Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts ended a
14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with a 5:53 p.m. PDT
landing Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California (which
sounded great where I was sitting near Ventura Beach--E-I-C).
Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's second C-17
Globemaster III during a ceremony on Thursday at the
company's C-17 final assembly facility in Long Beach, completing
Qatar's initial order for the world's most advanced airlifter.
NASA's Deep Space Communications Network Continued Working
Through A Difficult Weekend
As the flames of the raging brush fire dubbed the Station Fire
threatened the northern edge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on
Saturday, Aug. 29, the managers of NASA's Deep Space Network
prepared for the worst.
Contract For Air Force Crew Member Training Extended
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced Friday that the U.S. Air
Force will be extending its contract with Atlas Air, Inc. for the
flight training of Air Force pilots and flight engineers who fly
the VC-25, also known as Air Force One, and the E-4B National
Airborne Operations Center through 2010.
Amelia Earhart Exhibit Extended Through Mid-November
Bill Meixner, Air Racing Historian, will be sharing the history
of Amelia Earhart and other women pilots in the air races at the
International Women's Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, Ohio on
Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm.
New Air Ambulances Part Of A Reported $16.5 Million
Carolinas HealthCare System, which owns, leases, or manages 25
hospitals in North and South Carolina, is planning to spend $16.5
million to upgrade its fleet of air ambulances with three new
Eurocopter EC135's. The aircraft will be outfitted for medical
missions as part of the upgrade.
Barbara Robinson 53, Frank Robinson’s wife and a former
vice president of Robinson Helicopter Company, passed away on
August 13th after a 12 year battle with breast cancer Barbara began
at Robinson Helicopter in 1978.
In an uncontested hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York
Thursday, Frontier Airlines' plan to emerge from Chapter 11
bankruptcy was approved, clearing the way for its acquisition by
Republic Airways Holdings.
significant meteorological information (SIGMET/WS), convective
significant meteorological information (convective SIGMET/WST),
urgent pilot weather reports (urgent PIREP/UUA), center weather
advisories (CWA), airmen's meteorological information (AIRMET/WA)
and any other weather...
Aero-Linx: The Ninety-Nines,
Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support
and advancement of aviation, The Ninety-Nines Organization of Women
Pilots has continued and expanded that mission....
"Disney's toy astronaut Buzz Lightyear also returned
from the space station aboard Discovery. He flew to the station in
May 2008 on shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission and served as the
longest tenured 'crew member' in space. While on the station, Buzz
supported NASA's education outreach by creating a series of online
educational outreach programs."