With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects. While attendance and participation were obviously at lower levels than in year's past, the community showed that it is willing to do what it must to survive, and is seeking new opportunities and business venues as aggressive as the current economic climate allows.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.27.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.27.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: FAA Chief Randy Babbitt at NBAA -
10.27.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt)
"Our first initiative is to win the KC-45 tanker, our
first lesson is Geography -- Mobile, Alabama and the Gulf Coast
States are part of the U.S. and our jobs are American."
Source: Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R).
Several stories today deal with flight simulators, which have
become to sophisticated that even the sims available for home
computers are pretty realistic. It got us thinking about how flight
simulation worked in the days before there were all these
electronics. "A Brief History Of Flight Simulation" has some