The United States Ultralight Association (USUA) and Aero Sports
Connection (ASC) are very happy to announce that through joint
efforts between the two organizations, the 9th US Microlight
Championships will be held in Marshall Michigan on September 1-4,
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“Flight training organizations face unique challenges in
today’s changing market, and they must apply the same
attention and diligence to the business of flight training as they
have applied to aviation training itself,” said NATA
President James K. Coyne.
ISS Report #25, 3:30 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 19, 2006
In space this week, a satellite flew within a satellite.
International Space Station Flight Engineer Jeff Williams 'piloted'
a unique spacecraft in three dimensions for the first time around
the pressurized Destiny module. The demonstration tested the basics
of formation flight and autonomous docking that could be useful in
multiple spacecraft formation flying in the future.
Over the past several weeks, the US military has reported
increased Taliban activity in the mountains of Afghanistan. On
Wednesday, a US Air Force B-1B Lancer reminded some of those
insurgents that their presence is not welcome in that country... by
striking a Taliban-associated compound near Kandahar in support of
coalition ground forces conducting operations to detain individuals
suspected of terrorist activities.
The City of Chicago has placed an order for a new Bell 206B3 for
use by its Police Department. Scheduled for delivery November 2006,
the 206B3 will be used for aerial law enforcement missions
throughout the City of Chicago.
In the wake of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash last
month, Congress has taken action on the program's future by
tightening at least some of its purse strings. The House
Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a homeland security
funding bill that would withhold $6.8 million in UAV funds until
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports on the findings of the
STAT MedEvac of Pittsburgh, PA, has taken delivery of a third of
EC145s it ordered from American Eurocopter. This aircraft, which
will be based at STAT MedEvac’s new facility at
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, is currently in the last phase of
"This is the first time both organizations have taken
the initiative to come together in a joint effort, and focus on a
common goal: advancement of ultralight and microlight competition
in the US. USUA and ASC are the two largest ultralight/microlight
oriented organizations in the USA."
Source: From a USUA statement announcing the
upcoming Ninth US National Microlight Championships and the
first-time partnership between USUA and ASC... definitely a sign of
NOTAM Number: FDC 6/7942
Issue Date: May 19, 2006 at 12:02 UTC
Location: Tullahoma, Tennessee near SHELBYVILLE VOR/DME (SYI)
Beginning Date and Time: May 26, 2006 at 19:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: May 28, 2006 at 22:30 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-15
and F-16 and Canadian CF-18 teams
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Memphis (ZME) Center, 901-368-8199