Says Army Helo Pilot's Policy Not Effective Until Two Days
The Tennessee widow of a special forces helicopter pilot killed
in Afghanistan says his insurance company now refuses to pay up.
Now, she's suing the Military Benefit Association Inc. and the
Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Co. in a Nashville
White House Wants Them To Pony Up $400 Million More
Airlines and their passengers already pay upwards of $2 billion
a year for enhanced security in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Now,
the government is using a little-known budget procedure to demand
another $400 million from the industry -- a straw that ATA CEO Jim
May says just won't fly.
For the fourth time in Space Shuttle Program history, 350,000
gallons of water will be released on a Mobile Launcher Platform
(MLP) at Launch Pad 39A during a water sound suppression test.
The test will take place at 8 a.m. May 7.
The Experimental Aircraft Association continued the final push
to make the new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations a
reality on Wednesday, April 28, as Earl Lawrence, EAA's Vice
President of Government and Industry Programs, briefed top
officials of the federal Office of Management and Budget in
Each year the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
(PAMA) recognizes individuals, chapters, and organizations that
significantly improve the association and the aviation maintenance
industry. Winners will be honored at PAMA’s Annual
Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 18, at 11:30 AM at the Las Vegas
Retired USAF Brigadier General Chuck Yeager is not known as a
man to mince words.
"It just kind of makes you sick when you look at people not paying
attention to what is going on outside the aircraft," he told the
41st Space Congress at Port Canaveral (FL).
Six weeks after returning to homeport following a successful
deployment, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is at sea and back in action to
support carrier qualifications (CQ) for two squadrons of student
Carrier Air Wing 7 Continues Air Support of Combat in Iraq
Aircraft from the USS George Washington (GW) (CVN 73) aircraft
exerted pressure on anti-Iraqi forces in the Iraqi city of Fallujah
April 28, with repeated bombardments from Strike Fighter Squadrons
(VFA) 136 and VFA-131, and Fighter Squadrons (VF) 11 and
"Maybe they ought to stick to unmanned space exploration because
they sure as hell aren't very good at flying safely."
Source: Chuck Yeager (Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.),
speaking recently to the 41st Space Congress about NASA's shining
success with the Mars rovers and its tragic failures leading to the
Challenger and Columbia disasters. Yeager, who served on the board
investigating the Challenger disaster 18 years ago, says he was
"sickened" by the lessons NASA didn't learn in the years before the
Two Survive Ultralight Accident In California Avocado
John Denney and Marilyn Jensen are lucky to be alive, thanks to
John's skills at piloting his ultralight. The 79-year old pilot and
his 68-year old passenger sustained minor injuries when they were
forced to set down in an avocado grove near Camarillo (CA)
Issued: 04/28/2004 18:51
Effective: 04/29/2004 15:00 - 05/02/2004 22:00
Facility: ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.
FDC 4/3717 ZMA FL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS FORT LAUDERDALE,
FL. DUE TO AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS AND
OTHER MILITARY DEMONSTRATION TEAMS. EFFECTIVE 0404291500 UTC UNTIL
0404292100 UTC; 0404301330 UTC UNTIL 0405010030 UTC; 0405011430 UTC
UNTIL 0405020200 UTC; AND 0405021430 UTC UNTIL 0405022200 UTC.
PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.145, MANAGEMENT OF AIRCRAFT
OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS AND MAJOR
AD NUMBER: 2004-09-01
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-09-01
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) that is applicable to certain Airbus Model A300
B4-600, B4-600R, C4 605R Variant F, and F4-600R (collectively
called A300-600) series airplanes; and Model A310 series airplanes.
This action requires a one-time inspection for damage of the
integrated drive generator electrical harness and pyramid arm, and
repair if necessary. This action is necessary to prevent electrical
arcing within the engine pylon, which could result in loss of the
relevant alternating current (AC) bus bar, reduced structural
integrity of the engine pylon, and consequent loss of control of
ANN has the sad job of
noting the passing of a true legend in the rotorcraft community,
not to mention one of the finest men we've ever known. Helicycle
designer BJ Schramm was confirmed lost, by the Gem County Sheriff's
office, in the crash of Helicycle N3275Q in Horse Shoe Bend,