Yankee Air Museum Hangar Destroyed, Some Warbirds Saved
The good news is that the Yankee Air Museum's B-17G, B-25D and
C-47 -- its most prized possessions -- were saved from a fire that
raced through the organizations hanger near Ypsilanti (MI). The bad
news: the hangar and the aircraft that were in it, were totally
From the Yankee Air Museum:
The Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport suffered a
disastrous fire last night that destroyed the historic hangar that
housed the museum. The museum staff was able to move the historic
B-17, C-47 and B-25 aircraft out of the building, thus saving the
heart of the collection.
Larry Kuehn was flying along, minding his own business Saturday
when all of a sudden, his sky was full of F-16s. The Pentagon says
Kuehn, a 50-year aviation veteran, was intercepted by the warplanes
for flying too close to the no-fly zone over Chanhassen (MN) during
a visit by President Bush.
Gerald Gossens is flying across Queensland, Australia in an
ultralight. It's a money-raising trip designed to drum up money for
the Royal Blind Foundation. Gossens is deputy CEO of the
foundation. He's also blind.
20,000 On List -- 10-Percent Say They Shouldn't Be There
About 30 times every day, airlines across America stop and
question people whose names are similar to those on the TSA's Do
Not Fly List. But, according to an internal TSA memo, none of them
was actually a terror suspect.
"They Haven't Provided Grounds For Terminating The
You can't do that. So says the European Union in response to the
Bush administration's plans to pull out of a 1992 agreement on
government subsidies to companies like Boeing and Airbus. The US
announced its withdrawal from the accord last week, fueling the
growing dispute between the world's two biggest trading
The ICAO says it's just unacceptable for countries to continue
putting millions of air passengers at risk by neglecting or
ignoring altogether safety standards. So the UN agency is going to
start talking about which countries are guilty of what
When Congress pulled the plug on the Air Force's buy/lease
tanker deal with Boeing, it did more than deal the aerospace giant
a $23.5 billion blow to the wallet. It also put the entire future
of the 767 line in question. But, while analysts see problems ahead
for the line in the short-term, the long-term outlook still seems
When the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s AOPA
Expo 2004 gets underway October 21-23 in Long Beach, California,
visitors will be able to take part in more than 75 hours of
informative, fun, eye-opening seminars.
High-Traffic Events Like NBAA Convention Straining Las Vegas
On the eve of their annual convention in Las Vegas (NV), we
got this from the NBAA:
We are pleased that this year’s NBAA convention is
drawing record numbers of attendees. However, the event (in
conjunction with other high draw Las Vegas events) is straining
local air traffic and FBOs to their operational limits. As a
result, aircraft overnight parking during the annual NBAA
convention in Las Vegas is reported to be at capacity for McCarran,
North Las Vegas and Henderson airports. In addition, it has been
reported to NBAA that "drop and go" reservations are no longer
being accepted at either FBO at LAS.
"All you can do is grit you teeth and hold on to your passengers
and prepare them for the impact."
Source: Bill Chapel, a 63-year old balloon pilot
who was blown by errant winds into a 700-foot tall broadcast tower
during the final day of the Albuquerque International Balloon
Festival Sunday. Chapel and his two passengers, ages 10 and 14,
were unhurt and were able to climb down the tower.