Memorabilia From Popular Flyer's Bar Donated To National Museum
Of Naval Aviation
Trader Jon's, a Pensacola landmark among Navy and Marine
aviators, closed a couple of years ago, much to the chagrin of
combat aviators who spent many a night there unwinding and swapping
stories. But now, at least some of the bar's memorabilia survives
at the nearby National Museum of Naval Aviation. You can't get a
drink there, but you can look back at one of the most remarkable
collections of pictures and other items that adorned the walls of
that venerable hang-out.
Special Operations Command, Veterans Association Under
By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
Boeing is back in the news, and this time it's not for a record
year selling commercial aircraft or for the effectiveness of its
military products. The company stands accused -- again -- of
misconduct relating to military contracts.
SPEEA Opens Contract Talks with Boeing for 18,500
Negotiations between the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, and The Boeing
Company begin Tuesday, with both sides hoping there won't be a
repeat of the machinists strike. That job action idled much of
Boeing for weeks and threatened to put a dent in the company's
burgeoning bottom line.
Engineers Furious At Plans To Outsource Maintenance
More than 600 Air New Zealand mechanics, told their jobs are in
jeopardy because of the airline's plans to outsource heavy
maintenance work, were set to protest Saturday's arrival of the
company's first Boeing 777 Saturday.
He's The Guest Speaker At EAA's Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner
Scott Crossfield, whose long list of aviation accomplishments
includes being the first man to fly faster than twice the speed of
sound, will be the guest speaker at EAA's annual Wright Brothers
Memorial Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the EAA Aviation Center in
Fractional Provider Is Pre-Selling New 2006 Legacy
Flight Options, a provider of fractional shares in business
aircraft and a Raytheon affiliate, says it's completely sold out of
its current Legacy inventory and is actively selling fractional
shares in 2006 models. Flight Options will take delivery of its
first 2006 Legacy in February 2006, which is already half pre-sold,
and another Legacy this coming May.
"I'm optimistic. We have some tough bargaining ahead, but the
company and employees can reach an agreement that works."
Source: Tom McCarty, chair of the SPEEA's Puget
Sound Professional Negotiation Team, on upcoming negotiations with
Boeing. It's the first labor talks to take place at the aerospace
giant since its mechanics ended their strike, which crippled the
company for weeks.