Petition to Planes of Fame Air Museum
THE 2017 PLANES OF FAME AIR SHOW IS ON!!!
****Please note that we are asking for signatures ONLY and NOT DONATIONS. If the option pops up, please skip. A lawsuit has been brought against the Planes of Fame Air Museum by the Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation, SOCAL MRO, and Zangeneh Aeronautics with the sole intent to stop the 25th Annual Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino Airport slated for May 6 & 7, 2017. The annual Air Show is one of the few remaining events in Southern California where visitors from around the world can enjoy the sights and sounds of aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation flying overhead. Each year the Air Show attracts thousands of families, aviation enthusiasts, and others who come together to witness rare and historic aircraft, as well as some of the most talented aviators take to the skies. The Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino Airport is considered one of the top five air shows in the country. As a non-profit, 501c.3 organization, the annual Air Show serves as the primary fundraising effort for the Planes of Fame Air Museum. Revenue from the annual Air Show helps us to carry on our mission to preserve aviation history, inspire an interest in aviation, education of the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. And as this year’s Air Show marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Planes of Fame Air Museum, we have seen how our mission has impacted multiple generations of families, and is introducing aviation to entirely new generations. For the local community, the annual Air Show provides an economic stimulus to local businesses and entrepreneurs both on and nearby the airport. For the City of Chino and the County of San Bernardino, the Air Show provides increased visibility as thousands of visitors flock to the Chino Airport for the show. In response to the inquires regarding the nature of the lawsuit, the allegations involve the experience of economic hardship over Air Show weekend and an inconvenience to operations. The fate of this Air Show will be decided on April 20 in a court of law. PLEASE RESPOND ASAP AND SHARE THIS PETITION ON ALL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL. Help us save the Air Show! We are asking our friends, visitors, community, and colleagues to join together to support the Air Show. Please send us a note or letter indicating your backing of the Air Show and be sure to include your thoughts on why it needs to continue. Please send all comments, concerns and questions to email@example.com
Petition to Carsten Spohr, Dr. Karl Ludwig Kley, Andreas Bartels
Fly Connie Fly! Lufthansa CEO C. Spohr: Complete the 1957 Lockheed Super Constellation.
"Return of a Legend" (<--click link) wrote Lufthansa when in December 2007, they made a bold decision to restore a 1957 Lockheed Super Constellation. This marked the beginning of a worldwide unique project to restore this historic aircraft. An aircraft not destined to be parked in a museum but rather an aircraft which would become a flying monument to honor its legacy. The L-1649 “Starliner” was the passenger plane that had mastered the North Atlantic in regular non-stop service between the United States and Europe until eventually being replaced by the jet age. With its unique triple-tail and four Wright R-3350 Turbo-Compound radial engines, it was the most advanced propliner ever built. Only 44 of the “Super Stars” rolled out of the Lockheed factory and took-off from the Burbank Airport in California and there's not a single airworthy example of this aircraft flying anywhere in the world today. Since 2008 hundreds of professionals, both paid and volunteer, have been doing the restoration work at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport purpose built hanger in Auburn, Maine, USA. The aircraft structure has been completely overhauled from the ground up. Aircraft systems and components have been inspected and overhauled by FAA certified specialist workshops, both in-house and off-site. The engines and nacelles, propellers, and landing gear are all overhauled and ready to be installed and flown. This particular airframe, formerly owned and operated by American companies such as Trans World Airlines and Alaska Airlines, among others, was last flown as a cargo plane and needed original passenger doors re-fitted. So Lufthansa installed the “Konrad Adenauer Door” from a former Lufthansa Super Connie located down in South Africa. German Chancellor Adenauer used that aircraft (and that door!) in his journeys to foreign countries. As of 2017, the Starliner project was about 85% complete. It could fly once again about a year from now if the work in Auburn is allowed to continue. She would be available to the world public as the only surviving example of the Lockheed L-1649 Super Constellation in existence. For nearly 10 years, aviation professionals and enthusiasts, and former and future passengers, have accompanied the prosperity of this project, eagerly awaiting the maiden flight of, what has been referred to as, the most beautiful passenger aircraft ever built. On March 15, an article in the Lewiston-Auburn Newspaper “Sun Journal” announced that the project in Auburn would be shutdown. Lufthansa Technik wants to separate the wings from the fuselage, box up all of the parts and ship everything to Germany. Aviation experts agree that stopping the project now and separating the fuselage and wing will most likely mean that the most elaborate aircraft restoration project in the world will never take flight again. Dismantling and moving the project would entail costs that could otherwise be used to complete the restoration. Aviation enthusiasts all over the world! Please support this call to the Lufthansa management to complete this project in Auburn and make this unique flying monument available for the public to enjoy. ********************************************************* Dear Mr. Spohr (Chairman Deutsche Lufthansa AG), Dear Doctor. Kley (Chairman Supervisory Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG) We the undersigned ask you to please reconsider your "stop work" decision and to leave the Lufthansa Starliner Project in Auburn, Maine to be made airworthy again. Your commitment and that of the many participants and sponsors to this globally unique project has earned the highest respect of the aviation community worldwide. Both Lufthansa and Lufthansa Technik have again proved their dedication to uphold the highest standards within the industry. Finish the Super Star Constellation in Auburn. Your experts are there. Preserve this unique cultural asset of aviation and associated aviation companies, especially that of Deutsche Lufthansa. Let the public enjoy viewing and possibly flying on the the only airworthy “Starliner” Constellation in the world. Please don't clip her wings. Let this bird fly!
Petition to Ray Lawlor
Ask Eastern Airlines to Go Public!
The second version of Eastern Airlines came to an abrupt end in 2017 when Swift Air bought it. The company was wound down and the AOC or air operator’s certificate from the FAA was returned. It seemed like Eastern would never be in the sky again. However in March 2018, the name of Eastern would be seen again on an airplane. Dynamic International Airways, a subsidary of Swift, decided to rebrand itself as Eastern Airlines. In April, the first planes were changed from the Dynamic livery to a hybrid livery with Swift colors and the familiar Eastern name. Since we learned Eastern 3.0 was a going concern, we have not heard from the company. No press releases, no social media sites. A website at easternairlines.aero says “coming soon” but we haven’t seen any movement since March. Swift and Eastern leadership do not have a right to have go public and share the plans for the airline. That said, they chose to use a storied name and many people want to know what’s going on with the airline. People want to be supportive and not sharing any information, makes trusting the leadership at Eastern and Swift more likely. Please consider signing this petition asking the airline to share information on the airlines’ plans and engage with the flying public.
Petition to Steve Kasteler, Swift Air
Keep the Eastern Airlines Brand in the Air!
In 2015, Eastern Airlines was reborn after a 20 year absence as a charter carrier to Cuba and other parts of the Carribean with long term plans to return to scheduled service. In the summer of 2017 Eastern was sold to Swift Air after a time of declining revenue. Eastern as a separate company was no more. In September 2017, Swift surrendered Eastern's AOC to the FAA. At this point there are two planes that are still in the Eastern livery. Swift is deciding about the future use of the Eastern brand. Former employees and fans would like Swift to keep the name in some form because it is a special brand that should be treated with care and respect. There are many ways that the brand can be used. One idea is to make Eastern a low-cost scheduled carrier to secondary markets in the USA, as well as the Caribbean and South America. We are calling for Swift to find a creative way to keep the brand alive either through their own efforts or to sell the brand to someone who will keep the "Wings of Man" in the sky. When you sign, please leave the town, state/province and zip code as well. Thanks!
Petition to Richard Branson, Virgin Group, Josh Bayliss
Richard Branson: Create Virgin pacific
As many people know, Virgin America was recently bought by Alaska Airlines, who is killing the Virgin America brand. Virgin America, they were a true pioneer and altered how we think of flying. They’re were the first to do many things, including mood lighting and inflight entertainment. Nothing will ever be the same as Virgin America but Virgin Pacific could get close. We are asking Richard Branson, Josh Bayliss and the Virgin Group to create a new airline to take the place of Virgin America. Perhaps, it could be called Virgin Pacific. Operating in the Pacific and West United States, Virgin Pacific could make a huge profit and create the ultimate replacement for Virgin America. The new airline would need to have all of Virgin America's former amenities and services to make it the same, and of course, the famous purple mood lighting! So please sign this petition if you truly want Virgin America back, because I do. - Photo is from NYC Aviation. Copyright is unintended.
Petition to Jim Sullivan, Jeff Potter, Warren Slocum (Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County), Gretchen Kelly (Airport Manager), Michael Wentworth (Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County)
Surf Air, Inc.: Stop, or reroute, Surf Air flights that are using KSQL (San Carlos) Airport
There has been a substantial increase in noticeable noise from low flying aircraft that are now traversing over Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and other nearby neighborhoods. The increased noise is mostly the result of new flights from a startup company called Surf Air that has initiated commercial operations into and out of San Carlos Airport (KSQL). After receiving funding of $65 million, Surf Air has been expanding services and will have up to 21 scheduled arrivals into KSQL. This is a substantial increase in service from the original 7 flights when Surf Air first began flying into KSQL. That means the current approach corridor, as approved by the FAA, will see a significant increase in noisy flights over neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City. This also means a substantial increase in departure noise for Redwood Shores, Redwood City, Atherton and Menlo Park. Many of the affected neighborhoods are located near the Middlefield Road corridor. In addition, these aircraft fly over or near Encinal Elementary, Walter Hays Elementary and Menlo Atherton High School. If you find the noise objectionable, OR if you are concerned about the negative impact on your property’s value, OR if you are concerned about potential accidents due to aircraft flying over our homes and schools, then please indicate your objection to Surf Air's flight path into San Carlos airport by signing this petition. Thank you for your participation and please reach out to your neighbors to get them involved.