Cruse Died While Flying For USA At World Aerobatic
The achievements and legacy of the late Vicki Cruse,
International Aerobatic Club president and Experimental Aircraft
Association director, will live on through a memorial scholarship
established by women pilots from the Ninety-Nines and aviators
throughout the world.
Proposal Would Reduce The Number Of Centers From 21 To 2
A report issued this week from the Government Accounting Office
(GAO) suggests that a plan put forth by FAA and NWS to consolidate
21 enroute weather centers down to 2 could "degrade aviation
operations and safety—and the agencies may not know it."
Southers Is President Obama's Pick For TSA Assistant
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO
Ed Bolen Friday issued a statement regarding an
announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that President
Obama intends to nominate Erroll Southers for assistant secretary
Aircraft Is Exclusively Dedicated To The Children's Mercy
American Eurocopter says LifeFlight Eagle has taken delivery of
a new EC145 that will be exclusively dedicated to The Children's
Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, MO) Critical Care Transport program
for the care and transport of pediatric and neonatal patients
throughout the region.
Aero Air, located at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO), has
just completed their first dual install of a G-600 system in a Twin
Commander. This was the first dual system installation performed by
any Twin Commander Authorized Service Center.
Hawaiian Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, International (ALPA), announced Friday that they have
voted to authorize their elected union representatives to conduct a
lawful withdrawal of service if contract talks do not result in a
new collective bargaining agreement.
Soldiers assigned to the Contingency Operating Base in Adder,
Iraq with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, strive
to make sure the AH-64 Apaches, UH-60 Black Hawks and CH-47
Chinooks are prepared to take anything a war zone may have in store
"Vicki was devoted to educating pilots about the safety
benefits of emergency maneuver and unusual attitude training. Her
devotion to flying and safety led those who knew her to preserve
her memory by enabling others to become more precise and safe
pilots through the Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship."
Source: Susan Liebeler.
Women's Air And Space Museum
The online home of the International Women's Air & Space
Museum, Located at Burke Lakefront Airport, in Cleveland
Ohio, contains selected information from the museum's
collectsions, as well as listings of events held
throughout the year.