At least one person onboard an experimental aircraft was killed
Sunday morning when the airplane plummeted into a Roseville, CA
home. There are conflicting reports of further injuries, and
possibly deaths, as well.
Once again, the scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon 1 vehicle
was scrubbed Friday, after an as-yet unidentified problem cropped
up during a pre-launch countdown test on Kwajalein Atoll that
included a brief firing of the rocket's engine.
EAA maintains Aviation Trust Fund income healthy and the
balance is growing; inappropriate distribution is the problem
The nation's general aviation airports are left out in the cold
in the new FAA budget proposal forwarded by the Bush Administration
this week, as funding for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) has
been chopped by more than 20 percent.
Flight Departs Late, Makes Stop In NYC On Way To ORD
An American Airlines pilot was arrested and held briefly
Saturday morning, when police at Manchester Airport detained him on
suspicion of being drunk just before passengers began boarding the
transatlantic flight to Chicago.
NASA is preparing to launch an oxygen generation system to the
International Space Station. The system uses water to generate
breathable oxygen for crew members. Life support systems like this
are necessary to support future long-duration missions to the moon,
Mars and beyond.
Something special began July 19, 1941. For the first time in the
history of military aviation, blacks were given an opportunity to
prove themselves in the sky. The first black aviators began their
flight training at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Ala., and went to the
famed 99th Fighter Squadron. Today, the heirs of their legacy take
to the skies above Langley.
Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHI) achieved another industry
milestone this month by surpassing 1,000 flight hours with its
second S-92 helicopter. This achievement comes just one month after
PHI reached 1,000 flight hours on its first S-92.