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Warbird Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft
voughtJames Read's lovely Vought F4U-5 Corsair, N179PT,
at Morris, Illinois. Photo by Buck Wyndham...

 
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
Breaking the ice
    New AOPA Air Safety Foundation report on icing
Boyer takes member concerns over alien flight training rule directly to Congress
AOPA President Phil Boyer took members' frustration over TSA's alien flight training rule directly to Congress Thursday morning. Boyer told Rep. John Mica, chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, that the rule takes something that should have been a straightforward, commonsense security measure and creates an impractical regulation with far-reaching consequences.
Mica's committee wrote the law that requires TSA to check for terrorists among the foreign nationals applying for flight training in the United States. But the committee was concerned primarily with large aircraft that have the potential to do significant damage.
"We support the intent of the law," Boyer told Mica. "But the implementation of the regulation for training in smaller general aviation aircraft negatively impacts more than 650,000 pilots, 85,000 resident aliens with U.S. pilot certificates, 93,700 flight students, 88,700 flight instructors, and some 3,400 flight schools."
Boyer asked for Mica's help in deferring application of the parts of the rule governing training in smaller aircraft until TSA and the industry can resolve some of its problems. More on the alien flight training rule
[See also " " and AOPA's regulatory brief .]
Photo: Boyer explains the negative impacts of TSA's alien flight training rule to House aviation subcommittee Chairman John Mica.
(October 7)
AOPA's friends in Congress
AOPA spends considerable time and effort establishing and cultivating relationships with members of Congress. And those relationships pay off for general aviation pilots. Consider this: Six members of the House aviation subcommittee who described themselves as "general aviation enthusiasts" wrote to subcommittee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) last week to urge him to oppose any security legislation that would place an undue burden on GA.
"It's the kind of thing that requires a Washington, D.C.-based and dedicated staff," explained Jon Hixson, AOPA's vice president of legislative affairs. "You can't do it over a telephone or by 'parachuting in' when an issue gets hot."
The congressmen's letter said, "We write to voice our disapproval over legislation, H.R. 5035, which would devastate the general aviation community," referring specifically to an amendment that would have required airline-style security screenings for all GA flights. More on congressional support of GA
(October 7)
AOPA Expo 2004 to fill the Long Beach Convention Center with more than 500 GA exhibits
in Long Beach, California, will be better than ever. There will be more exhibitors than the show has ever had on the West Coast.
Everything that could tempt a pilot — from aviation souvenirs to aircraft engines, from basic flight training to the latest "gee-whiz" gadgets — will be on display and available October 21 through 23 in the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.
In addition, nearly 50 product demonstrations are scheduled.
"AOPA Expo is the only aviation gathering in the country geared heavily toward the light end of general aviation — the four- to six-seat aircraft," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "It's not an airshow, and it's not an outdoor event. It's a place where pilots can come and see just about anything that's available for general aviation — touch it and try it and ask questions about it. So when visitors hit the exhibit hall floor, it's like walking into the world's biggest toy store."
Air Force Link
cOVER SAN DIEGO, Calif. - An HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 55th Rescue Squadron moves in to refuel from a 79th Rescue Squadron's C-130.
Uniform board incorporates feedback, alters design
Based on feedback from the six-month wear test, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper decided to expand the current test program to include a pixelated tiger-striped pattern in a new color scheme on the proposed utility uniform.
Edwards system monitors SpaceShipOne during flights
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) As SpaceShipOne rocketed over the Mojave Desert on Oct. 4 to claim the famed Ansari X Prize, a team of engineers here collected data about the spacecraft’s trajectory thanks to the spaceport arrival and departure safety system.
Absentee Voting Week kicks off Oct. 11
Oct. 11 to 15 has been designated Absentee Voting Week by the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Escorts keep watch over foreign workers
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) Help wanted: Critical job working outside in sandy, arid 110-degree heat. Must leave comforts of home, family and friends for four months. Will provide perimeter security during increased threat levels and escort third-country and local nationals to job sites. Free travel!
William Tell competition resumes after eight-year break
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) The Air Force’s first William Tell air-to-air competition in eight years takes flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 8 to 19. William Tell 2004 will test aircrew performance in the air dominance and air sovereignty missions, while evaluating weapons use and the tactics used.
Air Force receives top DOD-level award
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe communications and information directorate, which oversees the Air Force's communications and information-management effort in the European theater, was given top honors in the chief information officer awards team category Oct. 7.
Life-support Airmen offer keys to survival
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) Like James Bond being led through a showroom of new gadgets, a pilot is introduced to the latest and greatest gizmos that will get him out of a jam. In the back corner of the 17th Special Operations Squadron here is a hi-tech superstore that supplies special operations Airmen in the Pacific with modern kits that chip in big when the chips are down....
link
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.


Hey Gang,
 
You've got to see this.
 
http://www.copywriting.com/video/
 
Table of Contents
...FAA Works to Finalize Student Sport Pilot Applications...
October 7, 2004 - FAA has amended its earlier statement that sport pilot applications will not be accepted until January 15, 2005. Today, FAA Light-Sport Aircraft Branch Manager, Martin Weaver, confirmed that while the new FAA Form 8710-11, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application—Sport Pilot, which individuals seeking a sport pilot certificate will use won’t be available until January 1, 2005, it will be possible to begin applying sooner. To do so, sport pilot applicants will use the current FAA Airman Application, Form 8710-1. However, Weaver added that the FAA policies and procedures required for designated pilot examiners and inspectors to issue student pilot certificates won’t be available until November 15, 2004, so no action will be taken on any applications until those policies and procedures are available ... ...
FAA Releases LSA Repairman Training Guidelines...
October 7, 2004 - Another milestone was reached this week in the implementation of the new Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft rule with the release of FAA Order 8000.84 , Procedures To Accept Industry-Developed Training For Light-Sport Repairmen. This document specifies the instructions needed by, for example, EAA SportAir Workshops and others, to apply to have a repairman course approved by the FAA. With its official release, instruction providers can now move forward in getting their courses accepted....
B-17 Fuddy Duddy Makes Triumphant Homecoming During EAA ‘Salute To Veterans’ National Tour...
October 7, 2004 - A rare World War II-era B-17 bomber, which had been sidelined for several years before returning to the sky this summer, makes a proud homecoming October 14-18, as EAA’s national “Salute to Veterans” Tour comes to Elmira, New York. The B-17 Fuddy Duddy, owned by the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Elmira, will return to its hometown for the five-day tour stop. This airplane, one of only about a dozen airworthy B-17s left in the world, was inactive until it was resurrected to fill out the remainder of EAA’s national tour this summer. The airplane was leased to EAA after that organization’s B-17, , suffered damage in a landing-gear incident at Van Nuys, California, in May. That airplane is now back at Oshkosh undergoing full restoration ... ...
EAA Reviewing New TSA Flight Training Security Document - UPDATE...
October 7, 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 an outline on the new rule and its effect on all pilots ... ( )...
Final Reflections from Mojave...
October 5, 2004 - EAA web editor Ric Reynolds spent the last week in Mojave, Calif., chronicling both successful flights of Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne as it won the $10 million Ansari X Prize.
IATA - International Air Transport Association
AACO 37th Annual General Meeting
The 35th Assembly of ICAO The International Airline Industry
The McGill Worldwide Conference on Current Challenges in Aviation.
EU Block Exemption
http://www.bell47helicopterassociation.org
CAN WE REACH 500 BY ROTORFEST OCT 16, 2004? WE NEED 31 MORE MEMBERS! BRING YOUR 47 AND GET A FREE 2X3FT  BELL 47 POSTER! ...
FLYER Air Portal - FLYER Diary
19: FLYER Professional Flight Training Show , Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel. Leading exhibition for those wanting to fly for a career. All sorts of exhibitors, seminars and things to do
8-10: FLY! The London Airshow , Earls Court. New last year, bigger and better this year! WIll be building on the great success of the inaugural show
12-18: Sun 'n Fun , Lakeland, Florida, USA. The second biggest fly-in in the world, and a traditional curtain-raiser on the US light aviation year
May 2005
13-15: Aerofair 2005 , North Weald. Leading GA business event. Your chance to see and experience the real aircraft on the tarmac and in the air
PilotWeb
Rutan's prize
 Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne flew into suborbital space for the second time in five days on Monday, winning the $10 million Ansari X Prize....
Can you see it?
A new method of measuring visibility at aerodromes becomes effective from 25 November. Can you understand what's proposed?...
AOPA wins airfield battle
The European Commission has gone back to the drawing board to formulate new draft rules for aerodromes....
9/10... Precision Flying: BPPA Competition...
Andrewsfield, Essex ...
10/10... 2004 Autumn Air Show...
Duxford, Cambridgeshire ...
10/10... End of Season Fly-in...
Popham, Hampshire ...
10/10... Open Cockpit Day & Helicopter Experience Flights...
The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset ...
11/10... RAeS Prestwick Branch Lecture: The BAE Systems Hawk,...
BAE Systems, Prestwick ...
http://aviation.org
Aviation Safety Connection
Go to: http://aviation.org
Cockpit Concepts: October 5, 2004
 


Hypoxia, Another Story.
In earlier issues of Cockpit Concepts we looked at the topic of hypoxia and referred to the Ready Room topic, Decompression Incident | Boeing 727-290. Because of the insidious nature of oxygen depravation, the cockpit situation on this US scheduled airline flight became chaotic--the captain incapacitated and incoherent, the flight engineer slumped over the console and the flight attendant unconscious on the deck. The inexperienced first officer, with only 10 hours in type, responded by donning his oxygen mask and commencing an immediate descent, saving the flight.

Another incident appeared as an article in Soviet Life (now Russian Life) circa 1990. It was reported in another aviation forum and can't be verified. Nevertheless, the story is instructive. It seems that Soviet pilots were required to pass a routine medical preflight (for intoxication) in this military organization. The cargo jet's crew members were still inebriated and didn't report for their preflight checks. Instead, somehow they managed to board the airplane in the run-up area through its rear hatch. The hatch was not properly secured and, as the airplane climbed to altitude, a slow loss in pressure resulted. All aboard lost consciousness. Eventually the cargo jet ran out of fuel and slowly descended. At lower altitude the cockpit crew regained consciousness and ended up making an "heroic" deadstick landing.

Neither of these incidents resulted in tragedy and, as a result, we are able to find humor in the stories. Plus, there are lessons to be learned. What is striking to me is the ineffectiveness of these pilots' high altitude training. In this era with its emphasis on team concepts and dynamics we can't neglect individual responsibility. Regardless of deficiencies in training provided, we need to know our personal strengths and limitations imposed on us in the aviation environment, and be committed to act accordingly. A large degree of self examination and mental preparedness is required to bear this responsibility (as the 727's FO was able to do).

Off the soapbox.

--Bob Jenney (rmj@aviation.org)
 

Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.
Biman Bangladesh Plane Skids Off Runway...
EU Rejects US Termination Of Aircraft Subsidy Pact...
"Humming" Sex Toy Shuts Australian Airport...
Singapore Plane Diverted To UK After Bomb Threat...
Singapore Airlines Cuts Jobs At Info-Tech Unit...
Airbus A380 From Perfect Flight...
Version 2.04 Of FScene2004-Europe Fall...
Biman Bangladesh Plane Skids Off Runway...
EU Rejects US Termination Of Aircraft Subsidy Pact...
FlyTampa Releases San Francisco Airport...
Fly-In Internet TV In English...
"Humming" Sex Toy Shuts Australian Airport...
Singapore Plane Diverted To UK After Bomb Threat...
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FS2004 A-7E Corsair II VA-86 grey color....
Continental Boeing Boeing 747-200 PW....
Boeing 747SP-27, Braniff International Airways....
Scottish Twin Pioneer, RAF....
Junkers Ju52 v60, Heather Aviation Ltd. - Float....
Aermacchi MB-339 PAN - Century V 3.0....
Pan Am Boeing 747-212B....
PBY5A Catalina VP-44 1942, Battle of Midway Search Plane....
PZL 104 Wilga 80, Aeroklub Wroclawski & Aeroklub Polski....
USAF B-58 Hustler....
Boeing 737-800, Delta Airlines, Hapag-Lloyd, Qantas....
Fairchild C-119, Italian Air Force....
FS2004 Lockheed U-2R (TR-1A/ER-2) Dragon Lady.
Imperial War Museum - Home
cComing Soon. Opens 14 Oct 2004. Interactive exhibition featuring extraordinary escape attempts from German POW camps during WW2....
New at Imperial War Museum North for October half–term... New at Imperial War Museum North for October half–term
X-Plane v7 - Laminar Research
.NOTE: Plane-Maker 8.00-Beta-4 is here now...
NOTE: X-Plane 7.62-RC-2 is here now...
Home of the X-Plane Flightsim Community
SpaceShipOne Wins the X-Prize
Moment ago SS1 broke the 62 mile altitude limit for the 2nd time within two weeks and won the X-Prize. Incredible news. Congradulations Scaled Composites. Official altitude has not been verified but as of right now, looks like about 350,000 feet. ...
 
Plane Crash Info.com
...October 5, 2004      ...
Near Kaduqli, Sudan...
Sarit Airlines...
Antonov AN-12...
ST-SAF...
El Obeid - Juba...
4 4...
The crew of the cargo plane reported an engine failure and tried to divert to the nearest airport but the aircraft crashed and burned in a wooded area...
news_updates
Friday & Weekend - ... See related stories in Thursday's news...
Airbus Reacts "Forcefully" to US/Boeing Trade Complaint...
US & EU Swap Airbus/Boeing Subsidy Charges - This has been building for some time, it's about to blow...
Aviation Daily Article has some more detail.  US has also withdrawn from aircraft trade bilateral.  Serious stuff...
Airlines Are Dropping Unprofitable Routes...
Airport Fire Departments Need Improvement...
Want to Sell Rocket Rides?...
FACTOIDS...
Lufthansa Jet Diverted by Israeli Authorities...
US Airways Pilot Union Discusses Pay Cuts...
X Prize to Become Annual Event...
SpaceShipOne Wins X-Prize...
FAA Misses Some Performance Goals...
Recent Confession on Government Contracts May Spur Lawsuits Against Boeing...
US Airways to Cut $45M in Management Pay...
Vibrator Shuts Down Australian Airport...
SpaceShipOne to Shoot for $10M Today as they attempt second launch.  See their WEBSITE...
US Airways Pilots Not Too Sure About Latest Offer...
 
Aircraft for sale at AircraftDealer.com - Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by Brokers, Dealers, and Individuals
1974 King Air 200 for sale
1974 King Air 200...
1999 Citation Ultra for sale
1999 Citation Ultra...
 
Embraer
REPUBLIC CONVERTS ADDITIONAL EMBRAER 170 OPTION
Order to enter Embraer’s third-quarter 2004 orderbook
EMBRAER ATTENDS 2004 DEFENDORY DEFENSE EXHIBITION
ISR Systems and other defense products in the spotlight
EXPRESSJET AIRLINES JOINS NEW EMBRAER CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning program uses teamwork approach for spare parts management ...
Mirage 2000 BR...
The Rule of 70 to 110
Embraer Market Outlook
Engineering Specialization Program (PEE)
ESAC - Embraer & Suppliers Advisory Council
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Eclipse Chief Stands by VLJ Air-Limo Concept...
Vern Raburn Discusses Impact of Technology on Aviation at Forbes CEO Forum...
 
Welcome to Cessna.com
Cessna Delivers First Citation Sovereigns
ALPA Portal
Captain Woerth Testifies on Pensions
October 7 -- The Senate Commerce Committee hosted a hearing on airline pensions today. Click here to read the oral summary .   Click here to read the written submission....
ExpressJet Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement  
AeroKnow
   On September 17, Michael Schratt returned to AeroKnow to continue his black projects research. Here he is going through the files, while holding a model of his prime interest illustrated in the retouched picture above this one. ...
Schra9043.jpg (19897 bytes)
   Here, Michael is more obvious, posing with the model in front of part of the AeroKnow collection of aviation monographs. The model carrier is the background is a scratchbuilt, donated to the collection by emergency physician Dr. Harry Coyle of Waterloo, Iowa during a visit to the collection in 1993....
Schra9046.jpg (16305 bytes)
    Before returning to Chicago, Michael went through the files of interest to pull clippings of interest which he borrowed and had returned via First Class less than a week later. ...
propb.jpg (6333 bytes)
      Dave (last name unknown) sent us these pictures of a propeller blade he purchased at a garage sale and wonders what aircraft it might have flown on - Bonanza? Aztec? 182?... prop2.jpg (14890 bytes)
     This picture, taken in his kitchen shows the value of natural light outside. ... propa.jpg (4645 bytes)
     So we know it's a Hartzell, and this is really the kind of answer E.A.A. could probably provide faster, but if you know what aircraft flew with this prop, please e Dave directly - Skybabies33@aol.com...
October 8 -- latest issues of Air & Space Smithsonian and Journal:
        American Aviation Historical Society indexed
October 5 -- A new page: AeroNews, presenting texts of news releases recommended
        by AeroKnow supporters  ...
 
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
... - Ryanair Sells Boeing 737-200 Fleet for $10m
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
EU Transport Ministers meet...
CAA introduces new Safetycom radio frequency...
BA publish latest passenger capacity stats...
Microlight couple found dead...
SpaceShipOne goes for the X-Prize...
 
Aircraft, Airplanes, Sale / wanted, all aviation classifieds Jenny's to Jets
...Douglas wanted
Aviation Today - First Choice of Aviation Insiders Worldwide
...Safety Board Working to Resolve Unrequited Recommendations
Carriers Face New Pension Burdens When Stopgap Law Expires in 2006
Secure Flight Program Subject To Industry Oversight
As US Airways' Pilots Face Pay Cuts, Regional Pilots Won't
EADS Nabs DHS Helicopter Contract
Bombardier / Aerospace
...Bombardier Aerospace Aligns CRJ Production Rates With Anticipated Market Demand For Next Fiscal Year...
 
Jet Aviation | 2004 Press Releases
...... Jet Aviation Launches JetResponse™ AOG Program to Provide 24-Hour Maintenance Rescue...
10/05/04... Jet Aviation Receives STC for New Modular Unit Interior Upgrade for Corporate-Owned MD-11 Aircraft...
10/04/04... New Appointments in Sales and Maintenance at Jet Aviation London Biggin Hill and Singapore...
09/28/04... Jet Aviation Launches Privileged TRAVEL™ in the U.S. — a Unique, New Charter Travel Card Program that Features a 10-Hour Introductory Card
FLIGHT TRAINING EUROPE---- Latest News
Britannia Airways at Jerez
Britannia Airways have visited Jerez twice in recent weeks.
On Monday 27th of September Captain Nick Winspear flew one of the Airline's B757 aircraft to Jerez on a charter flight. ......
British Airways SSP Scheme Launched at Jerez
British Airways Flight Manager Pilot Recruitment, SFO John Monks, used his visit to Jerez on Friday 24th September to announce British Airways' decision to reintroduce their Self Sponsored...
MedAire Pressroom, providing information on health and security assistance around the world.
...MedAire Overcomes Time Limitations during Critical Evacuation
When called to assist with the recent evacuation of a diver on Dominica Island in the Caribbean, MedAire's Global Response Center learned that it had only one hour to transport the injured 23-year-old to Martinique Island before its airport closed. Despite a 40-minute flight-time to Martinique and poor telephone connections, MedAire was able to secure an air ambulance provider and successfully transport the diver, who was suffering from decompression syndrome.
News
...Rockwell Collins TTNT successfully demonstrated at JEFX 2004
Aircraft for sale recent listings at aerobuysell.com
...737-200-15 pax, now available for lease on ACMI ... 4094-1SC...
More... Need DC-9- 31 / 32 NOW for purchase... 4092-1ld
Roke Manor Research Limited: Technology Solutions for Communications and Electronic Sensors
...We made the world's first 3G transmissions to an aircraft ....
Bellanca, Citabria, Bellanca-Champion Club Official Site
...East Coast Fly-In East Coast Fly-In
From our East Coast Fly-In
above: Rick & Andree Hadden & their 1973 Super Viking
right: Drew Eginton and his Witmer-restored Turbo Super Viking
for over 16 years, these classifieds help our members sell and find their planes and parts.
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
TOMCATTERS – The sun sets behind a pair of F-14D Tomcats assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron 31 while being transferred to the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Indian Ocean, Sept. 26, 2004. The Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing 14 are participating in a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas ...
Insurgent Attacks Decrease on Troops in Iraq...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2004 – Despite what is predominantly reported by civilian media outlets, the number of attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq has decreased, the deputy operations director for Multinational Force Iraq said today during an interview from Baghdad.  ...
European Command Combats Terror Threats ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2004 – Africa is also a front in the global war on terrorism, according to the U.S. general responsible for U.S. military operations and military-to-military ties in Africa. ...
Absentee Voting Week Kicks Off Oct. 11...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2004 – Oct. 11-15 has been designated Absentee Voting Week by the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Overseas voters should vote and return their state absentee ballots or the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot during this week, according to federal voting officials.  ...
Global Posture Update - U.S. to redeploy 12,500 troops from Korea by 2008...
Enduring Freedom Marks Three Years...
Combat Bonds Last a Lifetime ...
Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2004 – "The reason I'm still on active duty is because of the young guys I worked with in combat who followed my orders and died," said Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "There is no way I can repay them or repay their parents or their families other than to come to work every day and try to do the best I can."  ...
Army Reserve Trains Iraqi Troops ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2004 – The U. S. Army Reserve's 98th Division (Institutional Training) is heading to Iraq to take the lead in a historic training venture. The reserve division will speed the training of the new Iraqi army.   ...
Information Officers Get Awards...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2004 – The Defense Department honored its top information and knowledge workers Oct. 7 for their transformation efforts.  ...
Soldier Says Iraq Duty Exciting...
Indiana Army National Guardsman Spc. Teresa L. Morris BALAD, Iraq – "I feel I've come full circle. I've gotten to finish what I started," said Spc. Teresa L. Morris.  ...
Best Aviation Sites
...Aviation Net - Italian Aviation Website
Aviation Net is a Web magazine covering the world of aerospace. You'll find the latest news about aviation, aerospace and defence, free sms, product technical information ...
Planemad.net... 30 ...
Will Fly For Food - Pilot Interview Gouge... 49 ...
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Wings Over Philadelphia...
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Luchtzak Aviation...
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The Lost Squadron Museum - Official site of Glacier Girl, the World War II P-38 rescued from the Greenland Ice Cap
... There has been a last minute change to Glacier Girl's travel plans. She will be going to Tyndall AFB instead of Eglin AFB. For more information see ...
Fly Glacier Girl on Microsft Flight Simulator 2004 :
10/07/2004
Fly Glacier Girl in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 tm and support the museum via the add-on design skills of David Copley.
 
EAA Sport Pilot Magazine and Sport Pilot Information
...FAA Works to Finalize Student Sport Pilot Applications
October 7, 2004 - FAA has amended its earlier statement that sport pilot applications will not be accepted until January 15, 2005. Today, FAA Light-Sport Aircraft Branch Manager, Martin Weaver, confirmed that while the new FAA Form 8710-11, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application—Sport Pilot, which individuals seeking a sport pilot certificate will use won’t be available until January 1, 2005, it will be possible to begin applying sooner. To do so, sport pilot applicants will use the current FAA Airman Application, Form 8710-1. However, Weaver added that the FAA policies and procedures required for designated pilot examiners and inspectors to issue student pilot certificates won’t be available until November 15, 2004, so no action will be taken on any applications until those policies and procedures are available ...
FAA RELEASES LSA REPAIRMAN TRAINING GUIDELINES
October 7, 2004 - Another milestone was reached this week in the implementation of the new Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft rule with the release of FAA Order 8000.84 , Procedures To Accept Industry-Developed Training For Light-Sport Repairmen. This document specifies the instructions needed by, for example, EAA SportAir Workshops and others, to apply to have a repairman course approved by the FAA. With its official release, instruction providers can now move forward in getting their courses accepted.
Project Magenta - News
October 2004 - Gothenburg - Sim Build Conference
We had a great time at the first Sim Build Conference in Sweden. Many thanks to Claes and Patric for organizing it.
Claudio Azimonti, Jonathan Richardson, Patric Moreau, John/Chris Whitley, Marc Teichtal,
Claes Heijbel, Enrico Schiratti in the Gothebunker. (Photo Credit: John)
As promised, both presentations I made there can be viewed/downloaded following the links below:
www.projectmagenta.com/news/products.swf (1.8 MB)
www.projectmagenta.com/news/pmsystems.swf (400 K)
 
Flight Simulation
Images of the 2. german flightsimulator-conference...
Take a look at images of our last fs-conference in the Airport-Forum located at the Airport Paderborn/Lippstadt.
Spanish distribution by Draque Multimedia...
For Spanish customers please take a look at their spanish website for product information, purchase of products and to receive technical assistance:
[www.draque.com]...
simFlight Awards 2004...
The simFlight-Awards were held in the course of the 2. german flightsimulator-coneference.
 
National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
Three Days to Go: NBAA2004 Launching With Record Exhibitor Count; TSA's Stone to Keynote Opening General Session...
Online Registration for NBAA2004 Is Now Closed; On-site Registration Opens Monday at 8 AM...
To avoid lines, attendees who need to register or pick up badges for NBAA2004 are urged to visit the NBAA Registration Desk in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, on MONDAY, October 11 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m....
NBAA2004 Air Traffic Issues...
NBAA Supports Planned Development for Hilton Head Airport...
Hilton Head Airport... Download the letter (49 KB, PDF)...
European Union’s Regulation 785/2004 to Impact International Operators...
E.U. Regulation 785/2004... mnichols@nbaa.org... bstine@nbaa.org...
NBAA Announces Press Conference Schedule for NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention...
Review the latest version of the Press Conference schedule....
NBAA Welcomes New Traffic Manager, Conventions & Seminars...
What's New?
Bob Aikens shares three 1/48 scale A-4 Skyhawk Adversary projects from Revell. ESCI and Hobbycraft with us, including 13 images.
On Testor's ScaleWorkshop, Jamie Haggo presents an article describing the construction and painting of his Hasegawa 1/48 scale Henschel Hs 129.
Joel Cordsmeyer brings us five images and a description of his 1/48 scale Revell B-58, "The Pulaski Hustler" , in a new Gallery.
Tonight we have images of the brand new 1/32 scale resin cockpit in the Black Box Combat Series for the Trumpeter Su-27....
7 October, 2004...
Geoff McDonell presents his 1/72 scale Italeri Douglas DC-3 in a new Feature with 4 images.
In the Gallery, we have ten images of ICM's 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI by Wojciech Perkowski.
Pavla's new 1/72 scale Gloster G.40 Pioneer , including images of the kit's resin and plastic parts.
Ken Bowes reviews the new Aerofax book, Tupolev Tu-134 - the USSR's Short Range Jet Airliner , including an image of the cover.
We have Preview images and information on the new 1/32 scale F-15C/F-15E Corrected Turkey Featherless Exhaust Nozzles from Cutting Edge
Diedrich Wiegmann has built a test shot of Revell's new-tool 1/72 scale MiG-21F-13 . Nine images of the completed model are included in the Gallery.
Roger Fabrocini has a short Feature on building his 1/48 scale CF-104 Starfighter, based on Hasegawa's F-104G kit. Eleven images are included.
1/48 scale F3H-2N Demon from Grand Phoenix , including images of all the kit parts - plastic, resin, photo-etched, masks and decals.
Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman reviews the new Mushroom publication, "PZL.23 Karas" . Good timing for the forthcoming Mirage kit!
Mick Toal brings us nine images of his 1/35 scale vignette, "Dressed to Kill - Russian Snipers' Nest" , using Dragon figures....
5 October, 2004...
Glenn Irvine presents a new Feature on a challenge between model club members that resulted in a Hasegawa 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 . Glenn's Feature includes nearly 40 photos!
Glenn has also launched his own resin accessory brand, Wedgetail, and his debut offerings are three sets of 1/32 scale propeller blades for Bf 109s and the Fw 190D-9 . Images of the parts are included in the review....
4 October, 2004...
Jan Forsgren presents his award-winning 1/72 scale kitbashed Junkers Ju 88G-6 in a Construction Feature tonight, including 19 images (with plenty of in-progress photos)
Steve Palffy has already finished basic construction of Azur's 1/32 scale Polikarpov I-16. I have posted some comments and photos of construction to date in a Gallery.
Willy Peeters' latest cartoon subject in the Gallery is an A-1H Skyraider
Valom's 1/72 scale Blackburn Firebrand TF.Mk.II , including images of all the kit's plastic and multimedia parts.
Cutting Edge Decals' 1/32 scale release, F4U-4 Corsair Part 3
Taro Chinen has sent photos from the All Japan Plastic Model & Radio Control Model Show 2004 of the forthcoming 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109F from Fine Molds .
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MUSEUM
...Grumman OA-12 'Duck'
The OA-12 "Duck" is the U.S. Air Force version of the Navy J2F-6 amphibian. It was derived from the XJF-1, a Grumman amphibian that flew for the first time in May 1933. Later, Grumman built a variety of JF- and J2F- series aircraft that were used primarily by the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, before and during . After the war, air-sea rescue duties assigned to the USAF's Air Rescue Service required special aircraft for overwater missions. So in 1948, the USAF acquired eight surplaus Navy J2F-6s for air-sea rescue work. Five were designated OA-12s and sent to Alaska for duty with the 10th Air Rescue Squadron (the other three disappeared from the records and apparently went to an allied country under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program). Memphis Belle to find new home at AF Museum
B-17F "Memphis Belle" 10/5/2004 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials announced plans Oct. 4 to relocate the World War II B-17 "Memphis Belle" to the Air Force museum near Dayton, Ohio.
No date has been set, but officials said they expect the move to occur before the end of the year in conjunction with activities planned to observe the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.
"We are grateful to the Memphis Belle Memorial Association for its preservation and restoration of the Memphis Belle," said retired Maj. Gen. Charles Metcalf, museum director . "We have enjoyed the partnership over the years and look forward to the continued collaboration as we make this transition." ( more... )

    

 

 

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