Saturday, May 16,
Open to the General Public
Celebrating the reconstructed
IN APRIL 4-16-15:
Finally people are celebrating the nice weather. It's been a long winter
and we certainly had a lot of snow, but spring appears to be finally hear.
I don't think anybody will be landing at Alton Bay. Although I did go snow
skiing at Loon on April 10th. There was plenty of snow on the mountain.
If you enjoy looking at strange things you might be able to explain to
me what the weird landscape structure in Eliot is. Some people find the
most creative ways to spend their money, or someone else's money...
VOR Approaches 4-14-15:
in March of 2013 we did an article about the proposed decommissioning of
the Kennebunk VOR. Here's some information about VOR approaches being
decommissioned at Pease (Portsmouth) airports and all around the U.S.:
Proposed Deletion of Approaches in A90's Airspace On June 27, 2014,
the FAA published a policy establishing criteria for cancelling instrument
approach procedures (79 FR 36576 https://www.federalregister.gov/citation/79-FR-36576).
Cancelling certain ground-based non-directional beacon (NDB), and very
high frequency (VHF), omnidirectional radio range (VOR) SIAPs is one integral
part of right-sizing the quantity and type of procedures in the National
Airspace System (NAS). As new technology facilitates the introduction of
area navigation (RNAV) instrument approach procedures, the number of procedures
available in the National Airspace System has nearly doubled over the past
decade. The complexity and cost to the FAA of maintaining the existing
ground based navigational infrastructure while expanding the new RNAV capability
is not sustainable.Based on the final policy criteria, 736 procedures have
been identified for cancellation."
225 Meeting , Tuesday April 14th, 2015 4-13-15:
Here's an email excerpt from John Ricciotti, EAA 225 chapter president:
"Our next meeting will be April 14th and unfortunately I will be on vacation
in Thailand for the Songkran holiday. Our vice president Steve Scott
will be running the meeting and he will have a Chapter Video Magazine to
show which is about a 30 minute presentation. If anyone has some
show & tell to bring, please feel free to share it with the chapter.
At present, there will be no BBQ to start the meeting and I will advise
you if that changes." CLICK
HERE FOR MORE INFO
Yankee Ultralight Flyers at Sanderson's Field 4-11-15:
Here's an email from Jess
Beauvais: "Hi Everyone! Our next meeting will be taking place Monday, May
18th (one week early due to Memorial Day). Attached are the public and
pilot brochures. I will have these ready for pick-up at the May meeting,
but if anyone can't make it or wants brochures before then, please let
me know and we can make arrangements to get them to you. Happy Spring!
Jess Beauvais" (You can Download the brochures by clicking below.)
Production Increases 4-7-15:
In the last three years, production requirements have
increased for commercial aircraft factories. Boeing built 723 airplanes
in 2014 and expects to make 900 in 2015. Boeing claims to have over 5,700
aircraft on order worth over $450 billion. Airbus plans to raise production
rates from 42 planes per month to 50. It has a new $600 million assembly
plant in Mobile, Al, which is scheduled to open this year. Pratt &
Whitney is investing $1 billion to prepare for jet engine increases. It's
updated plant in Middeltown, CT, plant features an overhead moving assembly
line to produce the PurePower PW1100G-JM for the Airbus A320neo. Boeing
expects to invest over $1 billion over the next few years in automation.
of Democracy Flyover" in Washington, D.C. 4-6-15:
Articles about the planned warbird
flyover in Washington, D.C. are showing up all over. More than 75 military
aircraft will fly in formation over Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8,
to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Here's
an excerpt from "Air and Space" website: "This year marks the 70th anniversary
of the end of the war that changed the United States forever. To honor
the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War 2 and
to spotlight the essential role that aircraft played in U.S. victory, the
General Aviation Manufacturers Association has led an effort to bring one
of the largest privately owned collections of WW2 airplanes ever assembled
to Washington, D.C. to fly over the National Mall on May 8, the 70th anniversary
of VE day (the public holiday to mark the Allied victory in Europe). The
“Arsenal of Democracy” aircraft will fly over the Mall in 14 formations,
beginning at 12:10 p.m."
Andrew Pomeroy reports that there is only one T-Hangar currently available.
For more infomation call : Andrew B. Pomeroy, Airport Operations Supervisor,
Pease Airport Management (KPSM & KDAW), (603) 433-6536
Airspace Change As Of 4-30-15 4-2-15:
A change to MHT airspace goes into effect 4/30/2015. Pilots
familiar with the area may not notice the changes on the sectional right
away. The area under the 10NM class C shelf to the NW (approx. the area
boxed in green) is being converted from Class E to Class C, so that the
floor of Class C airspace there will now be SFC.
Rule wording: That
airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.3-miles each side of
the 337[deg] bearing of Manchester Airport extending from the 5-mile radius
to 8.5-miles northwest of the airport.
Full rule: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-09/html/2015-05112.htm
SKIES by the NH Aviation Museum 4-1-15:
Here's a pdf file of the Blue Skies magazine from the NH Aviation Museum.
This issue features an article about FedEx Express Senior VP, Flight Operations
Paul Cassel, speaking on May 9, 2015 11AM at the Aviation Museum of NH
about the cargo business, airplanes, and his experiences flying a wide
range of aircraft from DC8's, MD11, all the way to 777's, while amassing
over 26,000 hours of flight time.
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