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Sun May 16 2004
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
...May 14  AOPA's 14th annual Fly-In and Open House is just around the corner (Saturday, June 5), and visitors stand a good chance of going home with some great prizes.
Everyone who joins, renews, or verifies their member record will automatically be entered to win one of Sporty's innovative new Air Scan V desktop AM/FM/aviation band radios . AOPA will give away four during the Fly-In. AOPA Pilot will hold hourly drawings for AOPA Pilot polo shirts. And there'll be great giveaways just about everywhere you look (sorry, the planes on the ramp aren't included!).
AOPA regional reps  on the front lines in the states
May 14  AOPA's regional representatives are the people on the front lines defending members' interests at the state level. And nothing has higher priority for them than saving airports and aviation taxes.
"These are the folks who have the connections and knowledge to lobby state lawmakers and regulators on behalf of general aviation," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "And they give us in AOPA headquarters grass-roots insight."
In photo: AOPA's regional representatives....
AOPA interjects facts into Orlando TV station's GA airport security story
May 13  It could have been a typical fear-mongering ratings grabber of a story about death raining down from the skies in "small airplanes," but AOPA was able to interject some reason and perspective into an Orlando TV station's GA airport security story.
(Pilots can "vote" on airport security on the station's Web site today.)
Sometimes the media get it right
May 14  While some TV stations were beating up general aviation, other media were telling a pretty great story. Consider this: "Being an airline passenger means costly tickets, long lines, longer delays and a bag of nuts not including the ones seated ahead of, beside and behind you. Being a pilot means go-when-you-want, surprisingly affordable travel to your favorite outdoor destinations." Sounds like a pilot wrote it, right? Wrong. It's the beginning of an article this week in the Houston Chronicle reaching some 540,000 readers in Texas. And the AOPA-supported Be A Pilot program was responsible. GA airport security stories make for great TV ratings  and headaches Don't make it easy for reporters
May 12  In recent weeks, AOPA has contacted television stations across the country after being alerted (usually by members) that they were working on stories about "lax" security at general aviation airports. The wave of stories is no coincidence: It's the May "sweeps" period, that time of the year when stations will do anything to get the best possible ratings. Big ratings mean big bucks because those ratings determine how much they can charge for advertisers to run commercials. But those ratings can also give GA a lot of headaches.
Believe it or not  there's now a Web site that helps stations by giving them ideas to generate surefire ratings. Guess what's high on their list? GA security. The site actually suggests that an "easy" ratings-grabber is to do a story about the local GA airport. All it takes is a couple of quick interviews with an unsuspecting local pilot or airport manager and a law enforcement official. Then a videotaped stroll on the ramp to see how easy it is to get near  or in  an airplane. ...
LOUISIANA: FAA takes new look at N.O. Lakefront proposal
NEW JERSEY: AOPA opposes giant Ferris wheel near Teterboro
AOPA goes to bat for Kent State Univ. Airport
Powerful congressman weighs in for AOPA members on sightseeing rule
May 13  The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has gone on record against the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) proposed charity/sightseeing rule in a recent letter to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has been a strong advocate for general aviation because of its importance as a primary means of transportation in his home state, and he used AOPA data to help make his point.
Air Force Link
... loadem
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AFPN) Airman 1st Class Anthony Corkew loads a bomb onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II here. He is assigned to the 717th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Concepcion)
Full Story...
T-6A belly lands at Lackland
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) A training aircraft landed with its gear up at Kelly Field Annex here May 10. The pilot declared an in-flight emergency because of a landing-gear malfunction.
VA reaches out to newest combat veterans
WASHINGTON (AFPN) The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to reach veterans of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure they are aware of benefits they have earned.
Sergeant rescues boy from dog attack
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) A sergeant assigned to Detachment 1 of the 7th Weather Squadron in Wurzburg, Germany, was honored with the Bavarian Rescuers Medal on May 7 for rescuing a young boy being attacked by two dogs.
Analyze this!
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFPN) Senior Airman Toni Bush of the 187th Medical Squadron loads a serum sample into a blood chemistry analyzer.
News anchor, base cook swap jobs
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) A grill cook here saw what the view was like on the other side of the camera in the newsroom May 7 when she co-anchored the local news Midday Edition with host Rachel Wheat.
Big blades keep on turnin
LISBON, Portugal (AFPN) Senior Airman Ryan Conti rotates propeller blades on a C-130 Hercules after the aircraft landed here....
Welcome to AIN Online: May 2004
...Senate Extends Accelerated Bonus Depreciation
Garmin Integrated Cockpit Obtains First Aircraft Certification
Increase in Bizjet Deliveries Forecast To Start Next Year
RVSM STC On Tap for Conquest; OKd for Beechjet/MU-300
Gulfstream Extends Parts Deal; G350/450 Shared Rating OKd...
by Mark Phelps
News Releases at John Wayne Airport (SNA)
... Orange County Board Of Supervisors To Honor Winners Of 14th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest - Students Won At State, National, and International Levels Of Aviation Art Competition

...

LOCKHEED MARTIN AND SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION RECOGNIZE FOUR SUBCONTRACTORS AS OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEURS

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 12, 2004) - Four Lockheed Martin [LMT] subcontractors will receive the Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator's Award of Excellence, honoring their support of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. aircraft programs.

Lockheed Martin nominated Summa Technology, Jennings Engineering, Epps Air Service and Interconnect Wiring for SBA's Subcontractor of the Year Award, which will be announced during Small Business Week, May 17-21.  Every year, Lockheed Martin nominates its "best of the best" small business suppliers that excel in numerous factors, including management, technical capabilities, quality and schedule. 

Summa Technology is a full-service designer of aircraft parts for the Department of Defense, NASA and United Space Alliance.  The firm currently is working on the F/A-22 flight rudder system.  Summa participated in the DoD Mentor Protigi program, has been in business 16 years and employs 300 people.  The company is a certified small disadvantaged business located in Huntsville, Ala.

Jennings Engineering provides flight control systems, software and test services for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  The company was a runner-up for the Collier Award in 2002 for the Desert Hawk vehicle, which has flown more than 120 missions and provides a   low-cost solution for protecting military personnel in adverse situations.  Jennings has been in business for 14 years and is a veteran-owned small business in Los Osos, Calif.  

Epps Air Service supplies S-3 Viking and P-3 Orion aircraft maintenance and nondestructive testing. Epps' technicians and mechanics earned the highest award from the Federal Aviation Administration in the Aviation Maintenance Training Award programs.  Their work received the highest obtainable rating from the American Society of  Nondestructive Testing.  Epps has been in business for 38 years, employs more than 180 people and is a veteran-owned small business located in Atlanta, Ga. 

Interconnect Wiring provides electrical harnesses, kits and panel assemblies for the F-16.  In business for 11 years, Interconnect employs more than 140 people.  Most recently the company was awarded contracts in support of  F-35 Joint Strike Fighter instrumentation harnesses and night-vision panels.   Interconnect is a woman-owned small business located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone in Fort Worth, Texas. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin, is a leader in the design, research and development, systems integration, production and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F/A-22, F-35 JSF, F-117, C-5, C-130, C-130J, P-3, S-3 and U-2. The company produces major components for the F-2 fighter, and is a co-developer of the C-27J tactical transport and T-50 advanced jet trainer.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin Corp. employs approximately 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.

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Joe Stout, 817-763-4086, e-mail: joe.w.stout@lmco.com

Sam Grizzle, 678-662-9162, e-mail: sam.c.grizzle@lmco.com

able of Contents
...2004 NOTAM Available for Download...
Bohannon Aiming For 50,000...
Setting Your EAA AirVenture Priorities...
Reserved Parking for Special Homebuilts...
Brennand Offers Oshkosh Alternative...
EAA AirVenture 2004 NOTAM Available for Download...
Adobe PDF format... request a printed copy... New for 2004:... Learn more...
SWRFI Set to Fly This Weekend...
Arrival Procedures Also Available on EAA website...
www.swrfi.org... SWRFI Arrival Procedures...
SpaceShipOne Soars to 212,000 feet in Latest Test Flight...
GA Legal Defense Fund Created To Fight Anti-Flight Efforts...
B-17 Update: Video Helping Officials Understand Incident ...
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny To Receive University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Honorary Degree...
EAA, NAFI, VAA Reps Appear at FAA National Air Tour Public Meeting...
40-NM TFR Expected for G-8 Summit...
U.S. Hosts June 8-10 Meeting at Sea Island, Georgia...
Pilot Insecurity Rule Suspended (For Now) ...
FAA-2003-14293... TSA-2002-13732...
Specialists Continue to Assess B-17 Damage
IATA - International Air Transport Association
...NAV Canada: Where is the value for money?
PAMA
...May's spotlight is on the PAMA Golden Eagle Advanced Recognition Program
In business and in life, people and companies who work hard to achieve specific goals earn the respect of their colleagues and advance professionally.  PAMA has developed Golden Eagle Advanced Recognition as a voluntary program for individual maintenance technicians and their employers to help establish clear annual training goals and achieve long term educational and personal development milestones while improving aviation safety.
Before pursuing Golden Eagle, we need to fully understand the value that individual technicians and their employers would place on such a program. Please to learn more about this program and participate in our brief survey
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PilotWeb
...Autogyro reaches Greece
Army officer Barry Jones has reached the Greek island of Rhodes on his attempt to be the first to fly an autogyro around the world.  ...
Everest attempt imminent
British microlight pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy and Italian hang-glider pilot Angelo D'Arrigo are to attempt to fly over Mount Everest in the next few days...
Pilot Polly Vacher has arrived back in the UK after her second round-the-world trip by single-engine aircraft....
file:///C:/FLIGHTTIMES/www.africanpilot.co.za
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Wonderboom
African Pilot has received several e-mails and many telephone calls about last week's most successful EAA airshow. Most of these have been complimentary of the organisation and professional displays by the pilots. However, some correspondents have voiced their concerns. African Pilot will attend a debriefing with EAA management and all of the concerns will be tabled so that the event can be improved next year. What is of significant importance is that the overwhelming sentiment has been that this was one of the best airshows in the history of South Africa. Should you have a reasonable gripe or compliment, or a wish to raise an issue that will improve this event for the future, please don't hesitate to put this in writing so that it may be presented to the EAA. Please remember, the aim of this exercise is to improve on what we consider to be an amazing turn around in EAA South African history. Let us all grow the Aero Club and the EAA together for the benefit of all aviation!
News on AVIA.RU
...Domodedovo International Airport passenger traffic mounted to 3 million people for the first four months of 2004
For the four months of 2004, total passenger traffic at Domodedovo International Airport has amounted to 3,032 million passengers or 49,3% increase over the same period of 2003.
European EADS and russian Irkut co. will cooperate
[13 May 2004] Russia is getting more attractive for foreign investors.
Izhevsk aviation engineers strike put off by 30 days
[13 May 2004] The strike of Izhevsk air technicians intended to be on May 11 is put off by 3- days according to the court's decision.
Kazan helicopter factory to take part in Berlin aerospace show
From May10 to May 16 the Kazan Helicopter Factory will present its 1 to 20 scale helicopter models at its stands at aerospace show and conference ILA-2004 that will be arranged at Berlin Schonefeld.
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
...FSfreeware Srtm V.3 NepalCoverage - Available - Srtm Version 3 do not need any presentation any longer -  ! We are please to inform our supporters that Fsfreeware Nepal coverage designed with Srtm V.3 and a substancial amount of Hand made Edit to reproduce Nepal High Peaks at theirs best is Now Available from Mapserver and Fsfreeware Shareware shop - Cd or Direct Download!
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Srtm V.3 We are now Pleased to Present to all our supporters FSfreeware Srtm Version 3 Version 3 uses the latest developments offered by professional Gis software and manual intervention by Fsfreeware to produced srtm Terrains Scenery almost at perfection. Srtm Version 3  Madeira - Designed from the srtm dem at 90m - data - -  an area where srtm tiles are severely damaged by Voids - we took as example to show you what FSfreeware Srtm Version 3 Can do!!  Download the First Fsfreeware produced Srtm Version 3 Madeira Island .  - - - And do not forget - Mapserver - The home of Terrains Scenery Online Distribution - Now over 25 GB of Scenery available Online! with much more to come!! Offering you a Far Wider Choice of scenery than any Other Terrain scenery Server!!
X-Plane
...Space Combat 1.40, now free.. FOR MAC, WINDOWS, AND LINUX!
X-Plane 7.40 Release-Candidate-1 is here! Biggest update ever!
X-Plane.org
...Flyable Cloud
C-5B Galaxy RERP version
Convair B-58 Hustler
Southwest 737-700W
SeaStar Amphibian
Unlimited Aerobatics - Movie
Vatsim to X-Plane Converter STANDALONE
Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16
Air-Scene UK
...Lunar eclipse at 36,000 ft - picture by Damien Burke...
Red moon rising - Lunar eclipse...
Delta's D-Day?...
Newark's Air Museum...
Results - Duxford D-Day airshow tickets competition...
Plane Crash Info.com
...May 14, 2004      18:30...
Near Manaus, Brazil...
Rico Linhas Aereas      Flight: 4815...
Embraer 120ER Brasilia...
PT-WRO      cn:120070...
Sao Paulo - Tefe - Manaus...
33 33 ...
The plane dropped off radar at Manaus' Eduardo Gomes International Airport about 10 miles from the runway after it suspended landing procedures to allow another plane carrying sick people on the way to a hospital to land. The plane crashed in dense jungle, making it difficult for rescue crews to reach the wreckage. The lack of any large pieces of wreckage indicated the plane may have exploded in mid-air before crashing....
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May 9, 2004      14:50...
San Juan, Puerto Rico...
American Eagle      Flight: 5401...
Airospatiale ATR-72...
N438AT...
Mayaguez - San Juan...
26...
While attempting to land, the plane blew a tire causing the left wing to strike the runway which sent the aircraft skidding off the runway. Thirteen people were injured....
Charter - Air Cush...
Jiech - Ayod...
10...
The plane crashed just seconds after taking off. It was on a mission of delivering humanitarian aid in Sudan. The cargo shifted after takeoff, causing the cg to change and the plane to stall and crash....
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3,741 May 15, 2004
news_updates
...Plane Witgh 33 Aboard Crashes in Amazon Jungle No survivors...
Embraer Model 120 has an excellent safety record
Private Rocket Plane Reaches 40 Miles Straight up WELL over 200,000 feet up - jets cruise at 35,000...
 Burt Rutan and are competing for the $10M , first private enterprise into space
TSA Unveils Plan to Reduce Security Lines by shifting workers between airports when demand gets high
Pentagon Panel Says No Need For New Tankers "no compelling...reason".  May be the end of 767 production...
NOTE - Washington Post, registration is free
Airbus Projects 2004 Deliveries to Match 2003 - Early 2004 was soft but they expect catch-up
US Flight Attendants Demand Security Training - They're unarmed in cabin, pilots have guns behind locked doors
What Are the Limits of Airline Security? - Do latest trends may invade privacy too much?
US-EU Bilateral Negotiations Struggle On but with mutual charges of attempts to derail talks
Third Boeing Employee Charged With Stealing Secrets - A very silly thing to do
Overseas Travel Demand Increases just in time for summer
Delta May Have to File for Bankruptcy unless they get concessions from pilots.  Shares fell 15%
US Airways Continues to Struggle but they lost less that expected in first quarter 2004
Iraqi Air Traffic Controllers to Take Over in Baghdad
Ready to be Laid Bare? UK Tech Sees Everything - Sees so much they need "fig leaf" tech to hide, er, well . . .
European Space Shuttle Makes First Flight - Landed itself, will be ready in 20 years.  Not long for space efforts
A380 Assembly Begins as the newest, biggest jetliner prepares to take on Boeing
ID Technology in Place at Many Airports but cost & civil liberties must be dealt with
FAA Did Not Withhold Evidence fro 9/11 Investigation according to commission
AircraftDealer.com - Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by Brokers and Dealers
...2000 Cessna CJ2 for sale
Embraer
...EMBRAER ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2004 RESULTS IN US GAAP
The company's operating and financial information is presented, except where otherwise stated, on a consolidated basis in United States dollars (US$) in accordance with US GAAP. The financial data presented in this document for the quarters ended March 31, 2004, December 31, 2003 and March 31, 2003 are derived from our unaudited financial statements. In order to better understand the Companys operating performance, we are also presenting at the end of this release certain information in accordance with the Brazilian Corporate Law (Brazilian GAAP)
EMBRAER DELIVERS 800TH JET OF THE ERJ 145 FAMILY
Milestone aircraft delivered to Chautauqua Airlines
SECOND EMBRAER 190 AIRCRAFT MAKES ITS FIRST FLIGHT
Four airplanes will be engaged in the 100-seat EMBRAER 190s certification campaign
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
...Pratt & Whitney Begins Test Runs of Eclipse Engine...
Bell Helicopter Index
...  ...Bell Helicopter Acquisition Furthers After-Market Support
Cessna In the News
...    ...... GERMAN FLIGHT SCHOOL TAKES DELIVERY OF 172 FLEET...
Chinese Government Signs for Two XLS
Sikorsky - Home
...Pilot of Early Sikorsky Helo Enshrined in Hall of Honor
Thanks Larry
...Must Pilot reading



Sixteen reasons why airplanes are easier to live with than women:

1) Airplanes usually kill you quickly, a woman takes her time.

2) Airplanes can be turned on by a flick of a switch.

3) Airplanes don't get mad if you do a "touch and go"

4) Airplanes don't object to a preflight inspection.

5) Airplanes come with manuals to explain their operation.

6) Airplanes have strict weight and balance limitations.

7) Airplanes can be flown any time of the month.
8) Airplanes don't come with in-laws.
9) Airplanes don't care about how many other airplanes you've flown
before.

10) Airplanes and pilots both arrive at the same time.

11) Airplanes don't mind if you look at other airplanes.

12) Airplanes don't mind if you buy airplane magazines.

13) Airplanes expect to be tied down.

14) Airplanes don't comment on your piloting skills.

15) Airplanes don't whine unless something is really wrong.

16) However, when airplanes go quiet, just like women, it's usually not
good.

Author unknown

ALPA Portal
...The prototype class of all-cargo Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDO) graduated from the federal training center in Artesia, N.Mex., on May 1, and has been deployed. This development represents another major benchmark in the evolution of the FFDO program. During the next month, Transportation Security Administration officials will evaluate the success of the all-cargo training curriculum and then resume such training in June. ALPAbs Air Line Pilot magazine staff accepted the TSAbs invitation to view portions of the prototype all-cargo training program and plans to report on the event in the June/July issue scheduled to be mailed on June 11.   ...
In the May 2004 issue:...
Unity Never Goes Out of Style B  ...
ALPA Organizing
Reaching Out to the Profession B  ...
United Airlines: Braving Turbulence Together   ...
Training Pilot Spokespersons   ...
Accident Survival Group: 'Where's the Accident?' ALPA Calls for ELTs   ...
Jumpseat Committee: For Reciprocal Jumpseats, CASS Up and Go!   ...
National Security Committee: U.S. TWIC and Canadian Badges to Be Tested B  ...
A Place at the Table in U.S.-EU Negotiations B  ...
ALPA's Safety Net: Member Benefit Plans B  ...
ALPA Helps Steer NASA R&D Plan B  ...
News
... - 2004 IAC Election Results
AirNav Systems - Media
...... provides free flight tracking solutions to Wisconsin Aviation Academy which objective is to teach underrepresented and disadvantaged youth to fly for free.
Wisconsin Aviation Academy is a Non-Profit corporation formed in 2001 with the goal of bringing the excitement and joy of flying to the youth of Southern Wisconsin. While teaching these students how to fly they also learn the important skills of planning, discipline, and responsibility.
There are a number of success stories which have occurred since Wisconsin Aviation Academy inception with several students attending University Aviation programs with a Private ticket already in hand.
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...The report on the accident of the Hawker Siddely 748 type of aircraft, registration ZS-OJU, which occured on 1 June 2002, has been released by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.  
U.S. Centennial of Flight Home Page
...The Final Report of the Centennial of Flight Commemoration ...
The Hughes Companies... Academy of Model Aeronautics
Gliding Magazine | News
...Safety Comes First
With several fatalities throughout the world already this year much is being said and written about safety. If you havent read the report of a talk given by Bruno Gantenbrink in 1993 and published in Aerokurier go to this website. Titled "Safety Comes First", it s a well balanced yet hard hitting assessment and worth five minutes taking in what Bruno has to say about the dangers of the sport. Bruno, from Germany, was a former 15 Metre Class World champion.
1027km In A Libelle
May 14 2004
April ended well in Austria with a flood of long flights. Martin Pirker, who flew 1027km in his Std Libelle, records the day.
Stamp Of The Month
This stamp from Simine Shorts collection was one of eight issued by the former Soviet Union in honour of general aviation and shows a training glider flying over fields being cultivated somewhere in this vast country. Simine says that from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, postage stamps have regularly been used to promote aviation within the Soviet Union, frequently publicising record flights or similar important events.[
Great Conditions In Austria
Within three days at the end of April more than 15 Austrian pilots had flights of 1000km plus, the best being 1190km.
Fatality In USA
With the second fatality reported in the USA this year, Tom Knauff has some hard hitting comments in his newsletter today. (The accident was on May 8 at Air Sailing Gliderport, Reno, Nevada.)[
FLY SOUTH AVIATION NEWS AFRICA
...FROM THE LOGBOOK: Safety and Recurrency go Hand in Hand...
Equatorial Guinea Revamps Civil Aviation to Meet Increasing Demands...
High flying pilot crash lands after arrest in Zimbabwe...
Zim 70 in blood-for-fuel deal?...
Suspected Terrorists Have Case to Answer, Court Rules...
Kata, Airlines Clash Over Reduced Fees...
Members' failure to pay fees has clipped African Civil Aviation Commission's wings ...
More leg room for SAA passengers ...
New National Carrier: S-Africa Awaits FG's Nod On Mou...
Aviation Watchdog Fights for Kalu's Airline...
NZ pilot dies, co-pilot hurt in crash ...
Politician Decries Insecurity in Aviation Industry...
Rare night sky opportunity...
AA to Create More Tourism Infrastructure...
Shake-Up Costs Air Zimbabwe Millions...
Thieves take the beam out of the beacon...
UK hub of mercenary gun  running As foiled coup saga swirls, report says... ...
We Won't Sue Govt Over Suspension - Slok Air...
Why not try Caravanning at the coast?...
Yet another executive leaves Acsa under a Hlahla cloud...
Security aircraft on display at Reagan National ...
UFO festival keeps on flying...
Air Force wife-author puts human face on the military...
Airbus includes a cupboard for corpses ...
Airport debacle is bad for Iran...
BA and Qantas add jet fuel surcharges ...
Boeing 367-80 reaches 50th anniversary...
Boeing to sponsor global aviation radio frequency identification forums ...
Canadian watchdog wants more financial protection for travellers ...
China plans two-manned space flight for 2005 ...
Chinese students rush to join air force...
Chopper blades decapitate pilot...
Co-pilot taken off plane for DUI tests ...
Engelhard launches technology to improve aircraft cabin air quality ...
F-16 commemorates Danish wedding...
Flight attendants demand security training ...
Flying doctors celebrate 76th anniversary...
How to build your own airline...
Mexican Air Force pilots film UFOs...
Mimicking Humpback Whale flippers may improve airplane wing design ...
Irish budget airline goes bust after a week...
NZ Aviation students big debt but no jobs...
Oz to host massive global air combat training exercise ...
Philippines Air Force gets 'Broncos' from Thai govt ...
Picture-taking flying robot captures soaring birds-eye views ...
Pilot gets probation for Vienna crash landing...
Qantas discriminate over ear plugs...
Rutan edges closer to private space flight...

popham...Popham Microlight Fair 2004 - Picture Gallery 

"Keep thy airspeed up,
Lest the earth come up and smite thee."  William Kershner, in his Flight Manual
Goleta Air and Space Museum, Home Page
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress tankers Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses were once widely used to fight forest fires. In recent years all the surviving B-17 tankers have been restored to stock military configuration. Many of them remain airworthy. This display features photographs of B-17 tankers taken from 1971 to 1984.
It appears that the days of vintage airplanes fighting forest fires are over. The U.S.D.A. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior announced on Monday, May 10 that they are terminating the contract for 33 large airtankers due to concerns over the airworthiness of the aircraft and public safety.
The An-225 arrived at Houston on April 30 and departed from Houston on Wednesday May 5.
AeroKnow
...May 15 -- References on hand to Boeing P-12
May 16 - 1957-- The Saunders-Roe S.R.53 flew for the first time. It was the first
        British aircraft powered by a turbojet and rocket.
May 17 - 1919 -- The US Department of War ordered discontinuation of the roundel
        used during World War I and reinstatement of the white star on a blue disk with a
        red disk in the middle. It would remain the US military aircraft national insignia
        until mid-1942.
May 18 - 1918 -- US day bombing operations in Europe, during World War I,  begin
        with the establishment of the 96th Aero Squadron at Amanty Airdrome in France.  
May 19 - 1941 -- Gene Beenenga, Aero Know supporter in the 90s was born. Have a
        happy one, Gene!
May 20 - 1939 -- Boeing 314 "Yankee Clipper" (NC18603) flew the first revenue flight
        for the new flying boat and the first trans-Atlantic air mail flight: from New York to
        to Lisbon, Spain.
May 21 - 1960 -- The last B-25 in the USAF, operating as a staff transport, was retired    
        from service.
May 22 -  1916 -- British future ace Albert Ball downed his first enemy aircraft when
        he drove down an Albatros D.I (not confirmed) and an LVG two-seater (confirmed)
         which was forced to land.
May 23 - 1926 -- The first scheduled and sustained air service in the USA was begun
        by Western Air Express: between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Los Angeles, California. ...
ESA Portal
...EuroNews visits Europe's spaceport in Kourou
14 May 2004    The fourth episode of the special TV magazine dedicated to Space, produced by EuroNews in collaboration with ESA, starts today 14 May featuring Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana....
STAR-suit drawing... StarTiger to roar in Finland
13 May 2004    ESA is hoping to repeat the success of its first StarTiger project. This time the venue will be Tampere University of Technology in Finland, where the StarTiger2 project hopes to come up with ideas for intelligent clothing for astronauts, capable of checking their health while they work....
Proba - Chinese Wall... Great Wall of China seen from space
11 May 2004    ESA's Proba satellite here shows a winding segment of the 7240-km long Great Wall of China situated just northeast of Beijing. The Great Wall's relative visibility or otherwise from orbit has inspired much recent debate....
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AVweb: April 16, 2004
Sun 'n Fun Takes Off: New Arrivals, New Aircraft
With the weekend on its way and the sun finally blazing down in all its Florida exuberance, Sun 'n Fun started to live up to its name yesterday as the clouds disappeared, Wednesday's relentless winds died down, and the sky filled with airplanes. "Move! Move! Move!" was the mantra on the tower frequency, as a breathless controller tried to keep the flow going, with arrivals and departures all crowding onto the same busy runway. "Taxi! Taxi! Taxi! As fast as you can without taking off!" And squeak-squeak, there's a little red taildragger touching down and racing by on its front gear, a "mixmaster" hot on its heels, a gallant (certified) Seawind going around, a Cirrus on short final, while a tall yellow crane plucks a sorry warbird by the tail from the grassy verge, where it ran afoul of the runway edge. "No rubbernecking! Move, move, move! YOU, doing the 360, don't EVER do that again!"
A 'New' Engine Certified
The first GA engine certified to run on unleaded automotive gasoline is a reality. Superior Air Parts officials told a packed Sun 'n Fun news conference their Vantage O-360 (aspirated) and IO-360 (injected) engines will happily sip mid-grade 91 Octane mogas. Keith Blockus, who was in charge of development of the engine for the Coppell, Texas-based company, said the 180-h.p. mill went through "one of the most documented test programs" ever conceived for an engine and they're confident in the longevity and reliability of the engine whether it runs on 100 LL, unleaded or a mix of the two. The revamped engine has a bit of a track record, however--it's a retooled, re-engineered and improved (says Superior) of the venerable Lycoming 360.
...Where Is Bombardier?...
Now, Superior isn't the first to launch a certified autogas engine project but the most recent entrant in that market was conspicuously absent from the sunny grounds of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Bombardier , which created a major stir at last year's AirVenture in Oshkosh with the introduction of its V-6 GA engines , was a no-show at Sun 'n Fun. Deadline pressures prevented us from contacting Bombardier for comment on the Superior announcement but we will be in touch. Meanwhile, Superior's PR data on the Vantage says its competitors (who have also been its bread and butter as a parts manufacturer for 30 years) have every reason to be concerned about the Vantage.
...Turbo, FADEC In The Works
Although it may look like a Lyoming 360-series engine, Superior claims its new engine is much different on the inside, where it counts. Blockus said they re-engineered just about every part of the decades-old design, improved materials throughout and made it breathe, oil and run better. Blockus said they decided to "stick to the basics" in offering only two versions of the engine to start. A full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system is on the drawing board as is a turbocharged version. Now that the engine is certified (production certification is expected by the end of the year), CEO Chuck Denman said the focus shifts to marketing.
Stop And Smell The Exhaust...
While the main fairway -- filled with exhibits and banners and tents, things to look at and things to buy -- is crowded with visitors, the low-key flight lines around the edges are where the true heart of the show is found. Here are the thousands of airplanes flown in by loving pilots and their families and friends, polished and pampered, many of them built or restored by hand, and each of them the pot of gold at the end of somebody's rainbow. Art Culver, a retired American Airlines pilot from North Carolina, spent 10 years building his sleek Seawind amphibian. "I can see why some people never finish," he said. "You just have to keep going and going, and not think about it, till finally one day you run out of parts, and you're done."
...Flying Just For Fun...
On the far side of the field, Ron Karwacky sits in the sun, sheltered from the wind by the fuselage of his polished aluminum 1952 Cessna 195. "I soloed in this airplane," he says. He bought the plane for $15,000 in 1983 and recruited a few friends to help with the restoration work. The beefy taildragger is great for cross-country flying, he says. It cruises at about 165, and he got to Florida from southern California in two days and 12 and a half hours of flying, with a 30-knot tailwind. Karwacky said he has about 1,900 hours total time, just about all of it in taildraggers, and he and his plane are both VFR-only flyers. "I fly for a hobby only," he said. He plans to retire soon from his career as a backhoe operator and relocate to Arkansas. "Well, I'll have to only half-retire if I want to keep the airplane," he said.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004
...EAA AirVenture 2004 NOTAM Available for Download...
ERAA : Fly Safely
...EDITORIAL - SPRING 2004...
Fly Safely is an odd publication. It belongs to no airline; it contains no advertising, generates no revenue and is freely available to anyone who has access to a computer. It may allow the editor......
FIGHTING FATIGUE...
Sleep at the wheel kills  a simple mantra for tired drivers, but it is equally true for pilots. A mixture of regulations, industry guidance, and results of scientific research are the tools with which the chances of fatigue on the flight deck can be reduced. However, regardless of flight duty limitations, or NAA mandates, each crew member has a responsibility to themselves, their colleagues and the passengers to do something to lessen the risk. Knowledge of fatigue, its causes and its symptoms is essential......
LOSA, THE LINE OPERATIONS SAFETY AUDIT - A learning process?...
The capacity for Flight Data Monitoring to reconstruct a flight for a full analysis is limited by the hardware installed on the aircraft and the software used to download and analyse the data. Even with a tenfold increase in data capture, we will still be unable to reconstruct the human aspects and interface of the flight; namely, what the flight crew were thinking and how they arrived at certain decisions. The Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) is a way in which these immeasurable actions can be monitored and......
THE POWER OF THE PEN...
Trying to raise peoples awareness of safety issues in todays data-packed, info-jammed and message mugging world is a tough job, but someones got to do it. The airline safety officer has a valuable medium through which to educate and inform company personnel - The Company Safety Bulletin (magazine, publication, journal or whatever). However, getting people to read it can be a daunting task; some dedicated application is... ...
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR FLIGHT SAFETY REPORT?...
Encouraging colleagues to file flight safety reports is a continuous task for the company flight safety officer. It has been proven that safety is improved and risks can be reduced in a culture where employees are encouraged to highlight problems, concerns, faults and errors, without fear of retribution, or exposure (if confidentially reporting). Regardless of the law and company policy, some people still need to be convinced that this is the case. This is where the flight safety officer can......
Crisis Planning
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The International Cessna 195 Club
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...BY NOW, YOU WILL ALL KNOW POLLY LANDED SAFELY BACK IN THE UK on Tuesday 27 April. The diary pages are up to date but the last word naturally belongs to Polly.   SO PLEASE LOG ON TO THE DIARY PAGES AND GO TO THE 13TH MAY and read Polly's letter to you all as this project draws to a close.
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Women in Aviation, International
...AirVenture Celebrity Breakfast Around the Corner
Women in Aviation is the theme at the Dayton Air Show 2004
Alliances Mark the Theme for the 16th Annual Women in Aviation, International Conference
Events
... Training for Chris Noon. Other personnel listed are for training flying in display crew requirements; please be at our portacabin by 0930 for briefing....
 Confirmed event. Displays slots and local flying to be confirmed....
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Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
...Aircraft flew into mountainside...
Aircraft flew into mountainside The May bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch includes an investigation into the 'controlled flight into terrain' (CFIT) accident of a Piper Tomahawk into the Welsh ...
Private spacecraft touches space...
Private spacecraft touches space SpaceShipOne, a privately owned spacecraft, has made its third flight to the edge of space climbing to 212,000ft (64km). In order to qualify for the Ansari X prize of $10million the ...
Notices to Airmen
.... Two editions of the publication are on the web site. The next edition will be dated June 10, 2004, with effective dates of June 10, 2004, through July 7, 2004....
May 13... 05/13/04 TO 06/09/04
TopFighters.com - Military aircraft and planes in detail with wallpapers, quizes, pictures, aviation,...
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BBAC: UK Balloon Event Listing - Forthcoming Events
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...Art at the Met Office  new works of art go on show at Exeter headquarters. Open to the public in July...
| 6 May 2004
Dr David Rogers was today announced as the new Chief Executive of the Met Office where he will succeed Peter Ewins who retires at the end of June......
Solar UV index... Sun safety
We all need to take care in the sun and protect our skin. Find out about the solar UV index and get the latest UV forecast for the UK... ...
Library catalogue... Online library catalogue
The National Meteorological Library and Archive now provides access to its resources through an electronic catalogue...
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Energy... Minimising risk, maximising return
Identifying levels of consumer demand is vital to the gas industry especially when the weather is as varied as it is this week...
2004 Events
...Microlight Trade Fair & Aerojumble
AvBuyer.com - Event listing
Avpro Inc. 2158 = Aircraft listed for sale
Boeing Business Jets: The Ultimate Business Jet
......boeingBBJ owners, operators gather in Seattle
Operators of Boeing Business Jets
gathered Tuesday, May 25, in downtown Seattle for the annual BBJ Owner and Operators Conference. More than 180 BBJ customer and supplier representatives are taking part in the three-day conference, which features sessions on technical issues, new products available from Boeing and other BBJ program suppliers, BBJ flight and technical training programs, and various product support process improvements. Based on the popular Next-Generation 737, the BBJ features two models, 75 of which are now in service around the world.
 

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