EAA Says Progress Made On Light-Sport Aircraft Maintenance
The EAA says brought together light-sport aircraft industry
leaders and the Federal Aviation Administration officials this week
at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, hoping to make progress on
Base Closure And Realignment Commission Turns Eye To Air
The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted Friday
to keep open Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD, rejecting a Pentagon
proposal to close the base and consolidate the Air Force's B-1B
Lancer long-ranger bomber aircraft fleet at Dyess Air Force Base,
Like carrion birds descending on the carcass of a ruined
leviathan, hundreds of scavengers raked over the wreckage of a
downed 737-200 in the Peruvian jungle Thursday, even though the
remains had barely cooled from the fire that partially consumed
Developers eyeing Buchanan Field in Concord, CA, appear to have
thrown in the towel in efforts to shut down the airport in favor of
new construction. AOPA, local pilots, members of Congress and
congressional aviation leaders, and the FAA all have been fighting
a county plan to close the airport and redevelop the land. Those
efforts appear to have paid off.
The Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival will return to the
EAA convention grounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 26-28,
bringing a variety of outdoor activities to enthusiasts throughout
the Midwest. And, yeah, you can fly there.
Issued: 08/26/2005 16:40
Effective: 08/29/2005 19:10 - 08/30/2005 00:00
Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.
Description: ONTARIO/RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 29, 2005.
PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL
Issued: 08/25/2005 20:40
Effective: 08/27/2005 21:40 - 09/04/2005 15:20
Facility: ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.
Description: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 4, 2005
LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL
Issued: 08/26/2005 16:40
Effective: 08/29/2005 16:10 - 08/29/2005 19:15
Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.
Description: GLENDALE/EL MIRAGE, ARIZONA, AUGUST 29, 2005. PURSUANT
TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
Time and time again, we can only urge our fellow flyers to check
things out VERY carefully whenever maintenance is performed on
their aircraft. Careful preflights need to be even MORE carefully
Some (OK, One -- So Far) SportPlane Manufacturer(s) Seem To
Have Pushed The FAA Too Far
For years, some members of the high-performance SportPlane
industry has skirted the letter of the law in regards to the
extensive use of professional builders and assistance in the
completion of a number of complex high-performance kit
SecTrans Norman Y. Mineta has announced grants totaling almost
$19 million that will help 68 small communities in 29 states
improve their air services. The grants were awarded as part of the
Small Community Air Service Development Program...
"As for EAA, we have always maintained that aircraft
builders should follow both the letter and the spirit of the 51%
rule. Not following the rule diminishes the educational value
and understanding of the aircraft for the individual, and also
jeopardizes the current homebuilt regulations for all other
builders. That's a statement we've made before and will
continue to make in the future."
Source: EAA, commenting on ANN's investigation
into the refusal of the FAA to certify an Epic LT kit turbprop
as an Amateur-Built Experimental aircraft and what it might mean to
the SportPlane industry.