It surely came as a blow to Sikorsky's collective ego when,
after decades of faithful service toting around the commander in
chief, the Navy selected Lockheed Martin as the
new supplier for Marine One, the presidential
helicopter, for 2009.
The fact that he's now a professional poker player should come
as a surprise to no one that knows him. Mathias Rust started
gambling and taking risks pretty early on in his rather unorthodox
and turbulent life.
Aero-News has learned the founder of the Balloon Federation of
America -- a man called "the father of the modern-day hot air
balloon" -- passed away Sunday. Paul "Ed" Yost reportedly collapsed
while doing yardwork outside his New Mexico home.
Following a two-day ministerial (a meeting of ministers
from different nations) on air transport in Ethiopia, Africa's
transport authorities failed to reach a common position on an offer
from the European Union (EU) to develop and implement one
reciprocal agreement for the skies above both continents.
It was back in 1970 that Roy Brett's plane was believed to have
been caught in a storm and disappeared. Nothing was heard from or
found of Brett or his plane for 37 years, until now, reported the