The crew is on station at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in
preparation for a scheduled Wednesday return to flight. The Space
Shuttle Discovery Crew arrived 1830 EDT Saturday on a Gulfstream
Jet from Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Although AOPA won't announce the winner of their new Commander
until next year, one thing is certain. They won't give it to us.
Well, if your heart is set on a Commander, there's good news in
store for you. You may not win the AOPA Commander either, but you
may soon be able to buy a new one.
Angel Flight Southeast (AFSE) announced Friday that they are
looking for pilots to fly post-disaster emergency air missions.
With Hurricane Dennis bearing down on the Gulf coast, there may be
No, it's not some rare disease, or a the sounds you hear at a
cheerleading contest. RAAS is a Runway Awareness and Advisory
System designed by Honeywell and soon to be installed in the
Malaysia Airlines Fleet. This will be the first airline in Asia to
install this safety system.
Boeing confirmed this week that Guggenheim Aviation Partners
(GPR) has placed an order for six 747-400ER Freighters valued at
approximately $1.37 billion at list prices. Deliveries are
scheduled to begin in late 2006 and continue through the first half
The NTSB released the factual report this week about the crash
of a Goodyear blimp in Coral Springs. The report quotes the pilot
saying that the blimp was "unable to climb, make headway, or
maintain directional control" with the engines at full power once
caught in the storm.
Flight Safety Technologies, Inc., announced Thursday that Mr. C.
Robert Knight has joined the company as a full time employee and
has been named Vice President for Business Administration, and
"unable to climb, make headway, or maintain directional
Source: Daniel Thomas, 43, the pilot of the
Goodyear Blimp, "Stars and Stripes", that went down on June 16th
when it was caught in a sudden storm. Thomas attempted to avoid the
storm instead of landing because of lightning in the area.