Takes Key AOPA Member Concerns To Congressional Leaders
AOPA President Phil Boyer has been pressing the concerns of
pilots on user fees, airport security, and airports with key
members of Congress during a series of meetings over the past week.
Legislators are working on the federal budget for fiscal year 2005
and the associated policies.
In conjunction with the London AirFest International Airshow
this year, Diamond Aircraft is inviting all owners of Diamond
airplanes to the factory for seminars, training, updates and tours.
The event is co-organized with the Diamond Aircraft Pilots and
Owners Organization (DAPO). The dates for DiamondFest 2004 are June
24 through 26th, 2004.
So, let's get this straight: If you're bad, you get a lump of
coal in your stocking. If you're good, you get a load of coal in
your fuel tanks, right?
Researchers at Penn State have come up with a bituminous coal-based
concoction they say will run a jet engine. But it has to be a
specially-built jet engine. And the fuel itself has some pretty
A Piper Comanche made an unscheduled exit in Overland Park (KS)
early Tuesday morning, much to the surprise of those who were
supposed to be on the road.
The 1959 Comanche, N-5844P, apparently lost power at around 12:15
am (CDT). Local media reports say the pilot, from Olathe (KS) and
the passenger were on a trip from Ohio to New Century Air Center
near Gardner (KS).
Hundreds of manufacturers of avionics, instruments, airframe and
test equipment along with shop owners, managers and technicians
poured into the exhibit hall at the Aircraft Electronics
Association 46th Annual International Convention and Trade Show,
March 29th through April 1st in Las Vegas.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes
pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the
part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they
were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional
A New Jersey couple was hospitalized in Elko (NV) Tuesday
morning after their Beechcraft B-36 made an emergency landing in a
field shortly after take-off from Elko Regional Airport.
Authorities said the couple had just departed Elko's Runway 5 and
apparently ran into power problems right away.
At age 19, Nick Donner has already been the US National Hot Air
Balloon Champion twice -- in 2001 and in 2003 -- and is captain of
the American team that will compete at the World Hot Air Balloon
Championship in Australia this June.
The young balloonist is also a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University, the world's premier university specializing in aviation
and aerospace. "I've always wanted to be a pilot," Donner says, "so
what better place to get my degree than Embry-Riddle?"