The Board of Directors of GAMA has elected James E. Schuster as
its Chairman for 2005. Mr. Schuster is Chairman and CEO of Raytheon
Aircraft Company, located in Wichita, KS. He previously served as
GAMA's Vice Chairman and Chairman of GAMA's Security Issues
By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
The FAA Light Sport Aviation Branch is continuing to "switch on"
the elements of Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot at a
remarkable pace. Latest information from the Light Sport Branch is
that they have begun to review for acceptance industry-developed
training courses for light sport repairman.
One Of The Most Progressive State Av-Org's Soldiers On
John Hunt, president of the Florida Aviation Trades Association
(FATA), has announced the formation of a Political Action
Committee. Membership to the committee is open to not just FATA
members but all those who have an interest and stake in the future
of aviation in Florida.
By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
These courses relate to maintenance of light sport aircraft
as detailed below:
After completing a 16-hour training course acceptable to the FAA
on inspecting the particular class of experimental light-sport
aircraft, a light sport repairman with an inspection rating may
perform the annual condition inspection on a light-sport aircraft
that he/she owns; that has been issued an experimental certificate
for operating a light-sport aircraft; and is in the same class of
light-sport-aircraft for which he/she has completed the light sport
aircraft training specified by FAA.
John Acres' Jasper "Most Powerful Class III Laser Money Can
As the government continues to press its case against a New
Jersey man who's reportedly admitted he shone a powerful handheld
laser on at least two aircraft over the past few weeks, what's
happening with the company that sold it to him?
Controllers Use Reserve Tank To Replenish O2 Supply
The bad news is that the oxygen generation system on board the
International Space Station is malfunctioning -- again. The good
news is that there's enough O2 in reserve to keep the crew
breathing for several months, if necessary.
Flight Test Aircraft 'Work' 40 Hours a Week, 50 Weeks a
Gulfstream Aerospace completed 2,090 flight-test hours during
2004 in support of its product development efforts. By the end of
last year, Gulfstream's Flight Test organization nearly doubled the
number of flight hours its test aircraft flew just two years
earlier, and nearly quadrupled the number of test hours flown in
'Round-The-Clock Capability When Time Is Of The Essence
As the relief effort for tsunami victims in South Asia continues
to ramp up, the search for survivors in the 11 countries hardest
hit is winding down. But at its height, that effort was reportedly
aided in great measure by some of military aviation's newest
Locked Himself Screaming And Kicking Into The Bathroom,
What in the world got into Caleb Parker? Authorities say the
28-year old man from Cuyahoga Falls, OH, freaked out Saturday on a
flight from Houston to Salt Lake City -- beating on the cockpit
door just before landing and then locking himself in the
The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
began providing logistical support Jan. 1 to disaster victims in
the Indonesian province of Aceh for the first time since
earthquakes and tsunamis ravaged Southern Asia Dec. 26.
EAA is working with several of its Ohio Members in an attempt to
repeal what has been termed a grossly unfair increase in the
aircraft registration tax that went into effect in 2004. The 2003
Ohio Legislature established a flat $100 license tax for all
aircraft. That represented a 1600 percent increase for two-place
aircraft, which had been $6.
Rosco McGlashan, the "Fastest Aussie on Earth" will attempt to
become the fastest man in the world by exceeding 900 mph in his new
rocket powered Aussie Invader race car. McGlashan announced that he
is engaged in ongoing design discussions for the world's fastest
car with rocket motor developer SpaceDev of Poway, CA, and with car
designer John "Ackers" Ackroyd of the Isle of Wight.
Sick-outs by US Airways baggage handlers which separated
thousands of passengers from their luggage and threw much of the
commercial flight system into disarray over the Christmas weekend
have prompted some travel agents to stop booking the airline, a
move which could hasten US Airways' demise.
"With limited aircrews, a skeleton maintenance squad, a few
spare parts and almost no support functions, the work carried out
by this team is amazing. Every Airman here understands that to be
doing anything else right now just wouldn’t seem
Source: Lt. Col. David Mobley, from the 17th
Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan and the
deployed mission commander in Bangkok, on the remarkable job USAF
crews have done to bring relief to Thai tsunami victims. So far,
the Air Force has delivered more than 100 tons of supplies to the
ravaged island of Phuket.
SUBJECT:Airworthiness Directive 2004-25-12
SUMMARY:The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and 145 series