A gaseous hydrogen leak on a vent line for space shuttle
Endeavour is postponing Saturday morning's launch of Endeavour. The
official scrub time was 0026 EDT. Launch teams began draining
Endeavour's external fuel tank of its liquid hydrogen and liquid
oxygen at 0006.
Like so many residents who live near airports, folks residing
close to the Destin Airport in Okaloosa County, Florida, don't like
the noise. We'll leave the NIMBY discussion about airports and
neighbors for another day. In this case, airport officials would
like to apply for federal noise abatement grants, but first, the
FAA has to determine if the level of noise is, well, loud
Gulfstream Aerospace recently received an expansion of its
Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to include final-phase
manufacturing and service-center work at its headquarters in
Savannah, Georgia as well as its facilities in Appleton, WI.;
Brunswick, GA.; Dallas, TX; and Long Beach, CA.
Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will seek
a re-hearing by the full U.S. Court of Appeals after a three-judge
panel ruled the FAA essentially got it right when it proposed
changing flight paths over Fairfield County, Connecticut. The case
was first brought to the courts in 2007.
EADS North America and its subsidiary, American Eurocopter, have
selected the industry team that will provide components and
sub-systems for the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter Security
and Support (S&S) mission equipment package (MEP).
Charity Helps Cancer Patients Travel For Treatment
The Greater Washington Aviation Open, a charity golf and tennis
event held June 8 at Lansdowne Resort near Washington, DC, raised
$95,000 to benefit Corporate Angel Network, the nonprofit
organization that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer
patients using empty seats on corporate flights.
Capt. John Prater, the president of the 'world’s largest
pilots union' has issued the following statement responding to
the Obama administration’s renomination of Harry Hoglander to
continue service as a member of the National Mediation Board.
We'll go back to the archives from WWII for today's Aero Term...
RAF airborne jamming device used by wireless operators to transmit
engine noise over the German night fighter control frequencies.
“ALPA looks forward to working with the new Board,
with Harry continuing his vigorous support for the Act and fair
treatment of employees, restoring balance and fairness to airline
and rail negotiations.”
Source: Capt. John Prater, ALPA
president, responding to the Obama administration’s
renomination of Harry Hoglander to continue service as a member of
the National Mediation Board.
We all love airshows and fly-ins. A chance to get up close and
personal with everything from military big iron to the latest LSA
and ultralight aircraft. But each event is unique, and offers
something for pilots, their families, and people who just want to
find out more about flying. How do you find them?