The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the
pilots of US Airways, have applied to the National Mediation Board
(NMB) to request mediation of the currently single contract
negotiations for all US Airways pilots.
Will Use Specially-Adapted LSA For Flight Training
Able Flight and Purdue University's Department of Aviation
Technology have gotten together to offer a joint flight training
project for 2010 that combines the training experience of a major
university flight school and the unique mission of an aviation
nonprofit for people with physical disabilities.
First Performance With The Team Scheduled For Next Year
31-year-old Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore has become the first
female fast-jet pilot in the RAF to qualify for the Red Arrows
Aerobatic Demonstration Team, and will begin performing at airshows
The first Airbus Military A400M has been handed over to the
Airbus "Flight Test" organization on 12 November, paving the way to
the beginning of the various ground tests which are to be performed
before the aircraft takes to the air before year end.
Multi-Billion-Dollar Order May Hang In The Balance
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak met Monday with U.S. Defence
Secretary Robert Gates to discuss potential Israeli involvement in
the production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as a possible
condition of purchase.
Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that
reduces horizontal visibility. According to the National Weather
Service, some of the obstructions to visibility include blowing and
widespread dust, fog (including freezing fog and patchy fog), haze,
mist, sand and blowing sand, smoke, blowing spray, and volcanic
ash. It is reported as "X" in an observation and on the METAR.
Aero-Linx: Virtual Skies --
Aviation Navigation Tutorial
Part of the NASA VIRTUAL SKIES site, this section will introduce
you to how to use a compass, read an aeronautical chart, and plot a
course. You will learn how to calculate flight distance, flight
time and fuel consumption. You will gain an understanding of ground
track and true course and how the wind affects your flight...
“Our pilots have been laboring under substandard
bankruptcy and ATSB-era contracts for years prior to the start of
these negotiations, which have gone nowhere.”
Source: Captain Mike Cleary, president of
USAPA, in reference to USAPA's request before the NMB.