Return Of The Shuttle Could Mean Return Of Three-Member
Since the Columbia shuttle tragedy more than two years ago, the
US and Russia have pared the crew of the International Space
Station down from its normal three to a housekeeping staff of only
two. But with the shuttles' vaunted Return to Flight scheduled for
next month, the ISS will again be staffed by three crew members,
according to Russian space officials.
By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
"I think the marketplace is primed and ready for sport pilot,"
said Ben Morris, Head of Interplane Sales in the United States.
"Interplane has looked toward sport pilot with lots of anticipation
and this year's Sun 'n Fun is a perfect place to display our
newly-certificated plane. We are ready for sell light sport
aircraft right now."
GlaStar builder Herman Leong will be leaving Sun 'n Fun with a
smile on his face. He won a custom graphics package for his
airplane from AeroGraphics Design. The package is worth up to
$1,800 in value, and can be either in applique or a paint mask
Korean Air orders ten Boeing 787s with an option on ten more. In
just days, Northwest Airlines is expected to order more than a
billion dollars' worth of the next generation aircraft. Boeing
appears to be regaining ground lost to Airbus in one of the world's
most remarkable financial flip-flops ever -- and it looks like it's
all in the timing.
As fire season approaches, firefighters in the Western US are
increasingly worried about their lack of aerial tankers. Now, one
massive firefighting tanker has been put on hold. The Supertanker
isn't certified yet.
"We're going to find the truth about
how aging affects pilot safety, And when we do, we'll report it -
regardless of the outcome. This affects all of us. And we're all
Source: Phil Boyer discussing the an AOPA study
about aging and older pilots.
ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne
The Allegro 2000 is a conventional three-axis airplane with a
T-tail powered by either a Rotax 912 or 912S. It is a two-place,
tricycle gear airplane with a Kevlar-composite fuselageand an
all-metal high wing with fuel tanks.
by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose"
You see a lot of strange things at your larger-than-average
fly-ins, but a guy walking along with a Spandau 08/15 machine gun
slung over his shoulder was an eye-opener.
ANN Contributor John Ballantyne
Truth be known, aviators are toy collectors. Flying toys are on
the top of the list, so vendors at major airshows such as Sun 'n
Fun bring on the toys with a silent contest for the most unusual
and most colorful.