The whole-airplane parachute company, Ballistic Recovery
Systems, Inc., has now saved 179 pilot and passenger lives. The
latest dramatic save happened when New Yorker Ilan Reich deployed
the BRS System last Thursday, June 30th, while he was flying his
Cirrus SR22 at 3,000 feet near Haverstraw, NY.
You can be that ANN will be checking out a one-of-a-kind reunion
of tri-motor aircraft during the 53rd annual EAA AirVenture fly-in
convention. At least nine vintage tri-motors will gather at
Airventure July 25th - 31st at Wittman Regional Airport in
At Mid-Western Aircraft Systems in Wichita, workers represented
by Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will
vote Wednesday to accept or reject the company's offers. Results
will be announced on July 11th.
$303 Million In Questionable, Fraudulent, Or Just Plain Stupid
The TSA may regret asking the Defense Contract Audit Agency to
audit just one aspect of its operations -- its expenditures to
assess and hire airport passenger screeners in 2001. The DCAA found
that over 40% of the money, at least, some $303 million of $741
million lavished on a foreign-owned firm, was spent improperly.
The picture tells the tale: a burly Afghan soldier runs into a
manmade wind, a child bundled under each arm. An Afghan civilian
follows as quickly as is consistent with his dignity; an American
soldier stands guard.
New Top Dog Takes Office After Senate Confirmation
In its last act before adjourning for the 4th of July holiday
recess, the United States Senate confirmed US Air Force Chief of
Staff T. Michael Moseley Friday. The Chief of Staff is the top
officer ion the Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of
Provides Real-Time MOA And Restricted Airspace Information
EAA is strongly urging the FAA to reverse its plans to cancel
authorization for Wisconsin's Volk Field Combined Readiness
Training Center (CRTC) use of VHF frequency 120.0, that provides
real-time MOA and Restricted Area information for general aviation
pilots in central Wisconsin. Volk, the Wisconsin Department of
Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics, and GA pilots use the
frequency as the key component of their established Midair
Collision Avoidance program.
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Thursday that Ronald T.
Kadish, Lt. General (United States Air Force, retired), has been
appointed to the company's Board of Directors. General Kadish, the
former Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, becomes the
company's 14th Board member.
Revue Thommen AG announces the selection of InstrumentTech of
Addison, Texas as their primary Service Center for the United
States, covering their entire line of electromechanical and
electronic aircraft instruments and clocks.