Rumored Shuttle/747 Fly-By At Lakeland Fly-In Cancelled As
With increasing pressure on Florida's department of revenue over
providing tax revenues for the state, the FDOR has turned to a most
unlikely target for future revenue shortfalls -- NASA's Space
Shuttles. "ANN, AOPA, FATA, EAA, NATA... and thousands of people
were all breathing down our necks over the FL Use Tax on GA
airplanes... so we've had to put the kibosh on that program until
the heat dies down, but this Shuttle thing... that shows real
promise," claims FDOR's Rene Watters.
ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: Engineers at
NASA tell ANN they can't wait to get their hands on blueprints for
XCOR Aerospace's recently-unveiled Lynx sub-orbital spaceship...
now that the space agency has purchased the emerging commercial
space travel provider.