ANN is monitoring the details surrounding the tragic accident
that has claimed the life of aerobatic pilot Vicki Cruse. In a
competition flight at the Silverstone Grand Prix site, her
Edge 540 impacted the ground on a downline with an immediately
Changes Touch Nearly Every Aspect Of Pilot Certification,
Training, And Ground Operations
Extensive revisions to 102 regulations concerning training,
qualification, certification, and operating requirements for
pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and pilot schools
were published Friday in the Federal Register, and nearly everyone
who flies, or is considering learning to fly, is potentially
ExpressJet Crew Not Responsible For Keeping Passengers Onboard
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that
his department has concluded the preliminary phase of its
investigation into the Aug. 8 tarmac delay by Continental Airlines
on a flight operated by ExpressJet Airlines. "We have
determined that the ExpressJet crew was not at fault."
Mason Holland, the new owner of Eclipse Aviation, says he plans
to focus on profitability first, and growth second, as he tries to
revive the Eclipse Very Light Jet program. A federal bankruptcy
judge approved the $40 million sale of the company to Holland and
three other investors Thursday.
A few days ago, JetBlue announced a discount travel promotion
called "All You Can Jet." For 599 dollars, the purchaser gets
unlimited flights on JetBlue for a month, from September 8th
through October 8th. Choices include 57 cities and more than 600
Australian Airline Still Has 50 Dreamliners On Order
Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said this week he has been
told by Boeing that the troubled 787 Dreamliner will fly this year,
despite problems with delamination in the wing area and new
problems with the composite skin in the fuselage sections being
built in Italy.
Military authorities say the number of U.S. Army personnel
killed when their Black Hawk helicopter went down near the peak of
Colorado's second highest mountain is four. Three of the occupants
of the aircraft were killed in the crash, and the fourth died on
the way to the hospital. The names of the crew have not been
One GS-15, One SES Employee Relieved Of Managerial Duties
This is certainly not the type of investigation normally
conducted by the NTSB. Two top managers for the board are
under investigation for allegedly wrapping a noose around the
nameplate of a former career NTSB executive and hanging it from a
wall fixture following a meeting at the agency.
In a story today, the Air Force Office Of Scientific Research
was listed as a parter with NASA as developing a solid rocket
propellant that could possibly be manufactured on the moon or Mars.
That made us think "What else are they up to?"