"It's total incompetence."
That's the word from Cincinnati lawyer Joseph Trauth, Jr. about a
recent audit that concluded Midwest Jet Center owes the city more
than $288,000 in fuel fees it charged other tenants at Lunken
Like a starlet from the golden age of motion pictures, the
Kansas Aviation Museum's architectural beauty has faded over the
years. Housed in the original Wichita Municipal Airport terminal,
the museum's exterior was once a grand example of aviation-themed
art deco. But the building has been in decay for years, its steps
crumbling, its window frames rotting.
Once again, United Airlines has gone to the federal well and
come up with less than it had hoped. After being turned down for
$1.6 billion in loan guarantees by the Air Transportation
Stabilization Board, United asked a Chicago federal judge for four
more months before creditors could file competing reorganization
The National Weather Service is hosting their first annual
aviation conference for the state of Louisiana on October 27th. The
Conference will be held at NOAA's Estuarine Habitats and Coastal
Fisheries Center located at 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Becomes First In Florida To Install
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey was in Florida last week to
award Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport an $8.5 million grant for
the installation of an engineered material arresting system. That
makes Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood the first airport in Florida to
install such a system.
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame announced today that a Naval
veteran who worked as an aviation electrician and who is now
studying for an A & P designation is the 2004 recipient of the
$1000 Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame Carl Guell Memorial
After he was denied boarding on flights between Washington and
Boston five times, it took Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) three weeks
of calling Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to get off the
government's no-fly list. So imagine how tough it is for an average
citizen to get off the watch list.
Missouri Man Indicted For Threatening To Bomb Bush With Model
A southwest Missouri man is in big trouble for making dire
threats with a little plane.
Darrell David Alford, 56, of Buffalo (MO), is accused of
threatening to kill President George W. Bush by flying a
radio-controlled model plane into an area where the president was
recently speaking. The US Attorney's Office in Kansas City said the
threat was made on August 4th.
Aircraft That Mimics Cruise Missile Highlight At Space and
Missile Command Conference
It's certainly no Oshkosh, but it is the biggest show in the
field of missile defense. The Von Braun Center in Huntsville (AL)
was packed last week with contractors and military types for what
the local media calls a "high-tech flea market" focused on missile
"Smuggling is a two-way street. We've got cocaine and money
going north, B.C. bud and human smuggling coming south."
Source: Michael Milne, a spokesman for US
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaking at the dedication of
the Air Marine Branch Base in Bellingham (WA). It's the first of
five air bases that will be strung along the Canadian border
between Washington and New York, designed to intercept both terror
suspects and smugglers.