Entries by Brian Sullivan

B-17 Flying Fortress returns to Erie-Ottawa International Airport

The Yankee Air Museum announced it is dispatching its flagship, the Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” to Port Clinton on Saturday, Aug. 8. The Museum’s award-winning World War II heavy bomber is visiting Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton, adjacent to the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. The plane will arrive at approximately 10 […]

V-22 joint program reaches production milestone with 400th delivery

Air Commandos with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron accept delivery of a new CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jun. 2, 2020. The 801st SOAMXS helps keep Ospreys ready to execute infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply missions worldwide. (Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan LeVang) The Air Force Special Operations […]

How airport control towers keep operating after workers test positive for coronavirus

Air traffic controllers direct aircraft from the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport. The FAA has had to be creative to keep the towers operating during the coronavirus crisis.(Federal Aviation Administration) By HUGO MARTÍNSTAFF WRITER APRIL 13, 20209:58 AM When a traffic control tower worker at Palm Beach International Airport recently tested positive for […]

FAA Moves Forward on Standards for Supersonic Aircraft

By Frank Wolfe | April 3, 2020 Send Feedback FAA, noise standards, notice of proposed rulemaking, Supersonic The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is moving forward on standards for future supersonic aircraft in announcing a notice of proposed rulemaking last week for noise levels for those aircraft. The proposed rulemaking follows a 2019 FAA proposed rule […]

Flying Missile Defense? The F-35 Stealth Fighter Can Do Everything

by Michael Peck Key point: Missile defense is expanding the repertoire of F-35 missions. Add another mission to the F-35. On top of being a stealth fighter, bomber and airborne quarterback coordinating other aircraft, now it’s a missile defense sensor. The U.S. Army recently incorporated Air Force F-35s into its missile defense system. “Two U.S. […]