Battered Shell Of WWII Aircraft Considered Long-Time
It's like watching the exhumation of an open grave. Workers in
downtown Florence, SC, Monday will begin hauling away the carcass
of a World-War II era DC-3 that's been sitting on top of a trash
heap for years.
The two young men who admitted they were passengers aboard a
stolen Cessna 172 have asked a judge in Danbury, CT, for leniency,
saying they don't deserve to have criminal records for the rest of
A former Sudanese rebel turned government leader was killed
Saturday when the aircraft in which he was a passenger went down in
the mountains between Sudan and neighboring Uganda. Another 13
people were killed in the mishap, still shrouded in confusion.
ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 0600 EDT -- Discovery astronauts
Soichi Noguchi and Steve Robinson crawled across the outside of the
International Space Station Monday, tackling a problem that has
plagued the ISS for months. They were replacing a troublesome
gyroscope -- one of four that control the attitude of the station
We sure are enjoying Oshkosh this year. The show is fun, and
even the weather is as good as it gets. The crowds seem to be quite
happy too. However, some of the people are out here to make money
by selling airplanes.
After a gear collapse at Reno's Stead Field in pre-race testing
in 2004 removed this promising plane from contention in the Sport
class, the many fans and supporters of Jon and Patricia Sharp's
Team Nemesis were looking forward to seeing the plane at Oshkosh.
But they didn't show!
By ANN Correspondent Christopher Armstrong
During a powerful thunderstorm at the Theater in the Woods
Monday night at Airventure 2005 Mike Melville and Scott Crossfield
compared their rides to space. Mike showered endless praise on
Crossfield calling him "his hero."
ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
The world of aviation is feeling a great deal of anticipation
about a surge of light-sport aircraft. There was significant
fanfare about two new aircraft emerging at this press conference,
one of which was the Nexaer, a brand new design out of Colorado
By Rose Dorcey
A long-standing tradition at AirVenture Oshkosh is the daily
0700 wake-up yodel. Bill Rickets was the EAA volunteer who
encouraged sleepy Camp Scholler visitors out of bed each morning
and welcomed early convention-day visitors. Sadly, Bill passed away
on June 21st after a battle with lung cancer.
by Aero-News Senior Procrastinator Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien
Nothing like getting caught napping, and I got caught napping by
the Magni M-22 announcement back in June. I noticed it, said, "I
oughta write this up," and... there things sat.
"I didn't have time for psycho
analysis, I was busy working. I was flying an airplane. I don't
know what you were doing!"
Source: Scott Crossfield replying to the
question "How did it feel after your first release from the B-52?"
Melville responded "Well, I was scared!"