On Friday, August 26, the Boston Globe published a story
by Karen Schafer entitled "Analysts warn of small-plane terrorism
threat," but the Center for Strategic and International Studies
moves quickly to distance itself from statements made in it.
Air Force Two, the US Air Force aircraft carrying Vice President
Dick Cheney, was involved in a near miss with a civilian aircraft
over the skies of Connecticut a few weeks ago, according to federal
EAA is urging unregistered ultralight pilots wanting to
transition to the sport pilot certificate, or considering such a
transition, to register as an ultralight pilot with an
FAA-recognized ultralight training program by September 1, if they
wish to receive credit for their flying experience.
Longtime powered parachute manufacturer Buckeye Aviation will
debut what it believes to be the first aerial ATV at the Iowa Farm
and Field Fest in Ames/Boone, Iowa, this weekend, August 26-28. The
combination powered parachute and all-terrain vehicle has two
engines-a three-cylinder, 100-hp Hirth to drive the propeller, and
a 150-cc motorcycle-type engine to power the drive train. Using a
550 square-foot ram parachute as its wing, the two-place,
side-by-side machine will fly at 34 mph and travel across the
ground at 40 mph.
Looks like the consequences of 9/11 are still taking their toll
on aviation. This time it is the Cleveland National Air Show that
is being affected, and the culprit is homeland security airspace
restrictions over baseball stadiums.
statements made before a study’s completion -- including by
CSIS staff or associates and, particularly, those that, in this
case, do not place into context the full range of threats against
the transportation system of the United States – cannot be
fully representative of the final conclusions of a CSIS study
Source: Press Release from the
Center for Strategic and International Studies, in which they
distanced themselves and attempted to place into context statements
made by CSIS employees Phil Anderson and David Heyman to the Boston
Globe, as part of an article attacking general aviation as a safety
hazard to the country's security.