They'd REALLY Like To Be Off Omelek By Christmas...
Officials at El Segundo, CA-based SpaceX have told Aero-News the
company plans to launch its Falcon 1 rocket on Monday, December 19
at 11 am PST (7 p.m. GMT). The two-stage Falcon 1 rocket -- powered
by liquid oxygen and purified, rocket grade kerosene -- is expected
to accelerate to 17,000 mph (25 times the speed of sound) in less
than ten minutes.
Design Your Own Airliner, Watch The Real Ones Take Flight
Who among our readers hasn't dreamed of designing their own
aircraft? Okay, so a few of you have actually done it... but what
about a commercial airliner? Visitors to the new Future of Flight
Aviation Center and Boeing Tour in Everett, WA now have the
opportunity to do just that... and take a (computer generated)
picture of their aircraft home.
NASA announced Friday the agency's Kennedy Space Center, FL,
will be the takeoff site for an attempt by Steve Fossett and Virgin
Atlantic's GlobalFlyer aircraft to set the record for the longest
flight ever of an airplane or balloon. NASA and Virgin Atlantic
Airways' agreement to use Kennedy's Space Shuttle Landing Facility
is the result of a pilot program to expand access to the shuttle's
runway for non-NASA activities.
It looks like Rudolph will be putting his bright nose -- and his
IFR rating -- to good use Saturday, as Angel Flight Southeast will
deliver gifts collected from across the country to the town of
D'Iberville, MS -- where thousands of people remain in tents and
trailers due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Will More Than Double Size Of Sulphur Springs Facilities
American Legend Aircraft Company announced Friday the company
has broken ground on a new facility to house its aircraft
production operations, as well as a new customer delivery center.
The company isn't moving very far, though... they will remain
based at Sulphur Spring Municipal Airport (KSLR) in Sulphur
It's Almost Like Southwest Is Flying From There... But They're
In the latest twist to the Wright Amendment pretzel, Southwest
Airlines announced Thursday the airline would expand its
code-sharing agreement with ATA Airlines Inc. to include ATA's four
daily nonstop flights to Chicago's Midway Airport -- meaning a
passenger can now purchase one ticket to fly out of D/FW to any one
of the 42 cities Southwest flies to out of Midway, and only have to
change airplanes once.
Students in the University of Cincinnati Professional Pilot
Program training at Sporty's Academy, as well as more than 100
flight training students at Eastern Cincinnati Aviation, are now
able to fly a much more sophisticated and realistic Frasca flight
training device (FTD) in either a single-engine or multiengine
"We are so very happy to assist the folks of D'Iberville
in ensuring that the thousands of now-underprivileged children get
the holiday that they deserve. Having Santa and his helpers fly in
to assist with gift giving, we hope, will spur even more giving
among people in the Southeast who might not be aware of this tragic
Source: Sheri Hutchinson, Director of
Operations of Angel Flight Southeast -- one of six geographic
regions in the Angel Flight America network -- on the
organization's planned airlift this weekend of gifts for as many as
3,000 children in D'Iberville, MS. The town was devastated by
Hurricane Katrina, prompting residents of Citrus Heights, CA to
gather toys and ship them across the country to Asheville, NC, from