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May 10, 2013

Buzz Aldrin Calls Asteroid Mission 'Waste Of Time'

Advocates For Mars Colony At Washington, D.C. Summit

Buzz Aldrin says that "no one is excited" about NASA's planned mission to bring an asteroid into a orbit inside that of the Moon, and says the space agency should be planning to place a manned colony on Mars instead.

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Airborne 05.10.13: Small A/C Revitalization Act, AirVenture Cup, X-47B 'Arrested'

Also: Saving A B-25, Canada Not Happy With Qatar ICAO Grab, S-92 Rig Approach, FutureCub and the TomorrowHawk

In a move that would cut regulations on the general aviation industry and thereby improve safety, decrease costs, and free private-sector innovation, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), has introduced the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act. The EAA AirVenture Cup Race will feature a new starting point in 2013, This year’s course will start at Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN) in Illinois, include two turn points, and end at Waupaca Municipal Airport (PCZ) about 30 miles northwest of Oshkosh. Officials are also adding several new classes of aircraft to the race, including production-built aircraft, vintage airplanes, and warbirds. Each class has a first, second and third place

Alabama, West Virginia Cadets Competing In Team America Rocketry Challenge

CAP Teams Among The 100 To Fly Rockets This Weekend

Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Alabama and West Virginia wings make up two of the 100 teams that will compete this weekend in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in The Plains, VA. Teams representing the Alabama Wing’s 117th ANG Composite Squadron, based in Birmingham, and the West Virginia Wing’s Martinsburg Composite Squadron reached the field of finalists after proving themselves equal to this year’s challenge.

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