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March 06, 2005

Pinnacle/Northwest CRJ Crew: 'We decided to have a little fun.'

Transcripts of the conversations between the crew of a Pinnacle/Northwest Airlink CRJ regional jet and air traffic controllers prior to the aircraft's crashing in Jefferson City (MO) have revealed the reason why the aircraft was flying at FL410, and possibly why they crashed.

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Aero-Views: 747 Drivers Respond To BA Actions

We knew there are highly experienced 747 drivers who read our words every day of the week.

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First B-2s Deploy to Guam

B-2 Spirit bombers have deployed to Andersen AFB for the first time to support Pacific Command’s security efforts in the Western Pacific.

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City Wants To See Proof Of Annuals

The city of Clearwater (FL) has taken the unusual decision to ask pilots offering aircraft out of Clearwater Airpark to provide copies of their aircraft logbooks as a means to proving that the annual inspection has not been skipped.

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London Biggin Hill Airport Recognizes Security Commitment

Biggin Hill Helicopters, Transcity Exhibitions and Tropair Services are the first winners of the new security-conscious awards scheme launched by the London Biggin Hill Executive Airport.

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What's A Helicopter Cost?

Ever wonder what the DOD spends on all those high-tech helicopters like Apaches and Blackhawks?

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Antique Biplanes Fly Into Fantasy Of Flight

The Florida Antique Biplane Association (FABA) will be flying into Fantasy of Flight on Saturday, March 26.

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Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Bomb Scare

Back in May, 2004, we reported that an off-duty American Airlines flight attendant had been arrested and accused of interfering with a flight crew by leaving a bomb scare note in one of the company's aircraft's lavatories.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.06.05)

"Yeah, we're actually ... we don't have any passengers on board, so we decided to have a little fun and come up here." Source: FAA transcript of statement made by one of the pilots of the Pinnacle/Northwest Airlink CRJ that crashed in Jefferson City (MO), explaining why the aircraft was flying at an unusually high FL410. Soon after that, one engine quit, then another, and the rest is history.

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Georgia TFR: Until Futher Notice

NOTAM:  5/1674  Issued:  03/05/2005 17:50  Effective:  03/05/2005 17:00 - Undetermined  State:  GA  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  BUFORD GA.

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