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Airport Security 12/22/2003
A comprehensive travel guide for you, the flying public. Here you will find everything you need to know about new airport security measures.. . .more
Airports still vulnerable 12/22/2003
Airplanes remain terrorists' weapon of choice, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday, a day after a "high" terror alert level prompted authorities to tighten security across the United States. . . .more
Bush honors anniversary of first flight 12/17/2003
KILL DEVIL HILLS, North Carolina (CNN) -- The Wright brothers would have sympathized. One hundred years after the brothers' first flight, a meticulous reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer made a valiant attempt to take to the air on Wednesday. . . .more
'Experimental' aircraft push the envelope 12/15/2003
We're descending toward the airport at nearly 250 mph, losing almost 2,000 feet per minute. Harry Delong, who sells the two-seat Glasair, is showing me how to fly it, watching as we rapidly climb and descend over the fields surrounding the Stillaguamish . . .more
Pennsylvania legislature calls for smaller Presidential TFRs 12/09/2003
Dec. 8 — Remember that poor pipeline patrol pilot who unwittingly flew over the Presidential motorcade in Philadelphia earlier this year? The Pennsylvania legislature certainly does. AOPA President Phil Boyer was the honored guest of state Rep. Gene McGil. . .more
Air Force jets intercept plane straying near White House Bush and first lady away 11/11/2003
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 Washington -- Air Force fighter jets were scrambled Monday to intercept a privately owned plane that flew too close to the White House, prompting Vice President Dick Cheney and President Bush's chief of staff to be moved to. . .more
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Countdown to the Concorde's last flight 10/24/2003
The Concorde will fly for the last time this year. Here are some interesting facts about the world's fastest commercial aircraft:. . .more
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Oct. 14, 2003) - While the general aviation industry has had its ups and downs over the past 25 years, the homebuilt aircraft segment has shown steady growth and now comprises more than 15 percent of the single-engine. . .more
Do Pilots Have Poor Management Skills? 10/08/2003
The low part of the week for any aviation insurance executive is the day set aside for looking over the latest claims. The reports frequently include an array of photographs, some illustrating damage as simple as a prop strike, others showing tangled airf. . .more
Owner-Assisted Annuals 09/26/2003
Whether driven by a desire to save some serious money or to just learn more about their airplanes, many aircraft owners are electing to work side-by-side with IAs (airframe-and-powerplant mechanic with inspection authorization) while performing the annual. . .more
Canadian crew begin rescue mission to South Pole 09/22/2003
OTTAWA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A Canadian rescue plane took off from a British research base on Antarctica Saturday, beginning a 10- hour flight to the South Pole, it is reported Saturday. Pilot Sean Loutitt, his co-pilot and engineer are attempting to . . .more
Warner Delivers EAA Flag To Kitty Hawk 09/16/2003
September 15, 2003 - EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner personally delivered an EAA flag to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on Thursday, September 11. Warner and his wife, Noel Marshall, arrived in their RV-6A to t. . .more
First EAA chapter celebrates 50th 09/12/2003
EAA Chapter One will celebrate its 50th anniversary during its annual open house and fly-in scheduled for Sept. 20 at Flabob Airport in Riverside, Calif. Chapter One was founded in 1953 by Ray Stits, who was also the group's first president. Stits, now. . .more
Patriot Day, 2003 09/11/2003
Two years ago, more than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives when a calm September morning was shattered by terrorists driven by hatred and destruction. On that day, and in its aftermath, we saw the greatness of America in the bravery of victims; i. . .more
AOPA urges pilots to be extra vigilant as 9/11 anniversary approaches 09/09/2003
Sept. 5 — The Department of Homeland Security yesterday issued an alert, warning that al Qaeda terrorists may once again be planning coordinated attacks using airliners, this time focusing on foreign air carriers that may be operating near or transiting U. . .more
Intercepts in Presidential TFRs raise awareness concerns 08/28/2003
Aug. 27 — Two intercepts during recent presidential trips to the Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes regions are raising concerns that pilots who get caught where they're not supposed to be don't know how to respond. "Sixty n.m.-wide presidential movem. . .more
Russia's MiG negotiated with 76 foreign partners during airshow 08/25/2003
Moscow, 25 August: The MiG aircraft corporation had negotiations with 76 foreign delegations during the MAKS-2003 international air show in the town of Zhukovskiy, Moscow Region, 19-24 August, the MiG press service told Interfax-Military News Agency on Mo. . .more
AOPA General Aviation Trends 08/22/2003
The first quarter of 2003 saw decreases in flight activity, pilot certification, aircraft shipments, and registration applications. All comparisons are based on quarterly comparisons from 2002 to 2003. Seeing as the first quarter and year-to-date comparis. . .more
CRM And The Single Pilot 08/20/2003
Airline pilots are trained to use cockpit resource management (CRM) as a vital decision-making tool. The CRM concept goes beyond just seeking input from crewmembers. All resources at the airline pilot’s command are tapped to help manage the flight with so. . .more
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