Popular Ford Tri-Motor Refurbished For Airplane's 75th
Pioneer Airport, EAA's popular re-creation of a 1930s aerodrome
complete with grass runway, opens the 2004 spring flying season
this weekend at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Visitors are
invited to come take part in special programs as well as many
vintage airplanes on display and in the air on May 1-2.
Among the 35 pilots who raced in this year’s Sun 100 and
Sun 60 Air Races (sponsored during their formative years by ANN
predecessor, US Aviator magazine) at Lakeland, FL, Rob Logan
posted the fastest time, averaging 263.232 kts. Logan, who
flew in from Cleveland (OH) in a Lancair (below) to compete in the
race, completed the 95-miles course in 18 minutes 49 seconds,
beating out six others in the 300+ horsepower class. Keith
Phillips, was second in that class, flying a Swearingen SX-300 and
Michael Smith took third in another SX-300.
AD NUMBER: 2004-09-03
MANUFACTURER: HPH s.r.o.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-09-03
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain HPH s. r. o. (HPH) Models Glasflugel
304CZ, 304CZ-17, and 304C sailplanes. This AD requires you to
inspect to determine the airbrake handle attachment rivet material.
This AD also requires you to replace any non-steel rivet with a
steel rivet. This AD is the result of mandatory continuing
airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness
authority for the Czech Republic. We are issuing this AD to prevent
the airbrake handle from becoming loose, which could result in
failure of the airbrake control. This failure could lead to loss of