Site Dedicated To Overturning Mandatory Pilot Retirement At Age
From The Airline Pilots Against Age Discrimination:
Federal Aviation Regulation 14 CFR (Part 121.363c) promulgates
this institutional age discrimination. Pilots who are employed by
airlines that operate under this part are forced to retire at age
60. The FAA does not restrict pilots operating under other parts of
the Federal Aviation Regulations to retire at age 60.
World's Biggest Airline Struggles Against Tide Of Red Ink
Continuing its attempts to climb out of the financial cellar,
the world's biggest airline says it wants Boeing to hold off. With
depressed fares and too much capacity in the system, American has
canceled orders for 18 RJs.
Neither Lorraine Ball nor Suzanne Schwartz works for ATA
Airlines. They're not even "unofficial employees" like the guy in
the Wendy's hamburgers commercial. But if they have anything to do
with it, ATA will not go the way of the dodo.
Tailwheel Pilots Association Already Has 1,000 Members
The Tailwheel Pilots Association is pleased to announce its
organizational creation and the launch of its official web site.
Almost 1000 members have joined the new association in its first
month of existence.
Canadian Stowaway Angered Over Inability To Buy Ticket
Neil Melly was determined to fly to Australia. So when his
credit card ended up shooting blanks at the ticket counter, the
31-year old Canadian man was not to be deterred. The very next day,
he ran naked onto the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport,
climbed into the wheel well of a taxiing Qantas 747 and hunkered
down for a long, long flight.
Snow that accumulated on its Category II ILS glideslope antenna
at Reno-Tahoe International Airport Wednesday caused the precision
landing equipment to malfunction. That forced the cancelation or
diversion of 85 flights, a spokeswoman for the airport told
Due to weather concerns and scheduling conflicts for use of the
US Navy's test range off the Southern California coast, the third
and final flight of the X-43A hypersonic research aircraft from
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has been rescheduled for no
earlier than Monday, Nov. 15. If test range availability or weather
conditions preclude conducting the mission on that date, Tuesday,
Nov. 16 is being retained as a backup date for the flight.
Robert Johnson's Career Spanned Almost Half A Century
Robert “Handlebar” Johnson of Cheyenne, whose
45-year aviation career included serving as a control tower and
flight service station operator, National Guard helicopter pilot
and glider tow pilot at the Air Force Academy, is the 2004 inductee
into the Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame.
Aviation Protection Systems, Inc. (APS), which holds exclusive
rights tothe dark flare-equipped Flight Guard anti-terrorist
aircraft defense system in the United States, says it's made
longtime aviation and security industry professional Robert A.
Heber Vice-President for Operations.
Boeing this week delivered "triplet" 737s to Europe’s most
successful low-cost carrier, Ryanair, at Boeing Field in Seattle
(WA). The three new airplanes bring Ryanair’s fleet of
advanced Next-Generation 737s to a total of 62.
Navigation Aid Supplies Information to Help Satellite's
A key navigation aid from Northrop Grumman Corporation is
supplying attitude reference, or satellite orientation, information
critical to NASA's Aura Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite and
to a key scientific instrument aboard it. Precise satellite
orientation information will facilitate Aura's mission to answer
questions about changes in the Earth's environment and climate
Each crew aboard the International Space Station discovers more
and more about what it takes to live and work in space for long
periods of time. This year, the fourth for humans continuously
staffing the Station since the arrival of Expedition 1 on November
2, 2000, has proven to be an exceptional example.
“This was an extremely dangerous thing for him to do. If
he had continued to cling in there with the aircraft taking off at
over 200 per hour, he might have fallen out and could have been
sucked up by an engine. If he had survived that and was in the
wheel well when the landing gear was retracted, he could have been
crushed by the mechanism. And if not he very likely would have
frozen to death during the 15 1/2 hour flight at 30,000 feet while
wearing no clothes.”
Source: LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles, commenting
on a 31-year old Canadian man who was turned away at the Qantas
ticket counter because he didn't have a valid credit card. Castles
says the man then took off all his clothes, was able to climb the
perimeter fence, negotiate three strands of ba
AD NUMBER: 2004-22-15
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-22-15
SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certainBoeing Model
747-400 series airplanes, that currently requires installation of
strap assemblies onthe ceiling panels and rails that support the
AD NUMBER: 2004-22-16
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-22-16
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GV and GVSPseries
airplanes. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection
for contact orinsufficient clearance between the crew oxygen
bottle/supports and any wiring harness, andrelated investigative
and corrective actions if necessary.
AD NUMBER: 2004-22-21
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-22-21
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all GROB-WERKE (GROB) Model G120 Aairplanes.
This AD requires you to repetitively inspect visually the area
between the vertical stabilizer main spar and the nearby vertical
stabilizer skin for any disbonding/crack; repair any
disbonding/crack found; and calculate weight and balance after any