Today's Aviation News Summary -
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A summary of today's Aviation News from multiple sources.
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Plan flights with these five appsAOPA PilotIn order to fly from point A to point B, you have to plan. So check out these five apps that help with the flight planning process. These are not endorsements of any app. Airports 4 Pilots Pro - World Edition ($6.99 in iTunes)—This app, optimized for ...
Global weather data availableAOPA PilotBaron Services has expanded the list of worldwide weather data available to application developers and avionics makers. The Alabama-based producer of digital data distributed through the XM Satellite Weather service, and also utilized by various ...
College Park area improved at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014The Oshkosh NorthwesternCreative out-of-the-box inventions, opportunities for careers in aviation and voices of futuristic ideas are all in one area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014: College Park. EAA AirVenture, the world's largest aviation celebration, takes place at Wittman ...
Still no explanation for the "Boeing derailment"aeronewstvThree weeks after the event, and despite the opening of an investigation, we still do not know the causes of the train derailment in Montana which deposited several Boeing fuselages down an embankment and into the Clark Fork River in the United States.
Delaney checks out aircraft at Sierra Nevada Corp.Herald-Mail MediaJohn Delaney, D-Md., visited the manufacturing facility for the Sierra Nevada Corp., where he talked about the importance of the plane, a multirole-enforcement aircraft based on a Beechcraft Super King Air 350ER that is used by the U.S. Customs and ...
Private aircraft makes emergency landing at Syracuse airportThe Post-StandardSyracuse, N.Y. -- A private aircraft flying from Houston to Watertown made an emergency landing Monday afternoon in Syracuse, officials said. A Gulfstream G550 carrying 10 people, including the pilot, had an electrical problem on board and diverted to ...
Air Lituanica names new CEOAirline fleet ManagementGytis Gumuliauskas has replaced Erikas Zubrus as chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Lituanica effective immediately. Air Lituanica's chairman of the board, Kestutis Binkauskas, commented that Zubrus would not be withdrawing from the airline's ... and more »
MH17 investigation compromisedAirline fleet ManagementVital evidence into the crash of flight MH17 could be lost because pro-Russian armed groups are compromising the crash site. The UN security council is to vote today on whether to demand that the Russian separatists relinquish their control of the site. and more »
ICBC Leasing orders up to 20 E190-E2sAirline fleet ManagementChina's ICBC Financial Leasing has signed an agreement to buy up to 20 E190-E2 aircraft. The deal is worth up to $1.1bn if all options are taken. The agreement, which was signed during the Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to Brazil, covers 10 firm ... and more »
Replica Plane to Honor EAA Founder Takes FlightWSAWEvery Tuesday and Sunday, a group of volunteers meet at the Wausau Downtown Airport to work on their plane; a replica of the 1955 Baby Ace that Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) founder Paul Poberenzy made himself. "Those with some experience ...
Wichita Looks to China for Aviation Trade BoostBrookings Institution (blog)To meet growing demand, as well as improve connectivity for crisis situations, the Chinese government has made developing its general aviation industry a key feature of its 12th Five-Year Plan. To that end, China is opening up the nation's airspace to ...
The Latest News from Air Facts Journal:
Lesson learned at Oshkosh: eyes opened
Shortly after earning my license, a pilot friend of the family heard I was a new pilot and invited me along to Oshkosh. His plan was to fly there and back in the same day. I had a whole 11 hours PIC and not much cross country experience. I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
Go or No Go: a legal alternate?
You've been looking forward to this trip for months, as you and some buddies are headed to beautiful Bandon, Oregon for a long weekend of golf. But coastal Oregon is famous for two things when it comes to weather: overcast skies and gusty winds. Can you make the flight legally? How about safely?
8 engines, coming at us
The year was maybe 1970. We lived in Southern California and my wife of 25 years wanted to fly to her home in Tacoma, Washington, and visit her mother for our summer vacation. So, I borrowed the company Bonanza (with permission) and we took off early one morning headed north.
Breaking News From AVweb:
Investigation Into 777 Crash Moves Forward
After several days of confusion during which no authority appeared to be in charge of the wreckage, Ukrainian rebels have agreed to deliver the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 to the government of Malaysia, officials said on Monday. "Independent international investigators will be guaranteed safe access to the crash site to begin a full investigation of the incident," said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
I was listening to O'Hare ground one claggy fall night, and several arriving flights were being sent to the penalty box due to delays. One arriving flight protested, saying they were promised their gate would be open. ... Ground: "Flight 123, proceed to the box." ... Flight 123: "But we were promised -- !" ... All of a sudden, several mic clicks could be heard, and the sounds of babies crying filled the frequency: "WaWaWaWaWaah." ... Then silence. ... Then Flight 123: "123 is proceeding to the box." ... Multiple mic clicks of approval accompanied the concession. Talk about being taught a lesson by your peers! I cracked up. -- Steve
Jet Blue Pilot Arrested On Drug Charges
A Jet Blue pilot was among six people arrested on drug charges Sunday in Boston. Police said they were watching an area near Boston Common after residents filed complaints about drug dealing, and on Sunday evening around 6 p.m. they saw what they believed to be drug transactions in the area, according to the Boston Globe. John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Fla., was arrested and charged with possession of heroin. He pleaded not guilty in court on Monday and was released.
The Latest Podcasts From AVweb:
Podcast: Aviation Safety Culture Change Urged
Mike Slack founded the law firm of Slack and Davis, headquartered in Austin with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, which provided much of the background information for the controversial USA Today story that examined general aviation safety a couple of weeks ago. Slack, an IFR-rated pilot and owner of a turbo 182 and a T-6, told AVweb's Russ Niles that rather than shoot the messenger, GA should be looking at meaningful changes to the way airplanes are built and accidents investigated.
Podcast: GAMA's Pete Bunce on GA Safety
An extensive report on general aviation safety in "USA Today" this week doesn't convey the whole story, says GAMA President Pete Bunce. He took a break from his work in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to talk with AVweb's Mary Grady about ongoing efforts to build safer airplanes.
Podcast: Flight of Passage, 48 Years On
Chris Nesin knew he had to have the Piper Cub Special that the Buck brothers flew as Rinker Buck's inspiration for Flight of Passage. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new owner of the iconic aircraft about its next transcontinental trip.
AVweb Insider Blog Posts:
Avgas LLC Unveiled
It's one of five companies offering candidate fuels for the FAA's replacement avgas sweepstakes.
Avgas to the Fore ... Again
After a quiet period, avgas is once again on the agenda. How viable are the candidate fuels the FAA is considering?
Asiana 214 Survival Factors
The pilots caused the crash, but the airplane itself probably saved many lives.
The Lastest News From AOPA:
Training Tip: Too good on takeoff
Unable to climb, and unable to lower the nose to accelerate without contacting the ground, he is in a spot.
Global weather data available
Baron Services, which provides the digital weather data delivered to many avionics systems and portable devices, is offering new data for world travelers.
July 18, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
July 18, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: A good track
AOPA Never Again:
Never Again: Flying the Beam (Aug. 2014)
Two military aircraft arrive at the same beacon simultaneously, with one going twice as fast as the other.
Never Again: Push Comes to Shove (June 2014)
A checkout flight of a home-built causes a pilot to appreciate stall awareness training.
Never Again: Snakes Alive (May 2014)
As a celebration of AOPA's 75th Anniversary this month, Never Again podcast offers this special vintage episode "Snakes Alive!" by Max Karant, originally published in the 1959 issue of "AOPA Pilot" magazine.
AOPA Never Again:
Last stop: Nagoya and Kyoto
It was an easy two-hour trip from Taipei to Jeju, South Korea, and the day spent at Jeju gave the touring group of pilots a chance to see a volcanic caldera and check out the Shilla Hotel’s private beach. I’d never heard of the place before, but Jeju is a big tourist destination and has a huge modern […]
True fact about ‘True Lies’
Remember the action comedy True Lies, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger famously hops into a Harrier, bounces off a couple of police cars, balances his daughter on the jump- jet’s nose, and dispatches a terrorist who was dangling from an attached Sidewinder missile? Nothing true about that scene. But it is true that the movie turned 20 […]
The Women Pilots of Air Journey’s RTW
Of the nine pilots flying the current legs of Air Journey’s around the world (RTW) voyage, two are women. One, Laura Azara, plans to file for a record flight: the youngest female pilot to complete an around the world trip in an unmodified airplane–a Pilatus PC-12NG. Yes, Amelia Earhart–no, not that Amelia Earhart–recently claimed an around-the-world […]