Expects NTSB To 'Summarize And Identify Potential Actions'
ALPA participated in the NTSB Public Safety Forum on
Professionalism in Aviation this week to underscore the exemplary
professionalism of airline pilots, who safely flew more than 10
million flights in the United States and Canada in 2009.
Flight To Los Angeles Diverted To Dulles Airport Near
The NTSB has released a factual report in its continuing
investigation of a fire aboard a Boeing 757 that diverted to Dulles
Airport (IAD) enroute to Los Angeles International airport (LAX)
from New York's John F. Kennedy International airport (JFK).
Fighter And Maintenance Squadrons On A Scheduled 4 Month
More than 200 pilots, maintainers and crew chiefs of the 81st
Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and the 81st Expeditionary Aircraft
Maintenance Squadron arrived at Kandahar Airfield May 11 to provide
close air support throughout Afghanistan.
Amputated Foot Not Stopping Airman From Flying, Or Other
One year ago, Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras was flying
C-130 Hercules missions around the world. Since then, the flight
engineer was diagnosed with cancer, underwent extensive surgery,
recuperated, returned to all duties except flying and passed his
physical fitness test with no score adjustments.
Aero-Linx: The Junkyard
An entertaining private site in which the author built an
amateur jet engine out of parts scavenged from a number of
sources. According to the site, "The engine presented here is
based on a used automotive turbo charger, lots of off the shelf
parts, and only a few custom made components. Anyone with a little
knowledge of engines, access to a reasonably well stocked workshop,
some free time, and some excess cash should be able to make an
engine like mine, or an even better one."
"I just enjoy flying... I can't stand sitting
around. I like traveling. I like just being on the flight, and I
like the challenge of it. As of right now, I'm 95 percent back to
normal. There's really not much holding me back. I can run,
snowboard, ride a bike, pretty much do anything. I can do
everything I could before. I feel 100 percent confident I can go
back and do my job without any problem."
Source: Air Force Senior Airman Brian
Petras -- who was flying C-130 Hercules missions around the
world last year...