International Space Station Astronauts are breathing easier now
that their supply ship has arrived. The ISS Progress 18 spacecraft
docked at 2042 EDT to the aft port of the Station's Zvezda Service
The Hits Just Keep On Coming In Five-Part "Handful of
Aero-News Analysis by Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien
The news from the Paris Air Show seemed to be good for both
of the airliner giants, didn't it? Everybody was impressed by the
A380, the A350 drew what seemed like a suitable level of attention,
and the European consortium seemed to shrug off Boeing's spate of
Viper Aircraft Corporation announced that their new Viperjet
MKII took flight Sunday June 12, 2005. Test Pilot Len Fox was at
the controls for the 25 minute flight which began and ended at the
Pasco Airport in Washington State.
Air Inc. has just released its May Hiring Summary, showing the
largest pilot-hiring month since September 11th of 2001. Despite
the industry challenges, the airlines still need to feed pilots
into their system.
Missouri based kit aircraft manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company
announced Thursday that Can-Zac Aviation will be representing
Zenith's aircraft kits in Canada. Can-Zac will be the exclusive
Canadian distributor for Zenith Kits.
"This (breaking Mu-1) has been our
goal since we first began flight-testing in 1998. To prove our
technology we needed to do something that no one else had ever
done. We have had several setbacks, but no one on the team has ever
lost faith. This is amazing!"
Source: Jay Carter, JR, after CarterCopter
broke the Mu-1 Barrier at 0740 Friday, June 17th, 2005. The flight
test began at the Olney Airport in Texas. This is the first time in
history that any rotorcraft has exceeded Mu-1. Unfortunately,
another setback occured that afternoon when the aircraft suffered a
mechanical failure and was damaged in a hard landing.
AD NUMBER: 2005-12-17
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-17
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series
AD NUMBER: 2005-12-18
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-12-18
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 757 series