Boy's Family Organizes Holiday Care Package Drive For Troops
For Col. Darryl W. Burke -- former 9th Reconnaissance Wing Vice
Commander at Beale AFB, who is now serving in Southwest Asia -- one
boy's wish from over a year ago continues to ripple through his
life, as well as the lives of the troops under his command.
Aero-News has learned that "Polished Perfection," a stunning
painting of a mirror-like Luscombe by well-known artist Sam Lyons,
was selected for exhibition in the 13th Annual Horizons of Flight
Aviation Art Exhibition and Competition. The juried aviation art
show will be held at CAE SimuFlite's Dallas/Fort Worth facility
from January 30 through April 28, 2006, as will be open to the
Aero-News Speaks With Daniel Webster University's Dr. Robert
As the American airline industry returns ever-so-slowly to
health, an increasing number of students are expected to seek their
collegiate educations at aviation-minded institutions such as New
Hampshire's Daniel Webster University. With ever-increasing
competition from such entities as Embry-Riddle and Pan Am Flight
Training, what does DWU President Dr. Myers (below, right) feel
makes his college unique?
Over objections from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
(AOPA), the FAA has opted to raise the ceiling on the Class Bravo
airspace over Minneapolis-St. Paul from its current height of 8,000
feet MSL, to 10,000 ft. MSL early next year.
Blue Sky Network, which specializes in providing two-way linking
and managing aviation assets via satellite, announced Monday a new
satellite-based, panel-mounted control head for aircraft. The
ACH1000 has also been STC'd by the FAA.
Frankly, we're getting sick of reporting news like this. A pilot
attempting to fly a small plane out of Mather Airport Sunday was
arrested for being under the influence of alcohol, after an alert
airport worker noticed he appeared to be intoxicated.
As British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce enjoys one of its
best periods to date, word comes the mainline supplier for engines
on Airbus aircraft is considering building a second American
plant... in Washington state, no less, figuratively next door to
Officials at the Akron/Canton Airport outside of Akron, OH told
the Associated Press they plan to clear over 30 acres of woodland
surrounding the airfield, all in hopes of reducing the risks of
aircraft coming in contact with deer.
Applicability: Model DA 40 aircraft, serial
numbers 40.006 and subsequent; Model DA 40 D aircraft, serial
numbers 40.080, 40.084, and D4.001 and subsequent; Model DA 40 F
aircraft, serial numbers 40.F001 and subsequent, and 40.FC001 and
Commercial Pilot Sued Government After Being Put On "No-Fly"
Lawyers for commercial pilot Robert Gray, who lost his flying
privileges last year after being placed on the federal "No-Fly"
list, are hoping to convince federal prosecutors out of court the
Irish-born Gray is NOT a security risk.
Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham has pled guilty in
Federal Court in San Diego to two counts of conspiracy and tax
evasion. Immediately afterward he resigned from Congress, saying at
an emotional press conference that he "...misled my friends, family
and myself. The truth is, I broke the law and disgraced my office
If "conservative" computer models generated by the International
Civil Aviation Organization prove accurate, airplanes following the
A380 will have to fly up to three times the normal distance behind
the massive airliner in order to avoid its wake turbulence. Such
requirements could put some airports' plans to handle the
superjumbo in a tailspin.
NASA's reach for the stars suffered another blow last week, as a
projected $6 billion deficit in the agency's troubled shuttle
program over the next four years is threatening to seriously delay
-- and possibly cripple -- President Bush's space exploration
initiative. The only alternative might be to cut the number of
planned shuttle flights virtually in half -- even after NASA has
already scaled back its plans on that front, to the detriment of
the ISS and shuttle-based research flights.
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
The US Base at Karshi-Khanabad is no more. The base where I
spent way too much time at a Special Forces FOB in 2002-03 is now
back in Uzbek hands after a ceremony on Monday, November 21, 2005,
in which the last US commander handed over a set of symbolic keys,
and the US flag was struck down and folded.
The owner of a homebuilt Lancair 360 was killed Sunday when the
high-performance aircraft went down shortly after takeoff from
Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY), on what was believed to be one of
the homebuilt airplane's first flights.
A 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court panel is considering a case
over a 2002 city ban on aerial banner advertising, after an
anti-abortion group questioned the legitimacy of such a ban under
the group's First Amendment rights. At issue is the right of the
state to grant counties the authority to govern what is displayed
within their airspace.
"This will not happen again. Our passengers can rest assured
that they can sleep soundly on our flights and be woken up at their
Source: Richard Kongsteien, spokesman for
Norway's Winderoe Airline, responding to the case of one Tor Martin
Johansen, a passenger who boarded a commuter flight in Trondheim
heading for his hometown of Namsos. Shortly after he boarded the
flight, Johansen fell into a sound sleep; in fact, he slept through
the next several stops of the airplane, before waking up as it was
taxiing up to the gate in... Trondheim.