Former ALPA President Offered Job Weeks Ago, Sources Say
It appears we're close to learning who the next person to lead
the Federal Aviation Administration will be. Citing unidentified
industry officials and others close to the matter, the Wall Street
Journal reports former pilots union leader Randy Babbitt has been
tapped to lead the agency.
The 12th TFW Association, consists of former officers, enlisted,
and civilians (both contract and civil service), male and female,
who were assigned or attached to the 12th TFW, 12th CSG, or a
tenant unit that provided support to the 12th TFW while the air
wing was located at MacDill AFB, FL; Cam Ranh Bay, RVN; or Phu Cat,
RVN. This also includes the widows of those who served in the 12th
TFW, and there are many.
The Van Allen radiation belts are two doughnut-shaped belts of
ionized gas (plasma) that circle the Earth. The belts are caused by
the interaction between the Earth's magnetic field and the solar
wind (stream of ions, electrically charged particles that are
emitted by the sun).
"It's important to remember that except for the
extremely rare single-point catastrophic failure, aviation
accidents are almost invariably the result of a chain of events and
decisions. The National Transportation Safety Board is extremely
good at accident reconstruction, but it will take them months to
find and then unravel all the links in this accident's
Source: AOPA Air Safety Foundation President
Bruce Landsberg. As speculation runs wild about possible causes of
Sunday's downing of a Pilatus PC-12 near Butte, MT, the ASF
cautioned Tuesday against anyone jumping to conclusions regarding
causes, when the investigation has barely started.