It seemed like the perfectly normal thing to do. The pilot of a
1948 Auster J1-N landed in a cow field near Hereford, England, over
the weekend for a meal at a local pub. But it was the plane that
ended up on the menu.
Runways at the nation’s airports are getting safer for the
second year in a row. Runway incursions dropped 20 percent over a
four-year period, according to an FAA report released today. US
airports recorded 324 incursions last year, of which just 32 were
characterized as high risk. Those serious incidents have dropped 50
percent since 2000. For the second consecutive year, none of the
most serious incursions involved two large commercial jets.
Wisconsin pilot Mark Strub didn't know the name of his passenger
when he took off from Alexander Field in his 1941 Stearman PT-13.
The Michigan woman wanted to go for a ride at the Children's
Miracle Network Balloon Rally. Strub was giving 10-minute rides in
the open-cockpit aircraft.
Mark Strub is a caring man always willing to help a person in
need. That's the word from friends of the 42-year old Wisconsin
pilot whose 1941 Stearman PT-13 went down in Nepco Lake Saturday
while he was giving rides during a balloon rally. His passenger,
39-year old Kimberly Reed of Eau Claire (MI), was killed.
Phoenix East Aviation, Inc. has announced the winner of a
Private Pilot Basic Course giveaway. Beau Mongold, Summerton, South
Carolina, was selected at random from all entries submitted at the
Phoenix East Aviation exhibit during EAA AirVenture 2004 in
So far no individual has been allowed to actually fly under
Sport Pilot rules... until this very day,
September 1, 2004. This is the big day that the FAA has
been looking forward to during the many years of
development that they have invested in the new Sport Pilot
certificate program and airworthiness programs for Light Sport