Miniace To Lead Central Region; Vernon Promoted To NW Mountain
Now almost two months in to his administration, President Barack
Obama has yet to appoint his nominee to lead the Federal Aviation
Administration... but the agency is shoring up its ranks with
Thursday's announcement Joe Miniace and Kathryn Vernon have been
named administrators for the Central Region and Northwest Mountain
Lessons Of Flight 1549: Controller Patrick Harten... And
Congressman John Mica
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.19.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.19.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Lessons Of Flight 1549:
03.19.09 (ANN Special Report, with congressional
testimony from FAA controller Patrick Harten,
The purpose of this group's effort is to build a highly
inspirational aircraft device that will make a positive influence
on our youths for years to come. Also, the F-4 Phantom II
Thunderbird Simulator's intends to give the everyday person a once
in a life time opportunity to get in a real jet cockpit and
actually fly it.
An object's albedo is the ratio of the amount of solar radiation
reflected from an object to the total amount it receives. An object
with a high albedo is shinier than an object with a low albedo. A
white, completely reflecting object has an albedo of 1.0; a black
object with no reflectivity has an albedo of 0.0 (zero).
"The challenge issued by a flight attendant during a
recent commercial air flight seemed innocuous enough: "Name just
one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the current
engagements in Afghanistan or Iraq, and get a free drink coupon."
But the passengers' response -- more specifically, the inability of
all but just one to respond -- revealed how little the average
American knows about its military heroes."
Source: Donna Miles, American Forces Press
Service, in a rather humbling commentary piece that notes while
most Americans can name at least one winner on "American Idol"...
very few can name any of this nation's most recent, true