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March 26, 2017

Canada’s Aviation Hall Of Fame Declares Honorary Poet

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor To Be Induction Ceremony Guest Speaker

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame has declared John Gillespie Magee Jr. as its Honorary Poet. Magee was a 19-year old Spitfire pilot serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force when he wrote his famous sonnet, “High Flight,” which has become a symbol of lost aircrew in both peace and war.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.26.17)

Aero Linx: The Illinois Aviation Trades Association (IATA) The Illinois Aviation Trades Association (IATA) was founded on the simple principle to be a single source for industry education, peer to peer networking and statewide legislative representation for the many partners of general aviation. IATA has remained responsive to its members' needs by ushering industry concerns before regulatory and legislative bodies to insure corporate and private aviation is rightly viewed as an integral part of our State's economy and a vital element to its future growth. General aviation expansion is essential for effective commerce and logistic development in Illinois and IATA plays a role to give our industry a c

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.26.17): Circle To Runway

Circle To Runway (Runway Number) Used by ATC to inform the pilot that he/she must circle to land because the runway in use is other than the runway aligned with the instrument approach procedure. When the direction of the circling maneuver in relation to the airport/runway is required, the controller will state the direction (eight cardinal compass points) and specify a left or right downwind or base leg as appropriate; e.g., “Cleared VOR Runway Three Six Approach circle to Runway Two Two,” or “Circle northwest of the airport for a right downwind to Runway Two Two.”

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.26.17)

"Every landing on a ship is a very precise thing. When you get 300,000, it's a pretty big testament to the skill of the aviators and the personnel who maintain the recovery equipment. It's an incredible feat." Source: Cmdr. Jeremy Rifas, air boss for the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) which just announced the ship's 300,000th successful arrested landing.

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