On the Fly ...
The Red Bull Air Races now have a dedicated YouTube channel, showing clips and previews along with interviews and news from the "World Series."
EAA members are eligible to receive a free SPOT Satellite Messenger at AirVenture 2008. The $170 GPS/message device is useless without a service subscription, which costs roughly $150 per year and allows users to check in with family or request emergency assistance.
Flight Design is retaining its lead in the LSA market, holding a 19.4 percent share. The manufacturer had 246 aircraft in the marketplace as of April 2008, with American Legend's Cub holding a 10.4 percent share with 132 aircraft and Evektor's Sportstar holding a 6.8 percent share with 88 aircraft. All numbers from byDanJohnson.com.
Engine fire may have preceded Kalitta 747 aborted takeoff and crash, according to a report by Flight International. Air traffic controllers have reported seeing a fire in one of the aircraft's two starboard engines during the takeoff sequence.