Two F-16s intercepted a small airplane that got a little
too close to President Bush's ranch in Crawford, TX Friday night.
The fighters guided the errant aircraft to nearby Waco Regional
Airport, where the pilot made an uneventful landing.
Court Approves Plan To Exit Bankruptcy By
Continuing on the path first blazed last month by United
Airlines, Hawaii's Aloha Airlines has been granted permission to
exit bankruptcy. Thursday, US Bankruptcy Judge Robert Faris
approved modifications to a Plan of Reorganization that clears the
way for Aloha to exit bankruptcy protection by mid-February.
Columbia Aircraft has unveiled an innovative new program
designed to assist aircraft owners with the resale of their current
aircraft so they can more easily step up to a new Columbia. The
program is called “Flip the Bird 1, 2, 3” because it
helps owners resell (flip) their current aircraft (the bird) as
easy as “1, 2, 3.”
Representatives with Airlift Northwest, the Seattle-based
emergency air medical transportation operator, told Aero-News last
week the results of an external safety audit conducted by R. Dixon
Speas Associates, Inc., a national aviation consulting firm based
in Lexington, MA.
Former Cold War Installation Now Serves Another Somber
On February 1, about 100 people who worked on various
intercontinental ballistic missile programs at Cape Canaveral
during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s gathered for a reunion
at the massive space complex. One of the tour stops was Complex 31,
site of the first Minuteman launch 45 years before.
AmSafe Aviation has announced a commercial agreement as the
sole provider of the AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraints (AAIR)
for installation in Aircraft Manufacturing and Development's (AMD)
Zodiac 601XL S-LSA.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action
from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to
his family for burial with full military honors.
Glacier Girl, a rescued and restored P-38 Lightning has been back
in the flying business for over 3 years. For those interested in
her rescue and face lift (and full body lift) here is the official
site complete with web cams, videos and lots of info.
"He was jacked out of the box."
Source: Murfreesboro Detective Major Chuck
Thomas, on the arrest of 16-year-old Nathan Wyatt Frost after the
teenager allegedly stole a Piper Cherokee and led officers on a
daring chase over two central Tennessee towns. Frost demonstrated
several impressive aerial feats to the pursuing officers, and left
the aircraft in perfect condition afterwards... before he fled to a
nearby Jack-In-The-Box restaurant.
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/1425
Issue Date: February 03, 2006 at 19:40 UTC
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Beginning Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at
Ending Date and Time: February 07, 2006 at 18:05
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Applicability: Falcon 2000 aeroplanes, serial
numbers (S/N) 1 to 226 inclusive, and Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes, S/N
1 to 64 inclusive, without Dassault Aviation modification M2738 or
M2739, and equipped with a third crew member passenger-type oxygen
mask on the cockpit ceiling.
Applicability: AS 332 L2 helicopters equipped
with an optional type CPI 503 (Crash Position Indicator) emergency
locator transmitter, fitted with an immersion sensor part number
(P/N) 503-23 (704A 45737057).