Over $300,000 in Service Center Revenue for January 2004
Mooney seems to be doing just fine in the maintenance business.
The company announced Wednesday it earned $300,000 in service
center work during the first month of 2004.
Company officials say providing general maintenance services and
more extensive repair work will clearly be a focus for
increasing Mooney's high margin revenues.
"Quality service is the foundation of customer loyalty, the
benchmark of the customer satisfaction. Mooney is striving to excel
in this arena," the company said in a statement.
Mooney president J. Nelson Happy commented: "I think that
Mooney's results so far this year in our service center business
reflects a trend which should continue for the rest of the
Shell Aviation and Eastern Aviation Fuels Pitch In
Shell Aviation announced Wednesday that Eastern Aviation Fuels,
the national marketer of Shell branded aviation fuels in the United
States, will provide the fuel for the national educational tour of
19-year-old pilot Jamail Larkins.
Larkins will undertake a 20-city tour in a new Cirrus SR20
aircraft provided by Cirrus Aircraft Design especially for this
event. Sponsored jointly by Embry-Riddle and Careers in Aviation
Inc., the tour will bring Larkins to middle schools and high
schools where his goal is to raise awareness among students about
career opportunities in the aviation industries.
Traveling from his home base in Ormond Beach (FL) each week,
Larkins will pilot his Cirrus SR20 to a different city, where
The world is still reeling from the loss of Aerobatic great
Duane Cole. We've heard from many, many people who have felt the
impact of this man on their lives and the words are sweet and
ever-so-sad... in that Duane is not hear to bask in the adoration
that was his due.
This weekend, this gentle, gentle man makes landfall one last time
and the aviation world has a chance to say thanks for the
inspiration and the fellowship he offered throughout his life. If
you, like ANN's Jim Campbell, are trying to rearrange schedules in
order to honor this man, please be advised that services for
Duane will be held this Saturday and Sunday, in Burleson, TX.
The visitation will
occur Saturday, February 7, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mountain
Valley Funeral Ho
Pilots from Suburban Airport (W18) in Laurel (MD) are enjoying
the sweet smell of victory, thanks to some backing from the AOPA's
Airport Support Network.
Airport supporters scored a major victory Monday night, when the
county council refused to change zoning rules that would have
allowed hundreds of condos and townhouses to be built on the
More than 250 people jammed the Anne Arundel County Council
chambers to witness the firey debate between the develpoer seeking
the zoming change, AOPA representatives and the state's own
Suburban is a privately owned airport with no federal grant
obligations. It is under contract to a developer who wanted to
build 641 condominium and townhous
ANN is sad to report that Joe Soloy, aviation pioneer and
founder of the Soloy Corportation, passed away last Sunday. He was
Joe Ivar Soloy was born August 27, 1925 in Bengaugh,
Saskatchewan to Norwegian immigrant parents. Soloy served his
country in WWII as a radar man on a Coast Guard frigate in the
He started Soloy Corporation in 1970 to bring to reality some of
his many ideas for better aircraft. He has remained as Chairman of
the Board at Soloy Corporation until his death on Sunday, February
Joe's recognition as a Pathfinder at the Boeing Museum of Flight
is but one of many honors bestowed upon him as a result of his
accomplishments in the aircraft industry. As recent
Aviation has lost yet another pioneer this week. We are very sad
to announce the death of Whirly-Girls founder and Chairman of the
Board, Jean Ross Howard Phelan on Thursday, January 29, 2004.
Whirly-Girls was organized in 1955 by Jean Ross Howard (WG #13),
with 12 other women helicopter pilots in France, Germany and the
United States. The organization -- an official affiliate member of
the Helicopter Association International -- is dedicated to
advancing professionalism in helicopters, while providing women
helicopter pilots a forum for the exchange of information and
Your stories of Jean, along with photos, are requested so the
Whirly Girls organization can compile them into a memory
book. Please mail your