Sun Aug 08 2004
|AOPA Online -
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page |
tells FAA to lay off flight training device regulatory
AOPA files comments telling FAA to deny
Navy request for prohibited airspace
filed today , AOPA officially opposed a proposed
prohibited area over the Hood Canal in Washington State. In
the latest skirmish in the ongoing fight over unnecessary
airspace restrictions, AOPA told the FAA that establishing a
prohibited area over the Navy submarine base in Bangor,
Washington, will create operational problems without enhancing
safety. The new prohibited area, to be called P-51, would turn
a temporary flight restriction (TFR) established following the
September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks into a permanent
"This is a national concern, and AOPA members all over
this country should be alarmed at the Navy's push to make this
airspace prohibited," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "In
addition to this Bangor prohibited area request, the Navy last
month requested prohibited airspace in St. Mary's,
Georgia , and if they succeed, there is no telling
where they will go to next."
Pilots can add their voices to
AOPA's by going to the Document Management
System and filing comments objecting to this airspace
grab. (Click on "Simple Search," and enter docket number
In commenting, pilots should tell the FAA that the
existing TFR has outlived its purpose and should be
eliminated, not made permanent. Bolstering this argument is
the fact that since September 11, 2001, the federal government
has taken an active role in ensuring the security of general
aviation with a multilayered system of security
procedures to identify and thwart an act of terror
before it occurs. More on prohibited
Graphic: Image from AOPA's
Real-Time Flight Planner shows the TFR that would
become P-51 if the FAA proposal is approved.
TSA issues reminder for pilots to be security
In light of the Code Orange terrorist alert level
over financial districts in New York, New Jersey, and
Washington, D.C., the Department of Homeland Security and
Transportation Security Administration late Friday issued a
security advisory reminding pilots to be especially security
conscious. The agencies reminded pilots to review
AOPA's Airport Watch program guidelines ,
because "we remain concerned about Al-Qa'ida's continued
efforts to plan multiple attacks against the United States."
Read the DHS/TSA Security Advisory
Congress makes sure FSS service levels continue
advocacy has led to a congressional directive to the FAA,
ensuring pilots continue to get the best possible flight
briefing and en route information services without user fees.
Congress is telling the FAA to develop comprehensive customer
service standards for pilot briefings.
"This guidance from
Congress is a very pointed reminder to the agency that pilots
should get a high level of service no matter who ultimately
provides the briefing," said Phil Boyer, AOPA president. "Just
like commercial inbound call centers, flight service stations
must have metrics for on-hold times, abandon rates, and time
to answer calls from pilots. Flight service station functions
are safety-of-flight issues, and pilot service can't be
The issue is important because the FAA is
currently studying whether it should contract out some FSS
functions, much as it does already with the DUAT service. (See
AOPA President Phil Boyer's editorial, "
|Air Force Link
|New procedures will ensure
absentee ballots count|
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va.
(AFPN) With the 2004 elections fast approaching, the handling
of absentee ballots from overseas servicemembers is undergoing
intense scrutiny. Air Combat Command's 82nd Communications
Support Squadron postal flight is among the many organizations
working to make sure these ballots arrive in the hands of
election officials in time to be counted.
Force officials announce E-5 promotion rates
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) The Air
Force has selected 13,625 of 33,306 eligible senior airmen for
promotion to staff sergeant, a 40.91 percent selection
2005 NCO retraining program under
WASHINGTON Air Force officials want more than
1,000 noncommissioned officers to pick a new job during the
voluntary phase of the fiscal 2005 NCO retraining program that
began Aug. 3.
Reservists helping forest service
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFPN) As
the sun sets, a C-130 Hercules rolls in, covered in a thin
misty layer of reddish orange liquid fire retardant. The
retardant coats everything it has touched, serving as a
reminder to the Airmen from the 302nd Airlift Wing of the
heroic adventure they have just completed.
professionals helping fight terrorism
FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFPN) A well-trained terrorist looks for
ways to exploit his target's vulnerabilities; however, through
training and vigilance, the malicious deeds of America's
enemies can be foiled.
Recruiting school marks 50
years at Lackland
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas
(AFPN) More than 4.3 million people have joined the Air Force
in the past 50 years through the efforts of enthusiastic
recruiters trained at the Air Force Recruiting School
Professional wrestler visits former base
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN)
Walking into the center of the high school gymnasium, the
illuminated stage grabs the professional wrestler's attention.
"This is the very spot (my friend) Kenny and I did that skit
-- my first wrestling match!" he says, pointing to the
|WSDOT Aviation Home
|Wreckage of Missing Plane Found
Near Port Angeles...|
September 25-26, 2004
– Mountain Flying Clinic at Wings of Wenatchee, Wenatchee
Updated TFR Information for
Time to Register to Avoid
Penalties for Late Registrations
|TSA Alerts GA Pilots of Security
August 6, 2004 - The Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) alerted EAA to a General
Aviation Security Advisory released today, which states that
the security level has been raised from yellow to orange in
the New York City, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. areas due to
potential terrorist threats. EAA would like to take this
opportunity to remind you to report any suspicious aviation
activity and to take extra precautions securing your aircraft
as noted in this TSA Alert . Reports may be
made to either local law enforcement or to TSA General
Aviation Hotline at 866/GASECUR
Potential Light Sport
Aircraft List Updated ...
August 6, 2004 - An
updated “Likely Candidates for Light-Sport Aircraft” list is
now available on EAA’s sport pilot website,
http://www.sportpilot.org . Click on that
title under the “Light Sport Aircraft” tab to access the list.
EAA staff has spent the past week updating the list based on
the latest information obtained from manufacturers, dealers,
and distributors during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004.
combined list includes fixed-wing aircraft, weight-shift
trikes, and powered parachutes. The three aircraft categories
are listed separately, and divided by those manufactured in
the United States and those manufactured in Canada or
overseas. It includes aircraft that are sold as plans, kits,
or anticipated to be sold as ready-to-fly aircraft. (A listing
for gliders and gyroplanes will be prepared at a later date.)
EAA Launches The Next Century Of Flight
With Safe, Successful Seven-Day Event...
2004 - Preliminary figures from the Experimental Aircraft
Association's 52nd annual EAA AirVenture fly-in convention
indicate that the world-renowned event launched the "Next
Century of Flight" with great success, as hundreds of
thousands of EAA members and aviation enthusiasts enjoyed a
week filled with glimpses of the future of flight along with
celebrations of aviation's past and present. Although total
estimated attendance figures show a 10- to 12-percent decrease
from the enormous 770,000 figure from 2003, due to weather,
economic factors and other reasons, EAA President Tom
Poberezny found little over which to be disappointed following
this year's event ... ...
EAA Advocacy Results in
Drivers License Medical; Now Check Your
August 5, 2005 - EAA work on sport
pilot/light-sport aircraft cleared the way for many pilots to
use their valid state driver's license to satisfy the medical
requirements. According to the final rule published on July 27
in the Federal Register, only pilots whose most recent medical
application was not denied, revoked, or suspended are allowed
to use their driver's license as proof of medical
certification. The effective date of the rule is September 1,
Those who wish to verify what the FAA has on record
regarding their medicals can contact their Regional Medical
Office of the Aerospace Medical Certification Division. Pilot
name, Social Security number, and date of birth are required
to run the check. View a listing of the FAA
regional offices ... ...
Eventful 52nd EAA AirVenture Week...
2004 - Compared to previous years, when much of the
AirVenture's focus was on the past, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2004 was focused on looking forward, launching the next
century of flight .... ...
Big Bangs for the
August 2, 2004 - Each year Rich Gibson of
Rich’s Incredible Pyro tries to come up with new ways of
making more smoke, more fire, and more noise for air show
audiences all over the country
AirVenture Attendees Can’t Get Enough
of Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Rule...
2, 2004 - On the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004,
the FAA published its final rule implementing the long-awaited
sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) certification
standards. The new rule—which goes into effect September 1,
2004—generated an enormous amount of interest among EAA
members and attendees ...
|Toronto Airport Inefficiency
Hits Passengers With 25% Hike in
Airport Improvement Fee |
Air Portal - FLYER Diary |
|12: Kemble Airfield Open Day and
Fly-in , Kemble. Kemble opens its doors to
enable everyone to come and see the aircraft and talk to the
myriad of aviation companies based on the airfield. Kemble Air
Services offering free landings for all visiting aircraft on
the day |
2-3: Kemble Airfield Microlight
Fly-in , Kemble. Aimed specifically at the
microlight community, free landings for any visiting
microlight on the Saturday, when beer, BBQ and music will be
laid on in the evening, and everyone is welcome to camp.
Manufacturers are being encouraged to attend and make their
aircraft available for demo flights
Bristol Aviation Enthusiasts' Fair , BAWA
Leisure Centre, Filton, Bristol. 1000-1600 hors. Admission
£1.50. Buy, sell, exchange or just browse.
|1/8... Summer SLA
& Microlight Week...|
6/8... 2004 British
Open Helicopter Championships...
Park, Oxon. ...
Coonagh, Co Limerick, Ireland. ,
Air Festival & Handicap Race: Bill Entress Challenge &
Manx Air Derby Trophies...
Jurby, Isle of
Man. , Isle of Man ...
|Fsimzone - FS2004
& FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc. |
|The Fastest Graphics Cards for
on Friday, August 06 @ 06:49:00 PDT (12
Xbit Laboratories, a technical website, has
published a huge benchmarking comparison article of 13 of the
currently fastest graphic cards on the market. One of their
benchmark tests was made using FS2004: " The Summer is here
and it is time to buy new graphics cards and play the newest
games. Since the market is flooded with offerings, it is
pretty hard to decide which one is better for you. We have
taken 13 high-end and mainstream graphics cards and
benchmarked them in 35 gaming benchmarks to find out which are
worth their money" This link goes to the beginning of their
article and because it is a full 54 pages here is the direct
link to the FS2004 benchmarks.
New AI addons at
on Friday, August 06 @ 06:48:18
PDT (2 reads)...
AI General Aviation and AI Military
aircraft seem to have been given a low priority by developers
in the past, and as real world pilots and ATCs, we have
decided to create as many of the most popular General Aviation
and Military aircraft for AI use. Now you can experience a
more realistic environment on your flight simulator when
flying into or out of general aviation or military airfields.
Thanks to the developers at AI Design, there are six AI
aircraft in each volume (2 are available), complete with two
sets of textures and there is no restriction on re-paints.
Please feel free to modify the textures to suit yourself. Find
out more at http://wwsimMarket.com ...
France-KLM July Passenger Traffic Climbs...
Friday, August 06 @ 06:46:44 PDT (3 reads)...
biggest airline, Air France-KLM, reported a solid rise in July
passenger traffic on Friday on strong demand for flights to
the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. The airline, created this year
when Air France took over smaller Dutch rival KLM, said
passenger traffic rose 9.5 percent in July on an 8 percent
increase in capacity. Air France-KLM carried more than 6
million passengers last month, helping lift its load factor by
1.1 point to 82.0 percent, with long-haul routes showing load
factors of above 80 percent. "The European medium-haul
network, including the French domestic market, posted a
satisfactory performance with traffic growth matching
capacity," the airline said in a statement.
also reported strong cargo activity with a 12.2 percent
increase in traffic, which sent the cargo load factor up 0.7
point to 67.3 percent. Major carriers like Air France-KLM have
benefited in recent months from a rebound in long-haul
operations after last year's war in Iraq and SARS virus,
despite continued concerns about global security and record
high oil prices. British Airways reported an 8.3 percent rise
in July passenger traffic earlier this week, helped by a
pick-up in long-haul travel to Africa, the Middle East and
Alitalia To Expand Fleet From
on Friday, August 06 @ 06:46:03 PDT (1
Italy's loss-making Alitalia plans to boost its
fleet of long and medium-range aircraft starting in 2007,
company and union sources said on Thursday. As part of its
2005-2008 recovery plan announced Friday, the state-controlled
airline would increase its medium-range fleet to 162 planes
from a current 153, while long-range planes would rise to 34
from 27, a company source said. "In the two-year emergency, to
the end of 2006, the fleet will be maintained in terms of the
number of planes and will then increase in the following two
years," a union source added after talks between company
executives and union leaders.
The restructuring plan
introduced last Friday was Alitalia's third in the past 12
months. The plan failed to deliver concrete details on how the
airline will pull out of its financial crisis, but is expected
to include job cuts. Alitalia has a mixed fleet that includes
both Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The sources did not specify
what planes the company might acquire, and Alitalia officials
were not immediately available for comment.
Museum - Home |
|Imperial War Museum - Home...|
As bombs rained down on London in
1940, Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet met in The Cabinet
War Rooms. Today visitors can see it just as it looked during
the war years.Â The Churchill Museum,Â an exciting
new project, will be the first national museum dedicated to
Sir Winston Churchill....Duxford's Military Vehicle Show
Plays Host to a Unique Gathering of 200 Classic Rolls-Royce
Military Vehicle Show Plays Host to a Unique Gathering of 200
Classic Rolls-Royce Cars
- Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System |
-Orlando and Cape Canaveral Lvm Vtp Scenery Version
1.2 - Orlando and
Cape Canaveral Lwm Vtp scenery Version 1.2 - All customers simply download from
your original locations - this is a free upgrade -
- Version 1.2 fix the autogen objects found on some of the
airports around Cape Canaveral coasts. If you need help to
download Version 1.2 - let us know - please provide your
registration details if you purchased
this scenery from any shop. Mapserver members will also find
version 1.2 full package ready to be downloaded at
|X-Plane v7 - Laminar
|NEW STUFF FOR
accurate propwash modelling to handle a wider variety of
More robust modelling code: You can now run
planes without linked props that still have more props
engines without confusing the sim. This configuration is not
officially supported, so the extra props
will just windmill
(as with an autogyro), but the physics will be right for that
feature in the View menu...
Use the key (control-`) or a
joystick button to put them on... aim right at the sun
then put on your sunglasses... this darkens things a bit and
reduces glare as well!
Turn on the 3-d
flightpath ('o' key, hit it up to 6 times to cycle through the
during an ILS with an ILS that you are close to
tuned in and switch to an external view...
and see the ILS!
Weapons can now have clear or partially-clear
textures. .. use PNG files to get the full range of
Instrument Panel Upgrades:
instrument: Avidyne PFD! Just like in my Ciurrus! Cool!
Detailed Avidyne MFD to follow soon!
VERY COOL NEW POWER
You can now resize the INSTRUMENT FONT
layers for the instrument panel to any size you like,
no restrictions. If you want fonts that are 50 pixels tall
that is fine... just resize the PNG files to give any
font, and X-Plane will figure out how big the fonts
should be based on the size of the layer-3 or layer-4 PNG
Smarter default EFIS VVI range, faster HITS
2 inverters (each
with failure capability) as well as pitot-tube and static-port
Both of the failure items above have caused many
accidents, including an inverter failure
taking down a
King-Air a few years ago (all aboard dead) and a pitot-tube
out all the speed systems in a Cirrus
(pilot parachuted the whole plane down, not a scratch)
an airliner taking off with some tape over the static port
(for washing) and causing
countless systems in the plane to
indicate wrongly and set off countless alarms in the
causing the paniced pilots to land the plane
immediately with half their instruments not working
agreeing, and many alarms and bells and warnings all going off
at once, the airplane thinking
it was too high, too low,
too fast, too slow, and underground all at once.
JOYSTICKS allowed, and more BUTTONS allowed!
Even the new
6-axis CH-Producs throttle quadrant is now
Better (faster, smaller) communication between
networked copies of X-Plane.
A few new paramters for the
flight data recorder inputs, including WAV-file
speech synthesis warnings, text-markers, and
warning-period events drawn as red tubes
flight-path. This stuff is good for people doing 3-D FDR
A few new parameters in Plane-Maker engine
screen... turn on the "auto-set prop RPM with throttle"
then you can enter the prop RPM linkage to the throttle, as
the Cirrus does.
Check out a few new options in the
VIEWPOINT screen in Plane-Maker... specify when
fuselage is drawn from INTERNAL views... though it will
only work if you made clear windows!
New layer for the
weapons-guidance camera instrument.
control on the heavy metal heading selectors.
further tuned... It is now smarter in all pitch modes
(pitch-for-speed, vertical speed, altitude, and ILS)
on a similar note, smarter, smoother, safer AI pilot when
flying with AI mode on.
You can turn on and off the nav and
strobe lites independantly.
The hot-air balloners quit
ballooning at night.
Smarter carrier approach, etc speeds.
Now based on the Vs you enter in Plane-Maker.
|Aviation Safety the
monthly journal of risk management and accident
|Oshkosh recap available now at
Crash Info.com |
UPDATEThe NTSB has adopted a probable
cause of the August 10, 2001 crash of a helicopter operated by
Papillon Airways as a Grand Canyon air
pilot's decision to maneuver the helicopter in a flight regime
and in a high density altitude environment which significantly
decreased the helicopter's performance capabilities, resulting
in a high rate of descent from which recovery was not
possible. Factors contributing to the accident were high
density altitude and the pilot's decision to maneuver the
helicopter in proximity to precipitous terrain, which
effectively limited remedial options
|Five Killed in NJ
Small Plane Mid-air - Nobody injured on the ground,
one person alive, trapped in plane|
to Double Size with BIG Airbus order worth
Delta Pilots Say Airline $1B Savings Plan Too
Much - Well, most of the savings will be from pilot
Pakistan May Have Helped Thwart Heathrow
Russian Helicopter Crash Kills
15 - It appears they were looking for forest
Swissair Shares Take a Dive after
business plan fails & costs keep rising
Threatens to Cut O'Hare Traffic unless operators fix
problems. O'Hare delays can back up
NTSB Renews Child Restraint
Recommendation - FAA says babies on laps is fine,
separate seats not needed
Korean Air 747 Diverted
to Alaska by Bomb Hoax - Seoul to New York flight cut
short by phone call
United Hopes to Win Revenue
With Premium Service but providing service low cost
NTSB Pushes for Child Seats
- FAA pushes back, saying safety is not compromised with
babies on laps
Plane Crashes Into Texas Home, All
six On Board Killed - nobody in house
Airlines Given 4 More Years to Fix Fuel
Tank Problems after the say that can't do it by
American Backs Away from Fuel
Surcharge after other airlines didn't do the
60 Year Old English Student Detained
After Writing "Suicide Bomb" but it was all a
Boeing CEO "Bullish" on
Future - Oh, the next 5 years will tell quite a
Computer Glitch Grounds 2
Airlines - American & US Airways flights grounded
for a few hours Sunday
Oil Prices Haunt
Airlines - Times are still hard
for $1B in Pilot Concessions in order to
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French Savoy ski resort of Courchevel ranges from 1941m to
2006m. Slope reaches 18.5% at the steepest part of the
535 meter long runway.
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|EMBRAER ERJ 145 PLATFORM SELECTED AS PART OF
WINNING BID ON U.S. ARMY AERIAL COMMON SENSOR
Lockheed Martin leads “All
Industry” team for next-generation airborne battlefield
Aviation | Articles 2004 |
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JOURNEY TO THE BAHAMAS
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|AIRBUS TAKES THE LIMELIGHT AT ENGLAND’S
FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW|
Airbus was the focus of attention
at this year’s Farnborough air show, making announcements for
more than $10 billion in orders and adding a new airline to
its growing list of A380 customers.
Held at Farnborough airport
outside of London, the biennial event is Europe’s major
professional air show gathering for 2004, drawing aerospace
industry executives from around the world. In addition to
announcing customer commitments for 84 more aircraft –
including options – Airbus held briefings on topics that
included new technology applications, A380 manufacturing and
the A340-500/600 airliner family.
|172 Skyhawks Now Have All Glass
|ALPA Seeks Summit with Canada's
New Minister of Transport |
August 6 --
ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth and ALPA Canada Board
President Capt. Kent Hardisty congratulate new Canadian
Minister of Transport Jean-C. Lapierre on his appointment and
seek a fall 2004 summit to share pilots' views on Canadian air
transport issues and the critical role that the airline
industry plays in the Canadian economy.
ALPA Applauds Arrest in Missile Sting
August 5 -- The following statement was
issued today by Capt. Dennis Dolan, first vice president of
the Air Line Pilots Association, in response to the arrests in
connection with an attempted purchase of a MANPAD missile:
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MARTIN GREETS NEW CHAPTER IN F-35 PROGRAM
INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
FORT WORTH, Texas, (Aug. 3,
2004) – The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike
Fighter team is expanding leadership responsibility to focus
on the program’s two major elements: program-requirements
integration and contract execution.
With the completion of the
first 1,000 days of the program at the end of July, the JSF
management team is repositioning to address the challenges of
the next 1,000 days. Tom Burbage will lead a new organization
as F-35 JSF executive vice president and general manager of
Program Integration, responsible for the fulfillment of
program requirements. Concurrent with Burbage’s focused role
on domestic and international customer requirements, Bob
Elrod, formerly executive vice president for Lockheed Martin
Aeronautics Programs, joins the team as F-35 JSF executive
vice president and general manager. In this role, Elrod will
be responsible for contract execution. Elrod and Burbage
assumed their new duties on Aug. 2.
“The JSF program is always
looking to strengthen the team with the addition of ‘best
athletes’. The addition of Bob, with very senior management
skills, brings the opportunity to markedly improve the
vertical and horizontal integration at the Air System level,”
said Rear Admiral Steven Enewold, JSF Program Director.
“Because of its size and complexity, the JSF program needs the
organizational agility to keep pace as the program transitions
from one phase to the next. Bob clearly brings new insights
and deep understanding of aircraft development which will be
invaluable as we build and fly our first F-35 and transition
to low-rate production.”
Elrod is charged with
successful execution of the program’s current System
Development and Demonstration phase, and the transition to
production and operational service. He also will be
responsible for the program’s financial and technical health,
as well as schedule performance. Elrod will serve as the
contractor team’s principal point of contact for the Joint
Strike Fighter Program Office and government-acquisition
In his new role, Burbage will
ensure that all F-35 customer requirements are defined and
fulfilled. He will serve as the contractor team’s primary
point of contact for senior U.S. government leaders, partner
countries and worldwide industry as the program moves forward
to production, and to the ultimate purchase of F-35s by an
array of global customers.
In a joint letter issued to
the F-35 JSF international program team today, Elrod and
Burbage wrote, “We think this decision depicts the unqualified
priority that the Lockheed Martin-led team places on this
historic and long-term program and its successful execution in
all areas. Collectively, we will represent a duality of
leadership and will be inseparable in program coordination and
Elrod most recently served as
Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president for programs, was
president of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works from 1999 to
2000, and before that led the world-renowned F-16
Burbage joined the F-35 JSF
program in 2000 as executive vice president and general
manager, after serving as vice president and general manager
of the F-22 program. He was also president of Lockheed Martin
Aeronautical Systems Co. in Marietta, Ga., from 1999 to
The F-35 is a
next-generation, supersonic, stealth strike fighter designed
to replace current-generation fighters that are nearing the
end of their service lives.
is developing the F-35 in conjunction with Northrop Grumman
and BAE SYSTEMS. Companies worldwide are participating in the
F-35’s development. Two propulsion teams, led by Pratt &
Whitney and General Electric, are developing separate
interchangeable engines for the F-35.
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
tactical transport and T-50 advanced jet trainer.
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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|August 7 2004|
(ASW-22BL) of Gt Britain built on his promising start to the
European Championships at Pociunai, Lithuania, by winning the
Open Class today with 8711pts after ten contest days. Holger
Karow (Nimbus 4M) from Germany was 2nd, 8671pts, and Frenchman
Gerand Lherm (Nimbus 4T) was 3rd with 8422pts.
Steve Fossett (photographed), the USA record hunter,
and former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson, are having a long
wait at Omarama, New Zealand, for the right conditions for
their 62 000ft attempt using stratospheric mountain wave.
While they will be wearing pressurised suits, the DG-505M has
an unpressurised cockpit.[
Soaring In Extreme
August 5 2004
Jim Skydell gives
advice on staying comfortable and healthy
when gliding in the heat.
US Twister Flies
The first Twister kit to be imported to the USA has
been flown in Seattle by the owner, Michael Friend, who is
enthusiastic about its flight characteristics. No doubt its
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go to this website. The photo is by Eng
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Air Faire, August 14|
Hawthorne Air Faire,
August 14 On August 14 the Western Museum of Flight
in conjunction with the City of Hawthorne and Hawthorne
Municipal Airport, Jack Northrop Field, will stage a
magnificent Air Faire featuring an exotic
selection of Northrop-designed aircraft including the amazing
Northrop N9M flying wing and the Super Hornet, latest version
of the Northrop Grumman F/A-18 series of U.S. Navy Fighters.
2003 Hawthorne Air and Auto Power Show
See some pictures of the airplanes that appeared at last
year's Hawthorne Air Faire Camarillo
Air Show, August 28 - 29
Airshow, August 28 - 29 It will be a terrific
aviation weekend, as the gates of the popular
Camarillo Air Show open at 8:00 a.m. on
Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29. Celebrating its 24th year,
the 2004 show pays tribute to more than 60 years of history
and growth of the Camarillo Airport. Point Mugu Air
Show, September 18 - 19
August 28 - 29 2004 Point Mugu Air
Show will be held Saturday and Sunday Sept. 18-19.
Gates will open at 8 a.m., both days. Admission to the base
and parking are free.
August 8 - 1709 -- First successful demonstration
of a model balloon: in the
the Casa de India, Lisbon, Portugal, by Father Bartolemeu de
August 9 - 1896 -- Otto Lilienthal when his
hang glider stalled and he
shifted his weight back to compenstate, furthur aggrivating
the stall and
guaranteeing his untimely demise.
August 10 - 1949 -- The
Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner, the first jet powered
in North America to fly, flew for the first time at Malton,
August 11 - 1956 -- Trivia question: ONLY
four-engine bird built by Cessna? . . .
was the Cessna 620, and it flew for the first time this day.
About the size
of a Navajo Chieftain without the good looks, the 620 was not
It was more airplane than the market would support.
August 12 - 1941 -- First rocket-assisted takeoff of
an airplane. Though most
column may believe the appropriate term should be JET-assisted
earnest moderator will gladly adjust my lexicon, so to speak
explains where I can find the air intakes used to support the
"jet-assisted takeoff." It's more than likely the first
jet-assisted take off took
place during testing of the first Convair B-36D, don' you
August 13 - 1962 -- The first
business jet designed from the start to be a
flew for the first time. Known initially as the DeHavilland
125 and later as
Siddeley 125, prototype G-ARYA was flown by Chris Capper from
August 14 - 1990 -- The McDonnell RF-4B flew its
last operational sortie: with VMFP-3.
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(NATS) report that they handled 204,868 flights in July,
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Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 departed Port Moresby,
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airstrip at an elevation of 5,880 ft in the rugged Goilala
BA traffic and capacity
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BA traffic and capacity stats
for July In July 2004, passenger capacity, measured in
Available Seat Kilometres, was 3.7 per cent above July 2003
and traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, was
higher by ...
East Midlands Airspace
East Midlands Airspace Changes Airspace
changes to improve air traffic management in the East
Midlands area have been approved by the Civil
Aviation Authority (CAA).
Following the continued growth
Ryanair report record
Ryanair report record profits On 3
August the low-fares airline Ryanair
announced record profits for Q1 ended 30 June 2004 of E53.1m.
Passenger volumes grew by a record 28% to 6.6m passengers
whilst yields ...
British explorers recreate 19th
British explorers recreate
19th century expedition British explorer and adventurer Dom
Mee has returned to the Arctic leading a joint team of
personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines on a
historical and ...
Galileo: Call for
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Parliamentary Transport Committee is calling for evidence on
the Galileo programme, which is intended to
establish a new satellite navigation constellation with
growth for last quarter...
BAA reports growth for
last quarter BAA, the international airports group, today (2
August) reported strong passenger, revenue and profit growth
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are raising funds for FSD in Flyers free landing promotion
Every pilot making use of
Flyer's free landing voucher at Goodwood Flying Club, Sherburn
Aero Club, West London Aero Club and Gloucester Airport in
October will be invited to donate at least £1 to
"These promotions are always very
successful" said Darran Ward, sales and advertising manager of
Flyer magazine, and he hopes this added dimension will prove
of considerable benefit to FSD.
So do we
and we are most grateful to Flyer magazine and the four
airfields for their magnificent
|BATTLE OF BRITAIN WEEKEND COMMEMORATES HISTORIC
The thousands of people who
will gather at Biggin Hill for the Battle of Britain Weekend
Air Show on September 18 and 19 will be helping commemorate
one of the greatest achievements in Britain's wartime
The aerial displays by wartime vintage Spitfires
and Hurricanes, living history demonstrations and the
participation of Battle of Britain veterans themselves will
pay tribute to the pivotal role played by the Kentish airfield
and the gallant men and women who were based there.
Hill sat firmly on the front line in the summer of 1940, as
Britain faced the threat of Nazi invasion. More
than any other location, it came to represent our country's
defiant stand against the might of Hitler.
The history of
flying at Biggin Hill goes back to World War I when an open
area of land high on the North Downs near Bromley - to become
fondly known as "The Bump" - was identified as a prime site
for the Royal Flying Corps' development of wireless
The site was also on the direct route taken
by the first enemy bombers to attack London and in 1917, 141
Squadron became the first operational squadron to be based
there, well positioned to intercept the German
Between the wars Biggin Hill grew rapidly as a
centre for home defence and as base for two fighter
squadrons. As war loomed again in the 1930s the
airfield took on a strategic role as a sector station in No 11
Group of Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding's Fighter
Command. With its technological heritage, it also
played a pioneering role in the development of radar
systems. By September 1939 it was ready for the
battle: camouflaged, reinforced with ground
defence units and home to three fighter squadrons.
helm was Wing Commander - later Group Captain - Richard
'Groupie' Grice, the man who was to serve as an inspirational
station commander throughout the Battle of Britain.
first 'kill' recorded by a Biggin Hill airman came in November
1939. It was the first of more than 1,600 enemy
aircraft to be brought down in the first four years of the
war, a record unsurpassed by any other station.
the Dunkirk evacuation of may-June 1940, Hitler's forces stood
just across the Channel. As a prelude to invasion,
the might of the Luftwaffe was tasked with wiping out
Britain's air defences, targeting radar installations and
Biggin Hill was a prime target and by the end of
August was enduring a series of twice daily raids that wreaked
devastation. One attack left 39 dead, many killed
in a direct hit on an airfield shelter. In the
unrelenting onslaught, even the funeral service for the
deceased was interrupted by another raid and the airfield was
gradually reduced to rubble.
But it was the spirit and
determination not to surrender among all those who worked at
Biggin Hill - the airmen, the ground crews and the women of
the WAAF - that saw operations continue, no matter how harsh
the conditions. In the air the bravery and skill
of the young Spitfire and Hurricane pilots saw them keep the
upper hand against the enemy. In the course of the
war more than 450 Biggin Hill airmen lost their lives.
early September the focus of the German onslaught shifted to
London and the Blitz began. At Biggin Hill the
fabled 92 Squadron arrived and, side by side with the men of
72 Squadron, ripped into the German attack.
September 15 - now Battle of Britain Day - can be pinpointed
as the moment when the RAF prevailed and Hitler's plans for
invasion were postponed, never to be realised.
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Farnborough 2004 report by Pete van der
this was my first trip to Farnborough, I was both impressed
and disappointed by the occasion. Impressed at the sheer size
of the exhibition (and that’s all it really is) and
disappointed by the flying displays. Having come from RIAT the
previous week and having seen some really good displays, the
displays at Farnborough were pretty tame with a minimum height
of 600 feet.
the exhibition made up for the displays and the 4 huge halls
were jam-packed with hardware (and software) to keep any
aircraft bof happy. Very impressive were the flight simulator
(software) stands. One had the most amazing graphics: the
pilot sat in front of a very large screen and showed the world
slipping by while behind him a curved wall of graphics showed
the actual aircraft he was flying from an ‘outside’ view.
Quite amazing software and graphics representation. Boeing,
Airbus, GE, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce all had huge
engines displayed and mighty impressive they
chalets are always the focal point of any of the non-public
days. Frans Dely and I were treated like royalty at the Gripen
chalet. We had lunch Swedish style – and delicious it was! We
attended the Gripen Cobra Helmet Mounted Display press
conference and were very impressed by the progress on this
obviously very complicated design. The helmet has had a fair
amount of input by the South African contingent of pilots at
Gripen. The other press conference we attended was at BAE
Systems, which was extremely enlightening for me. One thing
that came out of the news conferences was the way the
presenters praised South Africa in both the way the arms
treaty was set up and also the level of expertise shown by our
technical guys and the pilot’s skills.
I also had
a chance to ‘fly’ the Gripen simulator, which was most
interesting and apparently very close to the real
all, one very big exhibition. If you are into the
hardware bits and pieces, then this airshow is for
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Directors Elects Raynor B. Reavis a Vice President of the
Aug 6, 2004
The board of
directors of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today elected Raynor
B. Reavis, 63, a vice president of the corporation. Reavis has
been senior vice president of marketing and sales for
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of
General Dynamics, since July 2002 and will continue to hold
Gulfstream Appoints Frank DeFelice General Manager of
Company's London-Luton Service Center
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be better) of english private airfields.
As you know
perhaps, we have a private airfield behind our château la
Chassagne and we intend to do a mailing to our friends in
Perhaps you can
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We send you our
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|...4 August 2004: Race and Air Show
schedules for 2004 have been posted. It is hoped that
these schedules will be useful in planning
your attendance at the event; however please note that the
schedules are preliminary and subject to significant change
between now and Race Week. They will be updated as often as
, first held last year in Austria and Hungary,
will hold its final event for 2004 as part of this September's
National Championship Air Races and Air Show. The Red Bull Air
Race is a single-plane "race against the clock" consisting of
a prescribed series of aerobatic maneuvers executed on a
course defined by inflatable pylons. The racers include some
of the best aerobatic pilots from the USA and Europe, most of
whom will be appearing at Reno for the first
format. Race pilots requiring the latest official
version should contact their Racing Class President or the
Reno Air Racing Association for a copy....
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part of a training extraction at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug.
5, 2004. Moore is a pararescueman with the 31st Rescue
Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Freeland
Bush: Government Working to Protect Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2004 – The nation is in danger,
President Bush said this morning during his weekly Saturday
radio address, and he vowed that the government is doing
everything in its power to confront the danger. "We're making
good progress in protecting our people and bringing our
enemies to account," he said. ...
Multinational Forces Help
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2004 – News releases
from Multinational Force Iraq today detailed continuing
progress in the Iraq rebuilding effort. ...
People' Real Victims in Attacks...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2004
– Militiamen loyal to radical Shiia cleric Muqtada al- Sadr
are hurting innocent Iraqis the most with their attacks on
civilian targets, a U.S. military commander in eastern
Baghdad's Sadr City district said. ...
Fear, Not Acts,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2004 – Events don't
define terrorism, but the fear created by terrorist acts does,
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today in Chicago.
Rumsfeld: Extremism Blocks Progress...
Aug. 6, 2004 – Ideological extremists can't be appeased, so
they have to be confronted, Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld wrote in a guest column published in today's Chicago
Team USA for Athens
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2004 – Twenty-four military
competitors will represent Team USA in the Summer Olympic
Games at Athens, Greece, Aug. 13 through 29. ...
Who Battled on Gridiron...
Aug. 7, 2004 – "Football in America: The NFL Responds During
National Crisis" is the Pro Football Hall of Fame's tribute to
those who fought both on the gridiron and the battlefield. The
exhibit opened this month. ...
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Coalition Soldiers Wounded,
Cache Found in Afghanistan...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2004 –
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incidents in Zabul province, according to a release from
Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. ...
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Kandahar Airfield, a unique group of individuals is bringing
modern technology directly to battlefield commanders.
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