Agency Concerned Report Could "Unfairly Cast Aspersions" On
Though the matter of airplane bird strikes has only recently
caught the attention of the general public, with the January 15
"Miracle on the Hudson" ditching of a US Airways A320... in truth
it's been a problem since the dawn of flight. But just how big a
problem is it? Funny thing is, the FAA doesn't want you to
SS2 Carrier Ship Flies Over 2.5 Hours At Over 18,000 Feet
Virgin Galactic said Friday the test flight program for
WhiteKnightTwo (WK2), the space launch vehicle being developed for
the company's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) commercial spacecraft, has now
completed its third successful test flight.
It's done... but no one seems very happy. On Thursday, a
negotiating team with the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) accepted the latest contract offer
from Boeing, after grudgingly conceding victory to the
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed growing
concern Friday over a possible North Korean satellite launch that
could violate United Nations sanctions against nuclear testing by
the government in Pyongyang.
Says Some Listing Planes Don't Really Plan To Sell Them
Despite endless reports of ever-increasing used business jet
inventories, one forecast says we could soon see the bottom. Brian
Foley Associates (BRiFO) expects a mid-year peak in the number of
used jets for sale.
Airports Council International - North America's (ACI-NA)
Commissioners Committee awarded three scholarships of $2,500 each
to deserving aviation students at the ACI-NA Commissioners
Congressional Reception Thursday night in Washington, DC.
Incoming Chairman Ben Muro Served On Board Since 2005
Dallas resident Ben P. Muro will assume his new role as chairman
of the DFW International Airport Board of Directors on April 1,
2009. Muro has served on the Board since May 2005 and most recently
served as the vice chair. Joining Muro on the Board's leadership
team will be Francisco Hernandez of Fort Worth as vice chair and
Robert Hsueh of Dallas as secretary.
Dark adaptation consists of the physical and chemical changes in
your eyes that allow them to see well in the dark. Physically, the
pupils of the eyes open wider (this happens quickly); chemically,
slower changes occur in the eyes (which takes 10-20 minutes). It
takes about 20 minutes for your eyes to completely adapt to
darkness. Once your eyes become accustomed to the dark, even a
momentary flash of white light can ruin it and your eyes will have
to adapt all over again.
"This is a truly remarkable aviation vehicle and,
although it might look unique from the ground it is not strange to
fly in any way and is in fact a great piloting experience. Now the
stratosphere is the limit as we will continually test Eve (WK2) for
the next few months up to her ceiling of above 50,000
Source: Peter Siebold, test pilot of Scaled
Composites' WhiteKnightTwo launch vehicle. Siebold has flown all
three test missions to date; the latest saw the unwieldly-looking,
twin-fuselage aircraft reach 140 knots, flying above FL180.