Wichita Has A Well-Funded Retraining Program -- But Few
Right after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on
9/11, the one US city with more aerospace workers per square mile
than just about any other saw the future. Wichita, KS, and
surrounding Sedgewick County rushed into place a worker-retraining
program for aerospace workers who were to be laid off in the wake
of those attacks. Both the city and the county dumped $200,000 into
the program. To date only ten students have obtained their
objective in becoming licensed Airframe and Powerplant
The wing-mate of the Citation Mustang is the latest in a long
list of program milestones to be accomplished. On February 3, 2005,
at 0830 (CST), Cessna team members mated the wing to the
fuselage of the Citation Mustang prototype. The entire process took
less than 20 minutes.
by Gary Wiblin, Editor, International Aviation & Safety
I recently spent some time having lunch with an airline pilot
friend of mine and the topic of flying hours logged came up. It was
during our conversation that I began to question the system of
logging flight hours we are subject to.
A woman in Lebanon, TN, is in critical condition after she
apparently walked into a spinning propeller Friday night. The
woman, whose name wasn't released by authorities, was severely
injured on her right arm, side and pelvis.
In an effort to better serve the public, the National
Transportation Safety Board's website now provides Spanish language
information about the Safety Board, as well as information about
the Board's products and services. "Making this information
available in Spanish directly delivers the Safety Board's message
to more people so that more lives will be saved," said NTSB
Chairman Ellen Engleman Conners.
AOPA members continue their work to fund relief efforts in
tsunami-ravaged Southeast Asia. AOPA and AOPA members have donated
more than $115,000 to Air Serv International, a non-governmental
humanitarian organization (NGO) that uses GA aircraft to provide
logistical support to other NGOs and relief agencies.