The Japanese Civil Aviation Promotion Foundation (JCAPF) has
taken delivery of their Level C King Air B200 Full Flight Simulator
(FFS) from Frasca International, Inc. through Frasca’s
Japanese representative, Euroheli Corporation Tokyo, Japan. The
simulator features a six-axis motion system and four window
collimated visual display system. The JCAPF will use the device for
training commuter airline pilots, governmental agency pilots and
Lakeland, FL, FireFighters Take 10 Minutes to Get To Crash
A Cessna 337 Skymaster, specifically reported to be a 1976
Cessna 337P, was involved in a takeoff from LAL's Runway 27 when it
aggressively pitched up, achieving an altitude estimated at between
100 and 150 feet before rolling left and impacting the ground. The
aircraft slid off the runway and into the grass where, after a
minute or two, it caught fire and burned for nearly 10 minutes
before Lakeland Firefighters arrived.
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced Friday that the
United States and India have initialed a landmark Open Skies
aviation agreement that will lead to more flights, lower fares and
stronger economic ties between the two countries. The
agreement comes after three days of negotiations, launched by
Mineta and India's Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel last
This is probably NOT the way to win friends and influence
Seems India's Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, was headed to
Washington to sign a new Open Skies agreement with US
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta last week when, for some
unexplained reason, the Air India flight from Sahar Airport was
ETC earned additional bragging rights this week with the
announcement that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded ETC
an extension of the current PC-9 simulator maintenance support
contract. This contract will be fulfilled by ETC's International
Logistics Support/Contracted Operations and Maintenance Service
Protestors Brave Cold, Wind, To "Shut This Airport Nightmare
What would make some 30 people brave the bitter cold of a
Chicago winter to stand outside for hours in protest? For members
of "Shut This Airport Nightmare Down," it's the thought of losing
their property to eminent domain as Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
continues his quest for the city's third major airport.
That's Right... NATCA Has Something GOOD To Say About The
Unionized air traffic controllers are actually heaping praise on
the Federal Aviation Administration for taking a key step in the
urgent need to hire the next generation of controllers, lifting a
policy that required students of air traffic control training
programs to start employment with the agency within two years of
After another highly successful season since being revived in
2003, the Louisiana EAA Fly-in Series rolls into 2005.
ORganizers say their goals are to raise aviation awareness of the
general public and increase aviation activity, which of course are
both beneficial to all of us involved in aviation. We feel
that this unique fly-in series has been very successful in
achieving those goals. Several or our 2004 events had over
100 aircraft participating. Overall, over 300 pilots and
their aircraft registered at the 12 events that were held last year
(only one event had to be rescheduled and one was totally washed
out) and even more participated.
To say that AirTran Captain Oliver Reason, Jr., had a bad week
is probably an understatement. As ANN reported over the weekend,
Reason was arrested at McCarron International in Las Vegas early
Thursday morning and accused of trying to fly drunk. Now, Reason
has been summarily dismissed from the airline.
But He'd Rather Have Seen Hutchison Promoted To The Job
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne congratulated President George W. Bush for the selection
of Michael Chertoff as the new designee for Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) Secretary.
Signature Flight Support says that it has acquired the assets of
the Transit Aviation FBO at Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport (MSY). Terms of the agreement were not
disclosed. Transit becomes the 43rd FBO in the Signature
At approximately 1400 EST Friday, emergency fire fighting crews
responded to a fire on the low bay roof in the Vehicle Assembly
Building that sent smoke into the electrical duct area of D tower
in the Launch Complex 39 area. There were no injuries and no damage
to space flight hardware, according to NASA.
Cleveland, OH -- America's traditional home of pylon and
cross-country air racing -- will be the scene of the latest in a
series of Air Racing History Symposia which dates back to 1985 and
the formation of the Society of Air Racing Historians.
"I want to make Air-India an airline of international standards
and because of you idiots we get a bad name! If there is a delay,
inform the bloody passengers."
Source: India's Minister for Civil Aviation,
Praful Patel, in a phone call to the general manager of Air India.
Patel, on his way to Washington to sign an Open Skies agreement
with Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, was kept waiting along
with the rest of the passengers on the flight to the US for more
than three hours, before finally grabbing a phone and reading the
hapless executive the riot act.