disney salutes National Aviation History Month, a month-long celebration of U.S. aviation's storied past, with the release of the high-flying family adventure "PLANES" on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand on November 19, and through educational partnership with aviation museums across the country.
Recommends Changes In Flight Manual For Flat Spin Recovery Procedures
The FAA has released a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) directed to owners and operators of APEX Aircraft CAP 10B airplanes, all serial numbers, of an airworthiness concern, specifically the need to provide more detailed information in the airplane flight manual (AFM) concerning recovery from a flat spin.
Ejected Material Radiating From The Body 'Like Spokes From A Wheel'
Astronomers viewing our solar system's asteroid belt with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel. Unlike all other known asteroids, which appear simply as tiny points of light, this asteroid, designated P/2013 P5, resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler.
Aero Linx: European Business Aviation Association
EBAA aims to promote excellence and professionalism amongst our Members to enable them to deliver best-in-class safety and operational efficiency, whilst representing their interests at all levels in Europe, to ensure the proper recognition of business aviation as a vital part of the aviation infrastructure, supporting local and national economies.
Execute Missed Approach
Instructions 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."
"We were literally dumbfounded when we saw it. Even more amazing, its tail structures change dramatically in just 13 days as it belches out dust. That also caught us by surprise. It's hard to believe we're looking at an asteroid."
Source: Lead investigator David Jewitt of the University of California at Los Angeles, following the discovery that astronomers viewing our solar system's asteroid belt with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel.