"But, all is not right in NIMBYville... the internal infighting among the foes of the airport has become quite public and quite vicious. Anti-airport NIMBYs are accusing the city government of failing to act aggressively enough against the airport and the FAA of waging an illegal battle to keep the airport open. In the meantime, some anti-airport foes are accusing others, within their own ranks, of 'hijacking' their efforts to protest the airport operations and there seems little love lost amongst the anti-aero zealots. 'Organizations' opposing the airport such as Sunset Park Anti-Airport, No Jets, SMO Future, Friends of Sunset Park, CRAAP (who makes up these names?), Airport2Park, and others, are reportedly being invited or are already a part of the protest. In light of the vehemence of those opposing the airport, and the aggressive invective; pro-airport parties, businesses and pilots hope that whatever protest(s) may occur will be operated in accordance with the law, not disturb
the legal rights of airport operators and users, and be non-violent."
Successful Placement of 10 Iridium Satellites Completed
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium. The 10 satellites are the first of at least 70 satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. SpaceX conducted the launch of Iridium-1 from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The payloads for this launch are the first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium NEXT will replace the world's largest commercial satellite network of low-earth orbit satellites in what will be one of the largest "tech upgrades" in history. Iridium has partnered with Thales Alenia Space for the manufacturing, assembly and testing of 81 Iridium NEXT satellites, at least 70 of which will be launched by SpaceX. The process of replacing the satellites one-by-one in a constellation of this size and scale has never been completed before.
Global Supertankers Services Can Now Negotiate Contracts With The U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board has approved "The Spirit Of John Muir" Boeing 747 supertanker for fighting wildfires on federal land in the U.S., clearing the way for Global Supertanker Services LLC to negotiate contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.
Phenomenon Taking Place Some 95 Light-Years From Earth
Interstellar forecast for a nearby star: Raining comets! NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95 light-years from Earth.
Will Demonstrate Multirole Capabilities Of The M28 Short Takeoff And Landing Airplane
Sikorsky and its PZL Mielec affiliate will launch a two-month, 13-city tour across seven Caribbean and Latin American countries in early 2017 to demonstrate the short take-off and landing capabilities of the M28 twin turboprop airplane.
U. S. Military Helicopter Pilots Train For Careers With Envoy/American Airlines
Coast Flight Training is expanding from its San Diego headquarters to establish a second location for its airline flight training program in San Marcos, TX. The new training facilities in San Marcos will focus on training U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nation's top airlines.
Offers Over $100 In Free Accessories With Purchase
Lightspeed Aviation has announced the details of their wireless Tango Bonus Pack promotion, which runs through the end of the month. Anyone purchasing a new wireless Tango headset will receive two extra Tango rechargeable lithium ion batteries and an accessory wall charger free. Together, the bundle is worth over $100.
Will Offer Courses In Use Of Several Of Its Products
Garmin has announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2017 to include additional classes throughout the United States. In addition to scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, on-demand classes for the G1000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks and supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available. These new training opportunities and locations provide pilots with varying levels of experience a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors.
Aero Linx: The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the world’s oldest and largest technical society dedicated to enhancing the understanding of vertical flight technology. AHS International is a non-profit education and technical organization. Since it was founded in 1943 — just as the first US helicopter was being put into service — the Society has been the primary forum for interchange of information on vertical flight technology. According to the AHS Bylaws, the purpose of the Society is to 'advance the theory and practices of the science of vertical flight aircraft.'"