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Sun Sep 26 2004
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Mikoyan's Piston-Engined Fighters
By Yefim Gordon and Keith Dexter
128 pages, Paperback
Specialty Press, Published 2004
The latest title in the Red Star series, this book details the long line of piston fighters produced by the Mikoyan design bureau, from the MiG-1 all the way to the unusual piston/turbojet powered I-250(N).
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
Where do they stand on GA? Presidential candidates share their views in an AOPA Pilot exclusive Click to read article
One reason why AOPA is such an effective political force is the power of our more than 400,000 members. Politicians know that AOPA members vote in much greater numbers than the average citizen.
To help you decide how to use your vote, AOPA Pilot magazine questioned both presidential candidates on a wide range of topics that affect general aviation pilots, from protecting airports to funding the air traffic control system to general aviation security. This exclusive coverage is in the October issue, arriving in mailboxes this week.
"Whoever is sitting in the White House next year will have a strong influence on decisions that will greatly affect general aviation," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "These will range from the appointment of an FAA administrator to whether the air traffic control system is a government or private service.
"Out on the campaign trail, the candidates are discussing broad issues of foreign and domestic policy. Those are vitally important, but also we want pilots to know where they stand on GA."
Both candidates came out strong in support of GA airports.
"General aviation is an important part of our economy, and continued investment in civilian airports is central to our economic growth," said Republican candidate President George W. Bush.
Democratic candidate Sen. John F. Kerry said, "I believe that general aviation airports are an integral part of the national airport system. Increased domestic security is now a fact of life, but I think that the government has a responsibility to see that the effect on businesses and individuals is minimized." More on answers on GA from Bush and Kerry
(September 24)
AOPA raises concerns over TSA "alien training" rule
After a comprehensive review, AOPA is raising concerns that the Transportation Security Administration's "alien training" rule may hit every U.S. pilot, flight instructor, and flight school. Unless TSA clarifies that U.S. citizens are exempt, AOPA believes the rule could be interpreted to mean that, starting next month, they would not be able to complete flight training — including flight reviews — without first going through some type of TSA check.
"That clearly was not the intent of Congress," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "We worked with lawmakers as they were drafting 'Vision 100,' the FAA reauthorization act, to make sure TSA focused on the problem — foreign terrorists attempting to get flight training in the United States."
But after a careful parsing of the rule's language by AOPA's legal and regulatory staff, the association has determined the potential impact is significant.
AOPA expressed its concerns over the new rule during a weekly transportation security teleconference with TSA officials on Thursday and in numerous discussions with TSA policy staff.
TSA Administrator Adm. David Stone assured AOPA that the agency's intent was to vet foreign nationals, not U.S. citizens, applying for flight training. He said the agency does not want to harm the industry, and he has directed his staff to work with AOPA.
"We accept in good faith Adm. Stone's representation of the intent of the rule," said Boyer. "But we also have long experience in dealing with federal regulations. We know that at some point, the most restrictive interpretation permitted by the letter of the rule will likely be applied.
"It is absolutely essential that TSA clarify, in writing, that this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens," said Boyer. More on the alien flight training rule
(September 23)
New York congressman agrees not to target GA after meeting with Boyer
New York Congressman Anthony Weiner won't be targeting fixed-wing general aviation with security legislation. AOPA President Phil Boyer and Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jon Hixson had a substantive discussion with Weiner Wednesday afternoon to explain GA security and reiterate AOPA members' opposition to his current security bill.
Air Force Link
Air Force issues ‘stop movement’ for Patrick, Cape Canaveral
Air Force officials have issued a “stop-movement’ order for people permanently moving to or transiting Patrick Air Force Base or Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla., based on the probability that Hurricane Jeanne will affect the area.
Political activity rules basically same for active-duty, reserve
Citizen Airmen serving in the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve follow the same rules governing political activity as their active-duty compatriots.
Pax terminal gets Airmen where they need to be
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) Long hours spent working in temperatures hovering around 100 degrees has made a trip home one of the sweetest ideas for Airmen in Southwest Asia. However, many troops face delays and hang-ups that would frustrate the most patient traveler. Fortunately, the “Mighty 8th” is ready to help.
Number of officers receiving command pay reduced
Command Responsibility Pay now received by some field-grade officers in command positions will end in October.
Rimes with Ramstein
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) LeAnn Rimes signs autographs for 86th Maintenance Squadron Airmen.
U.S. military supports South African trade show
WATERKLOOF AIR FORCE BASE, South Africa (AFPN) U.S. military equipment and Airmen from the New York Air National Guard are here for the Aerospace Exhibition.
Gotta fix ‘em before you fly ‘em
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) Nestled in a small, nondescript building among a dozen aircraft revetments here, the 353rd Maintenance Squadron’s consolidated tool kit section hums with activity around the clock....
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Aluminum Overcast Back in Oshkosh
September 24, 2004 - After spending nearly five months in California following its landing-gear incident, EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast returned home late Friday afternoon, where it will undergo further restoration. The vintage WWII bomber departed Van Nuys, California, on September 23, and flew to El Paso, Texas, for an overnight stay. Friday morning’s six-hour ferry flight time included a fuel stop at Wichita, Kansas. Pilots Sam Bass and Bob Davis are in the cockpit, with Gerard Putzer and Ted Mosman of the EAA aircraft maintenance staff also on board ... ...
EAA Reviewing New TSA Flight Training Security Document...
September 24, 2004 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its new pilot candidate security background check requirements on Monday, September 20, 2004. The new requirements are in response to the mandates of Public Law 108-176, called "Vision 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act." In Vision 100, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) takes over responsibility for managing this aviation security background check from the Department of Justice. EAA is reviewing the new rule (49 CFR Part 1552) to determine how all the new training categories will affect all of our members. While conducting this review, EAA felt it critical to provide our members with a outline on the new rule and it's effect on all pilots ... ...
32nd Annual Copperstate EAA Regional Fly-In is October 7-10...
September 23, 2004 - The last regional fly-in of the 2004 flying season, the Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-In, is getting ready for its 32nd annual event, to be held October 7-10, at the at the Phoenix Regional Airport between Maricopa and Casa Grande. The Arizona Council of EAA Chapters have prepared a full slate of activities, including air shows at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon Sunday; forums and workshops scheduled all three days; a special Family Day on Sunday; more than 500 aircraft on display including homebuilts, vintage, military, ultralights and light-sport aircraft; and more ... ...
EAA Director Scores Win at Reno...
September 23, 2004 - EAA Director Fred Telling took first place in the T-6 Silver Class at last weekend's Reno National Championship Air Races held at Stead Field.
Telling flew Baby Boomer an average speed of 217.320 mph to finish ahead of Bud Granley in "Lickety Split," 212.925 mph. Read more for the other class winners....
Sport Pilot is Extravaganza's Primary Topic...
September 23, 2004 - Hundreds of powered parachute enthusiasts from across the nation descended on Columbus, Kansas, for the annual Powrachute Extravaganza, September 16-19, and sport pilot and light sport-aircraft was the most common discussion subject. At its tent EAA answered questions nonstop over the event, and in the "big top" EAA's Scott Spangler, Katrina Bradshaw, Bob Warner, and Earl Downs led forums, as did many others, including the FAA's Larry Clymer and John and Martha King, who became powered parachute instructors earlier this year ... ...
Lucky EAAers Anticipate Being a Part of Historic SpaceShipOne Flight...
September 22, 2004 - Attending EAA AirVenture 2004 was an especially smart move for seven EAA members, who next week will watch their EAA membership cards be part of the historic flight of SpaceShipOne, as the homebuilt spacecraft makes its attempt to capture the $10 million Ansari X Prize. The seven people were chosen from among the thousands of EAA members who entered the drawing at EAA Member Village during AirVenture 2004. On Sept. 29, the seven membership cards will be aboard the first scheduled Ansari X Prize flight into to suborbital space that launches from Mojave Airport in Southern California ...

Van Etten Duxford photo Portfolio
FLYER Air Portal - FLYER Diary
27: European Computer Flight Simulation Show , Solihull. Venue: Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull, nr Birmingham. The place to go to see the latest and greatest of this fascinating technology, including photographic scenery for VFR flying Bob Sidwick 0117 971 5000
29: CAA GA Safety Evening , Southampton. Passenger Terminal Mark Gibb 023 8062 7376
1: CAA GA Safety Evening , Brize Norton. Flt Lt Jez Lewry 01993 896133
6: CAA GA Safety Evening , Wyton. Neville Parton 01480 52451x8999
7: CAA GA Safety Evening , Norwich. Norwich Airport Terminal Peter Harris 01603 410866
January 2005
10: CAA GA Safety Evening , Lydd. Restaurant Roy Panniers 01797 320734
11: CAA GA Safety Evening , Stapleford. Restaurant Penny Hodges 01708 688380
13: CAA GA Safety Evening , Fenland. Restaurant Lee Haunch 01406 540461
18: CAA GA Safety Evening , Belfast. Civil Service Club, Stormont Ken Crompton 02891 813327
19: CAA GA Safety Evening , Eglinton. Aerodrome Terminal Robert Forbes 02871 382310
27: CAA GA Safety Evening , Netherthorpe. Restaurant Bruce Evans 01909 532413
February 2005
7: CAA GA Safety Evening , Isle of Man. Airport Terminal Rob Marshall 01624 821604
10: CAA GA Safety Evening , Enstone. Enstone Flying Club Paul Fowler 01608 678204
March 2005
2: CAA GA Safety Evening , Perth. Stormont Hall, Perth Airport Roger Young 01738 553357
3: CAA GA Safety Evening , Newcastle. Newcastle Aero Club Lounge John Corlett 0191 2861321
8: CAA GA Safety Evening , Sleap. Craig Padfield 01939 232882
9: CAA GA Safety Evening , Swansea. Gower Flying Club David Jones 01792 204063
10: CAA GA Safety Evening , Bristol. Bristol & Wessex Flying Club Denis Skidmore 01275 472514
Security checks for US bound pilots
Pilots travelling to the US to fly aircraft will have to undergo security checks imposed by the US Transport Security Administration. The new rule comes into effect almost immediately....
28/9... RAeS Yeovilton Branch Lecture: The de Havilland Sea Vixen,...
Yeovilton ...
2/10... Microlight Fly-in...
Kemble, Gloucestershire. ...
Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.
VATSIM Announces New Software...
Richard Jenkins of VATSIM reports: "....VATSIM is proud to announce that it has come to an agreement with Flight Sim French Development Team (FSFDT) to provide the pilot client FSInn for the VATSIM network. Currently, the client has completed alpha testing and is in code review, afterwards it will begin a closed beta test on the network. For all the details about FSInn and other software such as FSCopilot, please visit ...
Visit Paris In FS2004...
Jacques Sylvain of Airsim has targeted the wonderful city of Paris, France, to make it more of a tourist place for you to vist. He has meticulously reproduced many of the famous landmarks of the city such as the bridges over the river Seine, the many historic buildings, the island in the river, the large avenues, and more. You will now even see barges float up and down the river and find the TGV (the high speed trains) in the stations! There are many screenshots available for you to study, prior to puchasing this title from simMarket here !
Singapore Airlines Cuts Jobs At Info-Tech Unit...
Singapore Airlines said on Friday it would cut 130 staff at its information technology operations, capping a week of lay-offs at the world's second most valuable airline. The 130 staff can either join an independent company which will take over the IT operation or leave state-controlled Singapore Airlines, an airline official said. Earlier this week, the airlines said it will lay off about 70 people at its finance division. A total of 108 staff were cut and another 1,064 jobs were to be outsourced at its 85 percent owned baggage handling and catering arm, Singapore Airport Terminal Services.
Singapore Airlines, which posted a better-than-expected profit of SGD$259 million (USD$153.3 million) for the first quarter, expects about SGD$10 million (USD$5.9 million) in one-off costs arising from the job cuts at its information technology arm but said the yearly cost savings would amount to SGD$15 million (USD$8.9 million) starting next year. Earlier this year, chief executive officer Chew Choon Seng said the company would have to cut costs by up to 20 percent or up to about SGD$1.6 billion to achieve a target of 8 percent return on capital employed....
Lufthansa Cancels Flights After Computer Fault...
Lufthansa had to cancel 33 European flights, and services across its global network were delayed, following a computer fault in its check-in system on Thursday, the airline said. The company's Star Alliance partners, Britain's bmi, Poland's LOT and Austrian Airlines were also affected by the problem with the Unisys computer system, Star said. The flight cancellations affected about 3,000 passengers, while short-haul and long-haul departures were delayed by up to two hours, Lufthansa said. Some freight normally carried by plane had to be transported by truck. Lufthansa said the check-in system was up and running again by 1030 GMT, but added that delays were continuing. The airline said it hoped services would return to normal on Thursday. "Lufthansa regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers," the airline said. "The (services) should go back to normal again during the course of the day." At Berlin's Tegel Airport there were delays as check-in staff had to hand-write tickets and tell passengers there was no assigned seating. At Munich Airport people were scrambling for seats, with elderly people being pushed aside as they tried to get to the front of the queue. A Lufthansa check-in agent said the problem was not caused by a virus but by the launch of a new computer program overnight which brought the system down.
Imperial War Museum - Home
As bombs rained down on London in 1940, Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet met in The Cabinet War Rooms. Today visitors can see it just as it looked during the war years. The Churchill Museum, an exciting new project, will be the first national museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill....
HMS Belfast... HMS ...
Come and see what it was like to be a Battle of Britain Pilot...
 at Gates open: 8.00am; Flying Display: 1.30pm - 4.30pm approx.
Location: IWM Duxford
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
FSfreeware Releases North Americans Terrains DVD Edition 2004 - With Fsfreeware about to Carve the North American Continent with High Resolutions Terrains - as Never seen Before - - We are pleased to Announce the DVD North American Edition 2004. We have Decided to Concentrate into North American High Resolution terrains of 38.2 m and 19.2 for Canada and Unites States trough the next year to come - and we expect some of the most Detailed Terrains Ever seen approaching our way - for both Canada and Usa - built upon the FSfreeware High Quality existing North American Continent Terrains -  High Quality and extremely High Detailed terrains are essential and a guarantee ingredient of this project to all our customers and supporters. All Mesh Areas produced by FSfreeware are designed to work toghether providing an unique and continuos coverage - - . We have Split the Project into Two parts:  United States and Canada. The Edition 2004 - therefore is composed by TWO Dvd's.   - - -  Usa Dvd Size: 3,46 GB  - - Canada Dvd Size: 2,40 GB - - Now Avaialble from FSfreeware - - and Shortly from Mapserver at Discounted prize for all Mapserver members who wish North American Terrains on Dvd....
FSfreeware Announce - Alpina Pack 1  -  Western Alpine Regions Hydrography - - After the addition of Srtm and Level 1 Based Terrain mesh - many terrain features as roads - lakes - rivers have been left displaced - coastlines - water polygons - mismatching the new Srtm Terrains. Alpina 1 - is the first step to fix those problems - The Alpina 1 package concentrate on River and Lakes - of the Western Alps - approximately about 150 to 200 lines need to be completely redrawed - following the New srtm terrains terrain shapes - Click picture above to ceck it out!! - - The Alpina 1 - - will than be followed by : Alpina 2 (central Alps) and Alpina 3 Eastern Alps - to finally fix the Alpine Hydrography - with possible further editions and enhancements to these packages in the future.  - - Alpina 1 is Scheduled to be delivered end of september or into the first week of October....
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Coming Soon At FSfreeware:  Terrains 19.2 m Usa (upload starting next few days) - - Greece Landclass Version 2 - - - Prince William Sound and Columbia Glacier - Alaska - Lwm Vtp Scenery  - - - -  - - -  Package 1 of 3 - Alpine Hydrography  1 -  The Western Alps (hydrography update to fit Srtm Terrains).  - - - Became a Mapserver Members - where you will get The best Value on the Web for Terrains based Scenery !!...
FSfreeware DVD - Edition 2004 - -  Coverage Terrain Mesh
Aviation Safety the monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention.
Dry Tanking
Running your tanks bone dry and topping them off is the only way to know how much gas is really aboard. The results may surprise you.
Circle To IPC
The FAA’s new Practical Test Standards will require a circling approach during an Instrument Proficiency Check. Here’s what you need to know.
Surviving An Interception
With temporary flight restrictions popping up like summer thunderstorms, the chances of inadvertently straying into one and being intercepted are greater than ever. Here’s what you need to know, just in case.
Avionics 401
TFRs are not part of your Garmin 430/530 data base. But they can be. Here’s how to enter them.
Touch And Goes?
Most of us do them to sharpen our landings. But are they worth the risk? Here’s what you need to know about touch-and-go landings.
Handheld IFR?
It’s tough enough to shoot an IFR approach without the proper equipment aboard.
Ever wonder what happens when a big plane flies into a THICK concrete wall?
Click here and see: F4 vs Nuclear Wall
US Airways Threatens 23% Pay Cuts while under bankruptcy protection
Boeing Believes Airline Recovery is a Bit Slow - Airbus seems to think it's happening faster
United Considers Ending Pension Plans "best option".  Unions don't quite agree
Boeing Can't Ignore Large Airplane Market - Says Airbus.  They say it's here, must be addressed
Airlines Still in Trouble - Well, it's a sign of the times
US Security Screeners Miss Weapons & Explosives according to report
TSA to Demand Passenger Name Records (PNR) in 40 Days but they're learning to ask nicely...
If the PNR has an acronym, it's become part of our reality....
Heathrow Strike May Hit Weekend Operations as refueling crews prepare to walk
Two Survive Small Plane Crash in Montana.  They were initially reported among 5 dead
US Airways Seeks Deeper Cuts $1.9B rather than the original $1.5B proposed
US Airways Asks Pilots for More Concessions Less pay, more flight hours
And Delta Seeks $1B in Pilot Concessions - Hey kids, still want to be a pilot?
Coat Removal May be Required at Security Feds won't say why, just may have to do it
Careful of Water on Airplanes "We take fecal contamination seriously" EPA says
US Government to Demand June Passenger Lists to test new terrorist identification system
Cat Stevens on Watch List - Flight Diverted Former pop singer has said a few things . . .
13% of Airliner Water Unsafe, Says EPA - Simple lesson: CARRY YOUR OWN WATER!
Are You an Airline Investor? Some folks call you stupid.  (Wash Post article, FREE registration required)...
Well, we believe there IS a future in air transportation.  You just have to be good/lucky enough to pick the right airline(s)
Delta Likely to Lose DFW Gates - Which is no small problem.  May be the beginning of the end
Lan Airlines (aka Lan Chile) Doing Well - Looks like some markets are expanding.  Good for us all
EU Backs Away From Manufacturer Subsidy Talks - EU sees "considerable shortcomings" in US position
Are Airline Pension Funds Always 100% for Employees? - Maybe not, according to this article
US Airways Loses Financing on Regional Jets - This is serious, a blow to restructuring plans
Sky Marshals Will Start in Japan Police give no date for start
While US Sky Marshal Program Has It's Problems - Employee complaints & a few questionable employees
Iraqi Airways Begins International Flights after 14 years. Welcome back!
White House May Cut FAA Funding by 12.6% and controllers say there is a safety issue
Alitalia & Flight Attendants Agree on Cuts - 900 less cabin crew may help 2005 airline privatization
Aircraft for sale at - Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by Brokers, Dealers, and Individuals
1995 Piper Malibu Mirage for sale
1995 Piper Malibu Mirage...
1974 DC10-30 for sale
Aircraft will enter operation with United Express by mid-October
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
AIAA Honors Eclipse Aviation's Vern Raburn
South Bend Tribune
Flight of Fancy
Is the State's Tech Boom a Bust?...
Vern Raburn to speak at annual Forbes CEO Forum
AIAA Honors Eclipse Aviation President and CEO
Eclipse hires Vice President of Supply Chain Management...
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Here's an interesting video.  This was sent to us by a friend
and patriot who has been involved in the intelligence business.
I'm positive he knows exactly what he's seeing.
Subject: South tower showing a laser tracking beam before plane crashes.

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You've got to see this.
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United MEC Statement on United’s “Informational Brief” Regarding Its Pension Plans
September 23 -- "Today, United filed in bankruptcy court a 107-page so-called “Informational Brief” regarding its pension plans. But no amount of self-serving sugar-coating by the Company’s lawyers can mask the plain fact that if United follows through on its repeated threat to terminate the pilots’ pension plan, the immediate impact on thousands of individual retired and active pilots will be devastating."   ...
ALPA Fights Guilford Transportation’s Union-Busting Actions at Pan Am
September 23 -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) on Sept. 20 obtained a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court, requiring Pan American Airways (Pan Am) and its controlling affiliate Guilford Transportation Industries (Guilford) to maintain the operations of Pan Am and its relationship with ALPA, in the face of management’s efforts to transfer both flying and aircraft from unionized Pan Am to its non-union subsidiary, Boston-Maine Airways (Boston-Maine).   ...
Industry-Wide Coordination Could Reveal Key Airline Safety Issues
September 23 -- Capt. Duane E. Woerth, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued a statement upon speaking at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) First Annual International Aviation Safety Forum in Chantilly, Va.   ...
Negotiations Resume between US Airways Pilots and Management
September 22 -- The US Airways pilots’ governing body, the Master Executive Council (MEC), a unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, has authorized its Negotiating Committee to continue talks on Transformation Plan Negotiations with US Airways management.   ...
American Eagle MEC Announces Tentative Agreement in Negotiations
September 22 -- The elected union leaders of the American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), met on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a comprehensive management proposal to modify their current labor agreement.  
Navy League
These are revolutionary times for the sea services and the Maritime Administration. They are changing their goals, structures and processes to deal with new challenges of the 21st century. And the Navy League this month will make some revolutionary changes of its own to provide them with the strongest possible support.
In concert with senior officers and staff of your organization, I am pleased to announce the creation of the Navy League’s “Grass Roots” Legislative Transformation Initiative.
A central tenet of this initiative is to increase the involvement of our regions, areas and councils in our legislative affairs activities. Navy League members around the world are the bedrock or our organization. They are skilled, selfless and committed. The essence of our “Grass Roots” project is to focus their ideas and energy on our legislative priorities.
Working together, we will increase exponentially the clout of the Navy League and the impact of our legislative affairs activities.
11 Sept  ... BAE SYSTEMS Agrees to Acquire DigitalNet


Judy Leden’s flying career began while she was at university in Cardiff in 1979. She started competing in 1982 and broke many records in 1983. She currently holds world records for both hang gliding and paragliding. Judy turned professional in 1988, becoming the only woman to earn a living as a hang glider and paraglider pilot. Her work includes films, stunts, flying displays, lecturing, teaching and writing.

LedenIn 1989 Judy crossed the English Channel when her hang glider was released from a hot air balloon 12,000 feet above the white cliffs of Dover, landing on the beach at Calais. In 1991 she made the first ever hang glider flight from one of the world’s highest active volcanoes – Cotopaxi in Ecuador which rises 19,600 feet. Competitive success has been a constant feature of Judy’s career. She won the Women’s World Hang Gliding Championships in 1987 and again in 1991. She has been British Women’s Champion six times and won the Women’s World Paragliding Championship in 1995. Judy has been part of the British Hang Gliding Team since 1984 and latterly in Paragliding. She has captained the team on several occasions. In May 1994 Judy flew a microlight from England to Jordan, an expedition of some 2,250 miles and six months later broke the world hang gliding altitude record, being released from a balloon at 41,307 feet and experiencing a wind chill factor of -87°C in the process.

Judy was awarded an MBE in 1989 for her services to hang gliding and has received many other awards, including the Royal Aeroclub Gold Medal, Sportswoman of the year from Cosmopolitan magazine and Middlesex County. She also received the Hussein Medal for Excellence in recognition of her flight to Jordan by microlight and the Star of the First Order, by King Hussein, after her world record balloon drop. Judy lives in Derbyshire with her husband, Chris Dawes, three year old daughter Yasmin and one year old son, Cameron.

Also September 21 -- The first of three pages of digital images from
        Springfield Air Rendezvous, Sunday, Sep 12  
September 21 -- The first of three pages of pictures from September 11 at
Springfield Air Rendezvous 2004, Springfield, Illinois 
September 26 - 1945 -- The Ryan FR-1 was demonstrated to the public for the first time.
September 27 - 1912 --The US Army accepted its first flying boat, a Curtiss F. It was
        the first of three to be flown by that service
September 28 -  1958 -- The Fairchild-built Fokker (designed) F-27 made its service debut:
        with West Coast Airlines.
September 29 - 1949 -- The prototype Fairey Gannet flew for the first time.
September 30 - 1940 -- The last Grumman F2Fs in the USN, with VF-2B, are retired
        from military "So what?" you may
 October 1 - 1881 -- William Boeing was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
October 2 - 1981 -- The Reagan administration reinstated development of the Rockwell B-1. The program
        was cancelled during the Carter administration. The program which rose like a Phoenix
        (or perhaps a Tuscon) developed a slower B-1, simpler technologically and less expensive to produce.onsin....
Boeing 737 News Reports
22 Sep 2004 - Shanghai delivers its 500th 737 horizontal stabilizer
Beijing, Sept. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Shanghai Aircraft Manufacture Factory yesterday delivered the 500th next-generation 737 horizontal stabilizer to the Boeing Company, marking another significant milestone in the Boeing-China aviation partnership.
"The delivery underscores the key role China's aviation manufacturing companies have in Boeing's global supplier network," said David Wang, president of Boeing China, China Daily reported Tuesday.
The next-generation 737, the newest member of the Boeing 737 family, continues the 737's pre-eminence as one of the world's best-selling and most reliable commercial jet planes.
The factory has had a mutually beneficial relationship with Boeing since 1995 when the project was launched and it delivered the first set of 737 horizontal stabilizers to Boeing in 1999.
"Everything is going on smoothly and now the factory produces 14 sets a month," Wang said.
Boeing's 737 family has won orders for more than 5,300 airplanes. China operates 296 Boeing 737s, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the commercial jets flying in China.
The next-generation 737 planes will be delivered to clients in 2008 after one year's trial flying, said Wang.
"We remain excited about the 737 and we will continue to invest in and improve the next-generation 737 family," said Larry Loftis, director of 737/757 Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corp signed an agreement with the Boeing Company in October 2001 for 30 Boeing 737 jetliners, valued at approximately US$1.6 billion.
In September 2004, Boeing finalized an order agreement with Air China for seven new next-generation 737-700 jetliners, Loftis said.
"Talks with other Chinese airlines about new orders are under way," Wang said.
At present, Boeing is co-operating with factories in Xi'an, Chengdu, Shenyang, Chongqing and Harbin to manufacture 737 vertical fins, 747 trailing edge ribs, 757 horizontal stabilizers, 757 cargo doors and 737 tail section module.
"We will further help those factories to enlarge their capability of manufacturing parts and components for 737 planes," Wang said.
Boeing's investments are growing and its procurements of aviation hardware from China total about US$500 million to date and are expected to reach US$1.3 billion by 2010, he said.
Boeing is continuously expanding its partnerships in China, as evidenced by current efforts to create a Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services joint venture to be based at Shanghai Pudong Airport.
The venture is being set up to modify, maintain and repair Boeing airplanes, he said.
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
1715 Airborne Forces Experimental Establishments...
Lecture Hall, Bldg 452, Boscombe Down, Salisbury
Alan Brown will take a historical look at how airborne forces delivery problems were examined, solved and tested.
Press Releases by ARINC
ARINC Takes Surveillance to a Higher Level
Opti-Fi Networks Adds South Bend Airport to Growing List of Public Wireless Terminals —September 21, 2004
Thunder Bay International Airport Selects Opti-Fi to Provide Wireless Internet, Communication Services
ARINC’s Portable Airline Check-In Goes Anywhere There’s an Internet Connection —September 20, 2004
New Thunderstorm Warning System Offers Enhanced User Features —September 20, 2004
World’s Largest Transports to Use ARINC GLOBALink Communications Services —September 20, 2004
ARINC Breaks Price Barrier with Common-Use Check-In for Mid-Size Airports —September 20, 2004
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Rentals Close to Cyclic Peak
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Climate Change Seems to be Changing the Pattern Of Bird Strikes
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Gulfstream : News and Events
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has appointed Michael P. Mena director, advanced cockpit programs. In this new position, Mena will be responsible for assuring the timely development and introduction of future versions of....
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MedAire Pressroom, providing information on health and security assistance around the world.
Recently MedAire was able to assist a business traveler who was hospitalized in Congo
Last week, MedAire’s Global Doctor clinics assisted their 10,000th patient of the year.
This week, two divers benefited from the MedAire’s evacuation expertise and its continually expanding network of evacuation service providers. One diver, diving off the Galapagos Islands, required an evacuation to Ecuador
Rockwell Collins to integrate and market new 3-D maps and satellite TV system with General Dynamics YES! system
Rockwell Collins multi-region satellite TV system and new moving maps to be available on the Thales in-flight entertainment system
Rockwell Collins introduces the next generation moving map products: Airshow 4200 and Airshow 4200i ..
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Helicopters: photo gallery...
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....
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Aeronca Aviators Club Official Site
Aeronca C-3 (early 1930s)
Aeronca L-16 on night approach
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
FIREFIGHTER TRAINING – A firefighter with the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, West Virginia Air National Guard, dons his protective gear in preparation to fight a fire as part of a simulated aircraft accident during Readiness Safeguard Ability to Survive and Operate training at the Combat Readiness Training Center at Volk Field, Wis., Sept. 21, 2004. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Rohloff ...
President Praises Iraqi Accomplishments...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2004 – President Bush today promised continued progress toward a stable and self-governing Iraq so that “American troops can come home with the honor they have earned.” ...
Changes to U.S. Posture Will Strengthen Europe...
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Small Troop Project Grows...
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Cockpit Concepts: September 25, 2004

nother Facet of CFIT: "On Course."
Boeing CFIT Avoidance Training Aid specifies two parameters that repeatedly show up in CFIT accidents: one is nighttime or weather; the other is the Non-Precision Instrument Approach. The industry is doing away with the latter but, until there are all precision ILS and GPS approaches, the non-precision approach remains a threat to pilots.

The descent profile for approaches with no vertical guidance typically requires the pilot to be "On Course" before a step-down descent can be initiated, either on procedure turn or during the straight-in phase. We know when the CDI is centered on a VOR or LOC approach, or the bearing pointer is touching the desired radial on the compass card, that we are "On Course." But what if a crosswind, a lousy intercept by ATC, or whatever moves us from that "right on" position? How far can we deviate from "right on" and still consider ourselves "On Course"? One degree, five degrees, full case displacement?

The AIM is vague on providing guidance to answer this question. The FAA Inspectors I have asked are equally imprecise, and their interpretations tend to diverge. The Air Force once ran a two day seminar with all its top instructors to determine, "What Constitutes On Course?". The only "book answer" that these sources have provided is: "CDI centered," and that answer isn't much help in the real world. A pilot needs to establish his or her own displacement boundaries that can be tolerated before initiating a missed approach--a thorough analysis of terrain and obstacles on the approach is crucial.

As always, comments or critiques are actively solicited (through the CFIT thread in the Pilot Lounge or by direct e-mail).

--Norm Komich (

The Lost Squadron Museum - Official site of Glacier Girl, the World War II P-38 rescued from the Greenland Ice Cap
... Announcement: Some last minute plans have been made for Glacier Girl. She will not be in the museum for part of October and most of November. For more information see this article in the Glacier Girl Gazette....
TWO new raffles have begun. Tickets are available at the museum and online .
Albuquerque Soaring Club Webpage
Our next meeting is at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 29 at the Taj Mahal Restaurant. The Taj Mahal is at 1430 Carlisle, NE. It is on the east side of Carlisle between Indian School and Constitution.  David Pauly will talk about New Mexico meteorology and Billy Hill will review the wave window agreement .   9/19/04
Flight Simulation
AirBorne 2004 Stadtlohn this weekend!...
Visit our stand at the aviation fair 'TakeOff' now called 'AirBorne 2004' in Stadtlohn near the Dutch border.
This year we will also present new products for special prices such as 'Austria Pro 2004', 'New Spanish Airports' and many more.
Update for the DH2 Beaver!...
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NBAA2004 Las Vegas Special Traffic Management Program (STMP)
The FAA has published the Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held October 11-13 in Las Vegas. The STMP will require all IFR flights to or from the Vegas area to obtain a slot reservation prior to filing a flight plan. The STMP program will be in effect from October 8 to 18. Slot reservations will be required for Las Vegas McCarran (LAS), Henderson Executive (HND), North Las Vegas (VGT), Boulder City Airport (61B), and Jean Airport (0L7). Additionally, most FBOs in the Las Vegas area will be requiring ramp reservations. Review the NBAA2004 STMP NOTAM.
TSA Interim Final Rule for Additional Flight Training Security
On September 20, the TSA published expanded requirements for aliens seeking flight training in the United States. The new requirements, resulting from legislation passed last year, expand background check requirements for candidates seeking flight training in aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less. Flight schools must be in compliance with the new rules by October 5, 2004, for training in aircraft weighing greater than 12,500 pounds and by October 20, 2004, for training in aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less.
White Plains REACHBAC Luncheon Draws Record Crowd
NBAA's Operation REACHBAC luncheon, held last Friday, September 17 at Westchester County Airport (HPN), drew more than 500 attendees – nearly 200 more than last year's record. New NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who visited several flight departments the prior day, spoke of an increased role for government affairs for NBAA and a continued focus on airport and airspace access. Special guest James Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, described his heroic journey for attendees, and NBAA Board Member Jeffrey W. Lee, Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) president, emphasized the important work of WAA on significant aviation issues with state, county and local officials. Other speakers included Westchester County Association President Bill Mooney, Congresswoman Sue Kelly and Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano. For more information, contact NBAA's Joe Ponte at
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Revell's 1/32 scale P-47D Razorback into a Tandem T-bolt.... are...
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1/48 scale F-16 decals from TwoBobs...
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profile of an Antonov An-26 airliner...
1/48 scale Dragon Junkers Ju 88G-1 night fighter....
1/35 scale Australian Digger from Firestorm....
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Museum Home Aircraft of the Week P-51D "Mustang"
The P-51 was designed as the NA-73 in 1940 at Britain's request. The design showed promise and AAF purchases of Allison-powered Mustangs began in 1941 primarily for photo recon and ground support use due to its limited high-altitude performance. But in 1942, tests of P-51s using the British Rolls-Royce "Merlin" engine revealed much improved speed and service ceiling, and in Dec. 1943, Merlin-powered P-51Bs first entered combat over Europe. Providing high-altitude escort to B-17s and B-24s , they scored heavily over German interceptors and by war's end, P-51s had destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air, more than any other fighter in Europe. (more...) Japanese World War II fighter joins museum collection
The embodiment of Japanese air power and kamikaze suicide attacks during World War II, a restored Japanese Zero returned to the U.S. Air Force Museum here.
Commercial workers recently completed a one-year restoration of the aircraft for the museum. They disassembled the aircraft to move it to the museum and reassembled the plane for permanent display after its arrival. (more...)...
This Program has been postponed until August 31st.  Stay Tuned!!!  On Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, the television show, " Tactical to Practical " will air on the History Channel and will feature an interview of Alan Armstrong in relation to the evolution of pilots of the American Volunteer Group [more commonly known as the "Flying Tigers"] from operating fighter planes to flying transport planes for, among others, the Flying Tiger Line and Civil Air Transport (CAT). The Flying Tiger Line became the largest air freight operator in the world prior to its merger with Federal Express. CAT flew humanitarian missions in China and evolved into a para-military operator supplying Nationalist Chinese forces during the Communist Revolution. CAT had been formed by General Claire Chennault after the end of World War Two. In time, CAT was sold to the CIA and renamed "Air America." Air America engaged in clandestine operations during wars in Southeast Asia including the Vietnam War.
Dixie Wing, Commemorative Air Force
2004 Dixie Wing Raffle: Our raffle is back and it is in full swing!
Bledsoe's Aviation Art
Last year was the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight, so it should not come as a surprise that new images depicting that historic event start appearing on the market. However, Gil Cohen has taken a uniquely different approach to honoring the Wright brothers. His latest painting “The Wrights At Huffman Prairie – 1905” shows the Wright Flyer III.
You may be asking what’s so special about that model and the scene being depicted. Well, in the artist’s own words, “It was in the late summer and early fall of 1905 that Orville and Wilbur Wright conducted some of their most significant flight experiments. They took place at Huffman Prairie, farmland on the outskirts of Dayton. It was there that the Wrights were able to separate their joint control system – pitch, roll, and yaw. This was the first fully controllable airplane in existence. In addition, they were able to stay aloft up to nearly 40 minutes, circling the field many times for an accumulated distance of over 24 miles.”
Cohen is known for his dynamic images depicting the interaction of people, planes, and historic events. His images put the viewer in the scene seeing the event as if he or she were actually part of it. This painting further demonstrates Cohen’s already recognized talent.
Listen as the artist tells the story, “The Wright brother’s sister, Katharine, was with them at Huffman Prairie providing encouragement and moral support. She later accompanied her brothers on their demonstration flights in America and Europe.
“In this scene, Katharine has taken the interurban trolley from Dayton to the Simms Station and then proceeded to hike across the farmland, carrying a picnic basket with lunch for her brothers and Charlie Taylor, the machinist who designed and built their engine. Orville has just finished some last minute stitching on the lower wing of the 1905 Wright Flyer III. He and Wilbur are greeting Katharine. This painting draws the viewer into a moment in history and shares the emotions and exchanges between the Wright brothers, their sister, Katharine, and Charlie Taylor.”
In talking with the artist it seems that other things could have been included in the scene, such as the barn where they kept the plane. But as he pointed out including everything takes away from the story being told. This is an important point that some artists overlook. They often clutter up the image by including everything, every detail, even the outhouse, and that detracts from the story being told.
Or, they have just an image of a plane, leaving the viewer wanting for a story. Successful artists are often those who have found the right balance of detail that tells the full story but doesn’t detract from the subject that is the focus of the painting.
Another appealing aspect of Cohen’s images is his realism, for lack of a better word. Over the years I have come up with a set of criteria for evaluating a painting: lighting, depth perception, color, story, authenticity, perspective, composition, and artist’s style. But there is one aspect of a painting that I have had trouble putting into words, and I suppose realism is as good a description as any.
It should be noted that there is no right or wrong way of depicting reality because what appeals to one person is not what appeals to another. It’s all a matter of an individual’s personal preferences.
Probably the best way to describe realism is that it is a combination of depth perception and color intensity that is consistent with what your eyes would normally see if you were actually in the scene being depicted. Some artists use the same color intensity for everything in the image, which makes the scene vivid and it seems to pop out at you. You see every rivet, every word in a label in crystal clarity. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that many like that style.




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