Weather concerns have caused NASA to delay the return of space
shuttle Discovery to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 747
and shuttle combination departed from California Friday and spent
the night at Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana.
AMFA Claims Northwest Proposed "Even Harsher Terms" In Final
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association went on strike
against Northwest Airlines at midnight, Friday. According to AMFA
statements, the decision came "after the carrier's
last-best-and-final offer, presented on Thursday afternoon in
last-ditch negotiations, contained even harsher terms than
Northwest's prior offer."
Aero-News has learned that the Central Russian Air Force Museum,
at Monino Airfield near Moscow, broke out in flames Friday
afternoon or evening (Moscow time). At least ten fire engines were
called to the scene.
The DoD POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has announced that
the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam
War, have been identified and are being returned to his family for
burial with full military honors. He is Air Force Col. Gregg
Hartness of Dallas, Texas. He is to be buried in Arlington National
Cemetery near Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14.
Give credit to improved general aviation safety. Stop ignoring
the effect of security restrictions on efficient airspace use.
Change the rules to allow more WAAS approaches into GA airports.
And for heaven's sake, stop setting the stage for user fees!
MAKS -- the biennial Russian International Aviation and Space
Salon -- is being held in Zhukovsky, close to Moscow, from 16 to 21
August. Space exploration has a prominent role at MAKS 2005 as for
the first time the Russian Federal Space Agency, as well as ESA,
Wathen Foundation Launches Aviation-Oriented Charter School At
Building on the success of its satellite EAA Air Academy
program, the Thomas Wathen Foundation will launch Wathen Aviation
High School at Riverside, California's Flabob Airport this coming
school year. Twenty-five students will begin a four-year course of
study at the new charter school on September 6th.
Something Unusual From EAA Chapter 74 And The Tuskegee
By ANN Special Contributor Amy Laboda
On a steamy, hot morning at Orlando Executive Airport's Shelt
Air FBO hangar, more than 120 youths and their adult supervisors,
parents and friends turned out for a rare (for Florida) summer
Young Eagles Day. EAA Chapter 74 and the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.,
jointly sponsored the special rally, which served as a special
kick-off to this week's 34th Annual Tuskegee Airmen's National
Cassini Data Says It's Separate From Saturn's Own
Data from the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft indicate that
Saturn's majestic ring system has its own atmosphere -- separate
from that of the planet itself. During its close fly-bys of the
ring system, instruments on Cassini have been able to determine
that the environment around the rings is like an atmosphere,
composed principally of molecular oxygen. This atmosphere is
very similar to that of Jupiter's moons Europa and Ganymede,
according to scientists.
Continuing its global leadership in airfield safety and
cutting-edge implementation of new safety standards, DFW
International Airport this week accepted a $4M grant from the
Federal Aviation Administration to fund construction of the first
phase of perimeter taxiways around the Airport. DFW is
expected to have the taxiway project completed by 2008, increasing
runway safety while speeding passengers to their gate without
having to stop to wait for opportunities to cross an active
"Great strides have been made in aviation since Orville Wright's
first flight in 1903. Today, general aviation aircraft range from
light sport aircraft like the Piper J-3 Cub to personal jets like
the Eclipse 500. In America, we also have a unique freedom that
keeps GA efficient and affordable, so we certainly have many
reasons to celebrate National Aviation Day."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer marking Friday
as National Aviation Day in the US.