Four Chinese citizens and their Mexican pilot -- all thought to
have been trying to enter the US illegally -- were arrested Monday
night after their Cessna 172 was forced to land at Stinson Field,
near San Antonio, TX, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Two powerful members of Congress Monday introduced separate
measures in the House and Senate that would add five years to the
mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots -- raising it from
60 to 65.
They'll Receive Millions From C-23 Makers, Modifiers
The families of five Virginia National Guardsmen killed when
their C-23 Sherpa went down in rural Georgia south of Macon in 2001
have settled with the manufacturer for millions. Suits filed by the
families of the three flight crew members on board have not been
settled. They are among 16 federal suits still pending in the
You know the world has changed when mercy missions that would
have been flown for free a dozen years ago now cost someone
millions of dollars -- and that someone gets a bill. Such is the
case with SAS, the Scandinavian airline serving Sweden, Denmark and
Civil Air Patrol members are heeding the call to help millions
of families in South Asia and Eastern Africa, victims of the Dec.
26 tsunami that killed more than 150,000 people and destroyed
countless homes and businesses.
What Can YOU Find In 80 Years Of Potentially Declassifiable
A while ago, we told you that The Memory Hole was publishing an
index to the classified and restricted documents that are held by
the Air Force Historical Research Agency at the Air University at
Maxwell AFB. The entire index is now online as promised, in
seven .zip files.
Cessna's Caravan fleet in Russia and Spain will experience
growth early in 2005.
Beginning in April 2005, Cessna will deliver four Super
Cargomasters to a new cargo company based in Madrid, Spain. The
newly formed scheduled cargo service will transport cargo between
Madrid and key financial business centers in Spain. This marks the
first time the company has owned and operated an aircraft.
The NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program
(NSHARP) is celebrating 25 years of selecting high-achieving
students to serve as apprentices in a variety of NASA professions.
All 10 NASA centers, including the NASA Dryden Flight Research
Center at Edwards Air Force Base, and several universities
participate in NSHARP.
To my flying friends,
I am hosting the second annual Mike's Hangar Spring Pork Loin
Burn and Fly-in here at Mike's Hangar at the Columbus, Indiana
(BAK) airport on April the 23 rd. This day commemorates my dad's
passing on the April 23rd, 2003 and a few other important events.
We will be flying the missing man for all gone west.
"We do not believe and all indications from all the queries we
have run through our joint task force agents, indicate that this is
not connected to the Chinese involvement in the alerts in
Source: Alonzo R. Pena, Special Agent in Charge of
the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in an interview
with San Antonio radio station WOAI-AM about the arrest of five
people -- four Chinese citizens and one from Mexico -- accused of
trying to fly into the US illegally. Their rented Cessna 172-P
landed, however, before it could be intercepted by airborne federal
AD NUMBER: 2005-02-02
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-02-02
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F
CASA AD: AD/A320/166
Subject: Elevator and Aileron Computer
Applicability: A320 all certified models, all
manufactured serial numbers, except aircraft that have incorporated
Airbus modification 33317 during production or Airbus Service
Bulletin A320-27-1149 whilst in service.
CASA AD: AD/BELL 206/157
Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
(BHTC) 206 and Agusta Bell 206 Series Helicopters
Subject: Door Handle
Applicability: Model 206B helicopters, serial
numbers 3567 through 4577, and 5101 through 5284.