Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Irish Ambassador Noel
Fahey (representing the Presidency of the European Union), and
European Union Ambassador Gunter Burghardt, (representing the
European Commission) have signed an agreement that will allow U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect airline Passenger
Name Record (PNR) information relating to flights between the
United States and the European Union.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle (MI) is reporting that an 85 year
old man managed to land his Bede BD-4 (file
photo below) homebuilt aircraft on the shores of East
Grand Traverse Bay with such skill that he managed to walk away
from the crash.
News Spy Pedro Rodriguez from Guaynabo (PR) sent us a note and a
message from the International Starfighter Society to let us know
that Italy is about to retire all but two of the last
F-104 Starfighters that the country still operates.
Eclipse Aviation has achieved its goal of selling its full order
book of 2,100 aircraft at a sub-$1 Million price tag. The price of
the Eclipse 500 is now transitioning to $1,175,000 for all new
Issued: 05/24/2004 11:18
Effective: 05/28/2004 15:30 - 05/30/2004 21:00
Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT, COLUMBIA, MO. DUE THE
SALUTE TO VETERANS AIR SHOW
"You don't have time to choose. You have two or three
options, and you pick the best one. There was no place on land to
land without hitting a house or car or something or people - so I
took the water."
Source: Paul Kauffman, 85 yr old pilot,
after successfully crash-landing his BD-4 homebuilt airplane on the
shores of East Grand Traverse Bay and walking away from the
AD NUMBER: 2004-11-04
MANUFACTURER: Eagle Aircraft
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-04
SUMMARY: the FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all Eagle Aircraft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (Eagle
Aircraft) Model Eagle 150B airplanes. This AD requires you to
inspect certain canardin board flap hinge support brackets
(initially prior to further flight and repetitively before the
first flight of each day) and perform any necessary follow-up
action. This AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness
information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authorities for
Australia and Malaysia. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure
of the canard inboard flap hinge support brackets caused by