Russians Suspect Terrorists Knocked Down Two Airliners
Russian President Vladimir Putin cut short his Black Sea
vacation and put his country's top anti-terrorism agency on the
case after two civilian passenger jets crashed within a span of
three minutes. The two had taken off from the same airport about an
hour apart. In all, 89 people were killed.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Come In Out Of The
Hurricane Charley cut a wide swath through central Florida
August 13th, leaving broken lives and uncertain futures in its
wake. Like so many in the path of the storm, Kissimmee Gateway
Airport was hit hard with up to 70 percent of its planes
destroyed and/or damaged along with the various FBOs, Warbird
Museum and flight operations on the field. Based at the Kissimmee
Airport, Warbird Adventures T-6/SNJ flight operation was severely
damaged at their home base next to the Warbird Museum.
The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2004! (Part Three)
For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but
a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like
the Oshkosh Fly-In.
Radar tracking data gathered during the Delta II launch of the
MESSENGER spacecraft earlier this month has provided promising
results that may benefit NASA's Space Shuttle Program and
Discovery's Return to Flight.
British Airways says things are getting back to normal, after
cancelling some 40 flights both Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, that
number was down to four. But it's the second summer in a row that
Europe's second-biggest airline has suffered a public relations
Aircraft from around Florida will participate in a Small
Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) demonstration October 28th,
an event that will kickoff the Community Air Service Initiative
(CASI). The aircraft will fly to various initial destinations and
then all converge at Sebring airport for a High Volume Operation
technology demonstration. Various SATS technologies will be on
display at Sebring which will also be hosting the US Sport Aviation
Saying "No" To Bush Administration Could Be Costly
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin may still be on the fence
about whether his country should fully participate in the US
missile shield program, but his military advisors have no qualms.
The CanWest News Service reports they're urging him to sign up now,
before Canada loses an estimated $1.5 billion in US-initiated
It could very well be the most exciting air race around -- the
Red Bull Air Race in Hungary. Eight of the world’s finest
aerobatic pilots flew across downtown Budapest Thursday and Friday
-– over the Danube and right past the Parliament –- in
a breathtaking competition with one another and against the clock.
Flying the track between Budapest’s Chain and Margaret
bridges, the aerobatic aircraft reached speeds of up to 400 kph.
The winner: Kirby Chambliss, USA, second ranked Klaus Schrodt, GER
and third place for the local hero Peter Besenyei.
"Around 11 p.m. (1900 GMT), give or take five minutes, there was
this strange noise in the sky, then this torn-up book fell onto our
Source: Russian eyewitness to the crash of a
Tu-134 south of Moscow Tuesday night. It was one of two commercial
jets that went down in Russia within a span of three minutes,
leading government officials to believe terrorists were
The Pepsi Bottling Group will commemorate Dallas-Fort Worth
International Airport's 30th Anniversary Year by issuing six
million cans of Diet Pepsi sporting the DFW logo. The commemorative
can will be available throughout North Texas retail locations
beginning Labor Day weekend.