Testimony Ends In Trial Of Two AmWest Pilots Accused Of Trying
To Fly Drunk
In the end, attorneys for former America West pilot Thomas Cloyd
and his copilot, Christopher Hughes, called just one witness: the
operator of a tug that pulled them from the gate before their
Airbus A319 was stopped and boarded by law officers.
Keep your eyes out for Ed Bolen on C-Span this week. The
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold
a hearing this Thursday, June 9, focusing on general aviation
security in Washington, DC airspace...
The First Allied Invaders Came From The Sky -- In Gliders
Aero-News D-Day Anniversary Special Report By Kevin R.C.
(This is the first of a three-part series on the Allied
invasion of Nazi-held Europe that began on June 6, 1944. Parts Two
and Three will run Tuesday and Wednesday
Everyone knows D-Day was the 6th of June, 1944. But by the
time the landing craft hit shore at 6:30 in the morning, some
Allied soldiers had already been in action for six hours. The very
first of them came to the left flank of the invasion -- their job
was to seize and hold two bridges over the Orne River and the
parallel Caen Canal, and hold them until the commandos who were
landed on the beach linked up with them.
This is the st
NOTAM Number: FDC 5/4471
Location: Rochester, New York near ROCHESTER VORTAC (ROC)
Beginning Date: June 08, 2005 at 18:45 UTC
Ending Date: June 12, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Due to aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air
Force Thunderbirds and other military aircraft.
The third annual Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association "Minnesota
Migration" ended today as more than 135 Cirrus airplanes departed
for home. The event is an opportunity for customers to reconnect,
learn skills, network and see what's new.
Friends of the Earth (FOE) published new research from the UK
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change that claims that carbon dioxide
reduction targets for the EU and UK will be impossible to meet if
aviation grows at current rates. FOE wants the UK Government to
immediately increase passenger fees, remove fuel tax exemptions and
to pursue emissions charges with the EU.
US District Judge Ricardo Martinez did not reinstate 472 union
ramp workers who were laid off from Alaska Airlines in Seattle.
After arguments from both sides, he ultimately said that he did not
have jurisdiction over the dispute but that the airline was within
its rights to replace the workers with subcontractors.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced
leadership changes Friday, including the departure of Dave Stone.
TSA officials will be busy this week as they testify in front of
various house and senate committees, including a session about GA
After almost five weeks of stress, testing, speculation and
experimentation, the Mars rover Opportunity has finally worked its
way out of the dune it has been stuck in. JPL Engineers cheered
when images showed that the rover's wheels were free.
A federal jury ordered the Little Rock National Airport (Adams
Field) to pay more than $2.1 million to Susan Buschmann, the widow
of Captain Richard Buschmann. He died after his American Airlines
jet went off the end of the runway on June 1st, 1999.
NASA Announced Thursday that plans to send a new lander to Mars
have been approved. The Phoenix lander is a stationary craft with a
long arm designed to look for water, ice and possible indicators of
life. The Phoenix mission should launch in August 2007, sending the
scout to the icy ground of the far northern martian plains.
"Decision makers in both the UK and
the EU must face up to the fact that tackling climate change means
tackling the demand for aviation."
Source: Friends of the Earth aviation
campaigner Richard Dyer, who wants the UK and EU to increase the
costs of aviation to slow growth, and reduce the contribution of
greenhouse gases to the environment.