NOTAM Number: FDC 5/9999
Issue Date: October 28, 2005 at 15:16 UTC
Location: Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina near KINSTON VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: November 04, 2005 at 16:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 05, 2005 at 21:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the F-18 and F-15
NOTAM Number: FDC 5/9996
Issue Date: October 28, 2005 at 15:14 UTC
Location: Jacksonville, Florida near CRAIG VORTAC (CRG)
Beginning Date and Time: November 03, 2005 at 17:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 06, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue
Angels and other high performance military aircraft
NOTAM Number: FDC 5/9976
Issue Date: October 28, 2005 at 10:11 UTC
Location: Thermal, California near THERMAL VORTAC (TRM)
Beginning Date and Time: November 04, 2005 at 23:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 05, 2005 at 23:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Jacqueline Cochran Airport Air Show
South Carolina Couple Crashes On Take-Off From Louisiana
Some days, it just doesn't pay to leave the airport.
Michael Simon, his wife and their two sons were on their way from
South Carolina to Baton Rouge, LA, Wednesday, when their Cessna 210
ran out of fuel just three miles from the airport. Simon made a
desperate decision: Land on a busy, four-lane highway known as
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has
released the third quarter numbers for general aviation shipments
and billings today. Compared with last year at this time, shipments
rose 25.7 percent to 2,423 units, while industry wide billings for
new airplanes rose to $10.4 billion.
Everyone says the same thing... "it coulda been worse." But
judging from these pix and others that have crossed our desk, its
hard to imagine that for the moment. Another major GA airport, Ft.
Lauderdale Executive, is but one more treasured aerodrome trying to
recover from last week's category Three hurricane visit.
EAA Submits Comments to FAA Draft Order 8700.1, Chapter 49
The EAA says it has submitted a number of comments on the FAA's
proposed revisions to air show regulations (FAA Draft Order 8700.1,
Chapter 49). The sport plane organization, host to one of the
nation's largest aviation events (EAA AirVenture Oshkosh), supports
some measures that address proven safety issues, such as Joint
FAA/air boss safety briefings and joint U.S. Air Force/GA industry
pilots conducting the Heritage Flight Program, showcasing military
aircraft history. The organization is very reluctant, however, to
support more restrictive operating rules that don't appear to be
justified from a safety standpoint.
Aviation Commissioner Resigns After Being Pegged As Corruption
The local media calls it a revolving door -- the portal to the
room where Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's cabinet meets. For the
fifteenth time in recent months, a member of Hizzoner's inner
circle has left the party. This time, it was Aviation Commissioner
The search is on in Missoula, MT, for witnesses to a low-pass
made by a P-51 Mustang over Washington-Grizzly Stadium just before
the big game on Saturday. The FAA says the pilot may have been
flying too low and too fast.
Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority CEO Bruce Byron this
week introduced eight principles for the development of an improved
aviation safety culture in his country during a recent conference
As part of its continuing investigation into an accident
involving a corporate jet in Teterboro, New Jersey last February,
the National Transportation Safety Board will open a public docket
and release a series of factual reports on Monday, October 31,
2005, at 11:00 am.
"What is most troubling about this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
is that the FAA is proposing to make permanent the ADIZ without
addressing the necessary operational concerns to ease the burden on
pilots and air traffic controllers. Public Law 108-176 'Vision 100
— Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act,' required that the
FAA provide Congress with justifications for the ADIZ every 60
days, which were to include proposed changes to improve operations.
To my knowledge, we are still waiting for these
Source: US Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), suggesting
that the FAA's plan to make the Washington ADIZ permanent isn't
only wrong -- it may be illegal.