Calio Outlines Five Issues Government And Industry Should
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) is calling on the
Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress and the industry to
turn nearly 20 years of discussion into action and quickly enact a
U.S. national airline policy in order to boost competitiveness and
drive economic growth.
Fourth Person To Lead The International Space University Since
After more than 7 years as President of the International Space
University, Dr. Michael Simpson will leave his post on September 1
to join the staff of the Secure World Foundation of Superior,
Inexperienced Trike Pilot Apparently Gets Airborne and Loses
One of the less-positive aspects of the Ultralight revolution
was the mistaken impression that WAY TOO MANY pilots got that they
could teach themselves to fly. That was false. No matter the flying
background of a new Ultralight or lightplane pilot, one needs solid
expert instruction to understand the rudiments of a unique new
aircraft type... and despite this pilot's experience in
conventional aircraft, his inexperience in trikes apparently cost
him his life when his attempts to do some high-speed taxiing turned
into actual flight... as many such attempts did. What a shame.
Students To Present Work To NASA Scientists Next Week
Students from across the nation will gather at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida May 4-7 for the NASA Explorer Schools
symposium. Future leaders in science, technology, engineering and
math, or STEM, will present their work to NASA scientists,
engineers, fellow students and educators.
Third Of The Type To Be Ordered By The Israeli Military
The U.S. Government has granted an Undefinitized Contract Action
to Lockheed Martin for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C
130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement items for a
The Indian Ministry of Defence in New Delhi has asked European
consortium's Eurofighter and French Dassault's Rafale to extend the
commercial bids for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft that
was due to expire on Thursday.
The upper portion of a cumulonimbus cloud that becomes flat and
spread-out, sometimes for hundreds of miles downstream from the
parent cloud. It may look smooth or fibrous, but in shape, it
resembles a blacksmith's anvil. It indicates the mature or decaying
stage of a thunderstorm.
Aero-Linx: Soaring Safety
The major goals of the Soaring Safety Foundation include:
Reducing the accident rate in soaring
Increasing pilot awareness of soaring safety issues
Disseminating training information and material
"We already have years of good work and a solid
blueprint. We now need a focused and coordinated commitment from
everyone involved to turn multiple commission recommendations into
real policy with a measurable timeline of accomplishments. ATA is
committed to help lead the development of this timeline, which will
turn aspirations into reality, and to work cooperatively with any
willing partner to make that happen."
Source: ATA President and CEO Nicholas E.
Calio, in a speech to the National Chamber Foundation Annual
Aviation Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ATA called on
the DOT, Congress and the industry to turn nearly 20 years of
discussion into action and quickly enact a U.S. national airline
policy in order to boost comp