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February 16, 2008

FAA Ramps Up Efforts To Hire Controllers

NATCA Says New Hires Will Encounter Old Problems

In what the agency termed an effort to streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday it has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide "one stop shopping" for prospective new employees.

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Raptors Returning To AirVenture!

F-22s Will Once Again Amaze Crowd

The Lockheed F-22 "Raptor," one of the world's most advanced military jets, will return and fly during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," this year at Oshkosh, WI.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.16.08)

Aero-Linx!

The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a non-profit radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. They have flying sites in San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont and Davenport. The club is involved in slope soaring, thermal duration, aero-tow, F3B, scale soaring.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.16.08): Balanced Control Surface

Aero-Terms!

A movable control surface, as an aileron or rudder, having an added physical extension or weights forward of the hinge-point to reduce forces on a joystick or yoke. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.16.08)

"The FAA put out a job announcement just last month that attracted 3,000 applicants in 15 days. The overwhelming response for new air traffic controller positions highlights the enthusiasm, passion and determination of our applicants. They are ready to work and we want to get them processed and in training as soon as possible."

Source: FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell. In what the agency terms an effort to streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA announced Friday it has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide "one stop shopping" for prospective new employees.

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