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June 05, 2005

Ave Atque Vale: Rock Iwasaki, 1952-2005

Led Japanese Acro Team; Retired Fighter Pilot

We regret to report -- very belatedly -- the death of airshow pilot Takahiro "Rock" Iwasaki in Japan on April 21st.

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There's A New Pilot In The Ranks Of Actors

Actor James Franco Learns To Fly For Part

by Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. 'Hognose' O'Brien Move over, John Travolta. There's a new pilot in the ranks of actors: James Franco, best known to fans from the Spiderman series of films (where he plays Peter Parker's friend-turned-enemy Harry Osborne), decided that he wanted to understand what a pilot felt like before trying to play one in an upcoming movie: "Flyboys," which tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille.

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