Gofir News

[Archives] [Current Update] [Subscribe]

Your #1 Travel Resource for Aviation Professionals

March 3, 2003


In This Issue




Requested Cities


Dates to Watch

Try our INTERACTIVE wizard that has all the inputs necessary to book a complete trip. Find the best deals on Hotels, Cars and Flights. Dynamic 3-in-1 Wizard provided by Expedia.com.

Hotel Deals

We are dedicated to providing our visitors with the highest quality web-content for aviation professionals. We are constantly adding content to our site making it your #1 aviation resource.



Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum
The goal of RVSM is to reduce the vertical separation above flight level (FL) 290 from the current 2000-ft minimum to 1000-ft minimum. This will allow aircraft to safely fly more optimum profiles, gain fuel savings and increase airspace capacity.

The proposal to implement US Domestic RVSM between FL 290 - 410 (inclusive) January 20, 2005 is considered to be a feasible option and the FAA is developing its plans accordingly.

Get the latest on domestic RVSM here:

Latest Additions to Gofir



Travel warnings have been issued or updated for the following countries:

Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
Saudi Arabia

Country List

Requested Cities

The following cities have been added to Gofir.com:

Hermosillo, Mexico
Taipei, Taiwan
Balmceda, Chile
Monterey, CA
Cancun, Mexico
Brescia, Italy
St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Concepcion, Chile

ALL cities and airports listed on Gofir.com have been requested by our users. Please request cities with airports that have at least 5000 feet of runway or 1500 meters.

Suggest Here!



The ASRS collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. ASRS data are used to:

  • Identify deficiencies and discrepancies in the National Aviation System (NAS) so that these can be remedied by appropriate authorities.
  • Support policy formulation and planning for, and improvements to, the NAS.
  • Strengthen the foundation of aviation human factors safety research. This is particularly important since it is generally conceded that over two-thirds of all aviation accidents and incidents have their roots in human performance errors.

Download the NASA Form then:

  1. Fill out the form on your computer, print the completed form, attach all pages together, enclose in an envelope, seal, affix sufficient postage, and mail to ASRS at the address below, or
  2. Print the uncompleted form, fill it out by hand, attach all pages together, enclose in an envelope, seal, affix sufficient postage, and mail to ASRS.

Reporting Forms are available in the Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.

Get the form here!


Dates to Watch

March 4, 1991. UNION OF SOVIET SOC. REPUBLICS. Baltics Seek Independence
Voters in Estonia and Latvia on March 3, 1991 approved seeking independence from the Soviet Union. Lithuania's parliament approved independence on March 11, 1991. However, Baltic independence did not actually come until after the Soviet Union began to disintegrate following the collapse on August 21, 1991 of the coup against president Mikhail Gorbachev.

March 5, 2003. Armenia. Run-off Election for President
Due to the failure of any candidate recieving 50 percent of the popular vote in February's presidential election, on 5 March 2003 there will be a election run-off between President Robert Kocharyan and People's Party leader Stepan Demirchyan.

March 5, 1965. BAHRAIN. Nflb Was Founded
The National Front for the Liberation of Bahraih (NFLB) was founded.

March 11, 1966. INDONESIA. Suharto Takes Power
President Sukarno issues the supersemar decree, turning over executive authority to Major General Suharto and initiating a new era of rule in Indonesia.

March 11, 1990. LITHUANIA. Independence From Ussr Voted
The Lithuanian parliament declared its independence from the USSR.

March 11, 2003. Vanuatu. Seventh Annual Offshore West Africa International Conference
More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend this high-profile event that gathers officials from oil-producing countries along the coast of West Africa. It runs through the 13th. SOURCE: U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia

March 13, 1966. ANGOLA. Founding Of Unita
The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) was founded.

March 15, 1962. ANGOLA. Founding Of The Fnla
The National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) was founded.

March 15, 1999. IRELAND. Murder Of Rosemary Nelson
Rosemary Nelson was a prominent Catholic human rights lawyer in County Armagh. She was killed by a car bomb believed to have been planted by a Protestant loyalist; it is possible there was collusion in the murder by the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Current Dates to Watch

[Archives] [Current Month's Update] [Subscribe]

Global Operators Flight Information Resource
Resources for Professional Aviation