Well-known Glasair III builder Terry Morris and his passenger,
Erin Bartone, both of Tamarac, FL, survived a mishap at Sun-n-Fun
without serious injuries. Nonetheless, it was a close call that
left Ms Bartone slightly injured. Terry's award-winning Glasair,
"Jawbreaker," wound up inverted and leaking fuel, "substantially
damaged" according to the NTSB investigator.
AVEMCO Insurance Company is the newest sponsor of the
industry-wide BE A PILOT education and outreach effort to increase
consumer understanding of personal flying and help bring more new
people into aviation. AVEMCO has undertaken a $25,000 "Bronze"
major sponsorship for 2004 to increase educational resources for
better understanding of renter's insurance in non-owned aircraft
In the battle over airspace near Detroit (MI), the Air National
Guard has graciously blinked -- and yet, it may not be
The 127th Wing, based at Selfridge ANGB, wants to expand the Class
D airspace around the base to protect aircraft making circling
"It's mainly a safety issue," said Mike LaJoy, the base's air
traffic control manager. He was quoted in the newspaper "Macomb
The original ANG proposal, which drew the ire of the EAA and other
advocates, called for increasing the entire Class D sector. But the
outcry was so sharp that LaJoy and his colleagues quickly pulled
back. That would have caused huge problems for pilots flying in and
out of Ray Community Airport in nearby Ray Township.
As more and more about gyroplane stability and control is
understood more and more widely, an effective horizontal stabilizer
and powerful rudder are important tools to counteract any pitch
instability, and wind-induced yaw, respectively.
Nobody takes stability and control more seriously than Jim Mayfield
and the gang at American Autogyro Incorporated, of Buckeye,
Arizona, and the AAI Sparrowhawk gyro has a large, cruciform tail -
an empennage that means business.
Do It by Moonlight!!!
With weather more reminiscent of a spring evening up north
(that's cool, dry and clear for those who can't remember) the last
glows of pinks and oranges faded in the west and the night air show
at Lakeland was about to begin.
A $5 bill was the fee to attend the dynamic light show. For
that small payment four of the five categories of aircraft were
represented during the hour plus show and even "Elvis" sang a few
Administration Grants AOPA Petition For Public Meetings
The FAA on Friday finally agreed to hold public meetings to hear
directly from pilots who will be hurt by a proposed
charity/sightseeing rule and will extend the formal comment period
on the rule. The agency granted AOPA's petition five months after
it was filed on November 12, 2003.
For Indian movie goers, it was as if a star the likes of Jodie
Foster or Sigourney Weaver had been lost. The Telugu-language
actress Soundarya was killed along with three others Saturday when
their chartered Cessna 180 went down shortly after take-off.
The world’s best-selling mid-size business jet is about to
get better in Brazil. The Hawker 800XP equipped with Collins Pro
Line 21 avionics has received export approval from the Centro
Tecnico Aeroespacial (CTA) and the follow-up certification is
expected soon. The first delivery occurred in December to a
customer in Sao Paulo.
Approach Aviation has always been out to get pilots under the
cowling. The idea is, the more we know about how the aircraft
works, the more apt we are to save money in performing routine
tasks like opening inspection plates and save a lot of billable
That's the idea behind Approach's new emergency spark plug kit.
For Sale: Cessna 182 Fixed Gear
TTAF 740 hrs, Engine/Prop TT 740 hrs. Annual Completed Jan. 2004.
Maintenance performed by Cessna Approved Service Centers. King
KX-155A Nav/Com 1&2, KLN-89B, KMA-26, KR-87, KT-76C, KAP-140,
Very light hail damage. All spec’s are subject to
Used, will sell for $198,000.00
(or best offer)
"This is an important step for the general aviation community.
It allows us to respond to the threat the proposed rule poses to
hundreds of small businesses."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, after the FAA
on Friday finally agreed to hold public meetings to hear directly
from pilots who will be hurt by a proposed charity/sightseeing
rule. The agency granted AOPA's petition five months after it was
filed on November 12, 2003.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-07-25
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. Model
HC-B5MP-3C/M10876K propellers, installed on Short Brothers Model
SD3-60 airplanes. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive
removal, disassembly, inspection, and rework if necessary of
Hartzell Propeller Inc. Model HC-B5MP-3C/M10876K propellers until
blades are replaced with new design blades, no later than March 31,