T6, Gold - 6 Laps
Alfred Goss, Warlock, 238.079 mph
Mary Dilda, Two of Hearts, 237.047 mph
Nick Macy, Six Cat, 233.269 mph
Gene McNeely, Undecided, 223.408 mph
James Good, Wyoming Wildcatter, 218.267 mph
Thomas Dwelle, Kitchen Pass, 217.789 mph
The battle for the first world title in aerobatic air racing
came down to the final two pilots Sunday at Stead Field in Reno
(NV). Finding enough extra speed, American pilot Mike Mangold
(Victorville, CA) eclipsed pre-race favorite, Kirby Chambliss
(Flying Crown Ranch AZ), to win the first Red Bull Air Race World
Environmental Agency Says 13 Percent Of Airline Drinking Water
The EPA says results from initial testing of drinking water
onboard 158 randomly selected passenger airplanes shows that most
of the aircraft tested (87.4%) met EPA drinking water quality
standards. However, 12.6 percent of domestic and international
passenger aircraft tested at US airports carried water that did not
meet EPA standards.
A Venezuelan Air Force Mirage went down and exploded after
impact, Friday, just a few moments after the pilot detected an
engine flameout while the aircraft maneuvering at low altitude. The
pilot, Capt. Jesus Maria Bevilaqua, 35, ejected and was injured in
Jack Bolt first made his mark on the aviation world as one of
Pappy Boyington's Black Sheep, downing six Japanese Zeros in the
Solomon Islands in 1943 and 1944. Then he knocked down six North
Korean MiGs during the Korean conflict, making him an ace in two
The NAS Point Mugu airshow was held on Saturday and Sunday. It
was estimated that over 50,000 spectators attended during each day
of the event. There was an impressive mixture of civilian and
military aircraft on display as well as aerobatics, parachute jumps
and aerial demonstrations including wing-walking. The U. S. Army
was represented by the "Golden Knights" parachute team, the U. S.
Navy had aerial demonstrations by an F/A-18 Hornet and E-2C Hawkeye
while the U. S. Air Force put an F-15 Eagle through its paces and
the California Air National Guard flew their C-130 Hercules for an
A team of Seabees departed Construction Battalion Center,
Gulfport (MI) at 0100 local, September 17th, for Pensacola (FL).
There, they were to establish a command center for disaster
Hundreds Of Brilliantly Colored Parachutes, Canopies
To Fill The Sky Over Fantasy Of Flight
Enjoy the changing colors of "fall" over central Florida as
hundreds of multi-color parachutes and canopies decorate the autumn
skies during the National Skydiving League Competition "SkyQuest."
Over 200 skydivers will "fall" more than 2000 times creating a
cacophony of color over Fantasy of Flight during the 4th Annual
SkyQuest, Friday, November 19th through Sunday, November 21st,
2004. The three day competition offers the chance to see skydivers
from all over the world compete in aerobatics, Kaleidoscope Dives,
Accuracy Challenges, and the famous Fantasy Swoop.
The University Aviation Association, in conjunction with the
Greater Morgantown Community Trust and the Hart Field Coalition,
Inc. (WV) has established the Dr. Paul W. De Vore Freedom of Flight
Aviation Scholarship. Scholarships under the program will be
awarded for initial flight training at airports with Federal
Aviation Administration 141 approved flight schools.
AeroMexico, Boeing Send Supplies To Mexican Clinics Aboard
Medical supplies for rural Mexico clinics and computers for
disadvantaged children filled cargo holds and overhead storage bins
on the first flight of Aeromexico's newest Boeing Next-Generation
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) says Assistant
Secretary of Homeland Security for the TSA, David M. Stone, and
journalist Fred Barnes will be the featured keynote speakers for
the opening session of the NBAA's 57th Annual Meeting &
Convention. The event runs from October 12 to October 14 in Las
Vegas (NV). NBAA President and CEO Edward M. Bolen also will speak
during the Opening General Session as that event's host.
With the Federal Aviation Administration and the Government
Accountability Office predicting severe air traffic control
staffing shortages of up to 50 percent over the next decade, the
National Air Traffic Controllers Association has unveiled a new
advertising campaign to it hopes will raise awareness of this
serious problem throughout the country.
"I'm checking around to see if anyone knows of a pilot who's
missing part of his airplane."
Source: Blackstone Aviation owner Stoney Powell,
after Hartselle (AL) said he wasn't sure just where an aircraft
door came from. The door fell into Nancy Morgan's yard on Saturday.
So far, no one's stepped up to claim it.
AD NUMBER: 2004-19-02
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-19-02
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to all Dassault Model Fan Jet Falcon
series airplanes and Model Mystere-Falcon 20 series airplanes, that
requires inspecting and testing for fatigue cracking due to stress
corrosion in the vertical posts of the window frames in the flight
Details are still coming in as we write this, but a "bad
weather" related CAPS deployment has apparently resulted in a
successful save for Cirrus Pilot William Graham (65) and his
passenger Barbara Graham (64).