Today, let us pause to honor the men who first gave humanity
powered wings, Orville and Wilbur Wright, on this date 103 years
ago. The following is a Presidential Proclamation, recognizing
December 17 as Wright Brothers Day. Not bad for two bicycle makers
from Dayton, OH.
Privately-owned, low-cost Spanish carrier Air Madrid had
its flying license suspended Saturday by Spain's Civil Aviation
authority, just hours following the troubled carrier's announcement
that it was ceasing operations.
Pair Involved In Brazil Crash Make First Public Appearance
Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino are thankful they made it home in
time for the holidays, but remain adamant they were following ATC
instructions when the bizjet they were flying collided with a Gol
Airlines 737 over the Amazon jungle last September.
European Consortium Seeks Input From College Students
Undergraduate and graduate students studying in Europe can
participate in developing innovative solutions for an ambitious
suborbital spaceplane project developed by ACE (Astronaute Club
Europeen) and led by European astronaut Jean-Pierre Haignere. The
deadline for application is December 31, 2006.
A B-52 Stratofortress flew a flight-test mission on Friday using
a special blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight
engines marking the first time a USAF jet has flown using a
synfuel blend as the only fuel on board.
Builder Agrees To Relocate Homes Away From Flightpath
Pacific Proving LLC wants to build 3,000 homes next to Williams
Gateway Airport (IWA) near Mesa, AZ. Boeing said the homes would
restrict its helicopter operations forcing the company to look at
moving out of the state.