On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005, High Performance Aircraft's
innovative and uniquely apportioned TT62 Alekto diesel twin
prototype D-IXTT took off from Heringsdorf airport on the island of
Usedom, Germany for its maiden flight.
Nothing in the bag was illegal to be checked in luggage. But the
unusual material, and the fact that Matt Mihsen was traveling
overseas, caused security screeners at Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport to be curious.
Wants To Draw From Bigger Pool Of Sailors And Marines
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) is
encouraging qualified Sailors and Marines to apply for the 2006
season. The application deadline is April 1, 2005, and selection
results will be available June 1.
Or How To Fly An Early Sport Plane Through The Window
By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey
It was a standing room only crowd at last Saturday's celebration
of Monroe County Aviation History and the Pietenpol Air Camper at
the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum in Sparta (WI). The
museum proudly unveiled its latest acquisition, a fire-engine red
Pietenpol Air Camper built from 1932 plans and donated by Chicago's
The NTSB has issued an NPRM to amend Federal regulations
governing notification and reporting of aircraft accidents,
incidents, overdue aircraft, and additional requirements governing
the preservation of aircraft wreckage.
Dr. John F. Egan, chair of the Daniel Webster College board of
trustees, announced that Dr. Robert E. Myers, chancellor of
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) extended
campus, has been named as Daniel Webster College’s next
president, effective July 1, 2005.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has successfully placed
four graduates of its Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT)
program as flight officers at Focus Air, a worldwide cargo carrier.
The graduates will begin March 1 with Focus Air.
Package Includes Radar, Satcom, And More To Follow
Air China Cargo has selected Rockwell Collins sensors, radar and
satellite communications for two Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The
agreement also calls for an option on three additional aircraft.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November.
"The NTSB hopes that the FAA will address several of its other
crucial flight recorder recommendations that are still on the Most
Wanted List. The Board urges the FAA to act swiftly to rectify the
unacceptable FDR data sampling and filtering issues that impeded
the investigation of the Airbus A-300-600 involved in the American
Airlines Flight 587 accident. Similar data sampling issues also
affect the popular regional jet aircraft. The installation of
cockpit image recorders, as recommended by the Board, would also
assist in the investigations of both larger transport category
aircraft and smaller for-hire turbine powered aircraft that may not
have any existing safety recorders installed."
Source: NTSB statement reacting to an FAA decision
to upgrade flight recorde