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Our weekly review of the fly ins posted on SocialFlight showed that with warmer weather, the traditional fly in season has started. We found fly ins that included everything from a pig roast to a spot landing contest.
Southwest Airlines has completed its investigation into an incident in January when a 737 crew landed at the wrong airport, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The captain is now back at work and the first officer has chosen to retire, the airline said. Airline spokesperson Brandy King said Southwest is continuing to work with the NTSB, which has not yet released its final report. The airline declined to say which pilot was at the controls when the 737 touched down at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Mo., about seven miles from the Branson airport that was its planned destination.
Embraer reports that during the first quarter of 2014 it delivered 14 jets to the commercial aviation market and 20 to the business aviation market, for a total of 34 aircraft, compared to 29 aircraft delivered in the same period of 2013.
Being towed behind a Husky while skiing on a snowfield in the Alaska Range may not be on everyone's bucket list, but it was on Reese Hanneman's, and he has now posted a video of himself doing it. "I am so stoked!" he wrote on his Facebook page, after posting the video on Monday. A reporter at the Alaska Dispatch said the stunt is covered under FAR 91.311, which states that no pilot of a civil aircraft may tow anything except in accordance with the terms of a certificate waiver issued by the FAA.
Gulfstream set the tone for the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition Tuesday with the formal announcement of a $3 billion, 60-plane deal to supply G280, G450, G550 and G650 aircraft to Minsheng Financial Leasing.
Innovative Aerodynamic Technologies Produce Game-Changing Results At the NBAA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Tamarack Aerospace Group about their partnership with the Cessna to provide winglet modifications for certain Cessna jet models. Nick Guida, founder and president of Tamarack Aerospace Group explained to Jim the uniqueness of their product. Adding winglets to an airplane aerodynamically increases the aspect ratio of the wing creating less drag and more efficiency.
Seawings The largest flying boat reference web site and home of the flying boat -- in detail -- on the web; specializes in providing information for the scale modeler in the form of historic photographs, plans and articles detailing the construction of 1/72nd scale models of various types, together with close-up photographic 'walk-rounds' of some of the surviving examples and many other reference details.
“This upgrade is an important step in laying the foundation for the NextGen system, which provides controllers a much more precise view of the airspace, gives pilots much more awareness and information, and as a result strengthens the safety and efficiency of our system.” Source: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website! As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and the last few weeks have shown you all JUST A LITTLE of what we've been up to. ANN's latest new program, though, is a pretty impressive development.