Focke-Wulf 190A-9 And Japanese Zero Model 21 On Display At
"Scotts Warbird Alley"
Two extremely rare World War II fighter aircraft - a German
Focke-Wulf Fw190A-9 and Japanese Model 21 Zero - are the latest
additions to an impressive lineup of warbirds to be presented
during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional
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How? Observe What Goes On In The Cockpit Using F/A-18
More than 30 Marine and Navy air intercept controllers recently
gathered at the Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron at the
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Headquarters building at Marine Corps Air
He Had Fallen Into A Steep, Deep Mountain Canyon While On A
Senior Airman Jake Rodenhaber, and his friend Airman Michael
Hejmanowski, were hiking near Bruneau Canyon outside Boise, ID
recently when Rodenhaber fell more than 400 feet into the
EAA Says Major Improvements Have Been Made To The Warbirds
Veterans and the legendary aircraft they flew and supported will
be honored at the dedication ceremony for the new Scotts Warbird
Alley, scheduled for 1430 Monday, July 26 - opening day of EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh at Wittman Regional Airport.
Aircraft Number 2 Of Five Will Be Delivered In A Few Weeks
The Mexican Air Force has taken delivery of the first of five
C295s ordered from Airbus Military. The aircraft is equipped with a
palletized loading system and a medical evacuation kit. The second
aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks, with all
five handed over to the customer by year end.
The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter built at PZL Mielec,
Sikorsky's subsidiary in Poland, has entered the flight test
program at the company's Development Flight Center (DFC) in
Florida. The S-70i helicopter is an international variant of the
Black Hawk helicopter.
A 36-year-old North Carolina man has made an unusual crossing of
the English Channel. He suspended himself in a specially-equipped
chair under a massive and colorful cluster of balloons and drifted
across the channel.
Recent publications from the Aerospace Industries Association note that, "America’s requirement for workers who are well educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is falling far short of anticipated need. Trends are discouraging, and interest is lacking among American youth. We simply aren’t producing enough engineers and non-engineering technical workers, such as hands-on manufacturing labor. Without dramatic change, these needs will go unmet, the future of the American aerospace industry will be bleak and the consequences for the nation will be extreme."
Recent publications from the Aerospace Industries Association
note that, "America’s requirement for workers who are well
educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
is falling far short of anticipated need....
Poberezny: Not A "Hostile Takeover", But Groups Pursuing
The two sides haven't exactly shaken hands, but it appears both
the Experimental Aircraft Association and The Last Time are moving
forward with separate agendas to honor the 75th anniversary of the
Douglas DC-3 next month.
Was Cited For Heroism During Attack On Pearl Harbor
15 Navy men were awarded the Medal of Honor following the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The last of those heroes passed
away last Thursday at the age of 100, the oldest living recipient
of the nation's highest award for valor.
February Air Strike The Result Of "Inaccurate And
Unprofessional" Reporting By UAS Crews
The U.S. Military released a report Saturday that lays the blame
for a mistaken February air strike in Afghanistan in the laps of
the operators of the UAVs that directed the strike. As many as 23
civilians were killed when a civilian convoy was mistaken for an
insurgent force and attacked.
96, Including Polish President, Were Killed In The
A transcript from the cockpit voice recorder carried by the
TU-154 which crashed in heavy fog in Western Russia in April shows
that the pilots were warned by Russian aviation authorities to not
attempt the landing at Smolensk. The resulting crash killed Polish
President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and 94 others.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet
Napolitano traveled to the Middle East over the
Memorial Day holiday. She and her counterparts from the Middle East
region and officials from the ICAO attended a conference
to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security.
"(All) countries have unique legal traditions, cultural
differences, and political realities ... (W)e should not allow
these differences to keep us from working toward a common goal and
a deep and stronger partnership with respect to security and
privacy." Source: Secretary of
Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
That portion of airspace between the U.S. 12 NM limit and the
oceanic CTA/FIR boundary within which air traffic control is
exercised. These areas are established to provide air traffic
With the report of an American adventurer crossing the English
Channel in a specially-equipped chair under a cluster of helium
balloons, we thought it would be an appropriate time for a look at
some of the earlier ... much earlier ... balloon flights in