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November 05, 2006
Planemaker Scrambles For Answer To 787 Challenge
Are composites the answer for Airbus? There is mounting evidence
that Airbus thinks so.
Official Probable Cause Report Spreads Blame
The NTSB report blames the pilots in both aircraft and the tower
controllers in a mid-air last year between a C-150 and a de
Tough UK Grandma Hopes To Set Pole-To-Pole World Record
Jennifer Murray, 63, and Colin Bodill, 54, are planning a second
around-the-world helicopter flight record starting December 5th.
The North-pole to South-pole flight would be a world first.
Pilot Walked Away From Crash Landing
Six parachutists jumped to safety from an aircraft after its
engine failed. The pilot attempted an emergency landing, but
crashed in a vineyard near Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.
JASDF Crews To Use Boeing's KC-767J Refueling Tanker
Three members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF)
completed a four-month training program in the US, making them the
first boom operators in their military.
Three Shuttle Missions Pushed Back For 2007
NASA made official rumors it might delay next year's shuttle
Delta IV Successfully Boosts Payload To Orbit
A Delta IV rocket carried a Defense Meteorological Satellite
Program (DMSP) satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
CA on Saturday.
'BA Connect' Is The Cost Of Summer Terror Scare
Conceding that this past summer's terror scare cost it more than
previously thought, British Airways announced plans to sell its
regional carrier BA Connect.
Flights Cancelled Because Of Pilot Shortage According To
Northwest Airlines says business growth and employee attrition
is forcing it to recall "hundreds" of furloughed pilots through the
end of this year and next.
You've recently read ANN's report on changes to
the approved procedure for "polishing" frost on airplane wings in
lieu of removing it completely before flight. The new guidance says polishing
frost is only approved if the specific airplane manufacturer
recommends an ice-polishing procedure to negate frost's adverse
effects -- a procedure that likely does not exist.
Train in a jet warbird. Prices aren’t too overwhelming for
the budget conscious, especially for a bit of jet time to put in
the ol’ logbook.
Very high frequency omnidirectional range station and/or
tactical air navigation. The "tac" is a nod to the military
portion of the signal that provides distance information on the
"We landed in a paddock behind a tavern which was
nicely done, but we overcame the desire to go
Source: Skydiver Bruce Thompson, who with five
others bailed out of the aircraft taking them aloft when its engine
unexpectedly quit Saturday near Auckland, New Zealand.
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