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June 11, 2006

To: All SLAC Members

From: Vern Nelson, Web Manager





·        Nothing new on the website


Aviation Stuff:

·        1956 Collision of United and TWA – This accident over the Grand Canyon over 50 years ago led to the overhaul of the nation’s antiquated air traffic control system.

·        Airbus A380 Cockpit – Courtesy of member Paul Glaser.

·        Memorial Day Air Show from Jones Beach – Courtesy of Eugene Evans

·        Dirty Bellies – Could be a sign of trouble ahead.

·         Fly with the Blue Angels in an F/A-18 – Courtesy of Eugene Evans

·        Paragliding Incident – Illegal flying?

·         CEO of the Cockpit - Young pilots may want a layover hotel with an exercise room, but those who've traveled the world know it's more interesting to get out of the hotel and find some authentic nightlife

·         FAA Contract to be Imposed on Controllers.  We hope there will not be another strike by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  We flew to Australia the day before President Reagan fired all of the Controllers and worried if we would be able to get back to the U.S.

·         ON THE FLY
The future of ATC ADS_B will be back on in Alaska
DUI reporting requirements to the FAA
AOPA petitions FAA to allow pilots without medical to fly up to 180HP w/1 passenger



Other Stuff:

·        Alternative Energy  - Progress Hampered By DOD, DHS and FAA

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