Things could have been a lot worse, but quick thinking saved the
life of the pilot this past weekend just outside of Denver, CO.
Mark Johnson, 58, was flying the pattern at Platte Valley Airport
in his 1956 de Havilland DH.112 Venom when he lost engine power at
about 1230 local time Saturday.
Pratt & Whitney recently received a statement of
qualification for the F135 short-takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL)
propulsion system from the F-35 Joint Program Office. This
statement clears Pratt & Whitney's F135-PW-600 STOVL propulsion
system for up-and-away flight operations.
But Relief Only Helps Small Percentage Of Those In Need
Five more Air Force C-130 Hercules airlifters delivered supplies
to Burma this week, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Tuesday.
This brings the total flights into the cyclone-ravaged country up
to 36, with more than 800,000 pounds of relief supplies delivered,