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Sun Sep 19 2004
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Warbird Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft

An outrageous bill ( ) introduced by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) which would have required the Department of Homeland Security to create a method of screening all passengers and property on each flight of all passenger aircraft in the U.S., including general aviation aircraft of all types, has been withdrawn. The bill would have also prohibited non-airline aircraft from flying within 1,500 feet of any structure or building, prohibited non-airline aircraft from flying over any U.S. city with a population of 1 million or more, and required that pilots of all aircraft in U.S. airspace remain in contact with the Federal Aviation Administration, presumably by radio, regardless of altitude or location.
Thanks to everyone who wrote, e-mailed or phoned their representatives to express their displeasure with this bill. It is only through continued vigilance that we will keep legislation like H.R. 5035 from being re-introduced in the future....

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Boyer brings AOPA's Airport Watch message to key Midwest event
On Saturday, Missouri Representative Sam Graves (R-6th District) held an important press conference on the subject of homeland security. With New York Governor George Pataki and AOPA President Phil Boyer at his side, Graves reinforced the need for enhanced community efforts to safeguard against terrorism.
Aviation was certainly front and center with Rep. Graves holding the event at the Kansas City Downtown airport, directly in front of the Lifeflight Eagle Air Ambulance chopper. Governor Pataki, widely lauded — along with Mayor Rudy Guilani — for his handling of the response to the New York City 9-11 attacks, underscored the need to keep terrorism in check at the local level. More on Rep. Graves' press conference Boyer visits Colorado, Arizona pilots during Pilot Town Meeting swing
AOPA President Phil Boyer flew to the mountains of the West this week to speak to pilots and assess the state of general aviation in Colorado and Arizona.
First stop was Adam Aircraft in Englewood, Colorado, near Denver. Boyer saw a greatly expanded facility from his previous visit two years ago . The company now has some 225 employees, and serial number 6 of the A500 — the first customer airplane — is moving down the assembly line. The company hopes to have final certification for the centerline-thrust twin by the end of year.
"Adam appears to be well on the way to getting this unique aircraft into customers' hands," said Boyer. Both the A500 and the A700, a very light jet being developed from the A500 design, will be at AOPA Expo in Long Beach, California October 21-23.
Trying to get to Adam Aircraft, Boyer felt some of the TFR pain being inflicted upon GA pilots; a last-minute Denver-area Presidential TFR forced him to reschedule his business meetings, just as so many AOPA members have had to do in recent months. "This TFR, like so many, was issued less than 24 hours in advance. We continue to try to impress upon the federal government the kind of disruption that causes for people trying to plan their business and personal flying," said Boyer.
More than 425 Denver-area pilots attended the Pilot Town Meeting Tuesday night. "I'm always impressed by the energy and passion of Colorado pilots," said Boyer. "I think the weather and terrain challenges of mountain flying, particularly in non-turbocharged aircraft, appeals to a feisty group."
Congressman Bob Beauprez (R-District 7) addressed the meeting via video . The House aviation subcommittee member said he knew "firsthand the success as well as the importance of general aviation in Colorado." He talked about his pride in the growing and innovative general aviation industry in the state. "Phil, I really enjoy working with you and your organization to help continue improving the general aviation infrastructure. You and your members are truly on the leading edge of the next generation of general aviation." More on Colorado, Arizona Pilot Town Meetings
Photo: Colorado State Sen. Lew Entz, Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, and AOPA President Phil Boyer. Boyer presented Gov. Owens with an AOPA Presidential Citation.
(Update: September 19)
GAO sees little risk to nuclear power plants from GA
Sometimes its what they don't say that's important. Congress's watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), this week presented its "preliminary observations" on efforts to protect nuclear power plants from terrorist attack. The GAO focused on the risk of security breaches and attacks by ground forces. There was limited mention of the slight risk from an airliner hitting a facility; GAO did not question the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) evaluation that an airliner strike presented only a low risk of radiation escaping.
Air Force Link
‘Stop-movement’ order rescinded for bases
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) Base officials at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Keesler AFB, Miss., have reinstated all permanent and temporary travel to their respective bases. Certain people from Eglin AFB, Fla., can begin returning Sept. 18.
Ivan’s wrath
Senior Airman Derrick James repairs a portion of the base’s perimeter fence that was damaged by Hurricane Ivan early Sept. 16.
Jeanne sends ‘Hurricane Hunters' home
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) Air Force Reserve Command's "Hurricane Hunters" are being hunted again. This time “Jeanne” is chasing them out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., and forcing them to return to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
Bombers rotations continue on Guam
HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) Demonstrating once again that bomber forces can be sustained in the Pacific, about 250 Airmen deployed Sept. 10 to 12 from Louisiana to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of a 120-day air and space expeditionary force rotation.
Jumper: Terror threat greater than any other
WASHINGTON (AFPN) The threat of terrorism is greater than any threat this nation has ever faced, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper. And he said he believes today's Airmen are up to the challenge.
War on terror testing, reinforcing Air Force concepts
WASHINGTON (AFPN) The war on terrorism is teaching Air Force leaders important lessons and validating others, said Air Force Secretary Dr. James G. Roche.
AETC commander gives education update
WASHINGTON Right number, right skills, right training and right quality....
WSDOT Aviation Home Page
...Easton State Airport Web Camera Now Online
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Beginning in 2005, the event shifts forward one day (July 25-31) to Monday-through-Sunday format
September 16, 2004 - The world's greatest aviation celebration, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, will begin one day earlier next year under a schedule shift that takes effect with the 2005 event.
Beginning in 2005, EAA AirVenture will operate on a Monday-through-Sunday format, instead of the Tuesday-through-Monday schedule of the past several years. That means EAA AirVenture 2005 will begin on Monday, July 25 and conclude on Sunday, July 31 ... ...
Nemesis NXT Suffers Gear Collapse at Reno...
Amazingly, plane being prepared to fly home on Saturday
September 16, 2004 - An unfortunate incident earlier this week prior to the start of the 41st National Championship Air Races and Air Show at Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada, thwarted the highly anticipated appearance of the Nemesis NXT. Owners Jon and Patricia Sharp had planned to debut their new homebuilt airplane in the Sport Class. The original Nemesis, which dominated Formula 1 racing for many years winning 47 of 51 starts, now hangs in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. That plane made its final flight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2000 ... ...
EAA Efforts Result in Over 600 New Registrations...
September 16, 2004 - Prior to the September 1 deadline, EAA's Aviation Services Department vigorously sought to get unregistered ultralight pilots and instructors to register with EAA. By doing so, they could take advantage of FAA's offer for experience credit when transitioning to sport pilot or instructor certificates in the future. The final tally shows that as a result of the registration drive, 460 new ultralight pilots and 150 new ultralight instructors signed up in the two months preceding the FAA deadline. This is a 530 percent increase over normal activity in pilot registrations, 87 percent for instructors ... ...
'Volunteer Pilot Organization Protection Act' Sails Through House...
September 16, 2004 - The United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly (385-12) passed HR 1084 , a bill backed by EAA Tuesday that would extend "Good Samaritan" protections to nonprofit volunteer pilot organizations and volunteer pilots. The Volunteer Pilot Organization Protection Act of 2004 ensures that vital services, such as donated medical flights for the needy, flights of compassion, humanitarian, and charitable purposes. Charitable organizations conduct more than 30,000 such flights annually ... ...
Ivan Forces VAEAA to Cancel 2004 Fly-In ...
Organizers Expect to Plan For 2005 Event
September 15  - Continuing rain at the Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB) and a forecast dominated by the approaching Hurricane Ivan has prompted the Virginia Council of EAA Chapters to cancel the 2004 Virginia State EAA Fly-In (VAEAA) this weekend (September 18-19) at Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB). This is the second year in a row a hurricane adversely affected the event. Last year, Hurricane Isabel severely curtailed VAEAA’s planned activities and, having learned some hard lessons, fly-in officials decided to pull the plug rather than try to run a potentially unsafe, substandard event ...
FLYER Air Portal - FLYER Diary
1-3: Flying For Fun 2005 , Kemble. What used to be the PFA Rally. Still aims to be the biggest and the best
25-31: EAA Airventure , Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. Note that it starts 'a day earlier' than normal - now runs Mon-Sun, not Tues-Mon.
What should we do about the constant threats to GA from the European Commission?...
Support AOPA...
Withdraw from the EC...
Both of the above...
Yet another Euro threat
AOPA UK has identified yet another threat to General Aviation which may lead to the closing of many smaller airfields....
19/9... Solent Aviation Society Luscombe & Pietenpol Fly-in...
Popham, Hampshire ...
19/9... Vintage Aircraft Club's Vintage & Classic Day...
Turweston, Northamptonshire ...
19/9... PFA NW Strut Fly-in...
Manchester Barton ...
20/9... The Tirpitz Raid...
Lecture Theatre, RAF Museum ...
24/9... 8th Annual Island Air Race 2004...
Alderney Channel Islands ...
Updated: 19/09/2004 18:57:51
Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.
Mircosoft FS2004 (FS9) Will Get A Patch!!!...
We are extremely excited to report that Microsoft just annouced the upcoming FS2004 Update during their presentation at the AVSIM 2004 Conference. It is expected to be available at the end of September or early in October, as some fixes are still being wrapped up, but in the meantime, let us report on some of the features it brings, like all of the 160 missing bridges, new autogen objects for KJFK, enhanced frame rates and product stability as well as increased terrain data support from 76 meter to 19 meter elevation data....
Los Angeles Version 2.0 From SimFlyers...
on Saturday, September 18 @ 05:22:49 PDT (0 reads)...
SimFlyers has just released their totally new Version 2.0 of Los Angeles International (KLAX), which can be had by existing customers for only 9.45 Euros. Among the many exciting features of this big airport are the active docking systems and active jetways at the terminals ! And you also get the entire range of serviceing vehicles swarm around a docking airliner, via the serviceArmada (tm) feature. See screenshots and order the product from simMarket ! ...
Flight Sim Art Contest Announced...
Anonymous writes "Art Contest for PC Flight Simulator Pilots
Whether flight simulators are your business, your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, the San Diego Aerospace Museum and Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures invite you to participate in the first Flight Sim Art Contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of images that can be created using personal computer flight simulator software.
Winning photos will be displayed on the San Diego Aerospace Museum ( and Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures web sites ( and may also appear, with your name, in on-line web magazines, print magazines, and even on TV.
All images must be submitted via e-mail to Your e-mail address will not be divulged to any third party and will only be used for contest related communication.
KLM Freighter Robbed At Johannesburg...
KLM said on Friday it had become a victim of "jumbo jacking" after gunmen robbed a cargo plane at Johannesburg Airport. Police exchanged fire with the robbers during Thursday's raid, but the gunmen escaped. South African media said they had stolen gold and diamonds. With a major car jacking problem where drivers are robbed of their possessions, the South African city is not the safest place on earth but the robbery took crime to a new level. "The group of armed men struck while freight was being unloaded on the ramp," KLM said in a statement.
Imperial War Museum - Home
red arrowGreat Escapes... Great Escapes
Opens 14 Oct 2004. Interactive exhibition featuring extraordinary escape attempts from German POW camps during WW2.

Also see Duxford images of Airshow September 5th by aviation Photographer James van Etten Click here

Note: All pictures are free of copyright an a larger file can be obtained by contacting vanetten at
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
  - Fancy an Adventure in Alaska - ? Your wait will be soon over with the new FSfreeware Alaska Lwm Vtp Scenery enhancements !! Fly over Fjords or a Glaciers - our scenery will offer you the possibility for some real Alaska Adventures !! - - Juneau area is the First package to be delivered by FSfreeware - Package expand much further than just covering the Juneau area only - To have a little Taste of Things to come Click picture above!! All Fsfreeware Alaska enhancements are  based on Fsfreeware - free download for all - Alaska 38.2 m terrain mesh package - Juneau will be released shortly - A Fjord view taken from this Package - simply click the picture above!! .........   and If you are new to Fsfreeware Alaska Terrains Enhancements........... . . . Welcome to Alaska!!  - - - Juneau Lwm Vtp - shortly from Mapserver and Shareware shop!!
More Updated News - regarding FSfreeware imminent Scenery releases - coming Shortly.
- Includes:  Alaska 38.2 - Usa 38.2 - British Columbia 38.2 m Cded - Canada 76.4 m Cded - and rest of the world Srtm 76.4 m  Coverage - - Will now became available from Sat 19 September 04 - - - From FSfreeware Shareware Shop Us $ 74.99 - - and at Discounted price - from the Mapsever - for the Mapserver Members at US $ 59.99.  - - We think this is going to be the biggest ever Addon - produced for the Flight Simulator!
Free Web Space Add Resources X-Plane.Org Store...
Art Contest for X-Plane Pilots
Deadline for entries November 8, 2004
Whether flight simulators are your business, your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, the San Diego Aerospace Museum and Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures invite you to participate in the first Flight Sim Art Contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of images that can be created using personal computer flight simulator software.
Winning photos will be displayed on the San Diego Aerospace Museum ( http:// ) and Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures web sites ( ) and may also appear, with your name, in on-line web magazines, print magazines, and even on TV.
All images must be submitted via e-mail to . Your e-mail address will not be divulged to any third party and will only be used for contest related communication.
The entry deadline for the 2004 contest is 2400UT (Greenwich Mean Time) November 8, 2004. Contest rules are available at
X-Plane Version 7.62
X-Plane Version 7 is coming to an end. Version 8 should be out late next month. You can be assured that the Org will have it first and at the lowest possible price. In the mean time, the Org Store is now offering version 7.62 update CD's . They will be mailed as soon as they go final. Please consider not only helping out the Org but saving yourself the frustration of trying to download 160+ MB update file.
New stuff for version 7.62. Breakaway-thrust simulation: no more slow drift. Cessna 172 handles crosswinds accurately. CHT gauges respond correctly for multi-engine planes. Autopilot tracks the glide slope better. Cockpits not drawn if the "draw internal geometry" boxes are not checked in Plane-Maker
FMD system automatically loads altitudes into the altitude hold... as long as you have the HSI set to FMS/CDU, which is the indication that you want to fly the FMS plan, not the manually-entered values! ...
Plane Crash
September 11, 2004      11:10...
Off Mount Athos, Greece...
Military - Greek Army...
CH-47D Chinook...
Athens - Mount Athos...
17 17...
The helicopter crashed into the Aegean Sea, 5.5 nautical miles off Halkidiki peninsula. Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria , Egypt, spiritual leader of orthodox Christians throughout Africa, killed along with other clergy....
New US Security Screening Rules Take Effect Monday - Things will tighten up a bit more
FAA Says Radio System Failures Won't be Repeated - Hundreds of US west coast flights disrupted...
Controller's Union Says "Harrowing". FAA Says "No Threat" - A slight difference of opinion
EU Demands US Clarify Boeing Subsidies - These could be first volleys in Boeing-Airbus trade war
US Airline Problems May Reach Europe - We've said this may merely accelerate what's to come
United CEO Says US Should Follow EU Merger Example to assure survival of airline industry
Radio Outage in Western US  May Have Had Safety Impact - Five "close calls" reported...
FAA Begins Investigation into why scheduled maintenance wasn't conducted
BA May Drop 1000 Heathrow Flights in 3 Months to help ease congestion 
Delta to Drop 737 Classics as part of updating fleet & increasing efficiency...
Delta's Financial Viability Unsure according to auditor Deloitte & Touche
Is the Airline Industry Still on the Ropes? - Maybe so, according to this article
Familiar With the Orteig Prize? Probably not, but it may be meaningful for the future
Air Marshals Understaffed according to agency head
FAA Radio Outage Grounds US West Coast Flights for 3 hours
US Airways Asks to Skip $110M Pension Payment - Not a good time to be in this industry...
Analysis: Low Cost Airlines Drove US Airways Down - We've been saying for some time this may really be an acceleration of an industry shake-out that would have happened anyway.  Just an opinion.
EU Willing to Cut Airbus Aid but US must cut Boeing assistance, EU not willing to do it unilaterally
US Airways Problems May Create Winners but others may lose: "overcapacity...plaguing the industry"
US Airline in Trouble Industry Wide - And this story rings true, this is a tough time
Military Contractor's Bag Full of Explosives - Looks like he had some neat stuff from Afghanistan.  Just dumb
Monday - Tuesday
US Airways Files for Bankruptcy Again - Second time in two years.  These are tough times. . ....
New Website Explains Restructuring and says " changes to flight operations or customer service programs"...
Delta & United May be Close Behind as the discount airlines take the show
American Airlines "Rebrands", Uses New Ad Line trying to get customers back from no-frill competitors
Technology to be "Salvation" for Airlines according to experts
Four LAX Terminals Evacuated because of a wayward passenger & an exploding flashlight.  All is well - Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by Brokers and Dealers
  Fessler Aviation, Inc....
1979 Cessna 206 for sale
1952 Cessna 195 for sale
1952 Cessna 195... Twin Bonanza D-50 T-BONE for sale
1986 CESSNA U206G for sale
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Eclipse Offers Birdie for Golf
Eclipse Markets Jet Aircraft To Pro Golfers, Wealthy Fans
Eclipse Markets Jet to Golfers
Industrial Engineer
Eclipsing the Past
Eclipse Names New VP of Supply Chain Management ...
ALPA Portal
United MEC Statement on United Airlines Bankruptcy Court Hearing
September 17 -- "In Bankruptcy Court today, we supported a 30-day extension for the Company to propose a workable restructuring plan for United. We expect the Company to take advantage of this grace period to address in a sincere and productive manner the serious issues confronting the pilots.   ...
ALPA Statement on US Airways Bankruptcy Filing
September 13 -- In response to US Airways’ September 12, 2004 statement announcing the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, MEC Chairman Bill Pollock released a statement.   ...
In the September 2004 issue:...
Decision Point
The Truth is Not Enough   ...
Pilots Talking Politics...
Flight Time/Duty Time for Air Cargo...
Alaska Pioneering in Safety   ...
Improving Internal Communications   ...
ALPA's Legacy of Safety   ...
ALPA Engineering and Air Safety   ...
President's Committee for Cargo   ...
ALPA Engineering and Air Safety   ...
ALPA Engineering and Air Safety   ...
U.S. Congressional Races   ...
Flight Time Limits in Europe  
Gliding Magazine | News
The FS-33 Gavilan advanced two-seater, being developed by the Akaflieg (University academic flying group) at Stuttgart, Germany, has advanced.[
Good Timing
September 18 2004
The Soaring Society of America's annual convention from February 10 to 12 at Ontariio, Southern California, is right in the middle of the area's wave season. For more details see this
What They Fly
September 18 2004
The most popular choice of motorglider by members of the Auxiliary-powered Sailplane Association is the DG-400, owned by 24, with the DG-800B/808 in second place with 22.[
Cold Fronts
September 17 2004
Yes, plural. Kees Floor says that a cold front may well manifest itself in more than one form. See
Sailplane & Gliding
September 16 2004
Helen Evans, the Editor of Sailplane & Gliding (S&G) , has sent us a list of the contents of the October-November 2004 issue, which is published in the UK at the end of September.[
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Goleta Air and Space Museum, Home Page
2002 Pt Mugu Airshow 2002 Pt Mugu Airshow
Minuteman III launch, September 15, 2004 A Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base to the Reagan Test Range at Kwajalein Atoll very shortly after the beginning of the launch window at 1:01 A.M. on Wednesday, September 15.
September 17 -- Pictures from September 10 Springfield Air Rendezvous
     Preview Day
      Sept. 11 & 12 airshow pic will be posted by Sept. 22....
September 19 - 1941 --The Commonwealth CA-5 Woomera, a 2e attack design, flew for the first time in
        Australia. It did not enter mass production.
September 20 -  1944 -- The last Douglas A-20 Havoc (an A-20K) rolled off the Douglas production line.
        It was replaced slowly by the larger A-26 Invader.
September 21 - 1956 -- During armament testing, a Grumman F11F-1F Tiger, flown by Tom Attridge,
        shot itself down by flying into 20mm cannon shells it had fired seconds before.
September 22 - 1939 -- Kampfgeschwader 30 (KG 30) was formed on this day. "So what?" you may
        query. This was the unit that introduced the soon-to-be ubiquitous Junkers Ju-88 to combat.
September 23 - 1913 -- Roland Garros who, not many years later would make an even greater name
        for himself as an ace in World War I, became the first pilot to transit the Mediterranean by air: in
        a Morane-Saulnier monplane, from Sant-Raphael, France to Bizerte, Tunisia.
September 24 - 1920 -- Richard Ira Bong, future top scoring US ace of World War II (40 kills),
        was born in Superior, Wisconsin.
September 25 - 1950 -- The aircraft carrier CV-34 USS Oriskany was commissioned.
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
- Air Algerie 737-200 crash report blames human & technical error.
13 Sep 2004 - 737 List price now $44-$74 million.
12 Sep 2004 - 737MMA Production modification details.
Boeing 737 News Reports
14 Sep 2004 - Algeria air crash due to human, technical error
ALGIERS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Human and technical error caused an Air Algerie Boeing 737 to crash in the Sahara desert last year killing 102 people, an official inquiry into Algeria's worst air disaster showed on Tuesday.
The state-owned plane had been heading for Algiers on the Mediterranean coast when it crashed near Tamanrasset, 1,920 km (1,200 miles) from the capital in the far south of the country last March. Some French nationals were among the dead.
"There are three key reasons behind the crash - losing the engine during takeoff, failure of the wheels to fold in, and the pilot being unaware of engine problems (before takeoff)," Hasane Afane, head of the government commission, told a news conference.
He gave no explanation as to why the left engine fell off, nor why the wheels did not fold back into the Boeing body, but Afane said the pilot failed to check the engines prior to departure.
The commission called for more training for Algerian pilots, particularly on emergency situations. It said French and U.S. experts were also involved in the investigation.
Initially, the commission believed the crash was due to an engine glitch.
13 Sep 2004 - Boeing Hikes 737 Prices
Boeing Co. has raised catalogue prices on its aircraft by 7% to reflect inflation. The list prices, last updated in 2002, are a guide for industry analysts, the media, and the public to use as estimates for order values. Airlines usually don't pay list prices. The new price for Chicago-based Boeing's 737, its most popular plane, is $44-$74 million; depending on maximum range and number of seats, up from $41-$68.5 million in 2002. "The increase was just producer price inflation, and it's consistent with what others in the industry have done," says spokesman Todd Blecher. 
Wings around the World
Along with actor Sir John Mills, Polly will be officially opening the Biggin Hill Air Show on Saturday 18 September.
 So if you haven't had the chance yet to see Polly and her Piper Dakota, why not go along to Biggin Hill on Saturday.
Polly recently had the honour of being invited to be a member of The Air Squadron and as a new member, together with husband Peter, she flew to St. Omer in northern France last Saturday. Polly was a guest at the unveiling ceremony of the memorial to airmen who were stationed at St.Omer during the first World War, but sadly lost their lives in that conflict.
The Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew a perfectly timed fly past over the memorial. Coincidently it was flown by Sqn. Ldr. Al Pinner, the pilot who flew the Harrier jump jet at Polly's departure and return from her first flight around the world in 2001, as well as the Hurricane at Polly's departure on her second circumnavigation in May 2003.
Three Nanchang CJ-6A's across Australia
Duxford - Sywell (by car) -- 25 September 2004 - 16:00 ...
 Sywell - Duxford -- 26 September 2004 - 18:00 ...
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
NATS handles more flights than ever before...
NATS handles more flights than ever before National Air Traffic Services handled 200,162 flights in August, breaking the 200,000 barrier for the second consecutive month and beating by 4.2 per cent the previous August ...
East Midlands airspace changes postponed...
East Midlands airspace changes postponed The implementation of proposed airspace changes in the East Midlands area, which were approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in August, have been postponed at the request ...
Amateur weatherman Bill Foggitt dies...
Amateur weatherman Bill Foggitt dies Bill Foggitt, the amateur weatherman, has died aged 91. His family had been studying the weather since 1830 and he took over the mantle in the late late '60s. Foggitt's ...
Missing aircraft cabin door located...
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has advised that the door that fell from a Raytheon Beechcraft King Air B300 aircraft on 7 September has been located (see previous ...
GPS indicated car was doing '30,000 mph'...LAMBORGHINI??
GPS indicated car was doing '30,000 mph' The trial this week of a suspected murderer in the US is hinging on GPS tracking of his car. During pre-trial hearings, defence lawyers attempted to keep GPS testimony out of ...
AirCell News
AirCell's Iridium satellite network products - the AST 3500 and ST 3100 airborne telecommunication systems, and the new ST 3120 transceiver for MagnaStar operators - are now flying in a wide variety of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft from the world's leading manufacturers.
Press Releases by ARINC
ARINC and Telenor Complete Successful Ground Testing of In-Flight GSM Mobile Phone System —September 16, 2004
International Passengers Want Mobile Phones in Flight, Research by ARINC and Telenor Shows —September 13, 2004
Aviation Today - First Choice of Aviation Insiders Worldwide
Jet Departs, Leaving A Trail of Fuel Vapor
A case of 'inspectus interruptus'? Investigators are digging deeper into a June 10 incident in which a British Airways (BA) B777-200ER (extended range), leaking fuel in a dangerous trail of vapor, made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport. Details are contained in a recent bulletin issued by the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). ...
Growing Pains Revealed in Audit Of Air Marshal Program
7 Percent Hike in Boeing List Prices Keeps Pace with Value Recovery
Bombardier Aerospace
...Bombardier Aerospace Maintains Regional Jet Delivery Schedule ...
The so called "POD" under one of the 9-11 aircraft is the main landing gear
enclosure that bulges out from the fuselage at the wing junctures.
The in "Plane Sight" is a a ruse.
This enclosure is typical of many aircraft manufactures.
See the appended photo.
. . . and yes, Mr. Attorney General, do show the tapes!
Thank you
Raymond-Paul Moats
Aviation Artist


Gate V aircraft maintenance GmbH & Air Radio Service GmbH
Honeywell TFE 731 Operators Briefing
On September 09, 2004 an operators briefing about the Honeywell TFE 731 engine was held in the classroom of Gate V aircraft maintenance. Fourteen pilots and engineers from Austria, Norway and Sweden attended this briefing.
The course of instruction was held by Mr. Burnell Rundall/Pilot Advisor/Honeywell and by Mr. Lothar Heuss/Customer Support Program Manager/Honeywell. Many interesting hints and news about the operation and maintenance of the TFE 731 engine were presented to the audience.
During the brakes, the attendees had the chance to share their experiences and to discuss related matters with the Honeywell representatives.
At the end of the operators briefing, Mr. Stefan Wenger thanked the lecturers for their interesting remarks. He also expressed his wish, to host this event at Gate V aircraft maintenance in the future again on a regular basis.
Gulfstream : News and Events
In-service G550 Fleet Accumulates More Than 7,600 Flight Hours in First Year
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today celebrates the first anniversary of the entry into service of its large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550 business-jet aircraft...
09/14/2004... Gulfstream G200 is Well Received by European Business-Jet Customers...
Matsushita Avionics Systems
...As the leading provider of innovative in-flight experiences, Matsushita Avionics Systems Corporation is excited to be exhibiting at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) Annual conference in Seattle, Washington, USA, September 21 – 24, 2004.
Aviation Events by
...Compton/Woodley Air Fair... Alondra Blvd
CA... Contact CBAA or Airport Mgr
by Phone: 310-631-8140 ...
California Pilots Assc annual membership meeting... 835 Dune St
El Segundo
CA... Contact Jack Kenton or Lynnette Downey
by Email: cpa@cal or by Phone: 800-319-5286 ...
California Pilots Assoc annual membership meeting... AirFlite FBO -- off the end of Wardlow Street.... Contact Lynnette Downey or Jack Kenton
by Email: or by Phone: 800-319-5286
...Rockwell Collins to Webcast Presentation at Banc of America Securities Conference on September 20, 2004
Rockwell Collins selected for AMF JTRS as part of Boeing team
Aviationweb deja vu
...KLS Citation PH-CTF was photographed on May 27, 1992 at Groningen Airport Eelde. The Cessna 500 was the standard jettrainer operated by the KLM Luchtvaart School and its predecessor the Rijks Luchtvaart School in the period 1972-1997. The RLS operated 7 of these jets. PH-CTF was registered on August 8, 1974. In May 1995 the PH-CTF was sold to Uniwest Air at Lelystad. In May 1997 the PH-CTF was sold in the USA as N192AB....
Schweizer 330 PH-HHA was photographed on May 5, 1996 at the Heli-Holland heliport in Emmer-Erfscheidenveen near Emmen. To join in the 1990 U.S.Army NTH competition for the TH-55 replacement, Schweizer developed the 269D out of the 269 basic design. The 269D uses the 269 airframe has an enlarged cabin and is powered by a Allison 250 turboshaft engine. The 269D is marketed as Model 330....
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtmacht / Royal Dutch Airforce operated 3 versions of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: the F-104G; TF-104G and RF-104G. FIAT built Lockheed F-104G Starfighter D-6654 of the 323 sqdn of the Royal Netherlands Air Force was photographed on October 8, 1979 waiting with 3 sisterships for the take-off at Leeuwarden AFB....
Boeing 737-247 B-12001 operated by the Fuerza Aèrea Mexicana, 8 Grupo Aereo was a pleasant visitor at Brussels. This in 1969 built Boeing was on finals when it was photographed on May 15, 1998. This 737 was operated by the Mexican Air Force from June 27, 1980 until it was written off on May 10, 1999 after a crash landing at Loma Bonita (Mexico)....
Reno Air Racing Association - 2004 Event Overview
...2004 air races
Bellanca, Citabria, Bellanca-Champion Club Official Site
craig...Our East Coast Fly-In is October 1-3 at Pottstown, PA (N47)
Cfor over 16 years, these classifieds help our members sell and find their planes and parts. [Updated September 14, 2004]
Bellanca-Champion Club Events
...Vintage Aircraft Type Club Tent,   July 25-31*.
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
NOSE-TO-NOSE – Seventy TH-67 Creeks fit nose-to-nose in a hangar at Cairns Army Airfield, Fort Rucker, Ala., in anticipation of Hurricane Ivan's arrival. Some of Fort Rucker's aircraft were stowed at airfields around post, including 175 TH-67s, while the rest of Rucker's modern helicopter fleet were relocated Sept. 14 to Fort Stewart, Ga., which is outside the hurricane's path. U.S. Army photo...
President: U. S. 'Staying on the Offensive'...
WASHINGTON – Three years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States is still on the offensive to confront terrorist threats to the country, President Bush told radio listeners today during his weekly address.   Story...
Operations to Halt Insurgency Continue in Iraq...
WASHINGTON – A U.S. Marine was killed Sept. 17 and three U.S. soldiers wounded today as violence continues in Iraq.    Story...
U.S. Military Presence in Guam May Increase...
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – With President Bush dubbing the 21st century "the Pacific century," Guam is expected to become increasingly important to U.S. military operations, officials told visiting civilian leaders Sept. 17.  Story...
Civilian Leaders Learn About Marine, Coast Guard Capabilities...
U.S. Army Timeline of Terrorism...
Myers' Birthday Wishes ...
Over the last 57 years, the Air Force has changed dramatically, employing new technology and responding to a changing world. Today, ... the US Air Force is performing all of its missions superbly, from patrolling the skies
of America, airlifting supplies to Afghanistan and fighting in Iraq.
Troops Assist Afghan Elections...
WASHINGTON – Army 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers will assist with security efforts for Afghanistan's
Oct. 9 presidential elections. Story...
Sergeant Helps Wounded Troops...
Why I Serve - Army Staff Sgt. Heather Martin FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - "I enjoyed the camaraderie, the discipline, the interaction between soldiers," said Army Staff Sgt. Heather Martin.  
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Rosebud's WWI and Early Aviation Image Archive
...The collection currently contains 2946 images
Goleta Air and Space Museum, New Displays
New September 15: Minuteman III launch, September 15, 2004
Minuteman III launch, September 15, 2004 A Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base to the Reagan Test Range at Kwajalein Atoll very shortly after the beginning of the launch window at 1:01 A.M. on Wednesday, September 15....
New September 12: 2002 Pt Mugu Airshow, April 20, 2002
2002 Pt Mugu Airshow Retrospective of the 2002 Point Mugu Air Show , which was held on April 19 and 20, 2002. It featured the aircraft of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-30. The next Pt. Mugu Airshow will be held on September 18 and 19.
AIRLINERS.NET - Fly The Net! Anyone Can Surf.
AIRLINERS.NET - Fly The Net! Anyone Can Surf....
By Miguel Nobrega -Madeira spotters
YV CRJ-200 To Make Crash Landing In BOI...
Caption This Photo...
Did UAL Sell 3 Of Their 777s?...
747 Fire This Morning At Marana....
Bunch Of Old Airport Pics (US Only)...
HA To Apply For Shanghai - HNL...
Braniff Concorde?...
With union deal, Alitalia takes brave look ahead
Albuquerque Soaring Club Webpage
That day was every Moriarty glider pilot's dream day for soaring the Sangres into Colorado and back.  Read the latest post by Bob Thompson (Durango) in the ASA forum for a really great writeup of the day (look for subject: Fabulous fall flying in Colorado).  Also check our photo section for pictures taken by UI on the way to and from Wheeler Peak - 9/17/04...
Next club membership meeting September 29
Stay tuned for details...   9/13/04...
OLC kilometers exceed 150,000
Moriarty pilots have flown a total of just over 150,000 kilometers this year.  That's almost 4 times around the circumference of the earth! The total score places "Albuquerque Soaring" in the #4 standing in the world as of today - 9/13/04
EAA Sport Pilot Magazine and Sport Pilot Information
September 16, 2004 - Prior to the September 1 deadline, EAA's Aviation Services Department vigorously sought to get unregistered ultralight pilots and instructors to register with EAA. By doing so, they could take advantage of FAA’s offer for experience credit when transitioning to or instructor certificates in the future. The final tally shows that as a result of the registration drive, 460 new ultralight pilots and 150 new ultralight instructors signed up in the two months preceding the FAA deadline. This is a 530 percent increase over normal activity in pilot registrations, 87 percent for instructors.
September 14, 2004 - Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) can acquire important information regarding their crucial roles in the new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) community by attending a two-day symposium October 29-30, to be held at the Sebring (Florida) Sport Pilot Expo , hosted by the National Association of Flight Instructors. The NAFI Sport Pilot Symposium will give CFIs a comprehensive introduction to SP/LSA, as well as how the new regulations can benefit them and their businesses.
September 14, 2004 - FAA's Direct User Access Terminal Service, better known to pilots as DUATS, is available to sport pilots operating under the privileges of the new sport pilot/light-sport rule, according to Martin Weaver, manager of the FAA's Light-Sport Aviation Branch. DUATS is a free, FAA-sponsored weather information and plight-planning service for pilots, dispatchers and others authorized by the FAA. DUATS provides weather and flight planning services for the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
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fF/A-18s deploy to Meiringen Air Base , Switzerland, September 2004.  




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