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Warbird Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft
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AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
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More top stories ADIZ transponder requirement
    New notam requires pilots to immediately exit the Washington, D.C., ADIZ if their transponder stops working
New noise standards hurt safety, small businesses
    AOPA says a proposed FAA noise regulation would hurt safety and small businesses. Ironically, so does FAA
AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner gets better
    AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner, free to members, has been improved to allow more routes, more aircraft profiles, more waypoints
General aviation healthy, Boyer tells Pilot Town Meetings...
AOPA President Phil Boyer spread the good news about the improving health of general aviation at a series of this week in Texas and Ohio. More than 800 pilots attended the meetings in Houston, Dallas, and Columbus. He also addressed issues of specific concern to pilots in those areas and described AOPA's fight to preserve general aviation airports. And a highlight of the Houston meeting was Mark Zeller, winner of AOPA's Centennial of Flight Sweepstakes Waco, describing his open-cockpit cross-country flight to deliver the aircraft to its new owner in Minneapolis.
A leading indicator of the state of general aviation is the number of new students starting flight training. In 2003, the number of new students increased two percent, more than offsetting the decline in foreign flight students since the 9/11 attacks and change in security rules, Boyer told the audiences. More than 16,000 new pilots are expected to be added to the rolls by 2005. Sales of new single-engine aircraft, the backbone of the industry, were up by 11 percent in 2003, and growth continues strong in 2004.
There is even greater activity in the avionics market as owners upgrade their aircraft. Shops are booked-up three months in advance, and owners are spending an average of $27,000 on new avionics. And WAAS (the GPS wide area augmentation system) is bringing new benefits to general aviation first, allowing GPS to be used as the primary source of navigation and providing ILS-like instrument approaches to virtually every airport. AOPA has championed WAAS for more than half a decade. More on Pilot Town Meetings
In photo: Waco winner Mark Zeller told the Houston Pilot Town Meeting about his experiences flying the UPF-7 across the heartland; graphic: U.S. student pilot trend.
(June 18)
FAA issues ADIZ transponder notam
Pilots flying in the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) should be aware that another unique operational requirement has been added. The FAA has issued a notam directing that a pilot exit the ADIZ by the most direct route if they become aware that their transponder is NOT continuously transmitting the assigned ATC "squawk" code. This requirement is different than the guidance provided in the Aeronautical Information Manual and applies specifically to the ADIZ.
Graphic: Pilots must exit the ADIZ immediately if their transponder stops working. (Image from AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner )
(June 18)
New noise standards hurt safety, small businesses
AOPA says a proposed FAA noise regulation would hurt safety and small businesses. Ironically, so does FAA.
In a classic bureaucratic "oversight," FAA's Environment and Energy office is proposing regulations to tighten the noise standards for small aircraft, but did so without talking to the general aviation industry or the FAA office responsible for small aircraft certification. Both AOPA and FAA (small airplane part) want the proposal changed or withdrawn More on noise rule
Air Force Link
...Flag has been powerful symbol, rallying point
It was not all that long ago that everyone seemed to be flying an American flag.
Airmen play ‘bad guys’ in Alaska
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) Almost every military exercise needs "bad guys," and Airmen from the 390th Fighter Squadron are playing that role for Alaska Command's premiere joint training event, Northern Edge '04.
Convoy course prepares Airmen for duty in Iraq
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) Air Education and Training Command leaders saw the need for the Basic Combat Convoy Course for Airmen during a visit to Iraq in March, and 37th Training Wing experts here assembled the course in record time.
Farewell Mr. President
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AFPN) Thousands of well-wishers watch as a VC-25 takes off from the flightline here with former President Ronald Reagan's casket onboard following his state funeral service at the National Cathedral in Washington on June 11.
Officials announce Air Guard major, LTC promotions
DENVER (AFPN) Air Reserve Personnel Center officials announced June 10 the 2005 Air National Guard Line and Nonline Major and Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Boards’ results that selected 469 officers for promotion.
Air Force journalists win DOD awards
FORT MEADE, Md. (AFPN) Air Force print and broadcast journalists won nine categories in the 2003 Thomas Jefferson Awards for excellence in military media. The results were announced by Defense Information School officials here....
M useum of Aviation: News and Events
...Museum of Aviation and Museum of Aviation Foundation will host Tumult in the Clouds by southern artist Russell Smith. The art featured depicts aircraft scenes of World War I, and will be on display through September 17.
For more information, contact Heather Fasciocco (478) 926-6870
Museum of Aviation’s Hangar Talks hosts Scouting Celebration Month with a fun and informative gathering on Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Georgia Forestry Commission Ranger Willie Vance will speak to over 35 boy and girl scout troops on fire safety and prevention. Event is free and open to any troop or scout.
All participants will receive a free pack of seedlings and an opportunity to work toward earning a forestry or fire safety badge/patch.
For more information, contact Heather Fasciocco (478) 926-6870.
Welcome to AIN Online: June 2004
...EASA Certifies Falcon 2000EX EASy; FAA Next
TFE731 Turbine Disks Might Have To Be Replaced
NTSB Wants FAA Color-vision Screening Tightened
Comment Period Ends Tomorrow on Air-tour Proposal
FBOs Relieved over Oil-spill Rule Compliance Delay
WSDOT Aviation Home Page
...Bellingham Airfest! June 26-27
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..."Wings of Eagles" Steps In, Offers Use of Fuddy Duddy
June 17, 2004 - Through a special arrangement finalized this week, a well-known B-17 bomber will return to the sky and allow EAA’s popular national B-17 tour to resume beginning at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. The return comes less than three months after the tour was temporarily halted when a landing gear malfunction sidelined EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast . The “Salute to Veterans” tour will continue with the famed B-17G Fuddy Duddy , which will fly through an EAA partnership with the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (formerly the National Warplane Museum) of Elmira, New York. The museum’s B-17 will fly during EAA AirVenture July 27-August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, then pick up the regularly scheduled late summer and fall tour stops throughout the country ... )...
EAAer Plans Flight ‘Around The Country For Kids’...
June 17, 2004 - When Paul Wood turned 50 in February, he wanted to mark the milestone by doing something fun, interesting, and challenging that would also benefit those less fortunate. On July 1, he'll get his chance as he embarks on a flight around the United States to raise $250,000 for the Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois (CHASI). It's called the Around the Country For Kids flight ... ...
'Van' Named Freedom of Flight Recipient...
June 16, 2004 - Dick "Van" Van Grunsven, founder of the most popular kit plane manufacturer in history, is the 2004 recipient of the EAA Freedom of Flight award. EAA's highest honor, the Freedom of Flight will be presented during the evening program at Theater in the Woods on Thursday, July 29. Van Grunsven, CEO of Van's Aircraft Inc., created the RV line of homebuilts, from the single-place RV-3 that first flew in 1971 to the company's most recent aircraft, the four-place RV-10. Today, more than 3,600 RVs have been completed and flown worldwide, and thousands more are under construction ... ...
NASA Plans Team Effort At EAA AirVenture 2004...
June 14, 2004 - EAA AirVenture 2004 visitors will see something old and something new in the NASA exhibit building, located along the flight line north of the control tower. Designers from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, aided by NASA employees from around the country, have created a varied display to highlight the first “A” in NASA: aeronautics . There and elsewhere on convention grounds, NASA unveils its vision into the next century of flight ...
IATA - IATA
IATA Director General Visits Taipei
PAMA
...Volunteers Needed
PAMA’s Olympic Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan and promote the 2005 Professional Aviation Maintenance Olympics. Specifically, assistance is needed to coordinate the marketing/advertising of the competition to potential teams, individual technAthletes, sponsors, and the media. The committee meets once a month via teleconference. If you are interested in being a part of one of the industry’s most exciting events, contact committee chairman Tom Yanus at Thomas.Yanus@erau.edu or 386-323-5079....
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...B47HA MIDWEST EVENT
FEATURING PRESIDENT RHODES OF B47HA AND THE WHIRLYBIRDS
GUNDY AIRPORT, OSWASSO, OK. NORTH OF TULSA
EAA MEETING ROOM ON THE AIRPORT
June 22 Tues 6:30pm
Take 169 North to 76th st north to Gundy Airport. Pass the word!!!!!! http://www.airnav.com/airport/O38...
FLYER Air Portal - FLYER Diary
...25: Fly-in , Thruxton. Mexican theme in restaurant 01264 773900
31: Annual Summer Barbecue Weekend , Waterford Airport, Ireland. Plus Hangar dance. Theme: aviation nostalgia. Please bring food offering and favourite beverage. [We will, ed] 353 51 876 706
31: Lydd Aero Club Open Day , Lydd. Featuring Antique Airplane Association of Switzerland, 20+ vintage aircraft. 10.30 to 17.30 local times. 01797 320734
5-7: International Heli Trade , Geneva Palexpo. Branded as Europe's new dedicated helicopter events
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...DUXFORD UNVEILS EXCITING PLANS FOR FLYING LEGENDS AIR SHOW

Preparations are well underway at the Imperial War Museum Duxford for the unique Flying Legends Air Show on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July.  The show, presented in conjunction with the Duxford-based Fighter Collection, is a real treat for both aviation fans and the general public alike, bringing together an incomparable collection of classic and historic aircraft, veterans, pilots and visitors from around the world to sample the atmosphere and sheer magic of the event.  Once again, this unique two-day spectacular will see some of the world's rarest and most historic aircraft display for the delight of the crowds.  
Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Duxford Tracey Woods says "Flying Legends has gained a well-deserved reputation for providing the best opportunity in Europe to see some of the world's most historic aircraft in their element.  All the aircraft due to appear are piston engined aircraft, dating mainly from the Second World War and all are classics in their own right."  
Currently, there are over 60 celebrated aircraft scheduled to appear with several of them displaying in the UK either for the first time or making a return visit to Duxford after a period of absence of some years.  Jane Larcombe of the Fighter Collection says "When putting together the content of the Show, we aim to showcase aircraft of great historical importance as well as pay tribute to those gallant men who flew them into battle."  
Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to meet veteran pilots and crew, as well as browse a wide variety of trade stands.  They'll also be able to study the display aircraft at close quarters on the Flight Line Walk (subject to a small additional charge) and, of course, settle down to watch some three hours of superb flying, culminating in the breath-taking sight and sound of the mass flypast finale.  The crowds won't be disappointed as aircraft scheduled to appear include 11 Spitfires in a Spitfire Scramble, several Hurricanes, the mighty B-17 Flying Fortresses, Sally B and The Pink Lady, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Dakota, Hurricane and Spitfire and several aircraft from Europe and other parts of the world.  Also scheduled to fly are The Fighter Collection's impressive stable of aircraft including the gull-winged Corsair and the Cats - the Bearcat, Tigercat, Wildcat and Hellcat.  
The Imperial War Museum, who jointly plan and review the parking and traffic management systems with Cambridge Constabulary, wishes to assure visitors that issues resulting from the traffic congestion at the D-Day Anniversary Air Show are being addressed in time for the Flying Legends Air Show.  

Gates open at 8.00 am and the flying begins at 2.00 pm.  Tickets - Adults £25.00, Senior Citizens £16, Children £8, Concessions £8.  Discounted and Gold Pass tickets available in advance - for more information and to book your tickets call 01223 499353 or visit www.iwm.org.uk to purchase tickets on line.  A courtesy bus will also be running regularly from Cambridge Railway Station and Trumpington Park and Ride, Junction 11 of the M11.  Alternative routes will be signposted from Junction 11 of the M11 via the A10 and A505 to encourage entry from the west of the Museum and proactive traffic management will be implemented.

..........more on Duxford
Apart from a modified Belgian example preserved in Brussels,
Duxford's Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 is the only complete RE8 still in existence.
The aircaft, F3556, was built by Daimler Ltd. but was not delivered to the RAF until after the Armistice. dux01Dave









The aircraft has been restored to resemble as closely as possible,
 the condition that it would have been in when it arrived in France on the
 11 November 1918.

The aircraft is now displayed in the colour, PC-10 Khaki, which is similar to the mud of Flanders.
 The engine cowlings have been returned to the unpainted condition that they would have been and the
 'Paddy Bird from Ceylon' insignia has been faithfully recreated to represent its original design.

During the restoration process a protective aluminium cover has been fitted over the original gutta
percha fuel tank which lies underneath. It is vital that the gutta percha is protected in this way as it
is thought to be the largest surviving example of its kind in the UK.
dox02


If you have any further questions then please contact
Dave Upton on 01223 499326,
Conservation Officer at Duxford,
who has been overseeing the restoration of the aircraft.




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LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 CHIEF WINS BURNHAM MANUFACTURING AWARD

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17, 2004 –  The Society of Manufacturing Engineers has awarded its prestigious Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award to Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] executive vice president and general manager of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The award, presented on June 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio, recognizes Burbage “for exceptional success in the integration of the infrastructure and process manufacturing.”

Burbage was cited for his management success in integrating innovative design and manufacturing technologies into a unique airframe to meet the requirements of a multi-service, supersonic stealth fighter for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. He also was recognized for his role in integrating prime contractor Lockheed Martin with principal program partners Northrop Grumman and BAE SYSTEMS. On the JSF program, the three companies are intertwined and work together as a single team to achieve program goals.

The F-35 is designed for quick, modular assembly using next-generation manufacturing technology and processes. Assembly time is planned to be less than half that of current-generation fighters.

Burbage graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and went on to a distinguished career in naval aviation, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. He completed the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School and accumulated more than 3,000 hours in 58 different military aircraft. He retired from the Navy reserves in 1994 as a captain. He also holds master's degrees in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida and business administration from UCLA.

In 1980, Burbage joined Lockheed Martin and later became manager of business development for U.S. government programs at the Lockheed California Company operations in Burbank, Calif. In December 1987, he was appointed vice president for Washington operations and coordinated the company’s relationships with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress, as well as the embassies of foreign governments. He moved to Marietta, Ga., in 1990 as vice president for Business Development and Product Support at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems. He was named vice president and AFX program manager in 1992 and vice president and general manager for Navy Programs in 1994.

Burbage was named executive vice president and general manager of the Joint Strike Fighter program in November 2000, after having served in a series of senior management assignments including vice president and general manager of the F-22 program, president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Company in Marietta, and executive vice president of customer requirements for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

Three F-35 variants – conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL), carrier vehicle (CV) and STOVL – each derived from a common design will ensure that the F-35 meets the performance needs of the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and allied defense forces worldwide, while staying within strict affordability targets.

Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 in conjunction with its principal industrial partners, Northrop Grumman and BAE SYSTEMS. Companies worldwide are participating in the F-35’s

development.  Among the aircraft the F-35 will replace are the AV-8B Harrier, A-10, F-16, F/A-18 Hornet and the United Kingdom’s Harrier GR.7 and Sea Harrier.

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 employs about 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.

News on AVIA.RU
...Russia has won tender for Columbian helicopter repair
[17 Jun 2004] Russia has won a tender for the repair of 9 Mi-17 helicopters that are in service in the Columbian army.
Putin ratified agreement with Ukraine on Tu-154 plane shaked down
[17 Jun 2004] President Putin has signed a federal law on the ratification of an agreementbetween the Russian Federation and the Ukraine on settlement of claims made as a result of the air accident that took place 4 Oct. 2001.
Airport found itself under water in Irkutsk region
[17 Jun 2004] A Kirenga river in the Irkutsk region has overflown the banks because of heavy rains and some settlements in the Kazachinsko - Lensky district have found themselves in the flood area.
A new check-in isle is set into operation at Domodedovo International Airport
[15 Jun 2004] Anticipating summer passenger traffic increase, Domodedovo International Airport has set into operation a new fifth 10-counter check-in isle.
Documents for establishing a single aircraft-building company in Russia to be published very soon
[15 Jun 2004] The company is planned to be created at two phases.
Cause of incident Il-86 plane established at Ekaterinburg
[15 Jun 2004] Ekaterinburg experts and specialists from Kazan Aircraft Factory where the plane's engines had been made, have conducted a series of checks and examinations.
http://www.fsi mzone.com/html/new.shtml
...Aerosoft releases the DHC2 Beaver...
Aerosoft Online just released the highly anticipated DHC2 Beaver. This product includes a large variety of Beaver based on 21 (!) MDL files and has over 40 liveries included. Includes wheels, tundra wheels, floats, skis and amphibian version so there is no part of this world you can't fly to in this aircraft. A dramatic sound set and several innovative features like spoken checklists make this a high end product on an aircraft that is still the bush aircraft to beat. Priced at 19.95 Euro this is a product that will do well.
US, China Agree Air Traffic Expansion...
The United States and China have reached an agreement to significantly expand commercial and cargo traffic between the two countries, the US Department of Transportation said Friday. The pact calls for adding 195 more weekly flights for each nation over six years, including 14 new US passenger flights this year, according to the government agency. There currently are 54 weekly flights for each country. Of the new flights, 111 will be for all-cargo carriers and the remaining 84 flights for passenger traffic.
Reality Show 'Airline' Spurs Job-Seekers...
Perhaps it is the mysteries of lost luggage and the lore of passengers too drunk to fly that is causing a surge in job applicants at Southwest Airlines in the days following broadcasts of a reality TV show featuring the low-fare carrier. Southwest officials said that the number of job applicants sending resumes to their offices triples on days after cable TV network A&E's broadcast of "Airline." The Dallas, Texas-based carrier typically receives about 180 job applications a day, but that number regularly nears 600 on Tuesdays after the show airs Monday nights. 
http://aviation.org
.Cockpit Concepts: June 15, 2004

Time Compression.
In his Pilot Lounge posting on stress, Key Dismukes says that our normal
cognitive response is to focus attention on the threat and that "anxiety
tends to occupy attention, reducing the availability to limited resources
(working memory and attention) to deal effectively with the threat." He
adds, "There is anecdotal evidence that crews sometimes manage the
non-normal situation adequately but forget to perform aspects of normal
procedures."

Personal experience supports this anecdotal evidence--the oft-repeated
adage, "keep flying the airplane," is always applicable. It also seems that
our concept of time becomes distorted during periods of anxiety; while we
deal with the problem at hand we tend to lose track of the passage of time.
During this period of "time compression" we may not be attentive to other
aspects of flight.

Another facet of situation awareness?
X-Plane.org
...X-Plane ATC Chatter
Albatross in Azurland
A340 Panel for XP 7.41
Panels for Boeing 757 and 767 in XP 7.41 mode
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news_updat es
...SpaceShipOne May be FIRST Into Space Monday - This is risky but we're optimistic...
After all, it's Rutan & Co doing the work.  They are human but have a great record of success
Panel Says FAA Confusion Delayed 9/11 Response - Once again, NOBODY was ready...
Let's find the snake, cut off the head and keep looking.  That means for a long. long time...
Recent Confusion Says Problems Remain But this is from USA Today, so take it with a grain of salt 
Air Travel Bad? Well, maybe not so bad.  After all, we get what we pay for....
The 9/11 Story as it Unfolded - Well written and chilling.  Take a deep breath
United Fails to Get Government Bailout Loan which does not bode well for the airline
"Airline" Reality Show Brings Job Hunters - Yeah, well.  Reality always strikes later
US Air defense "Unprepared" for 9/11 - Were you?  Let's face it, they caught us all unaware
Just for fun, NOT aviation:
30 Year-old Lobster Guards Watch - Barnacle encrusted timepiece sunk for years still keeping great time...
Something oddly mystical about this but we can't quite put our finger on it....
Virgin America Launch Postponed at least until 2005, they need capital
Flight Attendants Ask for More Security Training - Pilots get guns & doors, attendants get . . .
Boeing Optimistic of 500 7E7 Sales by First Flight - THAT is optimism!
Independence Air Makes Debut with "modest" schedule serving 5 cities
While Delta Talks of Doom unless they get concessions from pilots
Boeing's Sub Tracker Contract is a Boost in troubled times
"Registered Travelers" to be Tested in Minneapolis - Shorter time vs loss of privacy?  We'll see
US & China to Relieve Airline Restrictions and open up for reciprocal airline exchanges 
Delta to Cut 25% of Song Flights - Which raises a few questions about the new airline
In a Hurry at Airport?  Pay Up!   As some frequent flyers may get fast track, but for a fee
And Iris Scanners May Arrive in UK Soon - By invitation, to make it voluntary
US Air Traffic Controller Shortage Looms - As a bow wave hits from those hired after 1980 strike
EU-US Open Skies Agreement on Pause as EU transport ministers reject initial deal. "...not enough US access"
Northwest Must Restore 150 Mechanics Jobs says arbitration board
Boeing Wins Sub Hunter Contract - Up to 300 737 planes at $20B over 20 years.  Not too shabby...
And a nice US government boost for Boeing in a difficult time
Zeppelin Reborn! As a new 12 passenger, 247 ft helium-filled Zeppelin is delivered to a Japanese tour company...
The Zeppelin Hindenburg was hydrogen-filled, helium is non-flammable
United & Unions Agree on Pension Deals saving a possible court battle
Boeing & Mechanics Union Face the Future as contract talks & 7E7 come together
Too Many Hub & Spoke Carriers in US? Could be, according to this Seattle Times article...
Our own simplistic position is that 9/11 didn't cause the current airline situation, it only accelerated it.  Perhaps it's a bit Darwinian, but we feel the economic environment didn't really change, it was just perturbed for a bit.  Think about it.

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Details of the launch of the African Pilot 2005 A5 Service Guide book, to be published and distributed together with our January 2005 edition, is immediately available on our Website: www.africanpilot.co.za. All participants in the African Pilot 2005 Service Guide will be placed in the 'links' section of the African Pilot Website with direct links to their own Websites as part of our service. We are proud to announce that the African Pilot Website received 72 500 hits during the month of May - an all-time record.
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...NEW WEBSITE FOR SALLY B
AS 29th DISPLAY SEASON MARKS D-DAY ANNIVERSARY

As Sally B’s 29th display season gets underway, a newly designed website about the aircraft has gone on-line, thanks to sponsors DCG Media Ltd.   

DCG Media have generously re-designed and revamped the Sally B website, launching new on-line services, complete with “Sally B shop”.  Thanks to the support of DCG Media, fans of the UK’s last remaining airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress can now help preserve this unique flying memorial on-line by making a purchase, joining the Sally B Supporters Club and donating to Sally B’s very own registered charity, the B-17 Charitable Trust (Registered Charity No 1079007), simply by logging onto
www.sallyb.org.uk
Sally
DCG works closely with blue chip clients to design and deliver practical, cost-effective marketing solutions.  Drawing on a unique blend of design, public relations, technology and client relationship experience and skills, DCG consistently delivers high quality services and products. 
Lars Clausen, Director of DCG Media said “We are proud to be associated with Sally B and to have been given the opportunity of revamping the website.  It is an honour for us to support such a wonderful piece of aviation history.”

More good news came when Sally B’s devoted members responded overwhelmingly to a special “SALLY B 2004 FLYING START APPEAL”.  The 6,500-strong membership, determined to get their beloved Sally B back in the air for another year, dug deep - raising over £20,000 to get the season started.  B-17 Operator Elly Sallingboe said “Our heartfelt thanks go to DCG Media for all their hard work and extremely generous sponsorship of this re-designed website, and to Tim Callaway of DeltaWeb, for his invaluable friendship and help in creating and hosting the website in the first place.   I’d also like to thank our members for their fantastic response to the Flying Start Appeal.  The D-Day 60th anniversary brings it home that, each year, fewer and fewer of those airmen who survived the war remain with us.  It is up to us to keep their legacy alive, but Sally B can only continue if the funds are there. We are extremely fortunate to have DCG Media on board as sponsors, providing a major boost to the support of our loyal members and other sponsors.”

From 1942 to the end of the war, the United States Eighth Air Force or “Mighty Eighth” flew thousands of B-17 Flying Fortresses out of UK bases on daylight operations against Nazi-occupied Europe.  In    
- MORE -
The months leading up to D-Day, B-17s played their part when British and American heavy bombers began targeting the railway networks, major centres, yards and depots.  By the beginning of June, their objective - to cause massive disruption to the enemy - had been achieved, and Normandy was largely isolated from the rest of France 

Nearly sixty years on, Sally B is the UK’s last remaining airworthy B-17, flying in memory of the thousands of Allied airmen who gave their lives during the Second World War.  Though permanently based at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Sally B is not part of the Museum’s own collection, and relies solely on money raised through charitable donations, sponsorship, souvenir sales and the loyal support of its working team of volunteers and Supporters Club members.

SALLY B AIR SHOWS AND FLYPASTS – 2004 SEASON

List complete at time of going to print.  Additional appearances will be posted on the Sally B website www.sallyb .org.uk

(Flypast = No landing at venue)
May
May 28, Fri    Duxford     Pilot Training
May 31, Mon    Madingley American Military
    Cemetery, Cambridge:     D-Day Memorial Flypast around noon - Flypast

June
Jun 27, Sun     Old Buckenham:         Air Show (home of the 453rd Bombardment Group) - Flypast

July
Jul 04, Sun    Duxford:     Training Flight
Jul 10, Sat    Duxford:     Flying Legends   
Jul 11, Sun    Duxford:     Flying Legends
Jul 31, Sat    Middle Wallop:     Music in the Air Flying Proms (late afternoon) - Flypast

August
Aug 21, Sat    Elvington:     Yorkshire Air Show
Aug 22, Sun    Elvington:     Yorkshire Air Show
Aug 28, Sat    Shoreham:     Shoreham Air Show – Flypast
Aug 29, Sun    Shoreham:     Shoreham Air Show – Flypast

September
Sep 04, Sat    Duxford:    Main 2004 Air Show and Sally B Members Party
Sep 05, Sun    Duxford:    Main 2004 Air Show and Sally B Members Party
Sep 18, Sat    Biggin Hill:    Biggin Hill Air Fair
Sep 18, Sun    Biggin Hill:    Biggin Hill Air Fair

October
Oct 10, Sun    Duxford:    Autumn Air Show


For more information about this press release, please telephone (01638) 721304
or e-mail  sallyb@b17preservation.demon.co.uk
Ec lipse Aviation | Articles 2004
...Microjets are the Next Revolution for GA
Sikorsky - Home
...Sikorsky S-92 Completes First Production Flight
Sikorsky S-92 Achieves International Type Certification...
Rescuees Photograph Own Rescues by BLACK HAWK
BLACK HAWK Plucks Climber from Mt. Rainier
'Tree Hugging' Pays Off in Mountain Rescue
Lockheed
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U.S. Air Force C-5 Fleet to gain advanced capabilities

as lockheed Martin begins Avionics upgrade installations

DOVER AFB, Del., June 7, 2004 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] began field installation of Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) kits into the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of C-5 Galaxy strategic airlifters on June 4. The first aircraft is a C-5B flown by crews from both the 436th Airlift Wing and the Reserve Associate 512th Airlift Wing here. The Air Force plans to modify all 112 aircraft in the C-5 fleet over the next several years.

“The induction of this first aircraft marks a major program milestone, shifting from development to production,” said June Shrewsbury, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of Strategic Airlift. “We have successfully followed a structured development and testing plan over the past five years to reach this point. The combination of hardware and software in AMP provides an eight-fold improvement in avionics reliability while allowing Air Force crews to fly their C-5s unrestricted anywhere in the world.”

AMP replaces the legacy analog cockpit instruments and systems in the C-5 with digital displays and equipment. It also provides the necessary communications and navigational avionics to comply with Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) requirements, the new set of international standards for aircraft movement and reduced separation in flight. Non-compliant aircraft will be forced to take longer, less efficient routes across the ocean.

Each AMP kit consists of seven Honeywell 6­inch by 8­inch flat panel, color, liquid crystal displays, with six for the pilot and copilot and one on the flight engineer’s panel. These displays produce little heat and are fully readable in sunlight. It also includes a Honeywell embedded global positioning/inertial navigation system. Rockwell Collins multimode receivers provide a communications suite that adds satellite communications and a high frequency datalink. Safety and crew situational awareness is increased by an enhanced ground proximity warning system and a collision avoidance system.

A contract field team will perform the AMP kit installation, which is expected to take 110 calendar days for the first aircraft. The span time is expected to be reduced to 60 calendar days on later aircraft. A second C-5B will be inducted into the AMP modification process later this summer, and when it is complete, the Air Force will use that aircraft to conduct operational test and evaluation of the AMP hardware and software later this year.

Flight testing of Block 2.2, the last of four major AMP software builds, is scheduled to run through August. The Block 2.2 software, which represents the final 9 percent of the total amount of software code needed for AMP, provides additional capability to the C-5’s digital automatic flight control and flight management systems, and adds a more precise capability to measuring vertical separation for GATM compliance. Initial AMP software testing began in December 2002.

A number of hardware and software items overlap AMP and the second half of the C-5 modernization effort, the Reliability Enhancement and Reengining Program (RERP). Capabilities that will be needed specifically for RERP, such as an interface between the aircraft’s mission computer and the full authority digital engine controller on the General Electric CF6 engine that will be installed, were included as part of the AMP software development effort to lower total development costs.

Once installation of the AMP kit is complete in the first aircraft, it will be flown to Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, Ga., where it will then become the first aircraft to undergo the RERP modifications. Both the C-5A and C-5B aircraft previously modified for the AMP test program will also receive the RERP modifications. First flight of the RERP aircraft is scheduled for October 2005. The RERP test program is expected to last until 2007.

In addition to the new engines, the RERP modification effort will also include more than 70 improvements to the aircraft’s electrical, fuel, hydraulic, flight control and environmental control systems, as well as upgrades to the aircraft’s structure and landing gear. These enhancements include replacing old components with new or technologically updated components. Aircraft that have received both the AMP and RERP modifications will be redesignated C-5M.

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 employs about 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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... - UK Launch For Air Malta Base Operations From Manchester And Birmingham
Earlier last week, Air Malta held a press conference at Manchester airport to announce the introduction of new bases in Birmingham and Manchester to operate the regional charter flights launched in April 2004......
18 May - 100th Malta Holiday For British Couple
Harry and Helen Lewington recently arrived in Malta for their 100th visit since first spending their holidays in Malta in 1957......
07 May - Air Malta Launches Online Gift Shop
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ALPA Portal
...ALPA Statement on ATSB Rejection of United Loan Guarantee Application
June 17 -- Statement by Captain Mark Bathurst Chairman, United Chapter Air Line Pilots Association, Regarding the ATSB’s Rejection of United Airlines’ Application for a Loan Guarantee.   ...
Government Abandons Security Threat Rule After Legal Challenge By ALPA and Other Airline Unions
June 18 -- In a victory for airline pilots, the government has acknowledged that regulations it had issued in January 2003 allowing it to revoke the licenses of pilots suspected of being security threats cannot be lawfully enforced.  
ALPA Portal
... - Government Abandons Security Threat Rule After Legal Challenge By ALPA and Other Airline Unions
AirNav Systems - Media
...... AirNav Live Flight tracker 3 released....
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Gliding Magazine | News
...Accident Summaries
June 19 2004
It is now possible to read in depth summaries of British Gliding Association accident investigations on this website due to the Association’s collaboration with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. See also the BGA
Can Anyone Help?
June 18 2004
Peter How, who runs Gariep Dam in South Africa, is looking for someone in the UK who would be willing to organise a container for those pilots wanting to base their gliders at this site during the British winter. He already has three containers shipped over from Germany and Slovenia. If interested please contact Peter by email. For more information on this cross-country venue, see this
Welcome To Southern Soaring
June 17 2004
A new gliding operation at Omarama, New Zealand - Southern Soaring - was launched last Saturday with the aim to boost the sport and build links with clubs world-wide.[
First Annual Hobbs Fly-In
June 16 2004
There is an invitation to join the first annual fly-in at Hobbs, New Mexico, sponsored by the Soaring Society of America, over the weekend of August 21-22. It sounds a lot of fun. For more informations see the SSA  
Escape To Europe
June 15 2004
Irish winters give little chance for gliding, but John McWilliam has found a way to stay in the air. See
FLY SOUTH AVIATION NEWS AFRICA
...Gr3 - interavionics-findapilot...
1Time Slashes Fares to East London...
Air Traffic Controllers 'Dangerously Overworked'...
Aircraft Hitch That Blew Whistle On Gold Smuggling Scheme From Congo...
Airline association bats for further liberalization ...
Aviation Case Takes New Turn...
Cash-hungry Zimbabwe splashes out on fighter jets...
Cut-Throat Platteland Air-Price War Takes Off...
Denel plan delayed by graft probe...
Discount airline contest gets hotter ...
Durban wants to dig up airport to house containers ...
FAAN Spends N15M Monthly...
FG Moves to Avert Strike - As Airport Staff Vow to Shut Airspace...
Group Wants Aviation Workers Exempted...
Helicopter gunships attack as 20 die in ground clashes...
We're Pleased With Airline Industry Investment...
Investigations Commences Into Flight Hold-Up...
Italian firm lands major contract in Fujairah Airport development...
Ivorian army helicopters attack rebel zone...
Kenya Airways Launches New Boeing 777- 200ER...
Lawyer says Zimbabwe has no case on 'mercenaries' ...
Microlight pilot to continue his epic journey ...
Moroccan Pilots Call Off Strike...
Paragliding Boogie gets under way...
Pink Aviation Affair : Report Submitted...
Plane crash kills 16, 11 survive...
Planes sent to attack African locusts...
SA National Carrier Gets Approval to Join Global Airline Network...
SITA helps South Africa's domestic airlines improve efficiency with CUTE check-in...
Spectacular Displays As Kaf Celebrates 40th Anniversary...
The Successes of the Pilot Turned Tourism Chief...
Transport Dept spends on job creation...
Search for pilot lost in China...
Supersonic Father's Day ...
Take aches and pains out of airplane travel ...
Tampa airport confirms mystery flight...
Two aircraft in landing fires at UK airport...
U.K. airline collapses before making first flight...
What you can do about missed flights ...
Queen's Birthday Honours NZ leaders in aviation...
Before the beach there was hell in the skies ...
Flying a glider into D-Day...
France to honour NZ pilot ...
Pegasus Bridge capture was easy says modest pilot ...
A love for flying ...
Aircraft workshop opens in Scotland...
Airline industry plans global paperless tickets...
Airport Build & Supply expo opens in Dubai...
Alert over Boeing jet cracks...
'Al-Qaeda planning airline attacks'...
Anti-collision system taking off...
Balloons take flight at 21st annual festival...
BALPA warns of cancelled flights over flying hours...
Boeing begins building X-45C...
British explorer to attempt notable flight in small plane...
Competing airliner designs reflect different views of aviation's future ...
ESA's 37th parabolic flight campaign underway...
FAA proposes to fine two airlines $2.5m ...
Flying to Tokyo wasn't always smooth sailing for Northwest...
Four arrested in cocaine smuggling sting
Harmon Rocket II  Parts
This One Will Get Your Attention!
Zowie! 258 mph cruise! Red lined at 373 mph! There, now you don’t need to read any further. Your most obvious questions are answered. And if those numbers don’t make you want to know more, you have more will power than most of us.
We were driving down Knapp Rd, one of the local streets that when captured in the net of AirVenture becomes a north-south artery right through the fly-in. That’s when we saw it..............read more..............................
= PACIFIC GHOSTS =
Planes of Fame
Join us May 15-16, 2004 at the annual airshow in Chino, California...
Pacific Wreck Database
'I SHALL RETURN' Bookmark PacificWrecks.com | Link to PacificWrecks
World War II witnessed fierce fighting that left a trail of wreckage across the Pacific. This free, non-profit website compiles the work of veterans , authors , travelers and visitors from around the world, as well as and anyone with knowledge to share on this topic. This site has resulted in the discovery and identification of new wreck sites, reporting of history, return of relics, and historical advocacy, and reviews of books .  Created by Justin Taylan , grandson of a Pacific veteran. This site continues to grow with the help of collaborators worldwide . If you are a veteran or interested in this subject, please submit information or make a donation to keep this resource growing!...
AeroKnow
...June 16 -- contents/reviews of two new ITALIAN aviation publications
      & nbsp;             ;            &nb sp;    added
June 20 - 1979 --Bryan Allen flew a Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel.
June 21 -  1930 --  Randolph Field, San Antonio, TX was dedicated.
      & nbsp;         It would become a major training facility.
June 22 - 1946 -- The first jet airmail delivery took place when one P-80 flew
      & nbsp; a load from Schenectady, New York to Washington, DC and another P-80 flew
      & nbsp; a load from Schenectady to Chicago, Illinois.
June 23 - 1983 -- HSL-3 Det 9 deployed with the Battleship New Jersey.
      & nbsp;   It was the first naval air unity to deploy aboard a battleship since the 1950s.
June 24 - 1960 -- The Avro 748, twin turboprop airliner flew for the first time.
      & nbsp; It was later mass-built as the Hawker Siddeley HS-748.
June 25 - 1919 -- The World's first purpose-built all-metal commercial aircraft flew
for the first time. 322 examples of the Junkers F.13 would be built.
June 26 - 1948 -- The first production Convair B-36 was delivered to the United
     & nbsp;   State Air Force. It was a short delivery, taxied across the runway from the
     &nbs p;   Convair plant to 7th Bomb Wing's ramp at Carswell, AFB, Texas.
June 27 - 1909 -- The first advertisement for an airplane for sale was
      & nbsp; carried by New York City newspapers The Sun, The Herald and The Times....
ESA Portal
...Rosetta's self-portrait... Smile! Rosetta's self-portrait
18 June 2004    ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser has photographed itself in space at a distance of 35 million kilometres from Earth. The CIVA imaging camera system on the Philae lander returned this image as part of its testing in May 2004....
ESA and EADS-CASA sign contract to build instrument for the SMOS mission
17 June 2004    A significant milestone in the development of ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission was reached last week when the contract to build the payload was signed between ESA and EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company)-CASA from Spain....
Sea... Did comets flood Earth’s oceans?
16 June 2004    Did the Earth form with water locked into its rocks, which then gradually leaked out over millions of years? Or did the occasional impacting comet provide Earth’s oceans? The Ptolemy experiment on Rosetta may just find out…...
'Space and Major Disasters' - Charter members strengthen ties with UN...
Cassini-Huygens looks at Phoebe's distant past
Aerosphere Air and Space Magazine, a world of aviation and spaceflight
...Happy Birthday George H. W. Bush

THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AIRSHOW PAGE
Dramatic takeoff of Planes of Fame's P-38 "Porky II" at the 2004 Chino Airshow. Photo courtesy of Q.
Schedule updated Jun 18 2003 - reload for current issue 06/19 CAF Featured Aircraft Day Camarillo CA VC_Star 12/31/2003 06/19 WMOF Special Event Hawthorne CA WMF Fathers Day, Open Cockpit and Warbird Rides [06/19-20 * Travis AFB Airshow] Fairfield CA USF/USN 06/16 per Museum no airshow scheduled 09/18 CAF Featured Aircraft Day Camarillo CA VC_Star 12/31/2003 09/18 * Travis AFB Open House Fairfield CA EM (D'R) Not an airshow, base open to public. 09/18-19 * NAWC Pt Mugu Airshow Oxnard CA EM from PA 0401
AVweb: June 17, 2004
FAA May Raise ATC Retirement Age...
On Tuesday, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told a Congressional panel that the maximum retirement age of 56 for air traffic controllers might need to be raised, to help deal with an unprecedented avalanche of retirements. More than 7,000 controllers, almost half the workforce, are expected to leave in the next nine years, as the cohort of workers hired in the early 1980s -- after President Ronald Reagan fired more than 12,000 striking controllers -- reaches retirement age. "At Congress's request," Blakey told the House Aviation Subcommittee , "we are preparing regulations that would permit a controller, under certain conditions, to remain in the workforce beyond the mandatory separation age of 56."
...As NATCA Calls For Action Now...
Ruth Marlin, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association , told the panel that raising the retirement age will not solve the problem -- it's time now to start hiring at least 1,000 new controllers. The FAA's plan to collect more data before taking action will only make things worse, she said. "We can do yet another round of studies and reports but the answer is plainly in front of all of us," Marlin said. "The FAA must immediately begin hiring and training the next generation of air traffic controllers to prepare for the inevitable shortage. And Congress must provide the FAA with resources to do so."
...And Training Issues Arise
George Ebbs Jr., president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), testified on Tuesday that the government's training program for new hires in Oklahoma City is redundant and unnecessary, and also asked that training rules be relaxed to allow candidates who already have a college degree to advance more quickly. If ERAU could send its graduates directly to on-the-job training, Ebbs said, "the FAA could realize significant savings in both time and expense. " Ebbs also said that an accelerated program for college graduates could enable ERAU to train an additional 600 controllers per year.
Summer's Here, And AirVenture Is Not Far Behind...
With the onset of summer, the big show at Oshkosh is just six weeks away, and this year promises to be an interesting one in the wide-open spaces of Wisconsin. Though the buzz over new jets has eased off a bit as the trek to certification proves long and slow, and insurance requirements for the owner/pilot loom high, interest seems to be picking up as some of the players start inching closer to that finish line. Still, the only example of a light jet flying with its (destined for) production engines is the Adam A700 Eclipse says it is working on three copies of its first certification flight-test aircraft, all of which will feature Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F engines. First flight of its prototype is expected by the end of the year, Eclipse says.
...And Kit Jets, Too...
It seems already like ancient history, but among the first in this crop of light jets to ever bolt into the sky was the Maverick Jet , a twin-engine kitbuilt that was flying at Oshkosh three years ago, back when some of the current contenders weren't even mock-ups yet. The Florida-based company has been selling copies that are assembled at its Build Assist Center, and may try to certify the airplane for production. Meanwhile, the folks at Aerocomp Inc. told yesterday they'll be flying their new eight-place, single-engine kitjet within a month (going over our notes, you might not want to hold them to that time frame ... but it likely will get done), and plan to have it on exhibit at the show.
...And More, More, More
While Diamond won't have its single-engine D-Jet ready, it will be showing off its DA42 Twin Star , making its North American debut at Oshkosh with a fresh European certification. EAA says it expects a record number of exhibitors to show up this summer with new technology, both in the cockpit and in aircraft design. Of course, fingers are crossed that the federal bureaucracy will loosen its grip on the Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft final rule and let it fly at Oshkosh, but after so many trip-ups and delays, nobody is making any predictions on that. Finally, if you're flying in, it's not too soon to start planning -- the
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...ZLA's Desert Classic 5
On Saturday, June 19, in association with Denver, Oakland, and Salt Lake ARTCCs, the Los Angeles ARTCC is proud to present the fifth installment of its popular Desert Classic series. This event aims to simulate the many charter and sightseeing operations throughout the Grand Canyon and southwestern desert areas. To assist in doing so, ZLA has set up a very realistic dispatch system that will include custom-made "pilot packs" as well as actual dispatchers who will be aiding in route-planning.
So take a break from the big iron, dust off that Super King Air or Citation, and come join ZLA from 1800 to 2300Z on the 19th for some fun in the desert!
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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004
...Warbirds in Review Expanded to Two Daily Aircraft Presentations...
June 18, 2004 - Some of the most storied military aircraft in the annals of armed conflict—the P-51D Mustang, F4U-5 Corsair, the P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Mitchell, F-86 Sabre—will be subjects of the Warbirds in Review programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. This popular series began two years ago as informal in-depth discussions on famous military aircraft, featuring the airplanes, their owners, and those who flew them. These daily mini-seminars have become so well attended that organizers have decided to hold two sessions per day, from Tuesday, July 27, through Sunday, August 1 ... ( READ MORE )...
EAA To Resume 'Salute To Veterans' B-17 Tour at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh     ...
"Wings of Eagles" Steps In, Offers Use of Fuddy Duddy
June 17, 2004 - Through a special arrangement finalized this week, a well-known B-17 bomber will return to the sky and allow EAA’s popular national B-17 tour to resume beginning at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. The return comes less than three months after the tour was temporarily halted when a landing gear malfunction sidelined EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast . The “Salute to Veterans” tour will continue with the famed B-17G Fuddy Duddy , which will fly through an EAA partnership with the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center (formerly the National Warplane Museum) of Elmira, New York. The museum’s B-17 will fly during EAA AirVenture July 27-August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, then pick up the regularly scheduled late summer and fall tour stops throughout the country ... ...
'Van' Named Freedom of Flight Recipient...
June 16, 2004 - Dick "Van" Van Grunsven, founder of the most popular kit plane manufacturer in history, is the 2004 recipient of the EAA Freedom of Flight award. EAA's highest honor, the Freedom of Flight will be presented during the evening program at Theater in the Woods on Thursday, July 29. Van Grunsven, CEO of Van's Aircraft Inc., created the RV line of homebuilts, from the single-place RV-3 that first flew in 1971 to the company's most recent aircraft, the four-place RV-10. Today, more than 3,600 RVs have been completed and flown worldwide, and thousands more are under construction ... ...
NASA Plans Team Effort At EAA AirVenture 2004...
June 14, 2004 - EAA AirVenture 2004 visitors will see something old and something new in the NASA exhibit building, located along the flight line north of the control tower. Designers from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, aided by NASA employees from around the country, have created a varied display to highlight the first “A” in NASA: aeronautics . There and elsewhere on convention grounds, NASA unveils its vision into the next century of flight ...
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
- Systems - New aircraft delivered with centre tank fuel pump auto-shutoff
Boeing 737 News Reports
... - 737 MMA Wins 109 aircraft US Navy Order
The Boeing Co. beat Lockheed Martin Corp. for a multi-billion dollar contract to replace the Navy's aging fleet of P-3C Orion submarine-hunters. Boeing will build up to 109 multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy, a contract potentially worth $15 billion over the 10-year production run, the company said.
The company won an initial $3.9 billion Monday to design the planes. The Navy chose Boeing's 737s to replace the existing four-engine turboprop planes made by Lockheed. For its bid, Lockheed had proposed a next-generation P-3.
The new aircraft will have enhanced surveillance and attack capabilities, expanding its role beyond anti-submarine warfare, said John Young, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, in a statement.
The Navy's existing fleet of 223 P-3s is more than 30 years old and is operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. Boeing's new field office in Norfolk served as a liaison between the military and corporate headquarters during the bidding process.
Now, the local office will serve as Boeing's link to the commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic, based in Norfolk, which will oversee the fleet of aircraft.
The company will produce seven test planes before the Navy places its order. Led by Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems unit, the winning team also includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Smiths Aerospace.
The International Cessna 195 Club
... ... Tech Tips for Installing the Barron Hinge Brackets in
AC-119 Gunships What's New
... ...Posted new Association Presidents message on reunion and Association activities.
• Posted latest reunion reservation information on the Reunion information page. Continuing to tweak pages, work on cartoons, photos, and component pages for the gunships.   Other activities: We are finalizing the paintings for presentation to the AF Museum and getting the lithographs printed. We think you'll all be pleased with the results and sure you will want to purchase copies of the lithographs.     Through the assistance of Dr. Larry Fletcher, the Chronologies of the 71st , 17th & 18th Special Operations Squadrons were gathered and prepared for the website. The Chronologies of the squadrons are now part of the Shadow and Stinger gunships pages with the 71st SOS being part of the Gunships page
Avia tion Conspiracy Newsletter
Airlines To LESS Emergency Fuel!!!    As Bill Sees It: (Editorial): Airlines Sacrificing Safety To Save Fuel Money?
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BBAC: UK Balloon Event Listing - Forthcoming Events
...City of London Balloon Flight...
London (various sites tba)
Sun 20th Jun 2004 - Sun 26th Sep 2004
City of London Balloon Group Ltd
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On standby each Sunday Morning June from 20 June to 26 September...
Silverstone Balloon Meet...
Silverstone
Sat 31st Jul 2004

Tony Attwood
One day meet this year but camping available Friday night
Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics
...Request for Proposals (RFP)  for the State Aviation Systems Plan
AvBuyer.com - Event listing
2224 = Aircraft listed for sale
Bombardier Aerospace
...U.S. FAA Approves Honeywell TFE 731-20BR Engine for Bombardier Learjet 45 XR Business Jet...
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...SUCCESSFUL CPA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT HARRIS RANCH October 4th.
National Press Releases
...... Civilian pilots help with security for G8 Summit...

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