A well-known NW Aviator and a good friend to several of us at
ANN, Jim Londo (60), was lost this past weekend when a
weather-induced forced landing went bad. Jim was a major (and
delightful) personality in the Arlington area sport aviation
community and a true sport aviation advocate.
The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2004! (Part Four)
For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows
inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but
a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like
the Oshkosh Fly-In.
What's up with Renaissance Aircraft?
The Southeast Missourian reports the company's manufacturing plant
at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, has locked its doors. Its
telephone has been disconnected. In fact, the paper reports company
president John Dearden's home number has been disconnected.
Max-Viz says the FAA has awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) for installation of the EVS-1000 onboard Pilatus PC-12 single
engine turboprop business aircraft. The STC was completed and is
owned by Western Aircraft, Inc. in Boise (ID), one of 6 authorized
Pilatus sales and service centers in the US. The kit is available
to customers through all Authorized Pilatus Service Centers around
Each Team To Receive $45 Million Over Next 18 Months
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and
Technology directorate today announced that teams led by BAE
Systems and Northrop Grumman have been selected for agreement
negotiations to begin Phase II of the Counter Man-Portable Air
Defense Systems (MANPADS) System Development and Demonstration
Program. Each team will build and test prototypes to determine
whether a viable technology exists that could be deployed to
address the potential threat that shoulder-fired missiles pose to
US commercial aircraft. Under the agreements, each team will
receive approximately $45 million over 18 months.
"Of course this series of events cannot seriously be ascribed to
coincidence. Everyone understands that this is a political
Source: Sergei Kazyonnov, a senior expert at the
independent Institute of National Security and Strategic Research
in Moscow, quoted by the CP. The flight recorders from both Russian
aircraft that crashed within three minutes of each other Tuesday
night have been recovered. But authorities say the boxes yielded
few clues about what brought the jetliners down.
ANN is looking to fill TWO upcoming positions... one as soon as
we find the right person and one for early in 2005. ANN
is preparing to offer a number of new services and increased
coverage... and doing it with the same old crew just isn't going to
248 Hrs. Since Ground-up Restoration 5/92, C-85-8F, 85HP engine,
Metal prop, Doing annual August '04. Selling to purchase a Pitts or
similar biplane to do acro. Trade for biplane? Located in Mantua,
NJ. Phone: 856-415-9569. Ask for Jerry.
Used, will sell for $18,499.00
(or best offer)
Applicability: All Model PC-12 and PC-12/45
aircraft, equipped with Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. pilot
seats, Pilatus part numbers 9593001111, 9593001121, 9593001131, and
9593001133, and co-pilot seats Pilatus part numbers 9593001112,
9593001122, 9593001132, and 9593001134; which have accumulated
6,000 hours or more time in service as at the effective date of
Buys into Schweizer's Light Heli, Recon and UAV
Sikorsky Aircraft has just announced an agreement to acquire
Schweizer Aircraft Corp., a privately owned US company specializing
in the light helicopter, reconnaissance aircraft, and unmanned
aerial vehicle (UAV) markets.