There's a color-coded alert system at the White House, much like
the terror alert system instituted three years ago by the
Department of Homeland Security. The relatively new system at the
White House is geared specifically toward terror threats in the
Relatives Said They Planned To Fly Between Two Restricted
Student pilot Troy Martin and his instructor, Jim Schaeffer,
were headed from Lancaster, PA, to an air show in Lumberton, NC,
Wednesday when, for a brief few moments, they came within a hair's
breadth of losing their lives.
Alert Ended Fifteen Minutes Later
REAL TIME NEWS -- 1500 EDT: Two pilots -- a student and
his instructor -- were being questioned by federal authorities
Wednesday after their Cessna 150 made a deep incursion into the
Washington ADIZ, coming within three miles of the White House
before being turned away by military and DHS aircraft.
A Chicago federal judge Tuesday approved United Airlines'
request to dump its massive employee pension plan, leaving almost
$10 billion in unfunded liabilities on the table for the government
Billy T. Thornton Accused Of Pencil-Whipping Shuttle
While government witnesses said a NASA inspector falsified
inspection results in his work on the space shuttle Discovery,
defense lawyers pointed to what they called massive confusion about
how those inspections were supposed to be carried out. The trial
continues Wednesday in Orlando.
A Lockheed P-38 Lightning named "Glacier Girl," the subject of
one of the world's most intriguing aircraft recovery stories, will
return to Oshkosh this summer to mark the 60th anniversary of
the end of World War II.
The Army Aviation Association of America has announced the
appointment of retired Army Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Konitzer as its
new president. Konitzer replaces outgoing AAAA president Maj. Gen.
Andy Andreson, (Ret.) who has served since 2003.
EADS North America has a high-profile presence at this year's
Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) annual convention,
highlighting the company's broad range of solutions that intended
to meet the requirements of U.S. military and homeland
Sergeant First Class William G. Howard is a
true professional whose performance was absolutely critical to the
1st Battalion's success in combat and execution of over 1,480 air
missions and flying more than 11,000 hours in support of ground
forces across the entire breadth of Iraq.
The TSA revolving door has spun again. As ANN reported, the Bush
administration late Friday announced the nomination of nominated
San Francisco Bay-area business executive Edmund "Kip" Hawley as
the fourth head of the Transportation Security Administration in
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that
business aviation industry leaders from TAG Aviation and
Cannes/Mandelieu Airport will be recognized with the EBACE European
Business Aviation Award for their work on behalf of business
EADS North America's competition to select a US industrial site
to support the KC-330 advanced tanker program has been narrowed to
locations in four states, which have been asked to provide
additional information in a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued
"As we have with his predecessors, AOPA will reach out to this
new chief of an agency that has an inordinate amount of influence
on general aviation activities and educate him on the realities of
GA. This quick announcement means there will be no leadership gap
at TSA. We hope he'll be in the job long enough to understand all
of the issues and have a positive influence."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer on the Bush
administration's selection of consultant Edmund "Kip" Hawley to
lead the TSA.