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Drunk flying not an issue, despite new Pennsylvania legislation...
Arlington Airport racetrack proposal dies...

Air Force Link

Five Airmen receive Silver Stars
POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFPN) -- Air Force Secretary Dr. James G. Roche presented five Airmen here Silver Stars on Dec. 9 for their handling of close-air support missions during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Test acceleration expedites fielding warning system
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- Engineers here cut the test time for a crucial missile warning system from months to weeks, speeding the operational debut of the system on C-17 Globemaster IIIs.
Soldiers deploy to Lackland for quick-reaction exercise
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Best known for its one-of-a-kind role as the source of Air Force basic training, this base in the heart of Texas welcomed Soldiers for training of a more advanced sort -- defending high-value government facilities from terrorist attacks.
Weapon systems video vital to wartime mission
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Amid the hustle and bustle of people walking to and from intelligence briefings in the fighter operations building at a forward-deployed location, Airman 1st Class Michael Edwards sits quietly behind a computer monitor and watches videos, and nobody minds.
Maintainers make ‘maintenance magic’
KARSHI-KHANABAD AIR BASE, Uzbekistan (AFPN) -- Working behind the scenes, a small group of Airmen here toil around the clock to ensure that the base’s flying mission is accomplished.
Air Force makes a stable move
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE Ga.(AFPN) -- It is the only one of its kind left, a physical testament to sacrifices made by the greatest generation of our nation. It is a piece of history forever linking future generations of Americans to an era unlike any other in history. It is a priceless artifact of World War II.
Third generation aviator continues the tradition
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFPN) -- “These things we do, that others may live” is the motto of the 36th Rescue Flight here and the inspiration for one Airman’s pride....

EAA - The Leader in Recreational Aviation - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Kimmel Grandson Intends to Restore His Grandfather's Honor...
EAA Canadian Council Briefs Transport Canada on SP/LSA...
LSSB Selects First SPE, SFIE Course Candidates...
Homebuilders Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for Class of 2005...
Another World Record For Steve Fossett...
EAA Offers Unique Holiday Gift Ideas in its First eBay Auction...
FSDOs Officially Authorized to Issue Sport Pilot Certificates...
Steve Fossett to Launch World Flight From Kansas in January...
Live Webcasts Bring EAA Events to the World...
Area Musicians, Santa Claus Highlight EAA's 'Christmas in the Air' Dec. 13...
EAA to Fight GAO Proposal for Extra Fees on FAA Designee Programs...
FAA Communicates SP Student Certificate Procedures to Flight Standards Staff...
EAA Congratulates Rutan, Scaled Composites Team...
Aviation Science Comes Alive Through EAA’s AeroScholars On-Line Courses...
Remember Pearl Harbor: Was Admiral Kimmel To Blame?...

IATA - International Air Transport Association

IATA Legal Symposium 2005 , 6-8 February, Santiago, Chile
IATA Annual Report 2004 (PDF)

www.firstclass-simulations.com

B-17

b-17The post arrived today and another simulation package from First Class Simulations arrived. This one is called Wings of Power and is a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 add-on.

Easy to install and well engineered, a product as I expected it to be. It really does provide a satisfying flying experience with functional authenticity.

This package will provide entertainment for all flyers be they techies or just those in wonder of the beauty of the flying machine. One of the great features of Wings of Power is the fantastic 3D cockpit displays. A wonder for the eyes and add reality to a great mind trip. This little package is one you will return to often.

June 1935 saw the first proto-type of the B-17 Flying Fortress fly. Just think of the engineering that went into this plane. A well balanced machine of which over 12,700 airframes were built. World War II saw them fly more than 291,000 missions. An incredible number of B-17s were built, yet only handfuls remain in airworthy condition today. b-17

Your first entry into the cockpit will reveal the simplicity of craftsmanship. All around views are excellent and help in orientation especially during the landing sequence.

After your engine start the B-17 is taxied out, the tail wheel needs to be locked. When you apply full throttle “The Queen of the Skies” as she was known, just wants to start flying almost immediately. The traditional hmmm is wonderful and adds to the realistic atmosphere. You will be strangling the joystick, it took some muscle to fly this bird, so don’t think that the easy joystick was that way on the B-17.

Once in the air the handling is superb, keep the speed above 100 and you will be ok, but you will need to watch that in turns. She trims very easily and will effectively fly itself till you tell it to do something else.

b-17On approach I let the airspeed drop just a tad below 100 and flared out the moment we crossed the numbers. Although the B-17 was known for its ability to land easily without wheels it is not recommended. The Gear down will take some time and you need to prepare for this well in advance.

Otherwise this is a simulation I know I will enjoy over the holidays.  Check it out today
Capt. James van Etten

Flyingzone, UK's Premier Air Enthusiast Website!

Special Events 2005...
Inspect the Cockpit...
Examine the Lancaster's Systems...
The Lancaster Explored...
Oxford Based Microlight Flying at its best!...
Varsity First at Newark Air Museum

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PilotWeb

Should the PFA and BMAA merge?...
NATS - Flight Planning ...
China's 'Air Car' takes off
A five-seat civilian aircraft known as the 'Air Car 500' has made its first flight in Nanjing, China. ...
1,358 miles gliding record
Steve Fossett and fellow pilot Terry Delore broke one of the most important records in gliding at the weekend flying 1,358 miles....
First CJ3 delivered
Cessna has delivered its first Citation CJ3, the third new Citation model to enter service in 2004. ...
Kansas launch for GlobalFlyer
Steve Fossett will attempt a nonstop, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer jet in early January, starting from Salina, Kansas, USA. ...
Diamond Aircraft in China
China's first independent commercial pilot flight training school is about to take delivery of a fleet of glass cockpit Diamond aircraft.
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National Weather Association

2005 Officer and Councilor Candidates
Scholarships awarded to Jessica Fieux (FSU), Owen Shieh (Cornell), and Ashley Marie Hayes (JSU)
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Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.

Fs2004 adventures on sale at Simnetwork Market...
MIL MI-17 available at simMarket...
Airbus In Talks With New Chinese Airlines...
Perfect Flight FS Approaches Vol 1 Goes Gold...
Free Demo of UK2000 Part 7 Available...
US Blasts Airbus Plan To Seek New EU Loan...

Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System

File Library Last Updated 5/12/2004 (00.40 GMT)...
  - Fsfreeware to Produce Usa Roads / Railways System Scenery. Now that we have a Usa Waters Scenery - Fsfreeware designers have identify the need for a In-House Designed New Roads / Railways package for the Usa - This will ensure that Fsfreeware designers  Full control of Waters and Roads / Railways Scenery in the Usa - as files are produced in-house - Guaranteed our supporters - regular updates - and constant developments  - full compatibility for both  - waters and Transportations system in the Usa. Roads and Railways for Usa - will be available sometimes in January -  - early rather than Late January....
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Aviation Safety the monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention.

December 2004
Finding Ice
It’s again the time of year when icing forecasts can figure prominently in your go/no-go decision. Here’s how to find ice and avoid it.
Do Or Die?
Each flight involves assessing risk and making judgment calls. How does your decision-making ability stack up against other pilots?
Accidental Pilots
If you became incapacitated, would your passenger know how to get the plane back on the ground? Here’s what you can do to improve the odds.
Fighting Fatigue
Fatigue can have a measurable impact, even when you think you’re rested. Here’s what the studies say and how you can fight back.
Losing Control
Handling a crosswind correctly means maintaining directional control. Here are six common tools you can use to prevent runway excursions.
Four Minutes
Few things demand getting the airplane on the ground more quickly than an in-flight fire. Here’s why. ...
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Plane Crash Info.com

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ACCIDENT...
Date:... December 10, 2004      Time: 10:50...
Location:... Near El Junquito, Venezuela...
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AC Type:... PZL M-28 Skytruck...
Reg:... GN-97121  ...
Route: ... Puerto Avacucho - Caracas...
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Details:... The aircraft crashed into a mountainous area while en route. A loud explosion was heard by witnesses....
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Latest photos received from board of ISS are here: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=124&products_id=2393
According today's TV and Press news ISS-10 team may have to return back to Earth within 2 weeks. Because of short supply of food on board. Because of short supply of food on board.In reality there is nothing critical and crew look forward to meet Year 2005. By end of December I will send Happy New Year e-mail to ISS-10 crew with Best Wishes from my family and all our friends. If you want your name to be added to list of senders, please let me know and I will honor request. And Happy Holidays! Best regards, Alex

PRESS RELEASE

JUST FLIGHT’S DOWNLOAD SHOP IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

 
Just Flight is pleased to announce the opening of their online Download Shop. The new ‘shop’ will be stocking a wide range of flight simulation software with prices that start at just £6.49. Just Flight’s Alex Ford said “With faster Internet connections available everywhere we felt that the time was right to start making our software available for customers to download directly from our website. To start things off we’ve got some great airport scenery from SimFlyers and a download version of our popular traffic expansion for FS2004, Traffic 2004. We’ll be expanding the range considerably over the coming months and providing some great exclusives for download customers.”   

For further information, pack shots, samples or assets, please contact Ruth at Chaloner Associates on 01223 701451 (ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk)

 

About Just Flight

 
Just Flight is the world's leading flight simulation specialist, publishing a wide variety of digital aviation products. Their range comprises a multitude of different titles, including standalone flight simulator, add-ons for the multi-million selling Microsoft Flight Simulator and Combat Flight series and even books, videos and DVDs.
 
The British, Cambridge-based company has been established for over seven years. It prides itself on quality, value and customer service, which it backs up with a unique money-back guarantee on all its products. It has been recognised with nominations for 'Best of British' by the software industry and accolades from the Daily Express and Royal Mail for its successes.
 
Full details of the company's products can be found at www.justflight.com
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.

Welcome to Cessna.com

Cessna News: Cessna Grand Opening and Groundbreaking... Cessna Events Schedule

http://www.thelostsquadron.com
Hi friends,
    I guess this is a good time for an update on what is going on here at the museum and to bring you up to speed on the latest adventures of Glacier Girl. After the Labor day air show here in Middlesboro we thought we were finished flying for the year......well things soon changed. Our trek started in mid October with a surprise call from the US Air Force asking if it would be possible for Glacier Girl to do some photo work with a FA-22 Raptor......WHY YES ...... so off to Tyndall AFB we  go. Steve came in on the 17th of October and departed on Sunday the 18th for Tyndall. The plan was to fly with the FA-22 and also in different combinations with F-15, F-4, F-86,and P-51. The entire flight was well documented by a C-130J full of photographers (I was able to fly in the C-130 and was 10 feet away from the Raptor as the pictures were taken). We will have available a DVD of the flight sometime in early spring. 
    While we were getting ready for the Tyndall flight the final approval for a trip to Las Vegas was received from Mr. Shoffner. So from Florida Steve flew to Chino Ca. and Glacier Girl was on display at THE PLANES OF FAME museum for 10 days awaiting her Vegas Debut at the Freemont Street Experience. The plan was to land at the North Las Vegas airport and then tow "GG" down the streets of Vegas to be on display for a week. Unfortunately once the streets were measured for wing clearance the decision was made not to attempt the movement. There was a tremendous amount of disappointment in not making the move......but we recovered and decided to fly Glacier Girl to the Nellis AFB air show "Aviation Nation" for display on the 13th and 14th of November. The Nellis show was GREAT and we were a very popular display. With the Vegas appearance winding down a request from the PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM for a Glacier Girl appearance was received.....Well why not!!
    Palm Springs is only 30 minute flight from Vegas so Steve flew "GG" there on Monday 15 November for a Saturday speech (by me) and a 30 minute flight demonstration. The Palm Springs museum had a record crowd, the event was an overwhelming success. Waiting for good weather "GG " spent another week on display, then on Wednesday 1 Dec Steve departed Palm Springs heading for Middlesboro arriving Thursday afternoon at about 3:30 in the afternoon to a very large welcome. Well.....how did she do....GREAT. She flew 24 hours on the trip and was gone for 6 weeks....it is good to have her back. What next...nothing planned right now, over the winter we will go completely over all systems and components making sure the she is in perfect shape.
     As we approach the holiday season I invite every one to visit our gift shop and  purchase a "Glacier Girl" item....The 2005 calendar is still available and to try to sell all of them (we ordered 10,000 and still have plenty) for the holiday season ( now to 1 Jan 2005)I will give a free calendar with every order over $100.00 and if you buy 10 or more calendars I will reduce the cost of each by $5.00. Shop here and keep the museum going!
    Our raffles are moving along nicely to date 87-car/bike and 84 Winchester rifle have been sold.
    Sorry to so "long winded" but there has been allot going on, remember to come visit"GG" we are open 7 days a week from 8 to 5.....no admission.
    Have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season,
            Bob Cardin

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Cockpit Concepts: December 5, 2004


Accountability.
In past issues we've discussed the FARs' charge to the pilot in command of an aircraft, the person "directly responsible for, and the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft." While we value and embrace the freedom to act that this responsibility grants we know that, at the same time, we are held accountable for these actions--to others, and to ourselves as well.

This inescapable fact is captured in a current news story that brings back memories of a seminal aircraft accident--one that provided impetus for the development of today's Crew Resource Management (CRM) programs. In December 1978 a DC-8 crashed short of Portland, Oregon's runway because of fuel exhaustion. The flight crew had been focusing on a landing gear problem and, distracted, failed to adequately monitor the status of usable fuel. Eight passengers and two crewmembers perished. 156 passengers and 23 crewmembers survived, including the captain.

The captain officially was held accountable. Following the accident investigation he was stripped of his ATP and never flew as PIC again.

More significant, he held himself accountable. His life was clouded by guilt and shame as the passage of time failed to diminish his sense of responsibility for the lives lost even though, quoting a news report, "many survivors believed his flying ultimately saved their lives and avoided any deaths on the ground."

This captain died in October at age 77. On news of his death one passenger
said: "I hope he's at peace now, truly at peace; we never, ever blamed him." One sad chapter is now closed.

Accepting the responsibility of command has its consequences. Most are favorable and exhilarating. Some, as in this story, are adverse and regrettable. The ingrained thought, "I am accountable" (footnote), may help to strengthen the PIC's resolve to acquit this responsibility.

Footnote: See Pilot In Command--Authority | Responsibility | Accountability posted in the Library. As Norm Komich asks, "When did you feel accountable?"

--Bob Jenney (rmj@aviation.org)

Navy League

ANNUAL SEA SERVICES AWARDS...

BAESYSTEMS.com

03 Dec  ... BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Precision Tracking Radar Contract...

The Boeing 737 Technical Site

29 Nov 2004 - KLM 737-400 damaged at BCN vacating runway.
12 Nov 2004 - 737 to lose its eyebrows.
11 Nov 2004 - Egypt releases report on Flash Airlines crash.
11 Nov 2004 - RAAF Wedgetail AEW&C project sets records.
08 Nov 2004 - Photo of Air Guinee crash aircraft added.

Boeing 737 News Reports

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12 Nov 2004 - 737 to lose its eyebrows....
12 Nov 2004 - RAAF Wedgetail AEW&C project sets records....
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The International Cessna 195 Club

Nov 18  ... Classic Airplane Model Plans in Services...
Nov 08  ... Jim McIrvin and Richard Smith in Services...
Nov 07  ... Final Aileron Hinge AD in Members Section...

news of interest...

check this out - http://www.nypost.com/business/35433.htm


Wings around the World

Polly has finally been able to visit Bhutan (earlier this year during her flight around the world, low cloud prevented her from flying into this beautiful country). Details of her few days in Bhutan can be found on the Diary Page for 6 December and a selection of images from the trip has now been posted on the gallery pages.
We 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.
Technical 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.

         

The nearest thing to flying without leaving the ground


Compliments of GHOSTS

GHOSTS 2005 Calendar ...got to have it .. Classics as you always dreamed of.

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Shadows

Read the Review "Shadows of Saigon"

Hellcat - Compliments of GHOSTS

Behind the scenes News...

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 vulcan

The Vulcan Bomber (Review)

Need a crowd? get Dynascan

Ultimate Traffic

enhance your Flight Simulator with Ultimate Traffic

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B-17
Flying the B-17

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