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January 17, 2015

Hagel Urges DoD To Build B-2 Replacement

Outgoing Secretary Of Defense Says Modernization Is Key

The outgoing Secretary of Defense says that the U.S. needs to move now on development of a replacement to the B-2 stealth bomber, which first flew 25 years ago.

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Versatile Renegade Light Sport Supports USSAE2015 Special Event Coverage!

Renegade Light Sport Offers Amazing Adventures

Welcome to Renegade Light Sport... one of the most versatile and adventurous companies in the LSA industry! We have SO MUCH to offer you! From an amazing range of light sport airframes to new engine alternatives and the exciting new SPAR sport aviation racing program, Renegade has more to offer than you might have expected!

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NBAA Charities Announces Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship

Award In Honor Of Long-Time Business Aviation Executive

NBAA Charities, in coordination with Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., CAE Simuflite and Flight Safety International, has announced the establishment of the Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship.

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Low Oil Prices May Erode Airliner Production

Airlines May Delay Orders For Fuel-Efficient Airplanes.

While falling fuel prices have been something of a boon to many sectors of the economy, including airlines which have been able to use lower fuel prices to shore up profits averaging $6 per passenger, companies that build airliners are casting a wary eye on the still-sliding price of oil.

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MGL Avionics Leads The Way To ANN's USSAE 2015 Special Coverage

Bright, Powerful, Intuitive: MGL Avionics Is A Next Generation EFIS.... Today!

Since 2001, MGL Avionics has been producing avionics for the Experimental and Light-Sport Aircraft markets. The flagship product is the iEFIS - a comprehensive flight, engine and navigation instrument designed to meet the demands of the modern pilot. It is the next generation EFIS system utilizing a custom developed, pressure sensitive, sunlight-readable touchscreen that can also be operated using gloves.

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DAC Signs Distribution Deal With Mid-Continent Instruments And Avionics

Will Represent The Entire Line Of Products To OEMs, FBOs, Flight Schools And Government Agencies

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, has reached a distribution agreement with Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, an industry leader in the overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions.

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Registration Opens For Cherokees To Oshkosh 2015

Slots Available For Up To 50 Airplanes For Mass Arrival

Registration has opened for the 6th annual Cherokees to Oshkosh (C2O) mass arrival for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The group of up to 50 airplanes is scheduled to arrive together at Wittman Regional Airport on Saturday, July 18. This year also brings some changes to the C2O leadership, as co-founders and flight chairs Terry and Karen Hocking have decided to focus on other dreams and life goals. New co-chairmen are Chip Gentry and Dwane “Fergie” Ferguson.  

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UAV-Shot Video Of Tower Climber Passes 1 Million Views

Tower Company Employee Captures Video For Side Business

On a typical day, Kevin Schmidt of Rapid City, SD changes lightbulbs for a living. That becomes a bit more challenging when the lighbulbs are at the top of radio and other towers that may be 1,500 feet in the air.

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The Airplane Factory Helps Present Sebring's USSAE 2015 Special Event Coverage

The Airplane Factory Sling – Best-Handling LSA – A Real Airplane

The Airplane Factory Sling is a high performance, 2 place Light Sport Aircraft that fits the needs of private individuals as well as flight schools and flying clubs alike. The Sling has been reviewed by many as one of the best handling LSA’s on the market as well as being referred to as a REAL airplane, not just a toy! And with its sexy, yet aggressive aluminum construction you’ll be sure to turn some heads on the ramp. The Sling utilizes the ever popular Rotax powerplant making it a highly economical cross-country airplane. It features plenty of shoulder room and baggage space for you and a guest to get away for the weekend.

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Kalstar Aviation Becomes First E-Jets Operator In Indonesia

Two E195 Regional Jets To Inaugurate Service

Embraer announced today that two Embraer E195s will start operations with Kalstar Aviation, a regional operator based in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan on Borneo Island. The two aircraft are being sourced from Aldus Aviation, Ireland.

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Company Developing 'Intercept Drone'

Designed To Track, Disable Other UAVs

A startup company is working to develop something it calls an "intercept drone" that is designed to identify and disable a UAV that may be engaged in an illegal or otherwise nefarious activity.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.17.15)

"The one thing we cannot fall behind in is modernization. That has to start now." Source: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.17.15): Localizer Usable Distance

The maximum distance from the localizer transmitter at a specified altitude, as verified by flight inspection, at which reliable course information is continuously received.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.17.15)

VP/VPB-11 Association

This website is dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives for their country, while serving in VP/VPB-11 during World War II.

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