Cessna 182 Loses Power, Takes Out Porta-Potties in Forced
Somewhere out there is a hapless Skylane pilot who is dreading
the next time that he and his fellow flyers get together to tell
flying stories... ya know, the ones that start 'there I was' and
then end with some kind of superlative aerial feat of piloting
prowess that saves the day.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will be the site of
the launch of an Air Force Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Force
Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and two secondary payloads
between 8 and 11 p.m. EDT, May 5.
7th Circuit Court Keeps FAA From Taking Legal Blame
The FAA can not be held responsible for the
February 8, 2000 midair that took the life of radio personality Bob
Collins (pictured right), and five others. The 7th Circuit US Court
of Appeals upheld a ruling, Friday, denying the suit filed by
Collins' family due to the legal protections inherent in Federal
ICG is extending on-board global telephone and Wi-Fi
communication capabilities to any size aircraft, including small,
owner-flown single engine models, by introducing an affordable,
single channel ICG NxtLink Series CIS-100 transceiver.
The Navy Air and Missile Defense Command (NAMDC) was established
April 30 in a ceremony at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va.
Commanded by Rear Adm. Alan B. "Brad" Hicks, NAMDC is the lead
organization for Navy, joint and combined Integrated Air and
Missile Defense (IAMD).
The Mexican air force foreign liaison officer stationed at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio presented National Museum
of the U.S. Air Force officials with World War II artifacts
representing the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron April 29.
Fog that forms as warmer, moist air moves over a cold ground.
The air is cooled to saturation by the loss of heat to the cold
ground. Unlike radiation fog, advection fog may form under cloudy
skies and with moderate to strong winds. Initial stability is
relatively unimportant since low level cooling makes the air
unstable near the ground.
Aero-Linx: NASA Shuttle Main
The main page for information on NASA's Space Shuttle program
contains facts and photos from the current missions as well as
every historic shuttle mission (which are available in the
archives). Since the Shuttles are getting ready to fly their last
year, don't miss a chance to keep up with the historic end of this
amazing space vehicle's program.
"If he had made the runway, he would have landed a lot
harder than he did by impacting with those Sani-Cans and the wood
pile... It probably saved his life, I would think."
Source: Pierce County Sgt. Mike Blair,
discussing the bizarre circumstances of a C182 forced landing that
ultimately put the powerless aircraft upside down and on top of a
number of porta-potties... and, yes, the pilot walked
away from the crash.