What government agency awards "lifetime achievement" awards when
the agency is only two years old, in the middle of a hotel
celebration for which the bill includes $81,000 for plaques and
$500 for cheese displays?
"A substantial inequity exists in TSA's performance
recognition program between executive and non-executive
Source: Department of Homeland Security
Inspector General report heavily criticizing the TSA's decision to
sped $500,000 on a party giving out awards, bonuses and "lifetime
achievement" recognitions to upper management, many without proper
justification, and exceeding the average bonuses paid by other
government agencies to their executives.
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas (Hughes) and
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD/HU
SUMMARY: A report was received of a fractured
inner female connector on a forward thruster control cable assembly
due to stress corrosion cracking.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive AD/ARRIUS/1
SUMMARY: This directive was issued requiring the
initial replacement of fuel injection manifolds and subsequent
replacement of fuel injection manifolds found to be defective at
the 200 hourly power checks.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive
SUMMARY: The manufacturer received a report of the
loss of a right hand plug door from an AS 332 L helicopter during
in-flight door operation.
AD NUMBER: 2004-21-04
MANUFACTURER: VHF AM Transceivers
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-21-04
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Becker Flugfunkwerk GmbHAR 4201 VHF AM
The Friday Miramar airshow, underway since 0930, was interrupted
when airshow pilot Sean deRosier was seen coming out of a "looping
maneuver" and impacting the ground. Airshow emergency staff was on
the scene extremely quickly, airlifting deRosier, (31) of Nut Tree,
CA, with a Yuma Search and Rescue helo to nearby Scripps Memorial
Tragically, deRosier was reported DOA at the hospital.