Hellcat Believed To Be From Chino's Planes Of Fame Museum
The pilot of a WWII-era Grumman F6F "Hellcat" fighter plane died
Saturday when attempting an emergency landing on an interstate
median outside Nashville, TN. According to witnesses, the
aircraft clipped power lines and caught fire as it reached the
Mike Mangold secured the inaugural Air Race World Championship
title Saturday when he finished with an overall time of 2:27.60,
just 2.71 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Kirby Chambliss,
before a hometown crowd of several thousand lining the San
Francisco waterfront for Fleet Week.
Move Contradicts Earlier Remarks Of No Government Launch
Less than 48 hours after asserting there were no plans (at the
time) to accept subsidies for its new A350 airliner, Airbus
representatives announced Friday the European consortium had
received "legally binding" government funding for the launch of its
new Boeing 787 competitor.
Upscale Facility Will Include Advanced Security System
Work continues on Premier Jet Center's elaborate $33 million
dollar, 15-acre project in North San Diego County. The facility,
scheduled to open in early 2006, will include an elegant
customer service area and pilot facilities, room for 14 offices,
and 132,000 square feet of available hangar space -- and it will
all be protected by Navigance Technologies Group's Secure Aviation
Facilities Environment, or SAFE, wireless security system.
Student Pilot Trains In US, Attends Shuttle Launches
Frank Coster of Maasdam, Netherlands is the proud owner
of the latest airplane given away by Sporty's Pilot Shop.
Coster travelled from his Netherlands home along with
friend Angela Kerkvliet to the company's Batavia, OH headquarters
recently to accept the keys to the 2005 Sporty's Sweepstakes Cessna
172SP, the 20th aircraft to be given away by the company.
A European Space Agency (ESA) designed to collect data on polar
ice caps broke up in flight Saturday after the booster system on
the converted Russian ballistic missile launch vehicle failed to
Will Be Awarded To WA High School Seniors With Aviation
In honor of the annual Pathfinder Award given by the Museum of
Flight in Seattle, Embry-Riddle has announced the creation of a new
Future Pathfinders Scholarship for ERAU students from the state of
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
Alamogordo, NM, October 7 -- PlanetSpace Corporation plans to
launch paying customers into space in the Canadian Arrow suborbital
spacecraft starting in 2007; the first manned launches will take
place with professional astronauts aboard. When they begin to
retire their reusable vehicles after several flights each, in 2008,
they will restore one to resemble a V-2 and donate it to the White
Sands Missile Range Museum.
R2D2 may be a lot closer to reality than ever imagined,
according to JSC Robotics Division Director Rob Ambrose. Speaking
at a keynote session at the second annual RoboNexus conference in
San Diego, Ambrose said NASA is developing sophisticated robotic
machines that could perform almost any kind of task a person could
do -- with far less risk.
The Federal Aviation Administration has released details of its
plans to mandate Mode-S transponders on all new aircraft certified
under Parts 121 or 135, and to phase in the new technology on older
aircraft when the Mode-C (or even older Mode-A) transponders on
those airplanes wear out.
"According to preliminary information, it was not a failure of
the Space Forces, but the malfunction of the apparatus, which
failed in bringing the satellite to orbit."
Source: Russian Federal Space Agency spokesman
Vyacheslav Davidenko, explaining the cause of the failure of
Saturday's launch of a European Space Agency satellite aboard
a converted Russian ballistic missile. The booster stage of
the rocket failed to send the CryoSat satellite into its orbit,
causing it to fall into the ocean.