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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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