DHS Designates President Ronald Reagan Memorial Service As
National Special Security Event
Be warned... it's likely that flying anywhere near DC, this
week, is going to be even tougher than usual. The U.S. Department
of Homeland Security has designated all of the activities for
former President Ronald Reagan’s Memorial Services as a
National Special Security Event (NSSE).
The combat controllers, aircrews and paratroopers made the drop
of almost 700 paratroopers into the historic drop zone outside Ste.
Mere Eglise look easy Saturday. But don't use that to measure the
accomplishment of 60 years ago this day in 1944.
When the US Forest Service Grounded 33 of its biggest-capacity
firefighting tankers last month, it certainly changed the odds on
approval for Evergreen International's Supertanker. But was that
enough to make it a viable asset in fighting what's expected to be
one of the worst forest fire seasons on record?
Chief Of Staff Myers Pays Special Tribute At Normandy
As the United States and France paid tribute to those killed
during the airborne operations during the Normandy invasion,
everyone was brought close to tears and every person's chest
swelled with pride at Normandy, France Sunday.
OK. It rained.. a lot... most of the day as a matter of fact...
but there was NO truth to the rumor that Phil Boyer was caught
outfitting an ark in case the rain kept up.
What was true, though, was the obvious dedication of thousands of
people who braved the driving rain and uncommonly cool June
temperatures to see the sights at AOPA's 2004 Fly-In. ANN's Jim
Campbell was there, as he has been for many years in the past, and
found this year's event to be "soggy, but tremendously
Agency Joins Federal Pavilion Exhibitors at EAA AirVenture
Prior to the International G-8 Summit scheduled for June 8-10 at
Sea Island (GA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
will assign teams of Aviation Security Inspectors (ASI) to general
aviation airports located within the temporary flight restriction
(TFR) areas. But, according to Steven Calabro of the TSA GA
Directorate, they won’t necessarily be there in a regulatory
So imagine the nice man in the pinstriped shirt and blue shorts
ringing your doorbell and asking you to "sign here." Imagine that
you're signing for a big, big package -- a Boeing 727-100. Be sure
to spell your name correctly.
How could it come to this? The St. Petersburg (FL) Times reports
Donn Goodson and Billy Harter were the best of friends. But less
than eight months after both were killed in a helicopter accident
in Balm (FL), Harter's children are suing Goodson's widow, saying
the pilot of the Bell 47 was flying recklessly.
You might remember Ross Perot, Jr. (right). No, not the guy
who ran for president awhile back -- his son.
Now that he can afford one, Perot wanted a T-38 Talon of his very
own. So he bought two -- one from a dealer in Oklahoma and one from
an airport in Utah.
But now, the government says he can't fly them.
VP, General Manager of V-22 Programs Calls It Quits
Dennis Jarvi, the Vice President & General Manager for V-22
Programs at Bell Helicopter, has resigned from his position
effective July 18th. He is leaving to take the position of
President, Defense North America for Rolls Royce Corporation. Jarvi
joined Bell Helicopter Textron in May of 2001.
Since 1997, NASA has spent some $55 million, trying to come up
with a way to triple the volume of air traffic while reducing the
number of aviation accidents at the same time. Now, researchers at
NASA/Langley think they may have the solution -- the Autonomous
"It's not a slam-dunk. I'll sleep better when we're in
Source: Cassini-Huygens program manager Robert
Mitchell at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, speaking in an
interview with the Washington Post. Cassini, which has been on a
journey of more than six years to get to Saturn, will enter orbit
at the end of the month -- but only after passing between the gas
giant and its infamous rings.