Congressmen James Oberstar, (D-MN) and Peter DeFazio, (D-OR)
want a closer look at regional airline safety, in the wake of the
January, 2003 crash of an Air Midwest Beechcraft 1900 just after it
departed the runway at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
ANN has learned that an aggressive trade-in and upgrade program
is being instituted for qualified owners of Rotax 503
A Limited Time Program is being offered by all Authorized Kodiak
Service Centers For ROTAX Aircraft Engines. Between now and
December 20, 2004, Owners of ROTAX 503 aircraft engines can
exchange their engines (regardless of age!) for a new ROTAX 503
engine which includes the carburetion and fuel pump as well as the
Atlanta-Bound Delta Flights Delayed Up To Six Hours
We here at Aero-News Net are firm believers in the theory of
In other words, we believe that any computer glitch can be resolved
with the use of a ball-peen hammer.
Maybe that's what Delta Airlines needed over the weekend, as a
computer problem caused flights to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson
International to be delayed by more than six hours.
Aircraft design pioneer Burt Rutan will present a very special
evening program at Theater in the Woods entitled "Fun at Mojave,"
on Thursday, July 29, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2004. The
presentation will most likely include the latest information
regarding two major projects - White Knight/SpaceShipOne and
GlobalFlyer - in progress at Rutan's aircraft design company,
Scaled Composites, located at Mojave Airport (CA).
Message: Don't Cave In To NWA Pressure On GA Flight
Testifying before a Minneapolis hearing room packed with AOPA
members and local pilots, AOPA President Phil Boyer Thursday told
Twin Cities airport commissioners "not to undo a system that is a
model of efficient capacity relief just because the largest tenant
-- Northwest Airlines -- at Minneapolis-St. Paul International
(MSP) finds itself in economic difficulty... again."
Bush Road Trip Will Cause Pilots Logistical Nightmare
President Bush is planning a two-day campaign bus trip from
Kalamazoo (MI) to Cincinnati (OH) on Monday and Tuesday, a trip
that will severely complicate flight planning for pilots in the
area. And there are reports that the Bush campaign is planning
several more of these trips all across the country over the next
couple of weeks.
From the NTSB:
On April 19, 2004, at 1400 Eastern Daylight Time, a Cirrus
SR20, N8157J, registered to Attic Aircraft Leasing LLC and operated
by Aero Atlantic Flight Center, as a 14 CFR Part 91 business
flight, collided with trees and ground after departing Greenwood
Airport Greenwood, South Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions
prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed
and a post crash fire ensued. The private pilot and three
passengers received fatal injuries. The flight originated from the
Greenwood Airport on April 19, 2004, at 1400.
"I want to thank you all for honoring Dick Scobee. So many times
he's been remembered for how he died. Thank you for remembering how
Source: June Scobee-Rodgers, widow of Challenger
astronaut Dick Scobee, as her late husband was inducted into the
Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday. Also inducted Saturday were
Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space;
Frederick Gregory, the first African-American to serve as a
spaceship commander; Norman Thagard, the first American to live
aboard the Mir station; and Richard Covey, commander of the first
post-Challenger mission into space.
AOPA: Boyer Warns Minnesota Governor Against Excessive Airport
AOPA President Phil Boyer gave a "heads up" warning to Minnesota
Governor Tim Pawlenty that the growing controversy over funding of
the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) reliever airports could
pose serious political problems in the future.
Not every college lets students build and launch monster rockets
and earn undergraduate credit at the same time. Odds are they are
more likely to be placed on a list at the Homeland Security
Department unless they are attending the US Air Force Academy.
Widget UK Unveils GPS Bundles for Palmone Tungsten E "GPS In A
Widget UK has come up with two powerful new "GPS In A Box"
solutions for the PalmOne organizer platform. Each of these
affordably priced bundles includes a PalmOne Tungsten E organizer,
a Bluetooth GPS Receiver and powerful ViaMichelin MapSonic
software. One bundle ships with the MapSonic software on CD-ROM
media, the second with the maps pre-installed to a secure digital
memory card. Both bundles come in attractive retail packaging and
will be in demand by Windows and Macintosh owners alike.