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April 02, 2016

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview

Surprising and Impressive Line-Up Speaks Well For Today's Innovative Aero-Mindset

Better than we hoped for... that's best way to describe the results of our first Sun 'n Fun Innovation Preview... over an hour of aero-innovative disruption at its best. And as a lead-in for the next rendition of the HIGHLY successful Oshkosh/AirVenture Innovation Preview, we couldn't be more excited for the future of this programming concept... especially since it is about to become the standard bearer for an event/program that's been long-awaited, and is now ready for action.

Airborne 03.31.16: Glasair Merlin LSA, GoFundMe v Airplane, New Garmin

Also: Russia v B737, ICAS, WA A/C Registration, Truck v Airplane, Banner Lawsuit, Jessica Cox, NY ATC Sentencing

Garmin has just announced the introduction of its new G5 Electronic Flight Instrument, and it looks like they are putting some teeth into the old saying that, “good things come in small packages.” The G5 electronic flight instrument is intended for use in experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The compact G5 will find its place serving as either a back-up instrument to G3X or other EFIS systems or as a standalone primary f

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NTSB Highlights Challenges Of Flying In To Major Events

Addresses The issue In New Aviation Safety Alert

If you're planning to fly in to Sun 'n Fun this week, or AirVenture later this summer, the NTSB has some advice for you concerning safety at such high-traffic events.

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Audit Finds DEA Misappropriated Funds For ATR 42-500 Program

Aircraft Purchased In 2008 Has Never Flown For The Agency In Afghanistan

The Office of Inspector General for the Justice Department has released an audit which found that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has spent more than $86 million on an airplane that has never flown for the agency since its acquisition in 2008.

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Klyde Morris 04.02.16

Sit Down, Shut Up, Cash Check Klyde


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Russian MAK Releases Preliminary Report From Flydubai Accident

Flight Data Recorder Shows No Aircraft Systems Fault In The Boeing 737

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) has released a preliminary report from an accident involving a Flydubai Boeing 737-800 March 19 that resulted in the fatal injury of all 62 people on board.

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Aero Sport Power Marks Milestone Engine Deliveries

More Than 2,100 Engines Delivered For The Sport And Experimental Market

Aero Sport Power Ltd. has completed and delivered its 2,100th and 2,001st experimental engines. The milestone engine was an IO-540-C4B5, which was assembled especially for Dwain Harris who will install it on his new Harmon Rocket.

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Experimental Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Down On Initial Flight

Pilot Was Uninjured In The Accident

An experimental prototype tilt-rotor aircraft went down conducting its first flight last week, but fortunately, the pilot was able to walk away from the accident.

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MMC Set to Launch HyDrone 1800

Company Claims Three Hour Flight Time For Its New UAV

A Chinese company claims its new drone will change the UAV industry forever. That's the bold claim made by MicroMultiCopters Aero Technology (MMC), which on April 10th will unveil its HyDrone 1800.

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Two Fatally Injured When Jeep Impacted Jet On A Naval Base

Pair Had Been Fleeing Police When The Accident Occurred

Two people were fatally injured when the Jeep they were driving crashed into a fighter jet at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California Thursday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.02.16)

"The Global Discovery program has missed every intended delivery date since the ATR 500 was purchased in September 2008, cost nearly 4 times its original anticipated amount of $22 million, and is currently in an un-flyable state." Source: Excerpt from a Justice Department Office of Inspector General Report on the Drug Enforcement Agency's Global Discovery Program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.02.16): Turn Anticipation

The capability of RNAV systems to determine the point along a course, prior to a turn WP, where a turn should be initiated.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.16)

The Early Birds of Aviation

An organization of pioneers who flew solo before December 17, 1916. The Early Bird Society which had its origin at the Air Races in Chicago in 1928.

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