Wingtip Grazes Water, But Pilot Matt Hall Recovers
Folks... I really don't know that it gets closer than this...
but you gotta wonder what kind of rabbit's foot Australia’s
Matt Hall is carrying around. Matt, you see, had a scare during the
first Qualifying session at the Red Bull Air Race in Windsor
Ontario, Saturday, when his plane touched the surface of the
Successful Liftoff Signals Spectacular Start To Grueling Test
Friday, June 4th, 2010, is a not a day that ANN and Aero-TV are
likely to forget... after an early morning flight down in our
Cirrus to prep for our launch coverage and a long hot day of great
expectations, SpaceX mighty Falcon 9 roared to life at 1445 and
entered the history books.
In Other News There Was, Indeed, A Qualifying Race
Somewhat overshadowed by Matt Hall's close call with the Detroit
River, Britain's Nigel Lamb won the first Qualifying point of his
career on Saturday by posting the fastest time in Windsor, Ontario,
ahead of Sunday's fourth race of the 2010 season. Britain's Paul
Bonhomme was second with Hannes Arch of Austria third in front of a
crowd of 48,000 spectators.
One More Reason As To Why They Call It Flight TESTING
A new RV-9A, still in Phase 1 flight testing,
wound up damaged after its ECi O-320 packed up in flight and turned
the RV into a glider with only a little warning. Unfortunately, the
bird didn't quite make it back to the runway and nosed over after
touchdown, doing significant damage to the new aircraft.
Space Center Houston Targets Acquisition of Retired Space
Houston area business leaders and philanthropists are chatting
up their desire to ensure that the NASA Johnson Space Center
provides a permanent home for one of three retiring space shuttles
at the city’s 'Space Center Houston.'
Number Of People Saved By The System Stands At 250
BRS Aerospace ("Ballistic Recovery Systems") of South St. Paul,
Minnesota has now documented 250 lives saved. Four people in a
Cirrus SR20 SRV G3 single-engine aircraft were uninjured after
deploying their BRS-equipped ballistic emergency parachute over
unlandable rocky terrain in southern Norway.
U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules In Favor Of US Airways
Pilots’ Union Over Former America West Pilots
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed the
decision of a lower federal court that had found the US Airline
Pilots Association (USAPA) liable in a Duty of Fair Representation
lawsuit. This decision allows USAPA to freely bargain for the terms
of its seniority integration.
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circular motion. An object’s angular momentum cannot change
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"I felt I was having a fairly good run... I might
have skipped twice on the water. It’s a very disappointing
result for me. It’s the motor racing equivalent of touching
Source: Australia’s Matt Hall, one
of the red Bull Air race pilots... who had the bad luck to
make contact with the water of the Detroit River in a Qualifying
run, Saturday. Matt's OK and his bird is repairable... but
this is about as close as it gets in the fate department.