Aircraft makes landing in heavy rainstorm, runs into fire
On Thursday, November 18, at 1720 UTC (1320 local), a BAE
JetStream 31 turboprop slammed into the airport fire department
building at Venezuela's Simon Bolivar International Airport in
Frasca International's new reconfigurable helicopter FTD, the
'TruFlite H,' has received FAA approval for both IFR and VFR
training. The first TruFlite H was delivered to Silver State
Helicopters 90 days after receiving the order. Silver State
Helicopters have ordered a total of 10 units.
NASA's Swift satellite was successfully launched Saturday aboard
a Boeing Delta 2 rocket at 12:16 p.m. EST from Launch Complex 17A
at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The satellite will
pinpoint the location of distant yet fleeting explosions that
appear to signal the births of black holes.
By ANN Contributor Aleta Vinas
The name Lindbergh conjures up visions of white scarves, rotary
engines and the romance of flying into the Great Unknown on a
mission that's the first of its kind. It evokes visions of a long,
dark, lonely, transatlantic flight. It reminds us that the Spirit
of St. Louis and the man who flew it, Charles Lindbergh, were
But there is another Lindbergh making a name for himself today.
This Lindbergh uses the Earth instead of the air, trees instead of
an airplane to express himself. Erik Lindbergh, grandson of
Charles, is carving his niche in one of a kind wood furniture,
space theme sculptures and more recently, limited edition space
theme sculptures cast in bronze.
More Than Five Million Hours -- No Accidents
China's Civil Aviation Administration says the country's
non-military fleet of aircraft has logged more than five million
flight hours without a single accident -- the longest streak in the
history of the People's Republic.
ridiculous. If this is a serious proposal from them, they need to
implement some type of random drug testing over at Building A,
headquarters. They must be smoking something funny."
Source: Jack Atkinson, president
of Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association's local 33, which
represents more than 5,000 Northwest Airlines cleaners and
mechanics, commenting on the latest contract proposal from the
airline to the union.