ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.21.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.21.09 (ANN's Long-Form
Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Larry Simburger - The Appeal of Ballooning -
08.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with Ballonist
Rutan's Oshkosh Presentation Observes "CO2 Is Not A
Aviation pioneer and long-time flight test engineer Burt Rutan
has begun making a public case against Anthropological Global
Warming, or AGW, saying the data does not support a case for global
warming, or climate change of any kind, caused by human
Area Around Kennedy Space Center Restricted During Launch
A TFR goes into effect around the Kennedy Space Center Monday
night, with Discovery set to lift off at 0136 EDT Tuesday
morning. The TFR centers on the Melbourne VOR/DME (MLB) 004 degree
radial at 30.6 nautical miles. and extends out 40 nautical miles
from the surface up to but not including FL180.
Science Fiction Technology Moves A Step Closer To The Real
The Airborne Laser's (ABL) megawatt-class Chemical Oxygen Iodine
Laser (COIL) was successfully fired in flight Tuesday. The test,
"First Light in Flight," validates the High Energy Laser's (HEL)
ability to fire in an airborne environment.
The first Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy strategic transport was
inducted into the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program
(RERP) production line in ceremonies at the Lockheed Martin
facility In Marietta, GA August 18. The RERP modifications consist
of more than 70 improvements and upgrades.
"Liberty Belle" On Tour, Will Return to Orlando/Kissimmee In
Liberty Belle, the most recently restored World War II Boeing
B-17 Flying Fortress will be returning "home" to Kissimmee
Gateway Airport where she underwent a 14 year restoration to flying
condition. Liberty Belle will offer flights to the public
over Orlando and Kissimmee on October 3rd and 4th.
The FAA has granted Boeing Organization Designation
Authorization, giving the plane maker the ability to conduct design
reviews, oversee testing to ensure all applicable product standards
are met, and sign off on certification. The designation will take
effect August 31st following training and readiness reviews.
Adding The A330-300s For Expansion Of Their Medium-Haul
Turkish Airlines has signed a contract for the purchase of seven
Airbus A330-300 aircraft, firming up a Memorandum of Understanding
signed during Le Bourget Airshow in June 2009. The A330s will be
operated on high capacity medium haul routes.
The FAA Wednesday met with city leaders of Plainville,
Connecticut and signed an agreement to grant the town $7.4 million
to purchase the state's oldest continuously-operating airport from
a private owner.
Class 3 EFB Services Included In A New Three-Year Deal
Jeppesen has signed a three-year electronic flight bag
(EFB) agreement with Turkish Airlines to provide electronic charts
and data, plus distribution and management services for the
airline’s fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.
When You Want the "Prettiest" Tank-Killer In The World, You Want A WartHog!
To those who look upon the A-10 for the first time, there is a sense that they're not looking at an airplane -- but the box it came in. BUT, to those who need to kill heavy enemy armament and do it in a serious way, the A-10 suddenly becomes one of the prettiest sights you ever saw... especially if said enemy armament is aimed your way.
Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network
For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but
a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like
the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.
News/Analysis by J. R. Campbell, CEO/Editor-In-Chief
There is a temptation to get a mite maudlin about this...
especially since it involves a good friend we've had the pleasure
to work with over the course of a number of decades, but as we
understand it, Alan Klapmeier cleared out his office at Cirrus
Aircraft today, Thursday... which had to be an emotionally
wrenching thing to do.
When You Want the "Prettiest" Tank-Killer In The World, You Want A
To those who look upon the A-10 for the first time, there is a
sense that they're not looking at an airplane -- but the box it
came in. BUT, to those who need to kill heavy enemy armament and do
it in a serious way, the A-10 suddenly becomes one of the prettiest
sights you ever saw... especially if said enemy armament is aimed
President Obama will be vacationing on Martha's Vineyard next
week, which means a TFR has been issued for the duration of the
visit. The TFR is in effect from August 23rd beginning at 1030 to
August 30th at 1700.
After learning of the departure of three top-level executives,
employees at Hawker Beechcraft have been told the company is
ceasing its 401(k) contributions to employee accounts, and that a
workforce reduction will be announced Friday.
But Remains Committed To The Learjet 60 XR Program
Bombardier has parted ways with Jet Republic, which had planned
to purchase 110 Learjet 60 XR aircraft from the Canadian
transportation company. In a brief news release Thursday,
Bombardier said they have terminated both the firm and conditional
order purchase agreement with Jet Republic in respect of all
Second Extensive Search Fails To Turn Up "Black Boxes", Plane
The French Air Accident Bureau BEA said Thursday it has
completed another fruitless search for the cockpit voice and flight
data recorders from Air France flight 447, which went down in the
Atlantic Ocean in June.
"Today, we remember those whose lives were lost on
December 21, 1988, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the
families who live each day with the loss of their loved ones due to
this heinous crime,"
Source: Secretary of Sate Hillary
Traffic Alert and Collision
Avoidance System (TCAS)
TCAS is an airborne system developed by the FAA that operates
independently from the ground-based Air Traffic Control (ATC)
system. TCAS was designed to increase cockpit awareness of
proximate aircraft and to serve as a "last line of defense" for the
prevention of mid-air collisions.
Friday we have a story about the Defense Missile Agency firing
an airborne laser aboard a specially modified 747. The website
details how this technology is being devloped to keep our country
safe from missile attacks, where ever they may originate.