A diver working in Lake Michigan, about eight miles offshore
from Cudahy, WI, said Friday that he'd found the PA-28 flown by
bible college student Jonathan Leber -- as well as the cell phone
on which he told a 911 dispatcher "I need help really fast.... I'm
in Michigan, Lake Michigan." But there was no sign of Leber
Avionics International Supply, Inc. (AIS), a full-line wholesale
distributor of avionics electronics, parts, and accessories, has
officially launched their new website at the AEA 48th Annual
Convention & Trade Show in Dallas, Texas.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation
& Infrastructure has resoundingly approved legislation that
continues to apply pressure to the federal government to re-open
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Goal: Ward Off Crippling Wave Of Controller Retirements
The FAA, faced with what could be a crippling wave of
retirements, is offering some controllers a chance to work beyond
the mandatory retirement age of 56. Under a voluntary program
instituted earlier this month, controllers can apply for waivers
that would allow them to work until age 61.
Flight Follows Following Completion Of CAC Assistance At
David Codding became the first owner to fly his own Sportsman
2+2 barely four months after enrolling in the Customer Assembly
Center (CAC) at the Glasair factory in Arlington, WA.
Starting with a complete fast build kit, he spent a total of three
weeks, working eight hours a day, five days a week, with a crew of
factory assistants. At the end of the three weeks, he wound up with
an aircraft that was nearly ready to taxi.
17th Annual Women in Aviation Conference Set for Music
The 17th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will
be held from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25, 2006,
in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will take place at the
"It was clear at yesterday’s markup that the leadership of
the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure will
rightfully not tolerate any further delays by our federal
government in reopening our nation’s capitol airport. It is
time that the government act or, clearly, Congressional
consequences will occur, which we wholeheartedly support."
Source: NATA President James K. Coyne, after a
House committee passed legislation that would force the reopening
of Reagan National Airport to general and business aviation.