The administrators of the National Museum of Commercial Aviation
in the Atlanta suburb of Forest Park, GA have big plans for
expansion, and high hopes for congressional designation as a
national museum within a year.
Remembered For His Dedication, Love Of Aviation History
Philip Charles O'Keefe, 73, aeronautical engineer and former
director of the New England Air Museum, passed away December 23,
2008, at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehab in Storrs, CT
after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Midwest Sport Aviation, LLC has reached an agreement with
FlightMaster to become the worldwide distributor for its GPS
software. MSA will presently discontinue marketing AeroPalm, but
will continue to support present customers and provide a free
migration for those wanting to switch to FlightMaster.
The Short Stirling was the RAF's first operational four-engined
bomber and in its day was an advanced and formidable airplane. It
followed a line of highly successful four-engined flying boats, the
"Empire" class, built by Short Bros. during the 1930s. History has
been unkind to the Stirling. As far as we know, not a single
example survives, out of the 2383 constructed. Even the
manufacturer's drawings have been destroyed! The Stirling Project
aims to remedy this.
"I have two tickets to the Celtics-Lakers game in my
hands, here at the pool bar in Maui... [but] We're happy we're not
stuck in the snow in Cleveland."
Source: Jim Kalmenson, who along with several
hundred other travelers were stranded at Maui's Kahului Airport on
Christmas Eve when an electrical short disabled the lights on the
airport's longest runway.