By ANN Warbird Correspondent Tom Griffith
When we left our intrepid correspondent yesterday, he was just
about to find out whether or not he'd be getting [yet another] a
ride of a lifetime. In other words, was "Thunder Bird" gonna fly
Thing are hopping out in Washington State, as the friendliest
fly-in is shaping up for another great event. The Northwest
Regional Northwest Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In is
getting prepped for a show with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
for the public.
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds,
announced this week they will continue to fly a five-ship
demonstration at air shows around the country until a newly
assigned right wing pilot completes training required for the
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced Friday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to
his family for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Boeing and Shenzhen Airlines Friday celebrated delivery of the
airline's first Boeing 737-900 airplane. The airplane is the first
of five 737-900s that Shenzhen Airlines will receive through 2005
for domestic and regional routes.
The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner completed its first
intercontinental flight Friday, arriving at the Le Bourget, France,
airport for the 46th Paris Air Show. The aircraft is the world's
longest-range commercial airplane.
Precise Flight, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered
into an agreement with The Vacuum Source, LLC to manufacture and
market the SVS-V Standby Vacuum System. This new agreement will
create an offsite facility for manufacturing, customer service,
order fulfillment and all marketing procedures.