One of six “Retro Bronze Mini Rockets” designed and
created by Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviator Charles A.
Lindbergh, is now being offered in an auction on eBay which began
Friday morning, December 3, 2004, to benefit the Lindbergh
Aviation Safety Expert Brings Decades of Industry Experience to
Top BRS Job
BRS has announced that Larry E. Williams has joined BRS as
President and Chief Operating Officer.
For the past four years, Williams was Vice President of Business
Development for AmSafe Aviation in Phoenix, Arizona. AmSafe is the
world's largest manufacturer of aviation restraints.
As previously noted by ANN, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration
Squadron pilot who safely ejected from his F/A-18 Hornet near
Perdido Key in the Gulf of Mexico Dec. 1 has been identified as Lt.
Ted Steelman, 32, from Star, Idaho.
President Bush on Friday nominated former New York City police
commissioner Bernard B. Kerik to succeed Tom Ridge as secretary of
homeland security. Kerik helped oversee the city's response to the
September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and has held numerous other
law enforcement-related positions. However, none of those positions
have allowed him to articulate his views toward general aviation
(GA). As a result, many questions remain.
"If you had been
a mere passenger causing problems and interfering with your fellow
passengers and crew and misbehaving you would have gone to prison.
In your case the passengers did not even appreciate their safety
was in jeopardy. They assumed their safety was in good
Source: British Justice John
Burke, addressing former Finnair pilot Heikki Tallila, 51, during
his sentencing to six months in prison after being convicted of
trying to fly an airliner while under the influence of alcohol.