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August 28, 2004

Boston Globe Publishes Anti-GA Story

 On Friday, August 26, the Boston Globe published a story by Karen Schafer entitled "Analysts warn of small-plane terrorism threat," but the Center for Strategic and International Studies moves quickly to distance itself from statements made in it.

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Air Force Two In Near Mid-Air

Air Force Two, the US Air Force aircraft carrying Vice President Dick Cheney, was involved in a near miss with a civilian aircraft over the skies of Connecticut a few weeks ago, according to federal officials.

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F-18 Hornet Sleeps With The Fishes In San Diego Harbor

An F/A-18C Hornet pilot from Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-151 is in stable condition at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, after safely ejecting from his aircraft August 26 at approximately 2045.

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Avionics Company Finds Problems With MX20 and CD

Avionics West, an avionics company out of Santa Maria (CA), recently ran into problems with a couple of Garmin products, and one of our News Spies alerted us to the news.

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Deadline for Ultralight-To-Sport-Pilot Transition Looms!

EAA is urging unregistered ultralight pilots wanting to transition to the sport pilot certificate, or considering such a transition, to register as an ultralight pilot with an FAA-recognized ultralight training program by September 1, if they wish to receive credit for their flying experience.

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Buckeye Aviation's Aerial ATV

Two Engines, Four Wheels And A Parachute

Longtime powered parachute manufacturer Buckeye Aviation will debut what it believes to be the first aerial ATV at the Iowa Farm and Field Fest in Ames/Boone, Iowa, this weekend, August 26-28. The combination powered parachute and all-terrain vehicle has two engines-a three-cylinder, 100-hp Hirth to drive the propeller, and a 150-cc motorcycle-type engine to power the drive train. Using a 550 square-foot ram parachute as its wing, the two-place, side-by-side machine will fly at 34 mph and travel across the ground at 40 mph.

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Cleveland National Air Show May Be Cancelled

Looks like the consequences of 9/11 are still taking their toll on aviation. This time it is the Cleveland National Air Show that is being affected, and the culprit is homeland security airspace restrictions over baseball stadiums.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (08.28.04)

"...personal statements made before a study’s completion -- including by CSIS staff or associates and, particularly, those that, in this case, do not place into context the full range of threats against the transportation system of the United States – cannot be fully representative of the final conclusions of a CSIS study report." Source: Press Release from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in which they distanced themselves and attempted to place into context statements made by CSIS employees Phil Anderson and David Heyman to the Boston Globe, as part of an article attacking general aviation as a safety hazard to the country's security.

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RNC Convention TFR: New York Metro Area (NY)

NOTAM:  4/9053  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  08/30/2004 11:00 - 09/01/2004 22:59  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NEW YORK METRO AREA, NY.

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RNC Convention TFR: Newark (NJ) and New York (NY)

NOTAM:  4/9044  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  08/29/2004 14:40 - 08/30/2004 11:00  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NEWARK, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

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RNC Convention TFR: Morristown (NJ) Airport Ingress/Egress Procedures

NOTAM:  4/9061  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  08/30/2004 11:00 - 09/03/2004 02:30  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MMU INGRESS/EGRESS PROCEDURES AREA

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RNC Convention TFR: New York Metro Area (NY)

NOTAM:  4/9058  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  09/01/2004 23:00 - 09/03/2004 10:59  State:  NY  Facility:  ZNY - NEW YORK (ARTCC),NY.  Type:  VIP  Description:  NEW YORK METRO AREA, NEW YORK.

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Texas TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/8997  Issued:  08/26/2004 13:37  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ANAHUAC TX.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9049  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  KENAI, ALASKA

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North Carolina TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9057  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NC  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  ELKINS, NC.

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Louisiana TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9040  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  LA  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  8 SE BATON ROUGE LA.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9051  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  DELTA, ALASKA.

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Utah TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/9038  Issued:  08/26/2004 23:53  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  UT  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  EAST CARBON, UT.

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Ohio TFR: 8/28/04-8/29/04

NOTAM:  4/9069  Issued:  08/27/2004 00:00  Effective:  08/28/2004 13:35 - 08/29/2004 00:15  State:  OH  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DAYTON, TROY, LIMA,TOLEDO, OHIO

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Urgent AD (CASA): Pilatus PC-12

A report was received of the failure of a crew seat’s bucket assembly tubes, which was detected during a maintenance inspection.

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