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June 12, 2010

Hutchison: NASA Leadership Skirting The Law To Shut Down Space Programs

Says Constellation Is Still The Law Of The Land

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said Thursday that NASA leadership was skirting the law to shut down the Constellation program after publicly announcing a decision to reprioritize work on the program.

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House Transportation Committee Presses LaHood For Fatigue NPRM

Committee Members Express "Disappointment" In A Letter

Four members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressing "concern and disappointment" that he has not yet issued an NPRM for flight duty time limits.

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NTSB Hands Out Safety Recommendations To Air Care Alliance

Board Says Passengers Should Be Told They Are Not Flying Commercial

The NTSB has issued three recommendations directed specifically at the Air Care Alliance which could have ramifications for any organization offering charitable flights.

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Strict Deepwater Horizon TFR Enforcement Keeps Media At Bay

Media Flight Have Been Sharply Curtailed Over Oil Spill Area

Journalists trying to get a story about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have found themselves regularly and seemingly pointedly banned from the airspace over the spill area by BP, local, and Coast Guard officials citing air safety concerns.

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Airmen Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Hercules Crew Went Down In May, 1968

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Thursday that the remains of nine U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been accounted-for and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Tentative Contract Reached For Capital Cargo International Pilots

Deal Is Three Years In The Making

After nearly three years in negotiations, cockpit crewmembers at Capital Cargo International Airlines (CCIA) will soon have the opportunity to vote on a tentative agreement that, if ratified by members, will result in a 36-month contract.

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Hilton Head Residents Take Issue With Banner Plane

FAA Says Town Cannot Prevent Banner Towing, Local Ordinance Not Withstanding

Hilton Head Island in South Carolina has a local ordinance against aerial advertising, which it passed in 1993. At the time, city leaders saw the banners towed behind airplanes in the same way as any other sign, which are strictly regulated.

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Delta Reluctantly Working With Athlete Whose Bike Was Damaged In Transport

Athlete Was Initially Told Even The Baggage Fee Would Not Be Refunded

Delta Airlines has (it would seem) reluctantly agreed to try to resolve a baggage issue with an athlete who is traveling the world participating in half Iron Man races to raise money for dam building in Africa.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.12.10)

"(Organizations) should be prepared to provide precise details of their requested flight including: pilots name and contact information, company/organization, purpose of flight, type aircraft, callsign, ingress/egress points and times, requested altitude and route of flight." Source: Deepwater Horizon TFR.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.10): Maximum Authorized Altitude

A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.10)

U.S. Air Force Research Lab

AFRL at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, is the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces.

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