Led by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), a
broad-based aviation industry coalition submitted comments in
response to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed
rule to drastically expand the scope of its Antidrug and Alcohol
John and Martha King Take Off On An Around-The-World GA
"Flying ourselves around the world is a wonderful way to explore
the future of general aviation in Russia and throughout the world,"
said John King as he and his co-captain, Martha, took off in N10F,
their Falcon 10, on a 13-day flight around the world.
Mother Nature's Fury Continues To Astound Survivors
The Corridor of Classic Aviation in Central Florida was hit hard
by Hurricane Charley on Friday August 13, 2004. Airplanes from
history, as well as new general aviation aircraft, were destroyed
in record numbers from the west coast to the east coast of
The advent of FAA's Light Sport Aircraft has some looking back
in time for light, simple to fly aircraft of olden days. A
time-proven, FAA certificated design comes from a well-known
aviation designer, John Thorp. Thorp designed a two-seat,
all-metal, low wing aircraft in 1944 named the T-211 "Sky
For those of you who have followed the rotary-winged aspect of
sport aviation, here is a milestone that can't but help to impress
you. RotorWay International has just sold the 800th Exec 162F
helicopter kit. The aircraft went to RotorWay International South
Africa, the newest representative for the company.
New CAD Program Allows You To Design Part, Then Send It To
On this side of the table, we have computer-assisted drawing
programs. Over here, we have manufacturers who use CAD renderings
to... well, make things. So what would happen if the two were
brought together over the internet?
When Army Staff Sgt. Jamie Osmon met Capt. Scott, whose last
name is withheld for security reasons, for the second time Aug. 16,
the reunion was much less hectic than the first. The first time,
July 29, Sergeant Osmon and a group of ground forces were trapped
in a canyon ambush, and Captain Scott was the lead pilot in a
flight of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs that responded to provide close-air
Raytheon has been awarded $287 million in Fiscal Year 2004 as
part of a full-rate production contract to supply the U.S. Navy
with the next-generation Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile. The Navy
and Raytheon have entered into a multi-year procurement contract to
replenish the Tomahawk inventory. The value of this contract could
reach $1.6 billion once all of the procurement orders are placed
over the next five years.
Seiko Epson has come up with what it calls the FR, or Micro
Flying Robot, the world's smallest flying prototype microrobot.
Epson developed the FR to demonstrate the micromechatronics
technology that it has cultivated in-house over the years and to
explore the possibilities for microrobots and the development of
component technology applications. The company will display its
latest offering at the 2003 International Robot Exhibition, which
will be held at Tokyo Big Sight on November 19 - 22, 2004.
Couple Was Minding Young Granddaughter During Parents'
Richard and Debbie Dunham loved to travel in their Cessna 210
and they wanted their 15-month old granddaughter, Abby, to love it
as well. Instead, all three were lost when the aircraft went down
shortly after departing Tulsa's Riverside-Jones Airport (OK)
“I’m never going to crack
another Air Force joke again.”
Source: Army Staff Sergeant Osmon,
who with a group of ground forces, were trapped in a canyon
ambush. USAF Captain Scott was the lead pilot in a flight of
A-10 Thunderbolt IIs that responded to provide close-air support
and a welcome rescue.
AD 2004-16-15: Eurocopter France Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC
155B, EC155B1, SA-365N and N1, and SA-366G1 Helicopters
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new
airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France
(Eurocopter) helicopters. This action requires inspecting the main
gearbox (MGB) baseplate for a crack and replacing the MGB if a
crack is found in the MGB base plate.