Tue Sep 07 2004
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AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
AOPA Pilot Town Meetings... AOPA President Phil Boyer is hosting Pilot Town Meetings in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 14; Tucson, Arizona, Sept. 15; and Prescott, Arizona, Sept. 16....
Tropical depression Frances threatens flooding, tornadoes for southeast U.S. TFR issued for entire state of Florida
Frances may be just a tropical depression now, but the storm is still a danger to parts of the southeast United States. Flood watches are out from Florida north to Maryland, and isolated tornadoes are possible in northern Florida, eastern Georgia, and central and eastern South Carolina.
The FAA has issued a notam for all of Florida, urging pilots to avoid flight below 2,500 feet in "common knowledge disaster areas" so as to avoid interfering with helicopters aiding in relief efforts.
And President Bush is likely to visit the state tomorrow, bringing with him presidential travel temporary flight restrictions, which typically are 60 nautical miles in diameter (30-nm radius) and contain one or more smaller general aviation no-fly zones.
Most airports across central and southern Florida have reopened, although some control towers aren't yet operating and some runways remain closed. Because electricity remains out in many areas, the obstruction lights on towers are also out. More on Frances damage
Photo 1: Student pilot Nate Osborn (left) and Rick Champion of Fort Pierce Jet Center walk through the hangar of the Pan Am International Flight Academy after Hurricane Frances blew through, destroying the roof and damaging most of the airplanes at the St. Lucie County Airport (FPR) (photo courtesy Greg Lovett/ The Palm Beach Post ). Photo 2: A Mercury-Redstone rocket that once stood upright at the credentialing center at the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Fla., lies on the grass after being blown down by Hurricane Frances Saturday, Sept. 5, 2004. A rocket similar to this was used to launch Alan Shepard on the first manned suborbital mission (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove). Photo 3: Hurricane Frances' winds damaged this Tri-Pacer at Palm Beach County (LNA) Airport (photo by Robert Johnston, AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer, LNA). Photo 4: Frances spins down (upper left) while Hurricane Ivan gains strength (lower right). Ivan is forecast to hit Jamaica Friday morning (NOAA satellite image, 10:15 a.m. EDT, Sept. 7).
(September 7)
Sport Pilot begins — Fly with 'driver's license medical'
The first phase of the Sport Pilot rule took effect September 1. What that means is that if you have a recreational pilot certificate or higher, and a current biennial flight review, you can fly a light sport aircraft without a medical certificate — provided you have a valid state driver's license and you haven't been denied a medical certificate.
AOPA is "Sport Pilot Ready" and has all of the information you'll need to take advantage of the new Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft rules
"AOPA's emphasis as the Sport Pilot rule was being developed was on the 'driver's license medical,' because that has the greatest benefit for most of our members," said Andy Cebula, senior vice president of Government and Technical Affairs. "And our continued advocacy will be to extend that benefit to as many pilots as possible." More on the Sport Pilot rule
Photo: A Taylorcraft BC12-D, an example of a light-sport aircraft.
(September 1)
AOPA advocacy helps swing vote in favor of Witham Field
Anti-airport hysteria didn't sell in Martin County, Florida. Yesterday, voters rejected all three of the county commission candidates running on a platform of downsizing Stuart, Florida's Witham Field. And it was a resounding defeat for the anti-airport three; none received more than 30 percent of the vote in the primary election.
AOPA had rushed to the defense of the airport after an anti-airport group of wealthy homeowners calling itself WAAM (Witham Airport Action Majority) polluted the community with a mishmash of misinformation and scare tactics designed to put their candidates on the county commission.
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MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Senior Airman John Plemons defends himself against Staff Sgt. Nick Picoc as he performs a leg stomp. The Airmen are participating in hand-to-hand combat training here. Airman Plemons is assigned to the 62nd Security Forces Squadron and Sergeant Picoc is with the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron....
Civil Air Patrol moving planes, people to prepare for Frances
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFPN) Civil Air Patrol officials are mobilizing their aircraft and people before Hurricane Frances arrives. The hurricane is expected to hit the Florida coast Sept. 4.
To the rescue
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. As Hurricane Frances approaches the Florida coast, reservists from the 305th Rescue Squadron here load equipment and medical supplies onto a KC-135 Stratotanker.
Article 32 hearing scheduled in double killing case
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) An Article 32 hearing is set for Nov. 15 in the case of a senior airman charged with two counts of premeditated murder and one specification of attempted murder.
Annual Combined Federal Campaign kicks off
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) The 2004-2005 Combined Federal Campaign began Sept. 1 in the continental United States and runs through Dec. 15. Overseas, the campaign runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 15.
Civil Air Patrol volunteers help assess hurricane damage
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFPN) Civil Air Patrol members are at work in Florida, helping assess damage from Hurricane Frances. More CAP aircraft and people are on standby to move into affected areas as soon as weather permits.
Routine medical travel changes for overseas retirees
HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) Effective Oct. 1, Pacific Air Forces officials will no longer purchase commercial tickets for retirees living or traveling outside of the United States for routine medical appointments as required by the Joint Federal Travel Regulation.
Holiday greetings teams head for overseas bases
SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) When professional broadcasters toting video cameras and bright lights soon invade overseas installations worldwide, they will not be seeking the next “American Idol,” but they will be looking to give servicemembers stationed overseas a chance to say hello to their families in the United States....
 
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New Sport Pilot Flies Again in Texas...
September 2, 2004 - On a windless, beautiful day, Wednesday, September 1, Roger Peterson of Sweeney, Texas, did something he hadn't done in 17 years: he flew as pilot in command of his Piper J-3 Cub, thanks to the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) rule going into effect that day ... ...
EAA Provides Advice and Counsel, Pledges Future Assistance for Cleveland Air Show...
September 2, 2004 - The Cleveland National Air Show (CNAS), Northern Ohio's late-summer tradition at Burke Lakefront Airport for 40 years, will put on an abbreviated event early Friday evening instead of what it originally planned. CNAS was embroiled in high-level negotiations with the FAA for the past several weeks, and requested help from EAA and other aviation organizations, while attempting to get authorization for its Friday evening air show featuring military as well as civilian performers. The FAA maintained that civilian performers would violate Public Law 108-199 because of the 3-mile temporary flight restriction (TFR) in place for the Cleveland Indians baseball game that night at Jacobs Field. (Burke Lakefront lies within the stadium's 3-mile TFR) ... ...
Virginia State EAA Fly-In Prepares for This Month's Event...
September 2, 2004 - With a little cooperation from the weather, organizers feel the 8th Virginia State EAA Fly-In, September 18-19, at the Dinwiddie County Airport, could be a record-setting event for attendance and vendor participation. A full schedule of 27 forums will fill three tents from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Butch Walsh, Grand Champion Classic winner with his Stinson 108-2 at Sun 'n Fun and Oshkosh 2004, will present a Tube and Fabric workshop. Those contemplating building an aluminum homebuilt should attend the hands-on riveting workshop taught by Dave Chamberlain, local A & P. Or plan to sell your surplus aircraft parts at the Fly-Mart. (Fly-Mart guidelines appear on www.vaeaa.org ) ... (read more) ...
'Oshkosh 2004: The Next 100 Years' to Air September 23 on Discovery Wings Channel...
September 2, 2004- Discovery Wings Channel will premiere Oshkosh 2004: The Next 100 Years, its fifth EAA AirVenture special, on Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. Oshkosh time. Produced with EAA Television, the hour-long special features highlights of the 52nd annual event held July 27-August 2 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Included are features about Mike Melville, pilot of SpaceShipOne and the first private astronaut; Bruce Bohannon's attempt to break the 1946 altitude record for a piston-driven airplane; the arrival of the Very Light Jet pioneered by Eclipse Aviation; and stunning performances by some of the world's top aerobatics teams, and more ... ...
It's Here: Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Final Rule Effective...
September 1, 2004 - Somewhere in the United States on Wednesday morning September 1, a private pilot got into his or her cockpit, fired up the engine, taxied out onto a grass strip or paved runway and took off…and thus became the first official pilot to operate under new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations. EAA will mark this important, long-awaited aviation milestone day with a staff celebration at its Oshkosh headquarters this afternoon ...
Have you flown as a sport pilot? Let us know about it at editorial@eaa.org...
FAA Corrects Erroneous Date in SP/LSA Final Rule Document...
September 1, 2004 - The FAA has corrected several date errors in the published final sport pilot/light-sport aircraft rule in the Federal Register (69 FR 44772). One of the changes aligns the last day for 2-seat or "fat" ultralights to be issued an experimental light-sport airworthiness (E-LSA) certificate with the expiration of EAA's (and other organizations') 2-seat ultralight training exemption. That correction changes several references from August 31, 2007 to January 31, 2008. EAA's
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 Cockpit Concepts: September 5, 2004

Avoiding CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain).
In the last issue, Norm Komich wrote about high workload and resulting loss of situation awareness. One tragic result of diminished awareness is CFIT. Lives are lost when an aircraft in good working order impacts the terrain or ground obstacles.

As I stated on the Aviation.Org website (Director's Letter), "this type of accident goes right to the heart of awareness, judgment and decision making." CFIT accidents have received a great deal of attention yet, statistically, the associated accident rate remains unchanged. Industry efforts not withstanding, "something is missing [as] the message is not getting to the cockpit."

Perhaps we can use this forum to shine some light on this problem from a different angle--that is, by providing pilot input. Many of us have lost friends--capable pilots--to CFIT. Or, we may have unwittingly compromised our own safety and not suffered similar consequences. What have we learned? What precautions do we take? What are the "tricks of the trade," so to speak?

It would be both interesting and educational to get your input on this very real safety subject. To assemble your thoughts, a new CFIT Pilot Lounge thread has been started for your use. Or, if you prefer, a note to safety@aviation.org would also work. Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas on avoiding CFIT.

 
PAMA
PAMA Board Votes to Lower Dues
Economic Factors, Membership Growth Key Deciding Factors
September 1, 2004-The Board of Directors of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) voted recently to lower individual membership dues to $49 annually. Growing PAMA’s membership is the top priority of PAMA’s Board and the cost of dues had become a disproportionately large deciding factor for prospective and renewing members in these difficult financial times.
PAMA solicits “Mx Misadventures”
August 31, 2004-John Goglia, recently retired NTSB Board member and PAMA’s SVP, Government and Technical Programs, wants to get to the bottom of why mechanics make mistakes and determining what we can do to fix it.  Beginning immediately, PAMA is soliciting from all aircraft mechanics information on what John has called “Maintenance Misadventures” or, as we say at PAMA, “Mx Misadventures.” These reports from the field should be about unsafe situations that maintenance technicians, or anyone working in the aircraft maintenance environment, have seen or done.Tell us as much about the unsafe situation as you can, including the make and model of the aircraft and/or the environment in which you were working, the date, and the time of day. We also need to know about your training environment and the level of training you or your colleagues had received. Was it enough? Had you requested more training? What is the safety culture like at your place of employment? How is your company leadership directly involved in supporting a strong safety culture?
 
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Euro charges: act now!
URGENT! AOPA urges all UK pilots to join in its response to the proposed Single European Sky charges for VFR flying.  ...
Southampton reneges
Southampton Airport has reneged on a deal struck earlier this year with owners of private aircraft based there. They have been told to relocate their aircraft by the end of October. ...
CAA hosts single sky seminar
The CAA is holding a seminar to discuss the European Single Sky project on 12 October.  ...
Single sky threatens GA
VFR flying in Europe is under threat of airspace charges thanks to the Single European Sky (SES) project. A deadline of 17 September has been set for consultation reponses.    ...
8/9... Aviation Lecture...
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10/9... 33rd Guernsey International Air Rally...
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10/9... Northampton Microlight Club Fly-in...
Weston Underwood, Northants. ...
10/9... Thamesdown Centenary Weekend: Heritage Open Days...
Science Museum, Wroughton, Wiltshire ...
 
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Imperial War Museum - Home
iwmAirliner to make rare appearance at Duxford Air Show... Airliner to make rare appearance at Duxford Air Show...
Autumn Air Show - Sunday 10 October... Autumn Air Show - Sunday 10 October
10th Oct 2004
 at Gates open: 8.00am; Flying Display: 1.30pm - 4.30pm approx.
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
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Austin today annouced version 8 of this awesome program is under development with a late November release date. You can find out more about it at X-Plane.Com.
X-Plane.Org will start taking preorders in Early October if Austin stays on schedule. Please consider us before purchasing for another source. We promise the best service, price, and the money made from these sales helps us to bring you the best possible site. Thanks! 2V2 Announces "Paint Is On"
September 2, 2004 »
The Cessna T182T Skylane has the complete paint scheme. This link will navigate you to the Cessna T182T Skylane page so you can take a look at it. Check out here.
XCoPilot "Life on Board" Released
August 31, 2004 »
GoodWay announces the release of XCoPilot "Life on Board". This product will add flight documents, crews, passengers and better ATC sounds, and a CoPilot to your X-Plane experience. You can check out this great product along with their awesome flight planning software here. SkyShark is back!
August 30, 2004 »
3Point announced today that the SkyShark has been updated and is now available at his website. "This was my contest entry for the X-Plane design contest held back in version 6. It tied for 1st place. Now it is upgraded to 7.61 standards including a 3D cockpit, 2 new liveries including a blank for easy painting, added fuselage detail, flight model tweaks and more. This jet is great fun to fly and has a low stall for easy landing. Enjoy."
You can visit his website here. 2004 Chandler 700, Custom GA Light Jet Single
August 30, 2004 »
In a statement released by Jason Chandler he remarked, "I have continued to experiment with and test new techniques in the cockpit/panel, and I have added thorough and complete POH & Checklist information. Full panel text & placard information has been installed. This information describes v speeds, landing gear speeds, compressor limits, pressurization operation and limitations, switch position recommendations and so on. The panel text & placard information is very similar to that found in the Pipers, but done on the blank panel background file in the custom cockpit folder. I have installed several new gauges and instruments, most notable is the new scratch designed airspeed indicator and vertical speed indicator, along with a quasi-cessna style OT/OP instrument. The new complete documentation is the AFM/POH for the aircraft describing limitations, operation, as well as performance settings and information. Using the format of information found in checkmate checklist cards, I have generated checklist information that describes the switch positions, settings, and procedures for all evolutions from start-up to shut-down.
 
Plane Crash Info.com
August 27, 2004      16:30...
Near Near Mc Grath, Alaska...
Mavrik Aire Transport...
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Kenai - McGrath - Kotzebue...
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Thirty minutes after departure from McGrath, the pilot encountered low visibility due to smoke and fog. After deciding to fly at a lower altitude, the aircraft struck trees and crashed into a forest. Rescue teams found the bodies and the survivors 2 days later....
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news_updates
Airbus Projects More Deliveries than Boeing thru 2006, according to manufacturer
Booking Fees Hurting Northwest Airlines despite airline claims to the contrary...
Meanwhile, Airline Cancels Agency Fees but extends fees through reservation centers.  The struggle continues
Airline Industry Recovering From 9/11 - not bad, it's only been 3 years . . .
2 Incidents at LAX Cause 4 Terminal Evacuations - Unrelated and not exciting.  All is well but FRUSTRATING
Alitalia to Cut 5000 Jobs as part of restructuring to avoid collapse.  That's almost 25% of workforce.  Yikes...
Meanwhile Italian Government Must Give up Majority Shares in Airline says EU
QANTAS Prepares for Strike as they train "strike-busting" workforce for Christmas action
August 30 - September 6, 2004 (Labor Day Weekend)
Friday - Labor Day Weekend
US Airways Offer May be Voted On According to pilot's union
Continental Airlines to Cut 425 Jobs mostly in management & clerical according to report
Russian Flights to US to Get Tighter Scrutiny after recent bombings
American to Get BIG Bucks From reservation Fees - If you want to talk to a real person, that is
Real or Hollywood? Sometimes it's impossible to tell the difference.  Does fear drive the show?
FAA Incursion Reduction Plan Appears on Track - Fourth year in a row of reductions
US Airlines May be Vulnerable to Russian-Style Bombings experts & officials say
Russian Airline Industry Struggles With Security & Safety as they work to join the world
Eritreans Jailed for Libyan Plane Hijack 5 years each for all 15 people
United Adds More Cockpit Security - The first airline to voluntarily take additional steps
United May Eliminate 6000 Jobs - That's about 10% of their workforce
Lufthansa May Be Looking at Renewing Narrow Body Fleet Let's watch Boeing & Airbus duke it out
United's Flight Attendants Lose Faith in Airline They have no confidence in management
NASA Breaks Guinness Speed Record by flying 6.83 Mach.  But Mach 10 is coming soon, they say
Boeing Contests Latest Airbus Move - Subsidies questioned in lobbying tour to Europe
Both Russian Jets Blown up by Terrorists according to Russian investigators 
Airbus May Modify A330 to Challenge 7E7 - May be a $2B project.  It may get down to deepest pockets
ACLU "Puzzled" About New Security Screening - No specifics, no real details.  Let's watch
United to Recall 375 Flight Attendants - Maybe things aren't ALL bad for troubled airline
"Major Airlines Will Fail" says Motley Fool.  Our position is that recent events have only accelerated inevitable
US Air Marshals Hired to Inadequate Standards according to report.  Maybe they moved too fast?...
On the other hand, 9/11 created enormous public pressure to do something NOW
US Vulnerable to Bombs Like Russia? "We don't have the technology in place to prevent this"
Alitalia Bankrupt Within a Month according to airline, unless something extraordinary happens
Mitsubishi Heavy to Make 7E7 Wings according to MHI.  They'll build a plant to do the job
Italian Fighters Scrambled for False Hijacking Report - All is well, no harm, no foul
Let The Blaming Begin at BA! Heads will roll after recent chaos...
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Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Test aircraft manufacturing update
Laser tracking improves accurage in tooling & assembly builds
Background info on friction stir weld tools
PW610F engine gets fit check on P&WC test bed
Airbus - About - index
AIRLINE INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW ISSUED WITH AIRBUS SPONSORSHIP
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has issued its 2004 environmental report, which was sponsored by Airbus.
This document provides a valuable source of information on aircraft noise and emissions, and evaluates the complex aviation-related environmental issues. Included in the report is a dialog between Airbus CEO Noël Forgeard and Giovanni Bisignani, the CEO of IATA, which represents over 270 airlines....
 
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172 Skyhawks Now Have All Glass Avionics
ALPA Portal
ALPA Ready to Help Build New Pension Model
September 3 -- Capt. Duane E. Woerth, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), has issued a statement on the crisis involving defined-benefit pension plans in the airline industry.   ...
United MEC Statement on Pilot Recall Announcement
September 2 -- "United’s announcement today of the recall of 40 pilots is certainly good news for all United pilots, and hopefully is the first of a series of recalls that will lead to the return to the property all of our 2,172 furloughed brothers and sisters."  
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UK Open Class Nationals...
For Young Artists
September 6 2004
The FAI’s Young Artist Contest next year is an airshow poster on the theme of “More than 100 years of human flight”. For more details see this website.
Space Left
September 3 2004
There is room for two more containers to Gariep Dam, South Africa, one from Germany and one from Slovenia. If interested, contact Peter How by email. They leave next month.
Gazebo Gossip
September 2 2004
It's not all tranquility this month as Val Brain recounts his accident during a competition this summer. And he was in the lead! Now under Features.
The Italian Results
August 31 2004
Angela Sheard has sent us the results of the Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo (CIM) held at Rieti, Italy earlier this month.[
First Solo
August 30 2004
Most pilots recall their first solo as one of the most vivid, exciting experiences of their lives and Kevin Brooker gets this feeling over in his latest article. We also had a triumphant report of this achievement by Bo Lorentzen (photographed by his friend Joyce with instructor Garret Villat).[
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gKern County Air Show, Wednesday, October 6
2004 Kern County Airshow Can you dig it? An airshow featuring the Canadian Snowbirds in the Mojave Desert on a Wednesday. The Kern County Airshow will be held at the Inyokern Airport, near Ridgecrest, California on October 6.
Page 1 of the 2003 Kern County Airshow Pictures from the 2003 Kern County Airshow
Page 2 of the 2003 Kern County Airshow The Canadian Snowbirds at the 2003 Kern County Airshow Camarillo Air Show, August 28
The annual Camarillo airshow was held on August 28 and 29, 2004. It featured the aircraft of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and Chapter 723 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Celebrating its 24th year, the 2004 show pays tribute to more than 60 years of history and growth of the Camarillo Airport.
2004 Camarillo Airshow Warbirds Warbirds
Transports, Trainers, and Liaison Transports, Trainers, and Liaison
General Aviation General Aviation
AeroKnow
  HEADZ UP -- If you've not visited the pages of pictures from the 2003 Scott Air Force Base open house and 2003 Springfield Air Rendezvous,  and thought you might want to some day, NOW is the time to do so and copy anything of interest. To make space for pictures from this year's Springfield Air Rendezvous, I will be deleting the pictures September 8 by noonish "Abraham Lincoln Central Daylight Time"  as we say in Springfield.
    Thanks to recent interest re SAR from an Aero L-39 owner. Hope you will attend. Other warbird owners, for the latest info re accommodations, contact Kim Curry at the airshow directly  217-789-4400
NOTE TO FIRST-TIME VISITORS -- Please include a your last name and something in the subject line that indicates you're a serious aviation enthusiast. "I want to send you $1,000" is an example of a subject line that will generate fast attention, but if you can't say that, almost any other indication of a brain behind your keyboard will be fine.
September 6 -- newly acquired and indexed Fine Scale Modeler and
        Scale Aviation Modeler International magazines
September 5 -  1941 -- A production model Boeing B-17E flew for the first time. No             
       known connection but on Septeber 5, 2004 AeroKnow founder/webmeister
         Job Conger observes the 57th anniversary of his birth.
September 6 - 1948 -- Though a certain North American F-86 prototype test pilot
        named Welch would dispute the point, history tells us that on this day a DeHavilland
        DH-108 entered a dive at 40,000 feet and became the first turbojet-powered
        airplane to exceed Mach 1. 
September 7 - 1909 -- Eugene Lefebvre became the first pilot killed while flying
        a powered airplane when he crashed in a Wright biplane at Port Aviation Juvisy. September 8 - 1968 -- The fighter prototype SEPECAT Jaguar E-01 flew for the first time.
September 9 - 1967  -- The Tupolev Tu-134 twin jet transport made its commercial service debut.
September 10 - 1971 -- The Fairchild AC-119G flew its last operatinal mission in the
         USAF, with the 17th SOS. The aircraft were turned over to the South Vietnam Air
         Force for continuing operations.
September 11 - 1974 --The Bell 206L Long Ranger flew for the first time.rn, Ohio....
News on Mountain Flying 1
Dave Sweetland's new article Flight Psychology: A Rock Climber Learns to Fly deals with analogies from mountaineering, skiing, wrangling, and moon shots...
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pAugust - September 2004 Postcard to remember!   Well it’s that time of year again; time for the Annual Stockholders Meeting in mid-October.   Watch for this postcard with details on the upcoming meeting or read more about it below.  
Stockholders that we have addresses for should see this postcard in the mail any time now.   If you are a stockholder and do not receive this postcard, it means you are not in our direct mail address database.   Please contact us if you would like to be added.   In this photo, our General Manager, Bruce Calkins, caught the Skycar™ aircraft as it pulls into the assembly bay here at Moller International—at least that’s what he wanted it to look like.   With some digital photo editing Bruce was able to create the illusion of a flying Skycar by masking out the landing gear and lights positioned under the aircraft.   The original photo was taken during the Popular Science magazine photo session last month.   Be sure to check out the article and great pictures in their upcoming October issue.   You can’t miss the Skycar; it is featured as the “cover” story.  
Moller International/Freedom Motors Annual Stockholders Meeting
A formal announcement has been sent out for the 2004 Annual Stockholders meeting, but all shareholders of record as of 30 September 2004 are invited to attend the 2004 Annual Moller International Shareholders’ meeting being held on Saturday, 16 October 2004 from 10:00 AM to noon at 1632 Da Vinci Ct., Davis, CA 95616-4860, which is adjacent to MI’s main offices.   You can park at 1632 Da Vinci Ct. or at MI’s offices at 1222 Research Park Drive. Most of you should get a postcard announcement with the picture above, but you can also review the information on our web site at . Skycar-Related Activities
I was recently asked to project how the Skycar might affect personal and product transport in the future.   The following is my response:
Today 92% of us commute to work by automobile.   The miles traveled by Americans have increased by 30% over the past ten 10 years while highway building has essentially stopped.   This is a formula for disaster.   Many highways have already reached saturation so that someone having a flat tire can bring traffic to a near standstill for hours.
During this same 10 year period truck traffic increased by 110% in order to deliver over 90% of our consumer goods to market.   As traffic moves toward a standstill, the trucking industry will be given priority use of the highways since they do not have an economic alternative.
Fortunately for the commuter a virtual “highway in the sky” has been under construction for over 10 years under a joint NASA-FAA program called the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS).    Experts predict that all of the necessary hardware and software will be in place within the next five years.    We expect that with the Skycar’s capabilities in conjunction with this system you will again be able to go where you want when you want to.   Most significantly your Skycar’s multiple computer systems would do the flying while monitored and directed from a flight integrating control center.   You will be a passenger – sleeping, reading or playing computer games.   A drunk using the Skycar may end up in the wrong city due to his incoherent choice, but he will arrive safely.
I believe that the trucking industry will ultimately take over the highway system because this will remain the only effective way to move time-dependent products to market.
Flying Scholarships for the Disabled - Latest News
FSD appeal by David Jason
In April 2005 the BBC Lifeline programme will be supporting FSD
David Jason, one of Britain's best-loved stars, will be appearing on the BBC Lifeline programme in early April 2005 to present an appeal on behalf of FSD.
David is an avid supporter of our charity and we are extremely grateful that he has kindly offered his services to BBC Lifeline on our behalf.
More details will follow in due course.
 
Press Releases by ARINC
ARINC Signs Four Major Airlines at Gimpo; Completes Korean Airport Sweep —August 31, 2004
DFW Continues Passenger Improvements with New ARINC AirVUE Display System —August 31, 2004
DFW Expansion Will Feature a Major Installation of ARINC Passenger Technologies —August 30, 2004
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Rising Labor Costs At Southwest Airlines Tarnish 'Lean And Mean' Image
Financial analysts are beginning to question whether Southwest Airlines [LUV], a leading nemesis of legacy carriers, is beginning to lose its competitive edge. Payroll costs at the airline have been rising over the past 10 years. In fact, Continental Airlines [CAL] now has lower unit labor costs than Southwest. The future prospects of Southwest are of great interest to legacy carriers that have been battered by the low-cost segment. Southwest plans to substantially trim costs, and this would put additional cost-reduction pressures on legacy carriers already struggling to stay afloat. ...
 
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GULFSTREAM G200 RECEIVES TYPE CERTIFICATE FROM EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY
New Type Certificate Makes Large-Cabin, Mid-Range Business Jet Eligible for Registration in European Union Member Countries
Sep 7 , 2004
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a type certificate for its G200 business-jet aircraft from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)...
 
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Rockwell Collins receives certification of LAAS-capable Multi-mode Receiver
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Rockwell Collins receives certification of LAAS-capable Multi-mode Receiver
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa ( Aug. 31, 2004 ) - Rockwell Collins has received the industry’s first Technical Standard Order approval for a Multi-mode Receiver (MMR) with Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) functionality. 
The Collins GLU-925 MMR is the most advanced system to date, and is the first to include LAAS and GPS landing system (GLS) in addition to ILS and GNSS.  GLS holds promise for bringing flexible and economical precision approach capability to runways and airports not currently served by the traditional ILS. The system will be offerable for the Boeing 737-NG this fall, with other Boeing platforms to follow.  The GLU-925 with FLS (FMS Landing System) functionality will be offerable for Airbus platforms in the fall of 2005.
“Increased use of GNSS navigation is part of Civil Aviation Authorities’ long-term plans for enhanced airspace management worldwide,” said Kelly Ortberg, vice president of Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The new GLU-925 extends the use of satellite navigation from enroute and terminal operations into the arena of precision approaches.”
Rockwell Collins’ family of MMR integrated navigation units provides the aircraft’s primary position, velocity and time reference.  Rockwell Collins has fielded a variety of MMRs that include ILS, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR), MLS, Marker Beacon and GPS, to meet the operating requirements of the military and commercial air transport community.
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hDECK LANDING – A sailor aboard the frigate USS Gary signals a U.S. Army UH-60A Blackhawk pilot to hover during a deck landing qualification off the coast of Chinhae, South Korea, Sept. 7, 2004. The helicopter and crew are with the 52nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Defense Department photo...
Afghanistan Prepares for Oct. 9 Election...
WASHINGTON – The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan will assist the Afghan government in conducting a dress rehearsal for the country's Oct. 9 presidential election. More than 8 million Afghans, out of an estimated eligible voting population of 9 million, have registered to vote in the election. ...
Air Force Sends Supplies to Russian Victims ...
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia – Two C-130 crews from the 38th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flew medical and humanitarian supplies here Sept 6. ...
Marines, Sailors Help Rebuild Najaf, Kufa ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Najaf and Kufa bustle with activity as Iraqis and U.S. Marines and sailors work together on reconstruction efforts started after fighting in the cities ceased. ...
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I headed off to boot camp, not knowing what job they would give me, happy to help in anyway I could. I was given a job in intelligence, not my first choice, but important to the war effort. I arrived fresh out of technical school at Langley in the midst of the Iraqi war. ...
Right to Vote is a Freedom...
WASHINGTON – The right to vote is a freedom granted to every civilian, sailor and Marine, said the Secretary of the Navy. ...
Crews Keep Hornets Ready ...
AL ASAD, Iraq – Around the clock, the F/A-18D Hornets of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather) 242, are constantly armed and ready to respond to any call to support Marine ground units in Iraq. ...
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Doctor Enhances Body Armor...
WASHINGTON – Navy Orthopedist Capt. Marlene DeMaio received an award for her research and development of better body armor for Marines in combat zones. ...
 
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The annual Camarillo airshow was held on August 28 and 29, 2004. It featured the aircraft of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and Chapter 723 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Celebrating its 24th year, the 2004 show pays tribute to more than 60 years of history and growth of the Camarillo Airport.
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NEW SPORT PILOT FLIES AGAIN IN TEXAS
September 2, 2004 - On a windless, beautiful day, Wednesday, September 1, Roger Peterson of Sweeney, Texas, did something he hadn't done in 17 years: he flew as pilot in command of his Piper J-3 Cub, thanks to the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) rule going into effect that day. 
DISCOVER AVIATION IN LESS TIME AND COST: EAA HELPS PEOPLE ENJOY FLYING THROUGH SPORT PILOT
EAA celebrates new rule now in effect; will influence new generation of flight
September 2, 2004 - A major new dawn in recreational aviation rose on Sept. 1, as the new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations become effective. The Experimental Aircraft Association, which has worked for a decade to make the new categories of pilots and aircraft possible, predicts the new regulations will bring forward a significant increase in both pilots and aircraft.
"These new regulations, commonly known as `sport pilot,' create one of the most significant developments for general aviation in the past half century," EAA president Tom Poberezny said. "The reason EAA worked so hard on this for its members and all of aviation is because sport pilot is the place we will see the next generation of aviators. It is aviation's future." 
IT'S HERE: SPORT PILOT/LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT RULE EFFECTIVE
September 1, 2004 - Somewhere in the United States on Wednesday morning September 1, a private pilot got into his or her cockpit, fired up the engine, taxied out onto a grass strip or paved runway and took off…and thus became the first official pilot to operate under new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations. EAA will mark this important, long-awaited aviation milestone day with a staff celebration at its Oshkosh headquarters this afternoon.
Have you flown as a sport pilot? Let us know about it at editorial@eaa.org
FAA CORRECTS ERRONEOUS DATE IN SP/LSA FINAL RULE DOCUMENT
September 1, 2004 - The FAA has corrected several date errors in the published final sport pilot/light-sport aircraft rule in the Federal Register (69 FR 44772). One of the changes aligns the last day for 2-seat or "fat" ultralights to be issued an experimental light-sport airworthiness (E-LSA) certificate with the expiration of EAA's (and other organizations') 2-seat ultralight training exemption. That correction changes several references from August 31, 2007 to January 31, 2008. EAA's 19-page summary of the SP/LSA final rule was revised to reflect this change.
SPORT PILOT: WHEN'S IT HAPPENING?
August 31, 2004 - The new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft rule is officially effective as of Sept. 1, 2004, but it is a "rolling" implementation. That means that various portions of the rule will become effective over the six months leading to March 1, 2005, as the infrastructure to support sport pilots is set. Here's a timeline of key dates and milestones for sport pilot/light sport aircraft.
SPORT PILOT ELIGIBILITY Q & A
August 31, 2004 - These are responses to common, general questions asked to EAA regarding sport pilot/light-sport aircraft and will be updated as necessary. For assistance with detailed or specific questions, call EAA's Sport Pilot Hotline at 877-359-1232 [877-FLY-1232]. 
SPORT PILOT RULE-CONDENSED VERSION NOW AVAILABLE - ONLY 19 PAGES
August 30, 2004 - EAA's sport pilot website now includes a new, condensed version of the Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Rule. The pdf download eliminates the 352-page preamble and reduces the original FAA rule from 100 pages to 19, making viewing and printing the rule much easier.
This version reflects all revisions to the document as of Sept. 1, 2004, including an amendment to correct erroneous references to the final date on which the FAA will issue experimental light-sport airworthiness certificates for "existing ultralight training vehicles and single- and two-place ultralight-like aircraft." The correct date is January 31, 2008.
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Low-Level Flying , with the RAF and Low flying photographic logs down in the valleys.     (Updated 3rd August 2004)...
Air to Air , flying with the Royal Air Force. (Updated 5th August 2004)...
Woburn International Moth Rally Woburn Abbey, UK, 21st-22nd August 2004. (Updated 1st September 2004)
See also Woburn International Moth Rally 2003...
Wrecks & Relics , Lingering MiGs and other relics found in Slovakia. (Updated 6th August 2004)...
SBAC Farnborough International , Farnborough UK, 19-25th July 2004.   (Updated 28th July 2004)...
The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) , Fairford UK, 17-18th July 2004.   (Updated 24th July 2004)...
The Flying Legends Display, Duxford , UK, 10-11th July 2004.   (Updated 20th July 2004)
Gallery only, report to follow....
The Waddington International Air Display , UK, 26-27 th June 2004.   (Updated 3rd July 2004)...
The Slovak International Air Display (SIAD 2004), Bratislava 12-13 th June 2004.   (Updated 21st June 2004) ...
The D-Day Anniversary Air Show , Duxford 6th June 2004, 'More than just an air show' (Updated 10th June 2004) ...
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Concorde , the final week, Birmingham International Airport, UK, 20th October 2003. .                                                                          ...
Meiringen Air Base , Switzerland, 8-10th October 2003, Report and Gallery .                                                                                       ...
2nd Military Pageant, Shuttleworth Trust , Old Warden, UK, 3rd August 2003.                                                                                ...
Flying Legends Display, Duxford , UK, 12th July 2003.                                                                                                                ...
Wrecks & Relics RNAS Predannack , Cornwall, UK. ...
'Air Power 2003' Zeltweg , Austria 28th June 2003....
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