The newest member of Seymour Johnson AFB's 334th Fighter
Squadron cannot even reach the rudder pedals in an F-15E Strike
Eagle, but that does not keep Evan “Big E” Moriarty
from being one of the squadron’s Fightin’ Eagles.
An April 6th commercial glider flight that resulted in an
accident, claiming the life of the newly certified commercial
pilot, and injuring his two passengers, is yielding scant evidence
as to the cause.
Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. has announced that in exchange for
a minimum equity investment of $1 million, GBA has granted a
Chinese investment group a six-month period in which to bring to
the Company a funding/partnering package sufficient to fund the
completion of the Hawk 4 Gyroplane program up through FAA
Certification and production.
Wednesday's crash of a firefighting tanker in northern
California was a double tragedy for the family pilot Paul Cockrell.
You see, Paul's brother died in a 1995 mid-air while fighting a
forest fire in the Anza-Borrego State Park, according to the Los
Members of Congress are watching very carefully safety issues
surrounding America's dwindling firefighting tanker fleet, down to
a mere 32 aircraft now in the wake of Thursday's mishap in Northern
California. This, as the assistant director for aviation at the US
Forest Service stood solidly behind the company that owned the
ill-fated Lockheed P-3 Orion.
Bombardier Aerospace says it's reached an important milestone
with the entry into service of the first completed Bombardier
Global 5000 business jet. The aircraft departed Montreal on Monday
and is now in service with a corporate operator based in the Middle
Competitive Air Combat Racing Launches Over Europe
Aero GP, a brand new international sport featuring 300 mph air
racing, precision bombing and air combat takes to European skies in
May with Slovenia hosting the first event. A first-ever event, Aero
GP is a full-blooded battle for air supremacy fought by highly
trained military and civilian pilots from around the globe.
The keys to the 1,500th Caravan (file photo of type, below) were
presented to customer Radoslav Miskiewicz of GEMI Ltd. Thursday at
Aero Friedrichshafen. GEMI Ltd., a trading company in the
ferroalloys industry, is headquartered in Poland and will use the
aircraft for private and business travel.
"When they say, 'WE pay,' [the airlines] don't pay. I don't see
the captain sitting up in the left seat getting his credit card out
to pay the bill for that flight. I see him turning around and
looking back at 200-300 passengers who have a 7.5-percent tax added
to the price of their ticket. THAT'S who pays. When I'm sitting in
the left seat of my Cessna 172, I don't turn around and see anybody
behind me paying the tax when I buy my fuel."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, in an exclusive
interview with ANN, talking about the simmering dispute between
commercial the airlines and general aviation. At stake is the
possibility that GA pilots may be hit with stiff user fees.