Booster, Second Stage, Crew Or Cargo Capsule Would All See
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk outlined a fully re-usable commercial
space system Thursday in a speech that was webcast from the
National Press Club in Washington, DC and archived by C-SPAN. In a
video SpaceX has placed on YouTube, the company foresees a
transportation system in which all components can be recovered and
Says US Citizen Planned To Pack R/C Models With Explosives
General Aviation advocates have been alarmed at the TSA's
continued mission creep into light aircraft, despite the fact that
terrorists don't appear interested in using them for attacks. Maybe
TSA just didn't think small enough. In Boston, US Attorney Carmen
Ortiz says a suspect has been charged with planning attacks on the
US Capitol and the Pentagon using radio-controlled model airplanes
filled with plastic explosives.
Will Not Delay Merger Over Pilot Integration Issue
A federal judge has denied a request by ALPA on behalf of United
Airlines pilots to delay the merger of finalization of United and
Continental Airlines over an issue regarding the integration of
pilot training procedures.
Number Of Hours Still About Half What Congress Had Sought
The FAA is reportedly on the verge of proposing that the minimum
number of hours required to be an airline co-pilot be boosted to
700 hours, which is substantially higher than the 250 hours under
current requirements but less than half the 1,500 hours proposed by
NAA, AMA, Issue Statements After Suspect Apprehended
The National Aeronautic Association, the Aero Club of the United
States and partner with the Academy of Model Aeronautics in the
advancement of model aviation in the United States, issued a
statement Thursday strongly condemning the alleged planning of the
use of model aircraft for the purposes of domestic terrorism as
outlined in the arrest of an individual by the FBI.
Widow Of Balloonist Richard Abruzzo Works To Honor His
Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of famed
balloonist Richard Abruzzo (pictured), and his widow, Nancy
Abruzzo, has channeled her grief into energy in hopes of drawing
support for causes that were important to her husband and to her.
One of those causes is Albuquerque, New Mexico's Balloon Fiesta
Park and the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.
Award To Be Presented At NASA's Green Flight Challenge
Erik Lindbergh said on the blog of The Lindbergh Foundation that
the first annual Lindbergh Prize for Quietest Aircraft will be
awarded at the NASA Green Flight Challenge being held this week at
Charles M. Shulz airport in Santa Rosa California.
Retailers, Hobbyists Urge Department To Reverse Its
The model rocket world is feeling threatened by a DOT decision
that model rocket motors do mot meet the criteria for exclusion for
shipment as explosives, which would result in the termination of a
special permit allowing their shipment to hobby stores and
elsewhere in the U.S. as "flammable solids."
"The first company to produce a certified two seat
electric aircraft with a 1.5 hour range will dominate the aviation
training market." Source: Erik Lindbergh, writing on his
blog about this week's Green Flight Challenge.
Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach
which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and
execute the missed approach procedure as described on the
Instrument Approach Procedure Chart or as previously assigned by
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