The weather has been beyond gorgeous at this year's Sun-N-Fun
Fly-In -- clear, cool and relatively dry (for Springtime in central
Florida). So where is everybody? The airshow performers at Lakeland
have done well. There've been no serious accidents reported. Yet
some vendors report only getting a third of their normal crowds
The FAA has given Wichita, KS, 30 days to describe how it will
remedy what the federal agency calls "unjust economic
discrimination" in its subsidies to AirTran. FAA officials
say millions of dollars in federal grant money to Mid-Continent
Airport are on the line.
REAL TIME UPDATE: 1215 EDT -- After arriving
Saturday night to dock with the International Space Station, the
members of both ISS Expeditions 10 and 11 are going through the
process of handing over the keys and preparing for the arrival of
the space shuttle Discovery.
This tight formation is a real display of first-class airmanship
-- not only are there four dissimilar types here, they are from
four different eras, and fought in several different wars for the
USA. It takes skill and planning to maneuver in a tight diamond
with machines that have such widely varying performance. In fact,
the formation was so cool, we decided one picture just wasn't
enough to do it justice.
In the first installment of this interview, Cessna President
Jack Pelton opened up to us about his flying roots, his love for
general and grassroots aviation, and his current recreational
There was an Eclipse out in the sun today. The Eclipse being the
jet of the same name -- the first one in the test program to
venture out of Albuquerque -- and the sun was, of course, in
Florida, where Eclipse introduced the jet, still in flight test, to
In an exclusive interview with ANN, Zenith's Customer Service
Representative, Roger Dubbert, he reported that the CH 701 is
preferable over the competition because it is an all-metal airplane
capable of take-off and landings in less than 100 feet, and which
can be built in less than 500 hours.
Dr. Mark Morrision is happy with his new leather Oregon Aero
High-G Safety Seats. It's been a few years since Richard
VanGrunsven announced that his new RV-10 Project would use Oregon
Aero seats for the front two occupants.