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March 17, 2008

Future Of Marine One Helo Program In Serious Doubt

Cost Has Skyrocketed To $11.2 Billion

Six years after the White House called for a more advanced fleet of presidential transport helicopters, the program tasked with that mission is facing increased questions, and an uncertain future.

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German Pilot Says Shot Down Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And He Wishes He Hadn't

For 64 years, Horst Rippert has carried a burden on his conscience... at least, that's what he claims in an upcoming book. The 88-year old former Luftwaffe pilot fears he may have been the one responsible for the disapperance of Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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2 Naval Aviators Lost In T-34C Crash

It was a bad weekend for military aviation as a Navy T-34C (file photo, below) went down (in addition to an AZ F-16), with the loss of all abord. The Friday afternoon training accident has claimed the lives of two Navy pilots. Described as a "routine" training flight, the T-34C reportedly went down in mountainous terrain at approximately 1500 feet, MSL.

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