ASA Regional Jet Crosses In Front Of 757 On The Roll
This one could have been bad, folks. An Atlantic Southeast
Airlines regional jet ignored a hold-short order at
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday morning,
and crossed the runway in front of a Delta Air Lines 757 on its
Boyer Cautions Not To Pop Champagne Corks Just Yet
From his lips, to a higher power's ears. Florida Senator Bill
Nelson had a succinct message for the over 400 pilots attending a
recent AOPA Pilot Town Meeting. In his opinion, "user fees are
dead," Nelson told the audience in Fort Lauderdale, according to
the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
They Made The Hay... Now, The Sun Has To Keep Shining
With combined orders of nearly 7,000 aircraft over the past
three years, it's no secret times have been very good to Airbus and
Boeing. Now, the question is whether those record sales will hold
up long enough to translate into deliveries.
Hey, If You Aren't 'Cheating,' You're Not Trying...
In the civilian world, sneaking a peak at an exam before taking
it will earn someone a failing score... but things are a lot
different in Iraq, where seaking a peak at the front lines before
leaving the base for a mission can save lives in a combat zone.
On Monday, a pioneering NASA spacecraft will be the first to
visit Mercury in almost 33 years when it soars over the planet to
explore and snap close-up images of never-before-seen terrain.
These findings could open new theories and answer old questions in
the study of the solar system.
B-17 Will Travel Throughout West On National 'Salute To
Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's
restored B-17 bomber, will return to the sky on March 28 in Las
Vegas, NV, the first stop of nearly 60 planned for the 2008 "Salute
to Veterans" national tour. The first portion of EAA's tour
schedule includes more than 15 stops in six states between March 28
and June 4.
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the promotion of interest in Aviation Warfare Systems Operators
(AWs; formerly known as Antisubmarine Warfare Operators,) the
advancement of the aviation warfare systems operations, the
dissemination of technical, educational and scientific information
relating to aviation warfare systems operations, and furtherance of
the public welfare.
"While it's encouraging to hear Sen. Nelson's
assessment, in politics it isn't over until the final vote. The
airlines haven't given up on user fees and more taxes on general
aviation, and you can bet their lobbyists will be buttonholing
senators as soon as they're back in Washington. AOPA will be
working even harder on Capitol Hill, and when the timing is right,
we'll be asking all of our members to weigh in with their
Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association, responding to comments from Florida
Senator Bill Nelson during a recent Pilot Town Meeting in Fort
Lauderdale. Nelson told the crowd he believes "user fees are dead"
in the Senate bill for FAA reauthorization, S.1300.