Mon Nov 08 2004
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
Thus, it is once again time for the historical, archeological and
warbird communities to fight this legislation so it does not become
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
|Alien Flight Training/Citizenship
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
"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
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
So what do the presidential and congressional elections mean for
"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
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
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
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Search Suspended for Missing L-39 Plane
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|.Mojave Aerospace Ventures Gets the
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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...
TSA Security Awareness Training For Flight Schools Now
large (40 mb) download... TSA website...
EAA Confirms FAA Procedures for Sport Pilot Examiner
First selection board convenes November 29...
NAFI Sport Pilot Symposium Success Leads to Plans for Series...
EAA Air Academy Receives Re-Accreditation From American
LSA Expo Participants Pleased With Inaugural Event...
EAA Reacts to Aircraft Salvage Language in Defense
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...
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...
IATA - International Air Transport Association
|Traffic Improves But Bottom Line
"Airline-Airport Partnership" - ALFA-ACI Geneva
The 35th Assembly of ICAO - Views on the International
|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
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 – 26TH OCTOBER 2004
Product: PRIVATE PILOT 2
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Platform: PC CD-ROM
29th October 2004
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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
|. Devon Strut Fly-in
|.Is the CAA right to add navigation to the
Licence Proficiency Check?...
Thielertâ€™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. ...
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...
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Aviation Safety Connection
Concepts: November 5, 2004
Use of Rudder for Roll Control.
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
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.
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.
is the conclusion of this message?
aware that the rudder can assist you in roll control.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
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What's on in November?...
Free Admission to Duxford on
Free Admission to Duxford
on Remembrance Sunday...
X-Plane v7 - Laminar Research
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
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
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
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?
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.
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.
This time of year, almost any forecast includes a chance for
airframe ice. Here’s why to pay attention.
|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
LOOK OUT FOR THE NAKED MAN! - Angry passenger disrobes &
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
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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PARTICIPATES IN THE 2004 CHINA AIR SHOW
Zhuhai Airport is venue for
event’s fifth edition
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Eclipse Poised For Next Stage
Changes At Eclipse Aviation
Eclipse Aviation Promotes Three
NBAA 2004 - Eclipse to Establish
Twin & Turbine
Eclipse Aviation Announces
Eclipse 500 Optional Equipment...
Eclipse Aviation Positions
Organization for Next Stage of Growth...
On links below showed new photos from board of International Space
Station and interesting updates on website: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=124&products_id=2321
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.
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|5th Citation Special Olympics Airlift
Gliding Magazine | News
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
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.
|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
Music will be provided by the
Springfield Municipal Band
$25 donation per person
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
To read a City of Springfield
news release about the possible closing of the 183rd facilities
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
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
cockpit realism -- and in the case of the 102, the ability to exceed
Mach 1 in level flight
-- was outweighed by better student/instructor
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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.
based John Markham's DH Fox Moth
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Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
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New GPS satellite launched...
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Aircraft flew into mountain at
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NATS submits en route rates for 2005...
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BAA reports strong first half
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Steady air traffic growth in 2004
World civil aviation traffic increases greatly...
Over-the-limit pilot faces jail...
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MoD criticised over rider's death...
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Flying Scholarships for the Disabled - Latest News
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
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.
|First Aviation Announces Sales Growth
First Aviation Announces Sales
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API Announces Service ‘Round the
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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
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
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Block III Modifications For
Apache Longbow Fleet Moving Along, Officials Say...
Senior Aviation Planner
Bombardier / Aerospace
sells fourth Q300 to Petroleum Air Services of Cairo...
Airport Operations Conference & Exhibition - IR n° 513...
- Report of the Committee of
Environmentally Friendly Aviation (CEFA) - IR n° 512
Jet Aviation | 2004 Press Releases
Aviation Group and Airbus Sign Service Center Agreement to Support
Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) Aircraft Worldwide...
Three Aircraft Added to Jet Aviation’s U.S. Charter Fleet...
Jet Aviation Expands Aircraft Managed Fleet in Asia...
Jet Aviation Provides Full Handling Services to Qatar Airways at
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|...GULFSTREAM G350 BUSINESS JET
RECEIVES TYPE CERTIFICATION
The Federal Aviation
Administration Certifies Gulfstream's Newest Large-Cabin Aircraft
Gulfstream Aerospace announced
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Gulfstream G350, has received type certification from the Federal
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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
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Preddy Inducted Combat Airman Hall of Fame (Click here
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|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,
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awarded the Purple Heart during a formation before her battalion’s
Marines and sailors, Oct. 22, 2004. ...
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Last minute changes again on
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EAA Sport Pilot Magazine and Sport Pilot Information
|...FAA POSTS AIRMAN KNOWLEDGE TEST
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
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EAA CONFIRMS FAA PROCEDURES FOR SPORT PILOT EXAMINER
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
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|Piper PA 25, Pawnee - Tail Number
TSA Issues Security Advisory for Aerial Application Aircraft
On November 1, 2004, a crop dusting aircraft was
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the NBAA web site at
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
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. ............
|- "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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