Monday, October 12, 2009

Dr. James Joki and John Roundhill Wins Pathfinder Award

Every year, The Museum of Flight in Seattle honors Pacific Northwest indivduals who has made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry with its annual Pathfinder Award. This years honorees are Dr. James Joki and John Roundhill. The Pathfinder Award is selected by The Museum of Flight Board of Trustees. Photos of all Pathfinder Award winners is on view at the museum's William M. Allen Theater lobby.

Dr. James Joki
Former NASA engineer that contribute to the development of the Apollo program Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU). He received a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. James Joki designed, developed and tested the product with his colleagues.

John Roundhill
He began his career at Boeing in 1965 as a research specialist in acoustics and propulsion technology. He also worked on 737, 757 and 767. During his last five years at Boeing, he served as vice president of Product Strategy and Development for the Commerical Airplane Group. He contributed to various airplane programs such as 777, 747-8 and 787. He still participates in those programs. Debuts has launched a new website to help thousands of businesses affected by NACO's new Chart Agent Policy. On October 5, NACO will no longer serve chart agents that ordered less than $5,00 a year in aeronautical charts. It'll affect 93% of aeronautical chart sellers., you must registered to the chart agent. features:

  • Businesses will NOT pay more for charts when they buy from Resale profit margin will remain the same as if they ordered from NACO themselves.
  • Easy web site ordering from a custom made system to quickly order large quantities of charts without browsing through numerous pages to find the desired charts.
  • Account management that allows previous orders to be re-submitted to help save time.
  • will only serve businesses affected NACO’s policy change and NOT private buyers.

GA Launches New Site

General Aviation (GA) has launched a new website called Aviation Across America that will highlight economic impact and importance of general aviation state-by-state across America. The website will feature maps of the United States. Clicking on a particular state will reveal the economic impact GA has in the state.