ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.21.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
10.21.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Tim Bailey on the Future of Commercial
Spaceflight - 10.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with
Rarely has anyone set a tone for an event as swiftly and as dramatically as Hawker Beechcraft's CEO, Bill Boisture. Having survived one of the toughest years in the history of aviation (much less business aviation), Boisture showed up in military livery, as did his entire staff and management team, using a strong military metaphor to describe the year past as well as the attitudes that may be necessary to weather the storm of the next few.
ANN does not have to tell anyone that aviation has not had a good year... and one of the reasons for that, economics notwithstanding, is the fact that our image has suffered dramatic hits this year in terms of public, media and governmental perceptions of who and what this industry truly is.
"I don't know if a year from now or two years from now
we're going to come back as happy as we were two years ago, but I
guarantee in three or four years we will."
Source: Forbes Magazine Publisher and
business aircraft owner and pilot Rich Karlgaard.
An approach which can only be flown with a WAAS receiver, and
enables descent to 200-250 feet above the runway. LPV approaches
are operationally equivalent to the legacy instrument landing
systems (ILS) but are more economical because no navigation
infrastructure has to be installed at the runway.
As a company works to revive a 50-year-old design conceived as a
military traniner but marketed a half century ago as the first U.S.
business jet, Team MS760, led by Captain Dale "Snort"
Snodgrass, will be flying airshows next year to show off the