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October 10, 2004

Yankee Air Force Museum On Fire

A few minutes before press time one of our news spies sent us a tip about a fire at the Yankee Air Force Museum at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti (MI).

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NASA To Hold Memorial Service For Gordon Cooper

NASA will honor the life and pioneering achievements of original Mercury astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) during a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston (TX).

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Van's Homecoming 2004 Features Rotary Power

The yearly homecoming of Van's aircraft was held September 4th and 5th.

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Edwards AFB System Monitors SpaceShipOne

As SpaceShipOne rocketed over the Mojave Desert on October 4 to claim the famed Ansari XPrize, a team of engineers at Edwards Air Force Base collected data about the spacecraft’s trajectory thanks to the spaceport arrival and departure safety system.

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Free Jet Fuel -- Bring Your Own Sponge

What happens when a tanker truck and a car collide at 0530 on a fog-filled road whose name translates from Spanish into "The Road of the Fleas"?

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Spirit's First Airbus Takes Off

Spirit Airlines celebrates the inaugural flight of its first Airbus 321.

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Pathfinder-Plus Solar Powered Wing To Fly Again

NASA and AeroVironment, Inc., are joining forces again to conduct a new series of research flights by the solar-electric Pathfinder-Plus flying wing this fall at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (10.9.04)

"We can take a product like this to a place on the other side of the lakebed ... range and set it up, so the aspect angles are the way we want them to be when they drop the bombs. Then (the aircraft) will fly by and drop a whole load of bombs, and this radar can actually see all the individual bombs, see them spin, see the fins come out [and] the whole works. That’s really where something like this excels." Source: Robert Selbrede, lead engineer contractor for the Departure and Arrival safety system radar facility at Edwards Air Force Base, commenting on the capabilities of the system that has been designed and installed at the base, and which was used to track the trajectory of SpaceShipO

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Texas TFR: 10/11/04

NOTAM:  4/0816  Issued:  10/08/2004 20:00  Effective:  10/11/2004 12:20 - 10/11/2004 14:25  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  WACO, TEXAS, OCTOBER 11 2004 LOCAL.

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Colorado TFR: 10/12/04

NOTAM:  4/0834  Issued:  10/08/2004 22:40  Effective:  10/12/2004 14:30 - 10/12/2004 17:30  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, OCTOBER 12 2004 LOCAL.

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Texas TFR: 10/9/04-10/11/04

NOTAM:  4/0813  Issued:  10/08/2004 19:50  Effective:  10/09/2004 23:55 - 10/11/2004 14:00  State:  TX  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CRAWFORD, TEXAS, OCTOBER 9-11 2004.

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Colorado TFR:10/11/04-10/12/04

NOTAM:  4/0835  Issued:  10/08/2004 23:00  Effective:  10/11/2004 17:45 - 10/12/2004 15:05  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  VIP  Description:  DENVER, COLORADO, OCTOBER 11 2004 LOCAL.

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New Mexico TFR: 10/11/04

NOTAM:  4/0818  Issued:  10/08/2004 20:10  Effective:  10/11/2004 14:15 - 10/11/2004 17:10  State:  NM  Facility:  ZFW - FORT WORTH (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  HOBBS, NEW MEXICO, OCTOBER 11 2004 LOCAL

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