As previously detailed in
ANN, Parker-Hannifin has been fighting a bizarre legal
battle in which they have been held responsible (in part) for the
deaths of 3 people who's plane crashed... even though no product of
Parker-Hannifin's has actually been found to have failed.
GA is now benefitting from the next round of high-tech panels as
new aircraft equipped with Garmin's G1000 are added to the US
Tuesday, Cessna celebrated the first deliveries of four Skylanes
equipped with the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system. During
the ceremony in Independence, Kansas, Cessna's single engine team
members cheered as Cessna's President and CEO Jack Pelton proudly
presented the new Skylane owners their keys.
Cessna Aircraft Company has begun providing customers with its
exclusive Garmin G1000 factory-authorized orientation
program. The program meets the FAA/Industry Training
Standards (FITS), and is designed to assist customers in their
transition from traditional aircraft panel gauges to the new
all-glass, jet-like cockpit.
One More Sad Reason Proving That 'Freedom' Is Never 'Free'
An F/A-18A Hornet pilot involved in a mishap June 26 aboard USS
Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has been listed as deceased.
Marine Capt. Franklin R. Hooks II, 32, of Dade City, Fla., was
assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 115, Marine
Aircraft Group 31, which was conducting flight operations off
Truman in the eastern Atlantic Ocean approximately 60 miles south
of the Azores. Search and recovery efforts for Hooks were
Scaled Has Released the Mission Summary For Mike Melvill's Trip
They thrilled the world... and set a standard for perseverance
and courage that few can ever hope to match -- but the aviation and
aerospace world is still amazed at last week's flight into space...
a flight that cost less than most NASA Paper studies. Here's
Scaled's Mission Summary for Mike's Big Adventure.
The world continues to be a hazardous place in which to fly...
as evidenced by the tragic loss of a United Nations Mi-8 helicopter
(file photo, below) over Sierra Leone. All 24 people...
peacekeepers, civilians, aid workers and crew were
reported lost. The aircraft was crewed by Russian pilots and no
immediate cause was announced by UN officials.
NATA has published its annual survey of general aviation service
employee compensation. The survey includes salaries and benefits
for pilots, line-service personnel and maintenance
Employees' compensation is broken down by geographic region of the
country, by the company's gross sales, by size of the town or city
in which the company is located and by the number of employees in
Despite current trends for aircraft manufacturers to establish
assembly factories overseas, Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing has
proceeded with establishing its own assembly operation not just
within North America, but inside their own factory!
This shift in business philosophy was prompted by an unprecedented
demand for the Fast Built Moose Kit and the ever increasing cost of
doing business overseas due to political instability.
A group of UH-60 Blackhawk pilots from the Army’s 4th
Battalion, 123rd Aviation Regiment flew aboard four Navy ships in
the Gulf of Alaska June 4-5 to practice their shipboard landing
skills. After coming aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake
Champlain (CG 57), battalion commander Army Lt. Col. Randy Rotte
said landing on ships is “high adventure” for the Army
Here's an interesting bit of aircraft inventory... Courtesy
Aircraft has ONE (and only one) PC-9 turboprop fopr sale. This is
the first time that a civilian pilot might have the opportunity to
own and operate the aircraft that evolved into the trainer selected
from the "JPATS" competition to be the new trainer currently
utilized today in the US Air Force and US Navy. Over 250 PC-9
aircraft are currently in service in Air Forces in 15 countries
Note: While normally not a newsworthy event,
VX-9... formerly VX-4, was pivotal to the success of many of
today's naval aircraft including the F-18 and the F-14 with the
Pheonix launch system. Furthermore, many of the most famously
painted aircraft belonged to VX-4....
Issued: 06/29/2004 16:54
Effective: 07/01/2004 17:45 - 07/04/2004 22:00
Facility: ZKC - KANSAS CITY (ARTCC),MO.
Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS
Description: CHARLES B. WHEELER AIRPORT AND BERKLEY PARK, KANSAS
The Twin Beech Society, a special interest group of the
Staggerwing Museum Foundation, Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee,
announces the availability of a new large format book on the
historic Beechcraft Model 18 airplane, Beech 18: A Civil &
Military History by Robert K. Parmerter, an expert on civil and
military Beech 18 history.