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AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
|FAA listens to users...
Cessna owner groups...
Applause for Airport Watch...
AOPA battles airspace grabs...
California... Washington... North Carolina... Georgia...
GA security discussed at 9/11 hearing...
Keeping GA affordable...
Click to read ad...
series of ads in local newspapers...
WAAM's Web site... More on Witham Field...
More on the Cessna 400-series AD...
AOPA's Airport Watch program...
high resolution... low resolution... More on the Tennessee Airports
Since AOPA first alerted pilots to the proposal June 28...
St. Mary's, Georgia...
Document Management System... More on Bangor prohibited area...
AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner...
AOPA's Airport Watch program...
More on GA security...
A group of pilots...
asking the FAA to act quickly... More on pilot eviction...
California pilots are urged to offer their comments on the proposal
online... More on Lemoore MOA...
In comments filed yesterday...
More on Cherry Point MOAs...
AOPA has filed formal comments opposing it... More on drug test
More on special issuance medicals...
AOPA fights for GA tax break in New York...
GA picks up after Charley...
FAA responds to ADIZ confusion...
AOPA asks FAA to make WAAS widely available...
AOPA to protect member interests on UAV certification panel...
AOPA chides governor for proposed restrictions...
Air Force Link
AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. William Moore helps secure a landing
zone as part of a training extraction here Aug. 5. Sergeant Moore is
a pararescueman with the 31st Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo
by Tech. Sgt. Richard Freeland)...
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.
Air 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 rate.
2005 NCO retraining program under way
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 fight fires
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.
Center professionals helping fight terrorism
MAXWELL AIR 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
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
Professional wrestler visits former base school, home
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
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|EAA Applauds Oshkosh's Wittman
Regional Airport: First to Create Light-Sport Aircraft Standards...
August 20, 2004 - The home airport for the Experimental Aircraft
Association has become the first airfield in the nation to include
standards for light-sport aircraft operations, as Wittman Regional
Airport in Oshkosh has adopted those guidelines in its newly updated
minimum standards for commercial aeronautical activities ...
Sport Pilot FAQs Updated Regularly...
August 18, 2004 - First-time and return visitors to EAA’s
sport pilot/light-sport aircraft website will find
continuously updated content, including daily additions to the
frequently asked questions (FAQ) pages. An FAQ link has also been
added to the main “dropdown” menus that appear throughout the site,
including “The FAA Rule,” “Becoming a Sport Pilot,” “Light-Sport
Aircraft,” and “Instruction.” EAA’s FAQ’s are organized by subject
area (FAA Sport Pilot Medical; Special Light-Sport Aircraft; Sport
Pilot Certificate; Ultralight Pilot to Sport Pilot Transition,
Medical; Maintenance; CFI Operating as a Sport Pilot Instructor; and
Private Pilot Operating as a Sport Pilot). FAQs are based on the
many phone calls to the Sport Pilot Hot Line and e-mails to EAA
Aviation Information Services regarding SP/LSA. So if you have an
SP/LSA question, check out the SP/LSA FAQs—we may already have the
answer waiting for you!
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|...The Org Move Is Finished!
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|Flight Test Safety
While the “Golden Age” of flight testing is no more, the lessons
learned endure. Here’s how to apply those lessons to managing and
reducing your risks.
This time, you can blame it on ATC. Controllers aren’t keeping up
with GPS approach clearances and procedures, which is why you need
Yes, flying in the hyper-paranoid Washington, D.C., area is a
headache. Here’s how to plan ahead and work around the existing
When flying beyond the pattern, you have two choices: Fast or far;
you can’t have both. Here’s how to plan and fly maximum range
Practical energy management is a critical skill used for each
landing. How to put it on the numbers every time.
It’s an article of faith that major maintenance work isn’t complete
until a full test of all components and systems can be made. Here’s
Plane Crash Info.com
August 20, 2004
A Spanair MD-83 bound for
Palma de Mallorca was evacuated at Cologne Airport after smoke was
detected inside the plane. The 169 passengers and crew of six jumped
out of the escape chutes after the incident. Twenty-four people were
slightly injured by smoke inhalation or in the process of sliding
down the escape chutes from the plane's exits. The smoke was blamed
on oil spilled from the hydraulic system that leaked onto an
|.US Airways Ask Pilots for 16.5%
Paycut to save $1.5B & avoid 2nd Chapter 11 filing
United May End Pension Plans - NY Times,
registration is free
United & American Cut O'Hare Schedules to help
prevent national system back-ups
Virgin Blue to be Sued for Age Discrimination after
job applicants wouldn't sing or dance
FAA to Cut O'Hare Traffic and hopefully drop delays
by 20% there, perhaps 5% nationally
Ft Wayne Indiana Airport Closed for 9 Hours after
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Delta to Cut More Jobs in Restructuring - They've
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EU Willing to Discuss Subsidies but a philosophical
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"Direct subsidies" (as in Europe) vs (US) government contracts is
US Airlines Keep Asking for Pilot Concessions - as
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UK Visitors Chained & Cuffed for Minor Violations -
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This is a VERY good NY Times article, registration is free but
Delta Continues to Seek Bailout Formula but it
appears employees will have to "contribute"
United Under Pressure to Fund Pensions - Bankruptcy
court asked to force funding
Italy Asked to Explain Forced High Prices - "not
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US Government to Take Over "No Fly" Lists rather
than let airlines do it...
As 9/11 Commission Cites Security Gaps
Lufthansa to Impose Fuel Surcharge to help with
US Air Traffic Modernization "Ahead of Schedule" -
Let's wait to see what they actually do
US Airways May Have to File for Bankruptcy if they
don't get cost cuts they need, pilots say
Lufthansa Plane Makes Emergency Landing - FAKE bomb
threat, all is well
Record Round the World Flight Attempt to Begin in 2005
- will try to beat 1986 record
EU Will Look at Airbus Subsidies but says US need
to look at Boeing subsidies. Could be interesting
British Airways Union Considers Strike - they claim
profits have soared but pay has lagged inflation
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Lockheed Martin LOOKS TO THE
FUTURE with the C-130J super hercules as it CELEBRATes Fifty years
of Airlift Excellence
Georgia general assembly proclaims
“Year of the Hercules”
MARIETTA, Georgia (August 20, 2004) – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]
will celebrate five decades of airlift excellence on Monday,
August 23, as the 1954 first flight of the YC-130 prototype will be
recognized in ceremonies at the company’s facility here. Bob Hill, a
53-year employee of the company, who helped build the first
production C-130 in 1954, will read a proclamation adopted by the
Georgia General Assembly honoring the Hercules. In another historic
event, the Honorable Kevin Hellmer, the postmaster of Marietta, will
unveil a special U.S. Postal Service pictorial cancellation in honor
of the first flight.
“As we look forward to
another half century of C-130 production, I think Willis Hawkins,
the designer of the Hercules, said it best. He noted that the C-130
may not be the most attractive aircraft, but it is still in
production and still doing the job it was designed for. No one else
can say that,” says Ross Reynolds, Lockheed Martin C-130J program
vice president. “Hawkins also said before the first aircraft ever
flew that if it was designed right the first time, it could be sold
everywhere, and history has proven him correct. He said he felt that
we must have done it exactly right. I couldn’t agree more.”
The C-130J of today incorporates advanced technologies in
systems, cockpit displays, materials and other areas – building on
the long heritage of proven performance that all started with the
original Hercules being “designed right the first time,” as Hawkins
Hawkins, now 90 and mentally sharp and physically active, recalls
that the Air Force’s request for proposal for what became the C-130
contained only seven pages. The then-Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
responded with a proposal that was 130 pages, quite a contrast to
the many thousands of pages required to respond to current
The first flight of the YC-130, which was actually the second
of two prototypes built, came on August 23, 1954, with company test
pilots Stan Beltz and Roy Wimmer at the controls. Dick Stanton was
the flight engineer and Jack Real was the flight test engineer.
During the 61 minute flight, the aircraft was flown from the
Lockheed plant in Burbank, Calif., to what was then known as the Air
Force Flight Test Station at nearby Edwards AFB.
Since then, more than 2,260 Hercules aircraft of all types in more
than 70 different variants have been delivered to 60 countries.
Today, 67 countries, counting those that bought used aircraft, fly
the Hercules. The C-130J is the latest version to come off the
longest, continuous, active military aircraft production line in
A total of 179 C-130Js are on order, and 113 have been delivered to
date. In the U.S., Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard
units fly C-130Js. The Marine Corps operates KC130J tankers and the
Coast Guard has introduced the HC-130J into service. International
C130J operators include the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air
Force, Italian Air Force, and the Royal Danish Air Force. The
capabilities and performance of the C-130J in supporting light, fast
and lethal combat operations make it a true transformational asset.
Extended Background: Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules Airlifter
At the end of a hastily called U.S. Air Force budget meeting held
one week after the Korean War started in June 1950, an idea was
born. One of the participants, whose name is unfortunately lost to
history, said that the service needed a rugged medium transport that
could be operated out of unimproved landing strips and haul cargo or
troops a considerable distance at moderately high speeds.
Funds for the new transport were included in the service’s
supplemental research and development budget that year. In July
1951, the then-Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s Model 82 was chosen
over designs from Boeing, Douglas, and Fairchild to be the U.S. Air
Force’s new tactical airlifter.
Later designated C-130 and nicknamed Hercules, this airlifter, with
its distinctive shape and four turboprop engines, has been in
continuous production since early 1954, or nearly half the entire
history of powered flight. The C-130 is the product of the longest,
continuous, active military aircraft production line in history.
The first prototype was flown August 23, 1954 in Burbank,
Calif. The first production aircraft was flown from Lockheed’s
Marietta, Ga., facility on April 7, 1955. Since then, more than
2,260 Hercules aircraft have been delivered to 60 countries. Today,
67 countries, counting those that bought used aircraft, fly the
The C-130 entered operational service in 1956 and since then,
aircrews have, quite literally, been everywhere and done everything.
It is safe to say that anytime there is a conflict, a natural
disaster, or situation where significant quantities of people,
supplies, or equipment have to be on scene quickly anywhere in the
world, Hercules crews will be flying them there.
You name it and the Hercules has been used to do it. The C-130 has
been flown from both poles; landed or airdropped cargo at every hot
spot from the Congo to Vietnam to Kosovo to Afghanistan and Iraq;
and hauled relief supplies to every outpost on the globe. It has
been used to airdrop 15,000 pound bombs, paratroopers, and leaflets
that weigh ounces. The C130 serves as a gunship; monitors and jams
enemy radio transmissions; it is used to track icebergs in the North
Atlantic and drug traffickers in the Caribbean and Pacific. The
Hercules is flown into hurricanes to obtain wind and rain data; it
is used to drop retardant on forest fires and insecticide on
mosquito infestations. A modern-day Noah’s ark, the C130 has been
used to haul whales, camels, horses, and cows. It has been used to
medevac thousands of casualties to hospitals. As further proof that
this aircraft can be used for everything, there was once a four-ship
aerial demonstration team that flew C130s. Incredibly, a C-130 once
carried 452 people, despite being designed to carry only 90. In
1963, a Hercules crew landed on and took off from an aircraft
carrier 21 times. That particular aircraft is still in active
service with the U.S. Marine Corps.
There have been five major military versions of the C-130 along with
close to 70 special purpose variants. Between 1954 and 1959, 231
C-130As were built. Production of the C130B ran from 1958 until
1963 and resulted in 230 aircraft. A total of 488 C-130Es were built
from 1961 to 1974. The most produced version of the Hercules so far
is the C130H, with 1,205 aircraft coming off the assembly between
1964 and 1997. Production of the L-100, the civilian variant,
totaled 115 aircraft and production ran primarily from 1964 to 1987.
Today’s C-130J represents a nearly complete reinvention of
the Hercules. The C130J, first flown in 1996, has a wingspan of 132
feet — 12 feet longer than the Wright Brothers’ first flight — a
height of 38 feet, and comes in two lengths. The short fuselage
aircraft is 97 feet, the same as all previous models, and the longer
aircraft is 112 feet, which allows it to accommodate more payload.
The longer aircraft can carry a maximum payload of 47,812 pounds.
Maximum range with a 25,000 pound payload is more than 3,700
nautical miles without external fuel tanks.
Lockheed Martin Background
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, 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.
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Text of the Georgia General Assembly Joint Resolution
Proclaiming the “Year of the Hercules”
Senate Resolution 872, sponsored by Senators Collins of the 6th,
Lamutt of the 21st, Tanksley of the 32nd, Clay of the 37th, and
Price of the 56th and adopted by the full House and Senate reads as
Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of the
Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and declaring 2004 the "Year of the
Hercules"; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the State of Georgia joins citizens across the state, the
nation, and the world in recognizing that the C-130 Hercules
transport aircraft has made significant and lasting contributions to
humanitarian, peace-keeping, and military operations around the
globe in the 50 years since its first flight on August 23, 1954; and
WHEREAS, the aircraft has remained in continuous production in
Marietta, Georgia, and is the longest continuous military aircraft
production line in history; and
WHEREAS, the production of this aircraft continues to provide
employment for thousands of dedicated Georgia engineers,
technicians, and machinists from more than 70 counties across our
WHEREAS, more than 65 countries and all of the armed forces
of the United States operate the Hercules, and crews have landed on
dirt strips, snow and ice, and unimproved and paved roads in rugged,
remote areas of the world where no other transport airplane is
capable of operating; and
WHEREAS, the Hercules is seen worldwide as a provider of help to the
war-stricken and persecuted people of the world, with crews
delivering everything from personnel to emergency relief supplies
and medicine; and
WHEREAS, the new C-130J model has broken 54 world aviation records
and thus furthers the amazing legacy of the more than 2,200 Hercules
aircraft that came before it.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA
that this body honors the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight
of the Lockheed Martin C-130, recognizes that the Hercules will
continue to be an ambassador for the State of Georgia for decades to
come, and declares 2004 the "Year of the Hercules."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is
authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this
resolution to Lockheed Martin Corporation.
/s Mark Taylor, President of the Senate
/s Terry Coleman, Speaker of the House
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|.ATA Airlines ALPA MEC Chairman
Statement on Contractual Relief Talks
August 19 -- A statement was released today by Capt. Erik
Engdahl, chairman of the ATA Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC)
crewmembers unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
regarding discussions on contractual relief. ...
ALPA General Counsel, Henry Weiss Dies at 94
ALPAâ€™s president, Capt. Duane Woerth sadly reports that
long-time ALPA General Counsel Henry Weiss has died. He was 94 years
Statement by the Air Line Pilots Association, United
Chapter, Regarding Unitedâ€™s Request to Extend the Period of
Exclusivity by Four Months
August 16 -- On Friday, August 13, the United Chapter of the
Air Line Pilots Association filed an objection to United's request
to extend by four months the period of exclusivity.
Gliding Magazine | News
|.Simine Short might tempt you to start
collecting aviation postage stamps with her latest article.
An Icelandic Icon
August 20 2004
Our photo is of 96 year-old Bergur G. Gislason being flown in a K-21
last weekend by Kristjan Sveinbjörnsson, President of the Icelandic
Gliding Club. This was during the Nordic Gliding Day held in all the
Nordic countries with the main clubs inviting the public for trial
Bergur was the first to fly a glider in Iceland. In February 1931 he
was launched by towcar from a frozen lake in a home built glider. He
reached 30 metres but the glider broke on landing.
The Nordic Gliding Day was unusually warm reaching 25 to 30° and the
week before there had been record temperatures.
Gliders Being Evaluated
August 18 2004
Peter Selinger tells us that Idaflieg, the German Akaflieg’s
Scientific Association, are in the middle of their summer flight
research campaign at Aalen-Elchingen in southern Germany near the
famous Neresheim monastery. Except for Dick Johnson’s evaluation
reports, Peter adds that the Idaflieg is the only other neutral body
measuring the performance of sailplanes. It is done with comparison
flights with a calibrated glider. This year they are concentrating
on the Braunschweig SB-14 and Karlsruhe AK-8 prototypes and will do
performance measurements with the new ASW-28-18 and the LS-10.
It's The Club Members
August 18 2004
Albert Hengelaar has returned to the Netherlands from a Club Class
Championships in Germany convinced it is the club volunteers that
make gliding successful. See
Paul A. Schweizer
August 18 2004
We have just heard the sad new that Paul A Schweizer died
today and have a tribute to him from Peter W. Smith, Director of the
National Soaring Museum.[
|Thanks Larry Fletcher for catching
Goleta Air and Space Museum, Home Page
|Perseid Meteor I drove up to the crest
of the Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara at 3:00 in the
morning on Thursday, August 12 to photograph the Perseid meteor
shower The Moon
The Moon Here is the last lunar month from New Moon to New
fromm1.jpg (20622 bytes)... On August 18, Eric Fromm visited
AeroKnow and brought with him albums of pictures of airliners he has
taken in the course of his employment with a major carrier at the
newly renamed Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (formerly Capital
Airport; still SPI). Before I copied many of his pictures I showed
him around the collection. Here he looks over some of the many model
aircraft on display. Look for pictures scanned during his visit in
our Visitors' Gallery. They should be posted by August 22 for sure.
Thanks to Eric for stopping by and sharing his impressive collection
of photographs!... fromm2.jpg (19033 bytes)
If you've not seen earnest director's latest photos from a
photo flight with Mike Keenum's beautiful F-86F a few years ago,
"I am looking for any and all information conceerning Greer College
in Chicago ca 1930. My grandfather attended machining classes there,
then went on to found a Chicago precision parts company still in
business today. During WWII the company made many parts for the war
effort and conday conues to make parts for the aircraft industry."
If you can help, contact Kathy Worth Kworth@kenquest.com
A BIG THANKS to David Tabb, Springfield, Illinois
for donating two two-drawer file cabinets to AeroKnow August 17.
August 21 -- More aviation magazines added to disposal list
August 16 -- by request, AeroKnow pics of Douglas C-47 flown
183rd TFG, Springfield, Illinois
August 16 -- latest World War 1 Aeroplanes indexed at the
August 12 -- Recent photographs (a Dutchess and a Shrike)
First Class Air
August 11 -- indexes of recent Air & Space, Journal AAHS,
Scale Aviation Modeller International and
August 21 - 1965 -- Gemini 5 was launched, crewed by Charles
Gordon Cooper. Before landing August 29, it had
established five world records,
August 22 - 1951 -- The Supermarine Attacker made its
service debut when it began
operations with No. 800 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. It,
along with the Soviet Yakovlev
Yak 15, were probably the only operational
turbojet-powered aircraft with
taildragger-type landing gear.
August 23 - 1948 -- The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin flew in free
flight for the first time.
August 24 - 1918 -- The first flight surgeon to lose his
life in an aircraft accident, Major
William R. Ream, died at Chanute Field, Illinois.
August 25 - 1932 -- Amelia Earhart beecame the first woman
to pilot an airplane on a
flight across the USA, from Los Angeles, California
to Newark, New Jersey.
August 26 - 1969 -- The Swearingen Metro, a twin-turboprop
transport made its first flight on this day.
August 27 - 1913 -- The first loop in aviation history was
flown by Lt. Nesterov, Imperial
Russian Air Force, in a Nieuport Type 4 monoplane at
August 28 - 1952 -- Grumman F6F-5K drone aircraft carrying
bombs directly to targets
were used in the Korean War for the first time. They
were guided to their final
destinations by crews in Douglas ADs. ...
Sunday, 22 August 2004 ...
04 September 2004 - 05 September 2004 ...
Duxford -- 04 September 2004 - 00:00 ...
Duxford -- 05 September 2004 - 23:59 ...
Aviation Conspiracy Newsletter
|August 15, 2004 #285
New Jersey Sex Scandal Exposes Slimy Airport Politics!!!
New Jersey Governor's Sex
Scandal Reveals Slimy Airport Politics
August 8, 2004 #284
No Deal On O'Hare Flight Limits...Yet!!!
Continue To Avoid Putting Limits On O'Hare Airport Capacity!!!
August 1, 2004 #283
DOT Calls Meeting On O'Hare "Congestion"
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|..."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 heroes hope to finish in Naples sometime on
Monday 4 October!
|...WINGS OF HISTORY GATHER AT BIGGIN
HILL FOR BATTLE OF BRITAIN WEEKEND AIR SHOW
The Biggin Hill Battle of Britain Weekend Air Show will thrill
crowds with an exceptional display of aircraft, from dogfighting
World War I replicas to the latest military jets from around the
world. Central to the action on September 18 and 19 will be a
fantastic collection of Battle of Britain vintage machines,
including nine Spitfires and three Hurricanes - the supreme fighters
that kept the forces of the Luftwaffe at bay.
They will include the Grace Spitfire, piloted by Carolyn Grace,
which flew on the front line of battle in the final year of the war,
and a MkXI model that is operated by the Real Aeroplane Company
based at Breighton in Yorkshire. The German airpower will also be
recognised with a flying display by an exceptionally rare
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Agencies? ARINC Unveils the Solution at MACo 2004 —August 19, 2004
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Contractors May Favor Mandate For Antimissile Systems Out Of
The Department of Defense (DOD)
and private companies working under contract with the government may
advocate mandatory missile defense systems for commercial aircraft
partly out of self-interest, according to John Meenan, executive
vice president and chief operating officer for the Air Transport
Association (ATA). ...
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Jet Aviation | 2004 Press Releases
|...4... Jet Aviation
Palm Beach Receives Additional Certification to Perform Maintenance
on Gulfstream GV, Embraer Legacy and Cessna Citation Aircraft
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|...Further to the successful seminars
run last May, Flight Train...
Gulfstream : News and Events
|...GULFSTREAM LUTON SERVICE CENTER APPROVED TO
INSTALL SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN GULFSTREAM IV/IV-SP
European Aviation Safety Agency Grants Supplemental Type Certificate
for Honeywell AIRSAT™1 Installations
Aug 20, 2004
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General
Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling the
company’s Luton service center to install....
08/17/2004... Gulfstream Flight-Test Team Takes
Company Aircraft Higher and Faster - Seven Days a Week...
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new management - new menu available
Collins and NASA conduct synthetic and enhanced vision flight tests
Rockwell Collins certifies
Integrated Flight Information System for Falcon 50
Reno Air Racing Association - National Championship Air Races and
Air Show 2004
pylon shuttle schedules
Preliminary pylon shuttle schedules are available.
Please note that these are subject to change, and that last-minute
changes may not appear on-line. Please check the published schedules
distributed at the Press Center at the beginning of each day for the
IMPORTANT: September in Reno can still be quite warm, with
temperatures regularly reaching into the 90s. In fair weather, the
sun is quite intense, and there is no shade or shelter at the
pylons.Pylon conditions are primitive - other than an irregular
cleared area surrounding the pylons themselves, the area is
unimproved sagebrush desert. Portable toilets are available.
Our primary concern is safety. Because the media shuttles must cross
active flight areas during a very busy flight operations cycle,
schedules do not always permit shuttles to return to the Media
Staging Area after each race. Please study the shuttle schedules,
plan your activities carefully, and be prepared for long periods at
the pylons by bringing plenty of drinking water and strong
sunscreen, and wearing sensible clothing and footwear.
Bus transportation to and from the pylons for each race from
Thursday through Sunday of Race Week,
media center, media parking, and shuttle staging area
Click here to go to a detailed map of the Stead Field area.
The Media Center [H8 on the site map ] at Reno
Stead field is basic. There are several temporary structures at the
West end of the field, just West of the West gate [G1 on the
site map ]. Parking for credentialed media is located South
of Alpha Avenue and West of Mt. Anderson [lot P2 on the site
map ]. The media shuttle Staging Area [H8 on the
site map ] is located at the Northeast corner of lot P2,
just across Alpha Avenue from the West Gate, only a few yards from
the Media Center. Shuttle buses depart from the Staging Area and
provide transportation to the East and West Pylons. It generally
takes about 15 minutes to reach the East Pylons from the Staging
Area, and about 10 minutes to reach the West Pylons. However, actual
enroute time may be affected by flight operations....
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
|ROWING FOR GOLD – U.S. Navy
Ensign Henry Nuzum (left) and teammate Aquil Abdullah practice for
the semi-finals in the men's double sculls at the Schinias Rowing
Complex near Athens, Greece, during the 2004 Olympics, Aug. 19,
2004. The team will row in the A final of the men's double sculls
Aug. 21. Nuzum, a native from Chapel Hill, N.C., is a two-time
Olympian and a Harvard graduate. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt.
Lono Kollars. ...
Civilians Look at U.S. Space Capabilities...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 20, 2004 – A trip inside the Cheyenne
Mountain Operations Center highlighted an intensive look by civic
leaders from throughout the United States into how the U.S. military
is using the skies and space to protect the homeland against
Program Helps Spouses Who Want to Teach...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2004 – Spouses to Teachers, the Defense
Department's latest endeavor to assist military spouses interested
in teaching, is serving a similar purpose as the popular Troops to
Teachers program, an official said. ...
Army, Developers Work to Improve Housing...
A total of five new neighborhoods will be built at Fort
Meade, Maryland within the next eight years. FORT MEADE,
Md., Aug. 20, 2004 – About 100 families have already moved into
Potomac Place, the first Picerne Military Housing community to be
built here. Residential Communities Initiative partners the Army
with a private developer to build, renovate, manage and maintain
family housing. ...
Officials Committed to Helping Troops Vote...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2004 – Defense officials are committed to
ensuring military members have the ability to vote from anywhere in
the world, DoD's top personnel officer said. ...
Navy Leader Discusses Journey into Future...
GROTON, Conn., Aug. 19, 2004 – The chief of Naval Operations pointed
to the changing and increasingly important role the submarine force,
with its ability to influence events during the pre-hostilities
phase of future conflicts, will play in the future Navy. ...
'Freedom Calls' Helps
Troops Stay in Touch...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2004 – A non-profit organization is building a
communications network dedicated to keeping deployed troops in touch
with family back home, all at no cost to the troops or their
Time Magazine Reporter...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2004 – Before the war in Iraq, Michael
Weisskopf’s lengthy journalism career was short on soldier stories.
Three weeks with the 1st Armored Division’s Tomb Raiders in Adhamiya,
a powder keg neighborhood in Baghdad, changed that. ...
Joint Team Works
To Keep Bagram Safe...
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2004 – When responding to
attacks against Bagram, one team’s philosophy is simple: The best
defense is a proactive offense. ...
C-17 Testers Airdrop
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2004 – An aircrew from the
C-17 Globemaster III combined test force here successfully
airdropped a mobile gun system for the first time during a
feasibility test Aug. 13. The system fits the Army's Stryker
engineer squad vehicle. ...
Combat Chaplain Strives
To Meet Troops' Needs...
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SUMMERALL, Bayji, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2004 – Perhaps one of the most
critical members to the military task force, though he does not
carry a weapon, is the chaplain. As the chaplain for the First
Lightning Battalion, Capt. Dave Bottoms goes by “Holy Lightning”
when conducting tactical operations. ...
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