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June 19, 2022

Lawmakers Seek to Facilitate N.J. Airport Improvements

Patience is a Virtue—Unless You’re Spending D.O.T. Money

In an effort to prioritize progress over bureaucratic malfeisence, New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that would afford airports additional time to apply state funds to much-needed improvements. Currently, airports are obligated to utilize Department of Transportation grants within two years of receiving them. In most cases, however, the interval expires before airport improvement projects are granted requisite local approval or finalize engineering work—especially if community opposition slows the process. Complications and delays notwithstanding, the DOT grants expire after two years.

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'Rise Above' Returns To Airventure

Honored Guests Former Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. George Hardy And Lt. Col. James Harvey, To Attend

The CAF RISE ABOVE Squadron is honored to have Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. George Hardy and Lt. Col. James Harvey joining the CAF RISE ABOVE traveling exhibit for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 24 – 30, 2022. The exhibit will be operating at KidVenture where visitors will be able to view both the RED TAIL RISE ABOVE and RISE ABOVE WASP movies. The Tuskegee Airmen will be at the exhibit for autographs and photos.

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Registration Now Open for OSH22 Pilot Proficiency Center Sessions

The 69th Edition Of EAA’s Annual Fly-In Convention Is July 25-31

Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, to be held in the new EAA Education Center adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum. These half-day clinics allow pilots to increase their knowledge, hone their abilities, and network with other passionate pilots while helping them become safer and better-informed aviators. The 69th edition of EAA’s fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Open Letter Chronicles Pilot Frustrations

Delta Pilots Address Customers Directly

In a move that underscores the challenges with which the Airline Industry and its pilots are faced, Delta’s pilots’ union, in an open letter, has reached out to Delta customers for purpose of letting them know the airline’s pilots share their frustration about ongoing operational issues. “This is the first time in our history that we’ve published an open letter to customers,” said Delta ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) chairman Capt. Jason Ambrosi. “The Delta pilots take great pride in getting our passengers to their destinations safely and on time. It’s disheartening to see customers waiting in long lines to rebook flights due to scheduling issues that coul

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Starliner Launch Imminent

NASA Astronauts Prepare for First Crewed Flight of Boeing Space Vehicle

Two astronaut test-pilots will conduct NASA’s first crewed test-flight of Boeing’s Starliner space-vehicle. The mission will take NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Suni Williams to the International Space Station, where they will live and work in Earth orbit for approximately two-weeks. Wilmore, a veteran of two spaceflights and 178-days in space, will command the mission, while flying duties will be seen to by Williams, herself a veteran of two space missions.

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Wind Tunnel Sim-Testing Completed For Hydrogen-Powered Airship

Oh, the Humanity!

H2 Clipper, the Santa Barbara-based, aerospace and alternative energy company, announced that it has completed a simulated wind tunnel test of its hydrogen-powered Pipeline-In-The-Sky airship. The lighter-than-air craft is intended to transport freight, including [possibly] hydrogen supplies for commercial use, in a manner ostensibly seven to ten times faster than shipment via ship or truck and seventy-percent less costly than contemporary air-freight fee schedules.

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Connect Airline Announces Deal to Convert 75, ATR 72-600s to Hydrogen Power

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Connect Airlines, the inchoate American airline that intends to operate flights between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and U.S. Midwestern and Northeastern cities, announced at last week’s UP. Summit that it has placed a firm order to convert 75 ATR 72-600 regional airplanes to hydrogen powertrains, with purchase rights for an additional 25 conversions. The work is to be performed by Hawthorne, CA—based Universal Hydrogen.

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Klyde Morris (06.17.22)

Is Anything TOO Moronic For The Airlines Anymore, Klyde?


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Classic Aero-TV At SnF21: The Hawk Returns! Legendary LSA Makes A Comeback

The Hawk Has Been Part Of The Sport Aviation Landscape For Over 40 Years

When the CGS Hawk came on the sport aviation scene over 40 years ago, it literally transformed what was then the nascent ultralight industry. And over the years, the Hawk has grown from a single seat ultralight into a variety of two-seat sport, experimental, and light sport aircraft with a dizzying variety of configurations – with one mission in mind - seriously fun flying.

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus Design Corp SR22

Passing Through About 1,500 Ft Msl, The Airplane Entered A Left Arcing Descending Turn

On May 6, 2022, at 0844 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp SR22, N24LA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island, Georgia. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A review of preliminary Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data and air traffic control information obtained from the Federal Aviation  Administration revealed that the airplane departed runway 27 at Whiteplains Airport (SC99), Lexington, South Carolina, about 0738.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.19.22)

Aero Linx: Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Founded in 1997, the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) has developed an integrated, data-driven strategy to reduce the commercial aviation fatality risk in the United States and promote new Government and industry safety initiatives throughout the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.19.22): PRM Approach

PRM Approach An instrument approach procedure titled ILS PRM, RNAV PRM, LDA PRM, or GLS PRM conducted to parallel runways separated by less than 4,300 feet and at least 3,000 feet where independent closely spaced approaches are permitted. Use of an enhanced display with alerting, a No Transgression Zone (NTZ), secondary monitor frequency, pilot PRM training, and publication of an Attention All Users Page are required for all PRM approaches. Depending on the runway spacing, the approach courses may be parallel or one approach course must be offset. PRM procedures are also used to conduct Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA) operations. In SOIA, one straight-in ILS PRM, RNAV PRM, GLS PRM, and

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.19.22)

“I have personal experience in how long it takes to get local municipal approval. It costs tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, plus other experts that are not covered under the grant. It’s a very tedious process, and limiting it to two years pretty much negates the grant. It’s almost impossible to do it in two years.” Source: Suzanne Nagle, co-owner of Solberg Airport in Hunterdon County, NJ, discussing her experiences as New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that would afford airports additional time to apply state funds to much-needed improvements. Currently, airports are obligated to utilize Department of Transportation grants within two years of receiving them. In most cases, however, the interv

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