Florida Ruling States Parents Cannot Sign Waivers For
A decision this week by the Florida Supreme Court could pose
trouble for programs that introduce young people to their first
airplane flight. The Associated Press reports the state court ruled
4-1 that parents cannot waive liability for their children who
participate in motor sports or other activities that carry a higher
degree of risk.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association told ANN recently
about one airport's efforts to reach out to its community, and
generate interest and enthusiasm in what some local residents
perceive as a liability.
Reflecting the slumping economy, airline pilot hiring hit an
all-time low in November, adding only 133 new pilot jobs for the
month according to AIR, Inc. The airline industry hasn't seen pilot
hiring numbers this low since November 2001, two months after the
9/11 terrorist attacks.
In Rare Company Offering Class III Engine, Class IV Airframe
Crownair Aviation-CRQ, located at Palomar-McClellan Airport in
Carlsbad, CA, announced this week it has received Federal Aviation
Administration Certified Repair Station Class III and IV ratings
for its Part 145 Maintenance and Avionics Repair Station
Vietnam Airlines and ATR inked a contract this week for the
purchase of six new ATR 72-500 turboprop airliners, valued at over
$112 million. The order will increase the Vietnamese flag carrier's
fleet of ATR 72-500s to 14 aircraft by 2010.
Private jet fliers wondering if they’ve been overpaying
for jet travel have a new tool at their disposal. Private aviation
company XOJET announced this week the debut of its proprietary
Flight Program Analyzer.
Company Has Flown Over 1,600 Successful Booster Missions
With a track record stretching back to the Eisenhower
administration, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne carried the first US
astronauts into space and to the moon, deployed satellites on
planetary orbits, and lifted deep-space telescopes that found
galaxies near the dawn of time. In August, Pratt & Whitney
Rocketdyne hit the 1,600 mark with the successful launch of the
GeoEye-1 commercial satellite -- the highest number of launches
ever achieved by a US company.
This page is dedicated to all the men of the 55th Fighter Group,
who gave their lives whilst serving their country and preserving
our way of life and freedom. We owe them all a huge debt of
gratitude. One of the better unit specific sites we've seen, you'll
find a unit history, pilot, crew and staff bios, pilot reports and
tons of period pictures.
"Both events were grand slam home runs, and the
outreach will continue."
Source: Nick Carlucci, president of the Venice
Aviation Society Inc. (VASI). Pilots flying from Venice Municipal
Airport (VNC) in Florida used a local holiday parade and airport
birthday celebration to reach out to the nonflying public, a move
they believe helped engender good will for their airport despite
long-running battles over noise and safety issues.