Was To Fly Former President Bush To South American
A Gulfstream bizjet on its way to pick up former President
George HW Bush went down in poor weather early Monday morning, just
south of Houston's Hobby Airport, authorities said. None of the
three crew members on board survived.
The Mooney Airplane Company has announced the certification of
the Garmin G1000 avionics suite featured in the GX versions of its
popular Ovation and Bravo high performance single engine aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a Supplemental
Type Certificate (STC) to Garmin on November 16, 2004 and Mooney
incorporated the approval into its Type Certificate.
Copilot Landed Aircraft As Pilot Suffered Heart Attack
The pilot of a Garuda Indonesia Airlines Boeing 737 collapsed at
the controls, minutes after take-off from Pontianak, on the island
of Borneo, forcing his copilot to take the controls and make an
unassisted landing back at the airport in Borneo, according to
local news reports. None of the 107 passengers on board was
They are a unique breed of servicemembers on the frontline --
Air Force by service, but Army by trade. Air Force joint
tactical-air controllers can be found throughout Afghanistan --
planning, communicating and facilitating the execution of close-
air support for ground forces.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
wants air travelers to become partners over the holiday season in
ensuring security and minimizing passenger wait-times at screening
By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien
Every student pilot learns that controllers can help him when
he's lost -- "Climb, Conserve, Confess, Comply" and they can give
you a bearing and distance to an airport or navaid, or vector you
home. Some student pilots actually use that facility. Some pilots
who aren't students do, too (although they usually fib about it
afterward). And even when you're not lost or not even, as Daniel
Boone called it, "a mite bewildered," that calm, confident voice
from the Tower or Center or TRACON is a comfort in the clouds or
the night. Controllers are great folks who put up with many of the
hassles pilots do ("fill the cup to the line, please"), and don't
even get the view from the front off
Fantasy of Flight, along I-4 between Orlando and Lakeland, FL,
is fast becoming one of our favorite places to simply hang out. In
passing by the other day, we came across a series of mass parachute
jumps. We whipped out our cameras and started shooting. This is a
little of what we got.
Smiths Group says it's taking over Integrated Aerospace Inc., a
privately owned, California-based supplier of specialist landing
gear systems, for $110 million.Integrated Aerospace is a leading,
sole-source supplier of landing gear products for small aircraft
including US military helicopters, fighter aircraft, business jets
and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Examples include the F/A-18
Hornet and Super Hornet and the UH-60 Black Hawk.
Get ready to start writing, because the 2005 scholarship
listings are now available online and in the September issue of
Aviation for Women magazine. Women in Aviation, International has
given out $3.5 million in scholarships since 1996. Last year alone
nearly $500,000 was awarded to Women in Aviation members during the
organization's annual international conference.
Motson Graphics says it's acquired the Gentape product line.
Motson will begin manufacturing all of the Gentape products
immediately. Motson acquired all of the necessary production
equipment and will retain key personnel to assure a smooth
take-over of the operation.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the plane crash this
morning... I'd flown with this group before and know them well. I
join in sending heartfelt condolences to each and every member of
Source: Former President George HW Bush, after
learning that the bizjet he was to travel to Ecuador in had gone
down on approach to Houston's Hobby Airport. All three crew members
on board the Gulfstream G-II were lost.
AD NUMBER: 2004-23-16
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-23-16
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller assemblies,
part numbers (P/Ns) B5JFR36C1101/114GCA -0,C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0,
B5JFR36C1103/114HCA -0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0,installed on BAE
Systems (Operations) Limited Jetstream Model 4100 series
AD NUMBER: 2004-23-17
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-23-17
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) to supersede Airworthiness Directive 91-03-15, which
applies to certain Mooney Airplane Company, Inc., (Mooney) Model
M20M airplanes. AD 91-03-15 currently requires you to replace the
tailpipe coupling with improved tailpipe coupling.
AD NUMBER: 2004-23-15
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-23-15
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for the MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model MD900
helicopters. This action requires reducing the life limit of
certain Notar fan system tension-torsion (TT) straps.