Issued: 08/11/2005 13:10
Effective: 08/18/2005 22:00 - 08/19/2005 03:30
Facility: ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: CHICAGO/GARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GARY
Engineers Count More Than 100 Dings On Orbiter -- That's About
As the STS-114 astronauts were getting a big "welcome home!" at
the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, engineers in the Mojave
Desert were counting the dents and dings on Discovery. It's not
that there were any more than usual -- 101, 20 of which measured
more than an inch in either length or diameter -- it's just that,
in the wake of the Columbia tragedy, everybody's counting.
Instructor, Student Safe After Gunshot Drills Prop
Somebody in Utah doesn't like gyroplanes, and he has a pretty
blunt way of showing it. That's the most likely conclusion as
flight instructor Michael Burton and a student took ground fire
over Springville on August 2nd.
The X PRIZE Foundation has announced the appointment of Michael
S. Kelly as Vice President of the Foundation. Mr. Kelly will be
responsible for all engineering, safety and operational activities
associated with the annual X PRIZE CUP & PERSONAL SPACEFLIGHT
EXPO, a partnership of the X PRIZE Foundation and the state of New
The Civil Aviation Flying University of China (CAFUC) has
purchased 42 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft for use as its Ab Initio
(primary) flight training platform. Twenty of the Skyhawks will be
equipped with the new, all glass, fully integrated Garmin G1000
NASA says the space agency, along with industry partners, are
flight testing new technologies to see if they can make aircraft
quieter. Scalloped edges on engine exteriors and toboggan-like
fittings on landing gear are some of the high tech ideas being
tested to reduce aircraft noise.
"We intend to use every resource available to track down the
coward who is responsible for this sick and twisted act. How could
someone walk out in the middle of the night and take a gun and fire
at a helicopter that's out there trying to protect the public? It's
a miracle they're alive."
Source: Bernalillo County, NM, Sheriff Darren
White, who told reporters at a Tuesday news conference that the
department's Hughes 369 didn't crash because of mechanical or
piloting problems -- but because it was shot down. The FBI has now
been called in to investigate Saturday night's incident.