"An expert on civilian aviation at the US Air Forces who wishes
to remain anonymous said: '35,000 people alone work in the Congress
building. The quick response for the evacuation of the large number
of employees from the building in the shortest possible time was
tested. Furthermore, the reactions of people, the panic, their
knowledge of emergency exists and which the files were taken during
the evacuation were observed in the test.'"
Source: Turkey's Cihan News Agency, claiming last
Wednesday's Washington ADIZ incursion -- in which an aircraft
approaching within three miles of the White House forced the
evacuation of the executive mansion, Capitol and Supreme Court --
was a test conducted by the DHS to evaluate readiness at each of
those government institutions.
Issued: 05/16/2005 21:20
Effective: 05/18/2005 15:45 - 05/22/2005 20:30
Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: ANDREWS AFB MD. DUE AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE
U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS.
NOTAM Number : FDC 5/3844
Location : Wilmington, North Carolina near WILMINGTON VORTAC
Beginning Date : May 17, 2005 at 17:30 UTC
Ending Date : May 18, 2005 at 18:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the Canadian
Type : Airshow
Mineta Calls For Reform Of Aviation Trust Fund 'To Keep Pace
With Growing Air Traffic'
Despite mounting evidence that a User Fee attack mounted a few
weeks ago, collectively, by DoT and FAA seems mis-guided and
unneeded, SecTrans Mineta is not backing down from trying to shake
down the aviation money tree for all it's worth.
Washington is gearing up to take its retribution from at least
one of the two pilots who blew through the DC ADIZ last Wednesday.
In the meantime, the younger of the two men on board that Cessna
150K is being hailed as a "hero."
Talks in the first of what some experts predict will be an
airline trend appeared to have picked up steam over the weekend as
Airbus appeared to step in with the cash necessary to fund a merger
between America West and US Airways.
The American Military Heritage Foundation (AMHF) is working hard
to return a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon to flight. After 22 months of
hard work, challenges, and discouragement, the group installed and
ran up a "new" 50-year-old engine on May 7th.
Opening Remarks by New FAA Great Lakes Administrator Chris
By Rose Dorcey
New Great Lakes region Federal Aviation Administrator Chris Blum
launched the 50th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference Reminding
conference attendees, "when corporate America comes to town, it
doesn't come in a greyhound bus, it comes in a Learjet."
By Rose Dorcey
Referred to as "Mr. Aviation" by many of his colleagues, Tom
Thomas received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many
contributions to aviation in the State of Wisconsin last week. The
Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA) presented the award
to Thomas at the 50th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference.
By ANN Contributor Daniel Ford
Welsh veterinarian Maurice Kirk, who is hoping to fly his 1943
Piper L-4 "Liberty Girl" around the world, landed safely on Taiwan
Wednesday after battling thunderstorms on his flight from the
"We're very excited by the events
unfolding. Our crews are preparing themselves to operate the
aircraft again after a one-year hiatus from the air-show circuit. I
cannot stress enough that the events of today would not have been
possible with the dedicated effort of all
Source: Doug Cross, the president of the
American Military Heritage Foundation, as they prepare to
return the PV-2 Harpoon to flight. They started a new
engine successfully after 22 months of hard work and