Down-and-out Safire Aircraft is not only looking for a new
investor, but is now looking for a new home. Miami Today reports
Miami Executive Aviation, and FBO at Opa-Locka Airport, locked
Safire out September 9th for failure to pay the rent.
Adds Trace Detectors, Expands Use Of Physical Pat-Downs
The TSA Thursday introduced new passenger screening procedures
that it says will increase the use of explosives trace detectors,
expand the use of manual pat-down searches, and give screeners more
latitude to refer individuals to secondary screening. This
move is in line with our commitment to constantly review screening
procedures to ensure our measures are targeted to counter potential
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame announced today that five
Wisconsin aviators would be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a
banquet to be held at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh (WI).
Among this year's inductees are two men with similar, yet equally
deserving backgrounds, Field Morey and Harold "Duffy" Gaier.
Minden Air Corp. is testing the BAE 146-100 (file photo of type,
below) as a possible replacement for two of its tankers, among 33
grounded by the US Forest Service earlier this year. Chief Pilot
Tim Christy is optimistic.
While harboring an unabashed admiration for balloon pilots and
their crews, we're sometimes mystified by the nomenclature that
surrounds that noble calling. For instance, do hot air balloons
really "race?" That would seem to imply an element of speed that
has heretofore eluded us...
If they do, they'll be doing it at St. Louis's Great Forest Park
Balloon Race -- a race that was almost finished before it ran.
Gear Collapse Puts Nemesis NXT Out Of Running At Reno
An unfortunate incident earlier this week prior to the start of
the 41st National Championship Air Races and Air Show at Stead
Airport in Reno, Nevada, thwarted the highly anticipated appearance
of the Nemesis NXT. Owners Jon and Patricia Sharp had planned to
debut their new homebuilt airplane in the Sport Class. The original
Nemesis, which dominated Formula 1 racing for many years winning 47
of 51 starts, now hangs in the Smithsonian National Air and Space
Museum. That plane made its final flight at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Avionics technicians who want to keep pace with the latest in
installation practices and proven techniques will not want to miss
this training opportunity offered by the Aircraft Electronics
Association (AEA). All the acceptable methods and techniques for
panel-mounted avionics installation will be covered in this
seminar, to be held at Tarrant County College (Northwest Campus) in
Ft. Worth, Texas.
Ceremony To Honor Significant Historic Events In Aviation And
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will honor
the contributions of Wright Brothers, and the recovery and
restoration of the Bodie Island (NC) baseline distance measurement
of 1848 (the precise land survey reference line) in a special
ceremony Friday. NOAA's National Ocean Service's National
Geodetic Survey (NGS) will dedicate commemorative monuments
honoring both historic events. NOAA is an agency of the U.S.
Department of Commerce.
"While over there, he and some patrolmen were going through
different houses and found some books on the Taliban and some
unexploded antiaircraft ordnance. Being ex-military and as the
military does overseas, they picked them up as souvenirs. He packed
them in his bag and flew back with them, like an idiot."
Source: Troy Lyman, whose friend, Shaun Louis
Marshall, appears in New York federal court Friday. Marshall faces
up to 20 years in prison if convicted on charges of bringing live
explosives aboard a commercial passenger aircraft. The real
question is, how did Marshall, returning to his home in Riverside
(CA), get those Soviet-made explosives and ammo all the way from
Afghanistan to JFK before being discovered?