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February 04, 2017

Trump Executive Order Will Not Delay BasicMed

Freeze On New Regulations Will Not Affect The Rules Change

Following analysis of President Donald Trump’s executive order to hold pending and new regulations for a 60-day review, AOPA has determined that the freeze does not apply to BasicMed, which provides a long-anticipated alternative to medical certification. The executive order is a standard operating procedure for new administrations.

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Santa Monica Airport Decision Under Fire From Both Sides

FAA's Unexpected Concessions Caught Everyone By Surprise

If there is one thing that the supporters of Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) and those who want it to close can agree on, it's that they're unhappy about the deal struck between the FAA and the city to allow the airport to be closed in 12 years, and shorten the runway in the interim.

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GAO Draft Report Warns Of Defects In SpaceX Rockets

Persistent Cracking Of Vital Propulsion-System Components Noted

A draft report prepared by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raises safety concerns about rocket boosters built by SpaceX, noting persistent cracking in some vital components of propulsion systems.

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No Drone Flights To Be Allowed Within 30 NM Of NRG Stadium Sunday

Questions Raised About The Necessity For Such A Broad Ban

The TFR that will be in place Sunday around NRG Stadium in Houston extends out 30 nautical miles from the site where the Super Bowl will be played. And that means no one can fly a drone anywhere inside that circle ... not even in your own backyard.

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Valparaiso University To Launch Aviation Program In Fall 2017

College Of Business To Train Pilots For Aviation Careers

Valparaiso University's (Valpo) College of Business has announced that it will begin offering an aviation program this fall.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Tucson Fatal Accident

Aircraft Went Down On Airport Property Shortly After Takeoff

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident which occurred January 23 destroying a Beechcraft 300 airplane and fatally injuring the two occupants of the aircraft.

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Bombardier, CityJet Finalize Purchase Agreement For Up To 10 CRJ900 Aircraft

Deal Includes Six Firm Orders, Four Options

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that a firm purchase agreement, consistent with the conditional agreement announced on January 24, 2017, has been finalized with Dublin-based regional carrier, CityJet. The firm agreement includes six CRJ900 aircraft and options for an additional four aircraft. Upon delivery, the aircraft will operate under wet lease in the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) network.

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F-35C Fighters Arrive At NAS Lemoore

First Of The Joint Strike Fighter 'C' Variant To Be Deployed On The West Coast

Four of the Navy's newest F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Jan. 25.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.04.17)

“Having a program in aviation will bring the College of Business a multitude of opportunities in a very dynamic business sector.” Source: Tom Cedel, distinguished visiting professor and a retired Air Force pilot, who assisted in the creation of an aviation program at Valparaiso University College of Business.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.04.17): Vortices

Circular patterns of air created by the movement of an airfoil through the air when generating lift. As an airfoil moves through the atmosphere in sustained flight, an area of area of low pressure is created above it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.04.17)

EAA AirVenture Museum

The EAA AirVenture Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world. The museum features a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes and four movie theaters.

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