The CEO of Micron Technology Inc., a computer technology firm,
and one of his employees were involved in a crash south of Boise
(ID) on Thursday evening. Steve Appleton and Micron employee
Michael Duffy are in stable condition after Appleton's Extra 300
(described by the mainstream media as an "aerobatic biplane, of all
things...) went down in a field.
At the beginning of 2004, airlines reporting to AIR, Inc.
forecasted hiring a total of 4,300 pilots. With only a half-year
behind us, the airlines have already topped that figure at 4,876,
133 more than were hired in 2003!
The transition from Wednesday to Friday has been a good one at
the 2004 Arlington NW EAA Fly-In. With the weather staying VFR
despite far-off threats to the contrary, and the passes clearing
through the mountains, airplanes have been arriving in flocks for
the last two days. Ladies and gentleman... you have a
A Russian TU-22 long range bomber with no military payload
crashed near Saltsy airfield in the Novgorod region, south of St.
Petersburg, late thursday night, after controllers lost contact
with it, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
GeoSim Technologies has deployed its first Rotary Wing Part Task
simulator in Brisbane. It will be initially operated in Cairns by
Australian Helicopters, one of the largest helo companies in
One of the best freebies at Oshkosh in 2003 grows bigger and
better for its 2004 edition. With articles on avionics hot topics
like weather, TAWS, glass cockpits and 2004’s new products,
the Guide also includes an all new avionics glossary.
"While I was talking to a US air force official, I
misinterpreted what I was told (in English) by the other side and
gave the press corps (covering the defence ministry) wrong
Source: Unidentified South Korean
military official, explaining to the South Koran Yonhap news
agency how it was that he came to tell the media that a
U-2 spy plane had crashed just south of Seoul after the US military
told him the report was not true.
AD NUMBER: 2004-14-14
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-14
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to all Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.,
Model 1121, 1121A, 1121B, 1123, 1124, and 1124A series
AD NUMBER: 2004-14-12
MANUFACTURER: New Piper
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-12
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper),
Models PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28R-201, PA-32R-301 (HP),
PA-32R-301T, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301XTC, PA-34-220T, PA-44-180,
PA-46-350P, and PA-46-500TP airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2004-14-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-14-11
SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Saab Model SAAB
2000 series airplanes.