Congressman Accused of "Trying To Beat Up" Helo Tourism
He's at it again. New York Congressman Anthony Weiner appears
ready to re-introduce legislation that would "close key loopholes
in the helicopter homeland security safety net" by requiring
helicopters to fly over water only while in Manhattan airspace.
Aero-News learned Monday that Boeing's X-51A WaveRider Scramjet
Engine Demonstrator recently completed a Critical Design Review
(CDR) and fired its engine for the first time -- two major program
milestones necessary for first flight.
Making sure their patient got the most out of the critical
Golden Hour, a Midwest LifeTeam medical helicopter took a chance
last Thursday and landed on top of a flour mill silo as part of a
rescue effort in Newton, KS.
The Canadian military announced in 2004 a fast-track, priority
program to spend more than $1 billion to replace all aging
search-and-rescue aircraft by April 2009. Now military and defense
industry sources say this isn't likely until at least 2010.
Improvements Mean Savings For County, Quieter Learning
Environment For Kids
The Federal Aviation Administration was handing out money in New
Jersey last Thursday. The agency awarded the Trenton-Mercer Airport
in Trenton, NJ more than $3.7 million for taxiway upgrades while
awarding Lincoln Elementary School in Kearny more than $11.8
million to help soundproof the 650-student school located near
Newark Liberty International Airport.
Focus Turns Towards Airport Employees, Other Terrorist
Although some officials claim the plan revealed this weekend
to blow up buildings, fuel tanks, and pipelines at New
York's John F. Kennedy International Airport --
which handles 1,000 flights and more than 120,000 passengers daily
-- was unlikely to succeed, security concerns have been raised
about airport employees and non-Al Qaeda cells in the US, reported
Sides Debate If It Would Have Mattered With Comair
In early 2006, faced with FAA staffing compliance issues,
officials with Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY set up a plan
with a regional radar center in Indianapolis to take over approach
control duties on overnight shifts... as the tower's budget could
not accommodate the cost.
Baltimore Regional Airport Faces Residents' Opposition
Organized resident opposition to a proposed runway expansion for
the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster will be balanced
against potential economic benefits as county commissioners
consider a plan for adoption June 12, reports the Baltimore
Even as US Pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paladino and four Brazilian
Controllers were indicted Friday by a Brazilian judge on
manslaughter-related charges, the chief of the Brazilian Supreme
Court (STF), told the president and the reporter of the Air
Blackout Congressional Inquiry that Brazil's justice system has no
means to compel the American pilots to travel their to testify
before the congressional committee, reported Brazil Magazine.
Imagine securing contracts for airplanes like Boeing's 787
Dreamliner as the commercial aircraft industry is seeing one of its
biggest booms in decades. And this comes just three years after
aircraft makers, like Bombardier, began knocking at your door.
Inducted Into Aviation Hall Of Fame And Museum Of New
It's one thing to be recognized by the President of the United
States and receive the Congressional Gold Medal for your service
during the war. It's quite another to be recognized by your old
hometown and inducted in your home state's Aviation Hall of Fame
Rain showers threatened to put a damper on the EAA's 11th annual
Pancake Fly-In at Mid-Way Regional Airport this weekend... but the
skies cleared just in time to host a few hundred eager (and hungry)
guests and fliers, as well as a groundbreaking ceremony for a group
Sentenced To Three Months Preventive Custody In Dominican
Preventive Custody? What's that?
A judge in La Romana in the Dominican Republic sentenced two
pilots transporting more than 72 pounds of pure cocaine in their
light aircraft to three months of "preventive" custody, okay,
prison, reports Dominican Today.
"It's because of men like Calvin Spann that we're not
speaking German or Japanese today."
Source: Shea Oakley, executive director of the
Teterboro-based New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum. Spann
-- one of nearly 1,000 black men who graduated from the Tuskegee
Army Air Field in Tuskegee, AL, between 1942 and 1946 -- was
recently inducted into the museum's hall of fame.