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Sun Oct 24 2004
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Airshow Gallery
 
tra...Duxford Airshow
 
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
Thousands help make AOPA Expo 2004 one of most successful ever...
More than 11,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts made the second-most successful ever, just missing the record set in Palm Springs two years ago. And thanks to three days of sunny weather, some 1,200 pilots were able to fly in.
"11,185 pilots can't be wrong," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "AOPA Expo is the general aviation convention. It's the one place where pilots can see the vast array of general aviation products and planes, learn to be safer, better pilots, and hear directly from top government officials whose decisions affect GA."
Expo visitors packed the general sessions that began each of the three days. More on AOPA Expo 2004
(October 23)
AOPA senior management team outlines successes and goals
AOPA's senior management team took the stage at today's general session at AOPA Expo to showcase the association's many accomplishments and give members a preview of what to expect in the coming months.
In his opening remarks, AOPA President Phil Boyer cleared up confusion about WAAS — the Wide Area Augmentation System — with a video presentation showing how the GPS-based system can be used to fly instrument approaches to ILS-like minimums at airports without instrument landing systems.
Senior Vice President of Government and Technical Affairs Andy Cebula emphasized the work that his division does to protect airports across the country — work augmented heavily by the more than 1,700 AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers. More on the Team AOPA general session
Watch a video about WAAS [broadband connection recommended].
Photo: AOPA President Phil Boyer and senior management — Andy Cebula, Jeff Myers, Karen Gebhart, Bruce Landsberg, John Yodice, Tom Haines, and Harvey Cohen — report to the members during the Update From AOPA Headquarters general session.
(October 23)
TSA head hears GA concerns from AOPA members
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief David M. Stone heard concerns about restrictions on general aviation flying directly from AOPA members at a well-attended AOPA Expo general session on Friday. The questioning became passionate at times but ended with a standing ovation when Stone pledged to come back next year.
In opening remarks, Stone said the TSA depends heavily on partnerships within the aviation community, including the AOPA Airport Watch program , to achieve its goals. He said TSA does not want the government to put up temporary airspace restrictions "...just to feel good, without realizing the ramifications on access" to the air transportation system. More on the general session with Adm. Stone
Watch videos of the general session: Part 1 Part 2 [broadband connection recommended].
(October 22)
Blakey supports WAAS, opposes user fees
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told pilots via satellite at AOPA Expo's opening general session on Thursday to use the new Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) or risk losing it. It provides vertical guidance during approaches. If GA pilots are slow to equip their aircraft with WAAS-capable GPS units, funds meant for WAAS development might instead be switched to other areas of the strained FAA budget, she warned. In other remarks, Blakey prepared the pilot community for the upcoming contract award in January 2005, allowing private industry or a government group to operate the flight service station system, excluding Alaska. There will continue to be no fees to pilots for briefings once the competition for managing the flight service stations is completed. Blakey also reiterated her opposition to user fees for providing air traffic services to pilots. For more on Blakey's speech, see Virtual Expo
Watch videos of the general session: Part 1 Part 2 [broadband connection recommended].
(October 21)
Air Force Link
Crash victim identified
Department of Defense officials identified an Airman who died in Afghanistan on Oct. 21.
Online write-in absentee ballot offered for overseas voters
Deployed or stationed overseas and still waiting for your state absentee ballot to arrive in the mail? There's no need to sweat it out any more.
Lending a helping hand in Uzbekistan
KARSHI-KHANABAD AIR BASE, Uzbekistan (AFPN) After cruising through the gates of a Karshi City orphanage, Airmen and Soldiers from here stepped out of their convoy vehicles. They were deployed on a special mission: to bring smiles and a bit of joy into the lives of the children who live there.
Graduation day
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) Gen. John P. Jumper, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, administers the oath of enlistment to Airmen graduating Basic Military Training here Oct. 22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jack Braden)
First ‘unmanned’ B-2 takes flight
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AFPN) Maj. Kristin Goodwin speaks with a crew chief before she and Capt. Jenn Jeffords fly a training sortie in a B-2 Spirit bomber Oct. 18.
Officials announce 2004 awards for air mobility excellence
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFPN) Airlift/Tanker Association officials recently announced the 2004 award winners for excellence within the air mobility community.
DOD program provides technology for disabled workers
A Department of Defense program that provides the technology and services disabled workers need to use computers and other basic office equipment evens the employment playing field for the disabled. It also makes it easier for managers to hire them, said Dinah Cohen, the DOD official who has run the program for the past 14 years. ...
 
WSDOT Aviation Home Page
Air Search Continues for Missing Single-Engine Plane...
Paine Field Ready to Break Ground for Their New Aviation Museum and Boeing Tour Center
Table of Contents
EAA Affiliate NAFI Successfully Lobbies for Relief From Onerous Security Requirements...
October 22, 2004 -- The National Association of Flight Instructors, an affiliate of the Experimental Aircraft Association, today announced revisions to national security policy answering concerns that NAFI voiced earlier this week.
"We sought to alleviate some of the onerous recordkeeping that recently enacted security policies would have heaped on individual and small-business flight instructors," said Rusty Sachs, NAFI executive director. "The exemptions announced by the TSA [Transportation Security Administration] make a step in the right direction, easing the burden on our members without compromising national security in any way" ... ...
LSA Industry Standards Now Available Through ASTM International...
October 21, 2004 - More than two years of cooperative work by aviation industry officials, user groups and government agencies are paying off for sport pilots, as ASTM International is releasing the first edition of consensus standards for light-sport aircraft. This set of standards represents a milestone for recreational aviation, as it marks the first time that non-government entities joined with the Federal Aviation Administration to draft and approve aircraft manufacturing and maintenance standards ... ...
Young Eagles Raffle Winner Claims Prize...
October 21, 2004 - Jeff Morris, EAA member from Wisconsin Dells, Wis., has attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for many years, and he always makes a point to enter the Jaguar Young Eagles raffle. That persistence paid off this year as his was the lucky ticket drawn to win a brand new, top-of-the-line Range Rover valued at approximately $80,000. Morris and his wife, Marci, who together own and operate a Caribbean-themed restaurant in the bustling Wisconsin Dells tourism area, traveled north to Bergstrom Premier Motorcars in Appleton, Wisconsin, where their prize was waiting ... ...
Copperstate Marks Successful 32nd Year...
October 21, 2004 - About 8,000 people attended the final EAA regional fly-in of the season, the 32nd annual Copperstate EAA Regional Fly-In, held October 7-10 at the Phoenix Regional Grand Valley Airport (A39). Like all the other events this year, sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) was front and center, as Ron Wagner, manager of EAA field relations and SP/LSA authority, conducted seven well-attended sport pilot forums. He also spoke with many EAAers at the EAA membership tent throughout the weekend ... ...
Fall DreamLaunch Tour in Full Swing...
October 21, 2004 - The fall segment of the National DreamLaunch Tour is well underway, including several tour stops by Jamail Larkins, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) student and EAA Young Eagles pilot & spokesman. Earlier this year, Larkins visited 18 cities in an airplane provided by Cirrus Design. His goal is to encourage middle and high school students thinking about careers in aviation. He also provides several EAA Young Eagles flights along the way. (Several reports from Larkins' journeys can be found on the EAA Young Eagles website) ... ...
 
Plane Crash Claims 2004 EAA Grand Champion, Steven Caldwell...
October 20, 2004 - Steven Caldwell, winner of the Gold Lindy-Grand Champion Kitbuilt award at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, died on Thursday morning, October 14, when the award-winning Glasair II-RG (N706C) he was piloting crashed at Hermiston Municipal Airport (S22), Oregon. He was 61 ...
IATA - International Air Transport Association
Crisis Management 2004 , "Emergency awareness and preparedness in times of low incidence" - 25-27 October 2004, Montreal, Canada
Airport Operations Conference 2004 , "Partnership for Change" - 27-29 October 2004, Brussels, Belgium 
AVSEC World 2004 , "Aviation Security:  It's Everyone's Business!" - 3-5 November 2004, Vancouver, Canada
PilotWeb
24/10... Restoration Weekend...
The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset ...
24/10... Aviation & Military Book Fair...
Chatham, Kent ...
24/10... October Fly-out to the Channel Islands...
Old Sarum, Wiltshire ...
25/10... Family Event, The Big Draw...
Duxford, Cambridgeshire ...
25/10...
Whittle Hall, RAF College, Cranwell ...
 
Imperial War Museum - Home
Film Season - Black Poppies: Black History Month
1 Oct 2004 to 31 Oct 2004
Location: IWM London - The Cinema
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
- FSfreeware Announce - Canada Roads - - Canada Roads package to be available from FSfreeware somentimes during the first half of November - Will cover about 80 % of the Canadian territory - with the rest 20 5 or so to be released as  soon data for those areas became available. Mapser will begin distribution of Canada Roads - Almost Immediately - where Members will find shortly a New - Canada Roads Maps - from wich they will be able to start Replacing their Canadians Default Roads. - - No extra Fee is required for Mapserver Members - to enjoy this new great FSfreeware product!! or any other FSfreeware Vtp Lwm scenery - wich will come in the future! -  - Click picture to enlarge to see Canada Roads.   - - - Ontario will be the First Province to became Available at  Mapserver - - - in just Few Hours!!  - - Final Released package - on one single download to be delivered at as the project is completed.
Mapserver Members: Please note - 19.2 m usa terrain files - will be postponed - to allow Canada Road Developments. Thanks - FSfreeware.
- FSfreeware Release - Afghanistan - Rivers and  Roads - - We are pleased to announce the the first package - Depicting Rivers and Roads (as a warm up to start) is being release by Fsfreeware.  This package covers the whole of Afghanistan - installing new roads and rivers.  A small reminder to much more to come to all our supporters - with this Warm up Package!!  and - - at no extra Fees to pay - to all Mapserver Members!!  - - You never have a better time to became a Mapserver Member -  and Support FSfreeware!  in exchange we'll deliver you - nice scenery - at no extra Cost - and maintain FSfreeware Library online and Fast and Free - just for YOU!! - - Afghana - Roads and Rivers - shortly at Mapserver and FSfreeware shareware shop for only 9.99 us $. Thanks. - - Fsfreeware designers are happy to keep our lwm vtp scenery developement going - and we are fully supporting customers feedbacks and suggestions in order to improve our lwm vtp scenery - especially - country wide packages - our packages are very flexible to allow changes and improvements - when in if required.
- Calais (France) - 1 m pixel Sintetik Mesh - -   Highly realistic daytime Vfr Flight over Calais and its immense beaches!!  100% The Real Thing!! Click Picture to Enlarge.    - - -  Real World Scene 1 - Calais France - is  Now  Available from Mapserver   (at no extra cost for Members) -  and From Fsfreeware Shareware Shop as single purchase!! 
X-Plane v7 - Laminar Research
NOTE: Briefer, Airfoil-Maker, and Plane-Maker 8.00-Beta
 
Home of the X-Plane Flightsim Community
XCoPilot "Life on Board" Sound Pack #1
October 19, 2004 »
One month after the CoPilot release, we are very proud to present you the XCoPilot "Life on Board" Sound Pack #1.
This new sound pack is a pure American ATC sounds Pack including more than 217 new REAL sounds for Ground, Tower and enroute centers.
Visit the XCoPilot site.
In an effort to continually improve the XCopilot LoB software we need YOUR help! If you fly on a passenger category aircraft, either as passenger or crew and you are willing to help please contact Stef...
 
Plane Crash Info.com
October 19, 2004      Time: 07:50...
Near Kirksville, Missouri...
Corporate Airlines...
Bae Jetstream 3201      5966...
N875JX      875...
St. Louis, MO - Kirkville, MO...
15 13       Ground: ...
The twin turboprop crashed 4 miles south of Kirksville while on approach to Kirksville Municipal Airport. The plane clipped tree tops before crashing on its belly into a wooded area. Data show the plane descending then climbing slightly in the last four seconds before impact. The plane lacked a modern terrain warning system which will be required equipment next year....
AP...
 
news_updates
Supersonic Business Jet in the Near Future? - Could be, if these folks get their wish
American to Lay Off 400 at Kansas City Maintenance Base to stem the bleeding
Maintenance Outsourcing is Questioned - Is it unsafe?  ...
There are many labor & economic issues here, many agendas.  We can't declare that it's safe or not but there are some legitimate questions.  When times are hard, economic margins suffer and cutbacks are inevitable.  Where will those cutbacks come from?  Probably places that won't be terribly obvious to passengers.  On the other hand, so far we're still safe, accidents & incidents from shoddy maintenance don't seem to be showing up.  So far.
Delta Bankruptcy May Come Soon if analysts are correct
Bombardier, Embraer Orders Suffer in nasty economy
US Airways Pilots Accept 18% Pay Cut as airline works to get out of second bankruptcy
Commuter Crash Survivor Remembers Noise, Screaming - Two survived, 13 died
Thur sday 
13 Dead in Commuter Crash   but two survived, which truly beats the odds...
No cause determined yet but the NTSB will figure it out well after the public has forgotten about it.
Customs Strike in Australia May Shut Country Down - Planned for 24 hours, be aware
Supersonic Business Jet? - Could be, if these folks can pull it off
Continental Posts Loss in Third Quarter Foresee RED through 2006
Northwest Posts Loss, Too but better than expected
Well, OK, Delta, Northwest AND American Post Losses but it's the way things are these days...
Say, is anyone out there interested in entering aviation?  Just thought we'd ask.  It's an economic IQ test......
Airline Industry is Bleeding - high fuel costs and low fares are killing us.  Maybe we'll find the bottom some day
US Airways Says They Won't Sell Planes - This is a serious political, economic, union issue
Continental May Have "Significant" Loss unless airline economy turns around.  Not likely
Boeing Reaped Huge Profits for Security - Maybe too much, says Inspector General
Air Cargo Security Not as Easy as Touted experts say.  And they have a good point
Small Plane Crashes Hear Martin Luther King Home - Two killed, no other serious damage...
This may not have made the news if it hadn't happened so close to a "newsworthy" location.  Let's face it, general aviation doesn't make the news.  Maybe it's because the general public only pays attention to the "News about me".
Delta Announces Huge Loss in 3rd Quarter - Analysts say bankruptcy is "virtually inevitable"
US Airways to become "Low Cost Airline" - low costs, quick turnarounds will start in spring 2005
Bomb Scare Evacuates N - Somebody heard somebody say "bomb" into a cell phone
EU Considers Punitive Tariffs Against Boeing because of tax breaks WTO said violate trade rules
TV Emits Crash Signal, Rescue Crews Descend on Dorm Room - Oregon student was a bit surprised
Aircraft for sale at AircraftDealer.com - Used Aircraft and New Aircraft for Sale by Brokers, Dealers, and Individuals
1966 Cessna 172... 1985 Hawker 800A for sale
1985 Hawker 800A...
1976 Beech Bonanza A36 for sale
1974 Cessna 177 Cardinal... 1999 Cessna Skyhawk 172SP for sale
1999 Cessna Skyhawk 172SP...
Performance Aircraft Sales...
 
Embraer
EMBRAER REPORTS THIRD-QUARTER 2004 DELIVERIES AND ANNOUNCES NEW 2004 AND 2005 DELIVERY FORECASTS
NEIVA IND. AERONÁUTICA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Company’s main product is Ipanema crop-dusting aircraft
ETHANOL-FUELED IPANEMA CERTIFIED BY THE CTA
The Ipanema is the first series production aircraft in the world coming out of the factory certified for flying with ethanol
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Startup Eclipse Already an Economic Force
EAA e-Hotline
Eclipse Has 100 Percent of Production Suppliers on Board
Aviation International News - Convention News
VLJs' Impact is Still Up in the Air
BCA Show News
Eclipse 500 on Track for 2006 Certification, Deliveries to be Accelerated
NBAA '04: Eclipse Unveils Product Support Plan for Eclipse 500 Jet
Aviation International News - Convention News
P&WC Top Exec Sees R&D Payoff
Aviation International News - Convention News
Eclipse Cuts Months From Delivery Lag Time
 

 
A few openings are left in the following classes:
 


AIRCRAFT DESIGN using FINITE ELEMENT METHODS. Sat and Sun, Oct. 30-31,
2004. In Monterey, CA.
A Two-Day Intensive Seminar/Workshop. Conducted by: MARTIN HOLLMANN, M.S.
This seminar is intended for all who have an interest in designing and
building their own aircraft. Each student will learn c.g., a.c., stability
calculations, V-n diagram, wing sizing, fuselage plot, fuselage loads, and
the NISA finite element analysis program. All programs run on a PC using
Windows 2000. Each student will receive a copy of the full blown NISA fea
Program, 1,000 DOF, that can do statics, dynamics, composites, thermal, and all
new aircraft design programs that run on Windows 2000. Cost is $495.
Advanced registration is necessary.

HANDS-ON FLUTTER ANALYSIS. Sat. and Sun, Nov. 13-14, 2004. In Monterey, CA.
A Two-Day Intensive Seminar/Workshop. Conducted by: MARTIN HOLLMANN, M.S.
This seminar is intended for all aircraft designers who have an interest
and a need to solve subsonic aerodynamic flutter problems using a PC. Learn
the steps for solving flutter problems starting by setting up a finite
element analysis model using NISA of the aircraft lifting surfaces and
entering modal and frequency data for the Subsonic Aerodynamic Flutter
Program called SAF. Each participant will receive a full blown copy of the NISA fea Program, 1,000 DOF and an evaluation SAF Program. Cost is $580.

For more information look at our web-site at www.aircraftdesigns.com  CLASSES or call 831-649-6212.

Airbus - About - index
...AIRBUS SUPPORTS THE STRENGHTENING OF FRENCH-CHINESE EDUCATIONAL TIES
A Chinese delegation of government and university representatives toured the A380 final assembly in Toulouse during a visit organised to increase educational cooperation between France and Chine.
The tour followed the signature of a letter of intent that will foster several initiatives to develop Chinese engineering expertise. As a major employer of international aeronautical engineers, Airbus fully supports the new cooperation agreement between China and France.
Welcome to Cessna.com
Sovereign Travels Transatlantic Non-Stop
Navy League
...NAVY LEAGUE ENDS SUPPORT OF SEA POWER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Navy League of the United States, the nation's largest civilian association supporting American sea services and personnel, has withdrawn its support of the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) Sea Power Ambassador Program. Read the press release.
BAESYSTEMS.com
...  ... Revised Eurosystems Transaction Reached...
13 Oct  ... BAE SYSTEMS to Provide F-16 Support...
12 Oct  ... BAE SYSTEMS Provides Countermeasures for U.S. Army Aviation
Airline Accident and Airline Safety and Security Information for Passengers and Aviation Professionals
...AmericanConnection Fatal Event in Missouri
AeroKnow
October 23 -- We are now including the contents of the latest issues of
        World Airshow News, T H E magazine for airshow enthusiasts and professionals.
        More information about the publication, how to obtain it and index to the
        September-October issue
October 24 - 1918 -- The first Fokker D.VIII arrived at the front after the earlier E.Vs had been
        tried and sent back following wing failures.
October 25 - 1930 -- Transcontinental and Western (TWA) opens first trans-USA air service
        simultaneously from New York and Los Angeles.
October 26 - 1958 -- On the same day of the first trans-Atlantic commercial Boeing 707 flight, with
Pan Am, from New York to Paris, the Boeing B-52G flew for the first time.
October 27 - 1931 -- A Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk successfully "trapped" aboard the dirigible USS Los Angeles.
October 28 - 1962 -- The production Westland Wasp HAS.1 helicopter flew for the first time.
October 29 - 1918 -- The Czechslvak Air Force was formed.
October 30 - 1979 -- The McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 began carrier acceptance trials.
Awhile ago, I thanked Jim Skeeters, owner of the Real Estate Center in Springfield for being AeroKnow's first sponsor, a business who backed up kind wishes with equally kind financial support, and I wondered who would be the second. The answer is. . . .
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For the bird's eye low-down on this fine publication, visit www.worldairshownews.com and tell them AeroKnow sent you.
         Now that we know the second AeroKnow sponsor, it's time to ask, Who will be the third?
          To learn what I have in mind, write
AeroKnow is also sponsored in part by Real Estate Center, Springfield, Illinois. Jim Skeeters...
 
Wings around the World
Polly has been awarded the Royal Institute of Navigation's Certificate of Achievement for the second time and is the only pilot who has received this honour twice.
She was presented with her Certificate by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Institute's annual awards ceremony held at the Royal Geographical Society on 20 October.
The citation reads:
"In recognition of your epic solo flight 2003 - 2004, the Council has awarded you the Institute's Certificate of Achievement"
We are delighted that Polly's efforts have been officially recognized.
schedule
...Wings Over Houston, Ellington Field, Houston TX (cancelled)
 
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
Aircraft missing in Scotland...
The search continues for a Cessna 406 twin-engined aircraft which disappeared on 22 October whilst en route from Stornoway to Inverness. Radar and comms contact were lost when it was near Loch Broom at about 1130 ...
CAA issues bonfire night safety warning...
CAA issues bonfire night safety warning In the run up to Bonfire Night, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has drawn attention to its safety guidelines covering large-scale public events.
Fatal approach accident...
On 19 October at around 1930 local, a BAe Jetstream 32EP flew into a wooded area whilst on approach to Kirksville Municipal Airport, Missouri. Remarkably, 2 of the 15 on board survived.
Total lunar eclipse on 28 October...
Total lunar eclipse on 28 October In the early morning of 28 October, British astronomers and the general public will have the chance to watch one of the night sky's most beautiful events - a total eclipse of the Moon. ...
UKAB publishes 11th airprox report...
The eleventh report of the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) was published today, 21 October. It covers statistics for all of 2003, comparing these with results from the previous ten years, together with findings on recorded Airprox ...
Airways New Zealand to introduce 30/30 separation...
New Zealand's air traffic management provider, Airways New Zealand, intends to reduce its air traffic separation within the Auckland Oceanic FIR (flight information region) down to 30 nautical miles longitude and 30 ...
Chinook caused fatal riding accident?...
Chinook caused fatal riding accident? A horse rider was thrown from her horse and killed when a RAF helicopter flew over her at a reported 30 ft in June 2003, an inquest was told on 18 October.
 
Flying Scholarships for the Disabled - Latest News
...Great Prizes from the British Disabled Flying Association
Win a flight in a Jet Provost or a flight with world record winning Polly Vacher in her Dakota
BDFA's 2004 Grand Prize Draw for their Bulldog Appeal is taking place on Saturday 18 December. Other prizes include flights in a Robinson R44 Helicopter, a CAP 10, a Honeywell TB10, a Piper PA28, a Sky Ranger microlight and free luxury meals for two people.
Tickets cost £5 and are available from www.bdfa.net or by sending a cheque (payable to BDFA) with a SAE to Malcolm Hollinshead, BDFA, Building 174, Biggin Hill Airport, Main Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 3BN.
 
Learn to fly in Wiltshire with Aero School Kemble
Sunday 31st October - Visit to Cardiff Air Traffic Control - call the club for more information
Sunday 14th November - Alderney day trip fly out
Wednesday 16th November - PPL holders fly out to Beaujeu for the Beaujolais Nouveau Celebrations
Friday 19th November - Aeroplane Tug of War Competition in aid of Children In Need - We need team members - no experience required!
Saturday 20th November - METEOROLOGY GROUND SCHOOL DAY - this will be a regular occurence on the third Saturday of every month.
Monday 22nd November - Club visit to Compton Abbas for CAA safety Evening - by air or minibus depending on the weather!
Friday 10th December - Christmas Dinner, dance and awards ceremony at the Cotswold Hoburne. £26 per person and £14 per person for on site accommodation in the adjacent chalets.
2005
January - Helicopter trial day - trial flights available all day with Astra Helicopters who are now based at the club. Costs and dates to be advised
February - Microlight trial day - trial flights available all day with Kemble Flying Club who are based over the road. Costs and dates to be advised
March - Jet Provost day - the return of Eddie Todd and his Jet Provost - book early to avoid disappointment. Read the newsletter for members experiences last time he came to Kemble!
Press Releases by ARINC
...Philippine Airlines Chooses ARINC Network Service for Savings, Efficiency at 3 More Airports
Aviation Today - First Choice of Aviation Insiders Worldwide
...Lavish TSA Birthday Party Deemed Excessive
It used to be that wine was expensive - but how about $64 for a gallon of hotel coffee? ...
American Airlines Tries to Pin Blame on Design Defect
Sharp Run-Up Of Jet Fuel Prices Fails To Spark Lawmakers
U.S. And U.K. Disagree On Employee Inspection Practices
Pinnacle Sets New Height Limits After Its First Fatality
Canada: No MHP Contract Signing With Sikorsky Pending Oct. 26 Hearing
Bombardier / Aerospace
...U.S. FAA Purchases Bombardier Global 5000 ...
Bombardier underscores innovation at NBAA...
Bombardier Signs with Air Canada for up to 90 CRJ Regional Jets...
Bombardier Learjet 40 Business Jet Makes First-Ever Appearance in South Africa ...
Bombardier Aerospace Maintains Regional Jet Delivery Schedule ...
Bombardier Learjet 40 Business Jet Makes Debut In Nigeria...
 
Whats New
...... The Lancaster and Her Crew by Harry Verhees
FLIGHT TRAINING EUROPE---- Latest News
British Airways recruits Jerez Graduates
The team at Jerez is delighted and proud to announce that in the last two weeks British Airways has selected nine of our graduates for their SSP programme.
 
News
...The Rockwell Collins Environmental, Safety and Health Fair
32nd Annual Signal Regimental Symposium
 
Bellanca, Citabria, Bellanca-Champion Club Official Site
...for over 16 years, these classifieds help our members sell and find their planes and parts. 
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
LETTER PERFECT – An Afghan boy writes the English alphabet in a class sponsored by 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Frank Magni...
Nation Makes Progress on Homeland Defense ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2004 – His signing of the 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act Oct. 18 provides the "essential resources" needed to protect the nation's skies, ports and borders, President Bush noted today. ...
Rumsfeld, Korean Official Discuss Issues...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2004 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Republic of Korea Defense Minister Yoon Kwang Ung conducted a press briefing today in which they addressed a variety of issues, including increased violence in Iraq and force realignment issues on the Korean Peninsula. ...
U.S. Removes Iraq From Terrorism Sponsor List ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2004 – The State Department removed Iraq this week from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. This represents an important symbolic act and show of support for Iraq's interim government, according to Secretary of State Colin Powell. ...
60th Anniversary of Battle of Leyte Gulf...
 ENVIRONMENT...
'Green' Procurement Policy Benefits Environment ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2004 – The Defense Department issued a new procurement policy this week urging employees and military to "buy green." The new policy requires the department's civilian and military personnel to buy products and services that benefit the environment. ...
Zarqawi 'Senior Leader' Captured, Soldiers Wounded...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2004 – Multinational forces captured a "senior leader" from terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi's inner circle today in a raid on a safe house in Fallujah, Iraq.   ...
Retired Marine First Sergeant Inspires Youths, Lives Dream ...
Retired 1st Sgt. Tony R. Bryant MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. – More than 29 years after he enlisted, retired 1st Sgt. Tony R. Bryant continues to mold young men and women into better citizens as a Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor in Charlotte, N.C. ...
 
Best Aviation Sites
PC-7 Team Homepage
Homepage of the Swiss Air Force PC-7 TEAM ...
  Mile High Club... 137 ...
The official web site of the Mile High Club -- the exclusive club that pilots, flight attendants and daring airline passengers have been whispering about since early flight. ...
FS Support und virtuelle Flugschule für Simmer... 96 ...
FS2002/2004 Support, Helpchat, großes deutschsprachiges Forum, aktuelle Informationen rund um die Simmerei und Anbindung an die besten Repaints im Netz ...
 
The Aerodrome Gallery - Main Index - Powered by PhotoPost
dawnpatrol1.jpg                         How to ruin your breakfast...
 
Venik's Aviation
...... Back to USSR...
 
The Lost Squadron Museum - Official site of Glacier Girl, the World War II P-38 rescued from the Greenland Ice Cap
... As previously posted, Glacier Girl will not be in the museum from today until November 19th. For more information see ...
Mazda/Harley Raffle:
413 tickes left
As of 10/22/2004
Winchester 94 Raffle:
433 tickes left
As of 10/22/2004
Tickets are available at the museum and
See this article for Raffle details.
Albuquerque Soaring Club Webpage
The 2005 OLC season has begun
Congratulations to everyone at Moriarty for placing well in 2004.  Now let's get out there and do even better in '05.
October 18 marks the beginning of the wave season with two GREAT flights submitted to the OLC by our guys.  It's time to dig out those electric socks and start racking up miles! - 10/18/04
EAA Sport Pilot Magazine and Sport Pilot Information
...LSA INDUSTRY STANDARDS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH ASTM INTERNATIONAL
EAA’s Lawrence chairs ASTM committee that created aircraft standards
October 21, 2004 - More than two years of cooperative work by aviation industry officials, user groups and government agencies are paying off for s, as ASTM International is releasing the first edition of consensus standards for light-sport aircraft.  This set of standards represents a milestone for recreational aviation, as it marks the first time that non-government entities joined with the Federal Aviation Administration to draft and approve aircraft manufacturing and maintenance standards ...
FAA SET TO LAUNCH SPORT PILOT EXAMINER APPLICATION PROCESS
October 19, 2004 - The Federal Aviation Administration's assurances to EAA that the agency will continue to expedite creation of sport pilot/light-sport aircraft infrastructure took another step forward today, as the FAA is ready to begin the sport pilot examiner (SPE) application process.
Martin Weaver, FAA Light-Sport Aircraft Branch Manager in Oklahoma City, reported today that the form that sport pilot examiner candidates must complete, FAA Form 8710-12 (Light-Sport Standardization Board-Designated Pilot Examiner Candidate Application), is now available on the Light-Sport Aviation Branch (AFS-610) website at http://forms.faa.gov/forms/faa8710-12.pdf   ...
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1/72 scale Academy TBF-1 Avenger...
1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback...
CAC Boomerang low over the jungle canopy of New Guinea...
"The Long Drag - a Short History of Target Towing"...
Linden Hill Decals' new 1/32 scale release, "Flankers On Patrol - Guardians of the North. Arctic Su-27s" ;...
Su-27 Airframe Stencil Data decals in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scales....
1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 with the Type 110 cowl (Erla build)...
1/48 scale Tamiya P-51D Mustang finished as a striking Canadian Mustang Mk.IVa...
Roden's new 1/48 scale Fokker D.VII (OEW Early Built)...
Aires' 1/48 scale F/A-18C Hornet replacement cockpit...
Eagle Strike's 1/48 scale release, "Birds of Prey - Warhawks & Kittyhawks Pt.1"...
decals that will suit the forthcoming Classic Airframes De Havilland Vampire FB.5...
1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88C-4 from the Italeri C-6 kit...
"So, where is the cockpit?"... featuring Tamiya's 1/48 scale V-1 Flying Bomb...
1/48 scale Eduard P-39N Airacobra...
Osprey Publishing's "49th Fighter Group - Aces of the Pacific"...
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Cutting Edge Decals 1/48 scale "Early Messerschmitts Part 1"...
two 1/32 scale MiG-3 kits...
a pair of Tamiya 1/48 scale P-51Ds finished as two Mustang Mk.IVs. ...
Roden's brand new 1/48 scale Bristol F.2B Fighter...
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Aires new 1/48 scale Heinkel He 162 cockpit,...
Classic Publications' "Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in North Africa"
National Museum of the United States Air Force
Noorduyn UC-64A "Norseman"
The UC-64A is a ten-place, single-engine utility transport manufactured by the Noorduyn Avaition, Ltd., Montreal, Canada. First flown in 1935, the Norseman was designed for rugged Canadian bush country operations and could be equipped with wheels, floats, or skis. Before WW II, 69 were delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force as trainers. After service testing seven YC-64s, the U.S. Army Air Forces adopted the aircraft in 1942 as a light transport. Noorduyn produced 762 Norseman for the USAAF before the war ended. Of these, 749 were UC-64As, including three that went to the Navy as JA-1s and six that were equipped with floats for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The last Norseman was produced in late 1959. ...
Museum Changes Name A dramatic era of change and growth continues to unfold at the Air Force's national museum with the institution launching a formal name change.
The United States Air Force Museum has ceased to be and the National Museum of the United States Air Force has been born. ... Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Recollections of a Pioneer
Sergei I. Sikorsky
This lecture traces the development of aviation from the legends of prehistoric mankind to the present day. After briefly reviewing some of the legends and early attempts to fly, the lecture describes the birth of heavier-than-air powered flight.
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AA expands Asia service...
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Pinnacle Airlines crash...
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Transasia aircraft off Taipei runway...
Virgin Express picks Valencia...
Virgin Blue service update...
New Direct Services...
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Increased Services for the Holiday Season...
Iraqi 737 on ferry flight...
N239US at Vienna (Planes.cz)...
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Continental starts Hiroshima flight...
KLM emergency landing...
Delta emergency landing...
EasyJet aborted takeoff...
Flyglobespan expands for summer 2005...
Copa orders Embraer aircraft...
JAT to buy new Boeing aircraft...
Druk Air takes 1st A319...
Continental to start Stockholm service...
SN Brussels moves at Stockholm...
Ocean Airlines 747F...
D-ABYO (Ulrich Hoppe)...
Route changes at US Airways...
BRA adds a B767-300 to its fleet...
PR-BRW at Amsterdam (Melvin Jansen)...
Air Nostrum expands from Asturias...
Turkish plans A330 routes...
Continental emergency landing...
Sata to launch Azores-London route...
SAA Express adds Lubumbashi...
BA takes 1st A321...
Caucasus Airlines suspends operations...
Ksavia An74...
YL-KSA at Riga (Ton Jochems)...
Lan Peru resumes service...
SAS offers more SHA & NYC flights...
Bmi Baby birdstrike...
Kalitta 747 loses engine...
Azteca takes a pair of 737-300s...
Excel Airways adds Kenya flight...
 
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New Journal articles on the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations are posted on the IBAC website. Click on IS-BAO Articles to see current list.
New Security Guidelines for Ground Handling Facilities
IBAC and the International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (IAOPA) have combined forces along with a number of other associations such as NBAA, NATA, GAMA and GBAA to develop a draft of a Security Program for ground handling facilities. The final model program is expected to be published in December.
Planning for 2005 IS-BAO Workshops
Nine IS-BAO workshops were conducted in 2004 due to increasing demand from operators for an introduction program. Approximately 8 to 10 workshops will be held in 2005. If you consider that there is sufficient demand in your area for a workshop, contact IBAC.  See -   for schedules.
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