Beleaguered Australian aviation adventurer Jon Johanson is
finally back in New Zealand, after his record flight over
the South Pole found him stranded at the joint US-New Zealand base
in the Antarctica.
Johanson, who left Invercargill en route to Argentina December 7th,
ran into serious headwinds after flying over the South Pole in his
homebuilt RV4. Concerned about fuel, he landed at the McMurdo-Scott
Base and instantly found himself at the center of an international
dispute over his trip.
The prestigious John Moody Award will be presented to Jack
McCornack at USUA's Annual Meeting And Award Ceremony, this year
held in conjunction with the Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council
meetings on February 28, 2004 in Springfield (IL). He is the
twelfth recipient of the award since its inception in 1991.
McCornack has earned the Moody Award for his more than 25 years as
an educator, designer, writer and pilot. Jack has trained pilots in
preparation for national and international competition. In
addition, he has participated in the World Air Games and the World
Microlight Competition. In 1978, Pterodactyl Ltd. - founded by Jack
was the only ultralight manufacturer withy a formal flight
training system. The training manual entered the public domain when
it was published i
The United States Ultralight Association will hold its 2004
Annual Member Meeting February 28 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
in Springfield (IL). The mid-winter event will be held in
conjunction with the 24th Annual Illinois Ultralight Advisory
Council (IUAC) Ultralight/Lightplane Safety Seminar.
The Meeting and Seminar will be held in the Illinois Building &
Auditorium on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. This building houses
a 400-seat theater and a 12,270 sq. ft. auditorium. Aircraft and
vendor displays will all be under the same roof. These
Manufacturers, dealers, and vendors will exhibit during the
weekend. Registration for both events will begin at 8:00 am at the