Sun Aug 15 2004
Warbird Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft
Airventure Grand Champion (Post WWII),
a Vought F4U-5NL Corsair fires up for a flight.
Aircraft restored by American Aero Services,
New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
| AOPA gets congressional directive to FAA
to improve FSS service
Rave reviews for Air Safety Foundation's Runway Safety program
Click to download program
Even the "big guys" think it's good. The AOPA Air Safety
Foundation's online Runway Safety program is
already drawing rave reviews.
"What can I say? Wonderful," wrote Northwest Airlines pilot Isaac
Lang. "I have recommended that our ALPA pilots at Northwest Airlines
complete your Runway Safety program." Lang is the Air Line Pilots
Association safety vice chairman at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne
When officials with the FAA's Office of Runway Safety and
Operational Services wanted to reverse the dangerous trend of runway
incursions, they turned to AOPA and the Air Safety Foundation for
help. They knew there was no better way to get the word to general
aviation pilots, and they knew the resulting program would be
innovative, entertaining, and, more important, educational.
What they got was a triple whammy: a ground-breaking online training
program, the FAA's own "Runway Safety" brochure distributed directly
to more than 400,000 pilots, and an informative article in the
world's largest aviation magazine, AOPA Pilot. More on
Graphic: AOPA Air Safety Foundation's brand-new Runway
Safety online course is a comprehensive lesson on safely
navigating ramps, runways, and taxiways. It is free and available to
Proof AOPA Airport Watch concept works AOPA's Airport Watch
Here's the proof that GA airports really are small communities and
that the "residents" know when something is amiss. Yesterday, alert
folks at a general aviation airport contacted authorities who nabbed
two suspicious characters before they could cause trouble.
"This incident demonstrates the validity of the concept," said AOPA
President Phil Boyer. "Vigilant pilots and airport workers make the
best security force because they know who does and doesn't belong at
the airport. They can easily spot the things that just don't seem
But there's more to this story, including a twist worthy of Paul
The story begins as a man telephones an FBO at St. Louis Downtown
Airport (CPS), not far from the Gateway Arch, and asks about
chartering a helicopter. About an hour later, two men of Middle
Eastern appearance walk into the FBO, pull out cash to pay for the
flight, and present driver's licenses from two different states as
ID. Office staff notices their car is registered in a third state.
"Things just didn't smell right," said St. Louis Downtown Airport
Director Bob McDaniel, "so the mechanic took them into the hangar to
see the aircraft, while the office person called the FBI and local
police." (Airport Watch guidance says to call local police or the
FBI if you suspect an immediate threat to life or property.)
More on Airport Watch
Republican convention brings airspace restrictions Don't become a
"track of interest"
The Republican National Convention hits New York City August 30
through September 3. That means two things for pilots — airspace
around New York will be either off-limits or severely restricted to
general aviation, and military and security types will be keeping a
very close eye on their radar screens, looking at any target tracks
within 30 nautical miles or so of New York that look suspicious. And
if you "loiter" or maneuver or do anything other than "in and out"
within the temporary flight restriction (TFR) area, we can guarantee
you'll get a very close look at a military fighter or a Customs
Blackhawk. (To brush up on your intercept procedures, see the AOPA
Air Safety Foundation's
Air Force Link
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A C-130 Hercules comes in for a
landing here July 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin D.
Air Force base near Tampa ready for Hurricane Charley
SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) Several Air Force bases in the path of Hurricane
Charley are preparing for whatever the storm may throw at them.
Air Force agent killed in Iraq
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AFPN) A special agent assigned to the
33rd Field Investigation Squadron here and deployed to Kirkuk Air
Base, Iraq, was killed in action Aug. 8.
Flying into the eye
OVER FLORIDA (AFPN) As Hurricane Charley approached the Florida
coast, wind speeds increased to a top speed of 148 knots (170 mph)
while the diameter of the storm’s eye decreased to an intense 5
Sergeant witnesses birth of son 10,000 miles away
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFPN) Tech. Sgt. Troy Goodman did not
sit by his wife's hospital bed when she gave birth to their second
son. Instead, he sat more than 10,000 miles away in tent city
watching the delivery via Webcam.
Gettin’ ready to fly
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) Master Sgt. Curtis Chiles
(left) conducts egress training for actor Morgan Freeman before his
orientation flight in a T-37 Tweet here Aug. 12.
Heat striking deployed warfighters in Iraq
TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) An enemy can take many forms, but here,
heat is one of the biggest enemies faced by warfighters.
Life support keeps pilots prepared
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) The cockpit of an aircraft is a
self-contained environment, protecting the pilots from their
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Table of Contents
|...Keeping a Close Watch at Airports
Pays Off (even with the media)...
August 13, 2004 - This week's abortive attempt by NBC News to
"expose" general aviation security holes has presented an excellent
lesson for all pilots, aircraft owners and local airport users. It
also supports EAA's long-time assertion that general aviation does
not pose a widespread threat and the vigilance present at most
airports, such as the sense of community provided by EAA's local
Chapter network, makes a difference ... ...
EAA-Advocated Policy Keeps Warbirds Flying...
Association continues seeking broader privileges for
operators of surplus military-experimental exhibition aircraft
August 13, 2004 - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is
applauding an Federal Aviation Administration policy decision that
will allow EAA Warbirds of America members to continue flying for
nearly a year before completing a requirement to convert their
aircraft-operating credentials. The policy, which FAA plans to
release as early as today (Aug. 13) in the form of a Revised
Guidance Notice, is a product of discussions between EAA's
government-relations staff and FAA officials ... ...
Reminder to Wisconsin Pilots: PGA Runs through Sunday...
August 12, 2004 - As a reminder to pilots operating in Eastern
Wisconsin through this weekend, the FAA has issued a temporary
flight restriction for the area surrounding the PGA Championship at
the Whistling Straits golf course in Haven/Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Flight operations are prohibited within a 3 nm radius, 3,000 foot
ceiling over the area. Pilots should check the latest notice to
airmen before planning a flight through the Sheboygan area between
now and Sunday, August 15. A check of NOTAMs and good flight
planning will prevent an accidental flight through this TFR ... ...
EAA Members Respond to 11th-Hour e-Alert Appeal...
August 12, 2004 - An EAA Government Programs e-Alert last week to
EAA members in the state of Washington resulted in a tremendous
increase in comments on a controversial Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (NPRM), from 33 to 440 and counting. Deadline for
comments is today (August 12) but comments are accepted through
Sunday, August 15 ... ...
EAA Ford Tri-Motor Set for 75th Anniversary Tour...
August 12, 2004 - EAA celebrates the 75th anniversary of its prized
Ford Tri-Motor passenger airplane, and the 75th anniversary of
transcontinental air service, with a tour of selected cities in
Missouri and Ohio next month. The tour is scheduled from September
8-26 ... ...
September 1 Deadline Looms For Transitioning Ultralight
August 11, 2004 - Pilots transitioning from ultralights to sport
pilot certificates can receive credit for required aeronautical
knowledge, flight proficiency, and aeronautical experience if they
register with an FAA-recognized ultralight registration program
(such as EAA) on or before September 1, 2004 ... ...
EAA Continues to Advocate Alternatives for Prospective Sport
Pilots Seeking Medical Reinstatement...
August 11, 2004 - In addition to reporting on the many opportunities
for participation in aviation made possible by the new sport
pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations, EAA leads efforts to resolve
certain ambiguities in the applicability of the rule's medical
certification provisions ... ...
EAA Seeks to Continue Downward Accident Trend...
August 10, 2004 - With most of what are historically the year's two
busiest flying months (August and September) ahead of us, EAA wants
to re-emphasize to all pilots to pay extra close attention to flight
safety and flying safely ...
IATA - IATA
Inefficiency Hits Passengers With 25% Hike in Airport Improvement
|: Gulfstream raises $3,069 for the
Professional Aviation Maintenance Foundation at the Chili Cook Off.
Booth sponsors brought in a total of $6,715....
's 2004 Salary Survey, the
salaries of aviation maintenance technicians averaged $2,500 less
than last year. This year's overall average salary is $58,400,
compared to $60,900 for our 2003 survey. These opinions come from
585 respondents (a slight increase from last year's survey)....
Are you satisfied with the
maintenance requirements included in the Final Rule authorizing
Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilots?
The Eastbourne Airshow starts on 12 August for four days. Pilots
flying on the south coast are warned to check Notam because of
displays by, among others, the Red Arrows....
Russians win Euro aeros
The Russians have walked away with the medals at the European
Aerobatic Championships, held at Kaunas, Lithunia from 22 July to 1
UK 3rd in micro champs
The UK came third in the World Microlight Championships held in
Castelo Branco, Portugal. The event was won by the Czech team....
Ban carb heat knobs
Future engines should not be fitted with a manually applied
carburettor heat device, says the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo).
1/4... Tiger Club & Pooleysâ€™ Dawn to Dusk...
UK wide ...
7/8... Gliding Competition...
Gransden Lodge, Sandy, Beds. ...
7/8... Gliding Competition...
Nympsfield, Glos. ...
12/8... Airbourne Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, East Sussex ...
12/8... Bristol International Balloon
Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.
|We have added a new review of Airnav Live
Click Here to read it...
Wondering About FS2004 Display Settings?...
on Saturday, August 14 @ 06:02:07 PDT (6 reads)...
When going through the FS forums of this world you will find many
discussions about the 'proper' display settings for your FS2004.
That it is somewhat of a science combined with persoanl taste will
be obvious to most. But the 'science' part is the daunting bit.
Microsoft comes to the rescue (well, sort of) with an article
explaining the different settings, parameters and their effects. You
can read all about it on the dedicated FS2004 Microsoft website
Aeroworx B200 Super KingAir on simMarket...
on Saturday, August 14 @ 06:01:33 PDT (1 reads)...
We are happy to report that you now can purchase Aeroworx'
Beechcraft Super KingAir B200 from our on-line shop at simMarket
too. The Aeroworx B200 is a wonderful rendition of the real-world
version, featuring many of the advanced systems that are found in
the real aircraft too. The offering comes in 3 paint schemes and
contains several model variants allowing the user to fly with 2D or
VC 'only' or any combination of these. This is a must-have and can
be purchased here at simMarket! http://secure.simmarket.com/product_info.php?products_id=908...
Embraer Posts Higher Quarterly Profit...
on Saturday, August 14 @ 06:00:05 PDT (1 reads)...
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Friday posted a
second-quarter net profit of 382.1 million reais (USD$126.5
million), compared with 21.4 million reais (USD$7.1 million) last
year, on the back of stronger sales. Embraer delivered 43 of its
small and medium-sized jets in the second quarter compared with just
28 aircraft in the year-earlier period. The company had a net profit
of 194.6 million reais (USD$64.4 million) in the first quarter of
2004 after delivering 23 planes....
Limbless Woman Sues Air
France Over "Torso" Snub...
A wheelchair-bound woman with
no limbs has sued Air France for discrimination, alleging she was
kept off a flight by a gate agent who told her a "torso cannot
possibly fly on its own." Adele Price, 42, a British citizen, sued
the airline in Manhattan federal court seeking unspecified damages.
Price, who was born without limbs because her mother took the drug
thalidomide during pregnancy, said in the suit she is able to
manipulate a wheelchair and has traveled by air many times. The suit
states that she had bought a ticket in 2000 for travel between
Manchester, England and New York. After Price had checked her
luggage, she alleged that she was stopped by an Air France agent who
told her that "a head, one bottom and a torso cannot possibly fly on
Price said in the suit that
Air France let her take another flight to New York but only after
she was able to get a companion to go with her. However, Price said
she had to pay for the companion's airfare and lodging. She said the
airline also made it difficult for her to return from John F.
Kennedy Airport to Britain by requiring her to get opinions from
four US doctors certifying she was able to fly alone. A spokeswoman
for Air France had no immediate comment....
Sim-wings Releases Jerez...
on Friday, August 13 @ 08:29:18 PDT (5 reads)...
Sim-wings has just released jet another Andalusian airport. This
time it is Jerez de la Frontiera (Cádiz), situated near the city of
Jerez in Spain, famous for its bulls and sherry ! The airport
features many interesting details and is based upon an aerial
photograph. All buildings are faithfully reproduced. Mainly used for
local Spanish traffic, Jerez also hosts many charter flights in the
summer season. The title includes both English and German
documentation and can be purchased here from SimMarket ! http://secure.simmarket.com/product_info.php?products_id=909
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VATSIM-Compatible Airports for Germany/Austria/Switzerland
Lamborghini Murcielago 7.61 Update
RealScenery Tucson, Arizona
A lighter ocean colour
Plane Crash Info.com
13, 2004 00:50...
Air Tahoma (for DHL)
Memphis - Cincinnati...
The cargo plane, carrying
overnight delivery packages, was on approach to Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky Airport when the pilot reported engine trouble. Soon after,
the plane clipped a grove of pine trees and crashed on a golf course
1 mile south of Runway 36R and broke up. The co-pilot was killed,
the pilot survived....
July 29, 2004 10:30...
Ononge, Papua, New Guinea...
Airlines of PNG...
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin
Port Moresby - Ononge...
The aircraft departed Port
Moresby on a routine cargo flight to Ononge. The approached to
Ononge had to be abandoned because of cloud cover. While heading to
Yongai airport, located 17 miles east of Ononge, the aircraft
collided with trees and crashed in a mountain valley at an elevation
of 7,500 feet. Wreckage was found a day later with only one crew
member surviving. There were no passengers aboard....
|Flights Cancelled for Storm
in Caribbean and Florida
United Airlines Machinists Request Trustee to watch
over their interests. A sign of distrust
America West Orders 17 Airbus Planes as the
Boeing-Airbus battle continues
Fall Fares May be Even Lower Than Usual as airlines
plan for fewer passengers
Anti-Static Shoes Trigger Rome Security Alert when
El Al staff saw wires in x-rays. All is well
TSA's Ridge Says name Checking is Priority - The
consolidated list will be checked by government...
But Identification Program is Struggling from a
series of legal challenges
7000 Wet, Misplaced Bags Returned to US Customers -
Many cancelled flights, then rain got them
Plenty of EU Passengers but Low Profits because of
high fuel prices & cutthroat competition
Biometrics to be Used in Boston for frequent
fliers. It's voluntary but it's also here. Now.
TSA Moving Quickly to Consolidate No-Fly Lists - If
a name rings a bell, it's "Come with us, please"...
ACLU Fights Consolidation - They say it catches too
many innocent people
Passenger's Cat Gets Out of Cage, Attacks Copilot
plane declared emergency & landed in Brussels
Italian Government Accused of Helping Alitalia by
demanding that competitors drop prices
US Airways Offers Employee Profit Sharing Plan -
Says it's among best in the industry
Delta & Pilots Continue to Struggle - A well
written perspective from the Motley Fool
BA & Virgin to up Fuel Surcharge to accommodate
increased oil costs
Canada Helps Bombardier Sale to Delta as part of
trade war with Brazil & Embraer
Vintage Microphone Causes DFW Terminal Evacuation -
All is well, no problems
Airfares "In the Tank" as competition drives prices
lower & lower
Italy Orders Competing Airlines to Back Off on Alitalia
as Italian airline continues to struggle
AircraftDealer.com - Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by
Brokers and Dealers
Cessna 310 for sale
ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2004 RESULTS IN US GAAP
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
and Jobs Are Focus in Bush's Southwest Swing
President Bush Visits Eclipse
|..."Lack of Imagination" Cited in
Pilot Pension Threats
August 13 -- A statement was
issued by Capt. Duane E. Woerth, president of the Air Line Pilots
Association, International (ALPA), on the heels of reports that
United Airlines may terminate its pilotsâ€™ pensions. ...
Gemini Air Cargo ALPA
Crewmembers Ratify First Contract
August 10 -- Today, professional
pilots and flight engineers of Gemini Air Cargo, represented by the
Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), ratified a
60-month contract that includes improvements in compensation,
scheduling, and job security. ...
United ALPA Statement on Pilot
August 9 -- Captain Mark
Bathurst, Chairman of the United Pilots Master Executive Council of
the Air Line Pilots Association, released a statement regarding
pilot pensions at United. ...
Gliding Magazine | News
|.Two UK Fatalities...
Gliding In Argentina
August 15 2004
Osvaldo Ferraro writes about his country' s great potential. Now
August 14 2004
With the exchange rate to the advantage of Euro tourists, the USA is
a popular choice for pilots wanting to try new sites and conditions.
The Albuquerque Soaring Club at Moriarty Airport, New Mexico has
long been recognised as a starting point for long distance flying
and the conditions this season are exceedingly good. It is 300km to
the north of Alamogordo, right in the centre of New Mexico in the
Estancia Valley. See the clu'b's It boasts some of the finest year
round soaring conditions in the United States, including 15kt
thermals to 22 000ft, mountain wave to 34 000ft and orographic lift
off the Manzano, Sandia, Ortiz and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.
The Oshkosh Airshow
August 12 2004
The statistics for the AirVenture Oshkosh 2004, held at Wittman
Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 27 to August 2, are
extraordinary. It’s calculated that around 10 000 to 15 000 aircraft
from all over the world visited and during the Fly-in week Wittman
Field FAA Control Tower became the busiest in the world.[
August 11 2004
The LS-4, which first flew in 1980 and took the first six Standard
Class places in the 1983 World Championships, may now fly with
If you are planning to try mountain flying you'll find this
article by Gavin Wills of value.
Goleta Air and Space Museum, Home Page
|Hawthorne Air Faire arrivals, Friday,
2004 Hawthorne Air Faire Arrival Day A variety of vintage
airplanes arrived at Hawthorne Municipal Airport on Friday the
thirteenth for the that was held on Saturday, August 14.
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Can you tell me what color the St. Louis Cardinal was painted?
Some good folks out in the wilds of California are restoring one,
and they'd like to know, and so would I. If you will color copy a
color picture and send it to the address below via conventional
mail, I will be happy to reimburse your costs, and I will forward it
to the talented restorers and keep a copy for AeroKnow. Our address
is at the bottom of this page....
August 12 -- Recent photographs (a Dutchess and a Shrike) from SPI's
First Class Air
August 11 -- indexes of recent Air & Space, Journal AAHS, Scale
Aviation Modeller International and Skyways
August 10 -- Revised and separate web pages for listing surplus
books magazines model airplanes postcards...
August 15 - 1935 -- Humorist Will Rogers, who never met a man he
didn't like and
friend/pilot Wiley Post, who never met a plane he couldn't
died in the crash of a modified Lockheed Orion fitted with
takeoff from Pt. Barrow, Alaska.
August 16 - 1944 -- The rocket-powered Messerschmitt Me-163,
rocket-powered aircraft to see widespread service use, made
its combat debut,
flying with JG 400.
August 17 - 1940 -- Pilot Officer William Fiske, a fighter pilot
with the RAF, died from
injuries suffered in combat on August 16, 1940. Fiske was
the first US pilot serving
legitimately in a combat unit to die from combat injuries.
He was based at
August 18 - 1932 -- The first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean,
from east to west
was flown by UJ.A. Mollinson in a DeHavilland Puss Moth.
August 19 - 1942 -- The North American Mustang made its first air
kill in combat,
flown by RAF Pilot Officer Hollis H. Hills of Pasadena,
California. The downed
aircraft was a Focke-Wulf FW-190.
August 20 - 1969 -- The first prototype of the Argentine FMA IA-58
twin-turboprop, two seat attack aircraft, destined to earn
in the Falklands (Malvinas if you hable espanol), flew for
the first time.
August 21 - 1965 -- Gemini 5 was launched, crewed by Charles Conrad
Cooper. Before landing August 29, it had established five world
including 129 revolutions around earth.
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
|... - Air Guinee 737-200 crash after
take-off. All survive.
10 Aug 2004 - Flight controls - 737-8/900 short-field
performance enhancement program.
Davis, CA—Moller International’s (Pink Sheets: MLER) appearance on
NBC’s Today Show has been delayed several times now, but we expect
it to occur within the next week or so. For the latest schedule
updates, check our web page (www.moller.com).
Other media interviews that have been completed but have not yet
appeared include: Fortune Magazine (Small Business Issue), National
Geographic Kids Magazine and Paris Match Magazine. Up-coming
interviews include Popular Science (cover story) and CBS’s 60
Skycar Engine Development
Following the decision to use twin rotor 1060cc Rotapower engines in
the Skycar, a continuous test program has been underway to endurance
test this engine with ethanol while developing and testing the
following support components:
Exhaust and muffling system (compact, light, efficient)
Air intake system (compact enough to fit inside the 11.5” diameter
Coolant pump, starter, ignition, air filter (all required to fit in
minimum space of 11.5” diameter by 9” long).
All the above have been developed and are in test except the
muffler, which is still in the design phase.
The change of engines required the fabrication of new composite fan
blades (opposite rotation). That tooling is complete and the blades
are under construction. The previous fan hubs can be utilized.
The beauty of alcohol as a fuel was recently established when a fuel
leak shorted the ignition and started a fire in the dyno room. The
fire was extinguished with a hand-held fire extinguisher with
absolutely no damage to the wiring, plumbing, or fuel system.
Alcohol has a high heat of vaporization and therefore burns slowly.
Normally it burns almost invisibly which could be a problem but we
include a small amount of gasoline to help starting. This makes the
fire visible but the alcohol still prevents rapid conversion to
vapor, which is what causes a fire to expand rapidly.
Other Skycar Developments
As many of you are aware, Moller International has its own wind
tunnel. Thus we are able to carry out immediate performance tests
following a decision to modify the airframe design. Previously we
had committed to a cockpit arrangement where the front two seats
faced forward while the rear seats faced backward. We received a lot
of negative comments about this arrangement. As a result it was
decided to face all seats forward. To achieve this comfortably the
M400 Skycar design was lengthened by over two feet and the cockpit
width increased by 3 inches. This resulted in a small projected
reduction in top speed, range and miles per gallon of fuel burned,
but increased the center of gravity travel limits and the cockpit
access and comfort. The M400’s revised performance has been
published for some time on our web site. Finally, we received a
generic patent on the adjustable exit area-partially rotating
nacelles (US Patent Pending–allowed and awaiting issue). In addition
we received a design patent on the production version of the M400
(Design Patent No. 29/195,034). For a more thorough discussion of
the M400 Skycar see out latest Objectives and Analysis Report
available from our web site (Skycar Design Tech Paper, $17.50 + Tax,
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
|Pilot crash lands after propellor
Pilot crash lands after
propellor detaches The pilot of a Grob 115E Tutor found himself in
difficulties after a short sequence of aerobatic manoeuvres at the
end of an uneventful navigation training exercise on 29 June
Sqn Ldr Jim Verran dies aged 88...
Sqn Ldr Jim Verran dies aged 88
The WW2 veteran pilot Sqn Ldr Jim Verran has died aged 88. A native
New Zealander he joined up after traveling overland to London after
the recruiting lists were closed before 'v' ...
BAA issue strong results for July...
BAA issue strong results for
July BAA's seven UK airports handled a total of 14.2 million
passengers during July 2004, an increase of 8.0% on the same month
last year. The long haul sector saw the largest increase with
UK pilot killed in US 'wire-strike'...
UK pilot killed in US
'wire-strike' The UK chairman of a Fort Lauderdale helicopter
service company and his aide were killed when their 8-seater
helicopter apparently struck an electricity cable over Lake
Wisconsin on ...
Flying Scholarships for the Disabled - Latest News
...Staples 2 Naples by Ice Cold in Naples
A team of three RIAT members is taking Patsy to Naples to raise
money for the Paul Bowen FSD Memorial Scholarship
"Ice Cold in Naples" is the name of the RIAT team (Robert Windsor,
David Walton and Richard Arquati) and "Patsy" the name of their car!
The race - "Staples 2 Naples" - is only for cars costing less than
£100, and starts at the Calais ferry terminal at 1000 (local time)
on 1 October. "Patsy" and her drivers permitting, our gallant hereos
hope to finish in Naples sometime on Monday 4 October!
To give you some idea of the madness of this task, they are taking a
19 year old VW Passat ("Patsy") across a dozen countries and 1749
miles - but all in a good cause as they hope to raise as much money
as they can for the Paul Bowen FSD Memorial Scholarship. So please
dig deep into your pockets and wish them bon voyage!
For background details of the race please visit
To donate money to the team for the Paul Bowen FSD Memorial
Scholarship you can contact them by:
Telephone 01285 713300 Extn 5444
Facsimile 01285 712911
|...AirCell Users Rate Support &
AirCell support and service are
again rated highly by users. Aviation International News (AIN) has
released the results of its 2004 Product Support Survey. The votes
show that AirCell users are happy with their AirCell products and
service. Over seven categories measuring user satisfaction from
Excellent to Inadequate, in every category AirCell scored Good.
"Mary" at AirCell "defines
customer service," said Chuck Letizia, maintenance director of a
management concern in the Northeast that operates three corporate
jets. "I've found none better." Read full story or see the AIN
survey chart (PDF)
Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings
|...Aviox Advanced Series (73KB)
Aviation Today - First Choice of Aviation Insiders Worldwide
|...Officials Were 'Fully Cognizant' Of
the Terrorist Danger
While praising the 9/11
Commission report, the families of the victims pointed to what they
believe is a major failing of the inquiry. Responding to the
report's publication, the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11
Independent Commission raised the question almost universally
Airlines May Have To Install
Antimissile Systems Costing Billions
InVision May Face Probe On
Potential Illegal Payout
Regional Carriers Expected To
Flourish In 2nd Half
Bell Signs Agreements Forming
Team For Eagle Eye Tiltrotor UAV...
Airlines Engineers Powerplant
Avionics Systems Structures
Welcome to the British Gliding Association
|...7th August 2004 British pilot beats
German “dream team” to Gold medal
Jet Aviation | 2004 Press Releases
|...... Jet Aviation to Open New FBO in
Kuwait in 2005...
08/04/04... Kadri Muhiddin Appointed as Jet
Aviation’s New Executive President for Strategic Projects for
Europe, Middle East and Asia
FLIGHT TRAINING EUROPE---- Latest News
|...British Airways CitiExpress visits
Flight Training Europe were very
pleased to receive the visit of Captain Ian Cheese, British Airways
CitiExpress Turbo Prop Fleet Manager on the 11th and 12th of August.
Gulfstream : News and Events
|...NEW GULFSTREAM G450 RECEIVES TYPE
CERTIFICATE FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Aug 12, 2004
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General
Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today received a Type Certificate from the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its new large-cabin,
long-range Gulfstream G450 business-jet aircraft. With this
certification, Gulfstream remains on schedule to begin customer
deliveries in the second quarter next year....
Carla Wendler, program manager, Federal Aviation Administration,
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, presents the G450 Type
Certificate to Pres Henne, senior vice president, programs,
engineering and test, Gulfstream. ...
8/06/2004... General Dynamics Board of Directors Elects
Raynor B. Reavis a Vice President of the Corporation.
|...Conservation at Duxford
The restoration and conservation programme at the Museum is
one of the largest operations of its kind in the world....
L-3 Avionics System - News
|...L-3 Avionics to Supply Electronic
Standby Instrument Systems to Army Apaches
Lancair Columbia 350 and 400 Company News
|... Lancair Southwest to Display at
Reno Air Race and Show
MedAire Pressroom, providing information on health and security
assistance around the world.
|...Companies Have Ways to Counter
Terrorism Threats The Star-Ledger) 8/8 /04...
Client with Malaria Requires Evacuation out of Africa
(August 14, 2004) Recently MedAire was able to assist a business
traveler who was hospitalized in Congo , Africa , with malaria for
seven days. When the woman did not respond to treatment, MedAire was
asked to evacuate the patient to an area where better medical care
could be provided. The GRC arranged for the woman to be transported
to Johannesburg , South Africa , and admitted her to an approved
medical facility. The woman was treated and discharged and is now
back in the United States
MedAire Global Doctor Clinics See 10,000th Patient of 2004
(August 13, 2004) Last week, MedAire’s Global Doctor clinics
assisted their 10,000th patient of the year. The clinics, which are
on pace to reach the 20,000 patient mark by year’s end, continue to
deliver excellent service even as patient volumes increase.
MedAire Expanding Provider Network Helps Divers
(August 12, 2004) This week, two divers benefited from the
MedAire’s evacuation expertise and its continually expanding network
of evacuation service providers. One diver, diving off the Galapagos
Islands, required an evacuation to Ecuador for decompression
therapy. Another diver on Cat Island in the Bahamas required similar
Although Cat Island is only 50 miles from Miami , the public
fixed-wing aircraft company was not willing to complete the
evacuation because of its location off the mainland. MedAire sought
an alternative provider, evacuated the patient and followed up after
the diver was treated in a Florida medical facility.
MedAire has reached an agreement with UK medical kit manufacturer
Aeromedic Innovations for Aeromedic to assemble and distribute
medical kits to MedAire's European client base. The strategic
alliance enhances MedAire's kit repair and delivery capabilities by
providing a strategic European distribution hub.
MedAire, Inc. has reached an agreement with Hatteras Yachts that
will make MedAire’s “First Responder” medical kit a standard feature
onboard every new yacht built.
Popham News Page
"Wings" Coffee Shop now open under new management
awarded $75.6M for First Full Rate Production Lot of Joint
Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)
Air New Zealand selects Rockwell
Collins’ eTES Inflight Entertainment System
United States Air Force and
Rockwell Collins sign logistics support agreement ...
WAEA 25th Annual Conference &
Roke Manor Research Limited: Technology Solutions for Communications
and Electronic Sensors
DAB We launched the world’s first hand-held DAB receiver, the Pocket
DAB , measuring just 50mm x 76mm x 24mm....
Network Security - Network security solutions for the
growing number of threats and diversity of network attacks. (930 KB)
Reno Air Racing Association - 2004 Event Overview
|...In September 2004, the National
Championship Air Races and Air Show will return for its 41st year
with six classes of racing aircraft and a first-class airshow
including some of the world's top aerobatic performers and military
aircraft, and plus static aircraft displays, merchandise, food and
drink, and a closing awards banquet.
This year's air show features the first competition in the United
States. Some of the world's top aerobatic pilots, most of whom are
appearing at Reno for the first time, will race against the clock
each day, with the 2004 Championship Race bing held on Sunday.
Also appearing will be both the US Air Force Heritage Flight and the
US Navy Legacy Flight. Each of these events teams up current and
vintage top-of-the-line military fighter aircraft.
The air show also includes perennial favorites from the aerobatic
world, including Greg Poe , and Mike
Goulian , plus Scott Hammack and the "Above and
Beyond" Jet Car .
Reno Air Racing Association - National Championship Air Races and
Air Show 2004
|...13 August 2004: Participating Race Pilots
and Aircraft. Lists of pilots and aircraft registered to race in
each class are available from the page. Please note that
registration does not guarantee that the pilot or aircraft will
arrive, qualify, or race.
12 August 2004: Reserved auto parking SOLD OUT. There will be plenty
of free non-reserved auto parking with shuttle service from the
non-reserved lots to the front gate.
RARA Girl 10 August 2004: Introducing "RARA Girl". A whole new look,
and a whole new line! Visitors to the National Championship Air
Races and Air Show should stop by any of the official RARA
merchandise locations to check out the great new clothing
selections, including skinny tees for women and juniors, tees for
little girls, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sweatshorts and camisoles.
Supplies are limited and the line is not currently available in the
on-line store, so make your selections early!
Apollo Astronaut Cernan to speak at Reno Air Racing Foundation
The Reno Air Racing Foundation is proud to present Astronaut Gene
Cernan at its first annual Fundraising Dinner, to be held in
conjunction with the National Championship Air Races and Air Show on
Saturday 18 September 2004 at the Reno Hilton Hotel.
During his distinguished career with NASA, Captain Cernan was the
second American to walk in space, making two orbits of the earth in
a little more than 2-1/2 hours. He has logged 566 hours and 15
minutes in space, including more than 73 hours on the surface of the
moon. He is one of three men to have flown to the moon twice, and as
commander of the final Apollo mission to the moon, has the
distinction of being the last human to have left his footprints on
Bellanca, Citabria, Bellanca-Champion Club Official Site
Jacket High Wing
Back from AirVenture Oshkosh
Mostly good weather without the infamous Midwest humidity,
just a little rain and lots of airplanes.
Craig Smith of Alexandria Aircraft LLC posing in front of
their NEW Super Viking, which was on display all week to an admiring
crowd. Few non-Bellanca owners wanted to believe that the wing was
not composite! Yup, that's an IO-550 you're looking at - you can
buy this plane by the end of the year.
Andrew Vano of Alexandria Aircraft LLC
Second Line of Aircraft
Triple-Tail 260 with Connie at Oshkosh
7EC Champ on EDO Floats
Alexandria Aircraft LLC
Bellanca Cruisair Jr. 1939
for over 16 years, these classifieds help our members sell
and find their planes and parts. [Updated August 9, 2004]
Citabria Pro Aeronca Champ & Chief
Cruisemaster 260C & Viking 300
AviaBellanca Skyrocket III
Aeronca Champ 7AC
Aeronca Aviators Club Official Site
|...We are back from AirVenture Oshkosh
Mostly good weather without the
infamous Midwest humidity, just a little rain and lots of airplanes.
Click here for more
Ray Johnson and his
award-winning Chief on the way to Oshkosh
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
|...DJIBOUTI EXERCISE –
Soldiers rush into position to secure the perimeter during an
exercise in Djibouti, Aug. 12, 2004. The soldiers are assigned to
the Guam Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry
Regiment, deployed in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn
of Africa. Defense Dept. photo ...
Rumsfeld Thanks Azerbaijan for Support...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2004 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
thanked Azerbaijan for "important support in the global war on
terrorism" during an Aug. 13 press conference in Baku, the capital
city. Rumsfeld also pointed out that Azeri troops are currently
deployed in both Afghanistan and Iraq and working closely with
coalition forces there. ...
Bush Asks Nation to Support Troops...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2004 – President Bush asked Americans watching
this year's Olympic Games at home to "think about the many Americans
deployed overseas to defend our nation. In Iraq, Afghanistan and
beyond, our men and women in uniform are serving with great skill
and compassion," he said during his weekly radio address today. ...
Tribunals Under Way at Guantanamo...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2004 – Cases have been opened for about 150
detainees to appear before status-review tribunals at the U.S. naval
base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. All detainees will have an opportunity
to go before one of the three tribunals to contest their status as
enemy combatants. ...
Troops Isolate al-Sadr's Militia, Restore Order...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2004 – The multinational force in Iraq cannot
confirm reports that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr had been
wounded during a week of intense fighting in Najaf, a spokesman said
today. More DoD News...
Military Athletes Have
Proud Olympic History...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2004 – As 21 servicemembers report to Athens to
participate in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, they carry on a proud
tradition. While few records of the Army's participation in Olympic
games exist from before 1948, there is a record of a 2nd Lt. George
S. Patton participating in the modern pentathlon in the 1912 games.
He placed fifth. ...
Marine 'Bats' Take
Flight to Combat Terror ...
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif., Aug. 13, 2004 — Those on
Iraqi soil may now be seeing two black wings flying near the speed
of sound, as the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242
deploys to Iraq. ...
'Units of Action' Get
New Modular Barracks...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2004 – When the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort
Stewart, Ga., began organizing a fourth brigade-sized “unit of
action,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rushed to build facilities
for the new unit. The site will include laundry facilities,
battalion headquarters, company operations, arms vaults, and vehicle
maintenance facilities. ...
Gets Better With Age ...
Face of Defense - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Libby Callahan WASHINGTON,
Aug. 13, 2004 – At age 52, Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth "Libby"
Callahan is the oldest member of Team USA competing in the Olympics.
She said her shooting has flourished since she retired from the
Washington, D.C., police department. ...
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FREE weather information for
pilots, including turbulence, upper winds, thunderstorms, metars,
tafs and more! ...
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial...
Official website for the
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial at RAF Manston in Kent, UK
Devon aviation brings you into
the world of military aircraft.Here you will find pictures and links
to other aviation websites. ...
Sven's Military Aviation
with over 800 military aircraft from 1911 until now, each with
technical data, history and line drawing ...
Rosebud's WWI and Early Aviation Image Archive
Klassen Monoplane Dominguez 1910
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The Lost Squadron Museum - Official site of Glacier Girl, the World
War II P-38 rescued from the Greenland Ice Cap
|... Welcome to the official home
page of the Lost Squadron Museum and Glacier Girl, the World War II
P-38 recovered from under 268 feet of ice from the Greenland ice-cap
and restored to flying condition. Some of our site sections link
back to old content, but everything is up and running. Feel free to
browse our site. You will find the most current information in the
Gazette, our online newsletter....
Our winner has been picked and has chosen his prize.
thing to flying without leaving the ground
GHOSTS 2004 Calendar ...got to have it ..
Classics as you always dreamed of.
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"Shadows of Saigon"
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The Simulator World
Red Arrows UK
BUFF in Farnborough