US Manufacturers Head For Switzerland Full Of New Hope
A year ago, they were smarting from deep cuts in the labor force
and even deeper cuts in orders for aircraft. Now, representatives
of Raytheon, Cessna and Eclipse are among those who've flocked to
Geneva, Switzerland, hoping to interest Europeans in business jet
In a land where there are few roads, airplanes are the de facto
means of transportation. And perhaps that's why four Alaskans are
suing the TSA, hoping to gut the electronic passenger screening
system known as CAPPS II.
"Longtime Friend, A Great Supporter Of Aviation And EAA"
Samuel C. Johnson, the chairman emeritus of SC Johnson Wax who
helped launch the EAA Young Eagles program, died of cancer at his
Racine, Wisconsin, home Saturday, May 22, at the age of 76. During
his 34-year tenure, Johnson led his family's company to become a
multi-billion-dollar worldwide conglomerate.
Ibis Aerospace announced that it has selected Honeywell’s
APEX Integrated Avionics System for its Ae270 Propjet. The APEX
system will be offered as an avionics upgrade for future deliveries
of Ibis’ Ae270 single-engine turboprop.
Cessna's Citation CJ3 is targeted to be Cessna's first airplane
certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The
Citation CJ3 program has completed well over half of the required
FAA certification conditions, and logged over 900 flight hours in
Taking That Little Blue Pill? Keep Your Feet On The Ground
By Dr. Erwin Samuelson, AME and Jon Thornburgh, CFI
Some types of flying do not require a medical examination. A
pilot does not need to have a medical certificate to fly an
ultralight, a glider (including a motorglider) or a balloon.
However, the FAA expects pilots to use good judgment and stay out
of the air if he knows that he has a medical problem that would
make flying dangerous. This rule also goes for pilots who have
passed a flight physical. Just because one has a current medical
certificate in his wallet does not mean that he should fly if he is
fatigued or has the flu.
Eclipse Take Delivery Of Landing Gear For Test Aircraft
Eclipse Aviation says it's received the landing gear assembly
from Mecaer for Aircraft N502EA, Eclipse's first certification
flight test aircraft. Aircraft N502EA, which will feature Pratt
& Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW610F engines, is on schedule to
make its first flight in Q4 2004.
Issued: 05/24/2004 11:18
Effective: 05/28/2004 15:30 - 05/30/2004 21:00
Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT, COLUMBIA, MO. DUE THE
SALUTE TO VETERANS AIR SHOW
"These clients have become my friends. This isn't about
security, this is about a violation of our rights. And if they
think they are going to set my customer base up for some bizarre
thing like this, they are nuts. For someone up here to be flagged
red and to live in Barrow or Nome, it's a jail sentence. Everybody
Source: Sally Huntley, who runs a travel agency in
Alaska and is now a co-plaintiff in what could be a landmark
lawsuit filed against the government. She and her fellow
plaintiffs, with the backing of a civil liberties organization, say
the TSA's CAPPS II program could ground Alaskans who simply have no
other way of traveling... anywhere.
The EAA says response for this year's Air Resident Summer Youth
Camps has been "outstanding!" Aviation enthusiasts and their
families know that there's no better place to experience aviation
than in Oshkosh (WI) - home of EAA. The EAA Air Academy's Resident
Summer Youth Camp is an accredited program geared for
aviation-minded boys and girls age 10-18. Professional educators,
Certified Flight Instructors, and students from the nation's
leading aviation colleges conduct an array of hands-on aviation and
SimTrain, a new company specializing in supporting flight
training for Cirrus aircraft, is buying three Cirrus specific, full
motion simulators from Fidelity Flight Simulation. SimTrain will
place these Fidelity MOTUS simulators in Cirrus Certified Training
Centers around the country, providing Cirrus pilots with the finest
training support of any general aviation aircraft.
The University Aviation Association released the third edition
of the Collegiate Aviation Guide, a directory of 114 post secondary
institutions offering aviation programs in the United States and
Canada. The comprehensive listings include information on the
institutional contact, program and degree offerings, tuition,
enrollment, certification and transfer credit, and much more.