AOPA President Phil Boyer and Northwest Airlines CEO Richard
Anderson sat down Friday afternoon to discuss their differences as
highlighted by a strong, anti-general aviation editorial Anderson
wrote for Northwest's in-flight magazine. Immediately after the
editorial was published, AOPA prepared a line-by-line rebuttal of
A single-engine military trainer carrying two Air National Guard
instructors crashed shortly after take-off at Savannah/Hilton Head
International Airport Saturday, killing both airmen on board. Both
were attached to the 39th Flying Training Squadron out of Moody AFB
(GA). The aircraft belonged to the 479th Flying Training Group at
It was snowing heavily and very foggy in New York's Franklin
County Friday night when 57-year old Paul Grulich and his 49-year
old wife Alice, were trying to land their Piper PA-28R-180. They
were headed from Virginia to Adirondacks Regional Airport where
Paul told controllers he would land at about 8:00 pm EST. They
never made the airport.
Golf Bravo Oscar Alpha Alpha was the first Concorde ever put
into service by British Airways. Now, it's on its final journey,
after being retired along with the rest of the supersonic passenger
fleet. But the line's quiet passing has been delayed -- not because
of weather or any other aviation consideration. But because of low
Four months after they were startled by the sound of something
metal being crunched, space station astronaut Michael Foale and his
Russian counterpart, Alexander Kaleri heard something eerily
similar again on Friday. And it sounded like it came from the same
general area where the first crunching noise was heard.
Six years in the making, Ultralight Soaring Aviation is proud to
announce completion of the New Cumulus. A long-winged aircraft
based on the original Cumulus by US Aviation, New Cumulus sports an
entirely new wing construction.
Government Forced To Hire Emergency Controllers From Mexico,
An air traffic controllers strike in the Dominican Republic has
placed a stranglehold on that country's aviation industry, causing
massive delays and multiple outright cancellations of all types of
aircraft, including national and international flights of both
passenger and cargo types.
"I had the headset on, so I didn't hear it very clearly. But it
sounded sort of like a drum. It sounds sort of like a sheet of
something being bent."
Source: ISS Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, describing
to ground controllers a strange noise heard aboard the station
Friday. It's the second time a mystery sound has startled the crew
of Mission 8 and appears to have originated in the same area as the
first sound, four months ago. A daring two-man spacewalk to find
the source of the odd noise was cut short in February, when
Kaleri's suit malfunctioned. NASA says all systems appear to be
working normally in spite of the noise.