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May 27, 2005

$50 Million Suit Alleges Early IFR Training 'Reckless And Irresponsible'

Pre-Solo Student Loses Life On 'Curious' IFR Flight

A recent law suit suggests that a fatal accident during an IFR flight training flight for a pre-solo private pilot candidate (who was undertaking a career pilot training program) may be the result of 'recklessness.'

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Late Notice NC TFR: 05.26.05-05.29.05

NOTAM: 5/4199 Issued: 05/27/2005 13:10 Effective: 05/26/2005 19:00 - 05/29/2005 21:15 State: NC Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: POPE AFB NC.

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AZ TFR: (UFN)

NOTAM: 5/4193 Issued: 05/27/2005 04:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: ELOY, ARIZONA

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Navy Gets Its Way: Establishes 'P-51' In Washington State

Despite prolonged, strong appeals by aviation and pilot organizations, the US Navy formally changed the temporary flight restriction located over the US Naval Submarine Base in Bangor, Washington, into a permanent Prohibited Area, ironically coded "P-51."

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AZ TFR: (UFN)

NOTAM: 5/4194 Issued: 05/27/2005 04:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: STANFIELD, ARIZONA

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15th Annual AOPA Fly-In/Open House To Be Held In Frederick June 4

Frederick Muni Airport Appreciation Day To Coincide, ANN Will Be There

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will open up its doors on Saturday, June 4, 2005, to host its 15th Annual Fly-In & Open House at AOPA headquarters on the Frederick Municipal Airport.

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ADS-B Arrives Down Under

Australian air traffic controllers this week began separating aircraft for the first time using the next generation of tracking technology and one of the most innovative surveillance advancements since radar.

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Kiowa Down In Iraq, 2 KIA

An armed OH-58 Kiowa recon helicopter was shot down, late Thursday, about 60 km North of Baghdad, near the city of Buhriz... known to be a former stronghold for Saddam Hussein. Another Kiowa was also hit but landed safely at a nearby airfield.

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HAI: Senate Bill Contains Amendment Concerning Jet Fuel Tax

The HAI tells ANN that they have learned that the recently passed Senate version of the Highway Bill contains an amendment that would change procedures for paying the fuel tax on jet fuel.

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Lion Air To Order 60 Boeing Aircraft

Deal Is Blow To Airbus

When you're hot, you're hot -- Boeing Thursday was set to sign a deal with low-cost Lion Air of Indonesia. The called for 60 737s to replace Lion's aging fleet of MD-80s.

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AOPA's Boyer Confers With Key Senate Aviation Leader

Opposition To User Fees Tops The Agenda

AOPA President Phil Boyer and Sen. Conrad Burns During a meeting Tuesday with Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), chairman of the Senate aviation subcommittee, AOPA President Phil Boyer reiterated AOPA's dedication to helping reduce the cost of providing critical FAA services and steadfast opposition to user fees.

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Columbia 350 And 400 Certified In Australia

And Aussies Really Like The Air Conditioning!

The Lancair Company says the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australia’s aviation governing body, has granted a Type Acceptance Certificate for its Columbia 350 and 400 models.

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Klyde Morris 05.27.05

Klyde Can't Leave Those Airline Losers Alone

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New Bombardier Challenger 300 Sim To Enter Service 4Q/05

The first Bombardier Challenger 300 aircraft simulator manufactured by FlightSafety International, is scheduled to enter service at the company’s Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington Delaware Learning Center in the fourth quarter of 2005.

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'She Knows The Whole Deal' -- an Interview With Lancair's Kim Lorentzen (Part 3)

Customer Service Manager Discusses What Lancair Customers Are Building And How (Part Three of Three)

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EAA Gets A Paint Job

Thanks To Gulfstream/Appleton

Two of EAA's high-profile aircraft are all bright and shiny again, thanks to the folks at Gulfstream's Appleton, Wisconsin, regional maintenance facility. They painted EAA's vintage 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, which the Gulfstream paint shop completed last year; and the just-finished Young Eagles GlaStar N231YE, whose elaborate scheme was the winning design by Aaron Mentkowski in this year's EAA Youth Art Competition.

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Diamond Appoints Distributor For Mexico

Escuala de Aviacion Mexico Is New Regional Distributor

Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. has appointed Escuela de Aviacion Mexico (EAM) as a Diamond Regional Distribution Center for Mexico. Established in 1943, EAM is one of the longest established general aviation companies in Mexico.

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Aero News Quote Of The Day (05.27.05)

"Representative Sam Johnson this morning said at a news conference that this was an issue of airlines being able to have the freedom to fly wherever they wanted. He's dead wrong. This isn't a freedom issue. It's a local economy issue. There's an answer to this and it isn't repealing the Wright Amendment. The answer is Southwest Airlines moving to DFW where they will have room to expand and no restrictions. Source: Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), on Congressional efforts to repeal the Wright Amendment. For three decades, that legislation has restricted airlines flying out of Dallas-Love Field (primarily Southwest Airlines) from serving markets outside of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

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Wyoming TFR: (05.28.05 - 06.01.05)

NOTAM:  5/4170  Issued:  05/26/2005 15:30  Effective:  05/28/2005 01:50 - 06/01/2005 13:20  State:  WY  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING MAY 27-JUNE 1 2005.

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