Three attempts... three failures. No matter the reasons -- or
how unfair that simplistic characterization might be in the
field of rocketry -- that's the tally after the third
unsuccessful launch of a Falcon 1 rocket by Hawthorne, CA-based
Oshkosh 2008 is about to take its place in history... and what was once feared as a potential disappointment over possible economic disincentives (i.e., fuel prices), has turned out to be a roaring success.
Oshkosh 2008 is about to take its place in history... and what
was once feared as a potential disappointment over possible
economic disincentives (i.e., fuel prices), has turned out to be a
At a press conference held this week at Oshkosh, Garmin came out
to discuss the progression and benefits of ADS-B. After some quick
announcements from Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of
marketing, he provided the overall theme of the conference, which
was to boast how ADS-B provides added safety and efficiency.
While there are varying opinions about the threat of terrorism
at General Aviation (GA) Airports, it should be worth the time of
most aircraft owners, pilots, airports, and first responders to at
least consider ways in which we can expand our knowledge of how to
improve the security of people and aviation property.
Since February 14, 2008, the airspace over Oshkosh has been
controlled by Milwaukee Approach control, instead of Chicago
Center. Apparently, Chicago Center wanted to open a new sector for
the southbound routes into O'Hare International Airport and needed
to divest themselves of this low-level area.
Job Offers Number Of Advantages... Including Security
Perhaps you've noticed those young ladies in the desert khaki
flight suits, with badges and Brendan Fraser-type criss-cross
shoulder holsters near the Federal Pavilion at Airventure. They are
US Customs and Border Protection pilots, they are part of an elite
group of Air Interdiction Agents, and... the agency is hiring.
Sponsoring Education To Improve Flight Safety Thru EVS
Forward Vision came to AirVenture with numerous announcements
about new markets, new OEM partners, dealers and new products
intended to make the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) technology more
accessible to the General Aviation community. Forward Vision's
system is driven by a Department of Defense based infrared
technology (BST sensor) that operates day or night and according to
the company's literature, the 1.2 pound cabin-mounted unit is
immune to damage from heat or sunlight. The technology allows the
pilot to see through darkness, smoke, haze and fog and is
frequently found on high end business jets.
"It wasn't fun and games... they earned their
Source: Commander Larry "BugMan" Vasquez,
describing the trip made by two SH-60B SeaHawk anti-submarine
warfare/anti-surface warfare helicopters to AirVenture 2008 as part
of a long distance cross-country navigation training exercise.
Their flight took 19.2 hours over three days with six landings
enroute at Phoenix, Albuquerque, Lubbock, Oklahoma City, Columbia,
MO and Davenport, IA.