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October 23, 2004

AOPA Expo '04: TSA Enacts Controversial/Restrictive Flight Training Regs

Agency Also Expands Program Scope To Include Non-Commercial Pilot Candidates

Editor's Note: This is the official TSA statement on the initiation of potentially draconian new regs that directly affect the US GA flight training community. We'll have a lot more to say about it over the next few days... but if this isn't one of the most outrageous indications of the TSA's bureaucratic indifference, ignorance and arrogance, we don't know what is...

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More Suspicious Punctures Found In US Airways Planes

FBI Now Investigating Damage To Three Aircraft

The investigation into what, for all the world, looks like bullet holes in the fuselage of a US Airways jet has now expanded to include three aircraft -- and the FBI is hot on the case.

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AOPA Expo '04: Anywhere Map's First Contest Winners Announced

Carter Boswell (pictured below) and Ed Wheeler (pictured at bottom of article) stopped by the Anywhere Map booth and picked up colorful buttons to wear as they walked through AOPA Expo. The next day they were “spotted” with their buttons and whisked into the Anywhere Map booth where President Jay Humbard presented each with a copy of Pocket Plates, Anywhere Map’s digital approach plate system.

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AOPA Expo '04: Breaking News -- New Leadership at NAA

ANN news-spies have discovered that the National Aeronautic Association will soon announce that it has a new president and CEO. He is David Ivey, a 30-year veteran of trade association management.

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AOPA Expo '04: An Epic Moment in Aviation

Looking for a twin-engine micro-jet for less than $2 million? Aircraft Investor Resources LLC (AIR) announced the next aircraft in the Epic family at AOPA Expo 2004. Partnering with TAM of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, the new company, TAM-AIR, will provide the aircraft in two versions - certificated and experimental. Test aircraft are expected to fly Spring 2005.

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AOPA Expo '04: Let the Show Begin!

The Grand Ball room of the Convention Center is techno-futuristic with jumbo screen monitors on each side of the generous stage, sweeping background props creating a sense of wind and motion, and two manned video cameras on platforms out in the audience area. We are in Long Beach, California, as more than 1,100 aviation folks fill the room before 9:00 am in anticipation of the opening presentation of AOPA Expo 2004.

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AOPA Expo '04: Looking for a Mount at AOPA Expo

Aircraft owners at AOPA Expo need look no further if they are hoping to find a mounting system for their portable GPS units. Gamber-Johnson Company, a Stevens Point (WI) based manufacturer of vehicle mounting systems, recently introduced the VersaTrue mounting systems. The VersaTrue mounting system is designed to provide a sleek and reliable way to mount GPS units and other small devices to their vehicles.

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AOPA Expo '04: Taking the Offense About Defense

In his magnetic and humoristic way Rod Machado presented some of the defensive secrets that have kept pilots from falling victim to aviation's natural predators and enemies. He offered thought patterns to help pilots make each flight with confidence and safety.

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Primaris Confirms It: It's Going With 7E7

Orders 15 Dreamliners, 25 NextGen 737s

Boeing says it's a done deal: newcomer Primaris Airlines has decided to go with the Boeing 7E7-8 Dreamliner and the 737-800 as the cornerstone for the airlines' future fleet development.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (10.23.04)

"This statement clearly demonstrates the FAA's ignorance when considering the 'on-demand' nature of the general aviation industry. The point of charter and private aircraft transportation is to go where you need to when you need to. It's shocking that the FAA cannot grasp this fundamental aspect of the industry." Source: National Air Transport Association VP of Government and Industry Affairs, Eric Byer, commenting on the FAA's NPRM proposing that unscheduled aircraft submit to a reservation system when flying into O'Hare International Airport at specific times of the day.

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New Mexico TFR: 10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1434  Issued:  10/22/2004 11:40  Effective:  10/23/2004 16:25 - 10/23/2004 19:35  State:  NM  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO, OCTOBER 23 2004 LOCAL.

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Texas TFR: 10/23/04-10/24/04

NOTAM:  4/1418  Issued:  10/21/2004 22:00  Effective:  10/23/2004 23:00 - 10/24/2004 01:10  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, OCTOBER 23 2004.

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New Mexico TFR: 10/24/04

NOTAM:  4/1471  Issued:  10/22/2004 20:20  Effective:  10/24/2004 20:55 - 10/24/2004 23:40  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO, OCTOBER 24 2004 LOCAL.

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Texas TFR: 10/23/04-10/2`5/04

NOTAM:  4/1419  Issued:  10/21/2004 22:10  Effective:  10/23/2004 23:40 - 10/25/2004 14:10  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CRAWFORD, TEXAS, OCTOBER 23-25 2004.

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Florida TFR: 10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1383  Issued:  10/21/2004 18:20  Effective:  10/23/2004 19:15 - 10/23/2004 22:05  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 23 2004 LOCAL.

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Illinois TFR: 10/25//04

NOTAM:  4/1474  Issued:  10/22/2004 20:30  Effective:  10/25/2004 21:35 - 10/26/2004 00:40  State:  IL  Facility:  ZAU - CHICAGO (ARTCC),IL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MOLINE, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 25 2004 LOCAL.

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Wisconsin TFR: 10/25/04-10/26/04

NOTAM:  4/1472  Issued:  10/22/2004 20:30  Effective:  10/26/2004 00:20 - 10/26/2004 15:15  State:  WI  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  LACROSSE, WISCONSIN, OCTOBER 25-26 2004 LOCAL.

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Colorado TFR: 10/25/04

NOTAM:  4/1466  Issued:  10/22/2004 18:30  Effective:  10/25/2004 14:45 - 10/25/2004 18:45  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GREELEY, COLORADO, OCTOBER 25 2004 LOCAL.

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Colorado TFR: 10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1435  Issued:  10/22/2004 11:40  Effective:  10/23/2004 19:45 - 10/23/2004 21:40  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO, OCTOBER 23 2004 LOCAL.

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Texas TFR: 10/25/04

NOTAM:  4/1420  Issued:  10/21/2004 22:20  Effective:  10/25/2004 12:40 - 10/25/2004 14:45  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, OCTOBER 25 2004 LOCAL.

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Nebraska TFR: 10/25/04

NOTAM:  4/1460  Issued:  10/22/2004 18:00  Effective:  10/25/2004 18:40 - 10/25/2004 21:55  State:  NE  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  OMAHA, NEBRASKA, OCTOBER 25 2004 LOCAL.

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Florida TFR: 10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1442  Issued:  10/22/2004 14:00  Effective:  10/23/2004 15:15 - 10/23/2004 17:15  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  LAKELAND, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 23 2004 LOCAL.

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Florida TFR: 10/22/04-10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1454  Issued:  10/22/2004 17:20  Effective:  10/22/2004 20:50 - 10/23/2004 13:30  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 22-23 2004 LOCAL.

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Wyoming TFR: 10/23/04-10/25/04

NOTAM:  4/1468  Issued:  10/22/2004 19:00  Effective:  10/23/2004 22:25 - 10/25/2004 14:00  State:  WY  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  VIP  Description:  JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, OCOTBER 23-25 2004 LOCAL.

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Florida TFR: 10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1456  Issued:  10/22/2004 17:30  Effective:  10/23/2004 17:10 - 10/23/2004 19:35  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 23 2004 LOCAL.

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North Dakota TFR: 10/25/04

NOTAM:  4/1467  Issued:  10/22/2004 18:40  Effective:  10/25/2004 15:05 - 10/25/2004 19:05  State:  ND  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, OCTOBER 25 2004 LOCAL.

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Florida TFR: 10/23/04

NOTAM:  4/1458  Issued:  10/22/2004 17:50  Effective:  10/23/2004 13:15 - 10/23/2004 15:25  State:  FL  Facility:  ZMA - MIAMI (ARTCC), FL.  Type:  VIP  Description:  FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 23 2004 LOCAL.

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