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January 21, 2007

New Investigation Into 'The Day The Music Died'

Another Look At Plane Crash That Killed Music Legends

The son of rock 'n roll's Big Bopper wants some answers into the plane crash that killed his father, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens nearly 50 years ago. Their plane went down north of Clear Lake, IA, during a tour of the midwest.

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Airport Security Issue From A Naughty Nine-Year Old

Sneaks Onto Flights, Almost Makes All His Connections

Only 4'9" and 80 pounds, nine-year old Semaj Booker has federal and airline officials scratching their heads after he slipped onto two flights on his journey to Texas from Seattle last Monday.

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Delta To Present New US Air Bid To Board

Bankrupt Arline Sudying Takeover Bid

Delta Air Lines continues to study a $10.2 billion takeover bid by rival US Airways. That bid will be taken it to its board of directors soon, according to a court filing on Friday.  

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Charter My Flight Teams With Lane Aviation

Air Charter Services Website Offers 24-Hour Access To Flight Information

Lane Aviation recently joined forces with Charter My to offer 24-hour on-line access to air charter services throughout the US and Canada. The website, which launched this month, compliments current air charter information and quotes offered by Lane Aviation.

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Upgraded: Bill Reznicek

First Aviation Services Inc. Names New Chief Financial Officer

First Aviation Services Inc, of Westport, CT, and its subsidiary, Memphis-based Aerospace Products International (API), announced that Bill Reznicek was named chief financial officer.

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HAI Officially Announces 2006 Eurocopter Golden Hour Award Recipient

Kudos to the Crew of the US Coast Guard Air Station Savannah

As reported by ANN January 10, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) named the Crew HH-65C CG6553 of the US Coast Guard Air Station Savannah as this year's Eurocopter Golden Hour Award Recipient.  

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ARI Cookbook Benefits Corporate Angel Network

Worldwide Family Recipe Cookbook Now Available

The Corporate Angel Network is the beneficiary of sales from Air Routing International's (ARI) new "Air Routing Agent Network Cookbook.

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Change of Command For Job Requiring Plenty Of 'Heavy Lifting'

Muldoon Set To Relieve Croisetiere As Heavy Lift Helo Program Manager

Capt. Rick Muldoon will take the helm of the Heavy Lift Helicopter program office following a change of command ceremony held in the atrium of the PAX River William B. Moffett building Jan. 25. Muldoon, currently serving as the Deputy for Operations for Program Executive Officer Air ASW, Assault & Special Mission Programs, will succeed Col. Paul Croisetiere, a 1977 U.S. Naval Academy graduate.

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TV Helicopter Pilot Saves Stranded Deer

It's All In The Rotors

An imperiled deer with its body half on ice and half in frigid Lake Thunderbird waters was saved Wednesday afternoon by the quick thinking of Sky 9 KWTV helicopter pilot Mason Dunn, accoding to the Norman (OK) Transcript.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.21.07)


Aerial Firefighting is a dangerous profession to say the least.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.21.07): APV


Approach with vertical Guidance -- Specific criteria adopted by ICAO in May 2000 allows a stabilized descent using vertical guidance without the accuracy required for traditional precision approaches. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.21.07)

"As Norm says, we spend billions of dollars inconveniencing the American public and making things safe -- we think. Then a 9-year old comes walking through."

Source: George Behan, spokesman for Washington Congressman Norm Dicks, regarding nine-year old Semaj Booker... who slipped onto two Southwest Airlines flights on a journey to Texas from Seattle last week.

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