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April 22, 2007

US Navy Identifies Blue Angels Pilot Lost In Saturday SC Accident

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis Was With Team For Two Years

The US Navy is mourning the loss of Blue Angel pilot and Pittsfield, MA native Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis, the pilot lost in Saturday's crash near MCAS Beaufort during a performance.

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Blue Angels F/A-18 Down During Airshow Performance In South Carolina

Officials Have Not Released Name Of Pilot Killed In Accident

Video captured by a witness to Saturday's fatal crash of a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter appears to show the aircraft descending while executing a tight left turn to rejoin the Blues' signature diamond formation following a starburst maneuver.

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FAA Aims To Reduce Mid-Atlantic Flight Congestion

Critic Says "Plan Doesn't Address The Issues"

Calling an FAA plan a "colossal mistake" may be harsh, but that's exactly what Representative Robert E. Andrews (NJ-D) said Friday about the agency's "preferred alternative" to reduce flight congestion over five mid-Atlantic states, including New Jersey, reported the (NJ) Home News Tribune.    

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Safety, Other Concerns Cancel Cottonwood Airplane, Auto and Cycle Show

Airport Officials Determine Original Location "Too Dangerous"

 The 19th annual Cottonwood Airplane, Auto and Cycle Show scheduled for May 12 at Cottonwood Municipal Airport (AZ) will not held this year, leaving a void that disappoints supporters and those 1,500 to 2,500 who planned to attend, reported the Verde Independent.

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Add One More Organization Opposed To FAA/Airline User Fee Plan

American Corn Growers Join Alliance For Aviation Across America

The number of professional organizations advocating against the FAA's proposed fuel hikes and user fees grew by one this week, with the American Corn Growers Association (ACGA) joining the Alliance for Aviation Across America's (AAAA) 2,400 members in opposing the measure, reported Business XChange for Air Charter.

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Rare WWI-Era DeHavilland DH9 Bomber Restored

Found Rotting In Elephant Stable Of Maharajah's Palace

What's worse than Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Knife? Perhaps it's a rare DeHavilland DH9 in the elephant stable of the palace.

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Three Lost When C-182 Hits Blimp Cable Off FL Coast

Unmanned Airships Provide Radar Coverage, Broadcast Programming To Cuba

Three people are dead after their Cessna 182 crashed off the bay of Cudjoe Key late Friday, local police said.

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'Um, Hello, Tower? Could You Relay A Message For Me?'

Baggage Handler Phones From Hold, Plane Aborts Take Off

Ah, what to do, what to do. You're an Aer-Lingus baggage handler trapped in an Airbus A330 that's ready for take off from Dublin, Ireland, to New York. So what do you do?

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NASA Modifies Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Contract With Lockheed

Two Years Added To Design Phase, Other Changes

In an announcement Saturday, NASA revealed the agency has modified its contract with Lockheed Martin to design, test, and build the Orion crew exploration vehicle... a move that will push the first delivery of an Orion capsule to December 2013 from August 2011.

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Forward Vision, Max-Viz Form Alliance To Bring Better Vision To GA

EVS-100 Now Available For Experimental Planes, Certified System Following

Forward Vision and Max-Viz announced a new partnership this week at Lakeland 2007, to provide the general aviation market with the same life-saving Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Camera System that has been available to business jet and rotary wing aircraft through the Max-Viz product line.

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Evektor America Appoints New SportStar Sales Center

Leading Edge Aircraft Sales Will Cover SE United States

Evektor America tells ANN it has named a new sales center for its Evektor SportStar light sport aircraft. Leading Edge Aircraft Sales will represent the Evektor product line in the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and North & South Carolina.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.07)


Spectacular approaches, takeoff/landing mishaps, military, airshow, ramp mishaps, inflight emergency, pretty pictures, fun.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.07): Tanker


An aircraft used to give fuel to planes that require mid-air refueling.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.07)

“A colossal mistake."

Source: New Jersey congressman Robert E. Andrews, commenting on the FAA's "preferred alternative" to reduce flight congestion over five mid-Atlantic states.

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