July 25, 2005
NASA will try again. Although they still aren't sure what caused the fuel sensor anomaly, the space shuttle Discovery is again scheduled for launch this morning. And with that comes a large, 40-nautical-mile-radius temporary flight restriction area (TFR) with a 30-nm interior "no-fly" zone.
The TFR, which is centered on the MLB VOR/DME 004-degree radial at 30.6 miles, extends up to Flight Level 180, goes into effect at 1:33 a.m. local time July 26 and extends through 1:44 p.m. If the shuttle doesn't launch today, another notam is in place for a Wednesday launch. For more information, see AOPA Online for the full text of the notams and graphics. Also check AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner for up-to-date graphics and information.
July 26, 2005
Despite a dramatic decline in 2014 helicopter deliveries, forecasters at Honeywell Aerospace project a steady stream of deliveries over the next five years.
Bell Helicopter has made the first delivery of the Bell 429WLG (wheeled landing gear) in North America.
Garmin International will offer the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink specifically designed for helicopters.
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