Sun Dec 12 2004
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Five Airmen receive Silver Stars
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.
acceleration expedites fielding warning
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.
deploy to Lackland for quick-reaction
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
Weapon systems video vital to wartime
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
Maintainers make ‘maintenance
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
Air Force makes a stable
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.
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
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IATA Annual Report 2004
The 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
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.
Your first entry into the cockpit will
reveal the simplicity of craftsmanship. All around views are
excellent and help in orientation especially during the
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.
On 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
Otherwise this is a simulation I know I will enjoy over the
holidays. Check it out today
Capt. James van Etten
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China's 'Air Car' takes
A five-seat civilian aircraft known as the
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1,358 miles gliding record
Fossett and fellow pilot Terry Delore broke one of the most
important records in gliding at the weekend flying 1,358
First CJ3 delivered
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model to enter service in 2004. ...
Steve Fossett will attempt a
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2005 Officer and Councilor
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Jessica Fieux (FSU), Owen Shieh (Cornell), and Ashley Marie
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It’s again the time of year when icing
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Here’s how to find ice and avoid it.
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If you became incapacitated, would your
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Fatigue can have a measurable impact, even
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how you can fight back.
Handling a crosswind correctly means
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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
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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!!
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
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
Our raffles are moving along
nicely to date 87-car/bike and 84 Winchester rifle have been
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
Have a safe and wonderful
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.
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
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."
captain died in October at age 77. On news of his death one
said: "I hope he's at peace now, truly at peace;
we never, ever blamed him." One sad chapter is now
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
Footnote: See Pilot In
Command--Authority | Responsibility | Accountability posted in
the Library. As Norm Komich asks, "When did you feel
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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.
also go to Thatcham Rotary Club and Cleveland Flying School
for their generous donations following talks which Polly gave
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.
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