Already an unchallenged success, the EAA's Young Eagles program
(the gift to aviation that keeps on giving, in our opinion), has
notched up yet another pivotal milestone. The EAA Young Eagles
program registered its 1.2 millionth Young Eagle flown December 8,
at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
Pilot Doyle D. Baker, 63, formerly of PrivatAir, Inc., has
prevailed in litigation against his former employer. The 3 week
jury trial resulted in a massive $53.8M award in favor of Baker,
against the Connecticut based company.
A Nigerian DC-9, flying under the livery of Sosoliso Airlines,
went down during a landing attempt Saturday, with 110 persons on
board. Some 103 people are currently listed as having perished in
the crash leaving only seven known survivors.
Jets of fine, icy particles streaming from Saturn's moon
Enceladus were captured in recent images from NASA's Cassini
spacecraft. The images provide unambiguous visual evidence that the
moon is geologically active.
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Deutsche Lufthansa AG
has signed a firm order to acquire 12 Bombardier CRJ900 regional
jets for its regional airline network. The value of the contract
was not disclosed.
"This is another important milestone for the EAA Young
Eagles program... While we recognize William and Gerald's
flight, we also applaud the outstanding continuing support and
enthusiasm for Young Eagles by our members. We extend our
congratulations to all who have helped the program reach this
unprecedented level of participation."
Source: Steve Buss, executive director of
the EAA Young Eagles program, after announcing that the 1.2
Millionth Young Eagle has taken flight.