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Mon Nov 08 2004
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Warbird Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft
Another Political Threat to Warbirds In the USA
A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2005 would ban any U.S. citizen from engaging in any activity "that disturbs, removes or injures any sunken military craft," including airplanes. This could halt efforts to remove old aircraft wrecks and restore them to airworthy condition.
Over the last two decades, a number of historic aircraft have been recovered from various underwater locations, often at great personal expense to the individuals or groups involved. In most cases, the Department of Defense has shown little or no interest in such activities, or in the aircraft -- and has certainly never endeavored to recover and restore such aircraft themselves. Why they have decided to change this stance is beyond any rational person's understanding.
Thus, it is once again time for the historical, archeological and warbird communities to fight this legislation so it does not become law.
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
Alien Flight Training/Citizenship Validation Rule...
AOPA President Phil Boyer is hosting Pilot Town Meetings in Huntsville, Alabama, tonight; Daytona Beach, Florida, tomorrow; and Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday....
Confused? View the latest information in AOPA's Guide to TSA's Alien Flight Training/Citizenship Validation Rule...
AOPA to help TSA revise citizenship validation rule Partnership aimed at ensuring appropriate GA security measures DHS logo
The head of the TSA has made good on a promise to AOPA members. On Wednesday Rear Adm. David Stone sat down with AOPA President Phil Boyer and senior members of AOPA's Government and Technical Affairs (GTA) staff. The purpose of the meeting: Get AOPA and TSA working together to ensure that security concerns can be met without imposing onerous or ineffective regulations on general aviation.
"It makes no sense for TSA, with all of its security knowledge, and AOPA, with all of its knowledge of GA, to not work together," Boyer said at the meeting. "That's obviously the best, most effective way for us to achieve our common objectives of a safe country and a healthy and growing GA community."
Stone committed to the meeting two weeks ago in responding to a withering barrage of questions from some of the 1,200 AOPA members who attended his presentation at AOPA Expo in Long Beach, California. Many of the questions centered on the so-called alien flight training/citizenship verification rule that imposes a whole range of requirements on pilots seeking training and their flight instructors.
"The GTA staff has made solid inroads on amending and clarifying this rule ," said Boyer. "But what we really need to do is back up from the details and get a macro understanding of what the TSA is trying to accomplish. And then put the unique resources of AOPA to work to help them do it." TSA has recently tried to amend the rule with piecemeal changes, such as exempting those involved in glider and hot air balloon training from the rule's requirements.
House committees Bush reelected; many GA friends return to Congress
President George W. Bush won his hard-fought battle for a second term in the White House. Bush, who flew F-102 fighters in the Texas Air National Guard, will be returning to the Oval Office, ensuring that many familiar faces will remain in place at the FAA and other regulatory agencies.
So what do the presidential and congressional elections mean for general aviation?
"Who controls the executive branch is important, of course, but over the long term, it is Congress that sets the course for aviation through legislation and control of the purse strings," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "AOPA's friends and contacts remain in the top positions on the four congressional committees key to general aviation — in the Senate, the Commerce and Appropriations committees, and in the House, the Appropriations Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Air Force Link
Air Force aircraft join Fallujah offensive
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFPN) U.S. Air Force aircraft launched precision munitions to destroy preplanned targets here Nov. 4.
Air Force leaders premiere new uniform
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) When Air Force leaders arrived at this forward-deployed location Nov. 4, they wore the latest proposed replacement for the battle dress uniform.
Hercules crew, passengers survive enemy fire
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) It was a bright, clear day when an Air Force C-130 Hercules with 57 Soldiers aboard took off from an airfield in northern Iraq bound for a forward-deployed location. The flight seemed to be routine until the pilot thought he heard a “thud.” Then, according to the aircrew, the flight became anything but routine.
Air Force’s top leaders visit Southwest Asia
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) The Air Force’s top civilian, officer and enlisted leaders visited more than 5,000 Airmen at this forward-deployed location Nov. 4 as they kicked off their swing through Southwest Asia.
Stratotanker crew comes to aid of F-16 pilot
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) The Yogi Berra saying that “it ain't over ‘till it’s over” seems to be the most appropriate way to describe one particular flight over Iraq in October, when a KC-135 Stratotanker crew thought they had completed their mission and were returning to their forward-deployed base.
Camp Zama Airmen provide vital communications link
CAMP ZAMA, Japan A small group of Airmen at this Army installation provides vital worldwide communications links for the Department of Defense and its allies in the Pacific region.
Air Force selects 32 captains for intern program
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) The Air Force Intern Program Central Selection Board selected 32 captains from among 487 candidates nominated by senior raters from across the Air Force. The board was held Sept. 20 to 24 at the Air Force Personnel Center here....
 
WSDOT Aviation Home Page
Air Search Locates Wreckage of Fatal Cessna 172 Crash...
Search Suspended for Missing L-39 Plane
EAA - The Leader in Recreational Aviation - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
.Mojave Aerospace Ventures Gets the Ansari X Prize...
FAA Posts Airman Knowledge Test Questions...
AFS-610 website... Airman Knowledge Tests...
TSA Issues Stolen Aircraft Advisory...
See the Advisory...
October Statistics a Wake-up Call...
EAA Halls of Fame to Induct Eight...
webcast live...
TSA Security Awareness Training For Flight Schools Now Available...
large (40 mb) download... TSA website...
EAA Confirms FAA Procedures for Sport Pilot Examiner Applications...
First selection board convenes November 29...
AFS-610...
NAFI Sport Pilot Symposium Success Leads to Plans for Series...
EAA Air Academy Receives Re-Accreditation From American Camping Association...
LSA Expo Participants Pleased With Inaugural Event...
EAA Reacts to Aircraft Salvage Language in Defense Authorization Bill...
Free SP/LSA Program at Peachtree City, Georgia Next Week...
ASTM Committees Modify Standards to Meet Final SP/LSA Rule...
Final Preparations Made for Sebring...
EAA Leads ASTM Committee Meetings in Sebring...
mandated...
EAA's Haunted Hangar Coming This Weekend...
For EAA'ers, Membership Includes Help and Advice...
EAA prepares to give members a leg up when applying for designated sport pilot examiner...
recent release
IATA - International Air Transport Association
Traffic Improves But Bottom Line Worsens
"Airline-Airport Partnership" - ALFA-ACI Geneva
The 35th Assembly of ICAO - Views on the International Airline Industry
 
PAMA
Call for Nominations: 2005 Awards
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is calling for nominations for its annual awards. The awards will be presented during PAMA’s annual symposium o n March 10, 2005, in Las Vegas The PAMA Awards Program promotes recognition of the professionalism and dedication of the individual aviation maintenance professional. We encourage nominations of those who deserve recognition and support for outstanding services to the aviation maintenance profession and the community they serve.
November's spotlight is on the FAA First Federal Credit Union
PAMA has teamed up with FAA Credit Union to give PAMA members access to their investment services.  FAA First has a 55 year history of serving and meeting the needs of those in the air transpotation industry.  They will provide much needed retirement, college savings and basic investment guidance to our members, in addition to financial colums in   Please check back soon for a link to their website inviting PAMA members to apply for banking services.
Press Release
 
PRESS RELEASE – 26TH OCTOBER 2004
 


Product:        PRIVATE PILOT 2  
Developer:     Abacus
Genre         Microsoft Flight™ Simulator add-on 2002/2004
Platform:        PC CD-ROM
Release         29th October 2004
SRP             £24.99


“Control Tower to Private Pilot 2 – Great loop-the-loop!”

Are you bored with Virgin Trains?  Does the M25 have you tearing your hair out?  Did British Airways lose your suitcase again?  Then ditch public transport and go private – Private Pilot 2 that is.  With this exciting new Flight Simulator 2002 / 2004 add-on, there’ll be no more standing from Euston to Manchester, queuing to get onto the M4 or wearing the same pants for three days whilst B.A. try and find your luggage.   Instead it’ll be “doors to automatic”, and “Sierra Foxtrot 21. You’re clear to take off on runway one!”  Moments later you’ll be soaring across the skies at your own pace enjoying the freedom to roam wherever you want your small plane to take you.    And of course, unlike larger commercial aircraft, you're not limited to long runways and boring old air traffic control restrictions.  Who needs them?  

Take advantage of the flexibility to fly wherever you want in an Aerostar 700, an Aviat Husky, a Cessna 185, a Diamond Katana, a Pilatus PC12 or a Piper Tri-Pacer.  Private Pilot 2 includes a challenging obstacle course that you fly to improve your skills plus there’s also the choice of six custom sceneries including Odessa the Pilot Racing Course, Smokey Creek and Grant County International Airport.                               

At no extra cost, each plane is delivered with a minimum of three paint schemes. Try asking for that at your local Ford dealership!  The only drawback with Private Pilot 2 is that the neighbours won’t see you coming into land (which technically they could if you had a long enough driveway!)

For more media information and to download screen shots, please go to:

http://www.contact-sales.co.uk/PrivatePilot2.htm

For consumer information go to:

http://www.contact-simulations.com

First Class Simulations
PO Box 137
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OX27 7JS
United Kingdom

Tel:  01869 346104
Fax: 0870 132 1026

For press enquiries contact Richard Barclay on 020 7386 7398 or richard@richardbarclaypr.co.uk



For publishing and distribution enquiries contact Robert Stallibrass on 01869 346104 or roberts@contact-sales.co.uk

About First Class Simulations

First Class Simulations is a dedicated publisher of add-ons for Microsoft flight and train simulation products.  The company is a division of Contact Sales Limited.  

About Contact Sales Limited

Established in 1997, Contact Sales is a UK-based distributor of computer game software and their associated peripherals.  The company was voted ‘Distributor of the Year 2003’ by the National Association of Specialist Computer Retailers.  It signed its first publishing agreement in 1998 and now handles product for Abacus, Aerosoft, Lago, Wilco, NBG Blue Sky, Halycom Media GmbH, The Heritage Collection and Whiptail Interactive.  

About Excalibur Publishing

Set up in 2004, Excalibur Publishing is the PC video game publishing arm of the group.   Its aim is to bring good quality, original and innovative products to the PC games player.

FLYER Air Portal - FLYER Diary
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PilotWeb
.Is the CAA right to add navigation to the Licence Proficiency Check?...
No...
Yes...
Thielert’s 4-litre V8 diesel
Thielert Aircraft Engines has received EASA type certification for its Centurion 4.0-litre V8 diesel. ...
Stiffer check at revalidation
Pilots who have to take a Licence Proficiency Check to revalidate their licence will also be tested on en route VFR navigation. ...
US revises 'alien' rules
The US government has revised the rules regarding flight training in the US for non-US citizens....
Award for Airbus heroes
The three-member crew of a DHL Airbus hit by a surface-to-air missile after it took off from Baghdad Airport has been given an award by GAPAN.  ...
22/10...
8/11... RAeS Prestwick Branch Lecture: Fighter Aircraft Life Support Systems...
Aviator Suite, Prestwick International Airport ...
9/11... RAeS Loughborough Branch Lecture: Flying & Operating Microlight Aircraft...
Brockington Building, Loughborough University ...
9/11... RAeS Marham Branch Lecture...
RAF Marham, Norfolk. ...
10/11... Aviation Lecture...
AV8 Bistro & Restaurant, Kemble ...
 
http://aviation.org
Aviation Safety Connection
Go to: http://aviation.org
Cockpit Concepts: November 5, 2004
 


Use of Rudder for Roll Control.
At the risk of violating the long time tradition of avoiding Monday Morning Quarterbacking after an aviation accident, I'd like to make the following observations on the American Airlines A-300 Airbus that crashed shortly after departing JFK due to structural failure of its vertical stabilizer. NBC news recently reported the NTSB findings and also the responses of both American and Airbus. Unfortunately, both positions were driven by the legal aspects and subsequent liability issues and so, as is often the case, the truth gets buried somewhere in between. What makes it unfortunate is that, while the liability issues get protected, the aviation issues that might help pilots avoid making the same mistake in the future get lost in the shuffle.

My initial pilot training in the Air Force included one flight in which we rolled the T-38 with rudder alone. The message was: "If, for whatever reason, you need additional roll authority, the rudder can provide it for you." It was a message like spin recovery that I stored away and hoped I would never have to use (but also never forgot). As a result of the two commercial airliner "upsets," one the United 737 in Colorado Springs and the other the USAir 737 in Pittsburgh, the industry became concerned that too many pilots had no experience in aerobatics or extreme unusual attitude recovery. As a result, the entrepreneurs of the industry jumped at the opportunity to sell "Upset Training" in small, aerobatic aircraft.

The NTSB concluded that the American crash resulted from the pilot moving the rudder from full throw to one side back to full throw to the other side, actions the vertical stabilizer was not designed to withstand--and it failed. The fact that a limit on rudder throw existed was not known by the Airbus pilots. Furthermore, those trained in "upset recovery" were taught to use the rudder aggressively. The end result of these two conflicting factors became a recipe for disaster.

So, what is the conclusion of this message?
1) Be aware that the rudder can assist you in roll control.
2) Understand that some aircraft, particularly those with hydraulic powered flight controls, might have limits on reversing full rudder throws. If the aircraft manual does not reference such limitations, do not assume they don't exist.
3) When using rudder to assist in roll control, gauge the aggressiveness to be commensurate with the recovery required: if you are upside down, obviously be aggressive; but if you are experiencing some wake turbulence, be judicial.


I pass no judgment on what has been done in the past, but only attempt to learn from it for the future. Any comments?

--Norm Komich (jnk@aviation.org)

Imperial War Museum - Home
What's on in November?...
Free Admission to Duxford on Remembrance Sunday... Free Admission to Duxford on Remembrance Sunday...

 
X-Plane v7 - Laminar Research
...X-Plane 8.00 Beta-17 is now here for Macintosh, Windows, AND LINUX!
Download X-Plane 8.00 Beta, and order your X-Plane 8.00 Beta CD now!
Home of the X-Plane Flightsim Community
A further minor update to the X-Plane airport and nav-aid data based upon DAFIF cycle 2004.11 is now available (Nov 5 2004) that corrects some minor problems:
- Some more duplicate airport data has been removed.
- Some duplicate nav-aids (60) have been removed.
- Many minor data adjustments (eg. offset LDA to KSNA runway 19R).
As always, go to http://www.x-plane.org/users/robinp for the new data.
This data is for X-Plane 7.40 - 7.62 and for X-Plane 8.00 (currently in beta testing). This is likely to be the data included in the final release of X-Plane 8.00 when the beta testing cycle is completed. I do not anticipate publishing another data update until the next DAFIF cycle (late November) - so there is lots of time for you all to send me any further updates!
Helpful feedback is appreciated. Nov 8 Deadline for Flight Sim Art Contest
November 1, 2004 »
November 8th is the deadline for entries for the first annual Flight Simulator Art Contest sponsored by the San Diego Aerospace Museum and Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures.
Over 1800 entries that have been received so far from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and Venezuela. The images are on exhibit at http://www.barnstorming.com/Entries/
Contest rules are available at http://www.barnstorming.com/rules.php Updated Official Airport and Nav-Aid Data for 7.40 - 8.00
November 1, 2004 »
New airport and nav-aid data for X-Plane 7.40 - 7.62 was published last week. A minor update, based upon the same DAFIF cycle 2004.11 is now available (Oct 31 2004) that corrects some minor problems:
- Some duplicate airport data has been removed.
- Some user-supplied nav-aid and ILS enhancements have been added.
- The data is now compatible with X-Plane 8.00 (currently in beta testing).
As always, helpful feedback is appreciated. With the huge number of updates included in these files, it is very likely that there will be some further errors that will need correcting.
 
Aviation Safety the monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention.
.Mid-Teens Physiology
Climbing to the flight levels puts your body through major changes that mere oxygen can’t address. Here’s what’s going on and some tips on how to minimize the effects.
Insurer’s Wish List
The FARs set minimum standards everybody is free to exceed. But what would they look like if aviation insurance companies wrote them?
Redundant Singles?
Some basic planning and a few bucks means redundancy in a single doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. Here are some tips on making it so.
Straight Ahead
Directional and lateral stability help make an airplane a good IFR platform. Here’s why along with some tips on how to measure it.
When Feathers Fly
Birdstrikes are a growing problem for all types of aircraft and all operators. Here’s why, along with some tips on minimizing the risk.
Ice Box
This time of year, almost any forecast includes a chance for airframe ice. Here’s why to pay attention.
news_updates
Video Recorders May Replace Black Boxes...
110 Airbus A320s for Air Berlin...
$5 Per Meal on Alaska...
Delta Details Plans to Lay Off 7000...
Fuel Shortage Causes Nigeria Air Traffic Shutdown...
November 1-7, 2004 ...
New Jersey Elementary School Strafed by F-16 - Looks like a training run gone bad...
OK, it's not commercial aviation but it's definitely "newsworthy"...
ACLU Argues Against No-Fly List - If you share a terrorist's name?  "Get used to it"...
Airlines Divert Flights for Icelandic Volcano as it erupts through glacier...
EADS (aka Airbus) Showing Great Profit as deliveries surge...
LOOK OUT FOR THE NAKED MAN! - Angry passenger disrobes & attacks plane...
US Elections Throw Aviation Legislation Into Flux as changes abound...
7E7 Humidity Promises to be Higher Than Past Airliners because of new technology...
Feeling Fat? Well, airlines are paying for heavier passengers, we're ALL fatter...
Air Berlin to Buy up to 110 Airbus Planes along with Austrian partner NIKI...
US Willing to Cut a Deal With EU Over Boeing-Airbus Spat - Brinksmanship vs Statesmanship...
Northwest Pilots May Take Cuts to Help Airline Survive - 15% pay cut may keep airline alive...
Malaysia Airlines to Buy 39 New Planes - Now the question is, Boeing or Airbus?...
American Airlines to Cut More Jobs but no word on how many or where...
Airbus Rudder Control Systems Questioned after 2001 accident and a series of problems...
GE Bails Out Delta with US $500M loan.  Delta gets reprieve through winter...
US Airlines Face Problems "This is like the steel industry" one says - big shakeout may loom...
O'Hare May Get Fewer Flights to help avoid gridlock.  No surprise considering past problems...
Tuesday - Slow news week so far......
US Airlines Fight for Asia Routes as possible salvation in tough times...
Airbus to Set up Engineering Center in China - Good move, China is about to BOOM...
Northwest Recalls 600 Flight Attendants - That's almost half of the total laid off ...
Mid-pacific Emergency Field May be Shut Down - Which will impact many twinjet operators...
Note: Above is a NY Times article, registration is free...
October 25-31, 2004 ...
Independence Air Shifts Business Policies After Huge Losses...
Rising Fuel Costs Negate Airline Struggles...
Delta May Still go Bankrupt...
Southwest May Move Into Chicago...
Airport Screeners Need More & Better Training...
Southwest First Come First Served Seating in the Past?...
Delta Pilot Deal May Not Save Airline...
NTSB Recommends Rudder Rule Changes...
Delta Reaches Concession Deal With Pilots...
Boeing Reports 78% Rise in Earnings...
ATA Files for Bankruptcy...
America West May Make a Bid for ATA...
4 Killed in Small Airplane Crashes...
International Air Traffic Up in 2004...
2001 Queens Crash Caused by Improper Rudder Use...
NTSB Accident Investigation Page...
Delta Buys Time With $600M American Express Deal...
ATA Files for Bankruptcy...
NASCAR Loses Family as brother, son & 2 nieces of Rick Hendrick are among 10 lost in crash ...
All 10 Bodies Recovered...
NTSB to Rule on Flt 587 Crash...
American Saved Millions on Fuel...
Big US Airlines Seeking International Expansion...
NASCAR Team Plane Crash Kills 10 - Names yet to be released...
Air Ambulance Crashes Near San Diego...
American Airlines to Furlough up to 1,100...
Flight Training Gets Tougher for Non-US Citizens...
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Embraer
EMBRAER PARTICIPATES IN THE 2004 CHINA AIR SHOW
Zhuhai Airport is venue for event’s fifth edition
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Eclipse Promotes Employees
Eclipse Poised For Next Stage After Reorganization
Changes At Eclipse Aviation
Eclipse Aviation Promotes Three Executives
NBAA 2004 - Eclipse to Establish Service Centres
Twin & Turbine
Eclipse Aviation Announces Eclipse 500 Optional Equipment...
Eclipse Aviation Positions Organization for Next Stage of Growth...
 

 
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Any questions, comments, requests etc. can be sent in private messages. Best regards, Alex
 
Airbus - About - index
...AIRBUS PROVIDES KEY BACKING FOR NEW AEROSPACE INSTITUTE IN KOREA
Airbus will invest a total of $5 million in a new aerospace institute for engineering research in Korea, which will be established as the result of an Airbus-arranged agreement that brings the University of Southern California together with Korea’s Inha University and Hankuk Aviation University.
Airbus has a tradition of pioneering new technology as result of research relationships that extend around the world. Korea has manufactured A330/A340 Family fuselage components for many years, and the new institute will extend the Airbus/Korea relationship into the research sector.
Welcome to Cessna.com
5th Citation Special Olympics Airlift
Gliding Magazine | News
sHaving contributed my Gazebo Gossip column to International Gliding and Motorgliding for a couple of years,[
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.[ ...
Navy League
Fleet Size Must Be in Balance With Security, Mission Needs
There is a vigorous debate under way in Washington about the numbers of new ships in a draft Navy spending plan leaked to the press in August. Members of Congress and the defense leadership are right to scrutinize the numbers. More advanced ships are needed to keep our nation safe and secure, and prosecute the global war on terrorism.
AeroKnow
Fund-Raiser Set for 183d Fighter Wing
Tuesday, November 9, 5 to 9 pm 
at the Levi, Ray & Shoup hangar
Food and beverages will be served
Music will be provided by the Springfield Municipal Band
$25 donation per person suggested
Fund will be used in effort to keep the unit's base at A.L. Capital Airport open and off the base closure list not being prepared by the Defense Department. Those who cannot attend but want to support this event may send their checks, payable to Support the 183rd" to Springfield Air Rendezvous, 900 Capital Airport, Suite 220, Springfield, IL 62707. For more information: 789-4400
To read a City of Springfield news release about the possible closing of the 183rd facilities click
What's up with The Flight Times and James Beam van Etten?
   I've not received an issue for the past two or three weeks, and the email I send him comes back "undeliverable." An update to   would be much appreciated.
The magazine article copying dilemma, which raised its ugly head when the current publication rights holder two two well-respected aviation periodicals wrote earnest webmeister suggesting we might be in volation of copyright laws,  has been resolved   . . . I think. Details at our magazine index page
November 8 -- John Bulli has added many more kits for sale to his list. You may visit it by clicking
Mpvember 7 - 1946 -- The Fulton FA-2 Airphibian, a roadable airplane,
        flew for the first time.
November 8 - 1955 --  The first production Convair TF-102 flew for the first time.
        The trainer version of the 102 had side-by-side seating as in the two seat Hawker
        Hunter and English  Electric Lightning. The disadvantage of not being able to
         incorporate solo cockpit realism -- and in the case of the 102, the ability to exceed
         Mach 1 in level flight -- was outweighed by better student/instructor
         communication. The TF-102 also saw service in South Vietnam.
November 9 - 1966 -- The first US aircraft flew faster than Mach 1 more than
        15 minutes at an altitude of 1000 feet. It was a General Dynamics F-111A.
November 10 - 1907 -- The first airplane with a tractor-mounted engine, a rear-mounted
         tail,  one wing, and landing gear consisting of two main wheels, flew for the first
         time. The airplane, designed by Louis Bleriot of France, was his Bleriot VII.
November 11 - 1940 -- The Bristol Beaufighter scored its first air kill in combat: a Ju-88.
November 12 - 1921 -- The first air-to-air refuelling took place when Wesley May
         transfers from the wing of a Lincoln Standard flown by Frank Hawks to the wing of a
         JN-4, flown by Earl S. Daugherty, with a five gallon can of fuel, and poured it into the
         Jenny's fuel tank.
November 13 - 1907 -- First free flight of a helicopter made by Paul Cornu at Liseux,
         France. It was powered by a 24hp Antoinette engine. The flight lasts 20 seconds
         and reached an altitude of one foot.
November 14 - 1973 -- The McDonnell-Douglas F-15A made its service debut with
         delivery of the first to Luke AFB, Arizona. ...
 
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
Report of Air Algerie 737-200 crash criticises Captain.
 - New birdstrike damage photo.
- Egyptian investigators say Flash Airlines crew acted correctly.
- Boeing Electronic Flight Bag Available for Retrofit on BBJ.
 
Wings around the World
wingsWe are delighted to be able to say a big 'THANK YOU' to sponsors Oris for their very generous donation as a percentage of the successful sale of their special edition 'Wings Around the World' wrist watches.
We understand there are still a few watches left so if anyone is interested, please contact Oris through their website.
Grateful thanks also go to Thatcham Rotary Club and Cleveland Flying School for their generous donations following talks which Polly gave recently.
NEWS OF FORMER FSD SCHOLAR.
Sue Hanisch has just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340ft) where it was -10 degrees C. Sue was the victim of a terrorist bomb in 1991 as a result of which she lost one leg and severely damaged the other. In Sue's own words ' the music truly started again' for her when she gained her Private Pilot's Licence and she hasn't looked back since then. Sue - many congratulations - we are all very proud of you and your amazing achievement.
Details of Polly's Flight can be obtained in a booklet produced by sponsor Mirce Akademy. Please turn to the Diary Page for 7 November for details.
Letter from the President
...Letter from the President - October 2004
You can park at 1632 Da Vinci Ct. or at MI’s offices at 1222 Research Park Drive . Most of you should get a postcard announcement with the picture above, but you can also review the information on our web site at
As previously stated we need to achieve more thrust in the Skycar than the present small, single-rotor 530cc engines can provide if we are to maintain enough power for safe flight should an engine fail. We initially decided to use the 650cc engines in place of the 530cc engines. This larger diameter engine required that we increase the duct size. We actually built a 27-inch nacelle and worked out the detail of installing 650cc engines while we tested the installed configuration on gasoline and alcohol. We concurrently carried out a risk analysis using these engines including the consequences of the Skycar turning out to weight 10% more than we designed for. Aircraft almost always start somewhat overweight. This analysis and the engine tests showed us that the 650cc singles would be marginally even with alcohol as a fuel. We wanted to be able to use gasoline if alcohol did not become readily available in the future. Designing for gasoline required at least a 900cc engine. The decision was made to use our present twin rotor 1060cc engines, to be replaced later by the same engine with a .4-inch narrower 450cc rotor. The 900cc engines will be made in magnesium, but since the present 1060cc engines made in aluminum are heavier, the extra power (20 hp) will be used to offset their weight. The 900cc twin rotor engine will immediately fit everything we are now building.
We know it seems like a convoluted process but until one knows what the components can do in a specific configuration it is not possible to make a final commitment. We were also somewhat handicapped for manpower because of our need to address all the on-going engine activity. Financially we were not in a position to add more people.
We still hope to be able to test fly the Skycar with the new engines next spring but aircraft development is not cheap and it could cost over $1 million to complete the test nacelle work and then install the new engines.
Details of work done over the past several months:
1.) Nacelle design analysis and tradeoffs as stated above.
2.) Detail design of the 24" nacelle to accommodate the 900cc/1060cc Rotapower twin-rotor, liquid-cooled engine was undertaken. The current prototype M400 Skycar uses 530cc air-cooled single rotor engines that produce about 80 hp. The new twin rotor engine is liquid-cooled and produces about 140 hp (in the 1060cc format), but the nacelles now need to accommodate the custom made radiators required for either the 450 or 530 Series engines. In addition, dual-rotor exhaust manifolds, additional starter motors (all eight engines will have their own starter, unlike the current design that uses the windmill effect of the front engine to start the rear), new engine mounting struts, new engine cowlings and new high-efficiency intakes all had to be incorporated into this new configuration. The ignition system was checked and new components required for the dual-ignition were specified as well as those for the fuel system.
3.) The new engine configuration is being "trial-fitted" to the old engine/nacelle test stand setup. New composite carbon-fiber fan blades have been designed and fabricated to match the new horsepower output of the engines. The two new fan blades (front and rear each have different pitch and twist) will be fitted to a newly designed hub. Once this setup is together, tested and tuned to provide the maximum output we will replicate all the nacelle modifications and implement these new features into the exiting Skycar prototype's four nacelles.
4.) In parallel with this work, the design, fabrication, assembly and test procedures are being thoroughly documented as backup to our upcoming request to the FAA for approval of the Skycar as an "Experimental" aircraft. This is necessary since the next set of flight tests will be manned, untethered flights.
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...Perth based John Markham's DH Fox Moth
First air-to-air photographic sortie. Go there
 
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
Another B-747 fails to get airborne...
Sharjah...
New GPS satellite launched...
Museum's display hall to open...
GPS launch delayed . . again...
Aircraft flew into mountain at night...
Ground collision at Manchester airport...
NATS submits en route rates for 2005...
GPS approach was fatal...
BAA reports strong first half performance...
'Single European Sky' debate continues...
Steady air traffic growth in 2004 say Eurocontrol...
World civil aviation traffic increases greatly...
Over-the-limit pilot faces jail...
A Finnish airline pilot faces jail after he was caught with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his body shortly before a flight from Manchester. He pleaded guilty before Trafford magistrates to being over the limit ...
MoD criticised over rider's death...
MoD criticised over rider's death An inquest jury have stated that the MoD's low-flying policy was 'insufficient' (see
Flying Scholarships for the Disabled - Latest News
...Sue Hanisch's achievements reach new heights
At 1030 our time today Sue reached the the top of Kilimanjaro
After months of intensive training, Sue Hanisch (FSD Scholar 1998), who lost a foot and suffered severe damage to her other leg when an IRA bomb exploded beside her in Victoria station, has just climbed 19,340' in aid of Unicef Children for Africa. The weather at the peak was minus ten degrees centigrade!
In her own words "I was billowed up the mountain on a cloud of love and support".
A very remarkable achievement by a very remarkable lady.
API Hours
First Aviation Announces Sales Growth ...
First Aviation Announces Sales Growth of 23% for the Second Quarter and Record Sales for the Three and Six Months Ended July 31, 2004 ...
API Announces Service ‘Round the Clock...
MEMPHIS, TN - October 8, 2004, --- Aerospace Products International (API), a subsidiary of First Aviation Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FAVS) and a leading provider of aerospace products and supply chain services, announced today that it now offers ‘Round the Clock call center services. Beginning today, the API call center is available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year from anywhere in the world. ...
Aerospace Products International Announces New CIO ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2004--Aerospace Products International Inc. ("API"), a subsidiary of First Aviation Services, Inc. (NASDAQ - FAVS), today announced the appointment of David S. Currence as Chief Information Officer.
Press Releases by ARINC
ARINC to Continue Digital Systems Support for Maryland Transit Administration —November 4, 2004
ARINC Names Richard Green Senior Director for Middle East at Dubai —November 3, 2004
Hainan Airlines Signs with ARINC for GLOBALink VHF/HF Services —November 3, 2004
Military Airports Are Quick to Adopt New D-ATIS System from ARINC —November 1, 2004
Low-Cost Carrier Tiger Airways Chooses ARINC’s GLOBALink
—October 27, 2004
New AviNet Feature Makes It Easy to Send IATA and ICAO Messages —October 26, 2004
—October 21, 2004
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...RAND's Study on Los Angeles Airport Offers Near-Term Solutions
Untitled Document study assessing security improvements at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) supports controversial local plans to limit the potential of an explosive detonation as part of a costly makeover of the airport. The Los Angeles City Council approved the $11 billion, multi-stage plan Oct. 21. The initial phase calls for $3 billion to expand current capacity by nearly 30 percent to 78 million passengers annually. ...
Report of Dual Engine Flameout On Trans-Atlantic Flight Raises Significant Safety Issues
Definition & Timing of A350 Start to Impact A330-200 Residuals
Premium Business Service Gains Luster In Bad Revenue Environment
Blast-Resistant Containers May Get Pilot Program
Insurance Rates Will Be Lower For 2004 And 2005
Block III Modifications For Apache Longbow Fleet Moving Along, Officials Say...
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Bombardier / Aerospace
...Bombardier sells fourth Q300 to Petroleum Air Services of Cairo...
 
IntReports
...- Airport Operations Conference & Exhibition - IR n° 513...
- Report of the Committee of Environmentally Friendly Aviation (CEFA) - IR n° 512
Jet Aviation | 2004 Press Releases
...... Jet Aviation Group and Airbus Sign Service Center Agreement to Support Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Aircraft Worldwide...
10/28/04... Three Aircraft Added to Jet Aviation’s U.S. Charter Fleet...
10/26/04... Jet Aviation Expands Aircraft Managed Fleet in Asia...
08/12/04... Jet Aviation Provides Full Handling Services to Qatar Airways at Zurich International Airport
Gulfstream : News and Events
...GULFSTREAM G350 BUSINESS JET RECEIVES TYPE CERTIFICATION
The Federal Aviation Administration Certifies Gulfstream's Newest Large-Cabin Aircraft
Gulfstream Aerospace announced today that its newest large-cabin, mid-range business jet, the Gulfstream G350, has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. The G350, which was introduced just eight months ago. ..
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...The unique Calendar of Great Aircraft Engines, 2005 has recently been released. As in years past, the 2005 calendar is devoted to piston engines and covers a wide spectrum of World War I, Schneider Trophy, World War II and post World War II engines. It is packed with information, beautiful black & white photos and line drawings. Well known engines such as the fascinating Wright R-3350 Turbo Compound, the Pratt & Whitney Wasp, and Wright J-5 are covered. Rarer ones such as the King Bugatti, Napier Nomad and Rolls-Royce Exe are also included. A description and brief specification accompanies the featured engine for each month.

Calendar of Great Aircraft Engines, 2005  ISBN 0-9710847-3-4, 11” x 17”, 14 pages, black and white wall calendar. Available directly from Weak Force Press either on-line (www.weakforcepress.com) or by mail. The mail order price, including shipping and handling, is US $12.95 for US and Canadian addresses, US $16.95 elsewhere. The Calendar of Great Aircraft Engines, 2005 is also available from Historic Aviation and Amazon.com.

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Rockwell Collins Reports Fiscal Year 2004 EPS Increases 17% to $1.67; Revenues Grow 15% to $2.93 Billion
Rockwell Collins declares regular quarterly dividend on common stock
Shandong selects Rockwell Collins’ Flight Dynamics Head-Up Guidance ...
Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference
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Rockwell Collins Reports Fiscal Year 2004 EPS Increases 17% to $1.67; Revenues Grow 15% to $2.93 Billion
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Preddy Memorial Foundation
...George Preddy Inducted    Combat Airman     Hall of Fame     (Click here for citation)
 
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.Roke Manor Research's Royal Appointment...
We made the world’s first TDD-mode UMTS voice call from our testbed....
Airport, Port and Terminal Security
10-11 November 2004, Olympia 2, London ...
Radar Signatures and Relations to Radar Cross Section - German Radar Symposium GRS2000, Berlin, Germany - October 2000. (367 KB)
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U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
FILL IT UP – A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 conducts in-flight refueling, Nov. 1, 2004, from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard. The wing is currently embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, at sea on a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Perry Solomon    Hi-Res...
Prime Minister Issues State of Emergency...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2004 – Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi issued a statement declaring a state of emergency throughout Iraq, except for the Kurdish region in the north. Allawi's decision came as a result of escalating violence and daily mass killings. ...
Two American Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Attacks...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2004 – Two American soldiers were killed and several others wounded during two separate attacks on convoys in and near Baghdad. At around 11 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2004, a soldier with 81st Brigade Combat Team was killed and another wounded during an attack on a U.S. convoy west of Baghdad. Two hours later, a Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed.   ...
Troops Combine Air Power in Afghanistan ...
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2004 – In Afghanistan, Air Force Reserve and active-duty pilots have teamed together to protect U.S. and coalition forces from attackers whose aim is to disrupt national stability and to prevent infrastructure improvements.  ...
Instructors Mold New Marines...
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C., Nov. 8, 2004 – Marine recruits will challenge themselves as never before during grueling, gut-check Marine training at Parris Island.   ...
Weekend Warriors No More...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2004 – The term "weekend warriors" no longer applies to today's National Guardsmen and reservists, the Defense Department's top reserve affairs official said.   ...
Army Provides Latest Equipment...
FORWARD OPERATING BASE ORGUN-E, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2004 –The U.S. Army Rapid Fielding Initiative will ensure that soldiers are issued the most technologically advanced equipment available to them.   ...
From Fighting to Reconstruction...
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 7. 2004 – As fighting against the multinational forces has subsided, the focus for Task Force Baghdad soldiers has shifted from combat operations to reconstruction. ...
Corporal Receives Purple Heart...
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gaozoua D. Lo MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Nov. 5, 2004 – U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gaozoua D. Lo was awarded the Purple Heart during a formation before her battalion’s Marines and sailors, Oct. 22, 2004.  ...
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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
.Schedule Changes from the Road:
Last minute changes again on Glacier Girl's late year schedule. After GG leaves Tyndall, she has another stop before Las Vegas.
EAA Sport Pilot Magazine and Sport Pilot Information
...FAA POSTS AIRMAN KNOWLEDGE TEST QUESTIONS
November 8, 2004 - Late Friday, November 5, FAA’s Light-Sport Aircraft Branch posted several airman knowledge test questions on the AFS-610 website under Airman Knowledge Tests . Actual testing for s, for private pilot ratings for weight-shift control aircraft and powered parachutes, flight instructors, and designated pilot examiners will begin December 1. Pilot examiner knowledge test authorizations will be issued by AFS-610 only ...
EAA CONFIRMS FAA PROCEDURES FOR SPORT PILOT EXAMINER APPLICATIONS
First selection board convenes November 29
November 3, 2004 - The first Light Sport Standardization Selection Board (LSSB) will convene on November 29, EAA confirmed this week with the FAA Light Sport Aviation branch AFS-610 . FAA suggests that anyone interested in being considered for the Sport Pilot Examiner (SPE) or Sport Pilot Flight Instructor Examiner (SFIE) seminar should submit his or her application to the FAA no later than November 23, 2004 . Applications received after this date will be considered during subsequent LSSB selection boards ...
NAFI SPORT PILOT SYMPOSIUM SUCCESS LEADS TO PLANS FOR SERIES
November 3, 2004 - Heartened by the success of its first Sport Pilot Symposium for flight instructors, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) plans to present additional sessions throughout the coming year. The inaugural program welcomed 44 attendees-mostly CFIs-at the October 29-30 event, held in conjunction with the first-ever LSA Expo at Sebring, Florida ...
LSA EXPO PARTICIPANTS PLEASED WITH INAUGURAL EVENT
November 1, 2004 - Great weather, friendly organizers and volunteers, and a variety of aircraft vendors and suppliers created a wonderful atmosphere for aviation enthusiasts attending the first-ever U.S. Sport Aviation Expo held in Sebring, Florida, October 28-31. The Expo, dedicated strictly to light-sport and other sport pilot-eligible aircraft, provided an opportunity for interested buyers to talk with aircraft manufacturers and other suppliers to the LSA industry ...
FREE SP/LSA PROGRAM AT PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA NEXT WEEK
October 28, 2004 - EAA and NAFI members are invited to a special free presentation on Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft (SP/LSA) on Friday, November 5, at Aircraft Spruce and Specialty in Peachtree City, Georgia. Mark Forss of EAA's Aviation Services, will present "Sport Pilot-An EAA and NAFI Member Briefing," including the latest on SP/LSA followed by a question and answer period. The presentation will run from 6-8 p.m. ...
ASTM COMMITTEES MODIFY STANDARDS TO MEET FINAL SP/LSA RULE
October 27, 2004 - The ASTM light-sport aircraft consensus standards committee, led by Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of government and industry relations, completed two busy and productive days of committee and sub-committee meetings on Wednesday, October 27 at Sebring, Florida. The final sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) rule governs LSA manufacture and maintenance and generally mirrors the original notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). However, some significant changes to the final rule required previously completed standards to be modified ...
EAA LEADS ASTM COMMITTEE MEETINGS IN SEBRING
October 26, 2004 - Sebring, Florida - EAA staff members are among industry, government, and consumer representatives gathered here this week to continue work on special and experimental light-sport aircraft (SLSA, ELSA) consensus standards in cooperation with ASTM International. Representing EAA are Earl Lawrence, vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, and ASTM committee chairman; Mary Jones,
Flight Simulation
.LTU 2005 - The LTU Airbus fleet with 3 fascinating holiday airports...
The german LTU-fleet with the Airbus models A330, A320 , A321 incl. a highly detailed cockpit and fascinating holiday airports!
The aircraft:
- A320
- A321
- A330
The airports :
- Faro
- Kos
- Monastir
New screenshots of Monastir available now !...
News - Thursday, 28.10.04...
VFR-Flying over Germany - Scenery Germany 2 available now! ...
The Scenery Germany 2 sets new standards in PC VFR flying. The first time in flight simulation you will be able to see all required landmarks for visual flights including highly detailed airfields!
This package covers the north German states Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and the eastern and southern parts of Niedersachsen. That means visual flying from the Harz mountains to Sylt and from Osnabrück to Fehmarn....
 
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Piper PA 25, Pawnee - Tail Number XBCYP...
TSA Issues Security Advisory for Aerial Application Aircraft
On November 1, 2004, a crop dusting aircraft was stolen from Ejido Queretaro, near Mexicali, Mexico. Although there is currently no indication that this has any connection to terrorist activity, the theft is cause for concern. Past information indicates that members of al-Qa’ida may have planned – or may still be planning – to disperse biological or chemical agents from crop dusting aircraft. The stolen aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA 25, Pawnee, and is registered in Mexico with the tail number XBCYP.
FAA Releases STMP NOTAMs for Ski Country Airports
Operators are advised that the FAA has issued STMP NOTAMs for the ski resort airports. Airports that will be affected are: Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL) in Rifle, CO; Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in Montrose, CO; Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) in Telluride, CO; Walker Field Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO; Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Sardy Field (ASE) in Aspen, CO; and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO. All of the STMPs will be in effect from November 23 to April 12. For more information, contact NBAA's Jeff Evans at jeffevans@nbaa.org or visit the NBAA web site at www.nbaa.org/airspace/notams.htm
President Signs JOBS Act of 2004 Tax Bill
On Friday, October 22, President Bush signed into law H.R. 4520, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, which, among other things, contains the bonus depreciation extension for aircraft to be used in Part 91 operations and limits expenses a company may deduct when there is personal use of an employer- provided aircraft. The limitation on deductions when there is personal use applies for expenses incurred after the date of enactment. Effective as of the date it was signed, the legislation for practical purposes reverses the Sutherland Lumber decision, a case used extensively as a basis for tax treatment of personal flights on business aircraft.
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force
..cm.Douglas C-133A "Cargomaster"
The turboprop C-133 was developed to fulfill USAF requirements for a large capacity, strategic cargo aircraft. "Cargomasters" went directly into production as C-133A; no prototypes were built. The first C-133A made its initial flight on April 23, 1956. When production ended in 1961, Douglas had built 35 C-133As and 15 -Bs.
In 1958, C-133s began flying Military Air Transport Command air routes throughout the world, and two C-133s established trans-Atlantic speed records for transport aircraft on their first flights to Europe. With its rear-loading and side-loading doors, the C-133 was capable of handling a wide variety of military cargo. ............
JapaneseBomber.com
- "Days That Shook the World" hits the BBC . Days That Shook The World returns for a second series, retracing how momentous historical events unfolded in the course of one dramatic day.  On Monday, October 18, 2004, the episode "Attack on Pearl Harbor," featuring the Kate debuted on BBC4, one of the BBC channels.  Preliminary reports from viewers in the UK indicate that it is a top notch documentary, and its release on the History Channel here in the US is eagerly anticipated.Alan Armstrong, Joe Broker and Keith Wood provided aerial sequences and technical assistance to Lion TV in filming the episode, which documents Commander Mitsuo Fuchida's preparations for the devastating attack on the American Pacific Fleet, which one day later propelled the United States into World War II.  Check back for future updates on air times on the History Channel.
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