Delta Airlines could make good on its threat to file bankruptcy
as early as this week, according to published reports. The
Washington Post reports Delta executives were meeting with
bankruptcy consultants and lawyers over the weekend, although
sources told the paper that the filing could be delayed if
employees agree to $1 billion a year in compensation cuts.
By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
The Grand Ballroom in the Long Beach (CA) Convention Center
housed the AOPA General Meeting for the second day with a full
room, consisting of probably 1,200 pilots.
Former Controllers' Union Accuses FAA Of Age
Four air traffic controllers fired by President Ronald Reagan
during the PATCO strike in 1981 have asked a federal judge in
Memphis (TN) for a temporary injunction against the Transportation
Department, saying the FAA has been guilty of age discrimination
since at least 1993.
A Learjet air ambulance went down in the mountains south of San
Diego (CA) early Sunday morning, killing all five people on board.
It was the first fatal accident for Med Flight Air Ambulance since
the company was formed 25-years ago. Med Flight has now suspended
"Rocky" Theme Blares As AOPA Expo Comes to a Close
Phil Boyer, AOPA president opened the last of the three-day Expo
by leading a parade of AOPA senior management onto the stage to the
theme song from the movie "Rocky." The room was 80% full, pretty
good for the last day of this clearly successful aviation
About 30 US Air Force members from US European Command arrived
in Kigali, Rwanda, Thursday to begin preparations to support a
two-week airlift mission of Rwandan peacekeepers as part of the
African Union expanded mission in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Installation To Be Performed At Mid-Canada Mod Center
CMC Electronics Inc. has been awarded a contract for a dual
PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) installation from Mid-Canada
Mod Center (MC2). This installation will be for a long-standing MC2
client on their recently acquired Falcon-50 corporate aircraft. The
installation will take place during October 2004, making this the
first business jet in Canada to be outfitted with a CMC
Electronics' PilotView EFB.
Innotech Aviation is preparing to celebrate its 50th year in
business, serving business and corporate aviation operators from
around the world. Launched as Timmins Aviation in 1955, the company
has grown into one of North America's largest and most
comprehensive service providers.
"I'm sure I'll be hearing from some others, including the
Source: Robert Hargrove of Wappinger Falls (NY)
after he was intercepted and forced to land while flying through a
presidential TFR in Florida on Saturday. As President Bush spoke to
a crowd at Space Coast Stadium near Viera (FL), Hargrove's Aeronca
Champ was intercepted by an F-16 patrolling the skies over the
president's rally. The problem lay in the fact that the F-16 is so
fast and the Aeronca is so slow. The F-16 pilot finally got
Hargrove's attention by firing flares. Hargrove landed at Merritt
Island Airport (FL), was questioned and eventually continued on to
his destination in Boca Raton (FL).
Designed Specifically To Prepare Pilots for Unique Air Medical
PHI began the first session of its rigorous Professional Air
Medical Pilot Training Course in Lafayette this month to prepare
pilots for the unique situations that occur regularly in EMS
AD NUMBER: 2004-21-06
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-21-06
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all deHavilland Inc. Models DHC-2 Mk. I and
DHC-2 Mk. II airplanes and for all Bombardier Inc. Model (Otter)
DHC-3 airplanes powered by radial engines.
A Beech King Air 200 (file photo, below, right) owned by the
Hendrick Motorsports organization crashed enroute to Martinsville,
Virginia Sunday afternoon, killing all ten on board, including the
two pilots, Dick Tracy and Kim Morrison; NASCAR driver Tony
Stewart's pilot, Scott Latham; and seven members of the Hendrick
organization or Hendrick family. The mishap flight originated in
Charlotte, NC and crashed in high terrain seven miles west of