We caught up with this tyke on the other side of Wittman
Regional Airport in Oshkosh over the weekend. We're not sure about
the fashion, but the intent is obvious -- this little girl seems as
excited as we are about flying.
NAATS, one of the oldest federal workers unions around, is in
serious trouble -- it's members could soon find themselves replaced
by contractors and looking for work. America's Flight Service
Stations could soon be under new management.
Sport Pilots may fly Light Sport Aircraft, says FAA. And Light
Sport Aircraft are limited, in part, to "repositional landing
gear." What in the world does this new phrase "repositional landing
Although the annual festivities at Oshkosh have come to end, the
Vette Seaplane Base, named for owners John and Susy Vette III, are
still worth mentioning in terms of next year's plans. Endless
taxi-ways, unmarked runways and gorgeous lakefront sunsets reward
the floatplane pilot who opts to land at this seaplane base. The
experience is even more worthwhile when you consider the camping
and camaraderie many will enjoy during their stay with campfires,
karaoke, the annual fish-fry and so much more. Let's face it, a
Grand Caravan, a Helio, even a Cessna 182 looks just plain cooler
Six people are dead after their Aerostar 601 crashed into a golf
course mansion near Austin (TX) Tuesday. The home was virtually
destroyed, but none of the three people inside at the time of the
crash was hurt. Authorities said the victims aboard the Aerostar
included four adults and two children, although their identities
weren't immediately known.
The first mission to explore the Planet Mercury in more than
three decades began today with the successful launch of
NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space, ENvironment,
GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II Heavy
Kansas Wildlife Officials Hit Deer With Agency Plane
"It was definitely an interesting landing."
That very well could be Kansas' understatement of the year, as
uttered by the one man who knows more on this particular subject
than just about any other living Jayhawk.
NASA/Langley's Dr. Victor Lebacqz, Associate Administrator for
Aeronautics plans to put it all on the line about 10 months from
now. He's scheduled a flight demonstration of SATS technology June
5, 2005. The three day event will be held in Danville (VA) at the
Danville Regional Airport.
Hognose Lists Accomplishments And Regrets In The Wake Of
World's Biggest Air Show
You get so you don't notice it after a lot of shows, but several
first-time Airventure attendees, including an internet friend I met
for the first time face-to-face, were struck by how tidy things
were -- on the last day, when most venues for a week-long
celebration would look like the aftermath of the Battle of the
"We're taking the first massive leap. We're bringing it down by
orders of magnitude for suborbital flight. As we learn over the
next ten or 20 years, it'll bring the price down even
Source: Peter Diamandis, X-Prize Foundation
Chairman, speaking at AirVenture 2004 in Oshkosh over the weekend.
While the cost of space tourism might soon drop from the $20
million now charged by the Russian space agency, Diamandis predicts
probably fall to around$30,000. It's cheaper, but still not within
reach of the common man. He is, however, optimistic. Diamandis
says, as space flight becomes more common and more commercially
feasible, prices will fall even further.
Casualties During Air Emergencies Seen as Preventable
The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday voted to keep
on its Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements a recommendation to
require appropriate restraint of infants and small children at
times when the use of seatbelts is required aboard aircraft.