The Company's Turn-Around Strategy Continues...
The recent GAMA stats produced reasons to think positively about
the future of aviation... along with a few low points, most notably
the slight downturn in piston aircraft sales. So, at a time when
General Aviation's overall piston-aircraft deliveries are down by
16 percent for the first half of this year, Piper Aircraft
underscored its string of successes with ANN by disclosing that its
piston aircraft deliveries are up 18 percent.
Aim: 'Managing the Competing Demands within the National
The FAA has announced an event focused on providers, suppliers,
regulators and users of the NAS. Scheduled for September 29 –
October 2, 2008, at the Mirage (3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas,
NV 89109), the FAA states that the "2008 Competition for the Sky
Conference, 'Managing the Competing Demands within the National
Airspace System (NAS)' is an integrated educational, networking and
social event focusing on competing operational demands in the
Enceladus flyby blog Fractures, or "tiger stripes," where icy
jets erupt on Saturn's moon Enceladus will be the target of a close
flyby by the Cassini spacecraft on Monday, Aug. 11. Cassini will
zoom past the tiny moon a mere 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the
Bill Wheat and Stanley Feller May Be Longest-Serving Employees
in the Industry
When Stanley Feller decided to pursue a job with the local
airplane manufacturing company at Louis Schreiner Field in 1958,
"he was still just a kid." At least, that's the way Bill Wheat
remembers it. A self-proclaimed "old hand" at 23 back then, Wheat
was the company's full time test pilot. He had actually been
involved with company founder Al Mooney and his brother, Art, since
they had moved their company to Kerrville in 1954. Both Wheat and
Feller admit that they experienced some uncertainty in those early
days and hoped their new jobs would last.
Sitting Governor Receives Helicopter Pilots License
The staff of the HAI, via the Atlanta Helicopter Pilots
Association, tells ANN that we have a new helo pilot in the
ranks... and one that is gaining some attention.HAI reports that
Governor George Ervin Perdue III (Sonny) of Georgia has added
Private Rotorcraft Helicopter privileges in a Robinson R44 to his
pilot’s license July 22nd.
Air Force officials have completed their investigation of the
April 23 T-38C Talon (file photos, below) accident at Columbus Air
Force Base, Miss., which resulted in the deaths of two pilots and
destroyed the airplane.
A380 Low Pass Fly-By Over Hunaudieres Horse-Racing Track, Le
On 8th August at around 17:00 an Airbus A380
performed a low pass fly-by over Hunaudières horse-racing
track at Le Mans. This was to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary
of the first European flights by Wilbur Wright on 8th August 1908
at Le Mans.
Approximately 20 French air force aircrews, 60 maintainers and
support personnel and four Rafale aircraft visited Luke Air Force
Base to participate in an exercise July 28 to Aug. 8. The major
coalition exercise here provided a unique opportunity for the
French Rafale pilots and Luke's F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots to
familiarize themselves with combined operations.
The AAMS was founded in 1923, and is the second oldest
aerophilatelic society in the world with over 1,500 members
worldwide. The AAMS publishes the monthly magazine The Airpost
Journal & the Jack Knight Air Log, as well as the American Air
Mail Catalogue, and many other aerophilatelic books. See the list
of Airpost Journal & Air Log Staff & Department
A transmission from one station to other stations in
circumstances where two-way communication cannot be established,
but where it is believed that the called stations may be able to
receive the transmission.
"In the last three years, Piper has moved forward on
virtually every front - from new product introductions to strong
sales, from strategic alliances to breaking into an entirely new
segment with our all-new PiperJet... We are a modern-day, American
success story: a company that relies on American workers to provide
the next generation aircraft for the world."
Source: An ebullient Piper President & CEO
James K. Bass, discussing recent record sales activity for
the veteran company.