Mon Jun 072004
Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft
Article: "The Biggest Decision: Ejection
Considerations for Warbird Pilots" --
Editor Buck Wyndham covers a critical
|..D- Day at Duxford - June
2004 - see the action today in my
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
|...View images of the static
aircraft display from the 14th annual AOPA
Open House June 5....|
14th annual AOPA Fly-In and Open
House shrugs off weather, hosts thousands
June 5 —
than 4,700 people turned out for the 14th annual ,
weather that remained IFR virtually all day.
enthusiasm and the passion of general aviation pilots was
never more apparent that today," said AOPA President Phil
Boyer. "They just refused to let the weather stop them
coming to Fly-In."
An estimated 4,500 people arrived
throughout the day, while nearly 120 aircraft flew in on
Friday and Saturday. Surprisingly, more than two thirds
aircraft arrived on Saturday in instrument conditions.
More on the 14th annual Fly-In
AOPA's "Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes" Twin Comanche above
AOPA hosts high-ranking FAA official
FAA Associate Administrator for Regulation and
Nicholas Sabatini spent much of Friday at AOPA
Frederick, Md., getting an insider's look at general
"Nick Sabatini is an important member of the
leadership," said AOPA President Phil Boyer, who
led the FAA official's tour of AOPA. "The work he
affects GA at almost every level — from pilots' and
certificates, medicals, right up through the
our aircraft." More on Sabatini's visit to
In photo: Phil Boyer shows Nick Sabatini
Presidential TFR banner on AOPA's home page, alerting
to security-related TFRs.
AOPA's Boyer shares cockpit
top Senate Democrat
June 2 — The leader of the
Party in the U.S. Senate, Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), joined
President Phil Boyer in the cockpit this week. During a
three-hour flight, the two discussed a wide range of
important to general aviation pilots, such as
the air traffic control system, post-9/11 security
restrictions like the Baltimore-Washington Air Defense
Identification Zone (ADIZ) and the "rolling" TFRs
flight restrictions) that cover Presidential campaign
and GA's own efforts to make local airports more
"Senator Daschle is a longtime GA pilot and
member," said Boyer. "He truly understands the impact of
government actions and regulations from a pilot's
and pledged to assist the association as we develop
agreed-upon legislative remedies." More on Phil
Boyer's flight with Sen. Daschle
President Phil Boyer and Sen. Tom Daschle
Peruvian aviation historical academy honors
June 5 — Three members of the Academia de
Historia Aeronautica del Peru (Peruvian Academy of
Aeronautical History) on Saturday presented AOPA
Phil Boyer with a medal and honorary membership in the
for his role in promoting general aviation worldwide.
also serves as the president of the International
Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations
(IAOPA). More on the presentation
photo: Oscar Gagliardi, Jr.; Gaston Garreaud; Phil Boyer;
Oscar Gagliardi Kindliman.
G-8 Summit will mean flight
restrictions along southeastern U.S. coast
June 4 —
Beginning Sunday, June 6, the FAA will impose major
restrictions in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida for
Group of 8 (G-8) Economic Summit being held in Sea
There will be two large temporary flight restrictions
implemented for the National Security Event.
duration of the TFRs and the number of impacted airports
underscores the need for pilots to check notams before
in this area," said Heidi Williams, manager of Air
AOPA. "AOPA members have an additional resource —
Time Flight Planner — that can show them where
TFRs are. But they still need to check notams at the last
possible minute for any last-minute changes."
of Aviation: News and Events |
|...6/14 Flag Day
Celebration - achievement day for special museum
Century of Flight Hangar will be closed during June 7-13
special events. The hangar will re-open on June 14. We
sorry for the inconvenience.
During the month of June
Museum of Aviation will honor Scouts with various
that promise fun and excitement. In the future, Scouts
get the opportunity to “Camp Under the Wings” while
special badges and learning about the history of air
Guided tours and one-on-one conversations with
fighting ace, Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, will be the
highlights of their visit at the Museum of
Saturday, June 26 - In honor of Scouting
Celebration Month, the museum invites local boy and girl
troops to participate in "Hangar Talk" at 10 a.m. in
One. Georgia Forestry Commission Ranger Willie Vance will
discuss fire prevention and safety.
monthly guest speaker providing adults and kids of all
informative, educational and entertaining 30-minute
on topics relating to the month's theme. The event is
For more information contact Heather Fasciocco,
Specialist, at (478) 926-6870 .
AIN Online: June 2004 |
|... Another Raytheon
Premier Overruns Runway...|
Helicopter Noise Standards
Harmonized with JAA and ICAO...
Cessna Receives FAA
for Citation Sovereign...
Corporate Card for European
Aviation Headquarters Returns to
Should jail be an option if
negligence on the job by a flight crewmember, mechanic,
controller or any other aviation worker causes death or
critical injuries?... Click here to respond...
restructures, will fly jet by October...
proposal a problem or solution?...
signs for 29 Avantis...
In a Swift move, new FBO opens
Simple solution might curb
launches Mustang engine flight-testing...
airport security guidelines...
F100EJ brings bizliner
to retired Fokker 100 twinjets...
though only for some...
As economy picks up, so too
aviation financing rates...
FAA, IRS don’t regulate in
Avcon awarded group RVSM approval for
Learjet 20 series...
Budget cuts kill Miami CPDLC
Technique would ‘pack ’em in’ to increase
U.S. airspace plan will show slow
official warns ...
Universal introduces the 890R, a
retrofit cockpit that sizzles...
RAA tempers optimism
concern over sticking points...
New Bombardier unit
‘big decisions’ on big jets...
Brazilian fighter order
could kill Russian RJ...
China gives cool welcome to
Tail-rotor failure suspected
NYC rooftop crash of ENG helo...
Who should be the
a corporate flight department?
|...Moving? Better let the FAA
- or else! |
|...NAFI Gears Up For
Meet, Greet Aviation
at Author's Corner...
Returned to OMB...
June 3, 2004 - The sport
pilot/light-sport aircraft rulemaking package has been
returned to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for
final approval. OMB’s website acknowledges receipt of the
on June 1, 2004. No deadline for final action is listed
website. However, when EAA Vice President of Government
Industry Affairs Earl Lawrence visited OMB, along with
ASTM Committee chairmen Phillip Lockwood and Eric Tucker,
stressed the need for swift approval of the rule.
which had been withdrawn from the Office of Management
Budget by FAA in late March, is now back at OMB for what
hoped to be the final review before publication. FAA had
withdrawn the rule to answer questions presented by OMB,
procedural move that would keep the rule on-track instead
creating a major setback if it was completely rejected by
This advancement is another major step forward for the
Once OMB approves the rulemaking package, it will be
to FAA for publication in the Federal Register . This
AirVenture event will include a major focus on sport
it provides an exciting opportunity for growth in many
of the aviation community.
EAA will continue to
rule’s progress and report any news as soon as it’s
TFRs for G-8 Summit
June 3, 2004 - As previously
announced, FAA and the Transportation Security
(TSA) will create temporary flight restrictions (TFR) for
International G-8 Summit scheduled for June 8-10 at Sea
Island, Georgia. Official word came during a Wednesday
afternoon teleconference attended by EAA and other
aviation organizations; officials from affected airports;
TSA and FAA representatives.
These latest NOTAMs are
available at EAA’s Flight Planner area within the EAA
EAA Flight Planner includes graphic depictions of TFR
aid pilots and prevent them from making errors when
planning. As always, EAA strongly encourages all pilots
check for current NOTAMs prior to flight, especially if
in an area with a known, published TFR ...
to 'Reach Out' to GA Airports During
Agency Joins Federal
Exhibitors at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
- Prior to the International G-8 Summit scheduled for
8-10 at Sea Island, Georgia, the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) will assign teams of Aviation
Inspectors (ASI) to general aviation airports located
the temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas. But,
to Steven Calabro of the TSA GA Directorate, they won’t
necessarily be there in a regulatory enforcement mode ...
SpaceShipOne Going For 100 km on June
Rutan to talk about spaceflight
attempts at EAA AirVenture 2004
June 2, 2004
Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne will attempt to become
world's first commercial, manned space vehicle during a
21 launch on at Mojave Airport in California. From its
aircraft White Knight, the privately developed spacecraft
launch at about 50,000 feet MSL above the Mojave Civilian
Aerospace Test Center and aim for suborbital
100 kilometers (62 miles)-and thus go where no
non-governmental manned aircraft has gone before.
EAA homebuilding pioneer Burt Rutan, built by his company
Scaled Composites, and backed by investor and
Paul G. Allen, White Knight/SpaceShipOne will then try
$10 million Ansari X PRIZE later in the year. That will
require three people to be taken to 100 km and back twice
within two weeks ...
|The Agenda for
Change: Part 1-From Fire Fighting to Building New
Change: Part 2 100% e-ticketing by 2007 To Simplify the
International Airport Wins Eagle
State of the
Transport Industry Report by the Director
World Air Transport Statistics
Special AGM Edition 6-8 June
IATA's 60th Annual
Meeting 2004. Singapore, June 6 - 8,
2004 Opening Address by the Prime
Mr. Goh Chok
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|...CAA tips on
The CAA's Airspace Infringements
Group has issued a list of top ten tips to avoid an
D-Day threat to private
Keep away from Normandy airspace
D-Day ceremonies this coming weekend or you risk being
planning to fly to France this summer should be aware
airspace in northern France shown on the latest CAA
chart has been
AV8 Bistro & Restaurant,
Branch Lecture: Chipmunks around the
Elgin Library, Moray
Alderney Channel Islands
11/6... Commander Club
Texel , Netherlands
12/6... Devon Strut
Farway, Sidmouth, Devon
Pilot is proud to be involved with the
Rally in 2004. Information about this year's rally will
added here as it becomes known....
Back-to-basics flying that is ‘quirky,
some risk, but great fun’. Nick Bloom has advice for
Allan reports on a French chateau in the heart of
with a difference - it has its own airstrip and pilots
welcome to fly in.
Weather Association |
|NWA Scholarships awarded to
Jessica Fieux (FSU) and Owen Shieh (Cornell)
ABSTRACTS STILL BEING ACCEPTED for
ANNUAL MEETING in OCTOBER
As part of
annual World Environment Day celebrations in Barcelona,
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is
its fourth International Photographic
Competition on the Environment ,
once again by Canon Inc. Rules, dates and more complete
information will be forthcoming.
training systems, flight and spatial orientation
Aircrew Training Systems - Environmental Tectonics
|...Sound and Vibration --
-- Design and Analysis of a Modern Human
Centrifuge ETC Announces Successful
Testing of The Authentic Tactical Flight
|June 10, 2004 Maurice
heading west to fly with the MATS Connie Group on there
May 19, 2004 Maurice and
Arrive in Maine with all in tact and in tow, had a few
looks and a few people stop to ask the standard
May 17, 2004 Maurice is
returning to Maine for the summer. He was able to get
the painting done before it was time to head north.
will be towing a trailer with some rudders and a R3350.
Maurice will be accompanied by Roy Guignet and his dog,
February 21, 2004 Maurice
west to work with the MATS Connie group. While there
got his Flight Engineer Rating. He managed to bring back
trailer load of parts from the tail of an
February 1, 2004 The exterior
N974R was needing extensive cleaning, the paint was
so it was striped to bare metal.
At Fantasy of
Flight during striping
2004 Maurice is heading to florida, will be at
Fantasy of Flight working on N974R, scheduled to do
maintenance, as well as paint work.
on AVIA.RU |
|...Domodedovo International Airport
establishes a Certification centre for aircraft
Cargo hub to be created on basis of
is handed over to ATC State corporation...
leadership decided Tolmachyovo airport to be listed in
summer fan timetable...
On the eve of the coming
season, Domodedovo International Airports passenger
launches new services...
Pilots from Europe will
rally "White Nights" to 300 anniversary of
An-2 plane crashed in Ryazan
Yuzhno - Sakhalinsk airport received cup and
Aerosvit air company start flights between
Domodedovo Air Service catering
facility presents a new package technology during the
Rail Restaurant contest...
"Aeroflot" is negotiating
purchase of "Georgian airlines" ...
"Sibir" opens new
flights from Moscow to Volgograd and
Aeroflots business-class of: new
MNG Airlines started its flights to
Ecologists will make
deployment of rocket project at cosmodrome "Svobodny" in
Religious procession was performed by
plane over Ulianovsk region...
Finn Air planes will
flying to Ekaterinburg...
recognized best in CIS...
Irkuts board of directors
The intermodal transportation system employed
Domodedovo International Airport gets the highest
from international experts
|...Micro Flight 4.2 Is
on Sunday, June 06 @ 16:07:49 GMT
Ilan Papini sends us the following press
"....After several months of work, i am happy to announce
Micro Flight version 4.2.This version refines many
that were introduced on version 4.0 and adds important
ones. The demo of Micro flight 4.2 can be downloaded
websites of Micro Flight can be found here.
Chooses San Francisco Base...
on Sunday, June
16:06:55 GMT (0 reads)...
Virgin USA, a startup
airline backed by British entrepreneur Richard Branson,
Saturday it will base operations in San Francisco, hiring
about 1,800 workers over the next two years. The
airline plans to set up corporate headquarters in New
begin operations in 2005 under an undisclosed name. It
the bulk of the new jobs will go to San Francisco, where
1,500 pilots, flight attendants, engineers and workers in
related functions will be hired. The new Virgin-branded
airline is being designed to compete with other low-fare
carriers like Jet Blue Airways and Southwest Airlines,
will be the first airline to have operations based in
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
in a statement that he was thrilled by the new carrier's
decision. California's economy has been badly battered by
loss of high-tech jobs in recent years. In a combined
the city of San Francisco and the state had offered the
airline more than USD$15 million in grants and incentives
including training grants and co-operative marketing.
Star Alliance Adds 3 New
on Sunday, June 06 @ 16:06:13 GMT
South African Airways, Finland's Blue1, and
TAP-Air Portugal have joined Star Alliance as members,
up the reach of the world's largest airline network, the
said. Jaan Albrecht, chief executive of Star Alliance,
news conference the admission of the three airlines will
improve the alliance's market share to 28.8 percent of
worldwide traffic, a 1.3 percentage point increase.
is part of the Scandinavian airline SAS, the flag carrier
Sweden, Norway and Denmark while TAP-Air Portugal and
African Airways are both state-owned carriers. The Star
Alliance, which includes Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines,
Airlines and US Airways, allows carriers to combine
flyer programs and sell seats on each other's routes.
Full-service airlines use networks such as Star Alliance,
oneworld and SkyTeam to cut costs and improve connections
between long-haul and short-haul routes to help fend off
competition from faster-growing discount airlines.
MegaScenery Vol 3 From PC
on Saturday, June 05 @ 14:18:37
PC Aviator, publisher of the MegaScenery
and of Computer Pilot Magazine, has released its third
in the series of MegaScenery 2004. Th elast title covers
Northern California in 5 m resolution satellite photo's
m resolution mesh. Included are day, dusk, dawn and night
it works in all four seasons. Vol. 3 covers some 170 x
nautical miles. You can find all information on the
London City Now
on Saturday, June 05 @ 14:17:58 GMT
Jeff Nielsen of Online Simulation Systems
that their version of London City for FS2004 is now
and available for purchase. The title was a big success
FS2002, offering a wealth of detail of not only the city
airport but also the surrounding Docklands area of London
much more. Existing owners of London City FS2002 recieve
new title as a FREE update. Find all information on the
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Ops - Enterprise, weapons effects, more.
Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by Brokers and
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IV... 2003 Enstrom E480B for
1982 Cessna TU206G Amphibian
1982 Cessna TU206G
1974 Cessna Skymaster
1974 Cessna Skymaster
1984 Falcon 200 for
1984 Falcon 200
AEROLITORAL CELEBRATE DELIVERY OF FIRST THREE ERJ 145S
Mexican regional carrier
planes in December
About - index |
|...AIRBUS HIGHLIGHTS ITS
COMMITMENT TO A BETTER
has published the second issue of “The Airbus Way –
Environment,” a document that illustrates how Airbus is
working with stakeholders to proactively manage
health and safety matters.
coincides with Europe’s “Green Week,” which puts the
the environment, and is followed this year by World
Environment Day on June 5.
commitment to improving the environment, Airbus aims to
corporate certification to ISO 14001 environmental
for all sites and products by 2006.
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|...CITATION SOVEREIGN RECEIVES
Caravans With Oasis Interior
Magazine | News |
|...The IGC Glider Pilot Ranking List
been updated with results from all the early season
competitions. John Coutts (New Zealand) is in the lead
Andy Davis (Gt Britain) 2nd and Holgar Karow (Germany)
see the latest results go to the
Round The World
At noon today Matevz Lenarcic will start his
world flight in a Pipistrel Sinus ultralight motorglider,
leaving Ajdovscina airport, Slovenia, in the company of
Pipistrel demo team who will stay with him across the
to the Hungarian border. They will then break away to
display at Ptuj, the country’s biggest airshow.[
June 5 2004
won the British Overseas Championships organised by the
European Soaring Club in partnership with Senasa, at
Spain, which finished yesterday after eight contest days
the 52 competitors. Leigh Wells was 2nd with 7197pts,
ahead of Irishman Paul Crabb, both flying LS-8-15s. The
of Mike was taken by Iain Baker.
June 5 2004
Gilles Navas has won the Grand
de Bretagne held at Ploermel airfield, which was a
as a training exercise for the French team. Four World
champions, Eric Napoleon, Olivier Darroze, Gérard Lherm
Francois-Louis Henry, were competing as well as eight
Junior champions. There were five contest days out of
with tasks up to 400km at maximum speeds of 110km/h over
beautiful Brittany countryside. There are two gliding
this region, Ploermel and Rennes, which are attracting
June 4 2004
collection of fascinating cloudscapes
by Pete Williams at Minden, Nevada. We hope more of you
send in your photos for these popular picturescapes. They
be on any gliding scenes you think will interest readers.
receives Richard C. Wellman
Chosen for AWAM Board of Directors.
AVIATION NEWS AFRICA |
|...Gr2 - avionic sys - grnwood - wellco
'Party pigs' wreak havoc on jet...
disabled extra for assistance ...
Airports in Africa Must Be
AirZim to Increase Flights to
AirZim Workers Fume Over Pension
Belgium stops flights to
pilot knew he was in trouble ...
First solo crash landing...
passenger arrested after flight row ...
Issues Ultimatum ...
Kenya Airways' Profit Up 226
Moroccan Pilots On Four Day Strike
Ilorin Airport Now Cargo Hub...
Nigerians Rate Aviation Sector
Pink Aviation Fires
wrecks family vacation...
SAA cancels two DRC
Why we reserved special routes for Eagle
'Establish National Airline
is terrified of flying!...
Air India plans to launch
UK flier injured by model aircraft
UK NATS outage grounds planes... 1st
space flight set for June 21...
A mother's tears
pilots manslaughter admission...
NZ army ...
An Indian American pilot in Afghanistan
Australia expands acquisition of high-tech
Canadian Cormorants resume normal flying
Cessna Sovereign receives type
Dig revives fighter pilot's memories
the day he saved Buckingham Palace ...
pilot survived crash...
Flight attendant remains
in bomb note case ...
Flight student's family sues
France launches partial sale of engine maker
German peacekeepers hand over Kabul airport
Government settles with AMR and
Jetstar to turn aircraft into flying
Museum of Flight to unveil new
Pilot error caused plane crash...
helicopter crash didn't have license...
Pilot sees his
Portugese Air force on UFO
hands air traffic to Iraqis...
Second flight of
aircraft on June 7...
Swiss airline won't join
Tired UK pilots warn of looming aviation
|What's New --
Services -- June 2004 |
Wings: Tragedy and Disaster in Alaska Civil
By Gregory Liefer
is a history of Alaska aviation, encompassing numerous
aircraft disasters over a period of 70 years. Derived
official accident reports, newspaper accounts, magazine
articles and years of research, the author draws the
into the true stories of aviation tragedy that have
in the Last Frontier.
Thirty-one accidents are
this book by Liefer, a pilot and fifth-generation Alaska
resident. Starting with the death of bush pilot Russel
in 1929 and continuing through the year 2000, he
both the causes of the accidents and, in some cases, the
miraculous survival of some pilots and passengers. Many
technical explanations are more easily understood by
Liefer is currently working on a
dealing with military aircraft accidents in Alaska and
More information is available from the book's
|...2004 marks an important milestone in
the history of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, as we
invite you to join us in celebrating the 40th display
of The Red Arrows. The 40th display season provides an
excellent opportunity to look back on the achievements of
past, but it is also a time to consider what the future
hold for The Red Arrows. We are committed to ensuring
Team live up to our motto of ‘Eclat’, meaning
representing the excellence of Royal Air Force skills,
training and equipment. We sincerely hope that we will
be representing the Royal Air Force, the UK and the ‘Best
British’ when our 50th anniversary comes
Team members owe a great debt of gratitude to previous
both aircrew and ground support personnel. Through their
vision, dedication and enthusiasm, they created the
excellence for which The Red Arrows are renowned. Much
changed over the four decades that span The Red Arrows’
history but it is no coincidence that several key themes
over the years; motivation, professionalism,
and teamwork. These individual qualities provide the
foundations that have enabled successive Teams to
the Royal Air Force to the highest possible standard.
|...Well, G-VFWE 2004
14th-16th) is now well and truly over and the organisers
still busy sorting out all the inevitable paperwork that
follows such an event. However we are all agreed that
the best in the series so far, helped to a large extent
settled weather throughout most of the UK over the
Nevertheless there were more aircraft prebooked to attend
ever before, and a first estimate of the total numbers
actually made it were about 550, although we are still
on the Air Traffic records.|
the appearance of the newly-restored Miles Hawk G-ADWT
by Desmond Penrose, the DH Dragon G-ECAN flown by Henry
Labouchere, the N/A Mustang G-SIJJ Jumping Jacques of
Teichman (who chose to attend in this rather than in his
Staggerwing) and the ever-widening selection of classic
vintage aircraft which are given an early-season airing
their doting owners.
Yet again we are pleased to
that there were no 'incidents', and post-event e-mails,
letters and phone calls have been unanimous in their
which is extremely gratifying to the organisers,
Terry Booker, Chris Wood and myself, as we have devoted
time to the planning and execution of the event without
knowing if the weather would affect it as it did last
Future meetings this year in which we are
include a "60th Anniversary of D-Day" Fly-In at Cherbourg
Sunday June 13th, our usual Bank Holiday Fly-In at
on Saturday August 28th (a smaller but increasingly
version of G-VFWE) and our usual vintage air park at the
Yeovilton Air Show on Saturday 18th September. If you
like to attend any of these by air, please contact our
Operations Manager, Terry Booker, as soon as you can
below). PRIZEWINNERS AT G-VFWE 2004,
Judges: A. Ord-Hume (Chairman) and
Presenter: Sqdn Ldr N. Duke DSO, OBE, DFC
The Chairman made the following
his opening address: "Our task this year has been an
difficult one. We have been overwhelmed by the extremely
standard of presentation of your aircraft. Last year we
it would be hard to better the level of individual
achievement. This year makes last year look puny by
comparison. The utter quality of restoration,
presentation is outstanding; it is a tribute to you
Air and Space Museum, Home Page |
are several interesting events coming up in southern
California this month:
June 12: Steam locomotive run,
Angeles - San Bernardino
Union Pacific steam
locomotive 3751, Bakersfield, December 29,
1991 Union Pacific steam locomotive
3751 will make an unassisted run from
Station to San Bernardino to be displayed at the
of the depot. It will depart Union Station at 8:20 A.M.
arrive at the San Bernardino depot at 10:00 A.M. It will
return to Union Station Sunday afternoon. Yeah, I know.
neither Air nor Space related, but I like steam
and I make all the arbitrary editorial decisions.
June 19: Delta-II/AURA launch
II - ARGOS, Orsted, Sunsat February 23,
NASA's Aura satellite is scheduled for
from Vandenberg AFB on a Delta II booster at 3:01 A.M. It
be visible to observers all over Southern California and
far away as Arizona. If you don't see it by 3:05 A.M, you
go back to sleep because the launch window will have run
June 21: X-Prize attempt
Composites' SpaceShipOne will make the
privately funded flight to 100 Km altitude in an attempt
win the $10,000,000 Ansari
X-Prize . To win the prize the team must
two flights to 100Km within two weeks.
Take-off of the White Knight
from the Mojave Airport is scheduled for 6:30 A.M. The
is invited to attend this historic event.
26-27: Van Nuys Aviation Expo
Ramona Airshow Benefit : The Air
began in 1995 as "Ramona Air Attack Base Open House",
demonstrating the skills and characteristics of Fire
Aircraft. Since then the event has grown into a full Air
attracting more than 30,000 spectators.
Rutan and Scale Composites
Scale Composites The X-Prize team of Burt Rutan
Scale Composites has been responsible for producing many
and innovative aircraft. This display features several of
designs and products of Scale Composites.
|...NOTE TO UKRAINE MAYORS and OTHERS
CARE: I have re-published the pictures of your visit to
Springfield in March. The first of three pages may be
by clicking here.|
the best air show
midwest between Chicago and Scott, returns to
Illinois September 11 & 12, 2004. Other performers
confirmed for this event include John Mohr who will
his amazing airplane to helicopter mid-air transfer using
the Helicopter. Also booked are The X-Team: Jimmy
his Waco, Jim LeRoy in his Bulldog (much modified Pitts)
firebreathing truck called Shockwave from the amazing Les
Shockley. Otto will fly his new night show with
pyrotechnics from a Schweizer 300. Also confirmed is a
Heritage Flight, a Raytheon T-6A Texan (Pilatus PC-9
derivative) and a Chinook flight demonstration.
talent is being sought and booked at this
June 4 -- Photo galleries are being
starting with the 90s Aircraft Gallery
June 3 -- New Model Aircraft Monthly
Air Enthusiast indexed
June 1 -- I
revamped most of the picture galleries and made them
to navigate. To understand what this means,
click the new Modern Gallery
-1942 -- Combat debut Hawker Hurricane IID with No. 6
operating in North Africa. It proved an effective weapon
40mm cannon mounted under wings, against Rommel's
June 7 - 1894 --
Seversky was born in Tbilisi,
8 - 1947 -- American Airlines began scheduled one-stop
trans-Atlantic passenger service with a Douglas DC-6.
June 9 - 1944 -- Allied
began operations from newly acquired bases in
June 10 - 1957 -- The J. Rock
Flugzeugbau Krahe, a powered sailplane, built in
Austria, flew for the first time. -- Also,
Chesley, a friend, was born
on this date (the year is classified) so if you know her,
her a happy.
June 11 - 1948 -- U. S.
Force fighter aircraft were re-designated from
P for pursuit, to F for fighter.
1979 --Bryan Allen flew a Gossamer Albatross across the
He was the first to make this flight in a human-powered
"If youre faced with a forced
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'Swarm' of satellites for a unique look inside the
3 June 2004 ESA PR
ESA’s Earth Observation Programme Board has just decided
of the six Earth Explorer candidate missions, presented
earlier in April at the User Consultation Meeting, will
developed and launched. Swarm, an Earth Explorer
Mission, is a constellation of satellites which will
Earth’s magnetic field....
Exhibit... ESA at the
Universal Forum of Culture
June 2004 A new international event, the
Universal Forum of Culture, has just opened in Barcelona,
Spain. The three main themes are Cultural Diversity,
Sustainable Development and Conditions for
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vows to find out why his friend had to die.
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his daughter, gene researcher Dr. Molly Lavisch, becomes
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Woodbridge Twin Bases |
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Fleet Gets A Boost...|
With the fire season
under way in the Western states (and 33 heavy water
grounded), the U.S. Forest Service last Wednesday said it
"reconfiguring" its firefighting fleet. The agency will
contract with private companies for 139 additional
in an effort to make up for the 33 aging air tankers
contracts were canceled last month after
NTSB raised safety concerns . The $66
in new contracts will pay for up to 46 single-engine
airtankers, 26 heavy helicopters, 45 medium helicopters
two Canadair CL 215 water bombers. In addition, eight
military C-130 aircraft equipped with the Modular
Firefighting System are available.
Offers Guidelines For Getting Air Tankers Back In The
Meanwhile, pressure is mounting to get
those 33 tankers back in the air. "While the safe
of these aircraft is of paramount importance, we cannot
sight of the fact that lives on the ground are also at
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at a Senate
hearing on the matter last Wednesday. The FAA
responded with a set of guidelines that it says will help
Forest Service establish an effective maintenance and
inspection program. Operators can start today to submit
documentation to the FAA on each aircraft's flight
maintenance for a safety review. Officials said the
might take 30 days or longer, and even then some of the
tankers might not be allowed back into the air.
...But For Southwest States, Too Little
For the Southwest, the fire season is
peaking and will likely be over before any of the big
fly again. "The replacement planes and helicopters won't
enough," said Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) last week. "We
get these air tankers back in service." The Southwest
season usually ends when rains arrive in early July. The
tankers are fast and can haul big loads of retardant,
can make a critical difference in the early stages of
a fire. The helicopters and single-engine craft "won't do
same job as the air tankers," said Jerry Williams, the
Service's national director of fire and aviation
But helicopters have more flexibility and can make more
frequent reloading trips to nearby water sources than can
tankers, he said.
ARSA Seeks Data To Fight FAA
Dismayed by the FAA's
plan to expand drug-testing programs for
aviation maintenance workers, the Aeronautical Repair
Association (ARSA) launched an industry
survey last week to try to gather more
information about the impact of the FAA proposal. ARSA
the FAA is "grossly understating both the number of
[affected] and the economic impact the new rule would
The FAA says its changes would impact about 300
costing each one about $1,200 a year to test an average
workers. ARSA says the proposal would affect many more
companies and the costs would mount. Fears exist that
ultimately that cost would trickle down throughout
...FAA Says High Drug-Positive Rate
The survey, which is
at ARSA's Web site, has a form for certificated repair
stations and another form for non-certificated
subcontractors. ARSA says participation is critical to
efforts to prevent the extension of drug and alcohol
requirements. The deadline to participate is June 18. The
says the proposed changes are necessary because airlines
outsourcing more and more maintenance, and there is a
drug-positive rate for maintenance workers. About half of
positive drug- and alcohol-test results reported by
employers are for maintenance workers, the FAA
...As Pennsylvania Pilot Flies Through
While the FAA has rules about flying
drinking, those rules don't apply in criminal court. So
an allegedly drunk pilot raised havoc in the skies above
congratulates all the controllers that put in the extra
this month and moved up the ATC ladder. We also like to
welcome back the 98 members that had their accounts
reactivated! To see the promotion list
Bulletin Board |
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Kermit Weeks' Fantasy of
Michigan Military Air, Land,
Palm Springs Air
AirVenture Oshkosh 2004 |
|...NAFI Gears Up For
June 3, 2004 -
The National Association of Flight
Instructors (NAFI) has much planned this year for EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh, centered at the NAFI Flight
Headquarters tent. HQ will again be located just west of
Wearhouse on Knapp Street, adjacent to Convention
Meet, Greet Aviation Writers
June 3, 2004 -
having the opportunity to shake hands and speak with your
favorite aviation author. It’s an everyday occurrence
EAA AirVenture at Author's Corner. Anyone can meet and
some of today’s most well-read aviation writers, and have
personally sign copies of their work. Located in the EAA
Wearhouse, Author’s Corner features war heroes,
biographers, historians, how-to experts and more ...
737 Technical Site |
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International Cessna 195 Club |
Roger Currier's Twin Cessna 195 Seaplanes in
Pilot (africanpilot) Serious about Flying - Magazine for
aviation enthusiast, aircraft / aeroplane / helicopter
pilot, aircraft engineer. Find aviation photography, pics
planes, aerobatic images and pictures of helicopters.
images taken by Athol Franz in South Africa.
|...Over the past two
a half years we have produced 25 editions of African
During our first year we published alternate monthly in
that the aviation community would accept the new
Since then African Pilot has grown into one of the most
important aviation magazines, surpassing our own
in terms of size, sales, distribution and support from
aviation community. We intended to bring you, our readers
monthly magazine that was not only refreshing, but also
different to what the aviation market had become
to. Market research has shown that most quality magazines
moved away from old-fashioned news style reporting with
pictures to the coffee table look with superb photography
whilst at the same time providing quality reader
entertainment. Presidential Inauguration
In this edition Capt. Johnny Woods,
pilot of South African Airways, takes you behind the
the planning and organisation of the most successful
Presidential Inauguration Flight of an Airbus A340-600
Boeing 747 classic aircraft in formation. This flight is
probably another one-off that is unlikely to ever be
anywhere in the world again. South Africa’s top aviation
photographer, Frans Dely, took the superb centre spread
photographs using one of the Sasol L-29s flown by Martin
Straten as an aerial
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|...World's largest airport
World's largest airport bridge The
skyline of Gatwick Airport changed forever this week when
metre high passenger bridge linking the North Terminal to
new Pier 6 development was moved into place. The bridge
A spate of diving
spate of diving incidents Early on 30 May Portland
received a call from the Dive Boat PTO, which had 2
divers half a mile south of St Albans Head. A Coastguard
helicopter, the Swanage all-weather
crashed during night approach in
crashed during night approach in snow On 23 May at 2113
a Piper PA-30 was destroyed when it impacted terrain
the VOR DME approach to Uinta County-Burns Field,
Wyoming. The airline ...
MAIB 2003 Report
MAIB 2003 Report published The
Marine Accident Investivgation Branch has published its
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killed in glider crash...
Two killed in
crash A pilot and passenger were killed when their glider
crashed into a field near Maltby le Marsh, Lincolnshire,
around midday on 26 May.
The glider was found in an
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Aircraft crashed on
Aircraft crashed on approach On
a DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 cargo aircraft of Yeti Airlines
terrain on initial approach to Lukla Airport, Nepal. The
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The aircraft was en route from
Pilot Magazine and Sport Pilot Information |
|...Sport Pilot Rule Returned to
June 3, 2004 - The sport
aircraft rulemaking package has been returned to the
Management and Budget (OMB) for final approval. OMB's
acknowledges receipt of the rule on June 1, 2004. No
for final action is listed on the website. However, when
Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs Earl
Lawrence visited OMB, along with fellow ASTM Committee
chairmen Phillip Lockwood and Eric Tucker, they stressed
need for swift approval of the rule.
The rule, which
been withdrawn from the Office of Management and Budget
in late March, is now back at OMB for what is hoped to be
final review before publication. FAA had withdrawn the
answer questions presented by OMB, in a procedural move
would keep the rule on-track instead of creating a major
setback if it was completely rejected by OMB. This
is another major step forward for the rule. Once OMB
the rulemaking package, it will be returned to FAA for
publication in the Federal Register . This year's
event will include a major focus on sport pilot as it
an exciting opportunity for growth in many areas of the
EAA will continue to monitor the
progress and report any news as soon as it's available.
homepage - The home of the Met Office on the internet
|...Transit of Venus |
Met Office forecasters are saying that the
looks set to give most watchers a reasonable chance of
Venus move across the Sun's disc....
of war... | 1 Jun 2004
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A dry month
most parts, the main exception being the far south-east,
experienced above average rainfall. Sunshine was close
above average across all areas. Mean temperatures were
above average across the whole of the UK, with the
anomaly over eastern Scotland.
Temperature ranged from
-3 °C to 20 °C at Altnaharra on 27th. Met
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|...Around Britain Air
benefit from Richard Crosby's flight around
Richard Crosby, with another
member of the Cotswold Aero Club, is participating in the
Around Britain Air Rally. They will be taking off
Gloucestershire airport on 10 June for the official start
Sywell the next day.
Richard, who is a keen
of RIAT, said that his conscience would not allow
undertake such a self indulgent trip without at least
to help someone else experience the magic of flight! And
fortunately for us he has very kindly offered to raise
for FSD during the ten days or so that the trip will
of the route that he and the other pilots will be taking
be found on www.abar.info We wish him God speed and
|...The highly sought after
Alouette sweatshirts are still available at a low low
£8.50 and polo shirts £10.50. The Baseball Caps we bought
just before the Air Fair proved to be popular and were
sold very quickly. There have been several requests for
since then, so more are on order. We also have Alouette
badges. Merchandise is available from Paul Hawkins, he is
normally at the Club most Wednesday evenings, or can be
contacted on 07831 373261. Caps are £5-50 each. Badges
£2-25 each. |
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Business Jets: The Ultimate Business Jet |
|... a Boeing
Business Jet completed the first North Atlantic flight by
business jet equipped with the Future Air Navigation
(FANS), a system that streamlines communication between
airplane crews and air-traffic controllers. The non-stop
eight-hour, 4,000 nautical mile flight from Gary, Indiana
Geneva, Switzerland was part of a North Atlantic Traffic
being conducted by the FANS Central Monitoring Agency.
FANS in private and business aviation can add another
safety and efficiency in the global air transportation
system,” said Lee Monson, Boeing Business Jets
|...Bombardier Aerospace has
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histories: last battles in Burma|
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