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February 03, 2008

Hawaii ANG Pilot Safe After Ejecting From F-15D

Spotlight Once Again On Aging Fighters

The downing of a Hawaii Air National Guard F-15D Eagle Friday once again raises questions about the nation's fleet of aging fighter aircraft.

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Woman, Child Lost In Maine C-525 Downing

Pilot Reported Instrument Problems After Takeoff

A successful businesswoman and her son were the victims of the Friday night downing of a Cessna 525 CitationJet near Augusta, ME.

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CAF Aviation Museum Site Of Super Bowl Pre-Game Party

Lombardi Trophy Shares Floor With B-17 "Sentimental Journey"

Roger Goddell, commissioner of the National Football League, took some time away Friday evening from preparations for Super Bowl XLII to host a pre-game party at the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum, located at Falcon Field airport in Mesa, AZ.

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Gone West: WWII Test Pilot John W. Myers

Legendary "Maestro" Flew Northrop Wing, P-61

John W. Myers, businessman and renowned World War II test pilot of extraordinary skill, has died. He was 96. Myers passed away in his sleep Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Mission Aviation Fellowship Suspends Operations In Chad

Rebels Mount Coup Attempt Against President

For the second time in a month, members of a Christian missionary group were forced to flee, and suspend flights into a beleaguered country, due to outbreaks of violence. The Mission Aviation Fellowship's team in Chad evacuated Saturday to nearby Garoua, Cameroon, as rebels bent on a coup attempt advanced on the country’s capital of N’Djamena.

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St. Louis County Fair, Air Show Is No More

Development Left No Land For Parking

Organizers of the St. Louis County Fair & Airshow have announced the permanent cancellation of the popular Labor Day show. Citing recent business development around the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO, Fair President Emeritus Dick Hrabko indicated the Fair board of directors made the difficult call to shut down the show.

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Well, That's One Way To Fix A Panel...

A Little 'Speed Tape' Goes A Long Way

Gail Sydow got a big surprise when her 11-year old son Josh said, "Look, Mommy. There’s a big hole in the wing and the man is trying to fix it."

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The Ultimate 'Power Seat' For A BIC

That's "Boss In Command"

Are you the leader of a major company or organization, and sometimes wish you could escape whining employees, irate customers and the weekly 'bored' meeting? Well, the gang at MotoArt may have just the tool for you -- the B-52 Stratofortress Ejector Seat Office Chair.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.08)


The Red Star Pilots Association is a Federal 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit registered in the state of Virginia. The association mission is to promote and preserve the safe operation, display and enjoyment of all aircraft, jet to prop, aerobatic, sport, warbird and utility, originating in the current and former communist block nations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.08): Mesosphere


The portion of the earth's atmosphere extending from about 28-45 miles (45-55 km) up to about 50-59 miles (80-95 km). The mesosphere begins at the top of the stratosphere.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.03.08)

"This was not an easy decision. It basically came down to the fact that the Fair is losing parking space to the new business development. To attempt to put on a world-class airshow under these conditions would not be fair to the public."

Source: Dick Hrabko, President Emeritus for the St. Louis County Fair & Airshow. Organizers have announced the permanent cancellation of the popular Labor Day show, due to recent business development around the Spirit of St. Louis Airport.

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