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Members: The latest cycle of the U.S. Terminal Procedures
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FAA to fine Chicago for destroying Meigs Field airport Agency acts
on AOPA complaint
Take that, Mayor Daley! Acting on an AOPA complaint, the FAA
announced late Friday afternoon that it is proposing to fine the
city of Chicago $33,000 — the maximum allowed by law — for the
illegal destruction of Meigs Field airport.
The FAA has also begun an investigation into the possible diversion
of some $1.5 million in federal airport funds that the city may have
used to pay contractors to rip up the runway in the dead of night a
year and a half ago.
"This is bittersweet," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "As much as
we relish sticking it to Mayor Daley, we still would rather have the
AOPA filed the formal complaint alleging that Daley
and the city of Chicago violated both the U.S. Code and Federal
Aviation Regulations by not providing proper notice before closing
Meigs Field. The FAA concurred, saying the city was required to
provide 30 days notice before deactivating the airport.
Federal regulations allow the FAA to assess a maximum penalty of
$1,100 per day for this type of violation. The FAA plans to hit
Chicago with the maximum. More on Meigs penalties
Photo: Northerly Island, former home of Chicago's Meigs Field (photo
courtesy of AOPA member Lee Hogan).
Boyer appeals directly to TSA chief to delay alien flight training
AOPA President Phil Boyer has gone straight to the top to stop
implementation of the Transportation Security Administration's
"alien" flight-training rule.
"In my almost three years of working with TSA, I have never seen
such an impractical idea," Boyer told TSA chief Adm. David Stone
Thursday morning. "I implore you to delay implementation of this
rule to give us the opportunity to work with you to bring sanity to
it and help you accomplish your security goals."
The phone call prompted an unscheduled meeting between AOPA Senior
Vice President of Government and Technical Affairs Andy Cebula, AOPA
General Counsel John Yodice, and senior TSA policy officials.
AOPA has already filed a formal petition to suspend the October
compliance date for training in aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or
less (see " AOPA petitions to suspend parts of TSA alien
training rule "), while Yodice has submitted a five-page
letter to TSA's chief counsel seeking clarification and explanations
and justifications for the rule's specifics.
"Frankly, I don't believe that TSA understands the flight training
industry for small general aviation aircraft, and particularly
independent, freelance flight instructors," said Boyer. "What might
work for training in aircraft over 12,500 pounds doesn't work for
the majority of the GA fleet. One size doesn't fit all."
The rule directly affects more than 650,000 U.S.-certificated
pilots, 85,000 resident aliens with U.S. pilot certificates, 93,700
flight students, 88,700 flight instructors, and some 3,400 flight
As currently written, the rule requires every student and
certificated pilot to prove his or her citizenship status prior to
taking any kind of flight training, including flight reviews. Flight
instructors are required to keep copies of pilots' personal
information (which could include social security cards, birth
certificates, or passports) for five years.
"Many pilots consider this an insult. Our members are incensed about
the privacy aspects of this rule," said Boyer. "Many have told us
that requiring flight instructors to maintain permanent files filled
with personal pilot information is not only inappropriate, it would
have a chilling effect on people seeking flight training.
More on alien flight training rule
Aviation security bill advances in House without Weiner amendment
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BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) As A-10 Thunderbolt IIs patrol
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Guard squadron makes mark in Operation Iraqi Freedom
WASHINGTON (AFPN) The most recent deployment for the 107th Fighter
Squadron was one of firsts, the unit's commander said here Aug. 24.
Checking ‘current’ situation
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) Airman 1st Class Ryan Michalec
checks for cracks in an A-10 Thunderbolt II using eddy currents.
Airmen deserve recognition for national security operations
Air Force leaders want to ensure Airmen get the recognition they
deserve for fighting the war on terrorism at home and abroad, and
for many more operations critical to national security.
Top firefighters named
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) Air Force firefighters
recognized their top performers Aug. 16 to 20 at the annual
Department of Defense and Federal Fire and Emergency Services
Training Conference in New Orleans.
Training in flames
RHEIN-MAIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) Senior Airman Jason Tucker
(left) and Airman 1st Class Jayson Conroy practice extinguishing a
fuel spill fire at the Frankfurt International Airport fire training
area here Aug. 24....
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EAA member Melvill completes first flight for $10 million X Prize...
SpaceShipOne Has Half the Equation...
SpaceShipOne Featured on Discovery Channel...
EAA Reminds Pilots Not to Loiter Over Sensitive Areas...
Southwest Regional EAA Fly-In Goes to Three-Day Event in
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Hurricane Jeanne Takes a Swipe at Sebring/Lakeland...
Sun 'n Fun Grounds Suffer Damage
Lockwood Aviation Okay...
FAA Moves Date For Sport Pilot Student Application
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VFR flying in Europe is under threat of airspace charges
thanks to the Single European Sky (SES) project being advocated by
the European Commission.
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Man Charged With Hijacking Attempt In Norway...
Norwegian police officials said on Thursday an Algerian man had been
jailed on preliminary charges of hijacking after attacking two
pilots and a passenger with an axe aboard a domestic flight on
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the two pilots and a fellow passenger, just as the small Kato Air
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|Airbus Accuses Boeing of "Untruths"
in mounting storm over government subsidies
In-Flight Cell Phone Use May be Near maybe within 2
Some Question the Danger of Cell Phones - saying
they're actually in use all the time, even by pilots
Air Canada Emerges from Bankruptcy in very good
shape, they say
US Airways & Pilots Reach Pay Agreement that may
keep them alive a bit longer. Still much to do
How is the Airline Industry Doing? - A nice
analysis from the Motley Fool
Norwegian Pilots Attacked by Passenger with Hatchet
- Minor injuries, all is well
Ex-US Air Force Buyer Sentenced to Nine Months -
Gave her future employer high prices as a "departing gift"...
A very sad tale - Darleen Druyun admitted giving Airbus pricing data
to Boeing. From the article, Boeing said "The statements Ms. Druyun
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Gliding Magazine | News
September 30 2004
Sadly the time has come to retire from editing the magazine we
launched at the beginning of the century. I’ve made many good email
friends and I’m going to miss you all.
The Soaring Society of America will be taking over the magazine and
meanwhile I’m leaving you with more than 450 articles on just about
every gliding related subject by some of the leading writers in our
sport, plus a massive collection of your photos, reviews, stories
I can’t thank enough those who have so willingly helped me. It would
be invidious to mention anyone by name except I must put in a
special thank you to Larry Sanderson, former President of the SSA,
who had the vision to turn the paper version of Motorgliding and
Gliding International into this online magazine, and to Richard
Baker, our webmaster, who redesigned the site this year to give us a
Image: Film reel
writing from Montivideo, Uruguay in South America. In the early
1950s, the USAF sold an AT-11 Kansan to Uruguay's Air Force. We have
this aircraft in our Air & Space Museum in Montevideo. We are a team
that is looking for information about this plane: where it served
before coming to Uruguay. The military serial number of our AT-11 is
42-3725. If you have any information about this airplane, we would
welcome anything you can share with our team. Thank you.
Wilman and Rosanna Fuentes
Bill Kuhl, webmaster of the fabulous site devoted to Max
Conrad tells me he has just completed a major upgrade, and from the
looks of things, I can say only. . . WOW! Did you know Conrad
wrote songs and played the banjo and saxophone? I sure didn't. Be
sure to visit the excellent site
September 28 -- FINALLY all the pictures (digital images and
taken at Springfield Air Rendezvous, September 10 --
The first of NINE pages featuring 314 photographs
October 3 - 1931 -- Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon begin
the first non-stop flight from Japan to
USA in a Bellanca Skyrocket derivative.
October 4 - 1958 -- The DeHavilland Comet IV started service
between London and New York City.
Unlike subsequent flights by Boeing 707s and
Douglas DC-8s, these flights included a stopover
at Gander, Newfoundland for fuel.
October 5 - 1967 -- The Shin Meiwa PX-3 flying boat flew for
the first time.
October 6 - 1956 -- The Breguet 1050 Alize, a twin turboprop
carrier based AEW patrol aircraft,
resembling the Fairey Gannet (two engines driving two
contra-rotating propellers in the nose)
flew for the first time.
Octobeer 7 - 1934 -- The Curtiss BF2C-1, single engine,
single seat, retractable landing gear,
"Bomber Fighter" made its service debut with the
first delivery to VB-5 aboard the USS Ranger.
(Today, it would have been designated the
FA-something) It made such a profound impression
with seamen and crew that its front line career
lasted less than a year.
October 8 - 1939 -- The first German aircraft was shot down
by aircraft operating from England
in World War II. The downee was a Dornier Do-18
flying boat. The downer aircraft were
Lockheed Hudsons patrolling over Jutland.
October 9 - 1958 -- The last production Canadair CL-13B came
off the assembly line.
October 10 - 1956 -- The Lockheed L1649A Starliner, the
ultimate development of the stylish
Constellation (if you don't count the turboprop R7V)
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|French newspaper blames Flash Airlines
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Static Duxford -- 10 October 2004 - 23:59 ...
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Aviation Conspiracy Newsletter
|FAA Hiding Near-Collision
Inspector General Says FAA Is Hiding Reports Of
September 19, 2004 #290
FAA Computer "Glitch" Wreaks Sky
FAA Lying About Near Collision From Computer
September 12, 2004 #289
FAA "Reduces" Aircraft Noise By CONCENTRATING Impacts On
Communities As Bill Sees It: (Editorial): Russian
Plane Bombings Bringing More "Intimate" Searches Of Air
September 5, 2004 #288
FAA's "Airspace Redesign" Plan Stalled?
Airport Repaving Plan Part Of The Airspace Redesign Conspiracy?
August 29, 2004 #287
FAA: We're "Not Responsible" For Aircraft Noise!!!
FAA Claims They
Are "Not Responsible" For Racist, Unjust And Politically Influenced
Aircraft Routing Policies!!!
FAA's "Over Water" JFK Plane Routing Scam
Density And The FAA's "Over Water" Plane Routing Scam
DOT Calls Meeting On O'Hare "Congestion"
O'Hare Airport "Congestion" Meeting: Smoke Screen For O'Hare
As Bill Sees It: (Editorial): Chicago Mayor "Personally
Lobbied" President Moron To Expand O'hare Airport!!!
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Polar trek to be repeated...
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Ships banned from EU ports...
Excessive speed a killer says DfT...
Clever cars could assist drivers...
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HMS Grimsby collides with ferry and pleasure
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SpaceShipOne completes first flight for Ansari X prize...
P&O reduces ferry fleet...
Poland opens up Eastern Europe to EGNOS...
Eurocontrol and FAA sign Memorandum of Agreement...
EC to recruit Galileo Executive Director...
Spirent launches new GPS/SBAS Simulation system...
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|Baseops at the 57th NBAA Annual
Meeting & Convention
Baseops will be exhibiting at the 2004 NBAA Convention in
Las Vegas, on October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2004. Baseops is also
hosting a very special event at Studio 54 in the MGM Grand, on the
11th of October, 7pm to 10pm.
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The Flight of The Phoenix, Special Events
|Fox Stephens Field BARNSTORMER FLY-IN
AND AIRPORT HOUSE SET FOR SATURDAY OCT 9TH AT
FOX STEPHENS FIELD IN GILMER, TEXAS (jxi)
Admission is only $5.00 per individual, $10.00 maximum for a
$20.00 for church, school, and scout groups. Admission is
uniformed military and public service members. Parking is
Individual armbands are required and will be issued at the
Pilots and crew flying in for the event receive
AvGas will be on sale at $2.00 per gallon.
Aviation Artist R.T. Foster from Oklahoma City will return
to the Flight
of the Phoenix Aviation Museum .....displaying his art
aviation nose art and gift items (not too early to early to
your Christmas list)
Burgers, Brisket, and Brat..cold drinks, fresh baked cookies
made ice-cream fill out the food fare menu. Meal tickets are
Drinks are $1.00.
Bring a comfortable lawn chair and come to spend the day.
not permitted. Gates open at 0930 AM and close at 430 PM.
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cell phone 903 790-7435
Enid Caspar from the FAA Flight Safety District Office in
offer a Flight Safety Training Seminar to visiting pilots.
FEDEX returns to Fox Stephens Field with the Cessna 208 Caravan
Aviation Artist R.T. Foster from Oklahoma City displays his aviation
gallery, with special emphasis on warbird nose art and leather
The 1953 Aero Commander Model 520, which served as President
Eisenhower's first 2 engine aircraft, will be on display.
1946 Beech Model D-18S on display
DreamPhotoUSA returns to Gilmer with the F-4 Phantom cockpit in US
Blue Angels Livery. Have your picture made sitting in the
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is bringing the Navy S-2F Tracker for
and static display.
The British WW II trainer Tiger Moth will be on display, courtesy of
Starting the engine of the Tiger Moth takes a bit of muscle as we
the screw" to get her engine cranked.
Flight of the Phoenix Escadrille will provide smoke, noise, and
nostalgia as they perform precision military formation drills around
The Escadrille will perform a Missing Man Formation to honor
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|British Airways visit to Jerez
Senior First Officer John Monks, Flight Manager Pilot
Recruitment was the guest of honour for a graduation at the College
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More than 100 Gulfstream
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V business-jet aircraft, it remains the only advanced vision system
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The restoration and conservation
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|REPLENISHMENT – German Navy
frigate FGS Niedersachsen conducts a replenishment at sea operation
with the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan during the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization Standing Naval Force Atlantic 2004 in
the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 27, 2004. The force is a squadron of eight
to 10 destroyers and frigates from different nations in the NATO
organization. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven J.
Troops Continue Making Progress in Fallujah...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2004 – Multinational Force Iraq troops continued
progress in ridding Fallujah, Iraq, of foreign terrorists and their
supporters, further reducing the Zarqawi network's capability today
with a precision strike on a training facility on the city's
Logistics Base Opens Training Center in Iraq...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2004 – A new logistics training facility opened
Oct. 1 on Logistics Support Area Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. The
facility provides soldiers and units the technical help they need to
use the Army's automated logistics systems. The facility provides
classroom training and over-the-shoulder tailored training,
according to officials at Multinational Force Iraq. ...
Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches in Afghanistan...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2004 – While maintaining offensive operations
and dodging insurgent attacks, coalition troops continued unveiling
enemy weapons caches, with five separate caches discovered Sept. 30,
Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan officials reported." ...
Medical Pros Train for Battlefield...
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 1, 2004 – The Defense Medical
Readiness Training Institute offers training to help doctors, nurses
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of combat. ...
Team Broadens Coalition's Efforts...
FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2004 – Leadership from the
coalition, the U.S. Embassy, the Afghan national government and
Farah province gathered at the site of the Farah provincial
reconstruction team for its official opening Sept. 15. ...
TRICARE Launches New Office...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2004 – A new office will integrate the health
care delivery of nine major military medical treatment facilities in
the national capital area. ...
Soldier Volunteers Skills...
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|EAA CONTINUES LEADING THE SPORT PILOT
REVOLUTION, WORKING WITHIN FAA’S REVISED TIME LINE
September 30, 2004 - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA),
the organization of aviation enthusiasts that worked for more than a
decade to bring the dream of "sport pilot" flying to regulatory
reality, today reminded its members and other aviation enthusiasts
not to misinterpret announcements from the Federal Aviation
Administration extending certain implementation deadlines.
HURRICANE JEANNE TAKES A SWIPE AT SEBRING/LAKELAND
Sun 'n Fun Grounds Suffer Damage
Lockwood Aviation Okay
September 28, 2004 - Hurricane Jeanne, the fourth hurricane to
menace Florida this fall, took direct aim at Sebring and Lakeland,
Florida this past weekend.
In Sebring, while various hangars and other facilities on the
airport suffered damage, Lockwood Aviation and the Sebring Regional
Airport terminal, which will serve as headquarters for the U.S.
Sport Aviation Expo to be held October 28-31, escaped significant
FAA MOVES DATE FOR SPORT PILOT STUDENT APPLICATION
September 27, 2004 - The FAA announced that it has moved the first
day to submit sport pilot student applications from November 15 to
January 15 after determining that its Registration Office in
Oklahoma City would not be ready to accept applications at that
time. The original date was announced at the Oklahoma City
government-industry meetings held in early September.
"FAA Form 8710-11 for proficiency check or airman certification will
be done, but the airman records division will not be ready to
process those applications," said Martin Weaver, manager of the
FAA’s Light-Sport Aviation Branch. The sport pilot airman’s
knowledge test will be ready on November 15, 2004, Weaver added, and
the sport pilot examiner application should be available in the late
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News - Monday, 27.09.04...
New Spanish Airports now in stock!...
The Spanish mainland Airports for the Microsoft Flight Simulator
2004 by the sim-wings Team!
A completely new version of the Spanish Airports, a new elevation
model (Mesh Terrain), revised airports, a partly photo realistic
coverage and many, many dynamic and scenery objects. ...
News - Monday, 27.09.04...
Impressions from the AVSIM-Conference in Denver, USA...
A short review of the last 'AVSIM 2004 Convention and Exhibition' in
National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
|NBAA2004 Opens in Las Vegas in Less
Than Two Weeks
From Tuesday, October 12 through Thursday, October 14, the NBAA 57th
Annual Meeting & Convention will feature more than 1,050 Exhibitors
in the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as at least 89 aircraft
on Static Display at Henderson Executive Airport (HND). On Tuesday
morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Convention Center Room
N245/N246/N247, the NBAA2004 Opening General Session will be hosted
by new NBAA President and CEO Edward M. Bolen and will feature
keynote speakers David M. Stone, assistant secretary of homeland
security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and
Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard and nationally
known political commentator for Fox News Channel. A complimentary
continental breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The
deadline for advance registration is this Friday, October 1; after
that date registrations will be taken on-site in Las Vegas for an
additional fee. ...
Several 91.141 TFRs have been issued for VIP travel in Jackson Hole,
W; Columbus to Mansfield to Akron to Canton, OH; Casper, W; and Des
Moines and Clive, IA. Additional TFRs are anticipated for Cleveland,
OH; St. Louis, MO; and Tempe, AZ. Because each TFR is tailored to
unique conditions and circumstances, operators are urged to review
NOTAMs carefully when operating in airspace affected by TFRs.
Murdock To Join NBAA
September 30, 2004
NBAA is pleased to announce that J.E. "Sandy" Murdock will join the
staff on October 18 as Senior Vice President of Administration and
General Counsel. "I have known and worked closely with Sandy for
nearly a decade," noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "He is a
top notch aviation lawyer and is highly respected in policy circles.
I think he will be a great addition to our staff."
2004 Compensation & Benchmarking Survey Now Under Way
September 30, 2004
The NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey was developed to help NBAA
Member Representatives and their company salary administrators
evaluate their flight departments by providing a comprehensive
review of aviation department personnel salaries and operational
data. All NBAA Member Representatives for companies that operate
aircraft are eligible to participate. Participants will receive free
online access to survey results once compiled.
Storm Damage from Hurricane Jeanne Again Disrupts Travel in
Although many airports in the region are recovering quickly from
Hurricane Jeanne, some normal services may not be available.
Localized power outages continue and road travel may be hampered due
to flooding and cleanup of storm debris. Hotel accommodations in
some areas are scarce and automotive gasoline may be in short
supply. Remnants of the storm passing through the southeast may make
travel conditions in these areas difficult. Operators are again
advised to call ahead to check on the status of their destinations
and to review NOTAMS carefully. For more information, contact NBAA's
Harry Houckes at
|1/72 scale Airfix Sunderland using all three
White Ensign Models detail sets...
candy-striped 1/72 scale Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback...
Eagle Editions' new 1/32 scale Main Tyre and Wheel set for
Hasegawa's Fw 190...
Eagle Parts' 1/32 scale Fw 190A-9 conversion set...
Dave has posted a note requesting some outside assistance, which you
can read by following this link...
1/48 scale Fine Molds Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu (Sam)...
scratchbuilt 1/48 scale Vought XF5U-1...
Trimaster's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8...
Eagle Editions 1/32 scale Late Fw 190A Cockpit...
Eagle Editions 1/32 scale Late Fw 190A Gun Cowl...
Osprey title, Iranian F-14 Units in Combat...
1/35 scale Italeri Tiger I Ausf E/H...
1/35 scale diorama, "Retreat in Normandy - Survivors of the Falaise
pocket heading for the Seine River, 24 August 1944"...
Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4...
Azur 1/32 scale Polikarpov I-16 Type 10...
Rodens's four latest WWI kits - the 1/48 scale F2B, SE5A, Fokker
D.VII (OEF early) and 1/72 scale Junkers D.I - have just arrived
Cutting Edge Decals' 1/32 scale release, F4U-4 Corsair Part 2...
ten forthcoming 1/72 scale PYN-Up Decal sets... Preview for set
numbers PYND72001 through PYND72005...
1/72 scale Minicraft/Hasegawa TA-4J Skyhawk...
1/48 scale Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk.I....
Cutting Edge Decals' 1/32 scale release, F4U-4 Corsair Part 1...
Data Decals release in 1/32 scale for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5/6...
Warriors in 1/35 scale - Banzai Busters....
in-flight photo of the Superbug in "Smudge" Potts' reference piece
1/48 scale resin CANT Z-1007 from Alpha Flight...
1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13 using Tamiya's kit with The Wurger
Mechanics' fuselage conversion...
first announcement is for a 1/48 scale Westland Wyvern...
AML's new 1/72 scale Fiat G.50 bis...
CMK's 1/35 scale Pz.Kpfw.35(t)/Skoda LT VZ.35 Upgraded kit...
five 1/72 scale sheets will be added to the PYN-Up Decals range -
B-17s, a B-29 and P-47s...
F/A-18F Super Hornet in Jolly Rogers' livery
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MUSEUM
|Sopwith F-1 Camel
The Sopwith Camel, well-known to readers of the famous "Peanuts"
cartoon strip, was the most successful fighter plane of WWI. It shot
down more enemy aircraft than any other fighter of any of the
warring nations. However, because of its tricky handling
characteristics, more men lost their lives while learning to fly it
than died while using it in combat. The Camel was produced in Great
Britain and went into action in June 1917 with the 70 Squadron,
Royal Flying Corps and 4 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service. In the
hands of an experienced pilot, it was highly maneuverable and at its
best combat altitude of 12,000 feet, it was very difficult to defeat
in a dogfight.
Two U.S. Air Service squadrons, the 17th and 148th, used the Camel
in combat while assigned to British forces during the summer and
fall of 1918. Such famous U.S. pilots as George Vaughn
(our nation's second-ranking Air Service ace to survive the war).
Elliot White Springs , Errol Zistel and Larry
Callahan were members of the 17th and 148th. A third U.S. unit, the
185th Aero Squadron, used the Camel as a night fighter on the
American Front during the last month of the war. Flying
dog’s parachute lands at U.S. Air Force Museum
A parachute made for a dog that flew alongside pilots during the
Berlin Airlift was recently added to the Berlin Airlift Exhibit at
the U.S. Air Force Museum here.
The parachute, donated by Clarence Steber, was worn by his boxer,
Vittles, during their flights on C-47s and C-54s to help deliver
food to West Berlin. The city had been blocked by the Soviet Union
in an effort to force West Berliners to accept communism.
The parachute is a significant addition to the Berlin Airlift
exhibit, said Terry Aitken, the museum’s senior curator.
“Throughout the history of the Air Force, animal mascots have
provided unit identity and made valuable contributions to
esprit-de-corps,” Mr. Aitken said. “The parachute allows us to tell
the story of the Berlin Airlift's mascot and the special bonds
between Vittles and the pilots (who) he flew with as a 'crew dog.’
It's a wonderful story and already a special hit with our visitors.”
Teams Pull Jet to Benefit Charity Many people
support charities with their time and money, but how many can claim
to have supported charities by joining friends and coworkers in
dragging a 60,000-pound fighter jet? ...
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
A Matter of Honor
Col. (ret.) George E. "Bud" Day
As the Air Force’s most highly decorated officer, Col. Day will
recount the exciting adventures of his career in the Air Force,
along with some of his current endeavors today. ...
Artflight.us. Raymond-Paul Moats, Artist. A Portfolio of Original
Raymond-Paul Moats, Artist. A Portfolio of Original Works,
A Portfolio of Original Works, Photography & Art
by Artist Raymond-Paul Moats
"27 Seconds To Eternity", ME-262...
thing to flying without leaving the ground
GHOSTS 2005 Calendar ...got to have it ..
Classics as you always dreamed of.
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"Shadows of Saigon"
Hellcat - Compliments of
Behind the scenes News...
The Simulator World
BUFF in Farnborough
Vulcan Bomber (Review)
Duxford Airshow Photos: van Etten